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My first PVP death

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Jayem See
Perkone
Caldari State
#41 - 2012-05-04 16:20:00 UTC
About a month into the game I saw a module I fancied in a low sec system.

As everyone knows, mixing tanks (and with crappy modules at that) is the best way to survive in low-sec.

I jumped into Tama (!) thinking I would pop to the station and back out before anyone even noticed me.

I had time to notice the rather large battleship (I didn't have time to notice what it was!) that was next to me on the gate.

BOOOOOM! I was in my pod thinking "Wtf" and then all of a sudden I was back in the station.

I convo'd the guy and had a chat with him - he was really decent about it and actually apologised for popping a noob - sent me a million isk and wished me the best.

The worst part is remembering how at the end of our chat, I threatened to hunt him down and deal my revenge, no matter how long it took.

I still cringe about that when I think of it....

http://eve.battleclinic.com/killboard/killmail.php?id=6784699

Nice tank.

Aaaaaaand relax.

Kuehnelt
Devoid Privateering
#42 - 2012-05-04 16:52:36 UTC
From long ago,

[Coercer, Fittings.]
Capacitor Power Relay I
Capacitor Power Relay I
Warp Core Stabilizer I
Damage Control I

1MN Afterburner I

Dual Light Beam Laser I
Dual Light Beam Laser I
Dual Light Beam Laser I
Dual Light Beam Laser I
Dual Light Beam Laser I
Dual Light Beam Laser I
Dual Light Beam Laser I
Small Plasma Smartbomb I

... lost to a Reaper. A neutral Minnie spy on the Kamela gate in Tuomuta, which is a highsec system.

[Punisher, Fittings.]
Capacitor Power Relay I
Capacitor Power Relay I
100mm Reinforced Rolled Tungsten Plates I
Empty

1MN MicroWarpdrive I
Warp Disruptor I

Small Energy Neutralizer I
Small Energy Neutralizer I
E5 Prototype Energy Vampire
Gatling Modal Laser I

... lost to a Dramiel. I'm sure that this same Dramiel killed me earlier in a Coercer, although I can't find the killmail, so this must have been the ship that i put together as a Dramiel killer. Consequently, the Dramiel was nerfed. Take that!

[Imperial Navy Slicer, Fittings.]
Adaptive Nano Plating I
Damage Control I
Basic Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane
Adaptive Nano Plating I
Extruded Heat Sink I

1MN MicroWarpdrive I
Empty

Medium Modulated Pulse Energy Beam I
Medium Modulated Pulse Energy Beam I
Empty

... lost to a Dramiel. That I motored 100km away from a friendly blob on a gate to take on, without warning the FC. Points are overrated. Also, I didn't try to kite the Dramiel and fail; I went straight for the brawl. So glad they nerfed Dramiels.

[Imperial Navy Slicer, Fittings.]
Overdrive Injector System II
Overdrive Injector System II
200mm Reinforced Titanium Plates I
200mm Reinforced Titanium Plates I
200mm Reinforced Titanium Plates I

Empty
Empty

Medium Modulated Energy Beam I
Medium Modulated Energy Beam I
Empty

Small Trimark Armor Pump I
Small Trimark Armor Pump I
Small Trimark Armor Pump I

... now this one, see. Hold on, it makes sense. See, it's a PVE fit. See? I lost it in this manner: I jumped through a gate, shot a rifter, warped off, laughed about having done this all the way to the next gate, which I couldn't yet jump through, which had a cruiser on it. You can't blame this PVE ship for a loss like that! That's just gate mechanics. CCP, please nerf gates.
Apocrit Vespulus
Fweddit
Free Range Chikuns
#43 - 2012-05-04 16:56:35 UTC
My first ever loss: http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=9598200

I remember that I was traveling through lowsec looking for something to kill because I wanted to try pvping. I was undocking from a station and saw this cool looking battleship-thing that I had never seen before. I never thought to try warping off, as I was certain that the station guns would be enough to protect me. One insta-pop later I was down one tristan and up one valuable lesson...
Coolsmoke
State War Academy
Caldari State
#44 - 2012-05-05 00:39:25 UTC  |  Edited by: Coolsmoke
My main's first pvp was when ratting in AAS in a Vexor when I had about 3m SP. Following corp advice I'd fitted a scram "just in case". A Wolf took me on, I frantically asked for corp help.. they arrived to find a Wolf wreck.
Lesson: Never underestimate drones.

Many years later, I was gatecamping in null when an Itty 3 jumped in. I killed it. Then I Alt-Tabbed and realized I'd wasted my own alt who was bringing me supplies.
Lesson: Never drink port when gatecamping Oops

(That was my alt's first death, so I guess that applies to the thread..)
Crosi Wesdo
War and Order
#45 - 2012-05-05 01:26:33 UTC
http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=3619213 My mains first loss.

IIRC i was missioning in low sec doing a lvl 3. Some helpful chap offered assistance and invited me to fleet. I didnt feel totally right about it but went with it lol. On entering mission he came burning over to me, ignoring all rats and proceeded to scram and blam my poor mission myrm :(
CY54
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#46 - 2012-05-07 01:22:13 UTC
[url]http://eve.battleclinic.com/killboard/killmail.php?id=5077014[/url]

Was on my way to pick up a skillbook before carring on with mining in my Industrial.Oops

Needless to say didnt end well,

Great thread Big smile
LadyZelda
Absolute Order
Absolute Honor
#47 - 2012-05-07 12:46:49 UTC
http://eve.battleclinic.com/killboard/killmail.php?id=6365830 Oops

Needless to say I made some serious rookie mistakes on the fit there, mixing guns, mixing tank, and going into low-sec to mine.....

Lost the pod too http://eve.battleclinic.com/killboard/killmail.php?id=6365831

**Salvation Ă•nryo **- Capital builder of the Stillwater corporation

Kalli Brixzat
#48 - 2012-05-07 19:25:51 UTC
Old account. Was running an L4 mission in hi sec. Some cat in a Probe scans me down, warps in and starts looting wrecks. He's going wreck-to-wreck and would eventually get to my mission item. I'm in the same system as my cheap gank Merlin, so I warp off to pick it up hoping I can get back before he makes off with my mission item (selling for 10M on contract at that time).

I get back, and burn towards him OH'd AB. Get to within 10km, lock up and unload. Through the shields quick and into armor. That's when I get locked up by a couple Thrashers. At this point, I know I'm dead, so I'm thinking I'll just pop this probe. I OH everything and pop the probe just as I'm into structure. 2 more volleys of 280 arty from the thrashers and I go boom.

Satisfaction of popping the probe was nice, but lost the mission item anyway.
Idicious Lightbane
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#49 - 2012-05-07 20:28:54 UTC
Deen Wispa wrote:

But the loss that eventually got me into PVP was my being ganked in my Mega while running sleeper sites with my corpmates. I was tanking for a while before going down. And I know we could've taken them if one of my guys had a scram. But despite the loss, it was such an adrenaline rush that I knew I would eventually want to get into PVP. Win or lose, I just enjoy the excitement that anything can happen in combat. And every once in a long while, local smack will deliver.


Pretty much the same story, never pvp'd before, was in a wh running sites solo in a hyperion and got ransomed by 2 pirates, I fought till my cap boosters ran out and asked for a ransom as I'd read about it. They agreed, I payed and they let me go, from that point onward I decided never to spend a single SP on pve again and brought some t1 frigates down to low-sec, I think this was my fist actual pvp loss:

http://wispa.killmail.org/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=4794924
chatgris
Quantum Cats Syndicate
Spaceship Bebop
#50 - 2012-05-07 20:40:27 UTC
http://gallente.eve-kill.net/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=2339733

January 2009, after a lot of research I joined this thing called "Factional Warfare" because I wanted to pvp without nullsec politics, didn't want to go pirate. I had spent tons of time reading about fits and ships and had skilled fairly well for a decent rifter fit.

I found this minor plex in sujarento, went in. A caldari wt came in in a thrasher at range. I went to attack him, got killed on the approach (ab rifter approach arty thrasher @ 20km for the win). Promptly podded right afterwards.

That was my welcome to pvp.
Ronbo Tex
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#51 - 2012-05-08 02:36:42 UTC  |  Edited by: Ronbo Tex
I've been playing for a about 2.5 years , have been very careful, pretty carebearish and have avoided being podded or ganked. I had just joined Red vs. Blue to get a little PvP experience but I needed to get into Jita to claim and then sell off my CCP gift. RvB has a strict policy about getting podded in JITA so I decided to be safe and clone jump in.

I made the jump to Jita, the phone rang, and at the same time I wanted to check my ship inventory so I clicked on ships icon and turned away for just a moment. When I glanced back at the screen , I realized I had clicked on un-dock instead, and there was flashing red war target camped right outside Jita. I clicked stop, and tried to re-dock but he nailed me and it was clone city for me.
Besides losing 125M in implants, RvB will boot you unless you pay a 500M fine which I had but would have left me with few iskies left, so I decide to quit and avoid the embarrassment and the poverty.

Lesson learned, LOOK CLOSELY before you click, and pay friggin attention to what you are doing...Oops

http://rvbeve.com/blue/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=208724
Chimay
Doomheim
#52 - 2012-05-09 07:07:45 UTC
So there I was couple weeks, maybe a month in to game I wanted to go to lowsec. I recently purchased a Caracal with my hard earned level 1-2 mission running isk (lol). I lasted a total of 15mins. Decided hey lets rat, what's the worst that can happen? I got this big bad Carcal no one is going to mess with me I tell ya! Nanophoon warped in, didn't take long. My friend in the thorax at least got him to structure. We left in our pods laughing the entire way back at the time it took to loss are ships.

This was Before KBs were around, it's sad because I'd love linking my raven I lost with Heavys Missiles fitted and god knows what else.

Chimay
Doomheim
#53 - 2012-05-09 07:25:00 UTC
Eryn Velasquez wrote:
After some month in 0.0 my main returned to highsec to do some trade, and to get one of these shiny new Loki T3s.

Autopilot warning about entering blabla dangerous bla low blabla of course were disabled, and while autopiloting this newly bought ship back to corp office, got me a coffee, came back and saw a little gang firing on my 1B investment, which was in structure near 10-15%.

Was a nice explosion ...





Man I laughed my ass off. Not at your luck or loss, but the way you told the story. Best story imo lol
Deckard Rahsh
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#54 - 2012-05-09 21:49:18 UTC
here's my first loss

i got to tag along on a 20 man baddon-gaurdian-triage roam. we lost a fight and i got seperated from my friends...long story short, mallers are not good at gate-crashing.
Starrakatt
Celtic Anarchy
Dead Terrorists
#55 - 2012-05-10 12:32:55 UTC
2-3 months in the game, had read a lot about nulsec riches and how you could farm millions just by belt ratting, and I was tired doing L3 missions for peanuts, so I get my trusty Cyclone down in the GW and start doing my thing, raking in BS bounties.

GREAT! I was king. Making ISK like there's was no tomorrow!

Yeah well... http://eve.battleclinic.com/killboard/killmail.php?id=9184506

The worst is, in the middle of the fight for my life, the guy just warped away! Now, with more experience, I realize he had had a disconnect event, but at the time I had no clue and just continued happily looting the rat's wrecks. Ofc, he logged back in... :P
X Gallentius
Quantum Cats Syndicate
Spaceship Bebop
#56 - 2012-05-10 13:31:53 UTC
http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_related&kll_id=4420279

Not first, but first remembered. Battle for Villasen POS when FW just started out. Got me hooked. Multiple engagements, scouting around systems for which I had no clue how they were in relation to Villasen. Got killed twice, got podded twice to Orvolle which allowed for faster reshipping. Used 'Set Destination' to find my way back to fight.
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