Crashing Z9PP (literally)


There was an epic fight (Article here: http://themittani.com/news/battle-z9pp-eve-players-vs-servers) over in Fountain the other day. Why not crash it? It was onTwitch TV (Prop to Mad Ani: Link here: http://www.twitch.tv/mad_ani.)  Booyah!

For shits and giggles we set up a quick fleet to go in and try to alpha people. My time spent training Battlecruiser to 5 meant that I could fly a Minmitar T3 battlecruiser for this fleet. I may not have T2 projectile skills, but that didn’t matter. taking the time to get BC 5 and Destroyer 5 has been such a boon. BC’s are useful in most fleets, and the extra bonuses really do help.

The ship was designed to be popped. If you were expecting to survive the fleet, then you were mistaken. Cheap Meta 4 guns with some mods to boost range and targeting. Lock target at 140km and shoot. The Uranium allows for good optimal range and you can apply pretty good dps as a result.

Fit here:

[Tornado, Gank you very much]
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Signal Amplifier II
Tracking Enhancer II

Experimental 10MN Microwarpdrive I
Large Shield Extender II
Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
Sensor Booster II, Targeting Range Script
Optical Tracking Computer I, Optimal Range Script

1400mm Prototype Siege Cannon, Republic Fleet Depleted Uranium L
1400mm Prototype Siege Cannon, Republic Fleet Depleted Uranium L
1400mm Prototype Siege Cannon, Republic Fleet Depleted Uranium L
1400mm Prototype Siege Cannon, Republic Fleet Depleted Uranium L
1400mm Prototype Siege Cannon, Republic Fleet Depleted Uranium L
1400mm Prototype Siege Cannon, Republic Fleet Depleted Uranium L
1400mm Prototype Siege Cannon, Republic Fleet Depleted Uranium L
1400mm Prototype Siege Cannon, Republic Fleet Depleted Uranium L

Medium Ancillary Current Router I
Medium Ancillary Current Router I
Medium Ionic Field Projector I

We had about 30 people in fleet, making us a very nice T3 snipe gank. Get in, align to celestial, pick primary, pop primary, warp off before the massed bombers get you. We daisy chained soem titan bridges to get us there fast, which was an awesome sight to see. Force projection at its finest.

It didn’t go as expected. Our first mistake was that 10% tidi makes everything reallly slooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow. Our second mistake was warping to the same sniping perch twice. Foolish humans.

We dodged the first bombing run, warping out matrix style as the bomb just got to where we were. Skills.

Returning to the same location wasn’t the best idea. At 10% tidi we had all the time to see the MWD Sabre screaming towards us as the FC starts telling us all to align. It didn’t help. The bubble went up and POP, we lost half the fleet. The good thing is that the bubble popped as well as the Sabre, letting the survivors warp off. I was lucky, only losing my Tornado, and avoiding pod loss. And the best bit was seeing our demise on Mad Ani’s twitch stream. The humiliation!

I say lucky, as the out gate 1 jump out was camped by Snigwaffe, and I lost the pod. but, it saved me 32 jumps home.

We got in, tried to get a few kills, got a few kills, and all died in a fire. Op success.

Don’t be afraid to get blown up in a cheap ship. So much fun.

The end result was the crash of the node. Bad in that it prevented any escalations and the fight was aborted. as much as we like shooting CFC, we’d prefer legitimate wins, and not via Force Majeur.

Peace out.

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