Entry: six hundred ten.
I just came away from a fight. I didn't win by any measure, but I learned some good things and had a good time.
I was bored today, so I traveled a few jumps from home to go do some Magnetometric sites in OGY3-. After some time being wasted, I noticed combat scanner probes on the directional scan. I spent the next fifteen minutes bouncing around and making safes.
Once I felt the pressure was off, I went to the second site I had scanned down. I killed some Sansha, and had salvaged three of the six cans when a Helios, the same one that had been probing me down earlier, warped in on me.
Yes, I panicked. Also on directional scan were a Sabre and a Machariel, and I knew I would not make it out alive at that point.
After wasting a few rounds of ammuntion on the container, I switched fire to the Helios while burning for my on-grid warpout. I had thought for sure I destroyed it just as a Sabre warped in, but apparently not as I never got the killmail.
Helios gone, Sabre lands and throws up a bubble, further delaying me as a Machariel warps in. I again waste precious rounds on a container before firing on the Sabre. Damn containers are getting in the way. The Machariel burns for me, and he's faster than me I'm pretty sure. Sabre gets a web on me, I set orbit one thousand on the Machariel as he gets close to me. I keep firing on the Sabre, he goes into armor as I start hitting structure, and then he warps out and I explode.
I offer gf in local while heading back home.
What lessons did I learn? First, if you get scanned down and engaged, unlock the containers. Second, carry ECM drones with you, in case something as nasty as a Machariel is going to warp in on you. Third, something I should have done but didn't do, overload everything except maybe the microwarpdrive.
I tell you what though, I thought for sure I got that Helios and that I was about to get that Sabre.
Computer: terminate recording.