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Tuesday, August 20th at about 0100 eve time, six Why So Serious (WSS) carriers, a dread, and a Nyx were downed in P-8PDJ to the combined forces of Verge of Collapse, Sleeper Social Club, Ministry of Inappropriate Footwork as well as Black Legion. The story according to StarfleetCommander is as follows:

The original plan was to roam around providence with Royal Jedi just killing some easy targets in provi, when royal had gotten convo’d by Ministry of Inappropriate Footwork saying they needed some help against some WSS carriers and that a Nyx had shown up on grid. At first, the 10 members of Ministry of Inappropriate Footwork were doing perfectly fine in armor T3s but Why So Serious had started escalating with more and more carriers requiring Footwork to batphone for some help. About 20 minutes later a 16 man VoC armor T3 fleet with logistics of their own merged with the remaining Footwork pilots and were able to hold against the onslaught of capitals from WSS. Once WSS realized they couldn’t break these T3s with what they currently had on field, a Nyx had warped to to the WH at 50km and ECM Burst the guardians, which did virtually nothing.

Upon ECM Bursting, the Nyx had aligned out but was quickly bubbled, and unable to warp. With WSS still escalating with more carriers, a few dreads*, and a small Gila fleet with some Scimitars they had managed to kill all the VoC bubblers, but the Nyx never warped off grid. From what was said, “Hero Bumps” from Mystical Might was able to keep the Nyx from warping somehow**. Realizing that the Nyx was going to get away, VoC had batphoned Black Legion to help come kill it, all the while Sleepers Social Club had arrived on grid with Kill It With Fire, both bringing Armor T3s which merged into the Footwork/VoC fleet.

It was as the last few carriers had started to die that Black Legion had managed to show up on grid and they were able to get the Nyx rebubbled and managed to help the combined forces of VoC/Footwork/SSC/KILL take down the Nyx beloning to G1rn4aIk2 of Debitum Naturae of the alliance Why So Serious.
 

 

Link to killmail.

 

It is to be said that the real heros of managing to get this Nyx kill are that of the Ministry of Inappropriate Footwork for starting a fight in P-8PDJ with Why So Serious, and surviving for long enough to get VoC, KILL, and SSC to bolster their forces while Black Legion had come to ensure that the Nyx was going to die.

 

*Why So Serious had brought two dreads, one Phoenix and one Revelation. StarfleetCommander had wished that I mentioned that the op was a “failure” because the phoenix had managed to get away.

**Why the Nyx failed to warp off or jump out of system to a Cyno Beacon in a different system while not being neuted, bubbled, or tackled in any sort of way is unknown.

21 Comments

  1. Rots

    My alliance is so terrible lol

    August 21, 2013 at 4:34 pm Reply
    1. 07

      You aren’t any better.

      August 21, 2013 at 5:23 pm Reply
      1. Jardan

        Hello. I’m a (new)DMNA member & was there towards the end of the fight. Sure a Super was lost & mistakes were made…so what? It’s easy to say our guy was dumb to bring in the super but I have to disagree. What you have is a guy who logged in, saw his corp mates in trouble & brought everything he had to help out. Maybe the amount of partying he seemed to have done previously affected his judgement a bit; but hell, his heart was in the right place. Furthermore; I love being in a corp that appreciates what the intent was instead of giving him hell about the loss. In fact; we all laughed about our losses, were happy to have had a good fight & are getting on with replacing losses & moving along with business.
        Now I’m sure we’re not wanting to start a New Eden chapter of Goodwill, that hands out Cap Kill mails left & right as part of a charity program. On the other hand we’re also not going to waste our time & kill our enjoyment of Eve by sitting around wailing, moaning & gnashing our teeth over getting some pixels blown up by someone else’s pixels. Fights & ships; you’re gonna have some, win some & lose some. Enjoy it, learn from it & go looking for more is what I say! Have fun & fly safe everyone! :)

        August 21, 2013 at 9:20 pm Reply
        1. Bob

          A fairly mature reply for once, well done and well played. It’s a game some people seem to forget that sometimes.

          August 22, 2013 at 8:57 am Reply
          1. Firefox4312

            Hence why I felt obliged including quotes from Starfleet like that the phoenix was almost too much for them to handle.

            Eve is a game, and people tend to forget that a lot more than just “sometimes.” If you can’t enjoy it, then don’t play it is my philosophy on games, mostly MMOs since they’re more demanding than single play campaigns of games.

            August 23, 2013 at 12:07 am
          2. SirBacon

            > In fact; we all laughed about our losses, were happy to have had a good fight & are getting on with replacing losses & moving along with business.

            That was not the sentiment in local.

            August 23, 2013 at 12:52 am
        2. Dave The Rave

          Well put +1 interwebs to you sir

          August 22, 2013 at 9:13 am Reply
    2. Boliano

      Well props to someone actualy using there super. So what if it died. If u cant afford to lose it dont fly it. And im sure rots will get payback at some point.

      August 21, 2013 at 6:01 pm Reply
      1. Mr Twinkie

        Yes and no… their was nothing on the field that this super could even do damage too.

        August 22, 2013 at 4:16 am Reply
        1. Boliano

          Maybe it was used to scare them off the field?

          August 22, 2013 at 2:46 pm Reply
          1. Kari Juptris

            Only newbies run from a super when they’re in subcaps.

            August 22, 2013 at 10:53 pm
    3. bozs13

      LOL Rots, you trippin’ see you on the field later today.

      August 21, 2013 at 7:00 pm Reply
  2. alex

    He’s retarded, that’s why he didn’t jump out

    August 21, 2013 at 4:36 pm Reply
    1. bozs13

      True that. I’m in whyso…and this was just a huge mistake by the initial pilot(s) involved. We came in to try to help but it was too late.

      August 21, 2013 at 6:59 pm Reply
  3. na

    Or the fact it already replaced, with all that rent between N3? I bet that was his run around super.

    August 21, 2013 at 5:49 pm Reply
  4. Theronth

    http://www.reddit.com/r/Eve/comments/1kra05/br_when_a_solo_caracal_roam_turns_into_a_nyx_gank/

    Here is a full story from the Ministry of Inappropriate Footwork guys and it’s quite a good read I have to say.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzowBH7bpgE

    Here is the full video of the engagement, with comms and all coming from KICK guys. It’s quite long though (1hr 20min).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCJDMedveWQ

    For those who don’t want to watch 1:1 video there is 8x speed one coming from VoC POV.

    Enjoy.

    August 21, 2013 at 7:54 pm Reply
  5. spurty

    Don’t tell anyone, but the phoenix pilot is my AWOXing alt

    August 22, 2013 at 6:08 pm Reply
  6. Mr Twinkie

    Atleast the fit is almost good… just lacks of a high end officer smartbomb to be “combat ready”.

    August 22, 2013 at 6:31 pm Reply
  7. Karma Will Get You

    I remember WhySo making fun of ROGUE in losing a Nyx to NC. Fleet. Now I look at this and get a chuckle out of it.

    August 23, 2013 at 8:20 am Reply
    1. bittertease

      You sound bitter.

      August 25, 2013 at 1:53 pm Reply
  8. touched

    Drunken roaming

    August 25, 2013 at 1:16 am Reply

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