Yesterday was a long day.
Despite equivalent enemy presence, our small Confessor fleet had no incidents capturing a a freeported station. But just as we were about to leave, the fleet commander received word that there was an enemy fleet out and about, and we would have to wait for reinforcements before we could leave the border constellation and head home to our staging system. But by the time the reinforcements got there, an another freeport station contest started, and this time there was an actual enemy hacker in the constellation. I saw the enemy Arazu a few times, but he fled, wisely anticipating that I would report his position to the main fleet. And sure enough, he eventually got caught.
While we were busy capturing the station, the main fleet danced around with an enemy Rupture fleet, and eventually managed to pick off the few logistics ships they had left, forcing the enemy to retreat to avoid losing any more ships in a rapid succession.
Time to head home, right? Wrong. While we captured the two stations, the enemy managed to destroy a Territorial Control Unit of ours in an another, low-value system. When the call came to re-hoist the proverbial flag, I was already back to our staging system, and had to burn back in my Rapier. With the reinforced fleet still present, there were no more incidents. Of course, that was an another half-hour delay to a fleet operation that had already lasted several hours.
And right when we finished re-establishing the Territorial Control Unit, a notification popped up about a capital ship fleet. So I hurried back and just barely managed to get to my Chimera as the fleet was departing from the staging system. We first stood guard for a while next to a dead-end system where an enemy fleet had been trapped several days ago, just in case there were anyone left trying to sneak out. But there was nobody around, so the fleet commander pulled the fleet back and hot dropped us right into a small enemy Hurricane fleet outside their staging station. That small skirmish netted me an another kill mark on my Chimera, so I'm not complaining.
Speaking of Chimeras.. with the introduction of Force Auxiliaries, existing carriers have started to look a bit too small. The Force Auxiliaries could be described as flying stations, but they shouldn't dwarf super carriers like the Wyvern. And my Chimera looks positively tiny next to a Minokawa. And when compared to subcapital ships like the Machariel, it becomes implausible that a Chimera could fit a battleship or two into it's ship maintenance bay.
But if CCP ever gets around to fixing the scale, this is what it would be:http://imgur.com/a/lAxZ6
From left to right, the pictures include a Machariel battleship, a Chimera in-game right now, a larger model for the Chimera, a Minokawa, a larger model for the Wyvern and a Leviathan.
In terms of volume, the new Chimera is at least eight times as big as the old one, so I'm happy. Likewise, the Wyvern actually looks like it's the second-largest ship type in the game. And even when compared to the new Chimera, it's twice as long. Curiously, the new Wyvern model is not
the model used in Valkyrie; It doesn't have those wide fighter launch tubes, and of course it lacks the point defense guns. I hope that they touch up the details and the textures on the Chimera and the Wyvern while they're at it. #eveonline