Friday, 29 January 2016

Somebody call Rolex...

It seems wormholes have become a boat-shoe wearer's paradise, what with the penchant for Yachting.

As much as I loved the idea of an interdiction nullified cloaky-flying instawarping gunless vanity boat when the Victorieux came out (hint: I didn't), when people figured out you could stuff a 100MN on the fucking thing and use it as a low-brow low-skill low-rent gay as fuck noob-accessible fucking Fagroller clone...well, let's just say that I was no longer willing to sponsor the yacht races using space-Rolexes and whatever the fuck gay-ass space barbies clothing shit.

What the actual.

So - who is expecting a nerf to these cancerous shitlord ass-barges? And who thinks this is all Working As (CCP Fozzie / CCP Larrikin / CCP Assmunch) Intended and will stay un-nerfed?

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

RIP, gallant POS

So, we could not save Old Values' POS in J22-whatever. This, as foreshadowed, was as much down to poor planning as it was poor execution, and being outmanned by Wingspan.

It is hard to motivate to turn up to an event where the enemy runs the Covert ops Cloaking Device II as their primary weapon system and denies fights they can't win at 14:1 odds. I mean, beyond the visceral enjoyment of playing bubble games and watching these idiots decloak-cascade on each other and warp in uncloaked to their safespots. That's good craic.

Nevertheless, you have to respect a group's autism and devotion to the cause of doing incredibly boring shit for 6 days to not kill a carrier. I mean, I've been there, done that, and stopped doing it because i've been playing this game longer than most of these guys have had pubes, so it's boring to me. Buuut....if you have barely crawled out of your mommy's uterus lining and just discovered that you can fly a Yacht and can (in a very basic, simian-brain way) obey simple commands, you can contribute to hole control long enough to confound the defence fleet.

We weren't assisted by almost all of the defenders deciding to go to bed instead of defend their shit, but in the end, it's their loss. Plus if Wingpants sticks around in that hole, they'll be providing plenty of content. So a win for EVE, I suppose.

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Preparation is Key

So, I have become involved in a POS defence vs Wingspan. They are sieging out a 4 meatbod corp of Germans who are rather newb at the whole thing. So really all that Wingspan has going for it is numbers and a keenness to spend hours and hours of their evenings plinking away inefficiently at structures.

This really drives home the fact that you need to prepare ahead of time for these eventualities. Whilst it is fun to buy and own all the toys and stuff your hangars full of ships, if you don't have your defence strategy as equally well-stocked, you may as well SD your ships now, and save an alliance like Wingspan the effort.

The key is preparation.

Besides having a well prepared POS (you know, one that deters mostly all attacks anyway) you have to be prepared for the siege. This means having spare POS guns for when your original set are incapped, as you can anchor them and online them even at a reinforced POS.

The problem is you can't store them in your CHA. You instead need a strategic reserve of iterons or whatever, loaded with POS guns and ammo, sitting in your SMA, ready to go. That way you can extract the hauler from the SMA, launch and anchor the guns, and voila, instant new POS defence.

Get on it, small corp people, or you too will suffer much strife.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Aridia bound

So, got back from the holidays, and been slumming it as usual.

Myself and some ex-BUGRY guys are going to try something new or different while in between gigs - basing off a hisec island in the depths of Aridia, and spelunking into wormholes from there. Lowsec and lowsec-connected wormholes are a bit less lame than the usual B274 camping cowardfucks, and lowsy pirate dudes can be fun from time to time. Plus there's decent money to be made doing 5/10's and shit.

We'll see how it goes. It's going to be less hassle than fuelling a POS, that's for certain.