Ten PL Supercarriers Ambushed: Revenant Down

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Two months later and the bad Revenant jokes just keep on coming.
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"I wish to see how many titans we can lose in 10 minutes"Best omen ever.
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Yes.
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"The spy/FC took the PL fleet to a midpoint, then jumped them into the middle of a Black Legion POS in Odamia system in Placid where a fleet of Black Legion dreadnaughts and supercarriers were set up, waiting. "ummm, no.
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Enlighten us, genius.
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They flushed the space turd.
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As much as i detest PL, I like Graths attitude :)
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They didn't choose to not escalate or respond, Black Legion expertly played the hand of aces that they had. The spy / traitor / AWOX'er / VoC dude / whatever you want to call him / was the midpoint cyno, and left fleet after sending the supers to their doom. BL also had dictors in place on PL's home station in nullsec, and constantly bubbled it so that they'd have to be dealt with prior to jumping out.
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So... the mittani sends his regards ?
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slowcats/support staged out of 0.0, supers staged out of low sec.
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nice try Bandwidthh
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Capitals, not so much though.Assuming they wanted to super-escalate they'd just run Supers with Slowcats and ride some subcap-tackle (HICs, Loki, etc.). They don't need subcaps to win a fight. To win a war is another story, provided they wanted to commit to the Fountain-dome.That's the truth of the argument regarding whose side PL is on, you could say that they are just running a chill-paign and whoring some mails in aid of NCdot. The people who enjoy smashing pointless fleets into each other are having a vacation up there while others are appearantly why-dashing Revs in lowsec ;).
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It's nice to see though.Despite the war raging in Fountain, this is still the most interesting piece of news.Why? Because it's emergent content and meaningful explosions. It's proper EVE.
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You need subcaps for slowcats to be useful (to lock, slowcats have awful locking time, and to paint/web/point). Slowcats are nothing without support.Edit : reread you, you talk about those, but you have to consider the fact that those few subcap tackles are really weak against other subcaps (alpha). Making slowcats quite vulnerable if you can focus those.
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PL is fighting against the CFC and with test, you scrotum-chewing mongoloid.
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Why don't you just take off mittens his pants and suck it till your lips go sore. I know you want it fanboy.
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"Let's just go play chivalry or something." Best eve line ever.We just lost 400+b, hell, let's just go play chivalry. That raging duck should take a example of that. Its just a game.
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They have to log in to take part in things...
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Yeah I'm going to start Playing on PL OG mumble again. I miss JEFFTHECHEF's voice.
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awoxing some moron in a ratting tengu and awoxing a supercap fleet are two very different things
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Both him and Makalu live in Baltimore, so it was actually pretty funny.
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You're done here.
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I heard that a small child with incurable cancer was rushed to Grath's house when the revenant was killed. The paramedics had to wait for the assistance of police and animal control before being able to administer some of Grath's tears of rage to the small child. Results are still being confirmed, however, the cancer appears to already be receding and the child has looked the happiest it has been in years. Doctors were not able to save enough of the tears for analysis and potential replication of a cure. Notwithstanding this they are pleased and have encouraged the Eve community to work together to cure the terrible curse of cancer with more of Graths tears.
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yea that was pretty funny...
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The mittani sends a card and a fruitbasket
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Grath is such a fucking dork.
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Tri-gun lives
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1st Rule for ANY capital pilot "Know where the fuck your jumping to"
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I laughed and laugh and laughed as I heard Grath spew his rage. That man takes his internet space ships WAY too seriously.
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You must be a literal retard. Did you forget your fucking helmet today or something?
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Bonus points for being a giant poop.
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For those about to die, we salute you...
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The nerd rage is strong with that one, wow.
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thread where the guy bought the revenant https://forums.eveonline.com/d...
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Having talked with both JEFFRAIDER (the gives no fucks guy) and Grath (the raging guy) on Podside, I'd say it's just their personalities. Grath is usually very chill but he abhors stupidity, especially the costly kind.
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USA USA USA USAFuck iam in CFC wrong chant !!!! !!!!Black Death chants are stuck in my head....Hated you guys for a long time, that hate has turned into insane amount of respect.USA USA USA fuck iam doing it again !!
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Wow, the nerd rage, pretty sure that Graph guy is a dildo.
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PL holds their members to an extremely high standard of excellence. In their minds it is THE end destination for all skilled, intelligent, badasses in eve. If you've ever been in an endgame progression group in any other MMO, it is very much like this. PL very rarely makes mistakes of this magnitude, and GRATH raging is a bit of a time honored gimmick that most people are used to. He once raged when a guy jumped into a titan vs super engagement with his fishing jump clone instead of his combat jumpclone. The guy had a good fit, did everything else right, but he had the wrong hardwirings. It's all in the details with these guys, and he's right in the end. If your organization puts a lot of effort into cultivating a culture of information and intelligence, why wouldn't you make use of it?
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Is Makalu on the soundcloud? I can't identify him.
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Right, because a spy is somebody who really isn't on your side but you think they are and an awoxer is somebody who you think is on your side but really isn't.
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Grath tirade is Makalu grade comedy gold. But I am surprised that the real hero of this story - Bandwidthh is getting so little attention. Let me see if I got this right.He joins PL in good faith (i.e. with no intention of spying)PL does not pay for his superBut couple of PL members give him billions to subsidize his purchase.But he is still butthurt about PL not giving him free ISK.And he is bored.And he always wanted to "be known for something"So he sells out his alliance mates for the biggest awoxing incident in history.But he really has no hard feelings towards PL.And he did not leak the Mumble recording.And he will surely pay back what people gave him.And he might even give some of the loot back.What a prime human being he is. Some people can't help being scum. But why would anyone want to be known for it is beyond me.
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you had the endpoint cyno dumpass.the supers had cynos fitted. too bad you're -a-lliance is terrible xddd.
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a spy attempts to stay undercover for as long as possible, when they do want to burn it, then it is usually for a big ticket item (think director level spy)a awoxer looks for individual marks, and usually gets into a corp then do its thing and get out, no need for much in the way of hiding
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Pretty sure BoB also died to a spy planted by mittens months in advance.
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I was banging my wife when this was going down. yeah, I'll stick with that.
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So does this make Bandwidthh public enemy #1?
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>when they do want to burn it, then it is usually for a big ticket itemLike a supercap fleet
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Agreed, this Bandwidth guy seems like someone with low self esteem and hurt his friends to try to feel better about himself.But also have to say that this Garth fellow appears to be a twat too!
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I really don't even play eve that much because of the fucktwats like this.
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I'm a bit sad, I always pictured Grath as a southern hick sister fucker. Instead I find out he's just another fat nerd. Oh well, gotta grow up sometime.
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LOL WHO THE FUCK WOULD SPEND THAT MUCH TIME FOR A FUCKIN PIXEL THAT MOVES IN A SPACE BACKGROUND? fuckin idiots.
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I honestly don't see a lot of difference in attitude in most alliances.
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2nd Rule for ANY capital pilot "Know where the fuck you're jumping to"
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EVE BITCH DO YOU PLAY IT ?
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third rule of capital pilots "Go to the toilet before you jump in"
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Be happy Shamis wasn't there, it would've been.... more awesome.

The Trap

Several months ago, Verge of Collapse placed a spy, Bandwidthh, with an Aeon into Pandemic Legion. Pandemic Legion often 'fishes' for capital kills using small groups of 10-15 supercarriers, and the spy began leading successful fishing operations to build up a reputation of competence. 

On Sunday night, that spy led a group of appoximately 15 Pandemic Legion supercarriers, including one of the three extant Revenants in the game, into an ambush. The spy/FC took the PL fleet to a midpoint, then jumped them into the middle of a Black Legion POS in Odamia system in Placid where a fleet of Black Legion dreadnaughts and supercarriers were set up, waiting. 

The Execution

Bandwidthh claimed that he did not have enough cap to jump into Odamia from the midpoint, but sent the rest of the fleet into the trap. The Revenant was primaried first, and judging from the lossmail it was cap-fit when it jumped into Odamia, rendering it particularly vulnerable. Three of the PL supercarriers bounced upon being cyno'd into the ambush, and were able to extract. For some reason, the lowsec alliances' heavy interdictors did not begin on the field of the ambush and had to be bridged in via a Titan, as can be seen in this video; had they begun on the field, it is possible that the entire PL group would have been tackled. 

Pandemic Legion chose not to escalate or send in reinforcements; after the Revenant was destroyed, nine additional supercarriers were destroyed. 

The Battle Report

The Media

There has been a number of videos posted of this ambush, as well as soundclouds of Pandemic Legion comms during and after the event. 

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The Aftermath

Bandwidthh left the following message for Pandemic Legion, explaining himself: 

PL Leadership,

Not really going to go in depth on today, for what is the point, but a few necessities to get off the burden.

1) I didn't steal anything from assets or any of that shit so all this is safe. Didn't invade your forums or jabber security (I know nothing of the tech sorts)

2) It was a creation between myself and an old 3-Gun member. The old boys of the nomads didn't know anything about it (Gwhyte/Meat/Fear). I hope you guys don't purge or attack them for any reason, they are good guys and knew nothing about it. Fear even gave me 5 bill to purchase my first Aeon, which I am still going to pay him back and very grateful for. They are some real cool bro's and it would be an ultimate travesty to scew their fun over.

3) I will also be paying back the 5 bill some nice chap had given me for my aeon fit in PL. Since I was such a poor peasant prior, and PL apparently "ran out of super support money," he was nice enough to help me out for free. Must find his name in wallet.

4) There is no reason for me to explain things of why/when/how. It was very much a spur of the moment thing. I never joined as a spy, this or that. Just ended up evolving into today towards the end.

5) I may also be returning some of the loot from the super kills to their original owners. Some of them were ship of the line bro's.

6) I didn't leak the sound cloud to the eve press. My laptop barely is able to run multiple Eve clients let alone fraps and record soundclouds are the like. So you had someoen else on comms with malicious intent.

From,

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Surinea, a source close to Bandwidthh, interviewed him for additional information about his motives. We recap here:

Bandwidthh didn't originally join PL as a spy, never wanted it to start with. He was CEO right after Starconquer was, back when we were still with Lost Obsession, and when the corp voted to decide where we were going (that being C0nvicted) he left the CEO position and left the corp, because he wasn't a fan of how the CFC does things.

From all the contact I had with him over his time in PL, he was having fun, but it wasn't until the last couple of weeks that he even got this idea in his head at all. He had been talking to Starconquer, who knew that Bandwidthh was getting bored, and also that he was irritated that PL reneged on their promise to subsidize his supercarrier, and started suggesting that he "go out with a bang".

A couple weeks ago, they had an opportunity to get some of PL's supercarriers, but Bandwidthh didn't have a good feeling about the situation, and decided not to push it. At this point Elo was really pushing for them to get kills (as BL had been in on the planning as well) and was trying to bully Bandwidthh into lighting the cyno. Bandwidthh logged, and spent the next bit of time logging in and just thinking, and then the opportunity presented itself again yesterday.

He was able to sell the idea to some of the super pilots that there were a couple of carriers repping a tower, but that it appeared to be offline, so they would easily be able to drop in and pop them. They had a midpoint set up (which also was in on the awoxing) and the destination, and Bandwidthh waited in his super along with others in HABIT. They made the jump, but as Bandwidthh stated "I was so nervous about getting the final cyno, and getting this done, that I forgot to check that I hadn't refit for cap, and when I lit the cyno, I was still at 40%"

Bandwidthh said he didn't even realize it until the end that there was a Revenant that had even been in the fight, as he had been in the HABIT tower, and not with the pilot of the Revenant.

One of the first things that Bandwidthh said [during the interview], that was reiterated at this point was that "I joined this game on the story of the BoB collapse, and I always wanted to be known for something."

Here's the full version of the PL comms soundcloud, 23 minutes of reaction.

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