So … suicide ganking. There is theory, and then there is practice.
Or in other words, how CONCORD got to me in less than 10 seconds. No clue what the f**k happened.
All was looking good.
– 0.5 system
– Apparent AFK miner
– Not to heavy tanked Retriever
– Optimal range
Let loose the dogs of war!
Yeah, that did not work out as planned.
So the idea was solid. I thought I had enough total damage to get him, but for some reason unknown, the good people from NPC CONCORD-land arrived on scene in about 10 seconds? I didn’t time it (doh), but it sure as hell wasn’t 21 (19) seconds I was promised.
So what went wrong? Did CONCORD spawn closeby already? Was there other pirate-peoples in the system doing the exact same? Who knows these things?
Well shit, I guess I should have done my homework. A glance over at Zkillboard tell us that in the Augnais system quite a few ganks happen now and then, and that a cheap T1 fitted Catalyst usually isn’t up to the task of molesting a Retriever on its own. Okay, that mistake is on me.
For instance, a fellow named Calrizzan (Lando is that you?) ganked a Retriever on his own successfully, but he was using a T2 fitted Catalyst. Macha Mong also did a solo Retriever kill, and bam, she’s using a T2 fitted Catalyst.
Yep, say no more, I underestimated the art of the gank. Or to be honest, I was trying to gimp my way in the Catalyst love-boat business. So T2 fits, here we come. To be continued …