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My name is Hallan Turrek. This is my blog.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Come on. Hit me!

Well, the rain exploded with a mighty crash, as we fell into the sun,
And the first one said to the second one there: I hope you're having fun.
Paul McCartney and the Wings - Band on the Run

I went into Amamake for the first time for a look around tonight. I've one things to say about the place, I've never seen such a hive of scum and villainy. Wait'll they see me.

So I'm wandering the belts, looking for a fight. I see a Typhoon on scan and head in it's direction. I warp in on it, it's got five Ogre I's dropped and is in the middle of trying to kill some Angel Cartel ships. I move in to take advantage of it's singular focus only to discover that it's decided that the Jokers Wild, my Rifter, was the real threat. I can hear the missiles launching and immediately warp out. I took a bit of shield damage but nothing major. I made a decision to warp back in and see how long I can last, since I now knew he didn't have a warp scrambler.

As I warp back in he's finished with the Cartel ships and is moving towards one of the wrecks. I approach him again and begin targeting him. I let loose my single rocket launcher and watch as his drones drop again. This time I head at an angle past him and begin targeting his drones. The first Ogre I resolves and I begin to fire. My shields evaporate in a mist and his drones and missiles begin to work on my armor.

The Ogre I is heavily into armor at this point, but holding steady. I hit 25% armor and kick my repairer on. The module does it's job admirably, holding up against his DPS. The entire time this dance goes on, I keep out of easy range of his Large Turrets and keep a fair transversal on his ship.

As the drone hits 50% structure, I web it, in case he gets some ideas about bringing it back into his bay. It's apparently the right move as my ship's speed and direction suddenly take me into his guns and the other drones immediately catch up to me. Then, just as my capacitor bottoms out and I start to really take damage, the Ogre I begins a beautiful light show. I warp out immediately and tip my hat in the local comm channel.

I've yet to lose a ship in the past few days, and it's starting to get me to thinking I'm doing something wrong(or right, some might say). I dunno either way, but staying in a fight with a Typhoon was a hell of alot of fun. I don't doubt I could've kept him tackled for a while until someone else got in there to kill him as well.

Good day.


  1. Amamake is a circus of death and fun. Hallan, you are CRAZY. It's why I ♥ you.

  2. I really need to get into the habit of leaving comments more often, Mynxee. It's very true what you said over in your own blog, and I appreciate your comments a lot.

    As for Amamake, so far I've yet to go there when it's really that busy honestly. I think a small gang could have alot of fun if it played it smart.