I lost three ships this week out of stupidity. I am an idiot. What did I do? I didn't use a safespot. Why did I not use a safespot? I can't really answer that. Laziness, perhaps. Three times and each time I thought to myself 'damn what an idiot, I won't do that again'.
I guess I wouldn't be that bothered but the frustrating thing is they were all fights I should have won.
First up I lost a Wolf to an Enyo. I was in Decon and spotted a few ships on scan, mostly coming and going and not hanging around. All the time I spotted an Enyo on scan but it looked like he wasn't interested in the fight. So I parked myself in top belt and waited. And waited ... Out of boredom I alt-tabbed out to our corp forums (yeah, probably should use the ingame browser once in a while). Anyway, I hear alarms ringing. Shit. Wolf in half armor. Enyo stinging away. Dead Wolf. I pop a gf in local and warp out with my tail between my legs. 100 million isk down the toilet. No big deal. Promise myself I won't do that again.
Fast forward a few days and I am in a Jaguar hanging around some 2/10 acceleration gates. There's nobody in local so I get up and go for stroll, like you do. I should have known better. I come back to the screen and there's a Cyclone killing me. I have already lost shields as I start a valiant attempt to kill his drones but I've already taken too much damage and I explode and warp my pod out.
Same old drill I pop a gf in local and an 'oops I was afk, so bad at this game' message in local. The pilot starts lecturing me on how lowsec is dangerous. So bad.
Today I visited one of the out-of-the-way Pithi 2/10 sites. I am in another 100mil isk Wolf. Wolfs are like my fix. I love them. Anyway. There's a Thrasher and a Worm on scan. I wait on the gate but the Thrasher leaves local and the Worm is seemingly sat on station for what seems like an eternity. I enter the 2/10 site and wait inside on the entry point. You can probably guess what's going to happen here ... yep. I am alt-tabbed checking the forums again (damn these forums are bad for my health) and I come back to a half-dead Wolf and a Worm, which somehow I manage to get into structure before I pop.
A gf goes up in local and I decide to write a blogpost about how bad I am at this game. Must. Use. Safespots.