ATXIII Report: Day Two
My goals for the Alliance Tournament were very simple. Win at least one match. That was all I wanted to realistically accomplish.
We did not do that.
To say I am disappointed would be an under-statement. Preparing for participation in the AT takes a huge commitment of time and resources. One of the very first things I had to consider, back when we were thinking about it, was "are we in it to win?" The answer was yes. Last summer I decided to pass on the AT because I did not feel confident we were ready, this year I knew we would be.
And yes, this was our first one. We learned a lot. And next year we will be better experienced because of it. Our pilots will be a year older, more experienced and better trained for a wider variety of ships and potential comps. This is all good. And next year we will begin preparing further ahead of time. These are things that we learned and they will go into making us a much better team next year.
But I still wanted to win at least one match.
Sadly today was not going to be the one. The bane of pirates everywhere is ECM and they brought a lot of it. Even our ships that were fitted with anti-ECM mods AND getting remote ECCM were being jammed. I know, I fitted these ships myself and I know what they had on them. Our Geddon was well fitted against ECM and I had remote ECCM on him the entire time he was alive, and he still got jammed. In the world of Rock, Paper, Scissors that is the AT, their comp was well suited for defeating ours. It really is just as simple as that. Pure bad luck. Bad luck that would have been tough for any of our comps to deal with frankly.
But that is how it goes. We should have won yesterday, but today was just a bad draw. They brought the better comp.
I'm going to stop thinking about it for a few days. The grass needs mowed.
Keep the courage.
PS: It was great fun by the way. I'm not actually mad. This is Eve.