Just so you don't have to wade through a the cesspool that is the south thread, gonna leave this here for people what is going on in RUSLAND. All numbers and events are devoid of any embellishment.
Regional Update: February 5, 2012 - Space Chess Continues
In a huge nonshocker there's no pictures of tswift playing chess, so I have to settle with her dancing with a Nazi instead
After the fall of 9IZ, it was clear that Team SOLAR could make no defensive stand on one front. While RA's Southern front was getting decimated by Team SOLAR allies, crucial territories weren't dropping fast enough. Were the situation to remain the same, Team RUS)) would be knocking on Cache's door before RA's Southern front collapsed. So Team SOLAR made a bold move: give up all assets in Drones and fall back to fortify 995. Meanwhile all Team SOLAR allies would leave Uemon and focus full-bore on breaking the Southern front. It was a bold strategy, if Team Solar failed to beat Team RUS)) to Cache, 995 would surely fall and Team SOLAR would have lost everything on this gamble. There were certainly plenty of upsides; if Team Solar could blitz the Southern front, Cache would be saved and Team RUS)) could effectively be disjointed. The race was on. Instead of making a head-shot attempt on Cache, Team RUS)) took a conservative approach and, hoping the RA front could hold, began to pacify all non-Cache territory. Team SOLAR quickly shattered the Southern front and made impressive inroads through RA territory, their target: 77-S. Feeling the brunt of Team SOLAR pressure, the now-hapless RA was unable to mount any semblance of a defense. Meanwhile, Team RUS)) were busy purging SOLAR assets in Geminate and the Drone Regions - about 20 Stations and another 10 pivotal systems. With substantially more ground to cover, and nearly all post-DT timers, Team RUS)) was forced to keep a frantic pace; Cache was not yet an option. While SOLAR mounted a significantly stronger defense than RA, all the SOLAR support fleets were decimated in the wake of Team RUS)), but ultimately it did not matter. Before the final SOLAR assets were secured, 77s had fallen. Team RUS)) lost the race, SOLAR could now hold a united front.
In large part due to TEST, NCdot, and PL, SOLAR assets continued to fall in Geminate and the Drone Regions with only two systems left from the original 30. While SOLAR had won the race and saved their stronghold, the conservative RUS)) strategy saw them well situated for the future. Unwilling to rest on their laurels, Team RUS)) made the next move - a play at the psyche of SOLAR. Riding high on their accomplishments, SOLAR and allies began to feast on the flesh of RA. With seemingly no support from the rest of Team RUS)), RA appeared to be in free-fall culminating in Silent Dodger stepping down from leadership and rumours that PL and NCdot had their foot out the door. Riding high on pubbie swagger, Team SOLAR made a push for RA's spiritual homeland in C-J - dropping an impressive 500 support in RUS prime with new blues. RA timed the station and I-hub perfectly for Team SOLAR, who were now frothing at the mouth and blinded by their accomplishments. While Team SOLAR was busy terrorizing C-J, NCdot and PL made a play for the last important SOLAR asset: Mactep's personal Titan build in the heart of Cache. Having seen no resistance from XIX or RA, SOLAR were unfazed and timed their POS accordingly. Taking a bit of a gamble in their own right, NCdot and PL opted to kite the CSAA for 7 hours - hoping that -A- would prove to be the same conveniently absent allies as before. Either because of hubris or because -A- are terrible allies, the NCdot and PL were able to kite the CSAA uncontested.
Still undaunted, Team SOLAR lost sight of the horizon and began treating RA as a dead entity, camping stations with Titans and gaily pubstomping pets at every opportunity. Through a combination of arrogance and the constant logistical pressure put on SOLAR by NCdot and PL, instead of dropping a new jammer before downtime SOLAR brought in ~35 SCs to kill the old jammer and guard the new one. Team RUS)), who had been quiet for the previous few days, sprung to life. PL and NCdot amassed 150 Rokhs, 40 Titans, and 50 SCs and raced to Cache to claim system dominance. In true Hollywood fashion, the PL/NCdot cyno went up with 40 seconds remaining on the jammer and, before SOLAR's allies could even be bothered to form, NCdot and PL had secured the system, TEST was en route to augment the support fleet with a mighty 150-man Alpha fleet, and RA/XIX brought 200 more. Caught with their pants down, Team SOLAR burned haphazardly to try and right the ship. -A- and ROL, somehow without a Titan-chain sorted, formed and began to burn 20 jumps while Gyspy & Stain could only be bothered to bring bombers. At the end of the day SOLARs allies, who convinced them to cut their losses in Drones and Geminate, would commit zero supers, an anemic 170 support and 50 bombers to SOLARs cause. Surely a mistake that Team SOLAR will only make once, but a costly one nonetheless.
The conflict has officially changed gears. With nothing left to conquer outside of Cache, and 300 RA timers in Immensea alone, Team RUS)) is now firmly on defense. SOLAR has taken the heaviest of losses followed closely by RA. Were this a fight against entities we're used to seeing, the end result would surely be a stalemate with SOLAR and RA exchanging some sov. However, with super massive Russian egos in play nothing is certain. The next few weeks will be very interesting up here.
True, I have raped history, but it has produced some beautiful offspring
woah ,what a steaming pile of horse shit!
Well ain't that just the pot calling the kettle black.
Hey duders, mind checking if this list is correct? TNT and lawn appear twice because formatting errors, please ignore.
Team refers to alliances that are blue / shoot people togheter.
Trying to ~complete this list to roll out weekly updates
Your list is complete bullshit.
Even some spaceholding alliances deploy to faraway regions, if thats where the fighting is so you cant even always use that as a basis for your analysis.
I suggest you first map the political situation based around the easiest ones, lets say for example Clusterfuck coaliton thats more or less under the Goonswarm Federation. When you have that one in the bag you can look for who are they fighting, where and why. You might come up with such alliances as Raiden, Ev0ke and the Initiative... And many more. Thats just one example.
This is always helpful http://go-dl1.eve-files.com/media/co.../influence.png but as I said you cant always make conclusions based solely on geography.
Sheet2 is locked for editiing and includes a copy of the original spreadsheet.
Going back is just copy-pasting.
And revision history lets me see if any worthwhile changes were made.
Spreadsheet now shows alliances and members.
Will track weekly losses by coalition/alliance and changes in alliances and members.
Alliances sheet is open in case someone has any modifications / comments to the lists
You have TEST listed twice and Nulli not listed at all
Test appears twice because its part of the CFC and of the honeybadgers coalition.
Same with PL and some of the DRF guys.
Nulli is part of which group?
[spoiler="Who's that Broooooown?"]Zulu Supremacy[/spoiler]
Alliance member changes for the week, losses take only in account the top5% of alliances.
Changes at a coallition level are not really interesting, besides NC. and X.W.X getting +100 members each
You can go ahead and remove BDEAL from your spreadsheet.
Little update, I'll be trying to get the next outpost update out along with the historical around the same time. Target for the next historical is "Cloud Ring", as for the outpost update as I predicted not too many have been dropped with the giant war coming to life. Should make it pretty easy to get both out soonish. Thanks for the mails and eve mails with info and suggestions, it has helped.
WN closes, BDEAL goes down after the mittani~ kicked them out of alliance.
RED.L goes -500 members, however I don't know if its due to corp change/anything else. ESG losses 120 members due to being ESG i guess
ESG appears twice, ignore the second appearance and replace with Moon Warriors M.O.W. (however they might be)
RvB gain 600 members
Solar +180, etc
And on a coallition level:
Why are ESG in your losses list twice?
Turning pretend colourblind angels from spaceship to madship samurais, one post at a time.
Because 2 alliances lost the same numbers of members and excel being stupid always picks the first appearance. I could change it eh, its an alliance called Moon Warriors with ticker M.O.W., if anyone cared.
So another update!
A little change were made to the spreadsheets. It now has current members to sort of see how big was a given change (+/-). I also added a monthly change table to show aggregated results.
United Pod Service goes down 728 members while Red Citizens lose another 470 members, Voodo technologies and Cascade assosiates lose 413 and 425 members respectively (about 50% of its memberbase).
Romanian Legion gets +521 members or gets a 30% boost in members.
Goons break 8,000 members!
RVB continue amassing members. I really don't know why this is happening, are they planning on moving to 0.0? are they in 0.0 already?
Bottom chart shows monthly changes (well, 3 weeks vOv)
Top alliance that gained memebrs are RVB with a combined +1000 pilots
Romania Legion with +558 (anyone know part of which coallition they belong to?)
White Noise with the nice cascade of -1000 members
Red Legion and Red.C losing +1600 members combined
And the mentioned kick of BDEAL from CFC showing -560 members
ZZZ still alive with 690 members, losing around 400 this last 3 weeks
I'm not sure if I will continue to keep posting the coallition summary image since, well, Its wildly Incomplete
RvB is high sec perma-wardec pvp with a ruleset that includes no mid-slot ECM so they are actually quite popular at the moment. A lot of good publicity has been bringing them recruits.
FAILA is the renter alliance for FAIL proper -- FAIL is moving across the south for relocation and re-education. Their renters are getting shafted in the good slumlord tradition.
Yeah, I'm aware of RvB I was briefly in it. However getting +550 members in 3 weeks just seemed odd.
Ah, that explains it. Haven't been subbed for almost a year now due to being ~spacepoor~ (IRL)
what is different from the south vacations and the RUS vikings?
I am aware that it's probably thepresence of -A- or not, which will undoubtably negrep me to some of the people that have been rofflestomped by the ice dancer brigade...
Anybody care to say something about Bringers of Death and their leader Kula Khain? There is something nagging in the back of my brain that I at least heard of Kula in the past.
We (INK) are just having interesting times because of them.
Things of notice are Blegion forming an alliance with a nice 242 member count.
Test friends gets a boost of ~500 new members while solar citizens doubles its membership with +650 new pilots
Shadow of death keeps going down losing about 1500 members.
Aurora Shadow (no idea who they were) shuts down and loses 1400 members. Rotem also closes its doors
Red citizens lose 620 pilots and ESG refuse to die but lose ~500 members
Net changes show how xXx has lost over 1600 pilots, accompanied by Red Citizens make a hefty blow to these russians.
Updated spreadsheet here:
Interpret as you will
guise we nid an kool alliance name
how bout persona non grata thats latin thats cool
wat does that mean
google says "an unwelcome person"
ok great lemme find out what tht is in latin n we can use it we wil b #1
God damn :goonsay: stretches the format...