"L4 Missions" with Cutecumber Roll

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Post 2020.05.28 11:47

"L4 Missions" with Cutecumber Roll

This is a recurring event.

Over the past few weeks I have taken several kitchen sink mission fleets out to sov-null to run top tier COSMOS content. This has been a super interesting dive into abandoned lore and content as well as reasonably profitable. (one of our fleets came home with 500+million ISK of loot not counting bounty payouts for a 2 hour fleet with 5 people). I have had quite a bit of encouragement to keep running these and so I will try to keep putting them up on the calendar until people stop showing up.

So far we have been bringing Augurors + kitchen sink cruisers and BCs. We have also been lucky enough to have a BC with 2 or more boosts each time we have gone out which is a trend I would like to continue. I usually have a few random cruisers to pass out, or at least some ISKies to buy newbros their first Vexor or Auguror. If you would like to come along on these fleets and don't know what to expect, the doctrine is simple: keep it cheap, armour tank only, and you probably want a prop mod. If you don't have anything the BLAP Vexor or Auguror works fine. If you are flying a BC with a utility high slot you will probably be asked to put a boost on. The drekavac (especially if you do my favourite thing and put command processors on) works exceptionally well for this if you are not too concerned about losing it.

These missions are all once per character and if people keep showing up I plan to keep running these events until I can no longer pull any missions. I have 4 mission chains left for Caldari and an additional 10 or so for Amarr. I already have one other person who may be willing to pull Amarr when I run out, and if you have UNMODIFIED faction standings above 6.0 with any of the 4 major factions (or possibly with Blood Raiders, Serpentis, Guristas, or Angels) and would be willing to pull these sort of missions please feel free to contact me in game (Character Name: Cutecumber Roll or Cucumber Roll)

Next scheduled fleet: July 13 - 0100
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Arto Hagnar

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Post 2020.05.28 14:27

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I had a great time running that last one with you. Hope to jump in a few more with you as I see them show up on the calendar.
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Post 2020.05.30 17:52

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Sounds great! I'll be there if you dont mind a newbie with a Rupture :)
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Post 2020.07.15 02:00

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After Action Report (AAR) - Clean Clones L4 Mission /Fallen Comrades I & II -run by Cucumber Roll

Date / Time = 2020.07.15/ 00:55 (time of writting)
Mission Date / Time = 2020.07.13 / 01:30
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legend
FC = Fleet Command / FB = Fleet Boss / FS = Fleet Scout
(f) = freshman / (s) = sophomore / (g) = graduate / (a) = Alt / (o) = other
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***** Name / ** ( Role ) / ** Ship Type (Fitting)
01 - Cucumber Roll (FC) /
02 - Viktor Hochberg /
03 - Harakuri Prime /
04 - Rogue Ozran (a)/ Vedmak
05 - Thy Rons / T1 Vexor
06 - Shini Mateo / Augoror (Logi)
07 - Helgi Solamar / Gnosis
08 - Trisle Boirelle (FS)/
09 - Dawgen / T1 Vexor (Newbro - 2nd Day)
10 - JHAKKO JHAKKOBI (f)/ Vexor

Fleet was formed at Amygnon, Citadel 101, and Undocked at 1330. A few questions were asked/answered, the ship fits were checked and corrected. The route to the mission site was amended due to on-going incursion and/or war. Decided (by FC) on a route through Toure (7 jumps from AMY) to a WH entrance to exit into low-sec (I wish I had kept a better record of our route, but I failed on that count- so I continue without detailing a specific route). On exiting the WH we had another 14 jumps to the mission site (that would total to 24 jumps), but on our 10th gate (I think since I had lost count by then) our Forward Scout got ambushed and we were in a system with no other exits but to backtrack 6 or 7 jumps to get around the gate campers. The loss of our scout heightened my awareness to our surroundings (fantastic FC ’ing) a vote was taken, a decision made (elapsed mission time 0:45 mins) to provide an escort (to hi-sec) for those that opted out, the mission continued, another 20 jumps to get around the gate campers and to the mission site, it also allowed for the escort to rejoin the fleet. (Oh! did I say – we are now traveling hatless (no scout) – this method of travel is not the first, nor will it be the last but still, YIKES!

I am awash with thought at this time, the whole L4 mission was anticipated for 2 plus, maybe 3 hours total, we are into our 2nd Hour, the escort has rejoined, I lost my way twice and held-up progress unnecessarily, maybe that allowed for the escort to catch-up (yeah that’s it- I got lost to allow for him to catch-up …hahaha, no one would buy that scenario, once again, great FC ‘ing calm and cool “as a cucumber” he gets me back on track. Now we are in the northern territories … Yes! way, way up there in the boonies (I told you I got lost twice right, I really have no idea where we are). I follow the voice …

I am late getting to the mission site, 1st of 2 acceleration gates. I can hear them on comms, and there is the calm as a “cucumber” voice “Jhakko are you close by?” others are also talking on comms (excited chatter!) I am getting through the 2nd gate and I sail into a sea of “Red”…yes! there they are, I see the purple through the red haze, there is red everywhere (I have not been doing many missions so this is possibly "erroneous” but normal L4 missions will have 10-15 rats and that spawn twice more of another 10-15/each time.) Nah! Not here and now, no siree! We have ourselves a melee we were at one point outnumbered 8 to 1 maybe more, I think in this first area we gunned down 75 – 90 rats (but I think there were more, my senses were on overload). Great FC ‘ing once again and fantastic “logi” coverage, but my inexperience again made me panic unnecessarily, My shields are getting burned up (not really -cool as a cucumber has been watching over me), but here I am, warping out to cool down my shields, cool as a cucumber on comms “where are you going Jhakko?” (sheee… oops! I beg your pardon… cannot violate Uni terms of condition …lol) I am thinking to myself, what do you mean where am I going, “I am going to cool my shields” I tell him, once again cool as ever the FC comes over the comms, “nah come-on back Jhakko we got you covered, this is nothing you’re not going to die”. So, I get back in there (I keep thinking to myself you got an empty head and if you were to die you would be still in time for dinner, so get in there, but yeah! that never happened), I had to take the two warp gates back and there still is a sea of red, not as much but yeah, a sea of red. Phew! We kill off the last of ‘em, we collect the tags, turn them in, another decision time, we are into the 3rd hour of elapsed time. (this was to be a 3 hour at the most mission - I think I was the only “no” vote), The Tags get turned in the mission continues.

The discussion just prior to the vote was this second leg of the mission would be shorter and could be completed faster, so time-wise we could finish the 2nd leg in another 15-20 mins at most and get the third leg done in 10 mins, and make our way back home in another hour at most, just a bit over the 4 hours of elapsed time, little did we know the fun was just beginning.

Now keep in mind when I was loading up my Vexor at Citadel 101, I had 32k of charges for my 3x coil railguns and thinking it was too much offloaded most and brought along 3600 charges, that “my experience” told me was more than adequate. I also had 25 drones in the Vexor drone bay. I had 1200 charges and 23 drones left, that too weighed in on me, collectively we all were running low on ammo (well, almost all, I am not going to mention names but someone was better prepared than I … hehe) and nowhere to gather up more, we are in the boonies!

2nd leg warp-in, (Sheee… oops! there I go again), there are three groups of rats amidst an asteroid formation, a group of 10-15 in the center and two larger groups on each side (there might have had another group, I just did not see, my mind was going into a zone) a possible total of 50-60 rats. Within the first few minutes into the melee, we achieve the mission objective, in killing that tower, we also spawn another flight of rats, now there is this slew of red around us, a quick discussion to see if we could activate the warp gate (since we had achieved the mission objective) to get outta there, nope! no such luck, we gotta kill’em all and that was what we did. We caught the third spawn too, in my estimation 200 rats/drones total, they were wrapping themselves, scramming/webbing us with at least their drones, they really kept us on our toes, we did finish them off, got the tags and we head to the next gate.

3rd leg warp in – I am down to 40 charges/16 drones, even after conserving my guns and using the drones most of the time. This one was a breeze, just sailed in pew! pew! a bit and get to the warp-out gate and leaving the remaining rats we get out, all we have to do now is 14 jumps to the WH and another 7 jumps after the WH to get into hi-sec, I take a big breath. Elapsed time 3:55 hours, we still can get back home under 5 hours elapsed time. Yeah!

Another 30 - 40 mins and I can go have a belated dinner, my wife of 36 years, she knows me well enough, she had forsaken me and had hers already. We are still cautious, we have to get outta null-sec! no scout remember, so we are now anxious to get home and we are burning to the gates, jumping on contact, get to the WH. Yeah! one more jump and we will be at the WH to get us outta null into lo-sec.

There is a collective PHAAAAAR … QU! Yeah! That’s it you guessed it!, there is NO WH, it has disintegrated. Decision time once again, the FC once again was marvelous, 41 jump to get us to Amygnon most of which are thru null-sec and two sectors through Triglavian territory. Let's go! … burn burn burn, jump jump jump, we had a group of really smart people, today! They were thinking on their feet, (don’t ask for names I just can’t remember, and I do not want to mention a few names I remember and forget another, so don’t ask for names). They were checking on gate campers and a way to another WH to get us out, while still burning/jumping from gate to gate. BUBBLE ! with no one around or hiding/cloaked, “ok! Everyone burn through it!” there he was again, FC cool as a cucumber! Jump jump burn burn, a few more gates Stop! … “bubble in front of you Jhakko burn to the right and we can be on our way” (yeah! It's him again… cool as a cucumber!) … but what the heck do I know to burn right! And sharp as he was, he saw me burning at the bubble, and fleet warped us of the gate to a star/safe spot (note to self – learn to manual drive the ship) and came in from a different angle to the gate in order to avoid the bubble. Then there were those quick-thinking folk in our group, saved us jumping the remaining 15-18 jumps, and found a WH to get us into Hi-sec, 7 jumps from Amy, I docked up. I was exhausted. I said my thanks and my bye-byes! and called it a night.

Geeeze ! was this a roam or what!


Please Forgive me if there are any errors/lapses in my memory (this was exhilarating ... I am still on a high, 48 hours later)
I asked for and received additional information to complete this. (failed memory)


Pilot: Thy Rons said the following:-
ship: T1 Vexor

pros: large drone hold for DPS after ammo ran out. Good armor tank, never felt like I was going to lose the ship.
High DPS with rails.

cons: due to my lack of drone skills I had limited drone range and damage.

Thoughts: If I run these again I will bring a Thorax or Talos so I can have a bit better range and higher DPS. I’ll know to pack more ammo as well.

Thanks for the invite, I enjoyed the fleet {JJ's edit-Cucumber Roll is being thanked for the Invitation}


Pilot: Shini Mateo said the following:-
I enjoyed it, (JJ) I was your complementary logi Augoror/ named -Tasidar was real fun even for the travel issues.


Pilot: Helgi Solamar said the following
Hey JJ,
I ran in a boosting Gnosis


From: Rogue Nighn
Sent: 2020.07.15 01:14
To: JHAKKO JHAKKOBI,

I was running in a vedmak, I know we had two omens, two vexors, two augorers, a vedmak, and a gnosis at the end.

also if it helps i was on an out of corp toon, rogue ozran

hope this helps


AAR # JJ 2020.07/101
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Elm Paisley

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Post 2020.07.15 02:32

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Nice writeup Jhakko! Hope to see you on the next mission!
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Post 2020.07.15 05:25

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nice AAR. You make yourself sound too dissorganised and innefective though; you did a great job, as did the whole fleet. Every time we do these I tell myself next time I'll remember to take lots of screenshots but so far that hasn't happened. Sorry :(

One detail you missed i think is that the mission was named Fallen Comrades (1 of 2) & Fallen Comrades (2 of 2). Both were from Kakala Ikkawa in ZH3-BS - Pioneer's Sanctuary.

The following is the blurb I added to my own notes:

"guristas 2 part - mission 1, 1st room 2 waves, BS, Cruisers, Dessies, spawn based on proximity to wrecks - shitload of ehp to go through in both missions - first mission pretends to be blitzable but you must kill everything to loot the last of 5 cans - 2nd mission is partially blitzable. kill scrams and kill guard tower right above gate to unlock gate. fuckload of stuff spawns just take gate. 2nd room is kill everything. last room kill named rat and leave. no scrams in last room but lots of webs mostly from spider drones. very high dps in last room with spawns based on health of named rat. Last room contains siege sentry towers - do not sit still kill all webs"
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Post 2020.07.15 19:34

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Since the null COSMOS missions are practically undocumented it would be great if you collected info from them.
The agent names are basically the only thing we know.

For example the standing requirement 6.00 is not true for all of them (I know it is not true for one of them).

Copy pasting mission requirements and grabbing screenshots of all the pockets, waves (sort overview by icon) and mission debriefings makes it easier to later write the info down.

0100 is too late (too early?) for me so I can't come along.
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Post 2020.07.15 19:49

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Which one do you know has a different standings requirement?

We do know more than the agent names btw. I have had a brief mission guide for most but not all of these missions prior to accepting them.

Also, I have been running these at very inconsistent times. Not all have been at 0100. :)
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Post 2020.07.16 05:39

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Reqqa Bratesch for Amarr Empire. A friend did her missions with sub 6.00 standing.

Got link to that guide?
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Post 2020.07.21 19:46

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https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... 1504247925

I have quite a few additional notes about these in my personal copy of this sheet, but this is the best source of public info about these missions I could find.
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Post 2020.07.22 15:44

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I thought about this after the last mission, would it be alright to record the missions next time. Not to post them, but to make a solid walk through for the UNI. When I sign up for the next one I will ask everyone if they are alright with it before we begin.
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Post 2020.07.22 15:47

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This seems interesting
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Post 2020.11.21 12:32

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Damn. I just saw this. Sadly its D&D night for me. Hope you all have a good run!
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Tyr Valentine

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Post 2020.11.21 23:36

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Sadly this event did not happen. Hope you are alright, Cucumber!
Let us know if this happens at another time as I'm quite excited to join :)
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Post 2020.11.22 02:09

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I missed my own event due to real life happening to me :(

Profound apologies to all who showed up

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