A Bad Day at the Titan Office

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Right click capacitor, press button. Never die to this horrible shit ever again.
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Scooping articles from EN24 :) way to go guys. :D
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Well to be fair this titan did not "failjump" he did what he intended to. damage controll attempt?
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You'll have to be a lot more specific. Does any of this look like damage control to you?!?
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If you mean we've published it before them, great! If you mean that I copied it in some way, poor riv will never write like that (and I don't visit his site, most days).
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except he did not misclick...so yeah
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He actually jumped into the system deliberately to bridge 13 bros in subcaps out. It was not a misclick.
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Fail Jump 300 km of a safe pos, or simply caught in the act of moving it back after a needing it else where?Considering CFC isn't bothering to form up for timers in the USTZ and if they do are certainly not coming to fight, maybe this theory is incorrect.
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You're absolutely right. How else could the author possibly know about events taking place in his staging system. If there's a report it's 'scooped' (utterly the wrong word btw) from en24 and if there isn't then it's propaganda by omission. You, sir, should go back to en24 and stay there.
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How do you know that?
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I shall update this, having been misled by certain senior members of our FC team :(
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Nothing wrong with two sites covering another titan fuckup (as long as it's not copy/paste).After all, we all like to read about dead supers.
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Edited and quoted you (I hope I got the right Gothic (Gothic Bliss?))
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Yeah I just checked and we did, indeed, "scoop" (ie cover the story before) the other site by several minutes. So ta!
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No, I have asked a couple more people and he is right. So to answer your question, spies!
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Now it looks a lot better :)
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CFC 2012 :suicide:
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get off my lawn; more like GET OUT
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"Scoop" in journo terms means to break the story first. In other words, you heard it here first!
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I've stopped checking EN24 entirely. Some day I'd be curious to see their traffic stats overlaid with yours.
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Geez, I guess FW0RT shouldn't have logged off that cyno alt in there, huh?
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I would like to thank these generous titan pilots for helping me feel better about my own failures.
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There were no timers that night. The CFC will form and fight; maybe not every time, but to make grand and sweeping statements just because you felt blueballs a few times in the US and AU tzs? Thanks for your critical analysis of the situation.
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Yeah just because someone reads the New Yorker doesn't mean he can't go look at the pictures in the National Enquirer once in a while :)
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The first thing I was thinking when I heard CFC was invading NCdot space was "Ok it's impossible to fight the CFC blob. Let's just go down with honour getting some good fights on the way". I was honest to God prepared to go back to my NPC-station life, roaming the north like we used to in the Triumvirate days. This is fine for me. I don't care about SOV or Tech anyway. I just want to blow up stuff just like 75% of all the other gamers in a PvP-oriented alliance. Now I'm not so sure anymore. The morale of the DOTBros couldn't possibly have been better. Everyone is in high esteem. I'm actually starting to believe NCdot can hold off the communist hordes and win this thing.Latest reports are that SOLAR and all their pets/blues are relocating north to help the DOTBros in the war against the CFC. This invasion from CFC to fill their coffers with more tech may very well mark their own downfall. I don't blame the CFC though, they're so used to getting easy fights due to a massive nummerical advantage, that I'm just as surprised as them by the stiff resistance the DOTBros are giving. Maybe this war will end with Goon space being divided between Nulli, BL and the rest of DOTBros coalition. It might just happen. This is turning out to be a war of survival for the CFC.
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While mostly accurate, there is only 1 small mistake. Our lovable Titan Pilot in this story had just completed a bridge of his Main and 3 Nyx into another system where he was tracking a ship.http://pastebin.com/1hraxXyCThat is a great read right there.Just a note, smackin over a Loki while you have a titan sitting in space...probably not the best choice.(Smack started @ 04:12, Titan died @04:31, smack got good @ 0:4:42
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Ha, its a trap. Just wait till your DOT bros receive a massive dick-chopping and we'll talk about this morale boost in another news-post.
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What's happening here then? http://evemaps.dotlan.net/syst...
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I heard it ingame first.
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CFC are going to need FC's that actually know what they are doing on the field, it seems they are all moving into the field of literature and story telling.
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Gothic LightAlso, not an NC. FC, just a scrub, I wasn't even there for this kill, but that is what happened according to my corpies who were there.
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Yep no timers, wonder what happened to those
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Looks to me like Solar is receiving space without fights, kind of what you do when you make a deal. DOT Bros will move to the west, give Solar the east, and everyone will be happy. Except GSF who will be losing space.
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I really do hope all sides can get good fights from this and that they learn and adapt to the tactics being used. I shall watch with interest.
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So many of the people that were online at the time were there because of a fake rageping saying there were nyx's tackled. Log on, feel disappointing, then FC's go all secretive like, meaning something shiny may be avalible for killing. 20 minutes later, dead titan. Fake super tackled troll^2
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So, what you're trying to say is, an author from the CFC (the coalition who lost this titan in the first place) needed to consult Riv and his merry band to get a story about their own coalition's titan loss?
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I'm not really sure what ping you're referring to. I get a lot of pings from a lot of sigs and none of them match what you imply had gone out.
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Jabber ping about 3:45 Yelling NYX's TACKLED! EVERYONE IN H-W LOG IN!Turned out to be false, just trolling for people, but shortly after was us going for the titan kill.
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The OP makes a lot of claims that this is a fight for survival for the CFC but provides no evidence of that. How does losing two Titans equate to putting the CFC on the back foot?
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Why would solar even consider a deal from cfc, history repeats that goons/ cfc have no honour an no word that can be kept. If goons made a deal with solar then solar have taken them for a ride and are 1 up on isk courtisey of cfc danke :)
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You are both smoking wishes. MACTEP personally distrusts NCDot's blow-with-the-wind allegiances, AND would never do a deal with an alliance (Goons) who is in turn going to give UAxDeath a new home for his Legion. No, Solar will sit this one out, I'm afraid. Too bad, since any war Solar is in is by its nature more interesting.
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Not really, solar and their blues weren't transferred the space in geminate and have had to grind it out, often in subcaps because dotbros have had supers on standby for final timers. Ncdot and Evoke have also been defending their tech moons and the ap9 pocket fairly aggressively up until yesterday, at least.I'd be surprised if Solar deployed for either side. Ncdot can't really be trusted and cfc supports xdeath. We certainly haven't heard anything about it as a solar pet alliance, but then again mactep likes to take a really hands off approach with blues.We'll see by the weekend, I guess.
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im just like...this guy. a grunt for CFC with about a 18 months of experience in taking space from people for mittens.i appreciate that NCdot fights to grief our forces. (and seeing EWOKS and Evoke on the field again is just sentimentally delicious), but even I know....if you dont keep space and make some SERIOUS MONEYS to fund this war, you will effectively run out of breath in the ring.killboards dont win sov wars, capital fleets do. so, ya we are using them, and ya...you are catching them fuck up sometimes....BUT AT LEAST WE ARE USING THEM...and will eventually win.
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I know I've only been in NCdot for like 3 month, but who the hell is Gothic Bliss?

With Razor pilot Dave's Dream having set the tone earlier in the day, titan pilots across the north engaged in a flurry of ill-advised jumping in an attempt to prove that they are not to be out-done.

With NCdot, Black Legion and allied pilots already on titans and ready to react, Lawn member Homo Enigmaticus could not have picked a worse time or place to exercise his God-given right to express his dyslexia through the medium of pressing "Jump" when he means "Bridge".  QPO has been, for weeks, a hotbed of activity and there are by now probably empire mining corporations who have a cyno there "just in case".

Update: it seems to be the case that the titan pilot in this case, in fact, was not bad at clicking and was instead bad at risk/benefit analysis.  NCDot FC Gothic Bliss states: "He actually jumped into the system deliberately to bridge 13 bros in subcaps out. It was not a misclick."  This certainly explains how it came to be that hostiles were quite so eagerly awaiting his arrival.  My version was, however, funnier.


Update 2:
From a CFC source- it was a lawn only op on their comms. the titan had been bridging for hot drops all night and he was heading home. this all took place in open comms, about how they were cynoing 3 ms into qpo , then they would cyno in their titan. so the spy in comms had over 10 minutes to prepare to kill the titan. scouts channel report pest/hictor fleet on rag in h-w at 19 after the hour. titan was reported tackled at 26 after hour, and no one got pinged until 28 after the hour. it was dead by 30

Sure enough, despite a dead cyno causing NCdot some initial difficulties on jump-in, Black Legion leader Elo Knight claimed the initial bubble and soon the misplaced Erebus was the subject of heavy neutralising, including, importantly, some from a Bhaalgorn.  The CFC, ironically, had a large number of capitals and supercapitals in QPO at that point but the Tribute forces quickly bubbled the approaches from every celestial in order to ensure that any help would have to slowboat for hundreds of kilometres before being able to offer assistance.

What Madness Is This?

Not to be outdone, a third titan of the day jumps in, this time a Leviathan from Black Legion.  At once the victim of his own side's bubbles and benefitting from them, he remains untackled (by hostiles, at least!) until he is able to escape, during which hilarity the LAWN Erebus duly explodes.

This picture is courtesy of Muhadin at Kugutsumen.com:

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All across the north, supercapital directors have been shouting at their pilots and pointing at blackboards with the words  "Jump" and "Bridge" on them, and next to those a large red cross and a huge green tick, respectively.  Only time will tell if this shall be the new autumn fashion.

As further background, the beacon in QPO was recently turned-off due to the widely-publicised presence of a logged-off gang with neutral hictor alt camping it for unscouted jump-ins.  There can be no surprise in meeting with opposition in this case.  I would criticse more harshly but I plan to lose one of my own super-capitals in similar circumstances in the next couple of months.

Killboard Links:

http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=14416553
http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_related&kll_id=14416553