Sunday, December 8, 2013

Today is a good day to die!

Oh, corp events, how I've missed you so!  Well, I guess we can't really call them corp events when we're inviting the whole alliance now.  Seriously, I'm not complaining.  We get good fights (and a PAP link), have a lot of fun (and get PAP), and drink lots of alcohol (PAP!!!11one).  Normally, I'd recap the fight, but Talvorian did a beautiful job summing things up yesterday.  You can read his blog here.

I wanted to talk about two other things today.  The first of which is a rather glorious invention that brings subterfuge to the forefront of carebearing.  This beautiful device would be the Mobile Tractor Unit, or MTU.  Commonly used by site runners and PvErs alike, this beauty will tractor any loot on the field to one central location and scoop it for you.  This is particularly useful for folks who like to loot and salvage their sites, as everything is nice and close.  In addition, it provides a clean warp-in.  I, however, have found another use for such device.

A typical Carebear Loot Piñata

This device is capable of providing lulz in the face of a really shitty situation.  Here's the scenario:  you're caught, and about to die.  You anchor the MTU.  Once you go 'KABOOM', the MTU will tractor your wreck, and scoop all the loot.  This accomplishes two things.  First and foremost, the enemy fleet/player will be forced to blow up your MTU to get the loot.  This means not one, but two rolls of the dice, depriving your assassin of loot from the piñata.  Nothing screams "SCREW YOU" more than depriving someone of loot.  Secondly, these MTUs aren't the easiest things in the world to blow up.  This could potential buy you some time to come back and dish out a heaping pile of Whoop Ass, should this be in the works for you.  Either way, I see a win-win situation here, and if it's a big enough site, you'll already have one out anyways.  Not that I recommend ever getting ganked in a PvE ship...

Actual can of Whoop Ass

I bet you thought I was finished here.  Well, I'm not!  So, now that we've gotten that out of the way, I have to speak quickly about last night's Thunderdome event, hosted by Repercussus.  I had a lot of fun, except I died in 7 seconds.  That's right, someone uttered the word "go" a little early, and Joe and I both felt the wrath of people who were paying more attention on comms than we were.  Whoops!  Either way, I'm a little disappointed, as I was promised a doomsday activation which never happened, thanks to fail cap fit on titan. I didn't get to blow up any of my corpmates either.  I guess I'll just have to AWOX a few of them (cheaters!) when they're not expecting it (during a StratOp seems appropriate).

#5 is Alice Karjovic

Fly it like you stole it,




  1. I never thought I'd using the mobile tractor unit like that... pretty ingenious. What's the round time between getting popped and the mtu tractoring your wreck?

    1. It's almost instant. The only way to pick the wreck off first would be to be <2500m from you target when he pops, and be very quick with a mouse.