Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Long Time, No Post

I'm taking this moment to say "Sorry" to all my readers (yes, like, all twelve of you).  I haven't written in a little while and I didn't even give any sort of warning ahead of time.  I probably should have.  For those who weren't in the know, I have been out of town for the past week or so.  I headed out to San Diego for a wedding and have been so busy going from one thing to the next out here that I hadn't gotten around to sitting down and writing anything at all.  Now I'm sitting in a hotel in Los Angeles watching the Olympics.  Women's soccer. 

So, I logged onto Eve last night to discover the Amarr have been VERY busy while I was away.  A gazillion vulnerable systems, and last night, we took Kourmonen.  Holy shit.  Of course this would happen while I was away.  So, in addition to explaining my absence, I felt I should go ahead and say good job guys.  I am certain the Minmatar will try to cheapen it and say it's because of some sort of null-sec assistance.  My response is: pfttttttt!

Anywho, I'll be back on Eve more here in a few days.  Keep fighting the good fight.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Carebear Stare!

Seems nowadays, whenever we go out fleeting, it is either a draught or a rorrential fuckin biblical flood. There's no middle ground. Last night, we roamed and roamed and found about jack shit as far as war targets. When we do encounter them, it is either one or two lonely targets or an omgwtfbbqfleet of epic proportions. This is pretty rare nowadays. Seems like the minnies have been replaced with carebears who do nothing but run missions in bombers and vigils in search of magical LP. What happened to you guys? Seems like you all sold out. You turned into squishy cuddly carebears who only seem to wanna fight about twice a week. Stop that carebear crap and come play FW like a boss. Actually pvp.

Sunday, July 15, 2012


Last night, whilst trolling the wonderful Late Nite guys who seemed to think camping high sec gates was better than fighting our gang, Silence was nice enough to tell me and Almity that, by virtue of our living in Egg, we can't comment. Well, apparently, I can, because I am. Some folks seem to think I.LAW's move to Egg was some sort of retreat. Not really. It is a very short trip to Huola. In fact, I spend very little time in Egg. Most of my time is spent in fleets down by Kourm and as far away as upper Metro or Kurn/Sahtogas. I am out in fleets looking to fight minnies. I was out doing that very thing last night. Sadly, they seemed more interested in ganking haulers on the Otelen gate. So, what's my comment? Well, apparently the LNA peeps think that if you live in a system, you aren't supposed to leave it. Hence why I seldom see them further than 4 jumps from Huola. Get out more, my agoraphobic friends. It is amazing what happens when you do.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Clean Out Yer Ears

So, there is apparently some confusion on the Minmatar side.  I figure I'll use this opportunity to try to make things less, well, confusing. 

Susan Black recently reported that Amarr were going to be ditching and fleeing over to the Caldari Warzone.  Well, she's half-right.  Which I suppose is an improvement over her usual accuracy.  Susan's Inaccurate Post

What's actually going to happen?  Well, my corporation, Imperial Outlaws, will be switching to Caldari Militia in an entirely financially motivated move.  We will not, however, be moving to the Caldari/Gallente warzone.  Why?  Well, because, that would be silly.  We'll stay down here and continue to do what we always do, except we'll be getting paid better.  So, again, since it's apparently still unclear, we'll be staying in the Amarr/Minmatar warzone. 

Susan, in her usual, fair, balanced, and non-chest-beating way, posted a wonderful summary of last weekend in which Minnies hit T5 and cashed in for LOL-ISK. (Lame-sauce Weekend) Of course, it left out the ROFLSTOMPING that they'd been getting in Late Nite TZ, which is really funny, since they're Late Nite Alliance and I hardly ever see them anymore during their eponymous time zone.  Should they consider changing their name to Late Dock Alliance?  Or perhaps, Let's Not Attack.  They could keep the same ticker then.  Lame Nerds Alliance?   Interestingly, the highlight of MY weekend: Bahamut's Archon  did not make it into her weekend summary at all!  *GASP*  So much for honest journalism.  I mean, my writing is totally biased and slanted, but, that's totally intentional and I don't think I ever stated otherwise. 

Actually, I'm mostly appalled that her description of the weekend mentioned nothing about fighting at all.  It was all about ISK and LP and how the Minmatar are totally better than Amarr because they are making more money.  I lol'd in my cheerios.  Then, of course, there's the mention of how Goons didn't help them make T5 this time.  Then I had to stop laughing.  You guys aren't serious, right?  You're fucking kidding me, right?  This is a joke, yes? 

Allow me to explain why this "the goons didn't do it" line is a load of horse shit.  Okay, so, the Goons dump loads of LP into the system.  The Amarr struggle to take these systems and drop to T1.  The Minnies sit on T3-T4 and think they're the ones making it happen.  Meanwhile, they cash in their LP occasionally for ISK.  The Goons back out of the minnies.  The Amarr make some gains and drop Minnies to T2-T3.  Now, here's the thing.  The Minnies ALREADY HAVE A MOUNTAIN OF LP at this point.   So, of course, by dumping LP into the system, LP you already had, and upgrading the majority of systems YOU ALREADY HAD, then yes, T4 was easily maintainable.  Combine this with the Amarr steadily running dry on ISK and losing their desire to even care anymore, and yes, the Minnies gained T5, while piggybacking on the massive inroads the goons had already gained them.  Sorry, Minnies, but you did this BECAUSE OF GOONS.  

Well, not entirely.  You also did it because most of us figure, why take a system and give you more LP to take it back?

Which brings me to my next point: Poetic's Suggestion.

Take a moment to read that.  It's interesting, and frankly, it makes my response much more understandable.  My response: Fuck that.  Oh, and clean out yer ears.

We don't want your self-imposed reset.  We'll take back the warzone when we're good and ready.  And clean out yer ears.  Why?  Because there's more mention of us fleeing to Caldari warzone.  I'll say it again: WE'RE STAYING, just with different LP store and uniforms.

Now, before the almost certain round of  "You mad, bro?" comments, I'll simply say: yes.  Totally.  I'm fuming.  I'm gonna blow up in a fit of rage and stab 47 koalas to death.  And then poo on the Liberty Bell.

Of course I'm not mad.  This is a game.  And I am totally a trolling bastard who likes to go off on rants.  However, I do feel part of what I do is to dispel bullshit.  And believe me, folks, there's no shortage of that around here. 

Sunday, July 8, 2012

The Minnies and Thier New Groove

These past few nights have been great. The Minnies have unleashed thier grand new strategy: running full speed into a brick wall repeatedly. I get online a bit late in the US TZ. Around 9-10 CST. I usually play 2-4 hours a night. I have gotten 84 kills already this month. My efficiency for July is over 99%. Why is this? Well, lemme tell you. The first reason is a little system called Arayar. It went vulnerable and the Minnies tried weakly to capture it. Our fleet kept crashing them and blapping what we could. And they kept coming, haphazardly. Eventually, they brought a rather large force, and, yet again, we bitchsmacked the hell out of them. Then, last night, in Kourm/Kamela/Kam, shit got real. We had a rolling fight on Kourm/Huola gate that left me exhausted. They just kept coming and we just kept swatting. Fweddit lost a lot of thrashers. The Minnies lost cruisers, bcs, a domi, a heretic, and others. It was glorious. So, I want to say, thank you Minnies for the delicious kills. I also wanna give a special shout out to Kevin, a neutral in a 3.4 billion isk scorp navy who generously allowed us to blap his brains out on Kourm gate in Huola. I made 120 mil off of you, and my stats for July are now way in the green. Much love. http://ilaw.killmail.org/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=13924545

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

A Long Slow Breath

So, I haven't written a post on here for a few days, and I guess it's about time I did (although some folks probably wish I would just stop already).  Here's basically what's been going on:

Amarr plexed Kourmonen pretty high and then, well, somewhere along the line the momentum got lost and the Minnies showed up and were able to stop that from happening.  After a week or so of plexing, I got pretty tired of it and have been doing other things since then. 

What have I been doing, you ask (you probably didn't ask, but, the joy of writing blogs is that I'm going to tell you anyway)?  Well, I've been out and about killing things, including a wonderful special gang the other night where we generally just magically bridged onto anything and everything we could find simply for the sake of doing so.  It was a lot of fun, honestly, so thanks to my wonderful Fweddit fwends for letting me tag along on that.  I promise, I'll bring a better ship next time :).  I love hopping through your space hole, so, hop through mine sometime.

I also have been wearing my pointy wizard hat a lot lately.   Yeah, that's right.  I'm the nerdiest of the nerds.  I RP.  And not just in a kinky way with the wife.  I do EVE RP.  So, yeah.  (Not even joking, I do have a bag of DnD dice that I never use).  Been RP-ing a LOT.  And, tbh, after the nonstop crap that's been going down in the warzone, I needed a little relaxing e-drama. 

I love that picture.  Although, it does give me flashbacks...

Anyways, keep killing each other, folks.  It's really what it's all about anyway, right?