My intention was to someday return to Minmatar. The longer I'm with Fweddit, the less likely that's ever happening. I totally had these guys pegged wrong. Propaganda will do that, though.
Every side has its propaganda. While in Minmatar, Fweddit were nothing but Test castoffs and herp-derp lords. While we are herp-derp lords, the Test thing was all wrong. I still have no particular like for Test Alliance, and nobody seems to give a shit about that opinion.
I'm also feeling a bit ashamed about the hard time I've given iLaw in the past. They're good guys, actually. And Shalee, though quiet, seems chill as well. iLaw are our bros. And we're their bros. We're all Bromarr.
Propaganda on the other side is interesting too. How it affects the outlook, the thinking. While I was Minmatar, Susan Black's tweets and posts never bothered me. I saw her opinions as a tad slanted, but nothing one couldn't read through. In Fweddit for three weeks, and I'm honestly starting to be bothered by some of the shit she posts. Tad slanted is an understatement.
It is weird fighting for the Amarr when my 24th Imperial Crusade standings are at -7.05 (-9.38 if you ignore social skills.)
EVE University Roams
The University happened by the other day. The usual Uni fleet. A bunch of Drakes. A bunch of Blackbirds. And a lot of the kitchen sink. From what I could tell, all of the larger faction warfare alliances that could smash them, blue-balled them instead. Fweddit had better things to, that's fo'sho.
Uni presence is announced on comms. Everybody has a good chuckle. Then we go back to doing whatever it is we were doing, like hunting people who care and matter. Fweddit would rather play booster alt games with Ka Pow Pow than deal with the stupidity that comes out of Aldrat.
None of the FW alliances bother with the Uni. Not because they're badass. But, because they won't leave gates. Half their defense is relying on gate guns. Unless you've got the tank for it, rule #1 for faction warfare fighters: don't attack neutrals (i.e., not war targets) on gates. And of course, the Uni won't aggress first either. So, there's little point bothering with that sort of risk-averse shit. There's enough fights to be had, that silly gate games with the Uni aren't necessary.
A couple of retards did stumble through their gate camp and they did get a couple kills. So, Unista victor! They then toodled off back to Aldrat, where they all circle jerked into one of Kelduum's hankies. This was then hung in the Hall of Heroes with much pomp and circumstance.
I did suggest to Rina that maybe we contact the University, see if they have members that would like some PvP and faction warfare experience. We could take them into Fweddit. Show them what the game has to offer. Rina was all "I'd rather my head explode than have to deal with Kelduum." I responded, "Not Kelduum, dude. That fucking guy cares about nothing but the corporate user interface. Head up ass would be an understatement. We talk to Darian Reymont. He's not a clueless administrator. He actually cares that the few students they have actually graduate having learned something." The conversation, though, petered off there. (So, if you're reading, Darian, let's talk.)
My New Arch-Enemy
I've been doing a bit of plexing. Building up some of that elite Caldari LP. Doing it cloakie style. My standing with Tribal Liberation is 8.77. So the Minmatar rats don't shoot. I can freely orbit and then cloak as player enemies appear on d-scan. Most get confused and fly off. The ones that decide to defensive plex, I can lure off by opening another plex (start a warp and then cancel). They think I've headed to the new plex, they rush off, I uncloak and continue the downward tick of the timer.
I've been mainly plexing in the Essin constellation, and running into a Phobos Eversor of Ushra'Khan. He's the self-proclaimed Dark Knight of Essin. This dude protects the systems in that constellation like nobody else's business. He's the king of defensive plexing. And trying to bore him into doing something else does not work. He is one committed roleplayer.
So, I was chatting him up in local today. At first, in an out-of-character manner. But the more we talked, the more he seemed like an alright guy. So I eventually shifted to chatter that was more in-character. What the hell, right? Roleplaying isn't foreign to me. If that's how he wants to play the game, I can play along with him, if that helps his immersion and gameplay. We're going to keep running into each other for awhile, so it's no strip of flesh off my back to keep things in character for him. It's gotta be boring as hell plexing up all I've plexed down. It's the least I can do.
He did end up popping my Helios today. I was busy writing words on the forums and didn't notice he'd returned to system until it was too late.
So, that's my Egghelende minute. EGG-lend? EGG-uh-len-DAY?