The Forgotten War: A Darker Dawn in Esoteria

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Ty sort dragon for ruining hbc
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Not sure who Unclaimed picked up, but they've also lost 600 members in the last 24 hrs... TDS looks like it's being chewed, eaten and shat out. The Dumpster Squadron henceforth!
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One or two of the ex-ED corps back in early June...ouch re the 600 member loss! That happened shortly after I submitted the article, hence I missed it.
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Considering Unclaimed. went from 4.3k members (minus the 1700 man dust corp), to barely 1.4k members in the span of the last three months, I doubt TDS will survive the year. The Russians are relentless and will keep showing up for ops. It's only a matter of time until Unclaimed loses all their sov in Esoteria.
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They only killed 10 drones....
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Actually you are right, Inits are the main contra power and guys with balls. Seems they enjoy being around -DD-, as both parties enjoys good fights right now.
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Those 600 were FHEADs, who would bring into fleets 3-5 pilots out of 600. Basically FHEADs would grind anomalies and mine while their alliance would fight. And when things started to look grim, their CEO came out with the shitty story that 5n4keyes has stolen part of his corp contract (aprox 5 bil or maybe more, or less, he can`t tell precise) and now FHEADs need to evac in 24 hours leaving everything they can`t evac. the CEO himself lost nothing, because he is notorious in Russian community for running level4 missions in high sec while his corp struggles in null. So in terms of fighting capabilities Unclaimed lost nothing.
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poor ED I guess they hopped on the wrong bandwagon after the fail DRC!! Okay not really but........bwhahahahahhaha
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unclaimed lost their large part of core pvp after departure of "Excinere " group. it was said at that time that snake stole some ridiculous low amount of ISK (100 bil). instigators of the coup were Elazar keon from stemp and badboris from exan. Other corp leaders follow them(sheeps sindrom) into the newly created entity.later on we have discovered that elazar is just a traitor who worked for russians and he left ex cinere and joined Darkness (a satelite of -DD- english speaking alliance. Ex cinere left south (after failed to take Feytha since the help fromNC3 never arrived, moreover nulli reset them when they still have all pvp assets in one station in Omist).Now excinere is in north (helping test but in same time being farmed my PL and NC. who didnt gave them blue standing).of course they were bleeding members and few important corp left already.alliance leadership is barely logging in, in a word: failcascade.so now Unclaimed failcascade, all smaller groups as well, Ex cinere will do it too because stupid leadership could not sort their shit together. unfortunately; Unclaimed diplomats(one dutch kid aged 16 is the lead diplomat lol) could not sort out the problems and also dinner squad coalition leader Sort dragon did not bother to try to do the mediation.
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I love EVE just when everyone's all like there's nothing going on bam there 2 massive wars going down although i think this one is just to keep those dinner squadron scrubs out of fountain
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init is a pvp alliance? could have fooled me.
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You spin me right 'round, babyRight 'round like a record, babyRight 'round, 'round, 'round
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v... Awesome fight on Sunday from the enemies perspective. My best 90 minutes on a gate ever.
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Return of AAA and their companions. Called it.
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The coalition has had its ups and downs and smaller entities fairly quickly collapsed under the onslaught of dod and friends, however they have been given new homes within the coalition itself. TDS ahs relocated its pvp assets into Stain to retake some of the high end moons there and fight on dod their turf, tehre ahs been some nice battles and no hate against both entities there fighting.It has all been a good fight and dod and friends ahve been relentless in their assault and are doing a good job. Most of the turmoil within TDS has been resolved and morale for both sides are pretty good and we are looking forward to some more great evenuings filled with pew pew.
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well it is surprising in the way that every non-renter 0.0 alliance should have a pvp core
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Still, quite the archievement that the major sources of in game news failed to pick that up, and even let Inits completely out of their reports.
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Tbh no one cares. Not with the south war raging on.
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They will survive... If they change the coalition the coalition leadership from "faggot no ballys, no clue, no brain Phreeze" to Bliss or someone in the Init. Leadership.
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Try harder
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The Russians want their space back, this has nothing to do with Fountain at all...
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That's what I meant by forged in adversity, yes: weak alliances, alliances with weak structures, etc, disband and members regroup in the stronger and more organised ones, improving the global quality of the coalition.
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You mean if they change from a coalition to Init+ pets? That means killing the coalition :p
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No.You need a pvp icing to live in 0.0. But there is no need for it to be the core that defines and regroups your members. Alliances who pvp to keep their 0.0 instead of being in 0.0 to pvp have been known to work. Of course, their pvp is often worse.
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Or it is, don't succumb to metagame frivolities and focus on hitting hard instead, clean and sharp.
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haha undead nice welp. Thanks for staying on field for me to welp you
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whats this fleet # 3 you have welped to me Undead?
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they also need a new name
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pretty fail seeing me come into local and knowing what i do then letting me whelp your drones after ample time to probe you out. chop chop man, getting a bit slowGET SOME!!!

While everyone has been distracted with the ongoing conflict in Fountain, Darkness of Despair <-DD-> has been slowly taking systems in Esoteria from the Dinner Squadron (DinnerSq), a new coalition in the southeast that counts Ethereal Dawn, Unclaimed, and Insidious Empire among its members. The first system, D-FVI7, was captured on June 2nd. On June 19th, Darkness of Despair captured a station system (0-O6XF). The TCU fight of Rokh fleet vs. armor fleet was the only major battle in the conquest of that system—the killboard shows only some small ships, the i-hub, and some SBUs destroyed before the final fight.

Darkness of Despair is a primarily Russian alliance, based out of NPC-owned Stain, and working with a few other Russian entities. They have been flying mainly Rokh fleets, winning several bloody battles against DinnerSq armor fleet compositions. Recently, DinnerSq has been striking back in Stain. A look through Darkness of Despair's killboard shows they've lost a tower and a couple Rokh-on-Rokh battles with the occasional assist of DinnerSq supers. However, thus far, -DD- has kept all the sov they've taken, and they are still pressing on for more. A look at Dotlan shows a positive slope for Darkness of Despair, whereas Ethereal Dawn's membership and sov is a great deal more depressing. Most of the corps who have left Ethereal Dawn have gone to other DinnerSq entities, especially Unclaimed and Insidious Empire.

In total, Darkness of Despair has captured twelve systems so far, all in Esoteria and all formerly owned by Ethereal Dawn. C0VEN owns a thirteenth—also formerly Ethereal Dawn—system in the area. Darkness of Despair attempted to capture C9N-CC on June 23rd, destroying the Ethereal Dawn TCU with an unopposed fleet and flipping the system's station at 20:02. However, the onlining -DD- TCU went boom at 21:28, and the station was flipped from -DD- to Unclaimed <TROLL>. The Unclaimed TCU came online at 05:34 on the 24th, keeping the system in Dinner Squadron hands.

While we reached out to a few members of both organizations, we were unable to get an interview in time for publication, relying instead on publicly available information. Overall, morale appears relatively high on both sides. There have been a number of good fights. While -DD- has the sov, DinnerSq has been holding their own, most notably in some battles this past weekend. It will be interesting to see how the war develops as each group's stamina and war chests are tested in the ongoing conflict.

Ali Aras
CSM8 Vice-Secretary, @ali_of_space, TMC editor. I play EVE, LoL, and miscellaneous other games.