IT Alliance will make a firm stand in PNQY (Fountain) when it comes out of last RF timer. Goonswarm and allies should get ready for all supercapitals IT can muster and everything they can scramble supported by Fountain residents fleets.

IT CTA Mail:

Wednesday 1700 CAPS + AHACS
Full fleet!!

Titans >supercarriers>carriers + ahac fleet

ahacs fleet i want full bonus attendance!!

expect a long night and a long fight gentlemen, time to max out both fleets!!

form up location = PNQY
fuel requirements = lots for dd’ing
fc = bigred monkey


  1. StainWagon Grunt

    They know best way to win a war in lag is to doomsday everyone since its the only module that actually cycles correctly

    December 21, 2010 at 10:43 pm Reply
    1. me

      yeah we titans dont exactly come 10 for a buck, deploying them isnt cheap.

      December 21, 2010 at 11:01 pm Reply
      1. Bob

        yup. RMT for the win.

        December 21, 2010 at 11:24 pm Reply
        1. I lol'd

          I was unaware that it was the price of the weapon that decided it’s reliability. Perhaps I should buy only the highest priced weapons on the market.

          December 22, 2010 at 12:01 am Reply
    2. News Reader

      It is a legacy of CCP’s stupidity. The initial design of the Doomsday Device, an area-effect weapon, was to reduce lag by having a weapon for destroying a lot of ships in a single shot. Then CCP discovered the Fun Factor(TM) and that their idea of a lag-reducing weapon was no fun at all, but that it had an It Sucks Factor(TM) to it, and so then changed the DD from an area-effect weapon to a pointed weapon.

      What remains of this initial idea apparently is the high firing priority of this weapon during lag, and with it some of the It Sucks Factor(TM).

      December 22, 2010 at 10:30 am Reply
      1. Hero

        Making a decision on what weapons should have priority in a laggy fight doesn’t equal stupidity. You may not agree with their decision, but your making yourself look ignorant with your black and white statment. Maybe you would prefer drones have priority?

        Signed, people for intelligent discourse on the web ( a losing battle)

        December 22, 2010 at 2:12 pm Reply
        1. News Reader

          You have just kissed CCP’s arse! This is as stupid as CCP’s decision to change the game experience to compensation for design issues. The game will always hit a lag. We players like to push the game to its limits. It is no reason for CCP to mess up the fun. And kissing someone’s arse is a matter of taste.

          December 22, 2010 at 4:29 pm Reply
  2. High Ranking Goon

    We’ll be knocking every tower into reinforced tonight, incapping or destroying every pos mod, and setting up some serious grid fu. GL tommorow IT.

    December 21, 2010 at 11:01 pm Reply
    1. some body

      GOOD! I want no crying from anyone about lag. You have been warned they are coming. ITS NOW IT v GOONS! round 1 for sure. Lets see the greatest fight (including lag, accept it).

      AND NO TEARS ABOUT ANYTHING.. Its your fecking choice to play

      December 21, 2010 at 11:17 pm Reply
      1. Jokers Wild ♠

        While this is happening up north, its a good time to start to hit IT’s south.

        December 21, 2010 at 11:26 pm Reply
      2. Blue Man

        By no one crying about lag do you mean, we gonna crash the node?

        December 22, 2010 at 4:55 am Reply
  3. RMTer's are Parasites

    What the excuses are already starting & it hasn’t even happened yet!?!

    IT of today is nothing like the BOB of before & here’s to them having the likes of Rooman calling the shoots! That just has to be an bad situation for the NC what with all his know how 😉

    December 21, 2010 at 11:23 pm Reply
  4. Bitter CH Vet

    I hope Init will actually cover IT for a while.

    They need to really help and show IT they can cover them.

    December 21, 2010 at 11:34 pm Reply
    1. eYe Spy

      you kidding? Init cant do much of anything right now with the Russians down their neck.

      December 21, 2010 at 11:55 pm Reply
    2. Bob

      INIT is as useless as IT pets are in the Fountain.

      December 22, 2010 at 12:05 am Reply
    3. Hurp

      You can be if IT win the campaign it won’t be because of INIT.

      December 22, 2010 at 12:36 am Reply
    4. George

      Yeah, like how IT stuck around to save INIT’s titan in catch? Oh wait…

      December 22, 2010 at 4:11 pm Reply
  5. Troll

    confirming Init is bad
    still holding your space you nubblets

    December 22, 2010 at 12:59 am Reply
    1. News Reader

      You are holding it for someone else and you have no control over who will get it. You never took the space yourself. It only lets you think you have a role in it, but you do not. Once the last of your allies is gone will the war come back to you.

      December 22, 2010 at 1:24 am Reply
      1. ummm

        you mad?

        December 22, 2010 at 1:39 am Reply
        1. News Reader

          No. I am being objective. You?

          December 22, 2010 at 10:13 am Reply
      2. Yes

        u mad?

        December 22, 2010 at 2:05 am Reply
        1. ummm

          uhh no… we have the space dont we?

          December 22, 2010 at 2:16 am Reply
  6. nc dood

    lots of lag; it supercap blob prevails

    you heard it here first, kids

    December 22, 2010 at 1:51 am Reply
    1. nc dood

      I have little regard for IT, yet they undershot even my low expectations. Happy to say I was wrong though, Fountain is lovely this time of year.

      December 23, 2010 at 6:24 am Reply
  7. LOL

    The clowns are coming, the clowns are coming! The bees will be hiding under MM’s skirt for sure on this one.

    December 22, 2010 at 3:43 am Reply
  8. Dude

    Yay, here’s hoping a large supercap vs large supercap fight will actually happen and some seriously expensive shit gets blown up.

    December 22, 2010 at 4:05 am Reply
    1. The Observer

      In all likely hood Goons will not be willing to deploy they’re cap fleet with such a large IT cap fleet. Most likely Bring a Drake Blob (Knife) to a Cap (Gun) fight Lose a few ships, Give the order to retreat, with the Goon FC saying “We brought a good fight they just had too many Supers and DD’s”. This will be followed by lots of goon tears about Caps because they cant out out blob IT’cap fleet.

      Oh and not forgetting lots of complaints about Lag and lots of “U Mad?”.

      December 22, 2010 at 5:29 pm Reply
  9. lala

    Seriously, if you had to choose an op that you will talk about for ages, this will be IT. (see what i did there?)

    Seriosuly, one mother fracking battle is about to go down and you just wanna be in it.

    I found this mail in the morning :/

    December 22, 2010 at 6:18 am Reply
  10. Blast Member(UNKNOWN)

    Good Luck to both side Tonite. I will be stuck in it all and i hope CCP has allocated network resources to this system because i expect to go in and come out grinnning!!! Though IT will win of course because they have expereince along with their pets in true null sec pvp. Since fighting against the goons since 04 i have really havent been too impressed. Though i can say three days ago there was a fight in k8l against Widly Inapproiate(i believe) we were outnumbered two to one but we sent them back. And i must say there was good fighting between both sides and the fight lasted for quite some time but there was really no [email protected]$t talking in local. Nothing but gf and i have not had that much fun in a fight for some years.

    December 22, 2010 at 7:05 am Reply
    1. StrikerBear

      oh yea man ill see you there! Lets whip some goonies

      December 22, 2010 at 7:39 am Reply
    2. what?

      Outnumbered 2 to 1? KB stats or gtfo.

      Also what I am not too impressed is the double tank fits on BLAST members’ 6 Launcher Megathrons and Ravens.

      December 22, 2010 at 10:56 am Reply
  11. A Clown

    “Full Deployement to Fountain:Staging System:classified. What to bring:
    The entire armada and all your shiney’s.
    What is expected of you: To blot out the sun!
    What is expected of the goons:To run crying to mommy. Bring the entire kitchen sink and some.
    This is HOME Defence, now all hands on deck. All R&R Passes are revoked except for those with explicit permission from Rooman (there are only 4 people in the list so you best not even try) and POS Fueling/Corp Industrial Alts. That means no PVE to be done for any 0.0 member at all anywhere. If we see you ratting at all (yes we will know), consequences will follow. If you cannot abide by these rules then GTFO from corp or we will make you If there are no scheduled OPS then camp the pipes or roam. There is no excuses, everyone is to be there NOW!!!
    Lets show them goons how the “Real” big boys play this game.”

    Hey goons! We`re coming, u better be there! Lets see if u can walk the walk not just talk the talk.

    December 22, 2010 at 7:07 am Reply
  12. Cyaron

    that is going to be epic. wonder how good is that to sit in system and fraps all this lag.

    December 22, 2010 at 7:32 am Reply
  13. ED Funboy

    Is it possible for the goons and the rest to just give up because of the incoming lag? I wouldn’t be surprized :)
    However, if both parties show up I predict around 2500 players in system. I do believe that is to much even for a reinforced node to make the game playable.

    December 22, 2010 at 7:52 am Reply
    1. Blue Man

      I dont disagree with you there.

      December 22, 2010 at 7:56 am Reply
    2. Kal

      Eve is a game that will die in lag. All thanks to pathetic CCP devs and their inability to get at least the server multi-threaded…. Today you can get off-the-shelf, cheap, 48 core systems. Soon, it will be 64-cores and higher. And the “reinforced” server uses precisely 1.

      Good luck all. I hope you have fun.

      December 22, 2010 at 8:14 am Reply
      1. Have u tried to turn it off and on again?

        Servers are multithreaded you cow piss

        December 22, 2010 at 10:02 am Reply
        1. Lulz

          They are not. A solar system is at all times running on only one core.
          Read the Devblogs, it’s all in there.

          December 22, 2010 at 12:14 pm Reply
      2. ...

        Another home made IT genius

        December 22, 2010 at 10:18 am Reply
  14. Supercap Madness

    Goon HC diplomat: I have a message for your group from our glorious leaders. They suggest you give it careful thought.

    IT FC: Your leaders can kiss my ass, we will never bow to you. You made a mistake of coming here.

    Goon HC diplomat: Fighter bombers & drone swarms will blot out the sun !

    IT FC: Then we will fight in the shade, with our titan DD’s lighting the way!! Now prepare to die fool.

    Goon HC diplomat: What?! You can’t do that to me, This is madness!!

    IT FC: Madness?!? THIS IS HOME DEFENCE !!! * kicks goon hc diplomat backwards into a deep asteroid hole. *

    (cut to views of enormous battle scene in space where instead of arrows, fighter bombers & drones blot out the sun and bright lights from many many explosions of all sizes are seen across the darkness of near space.)

    – FIN – * roll credits. *

    December 22, 2010 at 9:11 am Reply
    1. Bob

      RPer much?

      December 22, 2010 at 8:38 pm Reply
  15. Fountain

    Expect lagmonster from hell tonight. DEATH TO NC! The evil clown mobile will rule you all!

    December 22, 2010 at 9:14 am Reply
  16. LOL

    Now here is a thought… what would happen if the Goons no-show. Could Goons live that PR hit down since they’ve been running their mouths off that they are going to take Fountain. I don’t think this will happen, I mean, even Goons has enough honor to show up to this fight… right.

    December 22, 2010 at 10:38 am Reply
    1. Bugaga

      DC is in Fountin, SW/-A- is in…. hmmmm…. somewhere in Impass, Catch and, who knows, Delve.
      Will IT appear in all fronts? Will there be two (or more) battles? Or there will be only one battle (depending on where there will be no or small number of IT)? I won’t accuse Goons or SW for no-show. Cause it is not about honor, it is about strategy.
      What a chessgame.

      December 22, 2010 at 11:13 am Reply
    2. lol

      The secret is that if IT blobs PNQY ahead of time and we can’t get into system. We have another little trick up our sleeve :smirk:

      December 22, 2010 at 1:26 pm Reply
      1. Blast Pilot

        Does your super secret plan involve putting some other SOV object into a reinforce timer? Feel free to execute this daring plan-b, sparing us from the lag involved in saving PNQY-Y.

        December 22, 2010 at 4:58 pm Reply
    3. Bob

      One battle won’t decide anything. Even if IT can defend this time, there will be 2nd, 3rd, 4th and so on.
      Catch or Fountain? Fountain or Catch?.. 😉

      December 22, 2010 at 8:40 pm Reply
  17. Albino Autistic Apes

    Can we play looks like the Clowns are going to get owned. I hear most of the NC are coming down just to wipe that simile off your face. Looks like kicking you in the nuts is more important then saving moons or killing ruskies.

    Oh and we will be feasting in Delve while your away.


    Please could some ex space holding IT guy get me the price of rifter in Jita?



    December 22, 2010 at 11:04 am Reply
    1. some body

      There you have it boys! Goons and Test on the batphone? /me in non shocked mode

      December 22, 2010 at 11:20 am Reply
    2. Lol

      LOL, AAA. Go home already.

      December 22, 2010 at 2:22 pm Reply
  18. Folikar

    Clusterfuck is going to bring it on. One of the games best FCs is leading the GoonWaffe contingent and we want that station in PNQY.

    If we fail there will be no excuses.

    Pilot for pilot we believe we have the measure of IT and we are hungry for success.

    December 22, 2010 at 11:25 am Reply
    1. A Clown

      Tell DBRD that his stuff is still in one of our station hangars. He can contact Dianabolic if he wants it back. For a price of course.

      December 22, 2010 at 11:37 am Reply
    2. johndeath

      you have a super FC we have more super cpas lets see what happens

      December 22, 2010 at 12:28 pm Reply
      1. High Ranking Goon

        Start running locator agents on known goon and NC supers and then get back to me on who’s going to have more in PNQY this afternoon.

        December 22, 2010 at 3:41 pm Reply
        1. The One Eyed Man

          PL owns your moons and the Russians want your space. Get out of 2007 and 2008.

          Red mist clouding your vision?

          December 22, 2010 at 3:50 pm Reply
      2. Bob

        It won’t save your filthy backstabbers ass.

        December 22, 2010 at 8:42 pm Reply
  19. Floppy Cock

    If kitchen sink gets in system first you could have a problem..

    I’m not a fan of IT but fuck me they can muster one hell of a fleet.

    December 22, 2010 at 11:38 am Reply
  20. ED funboy

    With 10mins (at least) module activation, we will have about 1h and 30mins of IT titans dd’ing left and right. By that time, this thread and ofc, a new CAOD thread will be full of goons crying about IT cheating and making the lag work one way :)
    1-2h later we’ll have more than one CAOD thread on the same issue, most of them will be ofc claimed by WIdot.
    At the end of the fight we will have a DC “strategic” win, meaning they successfully withdrew IT from Catch/Impass, even if that will probably cost them again around 40bils.
    They don’t want that station, they just want to distract IT from Catch, remember?

    December 22, 2010 at 12:24 pm Reply
  21. lolipop girl

    IT’s gotta die!

    Me? Oh you are priceless Brat! I am eternal, child. I am the eater of worlds, and of children. And you are next!

    December 22, 2010 at 12:51 pm Reply
  22. yarrrr

    well shall call it “the blob wars”.
    also available soon: “return of the blob knights”

    December 22, 2010 at 1:33 pm Reply
  23. Airdefense

    500m to the one with the final blow on vlad, he will be flying a Nyx. Make sure he is primary.

    December 22, 2010 at 1:54 pm Reply
  24. Shitstorm

    Tonight we dine somewhere else, LET IT MASS THEIR FLEET IN PNQY (bait) =P

    December 22, 2010 at 3:59 pm Reply
  25. just another goon

    We’re going to Fountain to help PL liberate assets left in the stations from the last time they owned Fountain.

    December 22, 2010 at 5:13 pm Reply
  26. Commodus

    Did I miss it, did I miss the battle father???

    December 22, 2010 at 6:59 pm Reply
  27. Terrible Poster

    Eve Uses Stackless phython which uses a single threaded interpeter. Only way to make it multithreaded is to recode a new interpeter. Which even if it was possible would never happen. Spend millions on R&D and give it away for free ? Never. If you did not know, Stackless Phython is open source. CCP went with what they thought was good at the time. They know they can not fix lag 100%. They know they have to buy time for technology to catch up. They have done an excellent job considering how screwed they are with this limitation. They would Jizz all over themselves if a 6+ghz processor hit the shelves. I can Remember 100 man lag out fleets. 2500 potential pilots ? Eve has come a great way down the path. I can only hope I play for 6 more years. La Chaim.

    December 22, 2010 at 7:09 pm Reply
    1. Bob

      So why don’t you name any ONE SINGLE mmo which even theoretically could support 3000 players on the field?

      EVE can.

      December 22, 2010 at 8:45 pm Reply
    2. Bob

      Also python DO support multithreading just fine. And I am quite sure that critical parts were already rewritten using C bindings.

      December 22, 2010 at 8:47 pm Reply
      1. Most Terrible Poster

        Really?? Please tell that to CCP then, because everytime a drake blob fires missiles, the node melts.

        Python uses GIL – multi-threaded stuff runs on one core, *always*. Python threads are all fake threads.

        CCP would have to write C bindings that are multi-threaded, but appear single threaded. But I doubt CCP does that. We would have heard about it in DevBlogs *AND* drake missile spam would not be lagging out game play (it would run concurrently to other processing, or at least it would scale better)!

        Finally, CCP’s work-in-progress solution to drakes and missile spam lagging nodes is to nerf the drake. I’m not kidding. They just don’t know how.

        December 22, 2010 at 9:00 pm Reply
        1. Bob

          Just get some clue seriously. Bottleneck is NOT CPU. Bottleneck is 1) disk IO 2) network.
          Also RTFM about processing and subprocess python modules.

          December 22, 2010 at 9:11 pm Reply
    3. Most Terrible Poster

      So maybe CCP could contribute to Python to remove the single-thread limit? They’ve only had few years problems because of this. It is not like this problem is not known. Ignoring it is ignoring the elephant in the room!

      There was a patch to remove the GIL (Global Interpreter Lock). It was done. The patch resulted in slower single-threaded performance, but much better throughput on SMP. Upstream does not want it because they just use “run many interpreters” solution for web server. Of course, EVE doesn’t scale like that and would benefit by removal of GIL.

      So in effect, CCP doesn’t need to work on Python. But they should not expect Python devs to be solving CCP’s problems either. And CCP is ignoring the elephant in the room at its own demise.

      December 22, 2010 at 8:50 pm Reply
      1. Bob

        Python interpreter is not a bottleneck. Get the fucking clue. Or do you seriously think that CCP has only idiot devs?

        December 22, 2010 at 10:06 pm Reply
  28. Boom

    BOOM! fucking IT carrier alphaed

    December 22, 2010 at 8:20 pm Reply
  29. High Ranking Goon

    How do you like me now?

    December 22, 2010 at 8:47 pm Reply
  30. sour

    lol so whats happening in pnq atm anyway?? i see 1500 ppl there :p

    December 22, 2010 at 8:59 pm Reply
    1. IT BBQ

      IT BBQ in progress, come on in.

      December 22, 2010 at 9:02 pm Reply
      1. Ray

        IT got bbq’ed, c/d?

        December 23, 2010 at 8:10 am Reply
  31. Fountain

    Reporting in from PNQ.. Lag is bad…really bad.. have no idea how the fight is going.. FPS is down really low.. 1600 in local. This is going to take awhile..

    December 22, 2010 at 9:01 pm Reply
  32. Airdefense

    Big talks with all the FULL CTA, Titans, blah blah but IT left Guts in delve. Enjoy the multiple fronts.

    December 23, 2010 at 6:19 am Reply
  33. Magni

    So IT and fanboys.. didnt quite work out for you fags did it?

    December 23, 2010 at 4:58 pm Reply

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