I think everyone is forgetting that Nulli not playing Day Z with us is what started this whole conflict.
Should have shared those beans, friend.
PLEASE tell me that Malaku post was real.
GSF should have ignored the delve ruckus and gone straight for a AAA burndown.
Isn't that what this already is? Just with bludgeoning other people like Vera on the way? :|
This is really about long-term moons. Delve and Queerious (and Fountain) are likely to be the best jewgold regions with any upcoming change, so it's smart to lock that shit down now.
I'd be surprised if any serious play was made for Catch, which makes it all the more ironic that -A- are just making this whole thing easier by squashing any and all resistance that their allies might have put up. I can't imagine how they possibly could have played this worse.
I don't have a dog in this fight so the eventual outcome isn't really something that bothers me either way. But a one-sided steamroll is not as interesting to watch.
Damn you SMD
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The CFC will steamroll and take all this space. The only thing to prevent that (if you care) is to fight them everywhere you can, and (if you get really lucky) win a few fights. Wulfpax and bombers don't count. They can form an entire instacane fleet if they need to, and then you don't have bombers anymore. If you fight, get lucky, and win a few fights, you show that you have the spine to play in the big leagues. If you dock, and whine, and badpost, they will remember, and when this space becomes available, you won't get it.
And a brief reminder to the boo-boo CFC abloo-bloo whiners - until SoCo brought in -A- and friends, TEST and FA were not blue - and skirmished occasionally. PL was only blue for tech moons to anyone but TEST. They didn't escalate and then stand down. They responded, and now the screaming mongolian hordes are going to burn this place to the ground.
I only wish Soundwave could deploy destructible stations before the end of this war.
I too enjoy being told to not talk in local to preserve my alliance's collective E-honoure.
Several years ago AAA was an ally in the great war. They got bought out and started laying siege to our systems while blue. Then when we were flailing they allied with BoB to help kill us.
You think they can hide in stain? Maybe wait till we pass through?
To the comments about hostiles wanting to just wait till we burn catch and then take the place back after we leave. I tend to not leave the regions I take till the hostiles quit eve or leave to empire. Camping LGK for years after winning eve in catch will suit me fine.
I knew this war was over when the Jovian like DBRB came upon the scene. His unimaginable gravitational pull has gathered countless of CFC pilots around him.
Poor souls, doomed to be in orbit for eternity. Forced to do his bidding.
The key point to remember about Malaku/Progod/Guderian is that they were all in the same corp about 3-4 years ago and were Providence FCs in a little alliance called Paxton (LFA in the case of progod). They were always just terrible and risk averse; they were used to getting stomped by the old -A- on a daily basis and this created some sort of stockholm syndrome. They were not just terrible, but always made incredulous justifications and posts for their bad decisions. Even a lot of noobies in the old Providence understood them to be bad FCs, and to be avoided.
They were so bad, and funny, that I remember bringing Viper along on some random providence TS ops to listen for some schadenfreude.
It looks like they haven't improved at all. Today, they've essentially co-opted -A-'s corpse along with a lot NC/BoB dregs. Like I posted about 30 pages ago in this thread, -A- is on par today with Bruce or Mostly Harmless and it is certainly not the -A- I was a member of 5 years ago.
There is a history of certain small alliances able to effectively fight much, much larger coalitions and cause a lot of damage (e.g. Black Legion), so the cries of blobbing as the only reason for you not undocking regularly is a bit fatuous. There is a lot you can do to a blob outside of the confines of an NPC station.
While MM's spectacular failure in Delve is a poor example, I will just say we did have some early success with slowing the inexorable tidal wave of people (and at the very least, padding our own killboards for a long time to come). Nonetheless, we didn't just stay docked but let Vlade Randal's insanity take us to interesting heights (lol LRKA) and at least shot at some people. It was a much more fun way to lose a war. I believe during Branch campaign (or Tenal) black legion caused a lot of damage and annoyance to capital fleets and subcap fleets a lot. They did so without too many losses on their end.
Sounds like a fun way to play.
Alternatively, you (soco) could also grow a pair, get some real fcs, do some fucking intel, wait for the inevitable unsupported capital fleet reinforcing some dumb structure (complacency) then drop 50 suicide dreads and pop a few capitals. In the very beginning of the Branch war (when it was actually defended), CFC was faced with a, it was said, invincible titan blob of tracking titans. Did the CFC dock up and wait for the big bad monster to go away? Nah, they took 100 fucking dreads, hit siege, and prayed for the best.
To those that refer to -a- being propped up by Stain/C0ven, that hasn't happened in a long time. They are doing their own thing in Eso and Stain.
-a- pilots are running in Nulli fleets and chilling on Nulli comms and are being led by Nulli FC's. The same with Nulli dudes running in -a- fleets led by (mostly junior) -a- FC's. PK has been around a bit late in USTZ, Maka's exploits are now famous and Mukk is nowhere to be seen. Thank god that screaming Korean kid hasn't FC'd in a while.
As to -a- leading the SoCo venture, its tough to tell because there isn't much communication from the top down. If there was more coordination and logistics, there could be more being made of this fight.
And on Paxton, weren't they an OK alliance in the Provibloc back then? I recall something about blackscreened fleets and repeated undocking into destruction, which doesn't sound risk-averse to me, but I am getting old, and the memory is the second thing to go...
I think the SoCO should take out ewar - Sacrileges like morsus mihi of yesteryear. What could possibly go wrong~
I feel that success for -A- rests in a Tyrrax-styled Alliance Tournament EWAR Widow fleet composition. No tank (no surviveability needed when you just Jam Jam Jam), just lots of EWAR.
Might have more success than Lokifleet, at least. ¬.¬
The more ewar they use the less often Makalu will be able to get a lock.