GSF CEO Update: Space Communism Gone Wild

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Nothing strategic is happening down south; you don't count actively interfering in multiple test stratops?
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test tears best tears
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who the hell cares if test have strat ops? we don'twe don't shoot your structure = nip is not violated
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Avi say bring it on mittani. Avi told mvn and black legion to come after goon towers.tempest warned Avi and he did not care.
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I like how GSF can afford to give all of their members free carriers with their tech isk... but FA cant even afford to fully reimburse the lost titan.
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the elite pvpers will win in the end. you'll see. you'll alllllll seeeeeeeeeeeeee
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If anything, Phreeze is our PL babysitter.
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GOONS
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Sweet Jesus that's a lot of carriers i would like to see them fielded just for the wow factor and for some easy noob carrier pilot kills
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lol FA is a shit alliance man they only deserved 3 the other good alliances got more
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Where did he forget S2N? he did list what N3 did.... well, he tried to, he isent too correct but thats propaganda for you.
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i dunno you're not doing too good at the moment
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slowcats is only really good if the enemy doesnt form supercap/dread/titan fleets.Agains a even opponent that willing to drops supers on your slowcats are easier to kill than armor hacs or something like that. No amouth of reps can save you agains the incomming dps once you pass enough supers to 1 volly every carrier. on top of beeing 2 billion a piece doing less dps than a battleship. Its limited how many times you can keep fielding them without emtying your entire alliance warchest about it.100 slowcats = 200billion isk
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Hence Slowcats in a HBC/PL/n3 vs CFC battle isnt really gonna be overpowered at all unless goons is too scared to counterdrop with their own super fleet atleast. because Im damn sure we will:p
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THERE ARE NO GOONS.
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Hi as someone that has seen the wallets i would have RMT'd them if I knew how but i'm new at computers.
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I'm still trying to figure out why you poors are so concerned about how FA reimburses a titan when 95% of you paupers reimburse nothin but logi, its a mystery, continue with the sick burns though v0v
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We just spanked N3 out of the north..actually a stronger incarnation with Ncdot, Nulli and BL. they dont have BL. anymore, shit they even had Gypsy at the start, so actually they are weaker now than before
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This sounds so deliciously like the old-NC argument :-) lol
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At this point, I think the best course of action for CFC is to recocilate with TEST and focus heavily on N3. Without doing the aforementioned, TEST & HBC will surely join forces with N3 as a Casus Belli, should CFC give its full support to SOLAR.The way they nullify this threat is by basically creating something that requires a joint effort. Such events may include: Burn-Jita Mk. II, Hulkageddon, or whatever the hell you can do with huge # of players & have fun a the same time!When CFC & TEST line members gain friendly views with one another, it would be nearly impossible for the leadership of neither group to declare war on the other without suffering serious repurcussion from their own members. Meaning CFC can focus its full might against N3 without having to worry about HBC helping N3.I'm pretty sure Mittens would've jumped in to help SOLAR if the HBC threat didn't even exist in the first place.
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I remember the good ole days when we flew with the gewns to gank freighters @ Jita =D.Interesting to note: Many old-time TEST members might still like CFC! They also understand the enormous debt we have for CFC. That's why many in TEST didn't like the idea of putting knife on the back of GSF.It's just other HBC members that doesn't like Gewns.[I'm a former TEST member who quit EVE a while ago]
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How do you know they're poor?
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if you're retarded enough to believe that that is zagdul well lmao
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[the official term is 'won eve']
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Spy leak:4-17 in Y-C3EQ - FA5-8 in F-NM - FA5-3 in R6XN - FA3-14 M-YC - FA or goons9-1 in 7X-VK - FA7-18, 7-22 in KQK1-2 - FA or goons10-4 in C-H9Ahem, yes... "only three tech moons"
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You'd be surprised how fast the cloaky camping and gatecamping shenanigans of both sides have lead to a complete reversal of the rank-and-file members' opinions. The hypocrisy may be strong ("those cowards never fight", "only faggots use kiting setups", ...) but the hate is real and growing.Trying to reconcile Goons and TEST at this point would not be trivial.
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will leave* or left* please pick one so your post make sense
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fidelas constans delanda est((and yeah, I probably conjugated that wrong))
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The GIA knows all :tinfoil:
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This same comment appears every month or so by straight-faced arm chair generals with some kind of grudge against the CFC.The only reason it hasn't happened yet is because preparing for the worst case scenario is usually the wisest option, but hurfing that you're so elite nobody will ever fuck with you sends you down the same path as -A-.
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I can make up numbers too.
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@Meh: Do you work for Fox News?
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Oh okay. Do you think you can do some stuff other than stock CFC lines?
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This is the biggest crock of shit I've personally ever heard. Something is rotten in FA. You've had your moons for a good long while now, Sov doesn't cost that much to run, and yet on your forums you have a donation drive to get a guy who was actively using his Titan in support of the alliance a new boat after your own idiocy got it blown up.This should be an easy replacement, the money should just BE there to get him a new one, you want to take donations to replace the isk thats something else (retarded) that you can do but to have an active Titan pilot sit because you've squandered what amounts to literal shit tons of money on god knows what (plexing directors if i had to guess, among other retarded things) is absurd in the extreme.Your leadership has fucked up the check book, because you've had those moons for quite some time now, and the inability to just outright buy a new titan for this man is pretty fucking unforgivable.
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Not re-imbursing a titan that's been taken out into incredibly hostile territory to support the alliance seems like a really shitty move, deliberate choice or not.
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during our last "big cta" we had a full fleet of rokhs, a full fleet of napocs, 125 slowcats, 100man insta-lock anti bomber fleet, a full naga fleet on field and RA's strange mixed faction BS fleet.Then we had 120 supercaps on standby.The CFC better be scared.
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there are also a lot of goons who'd rather be friends with test but shoot raiden and all the other bittervets the katamari coalition has collected instead. but all of us are happy dunking on other ships no matter who they are. shoot blues, tell vile rat.
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sorry but i'm russian
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No Shit. I'm Mexican
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If We were to engage the Goons in an all out Sov Warfare, why in the WORLD do you think we'd want more horrible people helping us..We already have TRIBE, that's enough thanks.
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dirty blobers go blue all of eve ~trollolololololo~
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For now, "fountain resident" have been showing up to fight more than black legion did. If that's how a cap-heavy group fight, I cant wait till the CFC get all these carriers.
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Hah there was a lot of BL. guys in local that was not pleased at all. Works for me.
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I'm 'Murican
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Sure if you can come up with a reason why anyone cares about FA's tech or a titan loss? I realize you have to reach far and long but c'mon now. Lets talk about FA dunking N3 Abaddons with cruisers haha!
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What color is my underwear?
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Imagine that, playing the game to have fun....
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>Mittens starts giving away carriers, showing how wealthy and successful the GSF and the CFC are"IT IS THE END OF GOONS"
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White with a brown racing stripe??
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So the meta game is now to get carriers banned/nurfed just like the AOE doomsday/Titan nurf and soon the dread tracking nurf.....well played.....
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Only Zuul....
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Like Li3 who are apparently getting 9. GG FA, officially worse than Li3. This is a substantial achievement.
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I don't even understand what you're talking about and I'm not in n3.
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Sincere declaration or Mittani psy-ops? We report, you decide.
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DRAKEFLEET WILL NEVER DIE
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he sounded pretty glib, and they won. projecting?
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And we have a similar level of prosperity. Remind me why this should be a problem?
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GIA = oxymoron with emphasis on the "moron" part
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I too can furiously browse dotlan with impunity.
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Just goes to prove how little the CFC noobs really understand about concepts and game mechanics. There are 3 counters that I can think of right off the top of my head; counters that we will educate them with as soon as they try and use those boots...
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Solar can't hope to counter that, so why so slow taking sov? Drop SBUs, show up, collect system.
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not a fan of the CFC, but if this really true! win or lose it will be a welcoming change to kick this shitty big blue shit stain in the nutts.
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We should talk.
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it's funny how every time someone points out the reality behind the CFC propaganda, the mods and regular posters are all over him saying "you dont know what you're talking about and this has no basis in fact". you're so eager to dissuade the notion that the CFC is a retarded group of toddlers that you lend it credence.
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to be completely honest, from a logistical point of view this is an extremely smart move. if every single one of their members has an archon, they not only can put at least a full fleet of slows on field (for the record, a wing of slows is enough to alpha a battleship every time the drones refire, i.e. every four seconds), but they also can decide to deploy, burn a couple cyno alts, and have battlefield presence in a matter of hours. economically, this puts respectable strain on the mineral, drone, carrier, and capital module markets, and with the advance warning the financial team surely had, they've probably made a fair chunk of change in the process, paying for the program partially at least and raising the bar of access, for a time, for peoples of other alliances.tl:dr, i cant think of why they didnt do this sooner. well played.

(Editor's Obligatory Note: Alliance updates are intended for internal audiences and should be interpreted as propaganda rather than news. One of these days I'm going to stop bothering with these disclaimers on alliance updates because they strike me as a concession to the foolish and the thinskinned, as well as to just see if anyone ever reads them. I mean really, this is Eve Online, you should know better by now.) 

The galaxy is a hostile place for Goonswarm, now more so than ever. We have succeeded for too long, and displaced enough entities out of the Northwest that we have now built up a sizable list of intractable enemies: NCdot, Raiden, Black Legion, and 401K. It is true that Against All Authorities, White Noise and Ev0ke are dead, but their cascades have mostly just reinforced our foes. 

So while in the short term we may seem at peace, the brutal lessons of Asakai and the manifold failures displayed there prove that we must begin laying in serious plans for defense in a worst case scenario. That means many things: ensuring that our doctrines are clearly understood and that everyone has the appropriate warships in VFK, purging membercorps which have gone astray, and spending hundreds of billions of alliance isk giving everyone a Boot carrier. For free. 

 

A Boot in Every Hangar: The 2013 Carrier Giveaway

When we first introduced Alphafleet more than two years ago, Space Communism was in its infancy. We had paltry reserves of isk, but the entire point of my administration has been to pipe our collective income back to the line member, and so we incentivized the training of Maelstorms by giving battleships away like candy to anyone who could fly one. This massive intervention allowed us to develop one of the tightest and most enduring fleet doctrines in Eve history. 

In 2013, I stare at our alliance wallet and I feel a twinge of guilt. My finance team always argues for a bigger war-chest, but mostly I see trillions of isk sitting there when I could be giving it away to you. So: we are going to expand upon the carrier skillbook subsidies announced earlier this month and begin literally giving away carriers to those who qualify to fly them, yet cannot afford to buy them for whatever reason.

There are a number of reasons for this. Nothing gets goons to train for a ship quite like a giveaway, and having line members rush towards Capswarm en masse lays the foundation for not only a defensive Boot fleet in the short term, but for offensive crosstraining to Dreads down the line. Boots are not only a shitload of fun, but if everyone in the alliance ends up with a boot, we can project power across the galaxy by using them as fleet deployment ships as well as mobile conveyors of unstoppable drone-death. The only counter known to massed boots is a supercap drop; more boots = more supercap fights. 

Aryth posted a poll which demonstrated that there are literally hundreds of you ready to fly Carriers, but lacking either key skillbooks (covered now by the subsidy) or raw isk. Let's fix it. 

A carrier runs the alliance about 1.7b. I hope that hundreds of you demonstrate that you can fly a Boot carrier and have the killboard records to prove that you are not useless, such that we can drain vast sums out of the alliance wallet showering you with the fruits of Space Communism. 

 

Galactic Politics Update

But Mittens, you say, why the defensive preparation for war? Why all this talk of hostile blocs, of massing carriers defensively - perhaps you have smoked too much weed, or watched too much Doomsday Preppers? I may have indeed smoked too much and watched a few episodes of the aforementioned show, yes, possibly simultaneously. Yet the game is currently in a state of dangerous flux. Let me show you:

FAZOR + SOLAR vs N3/RA/PL: In the northeast, N3 and RA have begun taking SOLAR space at an alarming rate. Our allies FA and RAZOR (now abbreviated Fazor) have gone to help SOLAR, not so much because of an enduring love of the Drone Regions but because N3 and RA being unchecked by MACTEP leaves them free to come after us. Unfortunately, SOLAR hasn't been using jammers, and the lurking PL supercapital fleet has meant that the campaign is one of slow loss, blueballs, and shedding territory.  

BL + DOD vs HBC/PL: In the Southwest, Black Legion has moved into the heart of HBC territory and has been actively sieging neo moons and CSAAs. This is notable because it is the first time a 'real' alliance with an actual capfleet has harassed TEST, unlike 'Fountain Resident' trash like PIZZA or G0dfathers. Meanwhile, the RUSRUS alliance Darkness of Despair has commenced strategic operations in the Southeast basing out of Stain. PL is mostly based in Uemon, but Wrik Hoover is managing the local HBC defenses with additional help from the PL main fleet when opportunities present. 

XIX vs BRICK vs East Vale: Legion of Death has outgrown the couch we offered them after their loss to SOLAR and has begun attacking Brick Squad space in Geminate. Meanwhile at least one Brick FC has begun attacking Vale assets which once belonged to the now-evacuating Convicted, which means that we, GENTS, or XIX will be on the hook to do some cleanup. 

401K vs SMA/FCON: Out of Venal, 401K has been harassing SMA; SMA is having some trouble because the three brothers who run the alliance have recently started a business. This isn't serious besides the odd moon timer or harassment SBU, but it's something on the threat board. FCON has been helping SMA. 

Squad Shenanigans in the Southwest: Meanwhile, hordes of goons are taking advantage of the soft reset with TEST to muck about with EG, Topgoon, Space Violence, Delvegoons Blackops et al and futz around Delve NPC space. Nothing 'strategic' is happening there, but there's an awful lot of blood being shed

 

Prepare for War: TFI

In addition to the push to get everyone possible into a Boot, do not forget Techfleet. There are Tempest Fleet Issues up on alliance contract in VFK, and you should endeavor to get one if you do not have one yet. Techfleet is a ton of fun, and we haven't had a chance to really use them yet, but part of that problem is that a Techfleet won't undock unless it has enough core battleships. 

 

Coalition Reshuffling: AIF and Nursery

There are two basic rules for being a CFC alliance: you must participate in strategic ops (and participation determines rewards for space and moons) and you cannot have a catastrophic leadership implosion. Recently we have had to ask Convicted [AIF] to leave the coalition for the latter reason. Just like Black Mark almost a year ago, Convicted shed almost 40% of its corporations inside of a few weeks due to an internal crisis of confidence. This is unfortunate, and a lot of AIF members are quite bitter about the situation, either blaming us, their leadership, or the corps which fled AIF. However, sov is being handed over in an orderly manner and we should avoid as much acrimony as possible. 

Meanwhile, we are initiating a program to allow newer alliances access to the CFC if they find cultural commonality with us, a 'nursery program' that Corps Diplo is spearheading. This must be done with great care; one of the many reasons why the NC fell was their rules which allowed any NC alliance to invite three other alliances into the coalition, clogging the North with useless carebears. We do not do things that way: any alliance admitted to the CFC will understand our focus on both offensive war and metrics to prove collective effort.

Goonswarm Federation CEO, Space Tyrant. Likes yoga, Alaskan Malamutes, bacon, and delegation.