The Skunkworks is starting a large offensive against high sec incursions. Considering the ships these high sec incursion bunnies run in, this will probably have a larger impact on markets than the terrifying Tech Cartel .
You may have seen our man Slimy Worm featured in some other Incursion griefing threads around here. He nabbed a couple logi here and there and a fun time was had by all. Except the logi, but **** carebears anyways.
Then Skunkworks got a dec from God Squad. That was a bit of a head scratcher for us, as we had just started making friendly with them a bit over a mutual war against No Kings. We had a convo with God Squad and they claimed that a bunch of people from the BTL channel hired them to dec us. I don't generally take things like that at face value, but one of our men had an email exchange shortly afterwards with carmelos53:
Quote:-.- really??? really?? lol listen we know you guys juat want to play the game grief and laugh. I get it I really do. about 5 months ago people started pitching in to war dec the people who grief them in incs..... it isn't btl.. it isn't tdf...
its people who you angered. you personally never kileld me, a corp or an alliance mate or even a friend. when people send killmails and you reach a certain number we ask for public donations if we get everything we need we go with the community's request to dec.
Nothing personal. I know you guys deal with god squad and frankly it doesn't bother me if you dont fight. if they keep paying someone gets hired that is just the way it goes.
when you get bored... contact me and I vote up a vote if they want to stop deccing... in general that is how it works.
Messenger only <----
btw I do still hate you :P
He added in a later email:
Quoteh by the way if it means anything to you 193 peopel pitched in. enough for 3 months on you. hope you are happy
Now, I don't like highsec Incursions. It's not that we think less of incursionbears than we do of, say, mission-bears. It's that incursions in high sec pay too damn much. It's basically some of the best money in the game outside of owning a tech moon and therefore all kinds of people are just sitting in highsec doing those, rather than doing something more creative or going out to null or whatever. In our opinion, it's a stagnating influence.
Not that we won't do them, because, like neutral logi, you would be dumb if you didn't use all the tools at your disposal.
In any case, though, tears are delicious.
For this reason, The Skunkworks has declared an unofficial war on BTL Pub and incursions in general. What started as casual griefing to pass the time will become a full-time occupation until we tire of it. If you thought Slimy Worm was bad, now he's bringing friends.
The campaign against Incursioners started last night. One guardian, six Basilisks, three Machariels, two Vargurs, and a Nightmare were destroyed in a few hours. Over six billion isk in ships and modules were lost or stolen. One Incursion fleet landed in a Sansha deadspace without the logistics they were expecting. The panicked FC's commands were broadcast over our comms; we listened as they scrambled to evacuate and save their precious ships.
This stops when we get bored, or when The God Squad's war dec is retracted on orders from the people who hired them and someone diplos their way out of it. A ransom might be involved. I hadn't really thought that part out yet. If you want a war with the Skunkworks, we will deliver it.