In general, it was ok, I didn't have nearly as much fun as I did last time I joined in a FFA but at least I didn't leave after an hour.
I had about 20 punishers and 20 rifters set up for this. I sent them to the nearest Hi-sec station thinking that whenever I got podded I'd ship back.
The rules of this event were quite simple, no podding, only frigates and no grouping/boosters.
But seeing as this is EvE, these rules were broken quite a lot. As a solo roamer it was nearly impossible to get any KB's. And that was extremely frustrating to me. I doubt I would have been as frustrated as I was if I had not seen as many groups as I did.
Warping in an asteroid belt, thinking you'd get a few shots at multiple people, and immediately being scrambled, webbed and painted by Brave Newbie people was not that bad the first time. But it happened too many times to be called a coincidence.
They were there to screw things over. A bit after my third death at the hands of BNI I heard about a cyno being lit.
Reach for the skies
Me, being the nosy capsuleer that I am, jumped straight to the cyno. To be greeted by a bunch of BNI Thorax', which made me lose both my ship and pod.
No big deal, just upgrade the clone and get back to the fight.
There were a few other gangs too, and after being podded for the 6th or 7th time I decided to call it. I spent some time with my gf watching the new episode of Dracula, and afterwards joined for the last half hour of the FFA.
Which was pretty fun, this was what I wanted, going from belt to belt, seeing two, three people fight and just get in there and take shots at whoever was winning. No killing blows (I checked and the last one before the end said 4 hours ago) but it was entertaining. Even did a small bit of damage to Rixx Javix' Merlin. Yay!
My killboard has been spiced up a bit. And I lost a total of 28 ships.
But if there's one thing that I really learned in this FFA. It's that I'm really, really bad at PvP
Stay tuned o7