Friday, February 27, 2015

Enyo vs Tengu!

I got some l33t solo kills (namely a Venture and a cyno Rifter) but somehow these didn’t satisfy.

Cyno Rifter:

And, of course, I lost my ship to a better player. At least it was to an interesting fit which clearly outperformed my own Comet. So I learned something new:

Comet loss:
My killer’s Comet shortly after:

But when I logged in today I wanted something more. I dusted off my trusty Enyo and set forth.

[Enyo, Enyo]
Pseudoelectron Containment Field I
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Small Ancillary Armor Repairer

1MN Afterburner II
Fleeting Propulsion Inhibitor I
J5b Phased Prototype Warp Scrambler I

Light Ion Blaster II
Light Ion Blaster II
Small Diminishing Power System Drain I
Light Ion Blaster II
Light Ion Blaster II

Small Hybrid Burst Aerator I
Small Processor Overclocking Unit I

Warrior II x1

The ‘setting forth’ phase of the operation didn’t really last past the undock because there, all alone in the system, sat a Tengu in a Large plex. Hmm. What to do? 1) I could ignore it because clearly it is just bait and will kill me. 2) I could call in corp chat for assistance. 3) I could ship up. 4) I could...oh, I’m already in warp to the plex. How did that happen? But there is no time to figure that out because I have already landed and there is the Tengu, 15 km away!

I hit the afterburner and went for him. I didn’t start to lock him until I was almost in scram range, not wanting to scare him off. Once I had him tackled, I webbed him and chose 1000 m for the orbit, not wanting to lose velocity with an unnecessary 500 m orbit. After all, missiles don’t track.

I want to write about how the battle was long and furious with all my modules overheated and just a sliver of hull remaining, a testament to my magnificent solo prowess. But actually it was rather boring. His oversized missiles didn’t even make it through my shield. The only moment when it approached excitement (after catching him, that is) was when I overheated my guns to break through his passive shield regen. He was poorly fit for PvP and died shortly after.

Still, a Tengu is a Tengu, and a solo Tengu kill in a frigate is worth writing to all of you about:


Hehe, I learned him good. Why is everyone complaining about the Tengu? They're easy to kill :)

I had a quick chat with him when I recovered from feeling stupid about typing gf into local (I podded him after all) and told him to stick to smaller, cheaper ships for a while. He took it pretty well.

I felt that I had to least leave the system after such a long dearth of activity so before logging I hopped next door into Uuna and killed some farmers:



That was fun although I feel bad for podding them. I bet it is what they wanted.

Tengu video: