If earlier this week we introduced you to the effects of Verge of Collapse’s doctrine (armor Strategic Cruisers and very expensive Guardian support) on an numerically superior but unprepared opponent, today we bring you the proceedings of what happened in one of their recent roams, which took place when they found an exit wormhole that led them to Oasa.
Killing everything in their path (most notably an Archon, and a Chimera twenty minutes before that), they eventually rallied their small fleet (with a single Interdictor and a Heavy Interdictor) to the GK3-RX gate, before sending a scout to see what they could find.
While the Nyx’s shields dropped fast, DPS from their smallish gang was clearly not up to the task, and Verge of Collapse decided to bring in the cavalry. Unfortunately for them, nobody had a ship ready for the job, so they were forced to wait for close to 10 minutes until somebody could bring it to GK3-RX. In the meantime, two Dreadnoughts were instructed to jump out of the wormhole, and one more (at range) was logged in.
While Verge of Collapse waited for the cyno and the Dreadnoughts, the Nyx and the Heretic pilot danced. At moments, the Nyx was reported to be actively smartbombing the bubbles (and actually managed to break free, although he was not aligned), and the attackers had their own ration of heart attack when one bubble was launched improperly and the Nyx tried to warp immediately…only to have his own alignment motions take him straight to the missed bubble.
Eventually the cyno would arrive, the Dreadnoughts would come to the field, and 15 minutes after pounding at it, the Dreadnoughts decided no help was coming. Already savouring the supercarrier killmail, they entered Siege mode and finally saw the Nyx’s armor dropping.
At this stage, the Nyx entered the final 10% of its armor…and two hostile Thanatos landed right in, desperately trying to save their friend, but Verge of Collapse kept working on the supercapital no matter what. Once the outcome was clear, rodney119 tried to self-destruct the Nyx
[ 2013.01.02 16:12:53 ] (notify) rodney119 has initiated self-destruct of their Nyx, it will explode in 120 seconds.
but it did not work:
Now, realizing a couple of Carriers for dessert are not to be sneezed at, they could tackle one of them and destroyed it. You will notice it has no remore repairers fit, so the chances to help the Nyx were slim:
Not everything was perfect, though, as there was only one Logistics pilot within the Verge of Collapse fleet (Knifee) and a couple of T3 Battlecruisers were lost, but it’s a very minor issue in a very successful night for the Tenth Alliance Tournament winners.