Awesome session and fleet, thanks to the 20+ capsuleers that came along, including 1 non-unista that heard about the class and wanted to attend.
So because it was important to include the non-unista in every element, the 'combat' portion of the practical had to move to low-sec to stop a CONCORD response. So we ended up next door in LS, getting ready for when the class members land on grid and blow up the Drake, when we get a mixed-corp fleet on grid (NACHO Battle Pixies, NACHO, and Wasabi Ice Cream Laboratory) so we scatter while Marek arranges a fight with them as they try to probe us down. We re-arm and warp to the agreed location with a Drake, an Osprey, and 15 or so newbros in Merlins and the FC and I both realise we're not in PvP clones and both have reasonably pricey heads *ouch*
Their Praxis lands on grid and we lock it up and start blapping it and get it to about 50% shield, then the rest of their fleet warps in: Harbringer, Caracal, Myrmidon, Jackdaw, and Belicose. The Praxis gets repped up, we switch to the Bellicose but as expected, they are popping our newbros as fast as they can hit F1 (including a pod, which was uncool after the FC got the promise of a fair fight from them). FC warps the remaining fleet members out after the Osprey got blown up, the Drake got scrammed just as it was about to enter warp too.
All in all, hopefully it was a fun experience for the newbro pilots. Learning the basiscs of fleets, then immediately jumping into an overwhelming fight, and they all got stuck in and performed admirably. For some it was their first ever PvP experience, for others their first ever fleet as well, and we're absolutely proud of them.
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