The RVB vs E-UNI War: The RvB Perspective

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Umm why doesn't RvB let EVE-Uni put the POS back up? If this is like stated and I'm paraphrasing for "Gud fights".
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Eve Uni's big mistake was having only 22 hours of strontium in the tower thereby preventing allies. We didn't realize how ill prepared they were until the final battle. I expected allies plus 250 - 300 Uni fleet like last time that would provide a knock down drag out for the POS.
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RvB is already back in the forge. The war will not be renewed for a second week.
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whats so special about this pos ?
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It would have no value if it's always restored during war.
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It exists as a tangible thing that can be destroyed.
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Maybe the fact that a bunch of Rifteralts and a newbie training service are apparantly the only Alliances in this game that can actually bring a war while the nullsec alliances just sit and blue each other.And it was not just a random pos among 1000, but it was EVE Uni's pos which a wellknown service providing Alliance uses for their daily activity.
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That pos is a point of pride for E-uni, it's 3 years old and survived previous RvB wars. Not to mention it serves as a rally point for all Uni fleets departing from Aldrat.To put into perspective, in one week, 2 highsec "newbie" corps had shot up 8 Supercarrier's worth of subcaps, with E-uni undocking fleets of over 100 a half dozen times to contest timers and station camps.At the risk of sounding asinine, E-uni put up a better effort than -A- did.
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This...
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Highsec lol
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Someone read an article about a "blue donut" and believed it! Adorable.
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RvB should put up a pos in its place, then next time e uni can be on the offensive. It could turn into a kind of "capture the hill" kind of thing, which would be pretty awesome IMO.
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No idea. They quickly claimed the moon with an alt-corp so Eve-Uni couldn't put up another pos. It just seems to deny fights that way.
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Maybe the fact that you know nothing about 0.0 would stop you from making stupid posts...or maybe not.p.s. Use English next time please.
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Still PvP, still explosions, and still fun. There are carebears everywhere as well.
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We did put one up... Though I think we may just give the spot back... or maybe sell it back for a small fee. We're like disfunctional cousins the Uni and us. We like our explosions but we don't want to be assholes to them. We actually have a lot of Uni grads in RvB.
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Indeed. We were worried that they had a full stront bay, which meant the timer would have gone down in Aussie time. Instead in went down in EU prime-time on a Saturday and so we rallied an even larger force than we had the day before when the fighting began. Also, IIRC, we actually ended up outnumbering the Uni fleet in all of the battles over the POS, in addition to being well led and well coordinated.I really enjoyed the war, even if, for all intents and purposes, it was over once that POS went down. Aside from a few roams, it was mostly station camping with lots of crazy high scan res ships fighting for kills, which I had little taste for. Still, it was great fun, and I am glad that both RvB and E-Uni made this little fight as good as it was. :)Now I just need to deal with the 80+ ships I bought for this war, but only ended up losing 4 of them. >_>

The fourth war between RvB and E-UNI kicked off last week on Friday the 15th, once again pitting the largest high-sec entities in the game against each other. In four short days, more than 3500 ships were destroyed in Aldrat and the surrounding areas, to the tune of 110 billion ISK in losses. The spotlight of this war was the battle for the Aldrat POS, the largest battle in high-sec since the last RvB war dec. Over 600 players participated over eight hours on a reinforced node, resembling more a null-sec system timer than your standard high-sec skirmish.

This war was not a spontaneous decision on the part of RvB. It was planned months in advance; RvB had “lost” the battle for the POS in the last E-UNI war and put the lessons learned to good use. Over the previous months, RvB had used Red Frog, as well as private freighters, to move corporate stockpiles of ships into position and had prepared pre-fitted ships on corporation contracts. The last war had lost momentum once stockpiles and markets became depleted of ships and modules. Other preparations included brick tanking FC ships, as spies within RvB allowed E-UNI to primary and eliminate FCs in the previous war; bait tanking the FC turned that from a liability to an asset.

While killboards might indicate that both sides brought a kitchen sink fleet to the fight, the RvB fleet had an organized core of armor battleships supported by over 20 T2 logistics, with the rest of the fleet being a pure kitchen sink of whatever that pilot could fly. Professor Clio of RvB notes that poor preparation had lost them the last war, but better preparation this time around, such as having the core fleet be one tank type, was decisive when fighting outnumbered against E-UNI’s mixed tank fleet. It was the first time that he had personally commanded a fleet that large.

One point that RvB wants to make clear is that this is not a war to “destroy E-UNI”. The RvB leadership has a good deal of respect for E-UNI and what they do. The primary purpose of the war dec is to provide fights for its members and something different from the usual RvB experience of skirmishing and low-cost ships. Professor Clio also noted that recruitment to RvB has increased since the announcement of the war dec, as the E-UNI wars are quite famous inside RvB for being the only fights against an entity of comparable size. If E-UNI collapses or becomes less PvP friendly, all that does is deprive RvB members of potential fights and content.

Protection of the POS has been a massive conflict driver, resulting in three major fights, the destruction of over a thousand ships, and the POS itself destroyed. With the loss of the POS, E-UNI has few practical reasons left to undock and fight, but it seems like the pace of combat has only slowed a little, with another 1000 ships killed in the two days after its destruction. As long as the explosions keep happening, RvB will keep fighting.

Battle reports, courtesy of Professor Clio:

Many thanks to Professor Clio for providing much of the information behind this article.

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