Oh, I understood perfectly well what everyone was talking about (fast moving fleets may cause you to lose your drones). Caldak certainly does maintain a fast tempo when moving the fleet around, and if you aren't an experienced droneboat skipper (I am), you're very likely to lose some drones. Given the way the roam went, though, I bet I could have brought my Dragoon. There was never a point where Caldak's fleet orders would have caught me with my drones out of position, and believe me I was paying careful attention to that issue. I also picked up a bunch of T2s from the first couple of fights (enough to fill my cargo bay almost). Nevertheless, I enjoyed the Talwar I brought instead of the Dragoon, and got to do some ship scanning for the fleet (which was something new for me). I did regret not having the Dragoon at the end, because it was enemy drones that killed me, and the Talwar's LMLs are worthless for point defense. Those two ACs and drones of my own would have saved my ship (I was aligning to warp away when they finally popped my Talwar). (shrugs) No complaints though, I enjoyed the Talwar's speed and nice burst damage, and having 51.75km range was sweet.
It was a good roam, and a good class, and even the fight at the end was a lot of fun because we gave as good as we got for quite a while. Between the captured drones I sold off in the station and my insurance, my losses were only a few million isk. I learned a couple of new things, and took two pages of notes. My only question left unanswered after the class was about a comment made in comms, that I may have misunderstood or taken out of context:
"If you agress out of sight of the gate guns, it doesn't matter".
I took that to mean 'the guns can't fire on you if you aren't within their range', but a later comment seemed to imply that it meant 'you won't get an aggression timer' (which didn't sound right to me). I meant to ask about it at the time, but I had to log off and do the holiday-with-family thing.
Comms were very good, only one brief bit where there was some miscommunication between recon and fleet. We were going west between gates and the enemy went east at the same time, passing us in warp (causing some 'that gate or the other gate or this gate' confusion). No losses or major stress resulted from it, and we continued on.
(Also, after DT my wife wandered in with coffee and listened to the comms. She said 'Ohhh they sound like Aussies or Kiwis or something. I could sit and listen to them talk all day.' She had no idea what everyone was talking about, but she loved the accents, LOL)
Edited by Kor Sanyo, 21 April 2014 - 02:56 AM.