Thursday, March 13, 2014

My Lucky Day

I've flown a freighter exactly once.

One day a few weeks ago I was plexing and had three faction frigates shot out from under me in about an hour and a half. And they weren't even close fights. It happens. So I thought to myself: This must be my lucky day. Let's try lo-sec hauling. 

I flew back to Dodixie and found the Iteron Vs to be a nice, cheap 2 million. Wow, I didn't know that. I thought the V was all leet or something. I fit it with shield tank (Couldn't fit a Large Shield Extender; 3 Mediums would have to do!) and Warp Core Stabs. I loaded it with half a billion ISK of faction ammo and a Firetail (gotta have something to get blown up once I get there, que non?).

It's 10 jumps to Nenn; we have a full shield tank and warp stabs, and half a billion ISK in cargo. We've never done this before. It's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses.

So I set a course and hit it! All went pretty well. The agility rigs seemed to be working alright and aligning me tolerably fast toward the next gate. There was even a three-man gate camp half an hour earlier that had conveniently disappeared for me. 

And then, in the middle of me aligning to warp to Nenn station, a pirate fleet landed on grid. They had at least 15 Wolf assault frigates with EWAR and logi support, all flashy red in my overview like Christmas morning. 

Phew. If I had come through a second and a half later...I shudder to think. 

Now if that ammo ever sells, that'll be another story. 


  1. The heart started beating a lot faster when they appear on the overview don't they :)

    I had a Goonswarm talos fleet land on the Kaap gate in Niarja as I'm starting to warp with a "more than I should have had" value of cargo. They jumped through by my BP went through the roof that day.

    1. No doubt.

      It has a lot to do with why I enjoy FW so much. I'm in a plex working the Dscan, and when someone appears, I get to do an instant assessment of whether I can take him and what kind of positioning/ammo I should be taking/loading to get ready.