Last night I found an Average Dark Ochre & Gneiss site. The first gravimetric site I had found all month, I wasn't about to let the opportunity to do a little non-belt mining pass me by. Things were going well for an hour or so. I sat around in my Procurer and mined 4,500 units of Obsidian Ochre and 4,500 units of Onyx Ochre with only the Angel Cartel and some rogue drones getting in the way. Those were easily enough to kill with a heavy missile Bellicose on overwatch.
I should have stopped then because I needed to get some sleep but with this perhaps the last grav site I would find before Odyssey and the changes to grav sites so I decided to press on. As I started munching on a Dark Ochre asteroid I saw someone enter the system and then a few minutes later Sisters probes in space. Someone was probing me down!
Did I do the prudent, carebear thing and dock up? No, I was greedy and wanted to keep mining. So while the Procurer kept mining, I swapped out the Bellicose for a Hound and stationed the stealth bomber 48km away from my barge.
When the interloper arrived, I suspected I was in trouble. I was confronted with a Pilgrim. At the time I didn't know it was the Amarr force recon ship. I just remember reading about Rixx Javix flying them, so I knew they must be pretty bad-ass. Yikes!
To say I panicked was an understatement. I fumbled at my keyboard and the Pilgrim scrammed me. I think he also was draining my cap, but I couldn't tell in the middle of the action. I forgot to launch the drones but I did remember to align to a station and hit the dock button. I then uncloaked and lit up the enemy ship with a target painter. I forgot to fire up the sensor dampener. I also managed to lock one of his Hammerhead II drones instead of the Pilgrim. That probably accounted for the lack of attention given my stealth bomber. The Pilgrim pilot didn't notice I was there with two ships until he saw his tech 2 drone go "POP!".
I think that made him mad because he forgot about the Procurer and came charging after the stealth bomber, allowing the barge to escape. Looking at the logs after the fight showed I had just enough capacitor to get me to the station. That's how close he got to capping me out.
At that point the Hound was aligned and firing Nova torpedoes. Explosive damage probably wasn't the best thing to use, but I forgot about swapping over to the thermal damage torps I had in the cargo hold. The Pilgrim did manage to get within 28 km before a burst of my afterburner extended the range out to 32 km. But at that point I figured I didn't have a chance of killing the ship so I warped off before he could get close enough to tackle me.
Okay, so I'm still pretty bad at this PvP thing. But while I fled the field, I did manage to kill a tech 2 drone, which means I won the ISK war, right? Too bad we don't get kill reports for that.