Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Enemy Nyx Down

I am sitting in my quarters in G-0 going over the routine paperwork that even for a capsuleer never seems to end.  Ammo expended, drones lost, modules damaged, ships repair lists, crew rotations….on and one with this shit that takes so much of my time.  I swear sometimes I should just gather all my executive officers together and shoot one or two of them….I bet I wouldn’t have nearly as much paperwork requests from the rest of them if I did….note to self call a meeting of all the executive officers stationed here in G-0.
As I reach for the comm unit to call them and have them meet me in the hanger bay an emergency signal comes up on my screen from one of the coalitions primary fleet commanders.  He is calling for domi’s to get into a fleet and get undocked for action without delay.

I run down my quarters toward my pod to prepare for battle.  As I get into my pod and connect my neural interface I send the order to prep my exequror class logistic ship for the fleet, while at the same time I begin the connection sequence to the communications systems to find out what exactly is happening.  As my pod docks and I prepare to undock the word comes over our communications systems that a hostile Nyx has been tackled and our coalition mates are dying trying to hold it in place for us to arrive to relieve them.  I quickly switch out the EC-300 drones in the bay for Hobgoblin 2’s and give the launch command on the ship.

Once in space I form up on the G-0 undock with the rest of the fleet and within a few moments we are warping to a coalition starbase that has been deployed in the system and preparing for a titan bridge.  The fleet lands on the titan and we get the order to make sure we are in range of the bridging field.  The bridge goes up and the fleet jumps through to the target system where we find another allied titan and another Starbase.  Again we get into bridging range and the bridging field goes active and we are thrown light years across space….to yet another titan and another starbase.

Three bridges so far….how far out is this damn Nyx?

We get into position on the titan and the bridge goes up and we are tossed more light years to a new system.  As we enter the system and the distortion fields subside from our ships our sensors begin to get readings on the system and the immediate area.

Finally the enemy Nyx is within visual range.  Our fleet warps down to it as our interdictors land and drop bubbles to hold the enemy ship in place while our domi fleet kills it.  I lock up the FC and other critical ships to keep my eye on them while we begin to spread out from the Nyx.  The domi’s have dropped their sentry drones and go to work clearing off hostile sub-caps that have come to try and save their super-carrier.  I deploy my hobgoblins and set them to attack the Nyx, who is just 5 or 6,000 meters from us.  My drones will provide very little in terms of damage but at least they are hitting the nyx and causing some damage to it.

None of our domi’s are taking any real damage from the enemy fleet….the dedicated channel that all capsuleers have to request shield or armor repair is virtually silent.  Enemy sub-caps are exploding one after another and the FC gives the order to engage the Nyx.  The entire fleet turns all of its combat drones against the nyx, who has been under capacitor neutralization pressure from all the domi’s the whole time the sub-cap engagement was going on, is unable to run any defensive modules.

Once the fleet turns its full attention to him the Nyx bleeds armor very rapidly and is soon in structure.  He explodes with a very satisfying flash and wreckage flies all over the area.  With our disruption bubbles still in place his pod soon follows his Nyx.

We loot the field of anything that has survived and head back home to G-0.  The remnants of the coalition fleet that first engaged the nyx come with us to get a titan bridge back to their staging system.

The whole fleet has a good time bantering on the way back to G-0....I get back and stand down to go and have a nice drink with some of the fleets other capsuleer commanders.   Seems like I was supposed to be doing something before that call came in but can't seem to remember what it was.

Ranger Gama

((The nyx pilot claims a bug that showed him jumping out before our sabre arrived on field and pinned him down.  The video does appear to him attempting to jump out but it remains to be for sure stated by CCP what type of bug it was.)

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