"Come on we have there caps tackled" Is posted in alliance chat. "We need more people! Titan bridge is ready to go"
Ok so my pvp experience to this point has been very limited and to be honest I have never been in a proper fleet, with most of my losses being in a belt while trying to make iskies. I make the 1 jump to our home system and look in my carrier. Oh the choices, Onyx, rifter, wolf, or my raptor. Humm choices. So I decide to pick up my raptor
"Where is everyone? Titan bridge will be closing in 2 mins" so I post my location and high tail it 4 jumps to the Titan. Ok so my first Titan jump bridge went as smooth as it could have and it was just like jumping a cap ship. I am now on team speak listening to he FC giving orders on where to join the fleet
"don't worry about orange targets they are all helping us. Just kill reds."
So I jump along another 6 jumps to my old stomping grounds with Vanguard in wicked creek. On the way another blue and myself managed to kill a Stabber in XV-MWG. All the late straggles, of which i am one, finally meet up with the fleet on the F5 gate. Our scout jumps threw the gate and has nothing, his grid has froze.
"700 in local and he gate is clear"
"Jump jump jump" comes over the coms and then the lag starts. My grid won't load and I am sitting there typing to corpies having a laugh that I am not in a pod yet!
Finally the FC gang warps us to a planet where we wait for the rest of the fleet to sync. The F5 system has now hit over 1k people and we know lag is going to be bad. Atlas are spamming in local and the FC warps us to the enemy gate. Then the fun started FC called a Heretic as primary, and I managed to get a lock. Talk about rubber banding! I activated mods and waited I got a yellow box come up! I hit him which was amazing with all the lag. FC then calls 2 more targets and I try to lock and engage, which I must have on 1 as again I end up on the KM
"Align to planet!" that's all I am hearing over coms now so I am trying. MWD active trying to get out of the dictor and drop bubbles range. I am spamming the warp to link and get the dreaded "local interference is stopping you from warping" rubbish is this going to be the end of my pvp? Some how I got to the planet, and see 1 other blue. Wow talk about desync and a half!
"Goons just jumped in a cap fleet! They are Dooms Daying the gate" OK so we are all having a laugh about this and the FC gets us to jump back to the gate. I can't see a thing, no ships and just the gate activating. I do something very silly and accidentally jump threw the gate where I get disconnected. I log back in feeling the worst and yep I am in a red camp but still alive. I high tail it to the gate and spam the jump button. I start to take damage and I scream at the screen to jump. I did! I got back into F5 and see reds! Not many as most of them have jumped threw but we pick off a couple I start to tackle a rokh and see his pod. I go in for the kill. Lag is still bad and don't know if I have him or not.
The FC tells us to get out of the system and start heading back. We all get threw and make 5 jumps in blue space. Cepters got the go ahead to go on and so so i do with a few others.
Here is where my inexperience shows. I see 2 reds on a gate and ignore them. I zoom onto the next and see more reds jumping threw. Ok any sain person would have thought " where are they going too?" but I jump threw anyway, right into a red camp. Oh crap
So there I am in a bubble and miles ahead of the fleet. I try my luck, it's worked once so lets try again. MWD active I head to the gate and spam the jump button, but it's all too laggy and before I know it I am sitting in a fresh clone. Oh no! There goes my set of +4's too.
So lessons learnt:-
1:- PvP in a jump clone! Yes it's 24 hours with lower skill training but better than loosing 150mil! 13 mil for a clone is 2 hours ratting at worst
2:- never go too far ahead of the main fleet! Noob error
3:- cepters are fun!
4:- blob warfare isn't good for eve. No wait lag isn't good for eve
So that was my first ever pvp op and from no kills to 6 in one night! It was fun and have 5 cepters fully fitted and ready to fly.