It's a Tarp
Posted by noise on Thursday, 10 November 2011
My Rifter is fit and I just need to fly it to my new HQ so that I can come back a fit some other ships. I make my way and head through to Amamake where the usual pirate gate camp is in operation.
I fly through and head into Dal. The usual entry scan immediately shows me an Imperial Navy Slicer on scan. I guess as to it's location and warp to the Auga gate to see him immediately jump out.
I decide not to follow him as I'm only here to drop off this Rifter into HQ and opt to carry on. Except a Manticore suddenly appears 16km in front of me. It must have jumped through at the same time the Slicer jumped out.
I attempt to lock the ship but he easily engages his cloak. Only one thing for it, see if he's stuck around and head in the general direction of where I saw him last. Just as it becomes apparent I'm not going to get him a Drake jumps through the gate. "Leeroy Jenkins" screaming in my head, I lock the Drake and burn towards it. Suddenly the Slicer make his appearance again and it's quickly followed by a Caldari Navy Hookbill. Leeroy sounds are quickly replaced by a voice shouting "It's a Tarp" so I decide to attempt a retreat but my warp drive is already disabled. I start burning away from the trio when the Manticore reappears along with a Huginn, a Hound and a Punisher. Oh well, let's see how long dual repairers can last against all of these? 30 seconds is the answer before I pop.
Time to get my pod back to fit another Rifter!