I found myself pretty much in control of Ladistier for most of this afternoon. It was seriously quiet, hardly anyone online, and I drifted randomly in my recon for lack of anything better to do while I worked semi-afk on a sig commission.
A change on the overview caught my eye; I watched as the second of two Gallente faction plexes popped open. The larger of these would admit my ship, so I checked Local. One pilot, looked like an alt, FW corp... in a vigil. She was in the smaller plex, and I found myself wracked with indecision.
Should I go wait within the larger deadspace for the unsuspecting frigate? Should I wait til I knew it was in the larger deadspace?
A scattered trickle of neutral pilots and isk farmers passed through the system whilst I debated my options. The vigil moved to the larger plex and the system went quiet again.
It was the proverbial sitting duck. I could wipe the poor thing out in an eyeblink, without breaking a sweat. Should I?
In the end, no faction-warfare vigil graces our killboards. I could not bring myself to go after it. I can tell most of you are facepalming just now in disbelief; Mynxee did when I told her. How could I have turned it DOWN? Easy target, next to no risk... WTF?!
There is a big difference, I feel, between having an advantage over your opponent and punching someone you've tied to a chair. Had I been in something frigate-sized, or a tech-1 cruiser, I wouldn't have felt nearly so conflicted. But a recon killing a frigate would have been akin to kicking a puppy, and I just... couldn't do it.
Anyone else ever hit that snag? Where do you draw the line between having the upper hand and holding all the cards?