Fountain Update: Sphinx Falls to CFC

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are we winning fast enough now?
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build a coalition to kill goons, end up taking titan bridges from them. what the fuck, eve
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I guess that broadcast is exactly what one can expect from someone who is proud to be a member of a misspelled corporation.
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bridging the enemy home. It's like leaving the money on the nightstand.
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That poor TEST guy. Now all the LARPing stuff he left in station smells like goon.If I wasn't one of those goons now wearing that woolen chainmail and using his cardboard shield, I'd almost feel sorry for him.As it stands I'm off on my noble spacesteed to rideth into battle once more!
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If i woke up to that test ping i would never log in to eve again
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Fuck you that ping owns. The guy has a hilarious homeworld/eve hybrid name.
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Yea Vily bridged them home and left us to take the gates x.x
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Yeah I just realized this. I'm mad now.
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Take the wrong gate, no less!
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Gold. Hat Tip.
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"brought back into the fold by Donner Party who eventually got black listed and kicked from DAWWW". This actually happened because the CEO of Donnar Party decided she liked hanging out with g0dfathers more. Needless to say TEST were not impressed. HAH
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Hah! Yea that is true :D
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just for now ;)
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It shows that the man has respect for the enemy forces and the fights. It shows it are real people on the end of the line. I for one salute villy for doing that. o7
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stop posting plz
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yep, was a cool move. the fight was over. meant I get to kill those ships in the future.don't feel down about taking that bridge any TEST/friends...hope i get offered the same chance in a similar situation.
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insert random blawrf is a furry joke here
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confirming that the mittani is an official marlona sky alt.
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6VDT by August!
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We were bro's at some point
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So we weren't winning fast enough, but we'll be sure to not win fast enough again once the allies who have seemingly given up on you "come back". As I read the NC. alliance update, they have gone from "WE TOTALLY RAGEFORMED N3 TO KIL GUUNS@*(&*(@!!" to "Yeah well, you know, we might send a few dudes to Fountain to have some gudfights but it's really up to TEST. Cause, you know, we figured out leaving SOLAR at our back door while we go try and beat up on the guy across the street for no good reason isn't really working for us"
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Why is nobody mentioned Beffah quitting?
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http://i.imgur.com/oayKSIU.jpg before anyone asks.I figure there will be a bigger post once the fail cascade begins in Ernest (goes to Delve!).
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That was hilarious
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You're on fire today, aren't you?
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Well, obviously Vily is a spy, of course!
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Even with NC./PL's presence, N3/TEST was getting spanked hard by CFC.They only took a break from Fountain to go after easier targets like SOLAR to boost morale and their killboard stats.Many NC. members are not that eager to jump back into the Fountain conflict.
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Bridged them home, wow! That is pretty frickin cool IMO.
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Agreed. Just helps to proove we do want fights and not just slaughters of either side.
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Poor Bort.
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Wow! Thats it........its done, that has to be the nail in the coffin now
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what name? I missed it
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When Concord snaps and strikes back for Jita, we'll all be blue again.Until then, obligatory *GOONS!*
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Vily was being a gentleman. No shame in that.
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The shit toilet site that "must not be named" had this to say, showing the imense intelect of its leader:"Embarrassment reigns as Goons offer a bridge for a defeated Test fleet, reports of some TEST who self destructed rather than have the egg on their face."
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According to all propaganda: TEST is broke and seems about to collapse. Not as an alliance (that all members will cease playing is as realistic as is me dating a hot , 25 year old fitness-model (female, please) but as a possible counter for the CFC / Goons. What does that leave for the rest of us and eve ? Well, for one the CFC would be utterly stupid to not march on and exploit the surprising weakness of TEST and keep rolling over Delve, too. Second (and again) its not purely numbers that led to this situation, but knowledge of timers and game mechanics, extremely good organisation and an uncanny grip on the metagame that makes this game so "unique".Would be funny to find out later that what happened in the east was no coincidence, neither in timing nor duration.This whole chain of events also leaves a foul stench about the game in it´s current state. don´t get me wrong i tip my hat that some people can pull this off, to dominate a game so much that it becomes rather pointless to even try to mess with them...so as a fan of strategy and manipulation and using what the situation offers you, I admire was was (and keeps getting) accomplished. As a player and avid gamer I am not so enthusiastic, this whole it proves again that this game depends as much on factors outside the game, rather than purely in activities in the game itself and its mechanics.So what do you need to get a hold in sov space nowadays? It seems you need to be able to at least recruit a few hundred people in all Timezones so you can be active 24/7, or swallow your pride and crawl so deep up someones virtual (or real life ) arse that him and his buddies let you stay around for a while. Not good for the game at all. I am not saying eve is about to die, but i really wonder why so many people, corps and alliances like to crawl up the brown highway that much...
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If they're in for the money, then CFC has no reason whatsoever to continue on for Delve. With TEST crushed, the sharks will rip Delve apart anyway, while Goons will be counting their money.I find it far more interesting and revealing that N3 and PL were carrying TEST this whole time (not that we didn't already know that). The sovereignty loss really did prove Game Over for the Fountain Alliance. Even if N3 managed to recover most of its assets, they were distracted long enough to give CFC pretty much free reign in the west or face the logistical nightmare of fighting on two fronts at once.So now that Fountain is down, what's next? There's a lot of players in TEST that are going to find themselves homeless. Will they survive the sov loss like Solar did or will they fragment? Where will the pilots go? What's going to be an attempted target of sov renewal if they survive? One thing is for certain - regardless of how the Fountain War would have gone, things were going to be volatile in null for a while.
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unless they are Talwar fleets, then we decimate them :P
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I wonder what people mean by "volatile". sure its a lot of stuff going on. But from a higher perspective its rather painful to watch. CFC being the elephant in the room that nobody has the guts or the ressources to mildly accompany out to the slaughterhouse... PL and N3 establish gigantic renters sanctum to finance their cap / supercap fleets that not even the russians who are supposed to be strong and underestimated can really threaten. and the rest (all the people not licking scrotums) fights for scraps. so what happens next, as no one tries or wants (or can ???) to face off with those very few powerhouses ? as long as they get along just fine and play along a "dont fuck with me and we dont fuck with you" attitude towards each other, nothing major will change. apparently even aliances that could potentially do REAL damage (BL anyone??) are content with taking virtual money and play the hired gun instead of ripping some people, that are just not used to it enough, a new one. eve is basically a copycat of real world politics, economics and behavior: the rich get richer, the stron / powerful get more powerful and get stronger, while the middleclass dwindles and the poor get exploited. and everybody cheers on because of "the ood fights" they get thrown at once in a while.... right on people. right on.as long as it is necessary to become an all out and real life dedicated-enthusiast to forge something that euqals some bighead with a couple of alts and his very own propaganda website (that I read almost every day) theres no way to change anything.again. right on.
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i seriously feel sorry for anyone having to play the metagame too much. way too much boots to lick and only so much saliva..
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oh and the notion to bridge out the enemy ? yeah its nice and friendly and all that. But not very war-efficient. why not give the enemy the lost ISK and fuel costs so they can resupply and come back at a later time ? so , even these big wars are nothing but much larger versions of RvsB. and TAKING the bridge ?? thats... phew dont even.. thats like giving the opponent highfives for scoring that amazing touchdown... dude, you are so cool that you curbstumped me. can you give me ride home , maybe you want to sleep with my GF too because you seem so cool?? also the numbers ??? did I miss anything ? 500 ships involved and fight is over after about 100 kills ?? what about the other ships that were left ? I thought the fight is over either when you run out of ammunition, out of a reason to fight or when you run out of enemies.. might be my total misconception if "fighting" and "war". this is nothing more than flag football in the park.
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DIE TEST x
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This would be an amazing CCP gimmick. instead of "Fuck Goons" it would be "fuck da police"
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Goons are fat and need exercise. That's why the fattest of us fly capitals. Less gate use that way :D
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Why don't you try and do something about it? This kind of talk has existed in EVE since day one and yet so many Godlike alliances and coalitions are gone. CFC is powerful and well organized but long periods of peace make us terrible at fighting. Start of this war showed just how soft we had become during the peace. Took us quite a time to start sorting shit out.So if anyone gets to the top alone they will become lazy and die to attacks as they will be unable to fight back.PS: BL is good but hardly a player that can do much on it's own. CFC or NC./PL can probably crush them without even trying. At some point you need skill, resources and size.
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What i dont understand in this war with all said and done is that CFC was outnumberd from the start.http://raynor.cl/eve/coalition...minus legion of Death who dint participate and even Razor wasnt there from day one but joined a tidbit later.Damn Razor they must have had fine woman there in the north to keep us waiting for them ;)CFC - 30036 membersCFC - 28602 without Legion of DeathCFC - 24807 without Razor and LoDThe Rebels - 16748 membersN3 - 18649 membersPL - 2148 membersAttackers - 28602Defenders - 35397Defenders - 37545 with PLThe numbers game sure is in N3ST + PL"s favor.What happend ?CFC to strong ?Solar a to good to be true escape card from the war ?N3 must have known that by calling back so many grunts the CFC would purge many systems.With little to no resistance from Test to gaurd Fountain on their own, breaking morale even further down.Rumors go that N3 will backstab Test as soon as they drop out of Fountain.Taking Delve for their own.Rumors are rumors, but it woulnt suprise me one bit.Time will tell soon enough.Would be hilarious to see us defending Delve and make Test Blue again ^^Eve Online i was there !!!
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Yeah, it was Shadoo. Definitely one of the coolest moments playing Eve. We got curbstomped and trapped in the POS that night and he gave us a ride home.

In the past two days, ten additional TEST systems in Fountain have fallen to the CFC, most around the Sphinx constellation. Notably, the CFC has captured the station in APM-6K during a post-downtime rush; this marks the second TEST station to fall to force of arms, after 9-V. 

There were not many battles during this period. Today before downtime there was a fight in PNQY, resulting in the N3ST Prophecy and AHAC fleets being damaged and withdrawing, after which the CFC fleet commander, Vily, bridged the retreating N3ST forces back to their staging system. 

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The fight for APM was heavily broadcasted about by both the CFC and TEST. One such broadcast on the TEST side was notably enthusiastic:

When I first joined TEST, I hadn't played eve for a month or two after saying I would quit, but was brought back into the fold by Donner Party who eventually got black listed and kicked from DAWWW whilst I was leading a TEST/ESG fleet and fortunately MV took me into their arms. 

They let me into their most holiest of halls of APM to begin to understand the coveted Learn, as described to me by the holiest of its priests, Lokiish. 

He said to me

"Sajuukthanananaskahr, you will accept the Learn"
"Yes, Lokiish, I do"
"Then you must do as anyone in MV should do - defend the beacon of Martyr's Vengence - the holy tear of the Learn - the Palace of Ponytail the Righteous. For in here contains secrets of jewing that Goons and OWN must never have.

Until you renounce your faith, which you never will, you will defend APM with all ships that you have. Until the timer is reset, your ships are dead or your enemy is driven back. This is your only obligation to the Learn!"

And to that I agreed and I promised him I would pick up the holy MV sword of anti-Goon Vengence when the time came. 

And now the time to get into my mighty ship has come. The time has come to defend a place of refuge that embraced me with open arms in the face of grave sins. 

It is time - to defend my home. 

#### SENT BY SajuukThanatoskhar to All online allies @ 2013-07-24 11:06:36 EVE Time ####

APM exited reinforced mode within ten minutes after downtime, and a CFC capital fleet dropped on it immediately, supported by a full Megathron fleet. The system was captured before N3ST forces entered it.

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