So after the last PI patch (which I fiddled with, but ultimately left to rot on some planet somewhere in Vylade), the mission agents in hub systems now routinely send bears out to adjacent systems to kill more poor rats. A ninja by the name of Clantyn suggested to me that Agrallarier was a now used adjacent system that could be used for ninja staging.
Since it’s only one jump away from the JerkHome of Dodixie, I happily threw my Orca into gear and bounced into system.
A while later, Clantyn got aggro from a Typhoon. My rep ship wasn’t around, so all I could do was watch as the Phoon died a quick death to Clantyn’s Hurricane.
But this wasn’t my fight, and all I could do is watch.
However, an hour or two later, things changed. Clantyn managed to get a Dominix to shoot him, but on return with his cane found empty space. Missionrunners do this a fair bit – shoot at the ninja, and then leave the site immediately. However, this missioner was a little more daft than some, and apparently had gone to fit for PvP. This is when one of our more well known ninja friends decided to come help with the situation. Since this particular ninja prefers to maintain anonymous for repeat gank later, he has chosen the name “**** *****”, which will be used from here on.
**** ***** did some social engineering akin to what I did on a much earlier Abaddon gank with Khalia, which I also blogged. Here is his chat prior to being fleeted with our missioner target:
[ 2010.07.13 02:57:56 ] **** ***** > english?
?[ 2010.07.13 02:57:59 ] Kalumleiba12 > Hello
?[ 2010.07.13 02:58:01 ] Kalumleiba12 > yeah
?[ 2010.07.13 02:58:01 ] **** ***** > 🙂
?[ 2010.07.13 02:58:10 ] **** ***** > I’ve been trying to get aggro on those pukes for 3h
?[ 2010.07.13 02:58:24 ] Kalumleiba12 > which the cane?
?[ 2010.07.13 02:58:37 ] **** ***** > yes, and buddy
?[ 2010.07.13 02:58:43 ] Kalumleiba12 > i was about to go kill him just logging on my alt to bring my my neuts
?[ 2010.07.13 02:58:50 ] Kalumleiba12 > you gonna rep me?
?[ 2010.07.13 02:58:55 ] **** ***** > I can
?[ 2010.07.13 02:58:55 ] Kalumleiba12 > Yeah
?[ 2010.07.13 02:59:04 ] Kalumleiba12 > im ex interimo pilot
?[ 2010.07.13 02:59:28 ] **** ***** > name rings a bell.. .but I’m fuzzy on memory
?[ 2010.07.13 02:59:34 ] **** ***** > interimo I mean
?[ 2010.07.13 02:59:49 ] **** ***** > ah. [rovs
?[ 2010.07.13 02:59:52 ] **** ***** > privs*
?[ 2010.07.13 02:59:57 ] Kalumleiba12 > i did a pvp run with you guys against carthage
?[ 2010.07.13 03:00:03 ] **** ***** > 🙂
?[ 2010.07.13 03:00:11 ] **** ***** > those were fun days past…
?[ 2010.07.13 03:00:12 ] **** ***** > 🙁
?[ 2010.07.13 03:00:47 ] Kalumleiba12 > well wont mind if you get agro from them
?[ 2010.07.13 03:01:11 ] **** ***** > cane, osprey, exeq on undock
?[ 2010.07.13 03:01:36 ] **** ***** > x?
?[ 2010.07.13 03:01:45 ] **** ***** > ospry and exeq now
?[ 2010.07.13 03:01:47 ] Kalumleiba12 > thats what they havve?
?[ 2010.07.13 03:02:07 ] **** ***** > and a cane
?[ 2010.07.13 03:02:11 ] **** ***** > just ospry out here now
?[ 2010.07.13 03:02:33 ] Kalumleiba12 > k lemme just bring my alts neut rep domi here aswell
?[ 2010.07.13 03:03:20 ] **** ***** > I’m after captain charismatic
?[ 2010.07.13 03:03:23 ] **** ***** > specifically
?[ 2010.07.13 03:04:52 ] **** ***** > how is aggro timer?
?[ 2010.07.13 03:04:57 ] **** ***** > or are they renewing?
?[ 2010.07.13 03:05:09 ] Kalumleiba12 > kk we kill all as they intepted me in a mission to get back money to join back interimo and im quite pissed
?[ 2010.07.13 03:05:24 ] Kalumleiba12 > yeah 6 mins left ill undock before it runs
?[ 2010.07.13 03:06:51 ] Kalumleiba12 > my alt one jump away
?[ 2010.07.13 03:07:02 ] Kalumleiba12 > im undocking to renew timer you there to rep me incass?
?[ 2010.07.13 03:07:20 ] **** ***** > undock is clear
?[ 2010.07.13 03:07:34 ] **** ***** > and yeah, but not in fleet, so can’t go w/ you unless it’s a belt or something
As you can see, our friend **** ***** lulled our target into thinking that he would in fact remote rep HIM, and not US. Since I wanted aggro to bring in my Raven, he also got our target to think of me as primary.
This is their fleet chat:
?[ 2010.07.13 03:12:09 ] **** ***** > your call on where we fight.
?[ 2010.07.13 03:12:20 ] **** ***** > if you were in the merc game you know the station games as well as I do though.
?[ 2010.07.13 03:12:43 ] Kalumleiba12 > yeah
?[ 2010.07.13 03:12:47 ] Kalumleiba12 > i knew he had buddys
?[ 2010.07.13 03:13:01 ] Kalumleiba12 > i sat outside just to agro him on purpose
?[ 2010.07.13 03:13:09 ] **** ***** > 🙂
?[ 2010.07.13 03:13:12 ] Kalumleiba12 > i knew his game fromt he beginnning when he took my can
?[ 2010.07.13 03:13:19 ] **** ***** > 10min on him able to shoot me at the moment
?[ 2010.07.13 03:15:14 ] Kalumleiba12 > you wanna go to my mission?
?[ 2010.07.13 03:15:23 ] **** ***** > I know SN in the area, don’t know these guys
?[ 2010.07.13 03:15:25 ] Kalumleiba12 > ill engage him first
?[ 2010.07.13 03:15:30 ] Kalumleiba12 > yeah
?[ 2010.07.13 03:15:39 ] Kalumleiba12 > i agree must have backup i beleive
?[ 2010.07.13 03:15:39 ] **** ***** > still have aggro?
?[ 2010.07.13 03:15:50 ] **** ***** > I can handle the RR if it’s just them
?[ 2010.07.13 03:16:10 ] **** ***** > is this your alt then?
?[ 2010.07.13 03:16:50 ] Kalumleiba12 > no my alt is arriving now
?[ 2010.07.13 03:17:03 ] **** ***** > 4 vs 2 should help 🙂
?[ 2010.07.13 03:17:05 ] Kalumleiba12 > yeah in fleet he is sorry
?[ 2010.07.13 03:17:31 ] **** ***** > sorry, that was confusing
?[ 2010.07.13 03:17:40 ] **** ***** > dremond is or isn’t your alt
?[ 2010.07.13 03:19:08 ] Kalumleiba12 > he is
?[ 2010.07.13 03:19:24 ] Kalumleiba12 > im just fitting the neuts on now
?[ 2010.07.13 03:19:31 ] **** ***** > ok. 4 min on my timer, but don’t bother waiting. I’ll go red to them as soon as I land/rep you anyway
?[ 2010.07.13 03:22:14 ] **** ***** > I just hope they shoot the RR…
?[ 2010.07.13 03:23:05 ] Kalumleiba12 > dyeah
?[ 2010.07.13 03:23:33 ] Kalumleiba12 > x would be the signal
?[ 2010.07.13 03:24:13 ] **** ***** > k
?[ 2010.07.13 03:25:29 ] Kalumleiba12 > goign to mission
?[ 2010.07.13 03:25:56 ] **** ***** > just X when I need to warp
?[ 2010.07.13 03:27:20 ] **** ***** > he’s warped
?[ 2010.07.13 03:27:22 ] **** ***** > get ready
?[ 2010.07.13 03:27:24 ] **** ***** > !
At this point, I was ready with my SURPRISE! ARMOR REP! Osprey at the system sun, and another ninja friend Kel’airy was ready with a repping Exqueror, Clant was in mission with his Hurricane, and our friend **** ***** was warping in with our target, ready to assist us instead.
Clantyn barked in fleet chat that he had Kalumleiba12 (the target) pointed. I came in with my Osprey, and started repping. Kalumleiba12 apparently primaried me, and I got scrammed, and my Osprey went up in a ball of flames. A moment of silence for Hero Osprey, which had survived numerous encounters with 10% structure or so remaining after each one.
I quickly warped my pod out, and off to Dixie, for NinjaRaven, all the while screaming at Clant to forget neuts and just keep his bloody point on him till I could return. Back in dixie, I swapped for the Raven and undocked, jumping back into Agrall. As I warped to Clant, I remembered a Ninja Chat Channel request for my next gank, and started playing the Top Gun theme. 🙂
I landed 2km from the target and his remote repping alt Domi’s, locked, and engaged both heavy neuts, my point, and started lobbing Faction torps at Kalumleiba12. Screw his remote reps, Clant, myself, and Kel, who had been shot as well, and had returned in a Megathron, were going to power right through it.
All of a sudden, I started taking major hits. Apparently, Kalumleiba12 had primaried me once again as my Raven landed, and started lobbing everything he had at me. After a minute or two, my Raven’s shields dropped. Uh-oh. Here is an excerpt from fleet chat:
?[ 2010.07.13 03:35:18 ] Clantyn > out of cap boosters
?[ 2010.07.13 03:35:20 ] **** ***** > 1 in the osprey wreck
?[ 2010.07.13 03:35:27 ] Captain Charismatic > Just keep him fucking pointed
?[ 2010.07.13 03:35:33 ] Captain Charismatic > Till I get there
?[ 2010.07.13 03:35:38 ] Captain Charismatic > warping to agral gate
?[ 2010.07.13 03:35:47 ] **** ***** > exeq is next
?[ 2010.07.13 03:35:50 ] **** ***** > watch out
?[ 2010.07.13 03:36:06 ] Captain Charismatic > Just point him, for the love of god
?[ 2010.07.13 03:36:31 ] Clantyn > going to lose it soon
?[ 2010.07.13 03:36:32 ] Captain Charismatic > Warping to you
?[ 2010.07.13 03:36:36 ] **** ***** > get here captain
?[ 2010.07.13 03:36:36 ] Captain Charismatic > Few more secs
?[ 2010.07.13 03:36:37 ] **** ***** > hurry
?[ 2010.07.13 03:36:39 ] Captain Charismatic > fuck
?[ 2010.07.13 03:36:45 ] Captain Charismatic > turn off neuts
?[ 2010.07.13 03:36:49 ] Captain Charismatic > just keep point alive
?[ 2010.07.13 03:36:51 ] Captain Charismatic > IN WARP
?[ 2010.07.13 03:37:04 ] **** ***** > point is most important clant
?[ 2010.07.13 03:37:23 ] Clantyn > got the point
?[ 2010.07.13 03:37:27 ] Clantyn > get him pointed now!
?[ 2010.07.13 03:37:31 ] Captain Charismatic > Locking 🙂
?[ 2010.07.13 03:37:42 ] Captain Charismatic > 1200dmg
?[ 2010.07.13 03:37:53 ] Captain Charismatic > Proceeding to wtfpwn
?[ 2010.07.13 03:38:01 ] Captain Charismatic > BRING YOUR DPS
?[ 2010.07.13 03:38:06 ] **** ***** > point his alt
?[ 2010.07.13 03:38:24 ] Captain Charismatic > Might need reps
?[ 2010.07.13 03:38:24 ] **** ***** > I stopped repping him
?[ 2010.07.13 03:38:43 ] Captain Charismatic > hope someone has shield
?[ 2010.07.13 03:38:49 ] Kybernis > I’ve get rep
?[ 2010.07.13 03:38:54 ] Kybernis > .but for shield
?[ 2010.07.13 03:38:59 ] Clantyn > captain invite kuroi hoshi when you can
?[ 2010.07.13 03:38:59 ] Captain Charismatic > good
?[ 2010.07.13 03:39:01 ] Kybernis > sorry armor rep
?[ 2010.07.13 03:39:03 ] Captain Charismatic > I am shield
?[ 2010.07.13 03:39:08 ] Captain Charismatic > Shit
?[ 2010.07.13 03:39:16 ] Captain Charismatic > We’re breaking him
?[ 2010.07.13 03:39:29 ] Clantyn > got desmond pointed
?[ 2010.07.13 03:39:31 ] Clantyn > and webbed
?[ 2010.07.13 03:39:38 ] Captain Charismatic > I need shield reps
?[ 2010.07.13 03:39:46 ] Captain Charismatic > preferably of the soon variety
?[ 2010.07.13 03:40:12 ] Clantyn > if you can invite kuroi hoshi that would be good
?[ 2010.07.13 03:40:13 ] **** ***** > got the alt pointed?
?[ 2010.07.13 03:40:17 ] Clantyn > he is bringing more armor rep
?[ 2010.07.13 03:40:18 ] Clantyn > yes
?[ 2010.07.13 03:40:22 ] Clantyn > and webbed
?[ 2010.07.13 03:40:39 ] Captain Charismatic > Need reps right now
?[ 2010.07.13 03:40:40 ] **** ***** > tried to get hm to shoot me
?[ 2010.07.13 03:40:54 ] **** ***** > on it
?[ 2010.07.13 03:41:11 ] Clantyn > bringing the neut back on
?[ 2010.07.13 03:41:11 ] Captain Charismatic > I’m scrammed
?[ 2010.07.13 03:41:21 ] Captain Charismatic > FUCKING REP ME
?[ 2010.07.13 03:41:34 ] **** ***** > I am
?[ 2010.07.13 03:41:49 ] Clantyn > invite kuroi hoshi captain
?[ 2010.07.13 03:41:54 ] **** ***** > kill him
?[ 2010.07.13 03:41:54 ] Clantyn > he can armor rep, corpmate
?[ 2010.07.13 03:41:59 ] **** ***** > get the alt
?[ 2010.07.13 03:42:08 ] Captain Charismatic > ALT POINTED
?[ 2010.07.13 03:42:16 ] Clantyn > oh I’ve had him
?[ 2010.07.13 03:42:21 ] Clantyn > thats why he didn’t ;eave
At this point, I had taken massive dammage, and was into structure. But not to fear, **** ***** came to my rescue, Kel too. Both of them poured every rep they had onto my Raven, and amazingly, kept it from dying, despite its tank being completely obliterated. As my armor surged back to full, Kalumleiba12’s Dominix exploded. After which I turned my attention to the remote repper Domi, which fell like a pile of rocks.
Warping back to the nearest station, I saw this.
That’s not good. 😛 A Raven without a shield may as well be dead. 🙂 Talking after the fight ensued:
Clantyn > yeah you were red until I got repped by you though
?[ 2010.07.13 03:52:35 ] Captain Charismatic > he was still red to me
?[ 2010.07.13 03:52:45 ] Clantyn > yeah but did he rep you?
?[ 2010.07.13 03:52:45 ] Captain Charismatic > Like 4 blinky red things when I warped lol
?[ 2010.07.13 03:52:49 ] Captain Charismatic > Yes
?[ 2010.07.13 03:52:56 ] Captain Charismatic > My raven woulda driggin died if he hadn’t
?[ 2010.07.13 03:53:04 ] **** ***** > hell
?[ 2010.07.13 03:53:15 ] **** ***** > I overheated 2x reps and had 5 heavy armor bots on you
?[ 2010.07.13 03:53:20 ] Captain Charismatic > Really?
?[ 2010.07.13 03:53:21 ] Kel’airy > these aggro shennanigans are insane
?[ 2010.07.13 03:53:28 ] Captain Charismatic > Overheating probably saved me man
?[ 2010.07.13 03:53:31 ] Captain Charismatic > Thank you. 😛
?[ 2010.07.13 03:53:34 ] Kel’airy > I put my 4 mediums on you
?[ 2010.07.13 03:53:47 ] Captain Charismatic > I recall this:Captain Charismatic > FUCKING REP ME
?[ 2010.07.13 03:53:59 ] Kel’airy > armor tanking raven
?[ 2010.07.13 03:54:03 ] Captain Charismatic > 😛
?[ 2010.07.13 03:54:05 ] Captain Charismatic > Apparently
?[ 2010.07.13 03:54:10 ] BM Dublyoo > ?
?[ 2010.07.13 03:54:14 ] BM Dublyoo > did i miss something?
So all in all, a pretty epic night. I got on two killmails, and my Raven did not die, thanks to our anonymous friends’ hero reps. 😛
Sadly, my Osprey did, but it was all in good faith, as I got my revenge. At least Kalumleiba12 can tell his corpies that he killed something before having to explain how he lost two Domis’ in a fight he came ?prepared? for.
As an addendum to this, Clantyn managed to get a convo with the missionrunner the next morning. Apparently, he came back to finish his mission, and Clantyn, in true ninja fashion, looted everything. But, the mr had learned, and gave no aggro. Here is the chat log, good bits are bolded. Though it is a tad long:
[ 2010.07.13 14:07:55 ] Kalumleiba12 > good morning
[ 2010.07.13 14:07:56 ] Clantyn > [14:07:19] Doctor LaserBoars > tell him I think he’s a shitcunt
[ 2010.07.13 14:08:09 ] Kalumleiba12 > whos doctor laseroars?
[ 2010.07.13 14:08:27 ] Clantyn > someone who doesn’t like your new ship’s name
[ 2010.07.13 14:08:38 ] Kalumleiba12 > deathnote?
[ 2010.07.13 14:08:41 ] Kalumleiba12 > lol
[ 2010.07.13 14:08:44 ] Clantyn > yep yep
[ 2010.07.13 14:08:48 ] Kalumleiba12 > oh okay
[ 2010.07.13 14:09:06 ] Kalumleiba12 > enjoyed the figt last night btw
[ 2010.07.13 14:09:12 ] Kalumleiba12 > good teamwork
[ 2010.07.13 14:09:27 ] Kalumleiba12 > reps got me anoyed
[ 2010.07.13 14:10:11 ] Clantyn > I did too
[ 2010.07.13 14:10:34 ] Clantyn > eh plate neuted domis don’t work well against all out dps
[ 2010.07.13 14:10:43 ] Kalumleiba12 > yeah
[ 2010.07.13 14:10:47 ] Clantyn > you had to depend on drones that I smashed
[ 2010.07.13 14:10:48 ] Kalumleiba12 > but the raven
[ 2010.07.13 14:10:57 ] Kalumleiba12 > yeah
[ 2010.07.13 14:11:16 ] Kalumleiba12 > the raven would have died if i got my firend drones on him earlier
[ 2010.07.13 14:11:20 ] Kalumleiba12 > acted a bit too late
[ 2010.07.13 14:11:30 ] Clantyn > maybe I was killing his drones too
[ 2010.07.13 14:11:45 ] Kalumleiba12 > yeah
[ 2010.07.13 14:11:51 ] Clantyn > even if you had killed the raven, it wouldn’t have been a favorable rate of exchange for you
[ 2010.07.13 14:13:23 ] Clantyn > it was hillarious to watch both of your ships go BOOM
[ 2010.07.13 14:14:18 ] Kalumleiba12 > hmm
[ 2010.07.13 14:14:19 ] Clantyn > you shot and talked shit, that gets you killed
[ 2010.07.13 14:14:31 ] Kalumleiba12 > i didnt mind actually
[ 2010.07.13 14:14:39 ] Kalumleiba12 > as i have beent here with the ninja
[ 2010.07.13 14:14:46 ] Kalumleiba12 > and hopeing for them to fireback
[ 2010.07.13 14:14:57 ] Kalumleiba12 > i was just a bit thirsty
[ 2010.07.13 14:15:07 ] Clantyn > one should learn to control such urges
[ 2010.07.13 14:15:19 ] Kalumleiba12 > been in privs interimo etc losing dont really hurt me tbh
[ 2010.07.13 14:15:22 ] Kalumleiba12 > i agree
[ 2010.07.13 14:15:26 ] Kalumleiba12 > a bad habit i have
[ 2010.07.13 14:25:59 ] Clantyn > Hope you enjoyed your stay in Agrallarier. Do come back. 😀
[ 2010.07.13 14:26:10 ] Kalumleiba12 > lol
[ 2010.07.13 14:26:17 ] Kalumleiba12 > ill try too
[ 2010.07.13 14:26:23 ] Kalumleiba12 > your presence may repel me
[ 2010.07.13 14:34:38 ] Kalumleiba12 > onyl reason i was going to stay on station last night
[ 2010.07.13 14:34:44 ] Kalumleiba12 > was because i knew all of your reppers
[ 2010.07.13 14:34:49 ] Kalumleiba12 > your out of corp reppers
[ 2010.07.13 14:35:25 ] Clantyn > I actually had more on tap if I needed them
[ 2010.07.13 14:35:34 ] Kalumleiba12 > lol
[ 2010.07.13 14:35:40 ] Kalumleiba12 > i expected
[ 2010.07.13 14:36:06 ] Clantyn > I’m the oddity of my corp in that they mostly prefer can flipping and straight war decs and I crash missions
[ 2010.07.13 14:36:08 ] Kalumleiba12 > because i knew you wotn of be such brave to engage me in a lonely cane
[ 2010.07.13 14:36:14 ] Kalumleiba12 > it would have gone down quick
[ 2010.07.13 14:36:22 ] Clantyn > i’ve killed a domi 1v1 before in that same cane
[ 2010.07.13 14:51:49 ] Kalumleiba12 > one ship i hate
[ 2010.07.13 14:51:53 ] Kalumleiba12 > is the harbinger
[ 2010.07.13 14:52:16 ] Clantyn > eh I killed one yesterday
[ 2010.07.13 14:52:20 ] Clantyn > was flown well too
[ 2010.07.13 14:52:53 ] Kalumleiba12 > only reason i hate them
[ 2010.07.13 14:53:08 ] Kalumleiba12 > is because iv lost 4 istars to harbs alone
[ 2010.07.13 14:53:15 ] Kalumleiba12 > but beause they had help
[ 2010.07.13 14:53:17 ] Kalumleiba12 > always
[ 2010.07.13 14:55:18 ] Clantyn > well yeah
[ 2010.07.13 14:55:35 ] Clantyn > that was the first hard lesson I learned in this game, people always have help, plan on it
[ 2010.07.13 14:55:51 ] Kalumleiba12 > yeah
[ 2010.07.13 14:56:49 ] Kalumleiba12 > even tho i know that
[ 2010.07.13 14:57:05 ] Kalumleiba12 > i still get thirsty and still engagewhihc is a bad habit i must stop