I had not scratched my PvP itch in a while and when I found myself last night with time to spare, I decided to check out the open roams that Spectre Fleet community offers. And luckily, a Frigate Roam was announced to start shortly with starting point in Ostingele – aimed to roam through the nearby nullsec. Shield frigates, eh? Turns out I have multiple Tristans and Atrons but nothing shield. My alt had a few Merlins from RvB days but they were still rocket-fit and far, far away. But no matter, Frigates are cheap and a quick trip to Dodixie later, I found myself in possession of a throw-away Merlin, fully insured. I had no illusion that it would survive the first encounter.
Wormhole PvP is a little daunting to thePvP noob – the low number of fights, the lethality (only engage if success is assured) and the very high cost of PvP ships in WH space have stopped me from getting experience in the art of PvP. This means, when I am in a combat-ready ship, I don’t engage as easily as my fellow corp members and my cloak always gives me the choice to fight or not. Of course, if stuff hits the fan, I engage. If I find a hapless industrial, its “Torpedoes away”. But I am not exactly looking for fights with someone who can shoot back. (in my bomber that tends to be suicidal – almost lost my ship to an Orca – that would have been an embarrassing killmail. I now have a lot of respect for Warrior II drones…)