Ethereal Dawn To Leave the Drone Regions

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I only started reinforcing their space two days ago and they're already leaving? That was fast.
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Gets kicked out by ROL, moves back in, gets out again. o7
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They have been griding SBU's for about every night a whole month. Doubt it's the SBU's bro :P
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Actually mentioning who they are fighting would have done wonders for this 'article'.
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"Under N3 and Pandemic Legion assault, Ethereal Dawn announces its withdrawal from the Drone Regions." It's up there in white and black as the article description.
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It's nowhere in the article proper, nor is there any mention of who their allies even are (or were, as the case may be). Pretty lame, Milhouse.
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ED has been sending fleets to fight in the drone regions for months now. You've got way too high an opinion of yourself.
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I understand what crap ED is in, and I don't blame for making this move. I'm just surprised they survived for this long considering that their participation in coalition fleets was less than 5% of their entire alliance.I was in PNG and the reason for our disband was basically the same; because of the constant pressure of PL, N3, Red Alliance and several smaller entities. Morale was so low that even some of the most active members never came online, and in the end we could only form a 20-30 man fleet to combat a 100 - 300 man fleet.War and fighting is fun, but when you have so many people after you, it's impossible to hold everything together.
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Wooo it is alive!
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Its like Cascade all over again...
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We fought as hard as we could and kept proud till the end against all odds. Was definitely a run ride.
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fun*
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Allies are/were Persona Non Gratis (PNG, lead by the infamous Hakawau until 2 weeks ago), Black Core Alliance (BCA), SCDOT (Against all Anomalies, lead by Black Aces until 3 weeks ago), Core Alliance, Flame Bridge, and some others (sorry if I forgot to mention you), fighting on the side of SOLAR against Nulli Secunda, Northern Coalition., Pandemic Legion and all their "allies" (they are not allied, they are actually not even friendly to each other, but when they think it's appropriate or necessary they all cuddle with each other and they agreed to not kill each others supers).The latest addition to our enemys was Scrap Iron Flotilla, who are bringing more players for Aussie TZ. They are heavily related to NC., many of them are actually former NC.
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Jean Leaner started reinforcing our space? Since when does spying on us and shitposting on kugu count as reinforcing space? Did you actually ever undock your ship in the whole campaign without having a 200 man blob around you?
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WAIT A SECOND, YOU MEAN TO SAY THAT SOLAR FLEET ABANDONED ITS ALLIES AFTER THEY FORMED FLEETS FOR 3 MONTHS TO DEFEND SOLAR SPACE.WHAT A SHOCKER. SOLAR DOING SOMETHING 100% EGOCENTRIC. SUCH SURPRISE! UNHEARD OF. NEVER HAS MACTEP DONE ANYTHING FAGGOTISH IN THE WHOLE OF EVE HISTORY.NOW, ED, IF YOU DONT DIAF LIKE MOST WOULD. GET YOURSELF 1-2 GOOD FC'S, DONT BE ASSHOLES TO THEM AND RUN SOME FLEETS AND HAVE FUN.
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Hey Ethereal Dawn, CFC is recruiting... Ever considered to join along with your allies? It could save the day... We are conquering Germinage ATM, we are neighbors...
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Rogue is too busy with their own space and barely showed up at all!
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Solar could have prevented all of this if they started to fight when they through thier first 'pet' under the bus in Scalding Pass. But solar only looks out for themselfs and could little for any of thier pets...
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a small alliance can not survive alone out here, some big and mean fish out here
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R O G U E deployed, you didn't.
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Fly safe guys, All the best. :)
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Yes because Solar NEVER did this with their previous Allies ... RA / Xdeath / IRC.. HEHE.. People wonder why did RA Choose to fight against Solar during the drone war. ..BLUE vs BLUE .. One a great Allie, another terrible. What would you do when given an ultimatum to choose ? Be forced to join with the terrible one against your best Allie or go down in a fire with your best Allie. RA Chose to stick by its best Allie knowing it was out gunned and out manned. Solar has a HUGE potential but it shits all over its friends. Derp
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Its not my fault you're dumb and don't realize it is me doing all the reinforcing of your space. How does it feel that I'm spying on you, posting about how bad you are, and taking your space all at the same time?
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No offense, but a) BCA was there to help with 1ACJ, b) convo me ingame because I want to know who you are before I defame your corporation publicly for getting 2 people in ED-lead CTA Fleets.
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to colbalt edge...
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Yup, Solar is basically a useless ally. They call daily CTAs, sometimes multiple times a day, expect their allies to show up in strength (max dudes CTA), and when they don't, they actually get OFFENDED, like anyone cares.
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An ED Indy director kicked the rest of the exes out and sold out the systems to NC....pretty fucked up but so is life in eve
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http://imageshack.us/a/img526/... - in the absence of a video all I can offer is a graphical record of how the battle went down.
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Oh My can we see the rest of the adventures of the DRC cartoons soon?
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wtf? let nc/nulli/pl have the drone regions...better than the whiney b3tches in bca! BCA doesnt want that space any way...they ae just the newest meat shield for Solar. And based on past preformance wont be there long antway!
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You legend.

So Long, Farewell

On February 21st a mail was sent out to the pilots of Ethereal Dawn (ED):

After much consideration and when fighting against impossible odds, Ethereal Dawn have decided to withdraw from the Drone Regions once again.

Its [sic] been a fantastic 11 months, with both ups, and downs, and we, the HC, would like to thank all those involved in what can only be described as a roller-coaster from start to finish.

If you have assets in Ethereal Dawn space, you have, at a conservative estimate, around 8 days to get everything out before the enemy has complete and total control over our current sov holdings.

On behalf of the High Command, we would like to thank everybody one last time, and hope to fly with some of you again in the future.

Regards

Zeus, KillerCorp, Ramatak, Kroolish

The Ethereal Dawn High Command

Last week, a few people in Ethereal Dawn talked to me on the basis of anonymity. They were quite willing to talk about the war and how they were losing. They stated that their coalition was essentially hanging out ED to dry. The fleet commander was hoping to fight a guerrilla war to make it as hard as possible for their space to be taken: "Ethereal Dawn is standing almost entirely alone right now. We have no hope of holding the space... But we'll be here making things as difficult as possible until there is no one left."

Interview with Ethereal Dawn's Exec

I had the opportunity to speak to KillerCorp, the leader of ED, to ask him about what happened. As always with real-time chat interviews, some formatting and spelling corrections have been made. Many thanks to KillerCorp for agreeing to talk with us.

Is there any statement you would like to make about the issue for the article?

Indeed. We have done what we set out to do in reclaiming what we had lost. The odds are so stacked against us now that to continue fighting would be in vain.

What, if anything, prompted this move? Was there some breaking point?

Not really. It's a situation that has been developing over the last few weeks. Our allies slowly folding around us—a combination of many factors.

Let me be blunt. Some of your alliance members felt like they were hung out to dry by the rest of the Coalition. Do you as the Alliance Executor feel this is the case?

Not all wars of this nature on multiple fronts require tough decisions and sacrifice. General membership cannot always see this, so I can perfectly understand why they would feel this way. Could we have done things differently? Yes, but that's the beauty of hindsight.

Can I get a brief clarification? You do not feel like ED was abandoned by its coalition allies, correct?

Correct, if anything, we should have been able to do more to support them.

All right. So, what is next for ED?

Good question. I think, first off, a rest. [There are] many options we can take. ED's history with Etherium Reach is long and certainly not over.

Anything else you'd like to add?

Just to our blues and reds, [it's] been fun :) [I'm] looking forward to ED mark 3—3rd time lucky :)

The Future

Ethereal Dawn is an alliance with a long history. This is not a fail cascade, so it is doubtful this will be the last we see of them.

Writer. Twitter: @AlizabethVea