And how... Waiting for a kill can test your patience, but luckily the comms, both on their teamspeak and in fleet chat, are hilarious.
People talking, sending youtube videos, gifs,... It's all good fun, a bunch of like minded people coming together for blingy kills and a chance to deliver torpedoes and/or bombs.
I like the fact that all of the people joining in fleet, lay down their differences (if there are any) and just kill everything that's not purple, or at least try to. There were a few Ishtars that were both too fast and too tanky for us to take down.
The night went off to a slow start, we were waiting on a wormhole in Thera for the FC telling us that he had a target so that we could all warp to the wormhole, jump through, and take the black ops cyno that would be lit.
It took about an hour but right when we were planning on packing up, one of the scouts found a Nidhoggur, my third big kill in as many days and my second carrier ever. Which was pretty sweet.
Once we were done hunting 'whales' we went on to the system known as HED-GP, little did I know, but there was a pretty big battle on the way. The FC miss-timed it a bit, thinking that we had about 20 minutes for the reinforcement timer to run out, turned out it was more around an hour and 20 minutes.
So we went to a few safes, I grabbed some coffee, something to eat and waited for whatever it was that we were going to be doing, to start.
I was told that HERO (whoever that may be) and PL (I had heard about them before but only had a vague recognition) were going to have a fight over the station and we were going to bomb them.
I had no idea what that meant or who they were exactly but if it meant dropping bombs, I was all for it.
About 20 minutes before the timer went out local went from the 60 odd people (of which most were the BB fleet) to 150, and a bit later spiking even higher to 250.. Which according to the people on voice was only the beginning (yay).
I had turned on a stream on twitch showing the station and there was a fleet on the undock, while watching a bunch of bombers (apparantly goons) unstealthed and dropped bombs on them but I don't think they hit much. We weren't moving, we were going to go after the bigger targets.
"Oh look, I think it started!"
I dropped three bombs in total, of which one hit (woops) .. They were telling us to allign to a certain target but inexperienced as I was I had no idea where it was so I just dropped my first and second bombs wherever and they kind of missed everything. How that even happened, I have no idea since it was pretty damn packed there.
"Bomb dropped, warp away, warp away!"
That was my third night in a Bombers Bar fleet, the third night in a row that I went to bed way past the hour that I should have gone in seeing as I had to go to work. But it was fun..
I'll definately be doing a lot more of these, I love me some bombers.
I had my first loss in a bomber last night, out on a roam with 16 people and we got baited. Guess that had to happen eventually, wouldn't be right if my character kept having a clean killboard. No kills yesterday but did learn that I should make sure that I should just warp away when a fellow member decloaks me by accident.
Stay tuned o7