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Fto Cruise
The Anthill Mob
Posted - 2004.08.17 11:00:00 - [1]
 

I see this so often, I have to ask....WHY???
Where is the fun in sitting at 60km, waiting 2-5mins for a rat to spawn, shooting it down in 10 seconds flat, waiting another 2-5mins for another rat, and so on, and so on.....?
Get yourself in a FRIGATE! You will be surprised just how good the frigates are against these rats.

Haematite
Reikoku
Band of Brothers
Posted - 2004.08.17 11:05:00 - [2]
 

Ive been having fun in a tristan with a mwd and some rockets.

Orbit at range for me rockets, engage mwd and watch the fireworks as I spin round them.

Elrathias
Caldari
Legio Prima Victrix
Posted - 2004.08.17 11:27:00 - [3]
 

then we might start with plentary spawns.

ive got 1 i remember.

Sahtogas VI - m2

2 augoros, 6 punishers.
(blood arch reaver + blood prophet)

FuPhal
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2004.08.17 11:36:00 - [4]
 

Well u sit 60km from it so that when someone else comes along to try and get ure rats you can shoot them too :P

Attrael
Caldari
Axemaker Inc
Posted - 2004.08.17 12:10:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Fto Cruise

Get yourself in a FRIGATE! You will be surprised just how good the frigates are against these rats.


Against the rats, maybe. But when pirate Fto shows up in a cruiser to attack said player, the frigate would be no match. Where as the battleship can frighten away most would-be aggressors.

Vargrh
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2004.08.17 12:22:00 - [6]
 

A battleship wouldnt scare me away :P


ActiveX
Dragon Wolf Enterprises
EVESpace
Posted - 2004.08.17 13:01:00 - [7]
 

I dont think anyone is afraid of Battleships anymore...

Fto Cruise
The Anthill Mob
Posted - 2004.08.17 13:19:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Attrael
Against the rats, maybe. But when pirate Fto shows up in a cruiser to attack said player, the frigate would be no match.


LOL! Pirate I am not. You can find these spawns in high sec space too.Rolling Eyes

Belshazzur Nephilim
Caldari
Posted - 2004.08.17 16:51:00 - [9]
 

I think that using a BS to kill frigate and cruiser rats is boring. If you have good skills use a frigate to kill frigate rats, then use a frigate or a cruiser to kill cruiser rats. The only possible reason for someone to prefer killing frigate and cruiser rats would be due to having low skills IMO, or they another personal reason.

I love killing frigates and cruisers while in a frigate, then killiing BS and cruisers while in a cruiser. I plan to kill a BS while in an inteceptor soon. The aim of the game is to have fun and I guess the definition of fun is different for everyone.

Belshazzur Nephilim
Caldari
Posted - 2004.08.17 16:51:00 - [10]
 

I think that using a BS to kill frigate and cruiser rats is boring. If you have good skills use a frigate to kill frigate rats, then use a frigate or a cruiser to kill cruiser rats. The only possible reason for someone to prefer killing frigate and cruiser rats would be due to having low skills IMO, or they another personal reason.

I love killing frigates and cruisers while in a frigate, then killiing BS and cruisers while in a cruiser. I plan to kill a BS while in an inteceptor soon. The aim of the game is to have fun and I guess the definition of fun is different for everyone.

Bohr
Posted - 2004.08.17 17:10:00 - [11]
 

Cheers for double post :)

Attrael
Caldari
Axemaker Inc
Posted - 2004.08.17 17:58:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Fto Cruise
Originally by: Attrael
Against the rats, maybe. But when pirate Fto shows up in a cruiser to attack said player, the frigate would be no match.


LOL! Pirate I am not. You can find these spawns in high sec space too.Rolling Eyes


I was merely creating an example situation. Besides, I thought EVERYONE in Eve was a pirate?

Mirus Crosius
Caldari
Amok.
Minor Threat.
Posted - 2004.08.17 23:47:00 - [13]
 

Once upon a time, something very similar happened to me at the spawn in Oipo. (At least as far as I remember, it was Oipo).

The spawn was hardly a challenge for my Scorpion - let alone a "proper" NPC set-up... so I went for bash in my Moa. It was hard enough to be fun, no massive risk - but the risk was there. The loot was reasonable as well.

Then, some chap comes in in a Raven. He lets rip with his Hybrids. Naturally, the rats get a whole new kind of pounding... I might as well not be shooting.

The chap in the Raven shoots at everything that spawns and annihilates them in pretty much seconds.

I ask him if he wants to share the spawn... he agrees... yet clearly misses the point as he continues to shoot everything and scoop everything I can't get (including some of my earlier kills).

I explain he's being unfair... to which I get the stock "you can't camp a spawn" response. You can imagine all the things I tried to say; "But thats what you are doing with an overpowered ship", "You are not sharing the spawn", yah yah...

Deaf ears.

After a few minutes of "discussion" in local, I sent him a message about game spirit and left the system.

It's the equivilent of stealing all the deckchairs at the beach. And it's silly. Don't bully small ships away from spawns; they're just enjoying a bigger challenge than you are.

Oh, and if you are that certain individual and remember what happened; The unhappy Moa pilot and the five or six local residents all branding you an idiot... I have a message for you...

"Sir, you are G*d-d*mn A**h*t"

Kerosene
Caldari
V I R I I
Merciless.
Posted - 2004.08.18 02:48:00 - [14]
 

quicker they die, the quicker they respawn.

Also npc'ing isn't a willy waving competition to see who can do it in the worst ship.

Junkzinat0r
Minmatar
Owwww My Eye
Posted - 2004.08.18 08:42:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Kerosene
Also npc'ing isn't a willy waving competition to see who can do it in the worst ship.


Bwahahahaha love that. :)

I've never tried spawn camping, but I have run away after 5 or 6 0.4 system rats started out distancing me in my poor battered rifter before I could even get a lock :(

Lyle Waters
Caldari
Constructive Influence
Posted - 2004.08.18 12:15:00 - [16]
 

Edited by: Lyle Waters on 18/08/2004 12:17:40
I do Oipo in a scorp, but take them on at close range, 2km-10km. Testing ew kit and close range weapons and different drone loadouts.

I have no problem with Thorax's dropping loadsa drones out then running away...

Ps, you can have the loot, I only recycle it when I run low on ammo.... Everyone does things differently, what seperates us from the monkeys...

Raeff
Body Count Inc.
The Requiem
Posted - 2004.08.18 16:34:00 - [17]
 

Edited by: Raeff on 18/08/2004 16:40:54
occasionally i'll take a rupture over to a cruiser spawn site, but i find it more fun to take my ceptor out into 0.1 and 0.0's when i wanna go npc huntin .. mind you with the tanking npc BS's do its almost impossible to kill them with a frig/ceptor, but the cruisers make nice snacks Wink .. and the occasional enemy indy are quite tasty also

usually make it a 2-fer-1 thing since my labs are out in a 0.1 anyway

p.s. to Junk: helps when fighting cruisers to NOT use mwd's .. not sure how fast a frig goes with 2 ab's but in my ceptors i can go around 1300-1500 with 2 ab's and outrun them heavy missiles(cept from the caracals) and the cruisers dont hit me cause my sig radius isnt the size of the sun Very Happy

Cruz
Out of Order
Posted - 2004.08.18 22:25:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Mirus Crosius


Deaf ears.




Then bring in your scorpion and blow him up Laughing


 

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