EvE on Fire

Things have not been quiet for long in Esoteria.  We had about a week of a little bit of quiet time.  Since then we have been re-gearing up our supplies and have been training some new guys in the ways of CEPTA piloting.  This means getting out there and actually engaging others.  The Dramiel Roam was great this weekend and certainly it is a great ship to have in the ‘stable’.  One of the things we teach our pilots is to have their ships, fitted, ready all loaded to go ( minuteman style) which takes both some time and some ISK to get a decent setup.

In terms of numbers we have roughly 125 pilots now and we post kills about equal to someone twice if not three times our size. Lots of varied ships, different setups and whatnot lead to typecasting in CEPTA to be very difficult to do.

Last night Severance roamed into SyS-k region and got a very ‘warm welcome’.  One of their pilots was in a VERY fast Macarial that was at least 1 Warp core stabilizer ( or stab) so he was much despised. We in CEPTA will boot you if you use warp core stabs as they are simply verboten. Only exception is perhaps the Blockade runners and such.

Lots of OpSec  currently happening as there are MANY movements afoot, sadly now is not the time to let said cats out of said bag.  I will, once OpSec no longer applies.

In recruiting news our newest bunch did fairly well, we rejected many as they were apps from spies or did not meet the SP requirements (10M SP)  5M SP was just not cutting it anymore.  23 were brought in, 5 were told thanks but no thanks, 5 were extended to re-evaluate the  next time the directors meet.  The requirements for CEPTA are strict and generally if you do not adhere to them you’re done. Of the remaining 13 there were some real standouts who really performed well, so we are certainly pleased to have them join us.  I will let you know once we switch status so we can open recruitment again. SO currently we are not open for recruitment but watch these pages and I will let you know.

SO many changes are brewing.

  • Providence is burning and people are leaving in droves
  • Catch is also the scene of some big conflicts
  • Tribute /Vale of the Silent / Geminate have all seen some heavy fighting
  • Syndicate is also “burning’ as at least a thousand kills have happened in the last 24 hours
  • Intrepid Crossing is ‘lighting up’ Cobalt Edge

One thing to note on the influence maps is the addition of smaller Corps within a given Space, these are the new renters of that space, you’ll see some in .-A-. space , IT space, and in Razor space up north.  These are certainly signs that smaller alliances are getting out to 0.0.  One of the more interesting things to note is how little ‘building’ goons did in their systems they ‘owned’.  Very little if any structures were placed, very few upgrades were purchased..it is no wonder fiances played a big part in their collapse.

Some of the most serious fighting is happening in the pipe systems:

  • M-OEEB ~ the northern pipe
  • HED-GP ~ the southern pipe

I will keep you posted once OpSec lifts on our near term plans.

~Manasi

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~ by Manasiv5 on February 16, 2010.

7 Responses to “EvE on Fire”

  1. **Last night Severance roamed into SyS-k region and got a very ‘warm welcome’. One of their pilots was in a VERY fast Macarial that was at least 1 Warp core stabilizer ( or stab) so he was much despised.**

    I am guessing here, but if your talking about "Count MonteCarlo", he is not stabbed and never was. He just lost the ship that has been ripping everyone apart. Link = http://www.sev3rance.com/kb/?a=kill_detail&kl

    Regards,
    Trixie

    • Indeed I was talking about him. I was relying to two very trusted pilots who told me they got him with a point & he escaped. Either he changed his setup which is possible or they were mistaken. Thanks very much for the info!

  2. "One of the more interesting things to note is how little ‘building’ goons did in their systems they ‘owned’. Very little if any structures were placed, very few upgrades were purchased..it is no wonder fiances played a big part in their collapse."

    I think a large part of that is the fact that Dominion hit in December (introducing all this stuff), and we were forced out of Delve due to directorial incompetence less than 8 weeks later, after spending most of January with our focus on fighting. Because the finance people were so off-the-ball, there was less work done on the theorycrafting of how to upgrade what. I know my corp did extensive upgrading in our few systems. But we also tore a fair bit down when leaving.

    What killed Goons financially wasn't failing to rat/mine enough, but failing to re-evaluate holding sov in many non-station systems, and failing to optimize our use of jump bridges and cyno jammers for cost. A lot of that infrastructure was from the pre-Dominion days, when those things didn't cost tens of millions per system per fortnight, so we set up a whole lot of them for convenience. Because much of our directorate was basically AFK during that time, the necessary re-engineering wasn't done.

    It may also be a result of our political systems. I know that in alliances like IT and -A-, a corp (or pet alliance) could only rat or mine in their own systems, whereas any goon allies had free reign of all of Delve and Querious. This may have reduced incentives to upgrade, since you could use some other corp's upgraded system, and someone else could take advantage of your upgrades.

    There's also the fact that Delve is already rich enough in terms of true-sec. CCP bugged Delve during the BoB era when introducing Blood Raider sovereignty, causing the asteroid and pirate spawns there to be WAY above the 0.0 norm by setting all the true-sec to -1.0. As a result, the marginal impact of pirate or mining arrays goes down, since we've already got several Bistot/Cronkite belts in most system, and the belt 'rats are already very high-end.

    • Thanks for the intel bro I appreciate it very much I totally forgot about the true sec rating…it makes sense to NOT spend money when you don't have to.

      • I don't think there's anything there that's not on CAOD already, or else self-obvious from the sovereignty rules themselves. It's not like I had a peek into Goon's wallet or anything. Jumpbridges and cynojammers went from one-time costs to really expensive upkeep, and given how much time IT and -A- spent hitting jump bridge towers and cynojammers, I'd assume they knew we had a fair few.

        Goonswarm directorial incompetence is legendary. I mean, we lost Delve because directors can't pay bills. Is it that much of a stretch to blame them for financial mismanagement?

  3. Machariel with WCS… someone needs to die !!!

    If you somehow find out that in your gang someone has one of these atrocities, have him be called Primary, and then podded.

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