Sunday, October 7, 2012
Fweddit - The Canadian Thanksgiving Edition
I seem to have this knack of logging on, and joining fleets on especially slow days. The days I don't log into EVE, I learn about all these cool fleets that end up killing tonnes of shit. My timing, like my PvP, is bad.
Turns out Fweddit is committed to getting in on the EVE Cash-Money Tournament. I'm going to donate a plex, if we end up getting enough donations from Fwedditors and otherwise. My choice of team name, Fweddit Now Recruiting, was quickly shot down.
A few want to go with the alliance name, I Whip My Slaves Back and Forth. I'm not convinced CCP will allow that. The optics on slavery, and such as all that, to an audience not familiar with EVE's lore. Of course, it's CCP's own damned fault for putting slavery into their backstory.
We're looking at this as a chance and an excuse to start practicing some real fleet comps and training some FCs on SiSi (or Buckingham, as the case may be.) If we get three matches in the tourney, we'll have won EVE, by our high standards.
Friday evening, we were stupid and bored and decided to look for a fight in Huola. The home of Late Night Alliance. That's just always going to be a bad decision, because of how they fight. They'll upship and boost link the hell out of you if given the chance (and why shouldn't they, it is their home system after all.) And then pretend they were on the very edge of defeat, pulling out of an impossible situation through skill and ingenuity alone.
That's pretty much how Susan Black characterized last evening's fight. That they were greatly outnumbered, and only through force of will and determination, they were able to pull out the victory. Yes, we did get crushed. There's no denying that. But, outnumbered they were not. You'd think we had blotted out the sun with our numbers, given the hyperbole of her prose.
We had twenty in fleet. Eleven of which were battlecruisers, four cruisers, the rest destroyers and frigates. They had sixteen in fleet. They upshipped to an Armageddon, a Machariel, a Hyperion, a Scorpion Navy Issue, two Tornadoes, a Blackbird, five Drakes, and some other various smaller hulls. Not too mention their Loki boosts (which are, effectively, a 1.5x multiplier.) But, they were the ones "outnumbered", they turned defeat into victory. The miracle in space. Hallelujah.
It's hard to understand why she's unable see a situation for what it is. We took the fight though, knowing how the battle was likely to play out, so ultimately the loss is on our heads. We've only ourselves to blame. I'd like to say we had fun, but there are few people that have any fun fighting LNA.
Eve University came by today. Usually we ignore them, but today we were a tad bored. We decided to pursue some aggression with them. It didn't happen immediately. They ran away a couple times as we landed on grid with them. Granted, they were outnumbered. I'm not going to pull a Susan Black and pretend that it was an even fight. But all credit to them for eventually taking the fight. That's something I rarely see them do when they venture down to Amarr faction warfare space.
After the fight, getting a look at some really questionable destroyer fits (afterburners over MWDs on all their ships?) These are the pro-fits they're teaching their newbies to use? Feeling pity on them, I started offering on-the-spot recruitment to anyone that wanted to learn PvP with a learning organization that does it all the time. Hell, our newbro Thrasher is more effective than any destroyer they brought. (Take heed E-Uni ship replacement director.)
I was told to eat a Bag of Dicks after my recruitment offers. Are those even available in Canada yet? (Since when are unistas allowed to speak in local? The university has come a long way in the last year.)
The fun part is that we discovered an E-Uni spy in our midst, a Fwedditor, not in fleet, but mysteriously shadowing us throughout the evening. (E-Uni really needs to teach a proper spy course, or maybe this was the result of their spy course?) We didn't kick her out of corp, though. We treasure our spies. We gave her a good ribbing in local, accused her of awoxing her E-Uni corpmates with bad intel, you know because she's grown to love us so much. Then we gave her an appropriate title, "E-Uni Spy." She's welcome to stay as long as she likes. She might even get us more E-Uni whelp fleets.
We currently have a Fweddit Fun Drive happening this weekend. We're up to 65 kills so far, 100 to collect the entire 1B ISK purse. And then there are the matching offers. This will fill the corp hangar with tonnes of newbro rifters, thrashers and ruptures.