Rule number on in Eve: Don’t fuck up. Unfortunately I tend to violate this rule on a daily basis and pay dearly for it.
This time I was too greedy and impatient. I had found a C13 Wolf Rayet and since I don’t have the skills to farm this one (like http://www.invadingyourhole.blogspot.com did) I decided to do the next logical thing: Run the relic sites and try to sell the access. On day 3 a broker contacted me, she had found a buyer who was willing to pay 400m ISK.
Here is where I did my first mistake. I got her mail in the morning on my way out. I should have left and taken my time to plan. Instead I jumped on the chance like a retard and logged in. We talked, negotiated and I eagerly started scanning for an entry. When I find the first wormhole I don’t even bother to scan for more, I head directly to it.
Here is where I made my second mistake. I warp to 0. Not to 100, to 50 or anything. Fucking 0. Not that I learned anything from my encounter with the Ordinary Perimeter Reservoir.
And my greatest, final mistake: No Dscan. Halfway through the jump my sleepy brain decides that maybe I should dscan. And there they are: Three Confessors waiting at the wormhole. Something I could have avoided had I dscanned BEFORE entering warp. They instantly web me down and I am dead.
The deal is off. I apologize and we are all having a laugh. Later the guy who killed me contacted me and apologized, apparently they had been waiting for somebody completely different. He even paid for my ship. I should have deserved some mocking. Maybe I’ll remember next time to dspam like my life depends on it. Because in Eve it does.