A Weekend Morning in WAFFLES
So I logged on this morning to check up on a couple things, and another Waffle was posting in our intel channel that he needed some extra DPS to kill some dudes in his small gang. I didn't quite have time to get in on that kill, and by the time I caught up, it was time to go 3 jumps back to Kinakka to join a first-time Waffle FC's frigate roam.
Except it didn't quite work out that way. A "small gang" of battleships warped to a gate in Kinakka and, after some aggro trading and pinging from gate guns, the battleships aggressed one of our small ships. I jumped out of a Stork and into a small-gang Loki so we'd have enough DPS, and we eventually killed all 3 of the battleships in the gang.
Now it was time for the new FC to actually get to do stuff. We flew around for a bit terrorizing people with faction frigates, with tactics that would be very familiar to anyone who's been on an LSC roam, bagging a Hecate
, a Hookbill
, and a few other ships that I didn't get on. We also harassed a Vindicator on a gate (and lost nobody to gate guns!), but our web bonuses were all range and no strength and he was able to slowboat to the gate before dying to 10 frigates.
Somewhere in there we ran away from WANGS in faction cruisers and a mixed Calmil gang in hyperspatial destroyers (again, the LSC should be familiar with this kind of thing), with our FC dying a couple times but the fleet as a whole escaping largely unharmed. (RIP Wood's unpropped plexcamping VNI
, which got caught on a gate.)
Eventually we got back to Kinakka, and as we were about to dock, one of our fleet members called that a T3D gang had jumped into Kinakka and was aggressing him on a gate. I told people to reship into Confessors, and we eventually got the T3Ds to fight us in a nice little small-gang brawl. They weren't able to break the two Deacons we brought, so the other five or six T3Ds ran away and we contented ourselves with scoring 3 T3D kills
and auctioning a looted A-type rep for the Pancake in our fleet.
All of this took place in a bit under 2 hours. There are four more ops posted for today. Of the content above, only the frigate roam was planned; the rest was Waffles logged into Kinakka seeing a chance for content and grabbing it.
If that sounds like fun, bother White 0rchid or hop into the "Join Sniggwaffe" in-game channel.