I was inspired by Uryence's class, and since there was nothing running this evening I asked Yuri Levnik if he wanted to come do some PvP he said yes (big shocker) and I sent out a ping.
There was no plan before form-up, but we had 8 people and no objection so we shipped into the recently-made-popular nano gang stuff.
Clarityz - Osprey Navy Issue - FC
Aiden Green - Thorax
Lee King - Thorax
Ben Lear - Scythe - logi
bazingamogus - Malediction - scout
Uryence - Hyena - 2IC
Yuri Levnik - Keres
We landed in Paragon Soul, and while there was some activity on dotlan, we weren't able to track anything down. Everyone did a great job independently flying, people were doing great and we covered a lot of ground.
A relatively quiet 15 minutes later, we filamented. This time landing is in FD-MLJ, which is notorious for having big gate camps. Indeed, there was a big gatecamp! We decided to go the other way, but not at great speed, and as some stuff was coming in we jumped the gate and started burning hard, pulling range. An interdictor decloaked and bubbled, and a Vedmak (and other stuff) decloaked. We pulled range very well and stayed cohesive.
Once two MJD ships showed up, we decided to move on. We checked a couple more pockets but again, quiet.
After our 15 minutes, we filamented again, this time landing in Fountain. After poking around a bit we found some Dominix's (dominii?) that were ratting, but must've been tipped off and all docked up. We waited around a bit while Bazinga looked at neighbouring systems, giving them a chance to undock as we owned the system next door.
Unfortunately they were smart, and stayed docked. We went down a pipe and through a staging system (where we didn't find an ishtar ratting). As we were going through, a Cerberus landed with us. Yuri Levnik went through and we held, getting ready to have someone point if it looked like they were aligning out. They jumped the gate, we followed and we got point on the other side! The Cerberus looked like it was crashing the gate at first, but with our strong webs it decided to aggress (I think..?). They were not long for this world, and they let us pod them. Sadly no implants.
Since we had timers again, we checked a bunch of dead end systems, but didn't find much. We hung out for the last 5 minutes of our timer and filamented to pochven. Bazinga scanned down a hole leading to high sec, and we made our way back to Jita. Everyone lived!
What went well
- Good efficient form-up
- Stayed on grid against scary stuff for a while, and didn't lose anyone
- Killed a thing!
What could have gone better
-Killed one thing.
-Could've used a bit more communication fighting those gate camp people
-On the Cerberus, perhaps I should have had one person with a point not aggress, to keep the option open of following them back through the gate. I did eventually think ask bazinga to de-aggress for that eventuality, but it wasn't needed.
Thanks everyone for coming. Thanks to Uryence for 2ICing, it was great to have your support! Bazinga did a great job scouting as always, and thanks to everyone else who came! Hope you all had fun.