Ok so Null Sec.
Never been here before, still getting used to warping from safe spots to gates rather than just straight to gate like you would in low sec and still getting used to feeling amazingly vulnerable in a frigate every time I jump through a gate! I need to kill me a few Sabre’s to feel better I think.
In my normal stomping grounds a Frigate is basically a free passage to anywhere you want to go. No one is going to get a lock on you before you can warp off. And if they do get a lock on you… well it’s because you FAIL! Null sec, not so much!
Didn’t get much play time last night as the other half wanted a night together (Misses + Happy = More EvE Time) but the little bit I did get was very interesting. I was docked in the station TGA was calling home and looking at my available ships, a Reaper and a Brutix. Not exactly an arsenal of destruction, so I decided I needed a frigate, something small and nippy that I can mess around with.
I searched the market and found a 0.0 trade hub 3 jumps down the pipe. Taking my Reaper I thought, fuck it, lets give this a go.
Nothing, not a soul until I got to my destination and even once I got there no one was on gate. 50 in local and none on gate! My lucky day!
I went over to the station, hitting scan as I go and realise I am about to land in the middle of a war. GOONS!
I had inadvertently just warped into the Goonwaffe taking a system in Syndicate! I had heard about Goons, written about Goons and laughed about Goons, but never actually met Goons.
Luckily they seemed focused on there task and completely ignored my little rookie frigate, probably more interested in the Aeon Super Capital they were guarding.
Docked and safe for the moment I bought a Merlin and the fittings, all readily available in the same station and for a reasonable price! Score!
I undocked, with still 30 odd in local, all Goons. Warped to the gate from station, luckily no bubbles and no one on gate yet again then went to the next gate. Then I had a heart attack, caught on a bubble with a Claw interceptor 6000m off me, not the best position to be in with a brand new Merlin. Luckily I think I caught the guy napping and managed to warp away before he got a lock on me.
In hindsight I could maybe have taken him. He wouldn’t be particularly well tanked, and I was sporting a web and scram along with a Medium Shield Extender II and tank rigs. But hey, hindsight is a beautiful thing.
I made it back to FD-MLJ and docked up for the night and when I get home this evening, I am planning on going out into the big bad beyond and trying to stir up some trouble.
I will let you know how it goes!
Fly dangerous o/