[EVE Online] The Band of Brothers (BoB) alliance (the 6th largest in EVE with 1531 members) has declared war on the Ascendant Frontier (ASCN) alliance (the largest in EVE with 3829 members). My corporation, Ars Caelestis, is part of ASCN. While this is part of what playing EVE is all about, I really wonder how the server cluster will hold up in battles with the potential to become huge.
A battle won using tactics designed to lag out an opponent is not a victory. A battle won using tactics such as logging off or on at opportune time, is not a victory. I hope that this war is filled with real battles, where every ship that gets blown up, gets blown up because the opponent was superior in skill or even luck. I hope any victory is a well earned victory. BoB has long been considered one of the premier PvP alliances. In fact, they just might be the best. ASCN is the largest alliance in the game, but is mostly interested in carving out a place for themselves in a corner of the universe. ASCN does not go out looking for systems to take over, or to destroy an alliance. BoB is known to have such goals, most recently proclaiming to utterly destroy the GoonSwarm alliance (currently the 2nd largest in EVE).
This new war is a war in which they hope to take some of our home space, if not to get rid of us altogether. For BoB, EVE is a game of fighting and nothing more. For ASCN, EVE must now become a game of fighting and nothing less. I have been playing this game for over a year now and I have yet to be blown up by another player during a battle. I’m ready to end that streak. I have a stockpile of ships ready to go and plenty of money to back them up. It’s time to play. Bring it on BoB.
We will defend our home space with everything we have, because it is our home. The bully is coming into our playground, and we plan to gang up and toss him out.
Here’s to hoping that EVE can withstand the beatings that will be dished out in both directions, and primarily towards the server cluster itself.
Most importantly, let’s have some fun. That’s what it’s really all about.