My lack of Eve updates should not be confused with a lack of gameplay or a waning of interest in New Eden… Rather, INQ joining Surely You’re Joking [HAHA], one of the top wormhole alliances in the game, has created a serious obstacle to my ability to discuss the goings on in Eve due to the saturation of operational secrecy and security concerns related to just about everything we do.
…and boy do I have stories… I would tell you them, but then I’d have to kill you.
One of the activities that we engage in regularly in [HAHA] are the invasions of other wormholes for various reasons, ranging from system control and geo-political objectives to the more mundane cash and kill invasions.
Last week, we invaded a C6 for an assortment of reasons, not least of which was the inhabitants propensity to run Sleeper escalations with a slew of Capital Ships and absolutely no sub-cap support. This player is manipulating the special system effect of the Red Giant wormhole which improves the performance of Smart Bombs, by equipping a Nidhogger Carrier Capital Ship to Smart Bomb all of the Sleeper’s ammo before it hits the Dreadnoughts, so that none of his ships require Remote Reps (Ship Healing).
We secreted in a fleet as is our standard practice, and waited… He didn’t take the bait so we set his tower to reinforce, and in an epic battle that resulted in Capital lossmails on both sides, we took system control, and erected four towers to force his hand and engage his entire fleet, or face eviction from his very profitable wormhole endeavor.
Meanwhile, our diplomatic channels were buzzing, as our allies began to realize what was going on, and notified us that this player is a part of a power bloc that we have done business with in the past…
Wormhole politics being what they are, we rolled the systems static looking for either a way home or another objective we have been planning for a while, and with just three static rolls, found exactly what we were hunting… Fickle wormhole gods deliver Blues to shoot, and sometimes, it works out better than you could ever plan.
So we packed up our things and jumped the entire sub-cap and capital fleet directly through to our next adventure, with a few massive capital kills and the gratitude of our allies firmly in hand.