The big circles are hostile structures, with each circle divided into thirds, each third representing one of the steps necessary to destroy it. Each is already past the shield and armor steps, waiting only for the structure timer to arrive. Over the next five days there will be some more fleets to kill them. But the big one is coming soon. The second Keepstar, Unassailable Wealth, is less than a day away.
We got out last night to support the Initiative contest the armor timer. We got out our Ishtars, and I climbed into my Guardian to fly logi, while our friends in INIT undocked their Raven fleet once more.
Once more though, no ships undocked to try to fend off the attack. Instead we were left to dodge the Keepstar defenses, its point defense system, its bomb launcher, and the dreaded doomsday that can reach out and hit even the elusive Raven fleet.
There is just a bright blue spark that appears on the Keepstar structure to let you know the Arcing Vorton Projector firing and the lightning is coming.
Then it arcs out towards its target, bouncing across six more ships before dissipating. The FC’s Raven was the target, with others eating the rebound.
Fortunately for the attackers, while this weapon pretty much ensures a few subcap kills on each firing, it has a 10 minute cycle time. We only had to face it twice during the armor timer.
The second firing was just as effective as the first, the FC being the target both times. The second time the fleet logi had their Typhoon pre-locked and reps running on it.
The Typhoon went anyway.
However, the kill mail showed that the Typhoon wasn’t fit, so an economic victory since it was probably insured.
After that there wasn’t time for the Keepstar to fire again. The Ravens finished up the armor timer, with our Ishtars adding their bit. The armor layer was soon burned down and the Keepstar did that transition effect that indicates that the structure timer is up next.
The timer was set for 23 hours from that point, putting the final even at some time just past 00:00 UTC. We will see if there is any final effort to contest this Keepstar and whether or not it will be anything like the loot pinata of the first. I am sure somebody is busy tonight delivering 3200 cap boosters to lots of people just to make the loot hunt that much more dramatic.