[EVE Online] While I have been suffering through computer downtime, some suprisingly big news has recently bubbled up via the various EVE channels. SirMolle of the Band of Brothers Alliance made this announcement recently:
Today BOB revokes all standings with all other corporations or alliances. Things have settled into a state of stagnation. These systems so far from the core should not be so peaceful. It is an aberration, an imbalance, something that has to change. We remember old acquaintances, the good and the bad. However, just as true warriors will joyfully spill each others’ blood, we will not hesitate to fight old friends. This is a good change.
To the world of EVE we give the gift of conflict. Let our eyes light up to welcome it.
The regions of Fountain, Delve, Period Basis, will no longer allow travel through or visits. Active as of friday downtime, you are set back to 0.0. This will not change anytime soon.
Take a look at this map.
See that big blue blob on the left side? That’s BOB space. Big. See that pink spot in the middle, towards the bottom? That’s HUZZAH space, aka my space. Small.
This announcement, which basically says that they are going to shoot at everyone, is interesting. I don’t know how far it will go, but it just goes to show you how players can create content by creating conflict. Alliances that used to have agreements with BOB to not fight against, are now in the “feel free to shoot at” category. This includes us.
NBSI. It means “Not Blue, Shoot It”. Normally when you forge a friendship with an alliance, they set your alliance at a positive rating, say +10. This means you will be shown in blue on the screen. Makes it easy to tell friend from foe. BOB has shut off all the blue on their screen and they operate under the NBSI rules. Therefore, everyone not in their alliance will be the enemy. Since HUZZAH was blue to BOB before and now it is not, I would expect to find out BOB will be set to -10 soon. That is the only way to handle NBSI Alliances. They will shoot you, so shoot them first. This is, of course, my opinion. I do not speak for my alliance – I don’t know what they will do yet.
Also of note, Imperial Republic of the North (IRON) and the G Alliance have disbanded recently. Strange times. Check that map again, you can see IRON and G in the upper left, blue and green. Not that small.
Let the games begin.