Content Creation: Introduction to Station Camping

Station camping is the Thaddeus-given right of all Highsec griefers and Lowsec bastards. It is in fact - the earliest stage of how we get many super kills in Derelik! Through the denial of a safe place to cyno capitals/supercapitals.

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Station camping is the Thaddeus-given right of all Highsec griefers  and Lowsec bastards. It is in fact - the earliest stage of how we get many super kills in Derelik, through the denial of a safe place to cyno capitals/supercapitals.

For now - we will introduce you softly to station camping.

Rather than opportunistically waiting for a cyno, what we are looking for is a reasonable station, or "kick out", in which the undock location spits a ship out OUTSIDE of the docking ring of a station. Minmatar stations are the worst offenders, but Amarr are guilty too. See below for examples:

Note the exit outside the docking ring.

The most prominent system locally is Faspera - however places like Misaba and Arton are also examples in Rekking Crew space.

Our intention here is to take advantage of the prolonged align time of the ship exiting the station. Due to the fact they are moving at speed when leaving station, they will have a longer align time. This means we need something fast locking, that can stand up to station guns AND can hold the target outside of the safety of the docking ring.

Numerous ship types are effective for this - for our example we will be using a new player friendly Gnosis Combat Battlecruiser.

[Gnosis, [-SAS-] GATECAMP NewBro]

Damage Control II
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
Reactive Armor Hardener
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
1600mm Rolled Tungsten Compact Plates

Sensor Booster II
Sensor Booster II
Sensor Booster II
50MN Y-T8 Compact Microwarpdrive
Warp Disruptor II
Stasis Webifier II

Heavy Ion Blaster II, Void M
Heavy Ion Blaster II, Void M
Heavy Ion Blaster II, Void M
Heavy Ion Blaster II, Void M
Heavy Ion Blaster II, Void M
Medium Gremlin Compact Energy Neutralizer

Medium Trimark Armor Pump I
Medium Trimark Armor Pump I
Medium Trimark Armor Pump I

Infiltrator II x5
Warrior II x5

Void M x1000
Caldari Navy Antimatter Charge M x1000
Scan Resolution Script x3

Tactically - we want to sit our gnosis inside or just behind the exit to the station with our Sensor Boosters active to increase our scan resolution.

NOTE: Warp Scramblers are also very useful, think about replacing a Warp Disruptor for one if you don't have one in your gang.

When our unwitting pray undocks, slam on the MWD and approach them to give them a bump further outside of the docking ring. Once en route, spam lock on the target. ONLY APPLY INTERDICTION MODULES ONCE THEY ARE OUTSIDE THE DOCKING RING.

Sit behind the undock so you can get speed to bump the target.

After the target dies, warp to a safe ping, then back to your camp spot and gobble up the loot! Bear in mind you will take station guns in addition to the enemy DPS, so having friends or alt logi will improve your chances greatly (try a Rodiva or Zarmazd).

Thaddeus Drake

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