... and somebody gets hurt.
(Title quote courtesy of Ocean's 11).
Remember how I posted about how I liked having a challenge? Sometimes that leads to dumb behavior and an embarrassing loss.
I'm down one Eagle. Poor little thing, I barely knew her.
The Eagle fit was great for blapping anoms, but like the Zealot has some trouble killing fast moving frigates at very close range. There's a "donut of death" around the Eagle - beyond 3km and out to about 16km, everything dies. Inside 3km there's relative safety as the blasters can't track fast enough.
So here I was in Rogue Drone Harassment, lvl4, which is chock full of webbing and scramming frigate sized enemy. I decided to take the Eagle as I'd done this mission in the Sacrilege several times, and I haven't moved the Sacri to my Caldari mission hub yet.
But I didn't stop to think that the Sacri has no donut of death; missiles are much more forgiving. The eagle has no dronebay and I didn't think to fit a web. Things went well at the start, but then eroded when the first webs landed. Without the ability to pull enough distance to hit again, I was done. It was the kind of death you could feel coming, and had no choice but to ride it in.
I only post it because it's ... full disclosure. Part of doing dumb (but fun) things is having a few dumb (and embarrassing) losses. The Eagle will be replaced, and I'll be a little smarter next time I push the limits of lvl4s in small ships.