Seismic Stan is here, he has bought with him "a random and eclectic selection of Noise Suppressors" which range from a "meta0-fitted Tormentor" through to cruisers...
We're now joined by a reporter who seems to like cakes and Stan has gone off to fetch a new ship after my arty fit Rifter blew up his Vigil. What is Stan going to bring next?
I reluctantly start heading in his general direction not wanting to engage. Going against another Rifter wasn't what I had in mind with this arty Rifter. I have nothing to slow him down and no tank. If he get's close I'm a goner. I know that losing Rifters is the whole point of this exercise but in the heat of battle, I want to win!
It takes about a minute to actually get anywhere near him, then we both lock each other as we reach 20km. Almost immediately Stan is on top of me. I fire, he fires and now he's webbed me.
Within seconds my shields are depleted while his are holding fast at around 70%. I can't do anything to move him from his 500m orbit and my armour is melting like butter.
It doesn't take very long before the inevitable boom
! It took longer to approach him that it did for him to destroy my ship once he had started shooting.
That Rifter is looking a little too close!
To be continued...