ENEMY SUPERS TACKLED GET THE FUCK IN FLEET RIGHT NOW
Web Broadcast to [SIG] Reavers from Asher Elias
I managed to get a combat drone out and get on the kill mails for those ships with an asterisk. Again, there were so many bubbles on grid at one point that the background in my screen shots turned white.
This was one of those “happens once in a while and makes all the slow fleets worthwhile” operations, like CCP was trying to illustrate in their This is EVE 2014 video. People were excited, comms were buzzing, but it was far from clear exactly how many capital ships, if any, we would be able to kill.
When I got on grid our FC, Asher Elias, was pretty sure we would get the Aeon and maybe one of the Nyx. They were trying to get to the safety of their POS shields, and it at least one Nyx was very close before he inexplicably turned around and started motoring away. There was also the looming threat of reinforcements. The Nidhoggur and the Chimera were dropped onto the battle to try an repair the supers and were chewed up for the effort. Eventually a couple of fleets of hostiles were on grid trying to drive us off and we started taking significant losses when the last Nyx got into structure. We had enough left in us to take him out, then the call went out to scatter, safe up, cloak if possible, and “fofofofo” in local.
Then we escaped back to our staging system.
We got a bit of a briefing in the fleet about how this was all planned out, with tacklers logged off in the system waiting for the supers to log in, but the full story will probably come out in the morning. (Addendum: Here is the tale from the CFC end, and from the N3 end of things.)
Meanwhile, this other battle happened. It will probably dominate the new cycle. A titan was killed… killed by Brave Newbies no less, an alliance that prides itself on taking new players into combat. A lot of younger pilots got their first taste of an epic battle with capital ships on grid. Good for them, and good for EVE Online. But our own kills cannot be made less sweet, and the battle report shows (ZKillboard version) we lost about 9 Billion ISK in ships while destroying 125 Billion ISK.