I took the advice a lot of fellow bloggers and capsuleers have given me to heart, and I’ve joined a pirate PVP corporaton. They pretty much focus on solo and small gang roaming and generally looking for trouble. And yesterday I took off with a fellow pirate corp member, hoping to get my very first kill. It did happen, unfortunately not in my favor :-).
Don’t mind the crappy fittings on my Tristan, it was the only frigate I had left, and an upgrade to an Incursus or Atron wasn’t an option at the time. I’m severely lacking the drone skill at the moment to be flying a Tristan, but I wanted to join in on the fun, even if it meant being a meatshield or just some extra tackle.
The kill that occurred was 100% due to me being not aware of what was going and jumping to a plex instead of a safespot. They followed me very fast and were on top of me before I even had time to get my stuff toegether. Well played on their end.
The above screenshot was taken a little before my death, where we were trying to get a criminal to engage us. He played smart and had lots of safespots. I can see now why they are so valuable. I definately need to master this as well. So on the to do list is making sure that I have my own personal safe spots in the surrounding areas of the corporations hot spot PVP zones.
I also remade the character image portrait yesterday, I was trying to give it a more German freaky look (note, I am not German), and when finished I suddenly realised I just made my character look like Freddy Mercury. Holy crap …