I have not been feeling like writing, and not playing as much EVE as I have in times past. So that's what's up with the lack of posting. I am in the process of winding down my occupancy of the C4 I am in. The logistics have become unfun.
But enough of that. The thing that broke through my writing torpor today was a nice little kill. My system had many connecting wormholes, and I wanted to get my Jita alt in with a few last PI goods to pump into my pipeline. My system had an unusually high number of connections: its normal static C4 and C5, but also three other C5s connecting via K162s. Thus I had been scouring nearby systems for exits in my trusty Manticore. I found only a single lowsec exit, not near to Jita. Oh well. I tried. After that I had returned home, and was just sitting around in my system, watching a wormhole just in case someone came in. I was in the room, playing other games. But occasionally I'd come back to sit at EVE, tweak prices on my Jita alt, and with Von check a dscan, and look at the probe scanner to see if there were any new wormholes.
At one point I returned and dscanned and what's that? Probes! The guy came in a different wormhole, but I figured maybe I could still ambush him at my tower's decloak trap. So I warped back there. I landed on grid and barely had time to rotate my camera to face the bubble, when -- bingo! -- an Astero appeared in my trap. Astero vs bomber in most places is a win for the Astero. But any ship on grid with me at my tower, and I will win that fight. Go time!
I uncloaked, and got all systems on, locking the unlucky Astero up. I even hit her with a round of torps before she was evaporated by my tower's guns. Unluckily for her, her pod was cleanly in the bubble. So I terminated her -- the tower won't do that -- and returned her to highsec the fast way.
It turns out she was pretty new in EVE, so I opened a chat, told her about tower traps and how to avoid them, and we had a nice little chat. She had some questions about stealth bombers. I hope I helped. Anyway, one question was what can one hunt in a bomber in wspace? I listed some ships, but as a part of that I refreshed my corp's killboard at zkillboard, to remind myself of what I had killed recently.
That's when I noticed that not only had my tower killed once today, it had killed three times! (Others are this and this.) Yow! My tower is a better EVE player than I am this month.