U93O-A: N3's Sweet Revenge

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this man knows how to tell a story. +1
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Awesome story. i read it in Grath's voice LOL
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Great article. The planning and execution of this assault was quite impressive, props to N3, PL and co.
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Wonderful write up - was fun watching the Live Stream of this last night
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Great report, thoroughly enjoyed that with my morning coffee..
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Good showing from both sides. I might be biased, but I still find it... regrettable that N3 rely on the PL supercapital umbrella to safeguard their advance. Were it 'just' them (that 'just' still includes several first rate alliances with respectable numbers) maybe SOLAR would fancy their chances at a supercapital fight (they can pull impressive supercarrier numbers just by themselves, as shown earlier in the campaign). As it is, there is no doubt as to the result of these fights, only utter retardedness (as showcased in U93O-A Mk1) can delay N3 advance.Then again, I do believe SOLAR will keep fighting. Who knows ? They might find some other way to leverage their (theoretical) defending advantage in another system...
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Let it be known that Razor did show up to the fight, with Nagas.. but It was too late by that point. At least we made the effort!
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So it turns out Grath's words are fun to read even when he *isn't* foaming at the mouth. Whodathunkit.
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Great write up, enjoyed reading this with my coffee. The first battle report for U930 made me re-sub to this awful game as well...
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Just to be clear, it's not a critic, just the fact that I love the smell of Supercap burning in the morning, and miss it dearly in that campaign since 1V-LI2...
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As a WH dweller, I LOVE seeing tech 3s die in a massive fire. Keep driving up the cost of gas prices null bears.
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Forgot to the part where SOLAR warps to the N3 rokh fleet who just entered system. They land in the bubbles while the rokhs microjump out and warp to the other gate to link up with the AHAC fleet. That shit was so funny
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very good write up, almost makes me want to go to null for a bit of blobbery
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Nice written story +1 and really great battle. Should say the planning had surely been scrupulous to put so many pieces together.
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Fantastic read! Really enjoyed this over my morning cuppa tea with a nice bowl of porridge. Love hearing about these fights that are more than just "1000 titans vs 1000 titans" Great use of planning and tactics, and a fantastic translation to paper from Grath. Thanks!
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While i dont usually respond to posts here i feel this time around i shall!, Yesterday NCdot without pl dropped the hammer SF had one chance and one chance only to kill our supers and that was the 20~ taking down the jammer once that jammer was down sf didnt stand a chance PL or no PL they logged 51 SCs in that system we further dropped another 32 Scs to add to the 20 all ready in system and 20 titans, granted PL are long standing friends and the leadership of both alliances get on like a house on fire but yesterday was simple unless you have a titan fleet to backup your SC and slowcat fleet it was only ever going to end one way! Solar are lions and my opinion of them still remains but lets not get ahead of our selves here not only are they lions they are not stupid once that jammer went down the number of caps that were able to enter the system without PL,S2N or even a large part of the RA fleet SF was out matched which is why you didnt see them login supercarriers.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?f... Video of the fight from the Loki fleet perspective
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Wonderful story! Thanks!
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I tire of the "butcher's bill" metaphor.
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+1 for an awesome and engaging write up. And props to N3 FC's and pilots for pulling this off.
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And of course PL don't want to forget about them with that masterful interdiction.
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Thank you for your answer, good Sir !Did SF really had a chance to kill your initial supers on the jammer ? Killing a super means tackling it, which then means bringing some support to keep tacklers alive and cap-fed. In such a gigantic battle, getting the support back from the gate would have been a nightmare, and with the time constraint generated by the cynojammer HP it would likely have meant abandonning part of the fleet on the gate (especially the SF capitals).Bottom line, once SF commited to the gate I don't think they had real hope to come back to the jammer in an orderly fashion. Worse, if they did then N3 support also would have been free to either go to the jammer or to the iHub (both being needed to have the cynojammer up and running). Maybe if they had planned for it and had a tackling/logi group that stayed out of the fight to support their supers on the jammer it could have changed things, or a sniper gang to take out your FB, or...Also, you are of course right to say a titan fleet is a huge help here. Do you mean SF doesn't have one ? From memory we rarely see their titans, but surely an alliance of their size ought to have at least 10-15 of them. Any idea as to why we never see them ?
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All this tells me is that as usual lag/tidi determined most of the battle. 0.0 battles YAAWWWNNN!
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All ifs and buts my friend, the defender ALWAYS has the advantage over the attacker with this current sov system SOLAR FLEET played the defence of that system wrong from the minute it started this time around! My point was you talk about "Solar Fleet" as being just solar its fleets are made up of both Solar fleet and Solar wing, they also have a nice shiny SC fleet as do PL and NC. both alliances can match them on the field no issues as we saw yesterday and we didnt take almost 3 .5 hours to prep! the differene between the groups is experience thats about what it comes down too. having PL around is enough to make any alliance worry however when the stage is set and you go "all in" a cyno jammed system the big bad PL cant drop supers on you if you defend your system correctly if you make a mistake the hammer is indeed dropped.
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Hold on, wasn't the system cynojammed on the 21st, or did I miss something? How did the NC. supercarriers get into the system?
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great write up grath. please do more 10/10
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4 days in between the 2 fights. Solar dominates in russian prime, but once you get to late Euro time then N3 takes over and can take down the jammer and jump in.I am sure that happened on one of the days after the 21st, after which the jammer was repped by Solar around downtime, but then it was too late and the supers were in.
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Good thing N3 didn't massively outnumber the hostiles or use supercaps, they can retain their much beloved elite pvp title.
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Great report, good read for a we blobed them story.
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Who needs elite pvp title when you get to destroy 40 carriers, 80 T3s, and 18 dreads.
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BUTCHERS BILL DROP THE HAMMER DRIVE HOME THE KNIFEAuthor enjoys writing young adult fiction novels in his free time.
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Agreed!
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Complete with titans that sparkle in the sun.
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great story, ending we especially well written
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2 questions: Why does RA not like Solar? And why is all of the south + HBC/PL blobbing Solar? Trying to complete the blue donut?
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best report this site has ever had. frame it and put it on the office wall or something.
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You're an idiot.
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Very good writeup. I was due to be part of the mjd rohk fleet but could not get back from work in time, sadface.
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we got there just as all the supercaps had left the field. Had to settle for stealing loot, shooting up fighterbombers that hadn't been collected yet and killing hapless fools who thought the fighting was over.
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Fazor sold their membership that the move to GW was to help Solar and get some good fights. However when they got their no one spoke Russian. No joint information sharing with the DRC means action for fazor membership. To add insult to injury the weeks have gone by and still fazor barely lift a finger to help Solar or themselves for that matter as N3 have by passed them and taken Etheral Dawns space with ease. No attempt has been made by fazor to even stop this advance into the north by N3 which puts them in a great strategic location for attacking the CFC from the East. No doubt at some point we might see the HBC attack from the West and N3 from the East thus splitting CFC fleets across a huge distance. Fazor leadership seem completely oblivious to this new threat and still can't get any kind of co-ordination going with Solar. Thus fazor are down in GW for as the FA diplomat put it "Good fights" and to become better at pvp. Meanwhile fazor membership are reported to spend most of their time ship spinning whilst fazor fcs troll each other in the fc channels.
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Excellent writeup! :D
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I never played this game, and I have no idea what this is all about, but the report was fun to read :)
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you've gotta respect solar, a 2000 man alliance that can field a fleet capable of giving a fight to PL NC. Nulli RA (and each others assorted pets) they seem to be the most active per member of any alliance in null
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Absolutelyriveting storytelling! Bravo good sir!
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we don't seem bothered to help solar, im sure a lot of us wanna get involved but we never seem to get our act together, always late or don't form quick enough, its frustrating and starting to feel like we're being lied to. i mean seriously, solar are almost doing it by themselves, if we could do even 20% of damage solar are, we could push N3/PL back or at least get "real" GF's.
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don't let these (n3/pl) elite fags trick you they blob just like everyone else, all there in the "butchers bill"
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Great storytelling sir
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We are able to do 0% of the damage Solar is. Because our leaders are fucking incompetent. I'm tired of this crap. Excuses excuses excuses, someone else's fault, blame blame blame
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2000 man alliance? U serious? Try 7500-10000 members. It's not only Solar fleet you see on the field but also Solar Citizens, plus various allies of theirs.
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Best battle report ever!
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You seem upset bro, when added up the SOLAR forces would have been around 800 guys if not for FAZOR getting intercepted. If thats not a blob I'm not sure what is. Your kind of rhetoric is tired and old, nobody on the other side of the fight cries about blobbing and yet here you are, sad and sounding off that tired old horn about the size of one sides fleet.Don't you get tired of that same old line again and again?Isn't it possible that this time they just got out played?
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Mr Telking can write..hot damn well done
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errrr Telkin
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Eloquent as hell m8.Somebody's been taking lessons from Elise.

Barnsy told you about the first battle of U93O, which saw the wholesale destruction of the N3 and PL combined battleship fleets a few days ago. Monday saw battle resumed in this critical system once more - only this fight looked nothing like its predecessor.

Solar Fleet is a power to be reckoned with, but expecting a clumsy, easily-repelled assault like that of the 21st was a mistake they would pay dearly for. The brutality of Friday's fight would appear again, but it would be the DRC that felt the brunt of its weight, falling victim to a concerted effort by the opposing FCs that netted a butchers bill of some 40 carriers, 80 T3s, and 18 dreads.

The Set-Up

The day before the bloodbath, NCdot launched a clever scheme. Waiting until the system was quiet, they slipped in some 25 supercarriers, quickly hiding them around the system in various places. One by one, they logged off, ready to be deployed at the critical moment of the next day. As of this writing, it's difficult to say whether SOLAR saw the supers move in, but they must have suspected something, because they systematically defanged the entire NCdot staging tower and "rapecaged" it in large bubbles. One can only assume they thought something was up after going through all that trouble, though they clearly underestimated the extent of the operation.

As the timer approached, both sides maintained a flurry of activity, with the N3 and PL FCs in particular determined on payback for the previous debacle. Solar Fleet had a tried and true playbook to operate from, and so spent the morning slowly filling U93O with the tools needed to turn the system into an unassailable fortress. Carriers and dreads jumped in all morning, and at one point a fleet of some 50+ supercarriers all poured into the system; subcaps guarded gates as bubbles were anchored, and the ever-important jammer was onlined.

The key was turned, the gate was locked, and Solar would see its enemies die in a sea of bubbles.. or so they hoped.

On the other side of the field, Progod was anxious to field-test a modifed version of the standard issue Rokh mainline battleship, while NCdot decided to go with a Loki heavy AHAC fleet. RA would field an armor battleship doctrine, while PL would also roll in a Loki force.

The stage was set.

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