Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tournament Rescheduled

Due to unforeseen circumstances the tournament will now be held on the 6th of November.

Sunday, September 26, 2010


Location: Hevrice
Date: 6th November
Time: 19:00 Eve Time
Ships: Tech 1 Frigates

This will be a team single-elimination tournament. Each match will consist of two teams of 3 frigates. Last man standing claims victory for their team. The winning team gets to loot the losing team's wrecks.

TEAM ENTRY FEE -> 30 million PER TEAM sent to Bourreau
Each team is responsible for submitting a team name with their application fee.
You will need 3 replacement ship/fittings for each team member. Each one must be identical to your initial loadout. Failure to bring replacement fittings could impact your match.

Tech 1 frigate hulls only

EDIT: Teams are restricted to 1 of any given frigate in their setup, ie: only 1 rifter per team, 1 tristan, etc.

No faction or navy frigates allowed


Meta 0 to Meta 5 modules are allowed to be fitted to your Frigate. Typically, Meta 5 modules are T2 versions so T2 guns etc. are allowed.

No Ecm modules or ecm drones allowed (other forms of ewar are acceptable)

No cloaking devices allowed

You must remain within 100km of the stationary referee otherwise you will be disqualified. If a team member warps off they are considered out of the match and may not return.

Podding someone is not allowed.

If the match takes longer than 10 minutes the arena size will shrink by 20km for every minute beyond the 10th. If there is no clear winner by the 14th minute then both teams will be knocked out.

PRIZES: (currently)
1st Place: Each team member will receive a pirate frigate of their choice (Daredevil, Cruor, Dramiel, Succubus or Worm).

2nd Place: Each team member will receive a navy frigate of their choice (Firetail, Slicer, Comet, Hookbill).

3rd & 4th Place: Each team member will receive a standard t1 frigate of their choice and salvage rights to the field after the tournament.

Feel free to contact me to discuss donations or secret prizes.

P.S. Apologies to Suleiman for plagiarizing his excellent tournament post format.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Assault Frigate Aftermath

Things started out poorly when I realized the start time of 11am Pacific time was actually 12. I only had three scant hours to die horribly in a ball of flames in Suleiman Shouaa's Assault Frigate Tournament today.

The matches got off to a late start, around 19:15 GMT or so. I won't attempt to describe all the fights but there were fewer over tanked lol fights than expected. It took over an hour before I was up and by this point I was quite nervous. The pilot I was scheduled to fight, Htrag, has an impressive record and is ranked #229 on Battleclinic. I expected to lose horribly and possibly be raped by the python cartel afterward.

From my cursory intel gathering I surmised I would face either a blaster ship of some sort or possibly an Amarr AF; either of these possibilities went in my favor. The shield wolf setup I had chosen to use had quite high EM and thermal resists so Amarr ships didn't bother me much. The real danger was the potential of a blaster ship fit with a scram which could easily immobilize me if I wasn't careful. Luckily for me this was not the case and his blasters were largely ineffective until I closed range. The fight ended with my wolf's shield around peak recharge. Gf to you Htrag.

Shortly after this my lovely girlfriend noticed our refrigerator was leaking water. Having dealt with this issue before I quickly determined it was no longer operational and informed her we would need to contact our landlords for a replacement. Luckily for us our landlords are a kindhearted elderly couple who absolutely adore us and our two cats.

It was in this chaotic environment that I joined battle with fellow Tusker Causticum and Lachesis VII, a dastardly member of the infamous Python Cartel. The treacherous python had equipped his retribution with a cloaking device to avoid the initial engagement. Needless to say I wasted no time engaged Causticum and managed to take him down in a most inelegant manner leaving little challenge to Lachesis when he decloaked. With so many dastardly pirates watching I chose to take the man's way out and fell with honarr whilst running for my life. Gf to both Causticum and the scurvy Lachesis.

All in all the tournament went rather well. My only regret at this point is that I had to work today. I would have liked to see the final matches and participate in the local smack.

Oh, one final note: epic python hax ftl.

This is it...

One hour until the tournament starts. I took a look at my odds according to the betting site Causticum set up and had a good laugh. At the very least I won't be surprising anyone :P

Monday, September 6, 2010

Assault Frigate Training

Gearing up for Suleiman's
assault frigate tournament

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Muad' Dib > you must be dangerous or something

EVE System > Channel changed to Hedaleolfarber Local Channel
Bourreau > sup
Muad' Dib > might be too late to say this bourreau, but they brought out bc's and a dramiel for your dangerous jag
Bourreau > yea I noticed
Muad' Dib > you must be dangerous or something
Bourreau > thanks for the heads up
Muad' Dib > np, now they have a jag there too
Bourreau > yep
Muad' Dib > you might try to get in now, they are being sneaky so they took the cane off
Bourreau > nah, I am gonna let them scan me for awhile
Muad' Dib > didn't even notice the sisters combats
Bourreau > funny thing is these guys wouldn't touch me 1on1
Muad' Dib > i would
Bourreau > well you're in a sabre
Muad' Dib > 19:05:20 Combat Changye (720mm Prototype I Siege Cannon) hits you for 1507 damage ... shitty skills
Muad' Dib > i can downgrae but it would either be a cakewalk for you or for me
Bourreau > hows that?
Bourreau > do you have horrible AF skills or something?
Muad' Dib > i don't have an af
Bourreau > how about rifters then?
Muad' Dib > i dont' have one
Bourreau > wth
Bourreau > I will sell you one then
Muad' Dib > is it that unusual not to have a rifter in molden heath ?
Bourreau > for me, yes
Bourreau > but then again I have a stack of 50 hulls at my home base
Bourreau > sadly all I can offer you is frigates, got nothing else
Private Convo
Bourreau > o/
Muad' Dib > o/
Muad' Dib > all i got is a dd and a firetail
Bourreau > scary
Muad' Dib > tbh, that small repp jag of yours might have a shot vs my sabre
Bourreau > its not a small rep jag
Bourreau > and I doubt it
Muad' Dib > almost died to one a few days ago
Muad' Dib > nanojag with 280's and td
Bourreau > if I refit to kill the sabre I might have a chance
Bourreau > right now I am setup to kill af's
Muad' Dib > i'm off anyway from hedal, these no skill faggots piss me off
Muad' Dib > i might just come to run missions here just to piss them off
Bourreau > haha
Bourreau > you should
Bourreau > they are pretty lame
Muad' Dib > don't tempt me
Bourreau > if you find yourself around hevrice drop me a line
Muad' Dib > unprobable t3 as mission runner with loki boosting for low skig
Muad' Dib > *sig
Bourreau > ah yes
Bourreau > I am familiar with those types, very annoying
Muad' Dib > and maybe smack them for a bit for having no skills
Muad' Dib > they got fernando
Muad' Dib > i love when faggots kill faggots
Bourreau > haha
Muad' Dib >
Bourreau > I wish I could have caught him
Muad' Dib > check out what fit he was running
Muad' Dib > i think one might have killed my dd
Bourreau > uber tanked dram
Bourreau > :\
Muad' Dib > you can get 5k shields on it with t2 extender rigs
Bourreau > he should have used resists tbh
Muad' Dib > depends
Muad' Dib > for this plex, i don't think
Bourreau > well he has none with that setup
Bourreau > EM hole is massive
Muad' Dib > so ?
Bourreau > so they use em, he dies
Muad' Dib > they use em he dies anyway
Muad' Dib > it's not a jag
Bourreau > eh, I suppose
Bourreau > I like to give myself the advantage
Bourreau > people know dramiels shield tank
Bourreau > for the most part
Muad' Dib > dramiel with armor tank is almost as good as sader with ab at killing other inties
Bourreau > I have tried both
Muad' Dib > tbh, i would have taken 1-2 of thei dramiels on
Muad' Dib > of those guys in hedal
Bourreau > heh
Bourreau > I have lost a sabre that way
Bourreau > killed one dram, died to the second
Muad' Dib > i saw
Muad' Dib > you killed kubop's corpie
Muad' Dib > they use gank drams with 250 dps
Bourreau > indeedy
Bourreau > his was shield booster
Bourreau > they used to use MSE + web but have been doing it less
Muad' Dib > yeah, less survivability
Bourreau > those guys are just as bad though
Muad' Dib > and you can perma ab + boost
Bourreau > they always bring in backup
Muad' Dib > those plexes are their isk tbh
Bourreau > yea, with the gistii one you can
Muad' Dib > and the dram is so op that you can't wretle them for them anymore
Bourreau > I think a jag vs dram could be fair
Bourreau > dram pilot has to mess up though
Muad' Dib > i'd fight a dram in a jag
Muad' Dib > well times ab cycle can put you on top of him
Muad' Dib > *timed
Bourreau > in plexes the dram wants to be close anyway
Bourreau > have yet to run into a kiter
Muad' Dib > he stays close because he relies on speed to gtfo if he doesn't like it
Bourreau > yea, so you win by capping him out
Bourreau > cause one web is not enough
Muad' Dib > depends
Muad' Dib > preoverloaded ab also wrks
Muad' Dib > een if he has superior speed - and insane agility, he needs time to get to range
Muad' Dib > by that time, his armor and structure are long gone
Bourreau > so you would use a web jag?
Muad' Dib > i'm doing af 5 right now :)
Muad' Dib > webb jag with extender rigs
Muad' Dib > and snakes
Bourreau > oh, I got something you might like
Muad' Dib > :P
Muad' Dib > as soon as i'm done with af 5, i'm switching to the jag
Muad' Dib > dd is the frig i mostly fear in a jag tbh
Bourreau > check the last two posts
Muad' Dib > instalock dd on g8
Bourreau > rgr
Muad' Dib > dude, if i ever got on tusker vent, i'd puke all over
Muad' Dib > no offense to you, but i think your corp is full of faggots
Bourreau > i don't agree with you
Bourreau > but we have a new member I don't care for
Muad' Dib > i tried engaging your corp and i gotblobbed to shit by kitsune's, ecm drones comets and other shit
Muad' Dib > and this was half a yr ago
Bourreau > eh
Bourreau > it happens
Muad' Dib > dude .... ecm drones and kitsunes
Muad' Dib > i've only seen veto and the russians use more ecm
Bourreau > I really don't know what to say, don't think I was there for that
Muad' Dib > and it was only marginally
Muad' Dib > i think i have just 1 loss to you guys
Bourreau > I won't make apologies for things I didn't do either
Bourreau > also, if you want a fair fight from tuskers just go to hevrice and ask for a 1v1
Muad' Dib > - this was kinda off a ffa
Bourreau > someone will oblige you
Muad' Dib > hevrice is with rancer on my avoid :)
Bourreau > well, we have a code of conduct
Muad' Dib > 2 losses to you guys ... but they were ok
Muad' Dib > one was to steven
Bourreau > if someone dishonors a 1v1 they are kicked
Muad' Dib > there are many ways to make sure you win a 1;1 and still not dishonour it :0
Bourreau > hows that?
Muad' Dib > neutral rr, t3 boosting
Bourreau > yea, none of that shit
Muad' Dib > it was 5 months ago
Bourreau > def no rr or ecm, donno if someone would try bonus's
Muad' Dib >
Bourreau > that would be harder to check
Muad' Dib > that was th 2nd or 3rd fight vs you that day
Muad' Dib > and you had like 5-6 on grid
Muad' Dib > i was jammed almost the whole time by the comet and the enyo
Bourreau > ah, this is the one you were talking about
Muad' Dib > after that i emoed a bit and put hevrice on avoid
Muad' Dib > yeah, it was a fw plex
Muad' Dib > enyo lived with a sliver of structure
Bourreau > well, if you want a 1v1 just ask them next time
Muad' Dib > no
Bourreau > if they say no then leave
Muad' Dib > nobody is going to 1;1 a nano-rupture
Muad' Dib > and i didn't want a 1;1, i wanted a gf
Bourreau > they might in their own :P
Muad' Dib > not being jammed by ecm drones and kitsunes
Bourreau > I don't know what to tell you man, raw deal
Muad' Dib > it happens
Muad' Dib > it wasn't just that
Muad' Dib > i was at that time active aroudn oms
Muad' Dib > i did meet steven case and lost a fight with him just because i was a nub
Muad' Dib > let me try to explain otherwise
Muad' Dib > as you cans ee from rmage's stats, i don't care about losses, i want to have a blood pumping good fight
Muad' Dib > but when you sit there being plinked away by frigs who wouldn't come closer unless you were jammed, waiting minutes to die, you are not having gf
Muad' Dib > and i had the sme feeling after trying to setup a fight for 1h, as i have when i engage russian corps in gallente low-sec
Muad' Dib > if your familiar with the ones in fw .... and how they work with half of their ships falcons
Bourreau > lol
Bourreau > yes
Muad' Dib > i'm sure that if i asked for a 1;1, it would end the same
Muad' Dib > of-c it would be honored, to the letter
Muad' Dib > but, i'm also sure that they would setup for my ship
Bourreau > so you would do the same
Bourreau > right?
Muad' Dib > i don't change setups depending on opponent, and ppl who do that ... i don't fight again :)
Muad' Dib > i don't do that
Muad' Dib > i go with multipurpose fits
Bourreau > well if you're going to fight a 1v1...
Muad' Dib > liek this sabre
Muad' Dib > webb on it normally
Muad' Dib > doesn't have a point
Muad' Dib > and i'm not going to change that
Muad' Dib > i do have a point with me, but i won't take down a mse fo rit
Bourreau > so double mse?
Muad' Dib > yeah
Bourreau > going for the dd style then
Muad' Dib > it's an old fit, 3yrs old now
Bourreau > well man I think you're missing out
Bourreau > a good 1v1 is the best for adrenaline imo
Muad' Dib > i do have 1;1's
Bourreau > especially in the same ship as your opponent
Muad' Dib > but i do impromtu 1;1s
Bourreau > :P
Muad' Dib > so far i've never had a 1;1 dishonored and i wouldn't be surprised if the nr was over 50
Bourreau > I take it you mean an agreed upon one?
Muad' Dib > the last time i was plinked away like this - a drake, i was caught by russians with 1 falcon, 1 rupture and 1 arty-muninn at 100
Muad' Dib > i selfdestructed
Muad' Dib > 3min after they caught me i was still in 60% shields, and i had the normal, 2 lse, 2 invul, 3 extender
Bourreau > well I hate to advocate this but why wouldn't they use their superior numbers?
Muad' Dib > i mean, i challenge you to a 1;1 in a certain ship class, .... not arranged ahead of time
Muad' Dib > they can use them
Muad' Dib > but i'll also use my selfdestruct button
Muad' Dib > i won't stay there for 10min incapable of doing anything for their lolz
Bourreau > thats what its there for
Bourreau > and for capitals to grief people
Muad' Dib > russians are roamers, outside of oto off-c ... so i only blacklist that system, but i also blacklist for myself hevrice
Bourreau > I think you had a bad experience tbh
Muad' Dib > and before you point out how i was for 2yrs in bydi with same tactics ... i only gatecamped for 3d
Muad' Dib > than i emoraged
Muad' Dib > i refused to log in for 2 weeks :P
Bourreau > my point is simply that tuskers are pretty chill, they would fight fair if you ask them for it
Bourreau > if you just show up they will do whatever
Muad' Dib > don't tuskers also have a mentality of losing little ?
Bourreau > depends
Muad' Dib > yes, they do :)
Bourreau > in general we fly cheap
Bourreau > but every individual is different
Bourreau > anyway, I will stop defending the tuskers
Muad' Dib > is proxyyy still active ?
Bourreau > he moved corps
Bourreau > very recently
Muad' Dib > so why don't you guys move out of hevrice ?
Bourreau > I think hes active again now
Muad' Dib > ahh, itsme has retured
Muad' Dib > i met this dude around OMS
Muad' Dib > very chill dude
Bourreau > hahaha yea hes a good guy
Muad' Dib > we suicided 2 t1 cruises to rape a vaga from an ADHD gang
Muad' Dib > to make sure he died i brought a booster over
Muad' Dib > 15kms cram :P
Bourreau > nice
Muad' Dib > also, pls don't think that i believe only tuskers guys tactics are faggy :)
Muad' Dib > i have the same opinion about genos .... and many other corps ... in fact if it's not a 1man corp - like mine,
Bourreau > I am familiar with the complaint, I deal with gangs/blobs too
Bourreau > it sucks
Bourreau > usually I just try somewhere else
Muad' Dib > i honestly don't understand what's so fun killing a bs with 6-7 frigs jammed to hell by ecm drones
Bourreau > I can tell you from experience that ecm drones aren't always used
Bourreau > with ecm there is almost no challenge
Muad' Dib > good kb stats .... :(
Bourreau > killing a bs with frigs WITHOUT ecm drones is pretty sweet
Muad' Dib > it can still be easy
Muad' Dib > dram +bombers
Bourreau > yea thats true
Bourreau > but usually we use rifters and such
Bourreau > or jags :D
Muad' Dib > with no td's i bet
Bourreau > haha, sometimes with tds
Muad' Dib > all the times :)
Bourreau > its not like we have fitting police
Muad' Dib > td's are becoming very popular
Bourreau > people use what they want
Bourreau > I like td's actually, I will admit it
Muad' Dib >
Muad' Dib > no rr
Muad' Dib > 1 dcu as tank
Bourreau > nice kill
Bourreau > bad fit
Muad' Dib > i had to work for that
Muad' Dib > shot their station services for a few day
Muad' Dib > didn't think he was badly fitted, i just saw sebo, and i wanted to podjump back home
Muad' Dib > was curious to see how low i got him :P
Bourreau > the kills you work for are the best

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Assault Ship Extravaganza!

Coming up on the 18th of this month is Suleiman Shouaa's assault frigate tournament. The event will be held in Hevrice with various prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners, including some faction ships and, of course, isk. Check the link for rules and how to apply.

See you then!