Its pretty easy to say that Tri only defeated shitty alliances in hindsight. They were defeated so they must be shit aye? Pretty shortsighted i think.
As somebody said before Tri is one of the rare alliances that doesnt mind fighting 2:1 or 3:1 depending on ship types while we all know that the largest part of eve runs when its 1:1. We had some huge slugfest up in the north and most fights we won but when the enemy brings 5:1 odds to stomp your alliance down and when they have more caps than you have battleships its over quickly. As the NC said ´we are not here for good fights we are here to obtain a goal´ well they achieved that goal. This is not a numbers rant its just how eve is and i for one dont care as eve is also a game where you can pack your stuff and go somewhere else.
Tri not joining the numbers game that allways escalates to more and more numbers is a decision that was made after discussion not because we couldnt find more friends.
So Tri looked at the map and was thinking where can we go and not face insane blobs and get daily fights. Well basicly there isnt really such a spot on the map anymore. Twink came back and he has a axe to grind with Eddz so Stain was picked because there seemed to be good pvp over there and it was close to Period Basis. Maybe there was a prospect of a high end close by even. Tri went down and the logistics to get to that shithole was insane, i consider myself a logistical juggernaut with my freighter alts and multiple jumpfreighters but fuck t8 takes the piss.
Anyhow for a while we had awesome fun with Brick, Romulans, Klingons etc etc. The location however was not really ideal towards what was to be our focus point Kia. A better spot was found in 319. Again we had lotsa fun with Kia, Rebellion, goons and whoever would enter Delve and came close to us that night. Sure Tri kill ratters like anybody else but we prefer fights over ganks and anybody who was in Tri or fought Tri knows this so you will see lots of engagements at posses on our killboards just to try to kill that carrier 2 km from the pos shields. You fight allot you win and lose allot and while we have people getting raving hardons over kb stats (with karb as admin its a piece of shit anyway) most of us dont care but for the fight itself.
Farming Eddz tears from 319 was hilarious tho.
In my opinion the alliance got over confident and the succes we had up untill then was taken out of context. For some reason it was deemed the time to simultaneously hit Kia, Goon and even PL posses. Maybe it was even to split up the eastern front i dunno. We reinforce posses to provoke fights allot but this was pissing in the hornets nest.
The end result was that Goons and allies did a cta/red pen or however the fuck u call that op and despite what anybody says stomped us down. The cap hotdrop with the ruskies was the most retarded one i have ever witnessed with half of Tri´s capital pilots sitting clueless at the pos saying wtf is this shit why am i not in a dread up there with them....well 15 minutes later they were glad they were not. The Titan the next day i missed completely but i understood it wasnt excactly a act of brilliance and it shows Tri is missing lessons from Delve war 2 like dont jump multiple titans through 1 cyno if you can avoid it or if there is 1 titan expect 3 more attleast (Twink´s amazement and surprise at the multiple DD Kia and goons gave us is another example of that).
After that our leaders decided that the sun outside and training for the tourny was more important and most of the alliance hung in limbo for a few weeks.
Well summer is over and the decision was made to relocate after a alliance shakeup, cora disbanding. We now live in Hed/gp and resumed our daily roams like allways and so far it has been fun again from a grunts perspective.
Us living in AAA station could mean we decided to join the big bois i dont know but from a ex Asuya pilots perspective it means im home again.
On the Drake fleet setups i can say that it started out as a loldrakes op that twinky loves so much and thats why certainly in the beginning most of the drakes were completely shit fit. The succes of the drake ops is amazing tho and well it isnt surprising that when you have a hit formula that you stick with it. I cant stand the damn things myself and rather fly a scimi or nighthawk than a drake but oh well when my FC says jump i ask how high.
We did try and expand on the bc theme last week with armor tanked bc´s but as expected that was utter fail and we got completely raped.
Since im banned from Tri leadership for obvious reasons this is all just a grunts perspective.
#damn was just ment as a reply to yorda and taurus but my boredom at work made it way longer than i ment it to be.