This kill was done a while ago but I thought it would be a good idea to do an after action report anyways.
It started out with Liam Polzl who jumped into Odin (our c3 static) and dropped probes to scan but instead found a Phoenix on ‘D-scan’. At first we thought it was an empty ship in a POS but Liam pinpointed down a sleeper site with wrecks in it. He warped to it and much to his surprise he found a piloted Phoenix class dreadnought finishing up the site. The Phoenix quickly noticed the probes Liam had earlier dropped and warped off to his POS. The Phoenix pilot spoke out in local something along the lines of I’ve finished off that site if you want to crack the cans.
We decided to stake the hole in case he decided to bring out his ship again. After about 30 minutes we decided it was a bust so I logged in my out of corp alt character in hopes of tricking the pilot out of the safety of his POS.
The character was relatively new with a docile looking killboard so I decided to play the naive wormhole explorer. I brought an uncloaked scanning ship into Odin and started cracking the can in the sleeper site. The dread pilot did not seem to make a peep so I resorted to starting a private conversation with him.
I introduced myself as a player new to eve wanting to explore wormholes and make some isk. He was very friendly and seemed to want to help a new player out with the game so he took out his dreadnought and showed it off to me. I slip in to conversation that there was one site left in the system but it was full of rats so I couldn’t hack it. And like a child wanting to show off his new toy to his friend he quickly offered to clear the site for me.
By now we have called out friends We’re Happy In Wormhole Space to come quickly and seed into the hole for a possible dread kill. The majority of the backup fleet was still 4 or more systems away from the worm hole so I quickly stalled for time and said I had to go do my laundry and he also had to AFK for a while which was perfect. This bought enough time for the whole fleet to enter the system and warp to the site cloaked, ready to pounce upon the Phoenix as soon as he warps in.
Five long restless minutes later the pilot messaged that he was back. I tell him the signature ID of the site and he quickly assures me he will clear out the baddies so I can hack the site. The dread pilot initiated a warp to the site in his colossal capital ship, all I could do then was wait anxiously and watch as the ship slowly accelerated to warp speed. I followed in with him to watch the cage fall down upon my prey. Being the helpful player that he was he told me to warp off so the sleepers don’t kill me. He quickly found himself surrounded by decloaking interdiction ships and caught inside their warp disruption field.
The call was made on comms to jump into Odin and warp to the interdiction ships to begin sieging the Phoenix down. The fight was long and took us quite a while to get the battlefield sorted with the dreadnought launching volleys of missiles at our ships while the sleeper ships in the site bombarded out fleet. We tragically lost a couple of ships initially to bad positioning and sleeper aggro but we promptly set the field up in our favor. But even with someone pulling the sleeper aggro far off the main fleet, the Phoenix capital ship still was doing devastatingly large amounts of damage to our ships, keeping our logistics pilots on their toes. After a long intense battle the tenacious Phoenix, ablaze in a glorious barrage of missiles, plasma and projectiles, finally broke shield and succumbed to the fleet’s massive firepower.
Many thanks to We’re Happy In Wormholes Space pilots for quickly forming up a formidable fleet in such a short notice, most importantly props to Phoenix pilot DDrueding Haginen for being such a good sport.
[01:56:02] DDrueding Haginen > Never had a PvP kill before, appreciate the opportunity
[02:19:34] DDrueding Haginen > GF guys.
[02:19:37] DDrueding Haginen > Very fun.