There were so many good candidates for KOTW this week that I decided not to pick just one. Instead, here's a little vignette of lots and lots of bad ship fitting and piloting decisions that happened this week...
I dearly hope that Tengu kills like this one are a harbinger of things to come when inty fast warps arrive in Rubicon.
The loot fairy really liked this guy.
If you throw enough PLEXes at a ship to run incursions, couldn't you throw enough PLEXes into the character bazaar to also buy a character worthy of flying the incursion ship? More to the point, couldn't you take that ISK and use it to buy something more fun than this Vindicator?
Same question for this guy's mission Rattlesnake. T1 Ogres? Really?
"Don't run missions while your high-sec corp is war-decced" is one of those unwritten rules of EVE. Maybe it should be written down where this Golem pilot can read it.
I try not to highlight the dumb things that new players do in this game. It's just not cool: maybe the guy has no idea what he's doing. Maybe he can't find a corp that he likes that will teach him this game. And I don't want to highlight the frustration this game can cause early career players. But every once in a while I have to make an exception... like this Raven Navy Issue. Cripes.
Three courtesy of Spaceship Samurai alliance and featured on Kugutsumen. Here's a Rattlesnake fit that shall never be a FOTW, even should this blog exist 20 years from now. Here's his alt in a Domi Navy Issue. And here's a Goon that is somewhat confused about the difference between the Scorpion and the Scorpion Navy Issue.
One more from Kugutsumen, the famed ratting Rook.
And finally, another apparent "farewell to EVE" loss to report this week, this Nightmare. Wow.
Number of dead super-caps last week: 2
Only two supers dead this week, both of them Nyxes. First up was this Nyx lost in Feyth to a Darkness of Despair super fleet. Call this standard super loss type number four: baited with carrier, tackled, suddenly supers. It only took one dictor and one hictor to keep him bubbled, greatly helped by the fact that he was DDed twice and his ridiculously poor tank intended to hot-drop and align out of harm's way (thus the Inertia Stabs and MWD). Didn't work this time.
The second Nyx was lost in low-sec and was fit similarly, only this time for missions rather than surprise hot-dropping. It served him about as well. A single hictor was sufficient to hold him in place for Black Legion. There are no neuts fit on the Nyx; the high slots are devoted to keeping his fighters repped up during missions. As a result, when the Remote ECCM failed him on its first attempt, this Nyx again died to a flock of supers and its very poor tank.
Finally, call this one a super-size loss with an all-or-nothing loot fairy decision. The decision? You get nothing! You lose! Good day, sir!
Sometimes that's a sad part of the vignette...