Tuesday, 16 August 2011

First Week Yarring Part 1.

Yarrr and Stuff

As mentioned last week I have joined Heretic Academy, now being new to the Amamake/Minmatar low sec area I have spent most of my week in frigates trying to get 1v1s in belts etc. whilst setting up bookmarks.
Its actually been a fairly good idea doing this as I have been able to see who are the guys who generally have back up, when the busy periods are and how some of the more well known pilots fit their frigates.

I have already said I have been flying frigates mainly, but in particular the battle Buzzard has been my frigate of choice.  It allows me to set up the bookmarks in safety and means I can still take on most frigates/destroyers.
If you are unfamiliar with the battle buzzard here is the fit:

[Buzzard, Battle]
Damage Control II
Micro Auxiliary Power Core I

1MN Afterburner II
Warp Scrambler II
Stasis Webifier II
Stasis Webifier II
Tracking Disruptor II

Rocket Launcher II, Thorn Rage Rocket
Rocket Launcher II, Thorn Rage Rocket
Covert Ops Cloaking Device II

Small Warhead Calefaction Catalyst I
Small Bay Loading Accelerator I

It flies like a frigate recon, now I mean by this that it has relatively pants ehp/dps but thanks to those mid slots it can take its time against other frigates.  Then it just cloaks up and disappears :).

Just roaming around I found to be fairly inefficient in this ship however.  Mostly due to trying to sneak up on other frigates in a belt and them warping before I can get them in a decent range to decloak on them.
However I have gotten a couple of 1v1 request when people see me in it, obviously they think it will be easy.
First of these was a Rifter in Egglehende, I had decloaked to bait him off of the gate but he warped to the control bunker and asked for a 1v1 in local.  I went straight in, we locked each other up and started fighting.  With the Buzzards e-war you can settle into an 8km orbit/keep at range and not be touched by autocannon damage, once there the Rifter stood no chance against me and my rockets did their work.
Almost as soon as he popped though his friend decloaked 28km off in a stealth bomber, I'm fairly sure I could have taken him had he been closer but if he was MWD fit he would be able to keep me at range and pointed so instead I cloaked and tried to slowboat to him.....he warped when I was 13km from him.

The next kills I got in this weren't great but they were recon type kills.  Decloak...point....pop.  So I will just link the mails and say that they were very funny to see it actually work. Thrasher. Rifter. Pod.
Unfortunately that is the end of my Battle Cov Ops kills, not for want of trying, but I seem to have developed a nasty habit of burning out my point whilst in them and due to this have lost out on a Jaguar kill and Ranis kill.

So in summation the Battle Buzzard is a great ship for for making you piss yourself laughing when you get something nice in it, but delivers a lot of bum clenching moment when you fuck up and burn out your mid slots.



  1. Nice little blog Korg, i like reading these.

  2. You inspired me to try setting up a Cheetah for killing people :) I'm hoping I'll get the chance to try it out soon!