Monday, 6 September 2010

Noobs, stupid moves and sad news.

Ok so which one shall we start with...

Lets start with the sad news.

We still have friends within the ranks of The Guristas Associates and the sad news came via them last night.

Gilg sent out a EvE mail to the Associates saying that The Black Rabbits Academy would be closing as of 7th September 2010 after downtime.
The news came as a bit of a shock if I am honest to all in Fla5hy Red. Alot of the membership of our new corp put alot of time and effort into building TBRA into the best pirate training corp in EvE and we are all sad to see it go.

The offer has been opened for any member of TBRA, regardless of SP to join TBR proper so at least that is something.

Next we will talk about my stupid move.

Now as regular readers of this blog will know I have been training all out for a Phobos. Well last week I finally finished all the skills needed and took my phobos out for a test spin and got on some kills as the role of a Gatecamp fast lock. Nice.

Yesterday a few members of Flashy Red went up to Ikoskio for a bit of a roam/GC and got a couple of kills, then a large FW fleet came through so we started home.

I lagged behind slightly and hit a gate at the same time as a Raptor Interceptor. I jumped through after him and got point and thought I could kill it before his friends showed up.

I was wrong and here is the KM. Ouch.

However I never fly what I can't afford to lose so it will be replaced shortly. It's useful to have in my hanger at any rate.

Now lets talk about Noobs.

Flashy Red (+1 honourary Python member) yesterday took out a good little fleet, T1 and T2 cruisers were the order of the day and after heading to Abune and chasing a Hurricane around we turned for home with no kills and no loses. We did engage 3 frigs in a plex but they were quick and got out of our range.

On the way home we have to pass very close to Tama and itching for a fight we decided it would be a good place to stick our nose in.

In we go and start moving around looking for some thing to kill. Top belt was active with the same gang of frig we had engaged earlier but they didn't hang around long once we were there. then a couple of Cynabals came in and ran away. Shame.

Atfter a couple of minutes we scanned a Drake down in 6-2 belt and expecting a trap all the way we warped in pointed and pounded on him. nothing on scan, nno help was coming.

A lone Drake in a belt in Tama? Ok... Fair enough and thats a kill for us then!

So we go back to a safe and keep scanning around. Our cloaky running around blets and planets a#for targets.

Then we get this in local.

[ 2010.09.05 22:05:09 ] Mr NITREX > can i join a fleet?

Now what would you do if you were a pirate and a 2 month old char asks to join a fleet? Well you would do what we did.

Invite to fleet and he accepts and our cloaky gets nice and close to him and then warps him to the rest of the fleet, and man are we happy when we find out he is flying a Drake!

We motor towards him careful not to lock him till we are in point range, just incase we scare him off.

Once we are all firing I have to admit to feeling a bit sorry for the poor git. I hear a number of other people in vent also saying the same sort of thing. However even as I am saying we should ransom him or stop firing I never stopped my guns lol.

Here is the fleet chat log for the above.

[ 2010.09.05 22:05:49 ] Mr NITREX > thanx
[ 2010.09.05 22:06:11 ] Mr NITREX > where should i come?
[ 2010.09.05 22:06:32 ] Crimson Violet > warp to death fangs
[ 2010.09.05 22:06:57 ] Death Fangs > x
[ 2010.09.05 22:07:19 ] Mr NITREX > coming
[ 2010.09.05 22:07:55 ] Mr NITREX > hey
[ 2010.09.05 22:07:57 ] Mr NITREX > people
[ 2010.09.05 22:07:59 ] Mr NITREX > stop
[ 2010.09.05 22:08:11 ] Crimson Violet > yarrr
[ 2010.09.05 22:08:13 ] Mr NITREX > plz
[ 2010.09.05 22:08:16 ] Mr NITREX > plz
[ 2010.09.05 22:08:19 ] Mr NITREX > i beg u
[ 2010.09.05 22:08:22 ] Mr NITREX > dont kill me
[ 2010.09.05 22:08:23 ] Death Fangs > never accept fleet invite
[ 2010.09.05 22:08:33 ] Mr NITREX > plz let me go
[ 2010.09.05 22:08:51 ] Death Fangs > tks for the loot
[ 2010.09.05 22:09:36 ] Piscis > guys do not feel sorrow
[ 2010.09.05 22:09:39 ] Piscis > be amused
[ 2010.09.05 22:09:41 ] Mail Lite > We don't
[ 2010.09.05 22:09:42 ] The BlackDog > lol
[ 2010.09.05 22:09:43 ] Otto Jarvis > i am
[ 2010.09.05 22:09:44 ] Mail Lite > lol
[ 2010.09.05 22:09:51 ] Piscis > :)
[ 2010.09.05 22:09:52 ] The BlackDog > i'll deal with my demons

And the local:

[ 2010.09.05 22:09:08 ] Mr Kha > a swift lesson in betrayal my young padawan
[ 2010.09.05 22:09:08 ] Mail Lite > Lesson for you, don't join fleets with pirates....
[ 2010.09.05 22:09:52 ] Paul Ofthewolves > sith!
[ 2010.09.05 22:12:10 ] Mail Lite > nope FLA5HY RED (+ honourary The Python Cartel)

So we continue to hang around and see another noob in another Drake (are they giving them away somewhere?) and after chasing him through 3 belts we give up and send him a fleet invite... And he accepts.

He's on station so we send our cloaky in to warp him to us. Alas, as we get ready he docks and drops fleet. Maybe not so stupid then? We will never know.

Of course by now we have been in system to long and a group has come in with the express notion to kill us. We try and take them on and have a Harby in structure before we GTFO. In the end we lost a Thorax, Omen and Rupture. Good fun was had by all.

Ok the last thing I need to do is plug a friends blog. Go read it. Angelina is an old TGA member and a great writer.

Fly Dangerous and watch for that FLA5HY RED!

Mail o/


  1. Personally, I loved the "pop into high-sec and scream "Yarr!!" at the newbs" tactic Mr. Kha used last night. I could see Hulks alignin' in the distance. :-)

    Sorry to hear about TBRA though. Any reason given? It was a fairly unique outfit.

  2. Yeah, why the demise of the academy?

    Perhaps you could start another academy, such as "Almost Fla5hy" or "Red OrBust"?

  3. I think it may have something to do with the fact alot of the TBRA leadership, membership and core people in the alliance itself took Gilgamesh (TGA alliance leader) at his word when he said 'It's my way or the highway'

    The leadership of TBRA, myself included, decided it was time to strike out on our own and set up 'Flashy Red' it has now snowballed to where Flashy Red, A 5 DAY old corp now has 39 active and good PVP'ers (and friends all) all defected from TBRA and TBR.

    I will say this tho, whatever you may here about the demise of TBRA know that Flashy Red members did everything we could to keep TGA afloat in hard times and that we left a really good foundation to build upon after we left.

    As to Flashy Red setting up a training corp. No I don't think we will go in that direction. All of us have been involved with TBRA and training in some ways, alot of the time putting that above what we really wanted to do.

    Now is our time. We are going to train the people we have in flashy Red, get them working like a unit at all times and make a name for ourselves, like Python, Hellfleet and the Bastards. They are the best in the Low Sec piracy game and we aim to compete directly with them in a very short time.


  4. you beat me to it mail. I decided to do a write-up on the fleet-invite kills as well, unfortunately i dont think you were there for the other two :(

    @ Latro

    what else is a pirate to do in his brief window of oppurtunity through high sec :)

  5. I'm shocked that you're shocked with the news from The Guristas Associates.

  6. guys, you are so pro, 3 or smth versus one noob! can you teach me how to pwn more noobs, because i wasn't beaten with wet towel when i was 3 yr. :D