Monday, February 29, 2016

Sometimes Things Just Fall Apart.

So, the big op didn't work out quite as we wanted. This is how it started...

The alliance found Wolf Rayet C6 and decided to run it in thrashers and T3Ds. We ran some sites and then the residents decided to drop a carrier into the site and escalated the site. Well we weren't going to take that sitting down. So, we brought in Ishtars and reinforced their tower.

Now, my previous post is the next day with us getting forces in and trying to set up another tower to stage out of. The previous tower wasn't properly stronted and came out of reinforce at a time we could not defend. So, second tower it is. This was just the start of our bad luck. And lack of planning didn't help. But snap decisions to try and evict a Russian corp out of their C6 is pretty much our thing.

Anyways, No Fun was camping the entrances and sniping our scanning ships as the connections all went EOL and collapsed. So, we have a couple guys in the hole with no scanning ships trying to find a way to get more people in with the second tower. So, one guy is scanning in a mammoth and another in a phobos and we get a chain back out. Of course this chain is full of camping stealth bombers and sabres. But we get stuff in and set up the tower but someone forgot the stront again. No worries, we can make a run and get more.

Well, this is when the neighbors in the C5 we just opened up decided to YOLO a shield tanked Nag into a Wolf Rayet and start shooting our new POS before moonwalking out. The tower quickly goes into the 2 hours of reinforce the stront we had gave it. Now, the Russians wake up and grind down that POS with their caps. End result is we have no POS and random dudes just logged off in space.

The next day we extract and find a way out and back home while evading the Russians camping the holes and setting up bubble traps. I find a way out through a frig hole and get my two characters that I brought out into null where I quickly find a C2 into a C3 back into high sec.

So, op was not a success but we did learn some lessons about wormhole sieges and the value of proper planning. But don't worry, this didn't dent our confidence and we're back on another deployment. One that has been a bit better organized.

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