CFC Holds Vile Rat Memorial NPSI Op

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Kill Yourselves.10/10 Was a blast.More somber note, The Mittani sends his respects.
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Angry Mustache: Please Fawlty7 will most likely die from crush injuries after too many birthday hugs.
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Ran with a couple of Dingo fleets during shoot blues. Was amazing fun and we did really well with T1 cruisers and frigs against some tryhard fleets.
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Time will tell. It'll either be a massive struggle keeping renters when they aren't protected from their masters or it'll be a case of goons losing too many members to hold sov when the in-fighting starts because of the change in alliance direction.
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FFFFFFUUUUUUUU-I was actually on grid with DBRB's Naglfar as he was getting pos tackled. Had I not been in the middle of putting my crappy frigate together when I heard he was tackled, and thus left my point off, I could have helped end him.
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You fought fleets both significantly smaller and in weaker ships while you had triage support and you think that justifies declaring that sentry drones are broken? They have their own drawbacks such as making dominix fleets very immobile and susceptible to bombs. They only have enough drone space for 3 flights of sentry drones before they are out. Their advantages are that they have decent range, damage, and tracking and sensor dampening (which is the thing that is really op right now) is useless against it. So yes sentry drone's and drone assisting have major advantages but they also have significant disadvantages. One of the main reasons sentry drones are so popular is because of the proliferation of dampening ships that can shut down entire fleets unless you are right on top of the person you are fighting. Even then you have to deal with them switching to scan resolution damps and your logi being completely useless. If you want something that needs to be nerfed it is celestis and other dampening ships that can do this from more than 100km away.
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´murica!
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Anyone else think FC sounds like Mandark from Dexters laboratory?http://www.boomerangtv.co.uk/s...
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Tell us how you came by this knowledge.
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Because we were fighting some of the most incompetent FCs in the game.
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Nobody likes using drone assist doctrines. They are even more boring than the usual "lock target and hit F1" doctrines.
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I wasn't there. Though i want to kill some goons, not on my TZ. RIP vile rat.
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It's funny how many "kiwi" jokes in Aus are "aussie" jokes in NZ.
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Didn't bother to read all the comments as the whole done debate boarded me. But as for the NPSI. Fucking blast. Lost several hundred mill in ship and could care less about my wallet. This was a day to remember a lost commrad and done in spectacular fashion.10/10 can't wait till next year.
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Rest In Peace VileRat, your memory stands beloved and not forgotten.
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And BNI is happy to help you illustrate that point.
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Because despite their ability to be effective, they are also effective in killing enthusiasm for the game.
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That was funny, thanks I needed the laugh. Ok for the umptenth time. Agreed leadership and vast majority of line members understand and agree with rental program. But a large number don't and will use every mechanic to hunt and kill renters. With in an hour of the first "rental" article written a goon member replied (going from memory so I might miss state a word but the thought is complete): in response to some suggesting that goons will use neut alts to kill and blue main toons to set the stage "my buddies and I started to train alts to do just that"
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That's not a denial...
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Happy Birthday!
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So basically you weren't prepared..........
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Put a couple hundred damp Celestis on Vee next time to simulate a real fight and then get back to us. I'm not trying to be rude, I just think you will find your results to be much, much different than what you have described above.
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Don't you think you should have kept your own agenda regarding drone assign off for another thread ?If it is or isn't OP is completely irrelevant to this thread the fact you just diverted most of your audience from your main point "we had fun remembering a fallen comrade" to "omg drones are op i killed tawlars with dem," is quite unproductive.You will probably just tell me that you got corrected by an editor or something to make the thing worth reading but next time you should keep controversial meta related question out of a repport for a player memorial.RiP Vile Rat.
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Celebrating the memory and life, while making a call for a change of mechanics to improve the game that both enjoyed isn't a bad thing.
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And pray there is no bombsquad around.
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fix nullsec...
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Errrr.... switch drone anchor?
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Happy Birthday Fawlty!
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Vile Rat would have wanted us talking about game mechanics.
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But using it because it is broken is just as terrible.It's like saying "I only did it because Johnny did it too".
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I am very late to this party. Usually these are posted from reddit, and I follow them here.They haven't showed up in a while, wonder why that is?
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Because reddit is irrelevant?
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People bitching at goons for using domis to prove sentry assisting is gay should remember this (or watch for the first time) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v... - 49-U in 2009
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not according to their ban, on account of vote rigging.

“Shoot Blues, Tell Vile Rat” is a phrase that has been a part of Goonswarm vernacular since time immemorial (2006), where a member of GSF would create a diplomatic incident (almost always on purpose), and then inform the head diplomat Vile Rat. This practice came to a sudden halt on September 11th, 2012, when the player behind Vile Rat was killed in an attack on the American embassy in Benghazi. In remembrance, the CFC declared a day where every blue would be shot, where the usual trappings of diplomacy would be cast aside for NPSI, or “Not Purple, Shoot It.”

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The first such event happened a year ago in Tribute. Almost 3,000 ships and pods were destroyed in an orgy of blue shooting, fueled by sorrow, alcohol, and the pent up frustration of not being able to dunk assholes because they were “blue.” Fast-forward to this year and the anniversary of the Benghazi attack. Goonswarm Federation declared another day of NPSI, with the added benefit of being able to insurance scam outdated doctrine ships (Maelstroms, Caracals, etc).

The official announcement by Goonswarm FC TheAdj:

Once again it is time to blast the ever-living fuck out of each other despite being blue! A few bullet point comments to explain the rules and the how/when/wheres:

  • Op Time will be from 1900 14 Sept to 0300 15 Sept. All the rules below apply during this time frame.

  • GSF space is 100% NPSI for the op time period - it is up to allies to decide if their space is as well. Ratters beware as you will be executed if caught; no one cares if that's your only ratting carrier!

  • The only exception to the above rule are all station undocks and jump bridges as we may have people fueling, anything else (dumbasses using the VFK beacon, etc) is fair game.

  • The megafight will be in EC- at the planet 1 warp-in; all fleets will be directed to that location.

After the initial announcement, CFC alliances FCON, LAWN, FA, GENTS, LI3, SMA, EXE, and TNT also agreed to make their space NPSI.

While most FCs did not seriously prepare for this event, Goonswarm's Mister Vee took this opportunity to demonstrate to CCP the broken nature of drone assists with a 50-person Dominix fleet supported by triage carriers.

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Highlights of the night:

  • A LAWN Rorqual that was killed immediately following the start of the op.

  • Mister Vee and the EG SIG, sitting on the Torrinos gate in EC-P8R, brutalized all comers with their Dominix fleet, including a battleship kitchen sink fleet led by DBRB, an NCdot T3 BC gang, and an EMP Rupture gang. That included my two frigates which were killed at 100 km by battleships before they could accelerate to speed after warp.

  • DBRB blind jumping his dread to the VFK cyno and being tackled by the tower. While fleets were in warp to kill him, DBRB used his roles to offline the tower mod and moonwalked to station.

  • Brave Newbies Inc showing up in the customary Talwars and dying in a fire with all due speed.

  • Near the end of the op, Mister Vee’s fleet turned on him, killing his Damnation command ship and pod, causing him to lose FC V. Vee had been podded earlier that day and had neglected to update his clone. This caused an unbearable amount of smug from DBRB (a frequent re-trainer of FC V) and the renaming of the VFK station to "VFK-IVee didn't want FC5 anyways."

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  • To cap off the event, a jump freighter service jumped a Rhea into VFK, loaded with an excessive amount of exotic dancers (which dropped!).

While the exact number of kills is unavailable, Dotlan showed EC-P8R and VFK-IV as the two systems with the most kills in the 24 hours following the end of the NPSI period. Estimates put the kill count above 2500, boosting Goonswarm Federation above RvB (individually) in the number of kills for September.

Header courtesy of McTecman of Goonwaffe, who brought a festival launcher fitted Phoenix to the fight.

Perpetually broke pilot of Goonswarm. Will shill for isk.