Nomads of Eve #1/2010: Kugutsumen member Atticus from Burning Technologies
by, 2011-02-14 at 12:00 PM (764 Views)
Part #1 of the raw data, reports and hatemail i get for the "Nomads of Eve 2010" Post.
This is Kugu member Atticus about B-T. If you feel it is biased, questionable facts, or want to add something - i do not change anything here, feel free to drop me amail or post a statement.
Some contributions are corp reports meant for the ppublic, some are bittervet hatemail, some could be polished parody (well, still waiting for one) - i do not interfere right now.
Full, polished summary end of this week. Thanks to Atticus for sharing this one with us, i learned a lot i did not know (and i can spell feythabolis now!)
"From Pureblind to Scalding to Fountain to Feythabolis to Querious: Travels of a nomad Corp in Eve"
Over the past 12 months, I have been primarily a member/recruiter/FC/director of Burning Technologies (B-T.). In February 2010, we had just joined Cult of War (COW) alliance and based out of RNM- in Scalding Pass.
Previously, B-T had been members of Circle-Of-Two and based out of Pure Blind. Our CEO, Hosy, had been alliance leader of CO2 previous to our departure. There had been internal arguments between the executor corp (SRBI) and Hosy over the direction of CO2. This was during TRI MK 3 (?) attempted invasion of Pure Blind with a coalition comprised of White Noise., CO2, INIT, and Atlas. Suffice is to say, these disagreements between Gigx (SRBI co-leader) and Hosy led to B-T's departure from CO2 and Pure Blind.
We ended up in Scalding Pass because of an offer for high end moons and a pvp rich environment. Most members followed us although there was a slight drop in those who didn't want to move and/or wanted to stay with CO2. At this time, COW, Gentlemen's Club, and Primary. were operating in tandum and engaging Curse groups such as Darkside. and Outbreak as well as Provi Roams (CVA-controlled Provi) and fighting groups in Great Wildlands such as True Reign. Now, the corp never got the high ends they were promised nor were further deals for restricted-access pve systems for corp given. Our leadership felt it important to have a system or two specifically only for corp member usage for security and income generation. MAX 2.0 was called roughly around this time and COW was called up by Atlas to stage near Vale of the Silent and participant in the invasion of the North. As former members of Co2 when they were booted out of NC space, we all harboured a lasting distaste for the NC and everything it stood for so were very happy to be involved in this campaign. Corp rebased to the north and participated in the campaign. We were involved in the H-W fiasco and lost our first super capital to a failed breakout attempt by IT. COW was ordered back to Scalding and we rebased to deal with TEST’s deployment to Curse and Cursed. Alliance’s sov grab in Atlas renter space Primary. who had not joined its allies (Atlas, GC, and COW) in the Vale assault, made a deal with HTA to give up their sov in Scalding. GC and COW had harboured much dislike for Primary. for lack of pvp participation and were even more upset by their lack of consultation with their allies when they made this deal. We had a few successful ops but eventually could not hold back the combined forces of TEST and Goon elements which pushed into our pocket. B-T left COW as leadership began to squabble following the loss of station systems in Scalding.
As Atlas-sponsored bloc in Scalding Pass fell like dominos (Primary. first, then Cult of War, and finally Gentlemen’s Club), B-T decided to move out of the theatre to a quieter part of Eve to recover funds from the MAX 2.0 campaign and defence campaign of Scalding. We also wanted to gain more super capitals / capitals for the corp. We chose BLAST at the time because it was stable and quiet in fountain and we figured we’d do a quick stopover with them to build up some funds and membership before “graduating” to IT proper. Also, Hosy thought the CEO chick had a hot voice. On arriving in BLAST space, we were quite astonished by what we found. After leaving the likes of Gentlemen’s Club and Cult of War, we were disappointed and frankly angry when we assessed the state of BLAST. Their FCs were god-awful; they were highly disorganized; and worst of all refused to allow our experienced FCs to have any role in the management or planning of the alliance. Numerous times we attempted to instigate policies to improve the alliance but were shot down or riddled with debate and squabbling. After about two weeks in alliance, we started running our own corp ops and generally just ridiculing the alliance in corp. Months later, we still have running jokes about triple sebo BLAST fits. A few months into the alliance, we got in contact with Dead Terrorists who were old buddies of our CEO and were operating out of Cloud Ring. Initially, we did not want to go to Cloud Ring because we had been there before and it’s really a shit region. However, on hearing about DT’s invasion plans for the South we decided to saddle up. Also, again our leadership insisted on getting high ends and sov/station systems for our corp. We left BLAST on fairly bad terms due to our trolling and general calling out of shitfits and terribleness that was going on in the alliance. But we didn’t care and were going to take a whole region for Dead Terrorists in Feyth.
Less than a week into being in DT, we were on the frontlines during the first reinforcement of AAA stations in Feythabolis. We even showed up with a rorq to carry the tcu/sbus/staging tower. After the first initial push into Feyth, the cracks in Dead Terrorists began to show. BURN EDEN were contracted to harass the form ups of DT and the alliance forums lit up with complaints and whining. Our pilots were fine but we started to notice the problems occurring. Not to mention, a few corps in the alliance hadn’t even deployed to Feyth and were still pirating in low sec. Our FCs stepped up however and we took a more active role in the sov grind. We pushed the alliance to take the region quicker and solidify their control over the region. We moved our deployments on a weekly basis to be at the front always. Half way through the grind of Feyth, PL pulled out and Stainwagon returned full force. DT got hit first, we had basically zero support from INIT, CO2, or White Noise in the beginning. CO2 began to help once DT got hit hard and DT was at the point of failcascading when INIT stepped in. There was a weekend of toss-up deal making going on. At one point BT was going to broker a deal between DT and White Noise for safe exit through their space in exchange for sov transfer through BT. This deal was on the table when it was leaked about the executor corp’s return to low sec and a deal made with ROL for sov transfer.
There was much debate in BT about where to go when DT pulled out of Feyth. Most of us hated being this far south and the difficult logistics was hurting our subcap pilots immensely. Hosy wanted to join ROL and retain our systems and stations or join White Noise and stay in the south. The rest of the directorate basically rebelled and said no we want out of here. Decisions were made for us to exit through White Noise and INIT space and give up our systems in Feyth.
We joined Nulli Secondis alliance who were on the borders of Querious and Khanid regions. They were comprised of old friends from GC and COW and held some nice space close to empire. We didn’t want to be stuck so far from empire logistically again. We joined them in the middle of a campaign to reinforce CO2 who were defending against –A- and Stainwagon’s offensive into Impass. We semi-deployed to HED-GP and had some fun roaming Provi and Impass areas. Nulli had been fighting constantly for a few months and needed a break. BT certainly was burnt out at this point after the DT fiasco. We settled back into Querious and did some roaming through Provi for a couple weeks when Molle phoned us. Nulli was instructed to go to Period Basis and basically organized Sys-K to began a diversion campaign in Paragon Soul. The goal was to create timers at the same time as IT/INIT were attacking Impass. This would divide Stainwagon and create multiple fronts. In hindsight, this was another MAX campaign failure. So we rf-ed a few r64s and stations in paragon and argued with Sys-k who reminded us of BLAST.
next: Early 2011 - DC/Goons vs IT