Meh, the end result is the same. Any EUTZ corps out there looking for an NC grunt who can't fly shit for shit? Goons? Please? FML.
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"Location: NC til I die"
Yup, definitely going to have a lot of success getting recruited... Looking forward to rejecting a thousand NC scrubs from my ~elitepvp~ cheating RMT corp in the near future.
If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.
this meatgrinder. That was the tuning point, and the last time the NC went on the attack. I dare say more ships died in fleet battles in 020 than anywhere else combined during this war. 8 rounds of slaughter, each one bigger than any other during the entire war.
020, without a doubt, broke NC's back. Pilot trust in their FC's collapsed. Super pilots began to think twice before x'ing up. NC began to realize that it could no longer blot out the sun with numbers and force the servers to come crashing down - which drastically reduced participation by carebears out for a little adrenaline with minimal risk. And of course, a few days after the last big slugfest, PL was hired, making the NC forget it had any balls in the first place.
But perhaps the most important point was that NC really killed itself. It turned out BFF's weren't really BFF's. People began looking at participation numbers from different alliances. If once alliance had less than it should, and they almost all did, people would point that out. Many alliances, such as Stellar, Gypsies e.t.c., who were very active in the early days of 020 just stopped showing up altogether, killing morale. MM meanwhile began public declarations of who really was a BFF and who wasn't, alienating smaller alliances. Slowly, these inter-NC cracks widened and culminated in NC basically abandoning RAGE and ME, losing at least 40% of their real fleet numbers. This all put the NC into panic, alliances realized that they could be killed off despite apparently being a BFF, it was the collapse of the NC culture - the only thing that kept them going so long.
As for all the "well NC isn't beaten yet" and "sleeping beast blah blah" nonsense we've had for the last two months, that was desperation on the part of NC and disbelief that it could have been so easy on the side of everyone else.
Truly, this war was a brilliant example of Julius Caesar's "divide and conquer". Ironically though, NC did the dividing.
Also, nice thing about NPC 0.0 is that there's not a whole lot of costs that require income - apart from office costs, which are up to 1.3bil a pop in K3 at the moment.
Hey Vuk where are your friends?
I am so enjoying burning the fags from the map, you cant imagine really.
All my hate against them came from their nature of blobbing and smacking - those 2 things together were a giant hate bomb in my mind, which forced me and gave me the will to harass and kill the faggots on any occassion and method I was able to do. Besides fleet battles, I camped their carebear constellations for weeks and months with covert cynos, bombers and what all, killed thousands of them in the progress and now I AM HELL ENJOYING TO BURN THEM FROM THE MAP ENTIRELY!!! My eve dream is getting real.
this deserves to be quoted. And then people (THE NC) complain "zomg we're getting blobbed by hostile supers, where's our supers?!??!"
I'd be pissed if i was in NC and saw this happening on a daily basis (luckily most "grunt" pilots probably aren't even aware of all this). "High Command" getting rich and not wasting their shinies while the masses suicide their ships...
With Stella Polaris to tag team and Phreeze's olive branch I have high hopes for a resurrected bropact. Goons and PL together again just like the old days.
ooh NC poster insulting great ripper van hero. get him guys!My 'eve dream' is that your keyboard dies in a fire in real life.
If serious this kind of retarded sperging TECH TECH BLOB BLOB MAD MAD SMACK SMACK repeated after others became a kugu standart as of recently.
The biggest irony about this whole ordeal is how the NC got so hurf blurf about the Russians botting. I would hope now all is said and done that the NC realise what they was fighting for ( Vuks rent ).
ahahahahahahaha oh god I just listened to the moral speech, the Irony.
I really feel sorry for the typical NC member tbh. Last night they did their best to all get in ships, sometimes coming back in new ships, and they got ready to defend their home. The only people to blame for their downfall is the NC leadership. With good leadership you can train concubines into soldiers, and Sun Tzu jokes aside it was totally possible to do from the very beginning. I just wish someone on their TS would have told their leaders "Fuck it, if you're too scared then I'm jumping in and fighting", or if some closet FC decided to take the reigns. They had more than enough potential to defend themselves and it's their leaders that let them down, while getting away with all the isk.
Now I just hope that once this is all over the new NC will reset themselves, with or without a NIP, to keep the fat trimmed and pvpers always ready for action. The problem with the NC is the same that happened to many empires IRL, it's actually quite amazing to see the similarities.
To all the NC members: thanks for all the fish, hope to see you come back at us with a vengeance.
Well played lads and good fights over the past few months. Shit is cyclical so I'm sure we'll be repeating this shit in a different alliances and coalitions in time. S'all good.
So if it turns out that BoB's legacy actually means that MAX has connections, and i mean actual systems changing hands, why don't fleets adjust? Goonswarm is expected to do just this and never really deceived so we think to this end, but once IT and friends were overwhelmed, the value of what went through jita floated on down
Hey so this seems like a good time to be smug considering that just about everything is turning out how I hoped it would or how I asked for:
Goons have reset large parts of the NC, which I have been demanding for like 6 months
NC is literally fucked, which I have been saying for like 2-3 months now
On their fourth(?) try as an invading alliance, NCdot has succeeded. Got to hand it to them, their tenacity must be applauded.
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NC has got the same syndrom that ATLAS had before it crumbled. Leadership is more intressting in Pet-program, renting and make isk then focusing on its core "value". The core value is what got them space from the beginning, PVP and keep your fighting force happy.
When this happend to Atlas (after MAX2) I wrote a long rage corpmail explaing what will happen if ATLAS dident change their course of action and resett everything and ignore pets. It dident happen and I left for low-sec and months later Atlas was dead..
Sorry Vuk, you should reset most of your blues when MAX2 failed or atleas when ATLAS died and this wouldnt probobly have happend.
Oh God Phreeze set me blue with PL so I can shoot Stella Polaris with you fuck those guys.
Ahahahahaha oh wow.
AHAHAHAHAHAHA OH WOW SAME SYSTEM
The best part is both of these Aeons are continuing to sanctum run with reds in local.
And that's just one system.
I'll just leave this here