This is EVE News Now, an audio summary of the major news stories from each day of last week. A transcript is provided after the video.

[spoiler show=”Read Transcript”]January 1st
My name is Hallan Turrek, and this is Eve News Now.

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After a Goon Titan tried his hand at a drive by in Fountain, IT alliance bit back and managed to catch him on a planet. IT got Caps and Supercaps into Z30S-A to down the Titan in 10 minutes. By the time goons staged a counter attack, it was all over, and the first Titan kill of the new year belonged to IT.

January 2nd

Despite a mostly good day in Venal for Pandemic Legion, an error cost them an Avatar in H-PA29 today. While PL managed to do some damage to the NC fleet, the loss of the Titan far outweighed any gains.

Despite a bit of help from their Southern Allies, IT again failed miserably in retaking PNQY. A 100 man Initiative fleet wasn’t enough to turn the tide, as IT was again outnumbered heavily. After losing 200 ships, they called it quits. With 3 sets of SBU’s deployed and destroyed, are the failures grating on the nerves of IT’s core membership?

Goonswarm Federation managed to hit back at IT’s supercap fleet today, downing a Titan in 6VDT. Despite being tackled in IT’s prime timezone, no assistance made it in time.

January 3rd

After a mostly even fleet battle, IT was again forced off the field by the Deklein Coalition in 9R4-EJ. Almost 300 of IT’s ships died, while goons only lost 50. With the defeat, Talos lost it’s ihub, and later it’s station. The system is now in the hands of DC member “Test Alliance Please Ignore”.

January 4th

Despite driving Stainwagon and AAA off the field 3 times, The Initiative has nothing to show for it, as AAA has held every system. This is despite multiple IHUB’s being destroyed, and a station actually changing hands. If success brings this little gain, the Initiative may not be doing it right.

The NC has taken back over 20 moons in Venal, in what might signal the death knell for Pandemic Legion’s “rental” plans. They are losing more moons every day, and the only question left is if PL is interested in anything besides killmails at this point.

January 5th

Paragon Soul is not a new front, but it is finally heating up. An invasion in the form of Systematic Chaos has swept over at least 4 systems, while Red Overlord has managed to maintain all reinforced station systems. Each side has put this fight off given the wars of their allies, but it seems this front is finally ready to open up.

Despite a good showing, PL yet again was undone by capital losses. Losing 5 triage carriers to the NC in a failed attempt to restront a Technetium Tower. PL bomber fleets meanwhile were surely scratching their heads in wonder at why their gains throughout the day had to be wiped out so quickly.

Of course, with the battles today, the system of H-PA29 has been cleared of all PL towers. Given that this was their staging system, one wonders if they’ve moved on to another region, or if they’ve just moved to a new system in Venal. Time will tell.

January 6th

Not much of note happened today, but IT has publicized a full CTA for tomorrow. The stated goal is to hit the Deklein coalition stronghold of Cloud Ring. Given their recent string of losses in Fountain, the question on everyone’s mind is: Are they changing the tide, or are they merely changing the topic?

January 7th

Apparently neither, the IT offensive was met and defeated on every front tonight. Complicating matters, IT did not share it’s POS passwords with allies, and they died in droves after fleet warps.

IT’s reputation as harsh masters is mostly solidified today, as is it’s reputation of being unable to defeat the Deklein coalition, who reinforced 3 more Fountain systems during the so called Cloud Ring offensive. IT and it’s allies have lost a thousand ships over the last week, and succeeded in exactly zero objectives.

If you’re the average IT pilot, what are you thinking right now?

This has been Eve News Now.[/spoiler]

Special Thanks to EveNews24, CCP, and Dotlan.

35 Comments

  1. EX - Atlas Guy

    first

    January 9, 2011 at 5:11 am Reply
  2. TEST Dude

    A week a IT bashing is always a good week.

    January 9, 2011 at 5:19 am Reply
  3. Grape

    IT not I.T (As in Stephen King’s IT)

    January 9, 2011 at 5:27 am Reply
    1. MM grunt

      U mad?

      January 9, 2011 at 4:11 pm Reply
  4. EX - Atlas Guy

    lots of political bull shit. tbh.. i brought u knee pads tho. sry thought goonswarm gave those to people. but i have some for u anyways..

    in anycase. dude lay off your own political views its so obvious this almost isnt worth watching.

    January 9, 2011 at 5:35 am Reply
  5. Random IM Dude

    FFS, news is about reporting facts not ur opinions … start a diff program maybe call it EVE political analysis of the week and then give ur worthless opinions, thatll make more sense.

    January 9, 2011 at 5:56 am Reply
    1. Lorax, I speak for the Gallente

      He Kelmad

      January 9, 2011 at 6:53 am Reply
      1. hoooo

        totally kelmad

        January 12, 2011 at 4:10 pm Reply
  6. It dude

    hummmm sounded like a full Dig at IT lol nothing like we are actualy putting up a fight and where doing it more for fun than anything right now.

    We no where going to loose fountan and eventualy our space but we will come back snapping when we are fully regrouped and sorted out we will begin to take space again.

    Who knows what is to come over 2011 For anyone.

    January 9, 2011 at 7:37 am Reply
    1. Blast Member

      “nothing like we are actualy putting up a fight”

      Spelling error aside, this is also factually wrong.

      January 9, 2011 at 11:26 am Reply
      1. It dude

        i dont no about you mate but where not running to the hills like -A- maby blast are but not us

        January 9, 2011 at 1:07 pm Reply
    2. lol

      “Excuse about still being on vacation, excuse that we didn’t want those stations/towers anyway, saying IT will retaliate and actually put up a fight”

      Seriously? You guys keep using the same excuses and keep saying there will be a major push. Oh wait you tried that and Molle screwed the pooch and fucked up. Honestly people might think it would happen if you have won some battles but you guys have only gotten close and Goons/TEST left a 400km trail of your ships. All of your tactics screw pets and other blues. Constantly locking them out of a POS to be picked off by who ever you are fighting. This campaign is going to ruin your ability to gain pets and regroup. Whatever you guys were doing in catch start doing in fountain. Have fun regaining all that lost morale.

      January 9, 2011 at 6:59 pm Reply
      1. [DICE] Penguin man

        Dude we defended our Ihub yesterday. We defended our station today Then we jumped into the goons in 9R4 and took the fight to them and won if thats not putting up a fight i dont no what is?

        And yes with the 1st PNQ fight about 60% of my corp alown was on vacation that shit is true we have the number we have the skills to win this but we dont have the FC’s thats our only issue at this point.

        I have to say tho goons are doing hella good i like the statagy its just a shame they need to have 700 more people on standby just incase we start winning the 1st blob. I think it was 12 alleince helping goon’s 4 nighs ago agains our 1 and our pets are not bringing that many numbers.

        January 10, 2011 at 5:16 pm Reply
        1. [DICE] Penguin man

          I also think what he was trying to say about “atleast we are putting up a fight” is Where going to fights that we no where gona get our asses kicked where not running where not moving our shit out.

          We are still ganking titans.
          We are still hitting towers.
          We are still getting numbers.

          When i was in -A- we got attacked and as soon as GE- was hit just once 1st reinforce we just fucking Ran to stain like bitches we dident even bother giving them a fight… pussies.

          January 10, 2011 at 5:23 pm Reply
          1. lol

            “Dude we defended our Ihub yesterday. We defended our station today Then we jumped into the goons in 9R4 and took the fight to them and won if thats not putting up a fight i dont no what is?”

            I would say not running to a POS and leaving your pets for cannon fodder. Winning two defenses (if that actually happened) isn’t much when TEST is simply stomping you in every other battle offense or defense.

            “And yes with the 1st PNQ fight about 60% of my corp alown was on vacation that shit is true we have the number we have the skills to win this but we dont have the FC’s thats our only issue at this point.”

            That excuse needs to stop because it isn’t one. Just simply say we couldn’t field a enough people to fight because that is exactly what it is.

            “I have to say tho goons are doing hella good i like the statagy its just a shame they need to have 700 more people on standby just incase we start winning the 1st blob. I think it was 12 alleince helping goon’s 4 nighs ago agains our 1 and our pets are not bringing that many numbers.”

            This one I love. “We don’t have enough pvpers so we will blame it on goons not pissing everyone off and actually blueing people with common interests.” Listen if you can’t field the people that is your fault, don’t keep making excuses. Being a new player, I somehow thought IT was decent after Catch but with all these excuses constantly being made, it’s pathetic. Take the loss in stride or stop playing.

            “I also think what he was trying to say about “atleast we are putting up a fight” is Where going to fights that we no where gona get our asses kicked where not running where not moving our shit out.”

            No I meant you aren’t putting up a fight. The majority of engagements involve IT flying back to a POS or leaving the field. This even happened in catch quite a few times. The reason your pets won’t put in the numbers is because they know once shit even looks like it might not go right for IT they will leave without telling the pets and leave them to die.

            “We are still ganking titans.
            We are still hitting towers.
            We are still getting numbers.”

            So is everyone else.
            Hitting and actually taking one is two different things. One says you can actually do something more than talk.
            Not sure what point you are trying to make by the last one there.

            “When i was in -A- we got attacked and as soon as GE- was hit just once 1st reinforce we just fucking Ran to stain like bitches we dident even bother giving them a fight… pussies.”

            Good story. It is kind of like IT running back to a POS and sitting in shield until the bad scary men go away.

            Also if you can’t get FCs that is sad because even your command knows this war is lost. Good luck with wherever you land after D.I.C.E.

            January 10, 2011 at 6:30 pm
      2. [DICE] Penguin man

        Your stupid your not seeing what am putting your just trying to get get a come back over nothing am not digging at you am simply saying our allience is not giving up we are not running away from fights.

        If your a goon / fighing agains IT you should love this i like alliences that keep fighting a lost battle and yes we do run back to our Pos’s but so dose goons we all do it.

        Its a safe way to regroup and wait for reinforcements and think about your stratagy. But you probs wouldent no this as your morethan likly not an FC.

        And how about posting as your char name? Then i can get a look at who am actualy talking to.

        January 10, 2011 at 6:51 pm Reply
      3. [DICE] Penguin man

        “Also if you can’t get FCs that is sad because even your command knows this war is lost. Good luck with wherever you land after D.I.C.E.”

        Sorry that war refaring to the people being afk for the xmas hollidays.

        We are getting FC’s now and yes i no we have already lost i mean this is my sig on the /IT forums. http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/8678/edittedk.jpg

        “Good luck with wherever you land after D.I.C.E.”
        And why do you think i am leaving DICE? I love DICE best corp i have been in i am prety sure i wont be leaving anytime soon.

        January 10, 2011 at 6:57 pm Reply
        1. lol

          “Your stupid your not seeing what am putting your just trying to get get a come back over nothing am not digging at you am simply saying our allience is not giving up we are not running away from fights.”
          I know exactly what you are saying and everything I have seen tells me it is all false. Do you even proof read what you post? I am having trouble deciding what is more pathetic, IT’s war effort or your spelling. Although, I am no literary genius (this should be obvious) I do know the difference between your and you’re and how to correctly spell alliance. Never mind the various other spelling mistakes. So please refrain from calling someone stupid if you are incapable of doing something as menial as spelling properly. I will give you the benefit of the doubt and let you blame it on lag or blob warfare.
          “If your a goon / fighing agains IT you should love this i like alliences that keep fighting a lost battle and yes we do run back to our Pos’s but so dose goons we all do it.”
          There is a significant difference though. IT locks their pets out and then complains that they don’t have the numbers to counter Goons/TEST/NC/etc. Why would people want to come to an engagement where more than likely they will at some point be completely stranded by the main fleet?
          “Its a safe way to regroup and wait for reinforcements and think about your stratagy. But you probs wouldent no this as your morethan likly not an FC.”
          You are correct I am not an FC and I understand that there is something called a strategic retreat. It stops being a strategic retreat when you do it every engagement to simply avoid losing ships. Using it to reengage on your terms makes sense but not simply backing out at even the slightest scent of a loss.
          “And how about posting as your char name? Then i can get a look at who am actualy talking to.”
          This has nothing to do with anything but I will tell you who I am anyway. I am Sir Molle and you all need to get your shit together and tell me when something is wrong because I am not responsible for finding out what is going in anything I am the leader of. Everything must be spoon fed to me.
          ““Also if you can’t get FCs that is sad because even your command knows this war is lost. Good luck with wherever you land after D.I.C.E.”
          Sorry that war refaring to the people being afk for the xmas hollidays.”
          “We are getting FC’s now and yes i no we have already lost i mean this is my sig on the /IT forums. http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/8678/edittedk.jpg”

          I hope you guys manage to get numbers again but I doubt it with morale so low and IT members not wanting to participate. Even pets are starting to wise up to this situation.

          ““Good luck with wherever you land after D.I.C.E.”
          And why do you think i am leaving DICE? I love DICE best corp i have been in i am prety sure i wont be leaving anytime soon.”
          That was meant to be more of when DICE breaks up more than if you were to leave. That is good that you are willing to stick with your corp through thick and thin. I hope it works out for you(not trying to be a douche here).

          January 11, 2011 at 6:06 am Reply
          1. [DICE] Penguin man

            Yes but why would we break up? We have an awsome corp we will just go do our own thing for a while like last time BoB lost there space this wont effect DICE at all.

            The people in DICE have been in along time and where the only corp in IT who are not bitching about fountan we dont cer as long as there is PvP.

            And dude molle is buying a house atm he dosent have time for eve news 24 don’t be stupid.

            I do agree with some of the stuff you say such as hiding in the poss and but i am having a possitive out come on everything atm i no where loosing space slowly but i beleve we will come back as we do all the time.

            January 11, 2011 at 4:56 pm
  7. smurfslayor

    Yes very objective that :) pos pw was shared BTW.. often.

    January 9, 2011 at 7:41 am Reply
  8. within

    Its not possible to get objective news in Eve unless you are there yourself. But the trollers and whiners wouldn’t shut up in any case. Keep up the good work

    January 9, 2011 at 9:37 am Reply
  9. Video Update

    Add pictures in future so its not just a black screen with voice commentary for 5 mins or however long the report is.

    January 9, 2011 at 11:31 am Reply
  10. Chance

    REFORM ATLAS ALLIANCE

    January 9, 2011 at 2:08 pm Reply
    1. tow bogdan
      January 9, 2011 at 11:48 pm Reply
  11. sour

    dunno what the trolls say but i like this idea of urs. yeah also u should try add some pics or actual vid in ur narration.
    +1

    January 9, 2011 at 3:16 pm Reply
  12. IT Alliance guy

    very nice

    January 9, 2011 at 7:45 pm Reply
  13. Albino Autistic Apes

    hahaha IT i go on holiday and your getting gang banged by the kiddie collective.

    Its that good even the Martini has come out of hiding and started posting again.

    This is a new dawn and you are getting tea bagged by the Martini and his tea bagging party.

    IT alliance Butt f***** forever

    January 10, 2011 at 5:44 pm Reply
  14. AAA gone
    January 10, 2011 at 6:19 pm Reply
  15. jita trader

    i everytime loled hard when hear the word “deklein coalition”.
    there is nothing like that…get ur facts, look at the killmails and u will see every larger NC allaince on it…just with the majority of the west nc alliances.
    this deklein crap is just to let it look like there isnt every northern monkey allaince involved, but thats just a lie.

    January 10, 2011 at 9:09 pm Reply
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