Welp...it's official. I utterly fail and I am kinda starting to dislike soloing. I fail at it, hard. I knew this already, but I tried a lot recently and failed hard.
A corpmate had the awesome idea of a frigate dueling league. This combines the awesomeness of frig tourneys with something a little more long term. You can challenge anyone that has signed up and use any fittings up to Tech 2. You get a ref to check your fits and go at it, all with rankings and everything. It got me pretty fired up and I brought in 4 or 5 frigs to fit and challenge others. Within a day I already had a couple people challenging me, ironically.
My first fight was in my Tristan, a ship I really miss and love. I was up against a Kestrel and confident in being able to take it down. Little did I know it was armor tanked and ate straight through my tank, even as I overheated my repper. My first loss.
My second fight, I tricked out a Merlin since I am heavy in Caldari skills. I made some wrong assumptions and went against a Rifter that blew me into dust. Fail.
Third in line, I'm looking for blood in an Imicus with a fit I thought was clever. Again, made wrong assumptions since my opponent nearly always flies Caldari. Turns out he also came in an Imicus. I stupidly didn't attack his drones with mine, but it was a close fight. We both ended in structure, but again my loss.
And tonight my last humiliation. I fitted a Rifter with Gallente/Caldari Ewar and arty, sporting a MWD.
It was an interesting fight, I was able to get 50km on my opponent and had him jammed most of the fight. But I wasn't doing the DPS I needed and wasn't cap stable. So when he finally grabbed a lock on me, he lit up neuts and his ACs, wiping me out completely. Depressing.
So I think I am giving up on solo. At least in frigs, I may go at it for cruisers or battleships if we go that high. It's fun and I am definitely happy to have fought, I went in with some crazzzzy fits. Thankfully our KB doesn't track those losses since it's against corpies, even in BattleClinic does. This certainly makes things a little more interesting than POS spinning, even just watching is awesome. It's a wonderful way to try your hand and test your skills as well as vent at each other by blasting faces.
If you find me in a frig and watch me immediately warp away, you'll know why. I never trained much in such small weapons anyways, so I'm kind of at a disadvantage. Perhaps I'll change that in the future.
All fun at the end of the day