Thursday, May 08, 2008

The Mighty ORE Rorqual in siege mode

ORE Rorqual

A few nights ago PPL members were in a low sec system mining ice. We've established a POS (Player Owned Structure) and have started our mining operation. Before heading out in my trusty (not rusty) Iteron Mark V to haul all that ice, I took some shots of the mighty and impressive Rorqual. Which reminds me, here are 3 videos showing the behemoth going into siege mode, as this one above has.

Have you seen one in transformation?

4 comments:

batolemaeus said...

One day, my Corp lost a few carriers due to fc's fault.
So we organized a huge mining op, with both our industrialists and our pvp-people, with combat ships ready at a pos.

We had four hangars online and two rorquals in siege. The sight of two of those things standing next to each other was beatiful.

Sadly, if you didn't notice: They can't move, but can be bumped. As they normally operate near a hangar, incoming haulers tend to bump them when warping in. :(

David "CrazyKinux" Perry said...

You wouldn't happen to have a screenshot of that operation with the 2 Rorqual would you? That would be a great shot!

As for the bumping, it is somewhat annoying. And that goes for ships (Titans especially), asteriods and other objects. I wish CCP would do something to prevent it. That and warping through objects, stations and planets. A visual annoyance for me.

Godlesswanderer said...

I completely forgot Rorquals even existed until I read this. I've only ever seen screenshots (when it was first released and now), I've yet to actually see one in person.

batolemaeus said...

I only have a video of the rorquals..sadly, i forgot to disable the cursor in fraps before starting..

http://dl.eve-files.com/media/0805/rorquals.avi (29mb, 29 seconds)

This is before they went into siege, and before we deployed two additional hangars because the first two were full.
(Was hell of an op. I think i counted about 30-35 barges on scanner. The belts in that system were so empty after that..)