T2 Sentries are expensive when you're losing them to waves of bombs every 5 minutes. We may have that Arab $ but that doesn't mean we have to spend it like them.
I went through 8 waves of t2 drones before running out and switching to t1s. Welp. ISK war lost.
Playable with 10% tidi, but lots of disconnects.
Did someone petition in advance for reinforcement of the node?
OK, I'll take a stab at writing up a report from our perspective for this EPIC sendoff to C-J6.
I think everyone knows RA has decided try a new start in EVE and relocate -- we wish them well and personally I hope they do well because EVE would be a poorer place without them ingame. Having already evaced their corporate, personal and supercapital assets from their once busy home system of C-J6 -- the outlook for tonight's final outpost cycle looked rather dull and dim. RA had no reason to defend the timer, and they had not asked for anyone else to do so either -- nor had they called a CTA.
So -- we got together with Vince to plan a one FINAL HURRAH for this system so rich in EVE's history. When I was but a noobie flying assault frigs in illustrious KOS alliance -- I had assaulted C-J6 with LV/V/CHIMP/KOS/etc -- and lost. So it didn't go down well to leave the system fall without an epic battle.
Luckily Vince agreed and we all decided tonight would be the unveiling of our new concept fleet -- called SlowCats which Manfred Sideous himself had come up with. I was somewhat sceptical -- I'm pretty sure so was Vince but hey -- fuck it, what's the worse that could happen -- we get to call Manny a Draek man once more and replace few dozen carriers. Unfortunately, -A- had read our call for capitals and were planning to call our bluff -- by sending a batsignal to every RUSRUS out there that TONIGHT would indeed be epic. Everyone was calling alarm clocks and I expected 600-700 dudes to face our ~150.
So I caught up with Vee and asked him if he wants to 3rd party in a brawl of the month with some welpcanes or draeks. Vee eager not to pass up a firefight of course obliged and began gathering a Draek fleet to brawl madly with. Unfortunately I had not realized it was a RUSRUS holiday week apparently and the -A-/ROL staging system alone had by now 500 dudes. And they had not yet even began forming. So Mittens types up a note for more dudes with their version of C-J6 history and the reason we should all honor it with a ~Good Fight~ and suddently 450 angry goons begin making their way in towards C-J6. Ev0ke flies down with few dozen Tier3 snipers and INIT put together a carpet bombing wing.
-A-/ROL forms Tengu fleet, fills first in 45 seconds. Forms another, fills it in 5 minutes and forms more fleets. :-o FAIL forms 90ish, OH had like 60, SOLAR forms 40ish AHACs and 80ish alpha fleet and all head in. Some 900 hostiles now in C-J6 already PL/NCDOT forms our SlowCat fleet and a bomber fleet. We top at about 160 I think with antisupport + SlowCats and 20ish bombers. Given our enemies coordination and field advantage -- all the dudes get in on a convo to coordinate with some standings set (ev0ke/init/goons/test/pl/ncdot/rdn FCs are coordinating away in a convo -- epic in itself ).
A/ROL fleets are setup on station grid, timer ticks to 0 and they begin firing. Goons enter YPW next door and get on the C-J6 gate with SOLAR/OH/FAIL/etc getting in on the gate grid to greet them. PL undocks Manny's carrier after coordinated bomb run from init/pl which forces 1/3rd of their fleet to reposition by warping off and the fight is on with cyno up from a trimark 2, x-type hardener lg slave set carrier. Manny gets primaried by about 200 tengus on grid, and overloads -- if he dies before we materialize -- it's all over. Goons decloak and start brawling with SOLAR/etc on YPW gate with TiDi kicking off to a respectable 20% with about 1800 dudes in local.
Our carriers materialize, load and rescue Manny in healthy armor -- and drop sentries with our control ship taking helm with Elise at seat. Yaay sets to watch field to direct our position and targets, Manny sets himself as anchor and Vince coordinates reps. We begin volleying tengu and our HICs get pushed down first since they are doing antibomber bubbles for our sentries. We save a few, but lose most -- and so A/ROL tengu fleet begins primarying Nidhoggurs. Crucially, our reps from ~130 carriers hold and we are able to save every primaried carrier. Hostiles having now lost ~20 tengus, they reposition slightly longer range and primary our anti-support T3s. Our tactic was to store any primaried support ship in a carrier before missiles hit -- but with 18% Tidi and 1800 local holding steady... yeah... not so much.
We lose 2-3 armor lokis/legions while A/ROL continue taking Tengu losses, which they of course can very much afford to take with 300 tengus on field (literally, 300 tengus). YPW gate field according to Vee on skype call is now held by goons, thou they have taken significant losses due to scimi anchor losses and SOLAR brawling like warriors. Thus with SOLAR/OH/FAIL remainders getting on station grid -- Goons ping off a perch and get ready to commit to the station grid fight.
Unfortunately, in TiDi just as OH Tornados come on grid -- INIT sets to bomb them and Goons war on top of them. This is little... awkward and unplanned and means while goons did not lose drakes -- they did just lose their last antibomber bubbler -- a fact which TraderJohn notices and takes advantage of sending the -A- bombers in warp with -A-/ROL tengus in fast pursuit. Unfortunately resulting bombs, bubbles and freefiring ~250 tengus make mince out of ~100 or so draek fleet. With goons warping off to regroup and combine their 2 fleets -- Team South repositions to shoot our carriers.
A-/ROL somehow gets one of their tengu fleets pulled into a bubble right next to our carriers & support -- and promptly get bubbled to fuck and webbed by Lokis. Blapping ensues with tengus disapearing at frightering rate -- but... crurically PL/NCDot fast losing all our remaining dictors/hictors as well. Cyno opens and about ~80-100 Team South supers comes into system and aligns outpost. They know PL/NCDot has 52 titans and 87 SuperCarriers logged on and in range -- so they intend to take no risks and warp their SCs only (no titans) to a ping 280 km away and realign to get on our carriers.
I'm talking with Vince about making call on to respond in kind or backoff with good fight had and agree we'll keep aggressing in order to see if 1) they bring titans and 2) if they come on top of our carriers or warp to range. We are outnumbered in SCs, but have the titan advantage by about 30 Ts -- so it's a close call no matter what. Of course -A-/ROL have still 800 support in system to our 170 remaining CFC, few dozen ev0ke and INIT . -A-/ROL intend to take no chances and after clearing all bubbles -- they warp their SCs to about 100km from our carriers and do NOT bring in titans.
What that from an FC perspective essentially means is that A/ROL have now superior position, we are unable to repair our tacklers keeping them down if we choose to engage and our titans would have to use medium/long range ammo to reach them while still keeping in range of our carriers for reps. Goons are down to a single dictor, PL/NCDot has maybe 2 dictors and 3 hictors left alive with every tackle being cleared by support on field in seconds.
So, we tip our hats off at Team South for strategy well played, deaggro and prepare to dock. We unfortunately lose one carrier that had drifted out of dock range and it dies to a TON of FBs landing on it's face before calling dock with everyone safely in station.
And as such, the EPIC fight draws to a close with ~600 ships in total killed to ensure this historic system does not fall without explosions. A BIG thank you for Team South, CFC, Team Tech & all for keeping it interesting.
Safe to say, now our problem is one fucking MASSIVELY SMUG Manny. :-( (oh, and -A- let us jump our carriers out of the station about 40min after without issues <3)
(edit: about 3200 T2 sentries were lost in making of this battle report, some 50-60 tengus, 30ish BS, one carrier, and about 100 drakes + randoms)
Nice work Manny
we got shot
call the police
Is Mittens rolling 3d20 to determine who his coalition will support on any given day, or what?
(insert additional LARPer jokes here)
So I just got AAC kicked from Nem3sis. for awoxing.
They owe their allies like 6b NBD.
imma let you finish but mittens kicked the wrong corp first
lol, such an obvious awoxer name too.
Because 'dickbutt' is taken.
That write-up for c-j was awesome. It adds a lot of depth to the game (for retarded grunts) to understand what goes on at the top FC level.
After the Abaddon killmail (who I pointed) the pilot kindly asked me if his sacrifice had enabled my punisher had escaped. He was sincere.
I wasn't reported as an awoxer in intel after I actually did it even though we did it for like 2-3 hrs.
FML having two threads is confusing. Didn't see a BR so I posted mine in that other thread about the south, or maybe it's just about Russians idk. It doesn't delve into the inner workings of what went on, and may be less "factually accurate", but it does have more pictures of TSweezy so: http://www.kugutsumen.com/showthread...l=1#post375022
True, I have raped history, but it has produced some beautiful offspring
But lets get this straight. You have publicly accused -a- block of being shit (which is true) and not having balls to commit anything but drakes vs you for *years*, and now the day has come, they fielded 100 moms on your grid and you bailed out. You bailed out while having 30 titan advantage according to your own numbers? Your excuse being? 1) they didnt field titans (oh really you would engage them if they fielded bigger fleet but 100 moms (~2Tn fielded) is not worth the fuel and effort rite?) 2) They warped in bad for you to shoot them with your titans (ofcourse mighty PL has no ways to solve such a problem, i mean opening cyno on top of them or making a ping spot is unheard in such tidi you know) 3) you had no taclers (ofc you didnt, nor the 100 carriers in their ship maintenance bays, nor there was any in the station you were hugging entire time, and god forbid none could have come via bridge with those 50+ titans standing by),
"52 titans and 87 SuperCarriers logged on and in range" was not jumped in that day because that day -a- had bigger balls than you did. And they did it in your prime. Give them credit for that man.
The documentary I saw on LARPers had them rolling dice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8levm...tailpage#t=19s
Edit - I concede that I have no real idea what I am talking about when it comes to such things.
For those truly intrested, and wondering "how did you do stats and skills?", you had a number of hits per location (depending on armour/character build/etc), and each time you got hit, you lost a point til you dropped (some systems had more complex things, like two-handers doing more than one point, or arrows ignoring armour points, all depends on the system). Even systems with magic were mechanic-light. In the Lorien Trust (big english LARP group), spellcasters had a limited number of cards, which they ripped up to cast, and called the effect (stuff like: fall over, drop your weapon, run away for 10 seconds, etc)
But really, no-one ever rolled dice (I can just imagine a 100-person battle with everyone crouching down to roll dice), unless they really had absolutely no idea what they were doing.
Everyone temp-boots corps until an awoxer can be removed all the time.
Looks like you thought wrong.
Edit: Dammit. Too slow.
We booted a corp for aw0xing two days ago (they're back in, along with the extra one we booted because their name started with the same letter). WI would be happy to be temp-removed for the same reason if it saved them the 8 or ten billion an awoxer should snag. With Waffe it might be easier just to pay up. Or to boot everyone else. I can't remember the last Waffe aw0xer so I can't be sure.
And Goonwaffe are not some nameless corp in a minor Delve alliance. You have a thread. Two threads, despite hiding one away from the nasty Uncensored crowd when you got booted by Molle. Unless you believe that nobody reads the Concordiat thread then why not just use it for Concordiat aw0xing reports?
When Goonwaffe gets an awoxer (which is suprisingly rare these days) Deklein just devolves into a green-shooting orgy of violence
A delicious green-shooting orgy of violence
Every goon for itself.
Sorry for shooting the merchi rorqual Vile Rat I thought he was the aw0xer
He was coming right at me.
Edit: dammit that was a good triple post
Props to Manny/PL for bringing new content. One of these rare instances where everyone won (including CCP) that deserved to (I'm looking at you RA)