Eastern Update: N3 Advance, SOLAR Retreat

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The HBC is cheering you guys on from over here.Go kick some Russian ass.
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Wonder if FA/RZR plan on doing anything other then dying to gila fleets.. I agree with PGL FA/RZR are no serious threat.I say keep coming FA/RZR we need more kills :D
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Goon vegetables lol ncdot in the back seat for a long time now, don't know if your trolling or serious, if your serious you are a very special snow flake. Ncdot have implied a majority of the numbers and skill to the coalition. Ncdot have had very recently even regular 150-200+ subcap fleets alone. And Vince can be rash, but he's a quality FC and would rely on him any day of the week, if you do die in a Vince fleet it's heroically massively outnumbered. There are various FCs but Vince is primary among bloc Fcs and commanding supercaps along with kick white aero and travis. Most of there other FCs will command subcaps or Slowcats/dreads and there's nothing wrong with that, but saying ncdot has taken a back seat just shows you don't have a clue what your talking about. I pitty you scrub!
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The other drone region alliances were forming fleets until PL arrived, but they've pretty much given up and scdot has failcascaded, so that leaves Solar pretty much by itself. For the moment the only question is how many systems n3 feels like grinding through and how quickly they plan to go about it.
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From what I have seen Vince is a very competent super/cap FC, but he can't match PGL in subcap fleets. All the CTAs that have been called for most of the past month (called by Vince, no less) were FCed by PGL.
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They fell back. We have a whole load of space to grind.
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Its cool man, there can be only one leader, and the rest are followers. Right now and for the foreseeable future Nulli is the leader.
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Possibly Legendary Level?
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Did they announce a provi eviction?
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You are welcome for da success nulli bros.
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Gila Secunda rides again!
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Some would say, 'god-like'?
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Then how does it feel losing entire fleets to them?
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PL is very well organized in that matter, but if such a nerf would only decrease it with 5 minutes it is not a good nerf imho.Make space bigger again, reduce jump ranges in general, 50% at least. Crossing the galaxy takes about 100 gatejumps, this should not be reduced to 10 titan-bridges or cyno-jumps. Having a capital blob should always be powerfull, just not as mobile as it is.
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Yes, make it even harder to get fights. Great idea, because 0.0 isn't boring enough!
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I love how people try and make drama between NC. and Nulli. IMHO one is better with Caps/Supers, and one is better with subs... though I'd fly under either any day... We (nulli) lost our space, we wouldn't be able to do what we are without NC. backing us, they happily fight and die beside us, they do whatever they can to make us (n3) stronger... I'll fight to the death for NC., Hun bros, VCA (if they weren't a part of Nulli now) Pangu, or even BL (love fighting them as well, damn fine players) any day.. and I can't wait to see what happens with Nexus and our Black Ops bros.. I love fighting with these guys,
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Then maybe jump drives should have a different nerf other than one to range? If PL is unable to deploy supercaps from halfway across the galaxy how would that affect the defenders who in this case live right there. The only people affected would be 3rd party powers who can project their range infinitely. Wars should be fought locally by the people who live their or permanently choose to deploy their. Do not put words in my mouth, I did not say a nerf to range or capacitor recharge rate. Perhaps make super caps use stargates, because why is the biggest ship in the game the most mobile one?Btw on a related note the article on this site about why jump drive nerfs are bad only talks about jump drive logistics ignoring the possibility of have JF's be the exception.
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I hated losing up north.. but I think it's the best thing that could have happened to us... it made us step back, reconsider, make adjustments.. we now know Goons are not that strong, we know we are gaining in strength every day.. HBC and GSF will go to war, does anyone have a question which side we'll be on? The north will end up biting GSF in the ass. I hope you bring all of GSF to assist FA/Razzor to try and snuff it out before it's to late... though I believe that time has already past. I think n3 could take on GSF with just PL... no questing with the rest of HBC.All things come to an end
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I would say jump drives make it harder to get fights. Because if the act of deploying a fleet against an enemy with more pilots in their alliance will only result in them instantly being able to drop superior numbers from across the map on you, you probably won't fight them.
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Making space bigger is not the option. Capitals should be slower than subcapitals, but they are in fact more mobile. If we make ranges smaller then like sadleric said it would just annoy people without well developed titan and cyno networks. Large armies need to require a large commitment to move, not just more annoying to move.Making more space will simply result in a less dense nullsec causing more problems. Any jump drive nerf should leave jump freighters unaffected.
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I havent lost any fleets to them v0v in the words of the old defence minister shadoo- you are only as good as your last battle, Nulli is still shit without ncdot
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Well from what's been seen Vince has been afk mostly for a fe weeks busy with RL, henc others have taken over more dominant roles. That is ofc the beauty of N3 they have many capable FCs throughout many of the alliances. They are not limited to say 1-2 compitant FCs and Dbrb as an example within cfc. Vince has called ctas to get this solar thing over with now that he's back. Pgl and others have been consolidating assets and just having fun killing failzor and solar in the mean time. Any who think PGL or nulli has taken over is pure wishful thinking, never the less N3 with the amount of leaders they have is likely to be much bothered by a few people's nieve opinions.
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You missed the entire point. No matter how much the range was nerfed, any alliance with PL's level of granularity in their cynochain network would be essentially unaffected. The only change would be waiting for cap between jumps. It would accomplish nothing to hurt power projection besides delaying it a few minutes, it would royally screw over small-time capital pilots, and it would make EVE far more tedious to play - aka not fun.
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I found the NC. pilot.
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well said, I can think of 5 FCs in n3 off the top of my head that I would put up against anyone. Only alliances I can think of that have as many good FCs would be BL/PL. If one isn't online, someone else will take it out, and we'll still be fine.
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haha. progod primary fc...
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This is exactly how the majority of Nulli grunts feel.
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Sure you haven't.
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Then may jump drives are a stupid idea. Maybe fun would be benefited by supers using stargates and any time you deploy them to an area they will be committed to that front and unable to instantly retreat. Also for small scale capital pilots what is wrong with being forced to operate within or nearby the space they base out of? Do one large scale op to move your megafleet and fight a war for a few weeks. If you are constantly having to redeploy then maybe thats a sign that you need to shrink your territory opening up null to more people. More space crowded with people means more fun to be had and less need for long distance travel.
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Obviously Goons being weak directly attributed to Tribute falling without a *single* system in Deklein even under a mere thought of invasion, right? VFK by 2014?
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Jump drive now have a 60 minutes cooldown with x10 skill reducing cooldown by 10% per level. Jump Freighters got a new role bonus: Jump Drive has no cooldown.Problem solved.
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I have no dog in this fight at all. No standings, no NIP/NAP, or anything with anyone in this fight so I am truly a third party observer. The facts still remains true that FA/Razor has had little to no impact in turning the tide of this war.
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In all honesty I really dont think Fazor is very concerned about the outcome of that 'war', its something to do, nothing more nothing less. Goons are in Delve/Fountain, newbie FC's are fighting 401k in venal with SMA, Fazor is in GW trying to get outta station without getting shredded by sentry bubble camps by tryhard faggots v0v
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Calling n3 or whatever tryhard faggots would be calling the CFC(fazor included) tryhard faggots as well since they did the same to BL. Sounds like they are getting what they had coming.

The ongoing war in the galactic east finds SOLAR Fleet and its allies pitted against the newly-formed N3 coalition. It was expected to be one of the next large conflicts after the Tribute war in the North. The fighting, though, has been less significant and more one-sided than expected.

RECENT HISTORY

When the conflict was at its mid-point, shortly after the Tribute war, the N3 coalition's staging system was way down South in Immensea. The reason for this was to focus on rebuilding the sov empire and finish taking over -A-'s abandoned space. The resulting distance between the N3 staging system and the SOLAR front in the northeast made travel tedious, sometimes requiring three Titan bridges. Aside from the obvious cost and boredom associated with so many titan bridges, this meant that reacting to SOLAR movements was difficult. At this stage, SOLAR was still holding the N3 advance well, despite the occasional presence of HBC forces supplementing N3.

Eventually the -A- space was taken, and N3 was able to deploy to a system deep inside SOLAR territory, I-1QKL in Insmother. The result was immediate: systems started dropping. N3 and Red Alliance were now operating together closely and could quickly and efficiently reply to SOLAR attacks. Often unable to form competitive fleets outside its prime Russian timezone, SOLAR was put at a disadvantage. This soon led to their staging system being taken. Keen to maintain the momentum, N3 and RA proceeded to take SOLAR's new staging system even before they were able to evacuate to it. This resulted in SOLAR retreating to The Spire where they could launch their attacks in relative safety while their opponents took now-defenseless space.

THE CURRENT SITUATION

Despite the pressure SOLAR is facing, they continue to maintain sizeable forces and deploy/attack SBUs to continue the war. Respectable fleets of over 150 Maelstroms are often formed. In Russian TZ, they are often quite effective. During most other timezones, however, they continually face larger forces and often have to avoid fighting. The proximity of N3 forces results in immediate consequences for any errors that SOLAR may make.

Much of the space owned by SOLAR has been redistributed within the coalition, Red Alliance taking the majority of it due to ties to the area, and the HBC fleets lending a hand to N3 mean that SOLAR is on the backfoot. Despite this, they continue to form up in an attempt to stem the tide.

SOME HELP?

Last week, RAZOR and Fatal Ascension declared that they would deploy into the area and aid SOLAR. Their deployment was met with a healthy welcome of a slowcat hellcamp on their new station, and despite having some 150 active in system few battles have been fought. S2N Gila fleets last seen in Delve and led by Canaris Roshaak continue to prey on any fleets that form. So far, the RZR/FA deployment (despite being thoroughly entertaining for both parties) has had essentially no impact on the SOLAR conflict. It is possible they hope to just get some easy fights with reds nearby, but the coming weeks may tell a different story about their intent. The coalition FC for N3, ProgodLegend, was very unenthusiastic about the RZR/FA deployment. When asked whether he thought the new enemies could pose any serious threat, PGL answered with a very succinct and definite "no." 

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Member of Nulli Secunda. Have been playing Eve for close to four years, already hit by bittervet syndrome. I've played a number of games over the years and generally dab in every game that's fun.