"Sometimes you eat the bar, sometimes the bar eats you"

I meant to post up a little run down of last Saturdays Salvage Op earlier this week, but alas, eating my weight in turkey and mashed potatoes and getting drunk with my dad took precedent (to my fellow yanks, Happy Thanksgiving). A very wise bowling-alley cowboy once said “Sometimes you eat the bar, sometimes the bar eats you”, and I feel like that statement can be applied pretty easily to last weeks op. First off let me just restate something that I’m sure I’ve said before, which is that if you’re not having fun in Eve, you’re doing it wrong. I realize that there’s a huge time-sink in playing this game which can translate to something bigger than “just a game”, but I don’t think people should ever lose track of the fact that when it comes down to it, it IS just a game, and games should be fun. If you “lose” a fight in eve, buck up, learn from your mistakes and get out there and do it again. You haven’t really “lost” anything but a collection of cached internet pixels.

What I love about these ops I’ve been doing every Saturday night is the degree of unpredictability they include. Some nights we just have a bunch of fun getting someone to wine like a child at the dentist in local, other nights we get financially lucky with some amazing loot and walk away with some fat wallets, and some nights (like last Satuday) things take on a decidedly bloodthirsty theme. We started the night off pretty nicely by getting aggressed by two different Domis in the span of about 10 minutes and we had some people join in earlier on in the op who had some nice pew lying close at hand (thanks VP and Boomershoot) which came in very handy with both this and this. I think this intro to the op colored the theme for the rest of the night, as we just couldn’t seem to NOT get shot at it, particularly by Dominixs. Not too long after, I got aggressed by yet another Domi and with some pretty heavy RR help, came back in my gank-cane to preach the gospel of “shooting at ninjas = bad things”. Chris Roberts, my hat goes off to you for probably being the only mission runner in Dodixie to fit an ECM. I was starting to finally make some headway into his tank when he suddenly got a cycle off, broke my lock, and got out of dodge (and I’ve gotta say, I did NOT see that one coming). We played some station games with the guy for another 1/2 hour or so but he kept docking, and unfortunately we lost a thorax as he came out once in a nuet-domi. I have to say he was pretty cool about it, a couple “gf”‘s later, we decided to head back to salvaging. Maybe we still had the taste of blood in the air, or maybe it was just something about that day that made us irresistible targets for shooting at, but we just KEPT getting aggro from MRs. We had another almost kill soon after but he docked up an waited it out. The downside came when we dropped in on a Domi and two Rohks running a mission and the Dominix promptly shot at as many of us as he could. Cyberin and guest-ninja of the evening Bass Indy both lost vigils right off the bat, and despite Zavulon and Hypcent’s RR help, Cyberin’s Scorpion went down to the Domi being repped by both Rohks, followed closely by Zav’s Dominix. I decided 4 losses to one 1 corp in 15 minutes was about as nice of  an early Christmas present as I was comfortable giving and we decided to call it a night. Again though, it bears saying that we walked away from the op laughing, having fun, and learning from our mistakes.

A special thanks to Zavulon Sukkot for the logistical help with all the pvp aspects of the op. Zav just came back to SN from mercing it up for a while and its great to have him back. Also, I stated in my last post that non corp-members interested in getting a taste of a ninja salvage op should contact me to see about arrangements, and it was awesome to have Bass Indy come on this last one (offer still stands btw, contact me if interested). On a down note, Cyberin has decided to try out low-sec piracy for a bit, and as such, is leaving SN for a while. I can honestly say this is one of the most fun guys I’ve flown with and we’re going to miss him in corp. Cyb, its been a pleasure man.

Anyways, I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving (and I defy you to prove you consumed more turkey meat and whiskey than my father and I 😉 ). Check back soon for some new ship fitting updates as well as some new ones as they pertain to Dominion. And while you’re at it, if you haven’t yet, go bask in the uber-nerd awesomeness of the new Dominion trailer and try not drool too much.

o7,

-Aiden

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~ by Aiden Mourn on November 27, 2009.

3 Responses to “"Sometimes you eat the bar, sometimes the bar eats you"”

  1. It has been awesome, I’ve loved flying with the Ninjas (and you especially…ops are awesome). But as all things go, change happens and I’m having a ball with the Tuskers now, not having to wait for extended periods of time hoping someone shoots as me is excellent since I can just go in guns blazing now.

    If any of you guys ever wanna go on a lowsec roam…hit me up and i’ll see what I can do!

  2. I have to say I had a blast (literally) and it was fun to fly with you guys. 🙂

  3. I missed the last one 😦 RL got the better of me.

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