Our static has timed out and self-popped. So we're zipped up. But there's nothing to do here. We have a gas site, but I have no Ventures. (Note to self: get in new Ventures.) I guess I will open up and see what's up in C4b.
I warp out to a safespot, then fire probes and scan. Our static is easy to pick out, being one sig of two. I scan it quickly then align to the resolved sig. Once my speed is up, I warp. I want to give the minimum warning to anyone on the other side. I land on grid with the wormhole, and I head towards it. Then I bookmark it, and jump through.
On the other side, I don't see anything on scan. Just some customs offices. Typical. But I am at an outer planet, so there is still hope. I fire probes, move off the wormhole, and cloak. Then I throw the probes out of the system. There are several planets out of my dscan range, and these might have someone doing something. I don't want to alarm them with probes until I discover that they actually don't exist.
I warp to an inner planet... and dscan shows a small gang. No wrecks, so it is probably at a tower. I point at some local planets: not there, not there, not there. Hmm. Try a 360 dscan again. Yes, they are still there.
A sleeper wreck is also there.
A sleeper wreck means one thing: I have site runners. Site runners mean site salvagers. And that means ganky PVP. My pulse rises. My eyebrows raise up a notch. Then my eyes narrow. My nose twitches. My hearing grows more acute. Yes: the hunt is on.
|The enemy in action.|
Ugh. That's bad for my potential earnings. But I'll keep watching. Ganking beats money any day.
I get back at 150km, then keep going. It only really matters how far the tractor unit is. I bookmark at about 200km, and that is far enough. Now I sit and watch and wait. The encounter now depends on the enemy. Will they do something stupid like put an unescorted salvager out for me to kill?
|A Noctis... mmm.|
They don't warp off.
The enemy Noctis lands on grid, then starts salvaging. The enemy don't leave. I am not about to try an attack versus Ishtars, much less the other stuff present. So I just watch. Maybe they will make a mistake...
They don't. When the last wreck is salvaged, they all warp off. Now I am alone in the site. I watch dscan, hoping they go to another anom. But they don't. Instead they disappear. Hmm.
I warp around the system to look for them, but they are gone. My guess is they saw my new wormhole via the discovery scanner and GTFOed.
Kudos to you, enemy gang. You escorted your salvager, got your loot, then got out. That seems about right to me.