FA and RZR Deploy to Assist Solar Fleet

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Actually, sources in the Drone regions are telling me that this may heat up significantly. The Drone Co is deploying in full force against N3. I'll be keeping an eye on it as best I can (From a very comfortable corner office in Deklein) and bring the news of anything big as soon as it happens.
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Give it a month or two...
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Well, that was quite....diplomatic
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Resist the urge young padawan. They are not from our culture of strict moderation to guide intelligent conversation.
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... Bring Stabity?
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I'm confused, you're nobody, so does that mean you literally care?
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To be fair, I don't think Razor intended to trigger the collapse of an already unstable IRC.
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Just wonder why so many Testie's tears ? Lil boys, that's your chance to shoot FA, rejoice! Shut up and shoot happily! They specially came many miles down for you and you just whine ... Don't worry, if things go wrong, big PL bro with jump in as Day Knights and save you all!
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this is the stuff that will start the next big war between people who matter
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"So, the first question has to be, "Why Solar?" Last I checked, they were not even blue to CFC (GSF standings have them at -10)."c'mon man stop kidding people
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TLDR; Goons need to save a RMT Solar empire
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Because TEST would never get defensive like a hormonal teenager.Tell us again how your renters are like moons?
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From being overrun by an even bigger RMT Red empire, yes. At least MACTEP isn't an openly confirmed RMTer (unlike Lir) and isn't known to fuck over his subjects in new, inventive ways.No, really, it's a second (or third already?) time the whole RA buys into Lir's bullshit, and they've become exceedingly efficient at it.
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The "Stop being childish" argument has weight, as long as you continue acting like a fucking child. My favorite part of this whole TEST tantrum is how Zag is just kind of ignoring you and going off to do his own thang and montolio is blowing a gasket over it. Your alliance is a non-threat.
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Confirming they did it accidentally, much to the dismay of topgoon. IRC was prime idiot hunting ground.
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Does FA and RZR realize that by coming down alone - without the rest of the CFC, they are the under dog?
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Yes.
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quod erat demonstrandum
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i would like to take this oppertunity to say welcome to GW /E02 hope you have fun getting picked on by all the locals and get camped in that massive undock station that the E02 station is, got any cyno frigs i can kill ?
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i can wait to eat all your abaddons with mah supers. You'll be back north next week, scrub.
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TLDR; ^ This guy didn't read the article that is not about Goons at all.
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People deploy for fun . Test gets butthurt ~ wtf is this :D ? I am really looking forward to fighting N3 . it was fun in delve when we rescued test.
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TEST is currently back in Delve actually having fun with BL, which is a little far from where FA and RZR are deploying. PL though is still off fighting SOLAR though so I expect FA/RZR will see some action with them though unless their deployment changes.
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The TEST/FA relationship is just weird in general. Because FA absorbs a lot of castoff corps from other alliances a lot of people just can't stand those parts of the alliance and to make it easier to just hate the whole alliance rather than the individual corps. That and the whole business with Zagdul and BDEAL plus the fact that TEST can hold a grudge for quite some time. The result is that TEST really doesn't like a lot of what FA is, especially its leadership.I'm honestly very thankful for FA and the rest of the CFC's help in making the takeover of Delve/Querious/PB a much faster grind than it could have been, but at the end of the day you have to be fighting someone null. It's better to just enjoy reading about all the drama and enjoy the gudfights that come our way. EVE is a game after all.
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FAZOR is set to kill?
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A comma would have saved Jesus's ability to post.
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You mean Jesus' ability to post?
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lol Mittens damage control delete half of this article commentGJ"So, the first question has to be, "Why Solar?" Last I checked, they were not even blue to CFC (GSF standings have them at -10)."ahaha orly? nice propaganda for a standard CFC grunt
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wrods so hard
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Time will show who's killboard will benefit, but I appreciate the sentiment. Hopefully we can have some good fights, followed by some good local sperg.
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"Delve, Aridia, Stain, Provi... All of them seemed either boring or lacked a challenge." That's Zag-speak for "We get our asses handed to us there."
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By being handed it after mostly harmless left? You didn't take Fade friend.
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They've been 'deploying against us' for a month now, four months if you want to count the pets original move to SAH. We've pushed them out of two staging systems this month....
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I've reached out to N3 for an interview to get more information. Expect more coverage of the war as it develops.
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Hardly an "opinion", pal.You gotta learn to tell opinions from facts.

Fatal Ascension and Razor Alliance held a meeting at 2100 Eve time on the 30th to discuss a combined deployment to the east/southeast. The recording was posted on soundcloud shortly after.

A few highlights:

  • The two alliances will be deploying to Great Wildlands to assist Solar Fleet against the N3 coalition.
  • Supercapitals are being left at home. 
  • FA and RZR will mostly be running their own fleets, rather than integrating with Solar and the rest of the Drone Coalition.
  • Line members are expected to keep jump clones and ships back in CFC space to be able to return home if needed.
  • This is an opportunity for new fleet commanders to step up and get some experience.

I caught up with Zagdul, leader of FA, to get a little more depth to the story. Many thanks to him for taking time out of a busy day - convoys have already started moving- to talk to us.

So, the first question has to be, "Why Solar?" Last I checked, they were not even blue to CFC (GSF standings have them at -10).

It was a combined decision between RZR and FA where RZR had some contacts over there and it seemed as though the guys on that side of the map could use a hand. Both alliances have always been keen to help out the underdog.

Did the chance to take another swing at NC. and Nulli Secunda have anything to do with it?

Not for FA at all. We just go where fights are. Who we fight doesn't matter really. 

Alright. So, can you walk me through how this came about? I would assume that a RZR diplo or member of their high command came to talk to you.

A couple months ago RZR and FA made the plan to do a joint deployment. We had gone over all the possible scenarios. Delve, Aridia, Stain, Provi... All of them seemed either boring or lacked a challenge. So weighing our options, we decided that heading east would put us in the middle of some hostiles who have always had it in for us and would provide us with a good challenge across all timezones. 

It seems like RZR and FA have been growing closer for a while. Any comments about that?

FA and RZR go back to the NC days where they were one of the few alliances of the north who didn't treat us like absolute shit. Between them and WI., of the 'holding' alliances we made a lot of friends between the two. Luckily, WI. are now in goons and RZR came back to their homeland so we all get to chill again. 

So, a deployment like this is not something that's planned overnight. How long has this been in the works?

A deployment in general has been in the works for a couple months. Finding the time and the right theater was the challenge. This particular one was finalized last week. 

For those that have never planned a deployment or know much about it, could you elaborate on some of the considerations that need to be made?  

Actually, this is something that's new for FA. Our previous deployments haven't gone well so it's always been something we're apprehensive about. It's a real gamble with member morale if things go south. This is one of the considerations we kept in mind when planning this one. We are aware of the challenges and that the people in the south have painted a bullseye on us. This is something we've done our best to try and plan for by bringing doctrines which allow for fun and to blow off steam. This is probably the biggest concern for any alliance deploying. 

What we hope for are fun fights. We don't expect the south to give them up so easily, but one can hope to keep all involved in good fighting spirits.

 

The fighting has already begun, with several skirmishes topped off by N3 taking down a FA Archon. Whether this move by FA and RZR will affect the course of the eastern war remains to be seen.

Writer. Twitter: @AlizabethVea