So, I was feeling nostalgic, and I thought it would be a laugh to pug ICE with a fleet mate. In my T2 Connie.
Now, it started fine, but by the second Transformer it was obvious that... well, I'll be nice and say this was not a good group. Fleet mate had already left (by now, the optional had failed on both grounds) and it wasn't looking good.
I strongly suspect only two of us actually knew what to do, and well, one was flying a Connie, and spent at least 1 minute waiting to respawn every time a Sphere took a stern glance in its direction, and the other was in a new to them ship. Anyway, best foot forward, wrote a team chat outlining what we had to do, and we got on with it.
It dragged on, and after half an hour or more, Tac Cube and Gate were down, and it was reward time - so, I get a VR Mk XII Tetryon Beam Bank, not very good modifiers. I believe, but am not certain, that that is a 1st place reward. (?)
Now, the apparent... not very good ability of some I can accept - that's pugging - but for a T2 ship to get 1st place in an Elite suggests that some people just are not capable of playing Elite missions, and so, how do we get these people to play on normal, where they wont need to be carried by even something as humble as a Connie?