I had a little time to play Eve last night so I thought I would practice my exploration skills and maybe find a site to mine in. I didn't find any asteroids, but I did find a site that wouldn't accept cruiser sized ships. What a perfect excuse to pull out my Jaguar. I hadn't flown it since my half-baked attempt to catch pirates during Hulkageddon 3 and I still had the ship outfitted for PvP. So I threw in a couple of T2 shield extenders and a T2 shield booster and went off to fight the Angel Cartel.
I have to say I had fun fighting the rats for a change. I think the reason is that I fit all of my mission ships with artillery and just kite the rats. That is a much safer route that fitting autocannons and getting up close and personal. But last night I flew my autocannon fitted assault frigate into a site and got into a dog fight. At one point with my shields almost gone and my cap not much better, I hit the afterburners and put some distance between myself and three Angel fighters who were doggedly trying to follow. But I got a breather and was able to double-back and not only destroy the three ships but a couple others that spawned as I killed the third one.
Sure, the salvage plus the bounties on the rats maybe came out to be 1.2 million isk. But that wasn't the point. I had fun shooting things again. Autocannons make life so much more interesting.