Black Legion Welcomes Nulli Secunda to Venal

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You guys have been doing frustratingly well, to be honest. Nice to hear from you on this site.
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Would have preferred some acknowledgement that even though NC. and co have won some of the fights, they've won relatively few of the timers. Goodfights~ are cool and all but what about the timers NC. didn't even show up for?
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Pretty good read, seems a tad biased but then reports always are ;)
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Finally, an enemy that shoots back! It's great to actually lose some fights once in a while, it makes us actually want to log in. Kudos to the very stiff resistance, I hope it lasts :D
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1) It's Delve V, not III.2) "raised animosity [...] to an all-time low". Probably meant "high".Nitpicking. But with the quality of articles in mind.
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This is what Delve failed to be.
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gotta love our gypsy band brosefs, much respect before this kicked off, maximum respect now... http://www.eve-kill.net/?a=kil...
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It's just a videogame, pal. Why the hate?
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Its a shame to see bad posting like this on a post celebrating a war of goodfights. Take your factionalism back to EN24.
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no hate, we just cant wait to go sit in your back garden, rather than being your friendly neighbourhood reds
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Keep it civil and literate. This isn't EN24 or CAOD.
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Now I can say I have seen everything =) Almost everything I should say, since I haven't seen a man eating his own head.
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To be honest it goes both ways, I've been on a number of mind-numbing ops where you guys haven't shown for timers. I think it just depends what TZ you're in.Either way I've been having a blast, kudos to both sides.
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I thought it was going to be a much more "steamroller" type thing earlier, but now I see that the CFC is much more willing to just actually brawl and goodfite, so I'm actually pretty happy with what's happening right now. Kudos to the goons for actually showing a tad of restraint. Good article.
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God I wish I could be in the North =(
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Good read, but this bit here bugs me."which raised animosity between the two coalitions (particularly against -A-) to an all-time low"Shouldn't that be "all time high" rather than "all time low"?
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If this would be EN24,Kugu or sth similar, we would have seen a poorly written BR or Rant hidden under this Headline about how terrible Nulli are. I'm really surprised by the articles so far, though there's still room to improve. I'm quite curious where this will end in the Long Term and if you/we/whatever can improve this or at least stay on this level.
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Goonswarm has not had proper resistance since invading Fountain tbh.
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VFK by February?
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You may be refering to the pointless ops where you guys formup to kill a staging tower. NCdot and friends(pets) had a Tengu fleet, an AHAC fleet, and a Sniper fleet up and ready to roll in one system. Then they all sat on grid and watched us rep the tech moon. The bombers were literally the only ones who got any action. I was confused.
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True, they give us fights, but they don't seem to be too worried about our objectives. What will they do when we finish off the tech moons and Tribute begins to fall out from under them? We shall see!
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So what you're saying is that once you're freed from the shackles of sov warfare, your wulfpax will blot out the sun?
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It helps if there is only one massive coalition, not two, fighting on one side.
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If dotbros are so interested in goodfights, why not fight the blob. Because dotbros is no different than -a-, they care more about the green kb than actually fighting.Can't keep SOV: checkRely on hit and run tactics that never jeopordize ships: checkComplain about the blues list while having just as many: checkLadies and gentlemen, this is Elite PVP
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I wondered what happened to Monkey Circus.Come back to Khanid and blops my mates t3s more :( The tears cracked me up.
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Most of us are in Venal trying to get into those fights, while the 107th is still terrorizing lowsec as good as they can ;)
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Then NCdot will live out of an NPC station - like they've historically always done (Triumvirate). They will roam the north for goodfites and if they don't get one they will throw down an sbu every once in a while or reinforce a tech moon, forcing a fight. If CFC numbers are too high they will just go home without fighting like they're already doing, because suiciding ships is stupid no matter how you look at it.
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You're bad. Very bad. When was "elite pvp" about suiciding 250 dudes into 1400 maelstroms? That's not elite that's dumb. Like your post.
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The Dotbros are engaging the CFC with tremendous success, especially for their smaller membership. Many fellow CFC pilots categorize sniper, roam, afk cloaked camping, and other non-front-line warfare as Guerrilla Warfare to make it sound underhanded or illegitimate. I believe our ('we' being primarily Americans) insistence that Guerrilla Warfare is dishonorable and cowardly stems from our late-20th century Western military history and mindset and not from an objective look at what constitutes a strategic objective or end goal of warfare.In 2002, the US Armed Forces created and played in their own half-real, half-virtual Eve Online wargame known as the Millennium Challenge. Largely motivated by political factors, the armed forces wished to reaffirm their effectiveness in war; the US had, after all, not waged total war in fifty-five years. It was time to show off the value of our shiny new toys and strategies to congressmen questioning the need for enormous budgets and the US's tendency to adopt a fighting mindset more like pre-Ender Wiggin Battle School and less like Ho Chi Minh.http://www.guardian.co.uk/worl...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M...Short story: the US whelped everything in the first day of the exercise to a dramatically smaller and lower-tech hypothetical Middle-Eastern force.The US Marine roleplaying Saddam, General Paul Van Riper, was frustrated by his peers' refusal to acknowledge the defeat of the majority of the Atlantic surface navy - including capital losses - to guerrilla tactics: "A culture not willing to think hard and test itself does not augur well for the future." With Donald Rumsfeld's approval, all US assets lost in the opening hours of the Millennium Challenge were resurrected and the exercise became shamelessly rigged from then onward.Two weeks later, the Joint Chiefs were popping champagne bottles in celebration of their $200M blobfest circlejerk crushing victory over a puppet enemy. It is widely accepted, one decade later, that no lessons were learned.There is a simple reason for why many historical small forces have experienced grand success against grand powers. The Roman campaigns against Carthage, wide swaths of western revolutionary wars, the British Imperial Empire, the Vietnam Conflict -- any time a large power bloc becomes cocky or fails to take opportunities their opponents jump on, you see varying extents of failure to effectively counter the Guerrilla.At the start of my EvE experience with the CFC, I had a mental picture of internet trolls and terrible people with brilliant, ruthless, and rich leaders roaming the galaxy like autistic vikings, pillaging the weak and the strong alike without warning in the middle of the night. It so happens that the opposite is the current case: NC., -A-, and others hide on the rooftops with rocket propelled grenades and IEDs, cyclically ambushing and escaping poor uniformed CFC pilots as they move single-file from scheduled operation to scheduled operation.The CFC does not have to keep going only on large scheduled operations. Encourage corporation leaders or new FCs to randomly throw together their own Tornado and Naga fleets to grief seemingly non-strategic targets. What would happen if suddenly two or three small CFC Tornado/Naga/Bomber fleets were open daisy-chain style 23/7 in the north, afk camping and hot dropping all day long?Would that not be fun? Would those not be good fights? Would that not improve general pilot turnout?

Recent ex-Delve residents Nulli Secunda graduated from Faction Warfare Academy this week with a Bachelor's in bombing Omen Navy Issue prices and are currently crashing on Black Legion's couch in N5Y. The move has resulted in some serious tears among informal Venal residents who had previously enjoyed the splendor of farming Guristas L4 missions and are now faced with eviction. To these intrepid souls, we apologize for any inconvenience.

S2N joins a growing Venal wolfpack which includes Monkey Circus and ensures a formidable USTZ presence. The success of sniper Tornadoes and Gypsy Band stealth bombers has not gone unnoticed. The CFC, perhaps used to fighting at most two separate fleets at a time, now find themselves engaged with a myriad of opponents on any given timers – NC., Ev0ke and Ewoks, IRC, Gypsy Band, and now the BL./S2N/MC trifecta all work under separate leadership. Utilizing a combination of traditional fleet comps and guerrilla tactics, the CFC numerical superiority is consistently compromised by the dismantling of boosters, logistics and support, leaving Maelstroms and Drakes without anchors, fleet boosts, remote repairs or webbed/painted targets. CFC carriers have even fallen victim to Tornado alpha strikes.

Come With Me If You Want To Live

There are, of course, ways to get around this. Some FCs have been leading their fleets through unrecognized alt characters in non-vital hulls, enabling them to avoid being cherry picked; Huginns and Lacheses have shifted fits for range and scan resolution in the hopes of tackling Tornadoes as they land; and not forgetting the end goal, Dreadnoughts arrive and only stay long enough to reinforce a tower before leaving, at which point support does not always stay to extend the subcapital fight. Technetium is the imperative, and capturing it is possible without facing unnecessary losses. The conflict has also attracted Legion of xXDeathXx whose interest in decisively annihilating a Black Legion fleet is perhaps lacking in execution but unparalleled in persistence.

At the same time, the Northern War has seen a very interesting paradigm shift. In the opening days, NC. and friends believed that they were fighting a losing war, delaying an inevitable crushing steamroller, and based on what they'd seen in Delve, the possible inclusion of Pandemic Legion and TEST Alliance Please Ignore if a significant resistance (see: Supercapitals) presented itself. From the effectiveness of guerrilla tactics spawned a willingness for meat shields to engage the CFC in the field despite being severely outnumbered; from the unusual show of resistance emerged CFC tactics to reinforce their asymmetrical warfare. Both sides have adapted to some degree, and as a result, both are willing to end up on the same grid and call primaries. From a seemingly hopeless defensive situation, the Northern War has exceeded all expectations.

Goodfight Hunting

In fact, it can be said that this Northern War is escalating in the very opposite direction of Delve III. What started as Pandemic Legion arriving as a third party in a war between S2N and RA, desiring the elusive 'Goodfight' evolved into a conflict between two massive coalitions and eventually included the entire CFC on one side and -A- on the other. Forum and local mudslinging ensued, which raised animosity between the two coalitions (particularly against -A-) to an all-time low and resulted in a virtual Jihad against the whole Soco. From Goodfights grew all-or-nothing sov annihilation. In the North, from all-or-nothing Tech conquest comes Goodfights. Aside from the occasional outburst of bad posting, those involved seem to agree that the battles are fun and worth fighting. It's impossible at this junction to say that things will stay this way, but conditions seem perfect for a Tribute/Venal warzone of Bushido-style conduct.

The blackest member of Kugutsumen.com.