Pop goes the Thorax

Now you see it, now you don't.

Now you see it, now you don't.

About an hour ago, I decided to head up to a nearby patch of low sec space in EVE to check out the rats, perhaps make some fast money before down time. The only ship that I had available in the area was my trusty Thorax, I haven’t had the time or energy to move up any other ship to my new home yet, and it’s been known to take quite a beating from rats because of my skills so I didn’t really think twice about it. A few quick jumps later I was in a 0.1 system, alone in local, and I headed for an ice field to see what I could find.

To my great happiness I found a battleship spawn and three cruisers, which I decided to take on. The battleship went down pretty fast, but just as I had started to work on one of the cruisers and seeing my drones doing good damage to it I notice that I am no longer alone in system. Space is usually quite blue in our area, but the thought to warp out straight away did hit me. I decided to recall my drones just in case, which is about the same time as I see a Myrmidon warp in on me…

A second later, I’m scrambled and can’t get out. The cruisers are still shooting at me, my shields are more or less gone, and then the Myrm starts eating away at my armor. I try firing back, but at this point I’m in a panic – I haven’t been in a PvP-fight in EVE for a very long time, so I notice that I am still firing at the rats. Things go downhill fast and my beloved Thorax is soon blown to space dust. Luckily, I manage to warp out before the Myrm can target my pod.

Me and the Myrm pilot exchange pleasantries, including him pointing out that I didn’t even fire on him (thanks for noticing), and then I jump out of system and make my way back to high sec before logging. It was a good wake up call for me – never, ever, go unprepared into low sec space. You will get in trouble. I behaved like a naive newbie and paid the price for it. My own Myrmidon is 26 jumps away, I hardly have the money to reinvest in a new Thorax and fit it out the way I had. Stupid, Petter. Stupid.

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