Yesterday we were hit several times via intel channels about the imminent switch of the Maverick Navy from IT Alliance to Against All Authorities ranks, this move is interesting as the pieces start falling into shape and the New Eden political map once again changes.

Perseus Kallistratos from The Maverick navy throws some perspective into the table in his latest blog, which you can find here and we quote below.

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The Maverick Navy joins Against All Authorities.

Due to the upheavals in IT, MVN has moved to Curse and been refreshing the mechanics of small gang and solo pvp.

Needless to say, its been rocky. People are realizing that there are competent PVPers out there, who live for the small gang action. This is a stark difference from the fighting we did in Fountain. In Fountain we were fighting TEST and Goons, who are generally not quite as attuned to high end pvp as Curse locals, and small gang action wasn’t as important.

After some discussion and debating about where to head, we decided that -MVN- would join -A-
Avi, our CEO, had some contacts within -A- who were in touch with us during the last couple of weeks. We have respect for -A-, who fought hard while getting blasted by multiple entities and took their space back when PL and IT left Catch. Despite some political rifts between IT and -A-, MVN hasn’t ever been much for politics, we just shoot things.

-A- has a notoriously weak USTZ. Cascade Imminent has been somewhat of a stopgap measure, but reaching out to -MVN- was a solid effort to bolster that weak link. I personally look forward to working with Manny again-being enemies just didn’t seem right.

We aren’t burning any bridges directly, but most of the -MVN- directors are happy to leave. I’ve been pretty straightforward in this blog describing the lack of cohesiveness in the IT leadership, and -MVN- was never really considered in many of the decisions despite our extreme performance and effort. In my talks with -A- USTZ leaders I felt like like we had much more in common and communication was a definite plus.

STK Scientific, who had plans to move in with -MVN- in Curse, were divided as we spoke with their leadership. The corp has many inactives-especially in leadership. Ice3 was one of the main active directors and was exhausted with all the work he had to do just to keep the corp running. Combined with losing their space right after joining-the idea of trying to forge ahead on their own was not a pleasant one.

He proposed the idea of a merger, and was not met with welcome responses. So Ice3 joined us-and many of his active PVPers followed. At this point the STK leadership is looking at various options, but I am happy to see many of the active pvpers that were in -MVN- run gangs now a part of our corp.

As we have gained good members from STK and various other IT corps that are falling off, we have lost some of our less active or pvp oriented members.

Works for me.
-MVN- will NOT be active in the campaign against Querious/Delve/Period Basis as of this time. Part of our conditions of joining were that we will not be deploying to slap our former alliance mates in the face. That being said, if members want to roam or participate they are certainly welcome to. Maybe even catch an RKK ratting carrier :-)
This move will allow us to continue to make money while giving easy access to Curse and Providence for pvp. I’m excited for this new stage in -MVN-, and happy the solid pvpers from STK are along for the ride.

Perseus Kallistratos

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87 Comments

  1. afasf

    first

    February 14, 2011 at 9:29 pm Reply
  2. The Soldier

    o/ if you cant beat them join em lol

    February 14, 2011 at 9:34 pm Reply
    1. My Thought

      If you were right -MVN- would be joining Goons not -A-. -A- beat INIT, not IT.

      February 14, 2011 at 11:05 pm Reply
      1. The Soldier

        fear point but -a- is an better alliance than test/goons

        February 14, 2011 at 11:43 pm Reply
      2. blobber

        Actrually if u check the killboards – AAA struggled against Init – it was CAASEROL that defeated Init by pure numbers – If you had the brains to look on the killboards u will see that Init did their best with lesser numbers by still engaging CAASEROL and coming out tops – unfortunately Eve is a blob game which Init lost participation from members due to them being slackers and erm well having no initiative

        February 15, 2011 at 12:15 am Reply
        1. DeWalt

          -A- struggled against half of eve not just inIT, as most might recall half of eve showed up to pay -A- a visit.

          Furthermore on paper inIT + inIT mercs had the same numbers that the whole of CAASEROL had, this not including who ever came to help inIT like CO2 and DT, IT,PL,WN,Legion, etc etc.

          Could of, Would of, Should of, you know the rest. Also is inIT even on the map still?

          February 15, 2011 at 12:39 am Reply
        2. Ray

          You either have a short memory or plain dumb.
          In the begin it was not just INIT.
          It was a coalition of INIT/IM/IA/CO2/DT which vastly outnumbered CAAASEROL.
          Even in the very end INIT/IM had MORE players than CAAASEROL.
          Low participation, poor organization, poor leadership – is what you have to blame.

          February 15, 2011 at 8:07 am Reply
      3. cumquat

        hmm they probably join MM actually since Goons not really win this, it was the MM/RZR supercaps.

        February 15, 2011 at 1:48 pm Reply
  3. Virtuozzo

    slash facedesk, wall, palm, etc.

    February 14, 2011 at 9:40 pm Reply
  4. I gotta hand it to -A-, best comeback since Jesus Christ.

    February 14, 2011 at 9:42 pm Reply
    1. haha

      Only reason they made a comeback is because of DC invading Fountain. If DC didn't start their invasion, IT would still be deployed alongside INIT rampaging through -A-'s space.

      February 15, 2011 at 1:03 am Reply
      1. DeWalt

        Can you honestly tell me that no one saw the DC/Goons attack fountain at the first chance they got?

        IT fucked up attacking -A-'s space, hence you no longer see inIT and shortly IT on the map. Allies allow you to survive in terms of SOV.

        February 16, 2011 at 8:57 pm Reply
  5. All is fair in love and war…

    or some shit like that.

    We're looking forward to something new

    February 14, 2011 at 10:53 pm Reply
  6. good bye mates, was so funny with you.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:56 pm Reply
  7. wtfuuuuu

    This is by far the best option for both -MVN- and -A-, as -A- lacks a serious USTZ lead. I look forward to being yelled at by PK as we are already used to Maka yelling at us.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:04 pm Reply
    1. Shadgay

      Unfortunatley AAA has a very strong US tz now.

      February 15, 2011 at 12:10 am Reply
      1. Saithe

        Makalu(a provi fag) has somehow managed to self appoint himself as the leader of AAA. Thing is hes a social retard, so 95% of the AAA grunts hate him and want to kill him. He will die, prolly by his own hand though :(

        February 15, 2011 at 12:19 am Reply
        1. wtfuuuuu

          In RL terms, Maka is a easy fit because he speaks both English and Russian. Imagine if you had a FC who can communicate well in both languages. I wouldn't call him leader but I would follow him as a FC. Same goes with Tek and a couple of other guys from the Stain Wagon.

          February 15, 2011 at 12:28 am Reply
        2. Makalu Zarya

          I'm glad i have fans, cheers m8

          February 15, 2011 at 3:03 am Reply
          1. 0.0 pilot

            Don't worry mak I still love you.

            February 15, 2011 at 5:06 am
          2. Warp 0ut

            I lolled

            February 15, 2011 at 9:06 am
        3. lolWN

          Makalu does indeed seem like a pretty huge douche.
          Only reason he was able to elevate himself was riding on the coattails of Tek fleets.

          And yes, a lot of the old guard think he's a complete moron

          February 15, 2011 at 7:23 am Reply
          1. Mintrolio

            CONFRIMIGN YOU OLD GARD LET YOU LOSE EVERYTHIGNS. THERE JUDGEMENTS IS PRETY COOL

            February 15, 2011 at 8:44 am
          2. Makalu Zarya

            cool you must be one of them, good to meet you in person

            oh and i confirming i'm a huge douche…i mean why would i post here otherwize right…right?

            February 15, 2011 at 8:47 am
          3. bigz

            maka flew with u in some good fleets
            under you FC was fun and well executed no were near douch tho lol

            February 18, 2011 at 5:55 pm
        4. Yoji K

          Agree, We all hate Makalu. He leads us to victory (together with Tak) and leads the alliance to glory. We realy hate that in a person. We rather have Argentina or others that only whine and bitch and make their alliance cascade because of personel grudges.

          February 15, 2011 at 8:37 am Reply
        5. Mintrolio

          CONFRIMIGN MAKUALU ZARAH IS MY FREND

          HE IS GOOD GUYS AND THIS PROPIGANDA IS NOT WHAT I AM HEAR WHEN I AM ON THE SPIYING -AAA- COMS

          February 15, 2011 at 8:43 am Reply
      2. wtfuuuuu

        You mean now that -MVN- has decided to join? Because during the inIT war we had a much stronger showing during EU timezone than US.

        Just recently with the resurgence of Atlasdot, sup Dasty btw and Manny + Friends we had no USTZ crew or very little.

        Just saying

        February 15, 2011 at 12:31 am Reply
      3. stoicspoon

        Even if AAA had a strong US tz before we joined, that's all the more reason for us. We are happy to work with the motivated corps who are already there.

        February 15, 2011 at 1:38 am Reply
        1. Ray

          AAA never had a strong US tz. It just seemed so at times due to ppl commitment – will to get up in the middle of the night by alarm clocks.

          February 15, 2011 at 8:11 am Reply
      4. Yeah, lookin' forward to when we stomp the shit out of goons.

        February 17, 2011 at 6:28 am Reply
  8. 0.0 pilot

    That's funny after they screamed about all the corps and pets that left IT being traitors.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:27 pm Reply
    1. stoicspoon

      We had zero talks with AAA prior to the CEO meeting where the majority of corps had voted to not defend Delve. What is the point in staying in IT if we're going to be doing our own things as corporations. Not to mention all the corps that had officially left before this point…

      Our CEO was all-for alliance ops to defend delve, even knowing we'd lose. Most of us have Maels, Drakes and even those almighty Shield Apocs that God knows we will never use again collecting dust now.

      February 15, 2011 at 1:43 am Reply
  9. Order

    Shock turn of events. CEO of MVN hated AAA with passion now they join them. oh how times change..

    February 15, 2011 at 12:00 am Reply
    1. Grunt

      I couldn't agree more.

      Viva IAC

      February 15, 2011 at 5:11 am Reply
      1. stoicspoon

        We are living in F4R and a ton of the best people from IAC are in the corp. We're pretty happy about the situation. We don't need PERUM and all the bad parts of IAC to complete the experience.

        Miss you too Order. Pen15.

        February 15, 2011 at 5:34 am Reply
  10. RondalisaCice

    THE MAVERICK NAVY

    February 15, 2011 at 12:03 am Reply
    1. stoicspoon

      Fuck yeah!

      February 15, 2011 at 1:30 am Reply
  11. Looters

    Maveric Navy? Could someone be less ignorant accepting a bloated-to-hell ratio corporation of 'don't care-we-basicly-just-gewin' contingent? Prolly the first corp in IT in Fountain/Syndi/Outer to abandon their (member owned?) assets and let them fend for themselves. Blogs all cool and stuff, PR, but perspective is hell of a bitch – just sayin'.

    February 15, 2011 at 12:30 am Reply
    1. stoicspoon

      I have no idea why you think any of that, but MVN gave up plenty of free time to jew-away in Atlas (who was operating as a lazy slumlord back then with no real threats on the horizon) to join an alliance with no space. We then got given a constellation with no stations (thanks for giving Y-2 to Anza btw) and we had to build 3 of them ourselves.

      If you think we were just free riders you must have been misinformed. We didn't want to give away Delve. Avi was one of the few (perhaps only) CEOs that wanted there to be alliance ops to defend Delve.

      I would also argue MVN was one of the most active in terms of actual combat pilots who aren't just retired vets from 2005 who sit on IRC all day. Look at the Fountain ops, Catch Ops, Syndicate Ops, and northern campaign. We match almost every corp in Euro prime (which is not our timezone) and we are the most active in the U.S. timezone.

      Also, are you the same guy who keeps posting as BOBBIT on all of the features syndicated from MVN blogs?

      February 15, 2011 at 1:29 am Reply
    2. NC vet

      I know my facts, and i know MVN. It is a great corp, and I think Easly is right.

      February 15, 2011 at 4:33 pm Reply
  12. trollface

    So after AAA trimed all the fat, they accepted -MVN- lolol

    February 15, 2011 at 12:36 am Reply
    1. lol nooblet, you think thats fucken' bad, Atlas (dot) are even accepting blast/blade corps to swell their already useless alliance atm.

      February 16, 2011 at 2:10 pm Reply
  13. LOL

    This is what ANZAC is up to.
    http://www.killboard.it/?a=kill_detail&kll_id

    (P.S. He was mining)

    February 15, 2011 at 1:05 am Reply
    1. stoicspoon

      Zammas is pretty chill. Doesn't broadcast cynos very well but other than that he's a pro.

      February 15, 2011 at 1:30 am Reply
    2. barry

      Its ANZA you tard

      Also you can't troll him more than we did thats for sure

      February 15, 2011 at 2:16 pm Reply
  14. RED OVERLORD MEMBER

    MVN is going to be blue to me now? SIGHHHH. So many cockheads in that corp….like Kushman.

    February 15, 2011 at 2:22 am Reply
    1. Sinwagon

      ^Definite troll

      February 16, 2011 at 2:51 pm Reply
  15. Rarin

    I'm blue with MVN now?!?!?!?! Whats next? Cats and dogs sleeping together……

    At least -A- didn't accept ANZAC…….

    February 15, 2011 at 2:30 am Reply
  16. Rarin

    I'm blue with MVN now?!?!?!?! Whats next? Cats and dogs sleeping together……

    February 15, 2011 at 2:40 am Reply
  17. Roni

    So to me it comes across as Maverick Navy doesn't like high end PvP so they are joining -A-. They have lost less active members and PvP oriented Members but hope to do well with new pvpers from other corps.
    Is it me or does something not add up?

    February 15, 2011 at 3:05 am Reply
    1. stoicspoon

      What? We haven't lost any of our active members and a ton of the most active U.S. players from other IT corps have applied to join us. For example, Ice3, a senior FC from one corp came over with some pilots.

      MVN was one of the few who wanted to fight in Delve. IT has decided it will not fight for Delve (or any other regions) so we're done here. We stood by after 6 other IT corps left before us and all the others gave up.

      February 15, 2011 at 3:57 am Reply
      1. bundus

        confirming not many left
        http://evemaps.dotlan.net/alliance/IT_Alliance/co

        I'll miss trying to catch shit for PK

        February 15, 2011 at 6:43 pm Reply
    2. Peanut Butta Time

      I hate people who know nothing but want to tell so much lol. We have grown little Roni….. duhhhh silly boy.

      February 15, 2011 at 11:52 am Reply
  18. TESTing ALLIANCE

    Cool – more for us to kill – AAA your next on our hit list once we sorted ex-IT Space

    February 15, 2011 at 4:52 am Reply
    1. Levi Johnson

      PL is next since they are coming to the party in Delve. I predict a PL sandwich with Goons on one side and the Wagon on the other with PL being the lunch meat.

      Bring your sack lunches bitches

      February 15, 2011 at 6:00 am Reply
    2. Peanut Butta Time

      Post with your test main if you're going to make little threats lol. Do not fear getting booted young one.

      February 15, 2011 at 12:04 pm Reply
  19. -A-

    Confirming Makalu is a social retard, come to think of it he´s a flat out retard.
    But he fits right in. :)

    As for MVN, main obstacle for them will be to be accepted by AAA general membership not provide the kills necessary or have good enough participation levels.

    February 15, 2011 at 6:33 am Reply
    1. Easley Thames

      I have already learned how to write penis in Russian. Will this help things?

      February 15, 2011 at 11:22 am Reply
      1. Mintrolio

        DA !

        February 16, 2011 at 9:22 am Reply
  20. Mvn member...

    WOOOW! I cant forget the words of Avi expressing his passionate and true hate for AAA, words i heard soooo manny times on TS. That guy hates AAA more then goons hated BOB. His goal in EVE was always to plow through their space.

    Guess it was all bullshit or Avi had nothing to do with it.

    February 15, 2011 at 7:09 am Reply
  21. NC vet

    WOOOW! I cant forget the words of Avi expressing his passionate and true hate for AAA, words i heard soooo manny times on TS. That guy hates AAA more then goons hated BOB. His goal in EVE was always to plow through their space.

    February 15, 2011 at 7:54 am Reply
    1. Peanut Butta Time

      No Please dude are you serious? Avi hates Goons! Period. And his vets even told him that they would leave if we joined NC as an option or go blue with goons. That choice was clearly out of the question. Know your facts before posting.

      February 15, 2011 at 11:48 am Reply
    2. Easley Thames

      Avi was always sentimental about IAC. He liked the logo (drunken cat? hell yea!) and many of the people who were there. It was a very chill environment.

      If you know Avi you know it's pretty easy to get him into morale-speech mode against any enemy in the game. When fighting AAA the speeches are about AAA. Same for whoever we fight.

      Everyone in MVN who was around in the IAC days respected AAA. They didn't just have a big cap fleet, they out-flew people in sub-caps as well. Going up against their nightly nano-roams was always a high-point of the evening. We learned from them in those days and I personally got quite a bit out of it.

      I am sure there were times he was hoping we could retake JZV by force, but it was about missing IAC not hating AAA. We worked with AAA when we were in Atlas and there were no issues.

      Anyway if you were in MVN later than the immediate aftermath of IAC's collapse I am sure you would know it is hardly something that is discussed often or with emotion.

      February 15, 2011 at 11:57 am Reply
  22. Mintrolio

    CONFRIMIGN MAVRICKS NAVY IS GOOD TEEM

    I LIK THEM VER MUCH

    ALSO KEEP UP GOOD POASTING!

    February 15, 2011 at 8:29 am Reply
  23. genious

    makes sense if aaa move into delve querious guess who keeps there stations :)

    February 15, 2011 at 8:32 am Reply
  24. Provi fag

    Not many in this game better than Maka AFAIK. keep posting, though.

    February 15, 2011 at 8:37 am Reply
  25. UNIVERSE HATELORD

    I LIKE HOW MVN AND ESPECIALLY PK THINK THEY ARE SOMEHOW IMPORTANT. IT MAKES ME ALL FUZZY INSIDE TO SEE YOU MORONS PRANCING AROUND LIKE LINDSAY LOHAN.

    February 15, 2011 at 9:45 am Reply
    1. Peanut Butta Time

      We are not important at all. In fact we don't know anything about eve we just try stuff and get lucky I guess. Fact is… a new day is coming…. see you on the battlefield. =)

      February 15, 2011 at 11:50 am Reply
      1. UNIVERSE HATELORD

        WHO THE FUCK ARE YOU. I GOTTA KNOW, YOU KNOW, TO SEE YOU ON THE BATTLEFIELD.

        February 16, 2011 at 11:53 am Reply
  26. ghetto

    second

    February 15, 2011 at 10:50 am Reply
  27. LOL

    So -MVN- is walking way from IT. I wonder where the trillions of isk that Molle talked about during IT's last alliance meeting will end up. I guess split between his, Argentina and Rooman's wallets.

    February 15, 2011 at 11:20 am Reply
  28. yur an idiot

    ITs funny, i was in MVN….and when AAA was hit by IT i actually posted on IT forums tellin em that i felt siding with init over AAA was nothing but sheepish, and backstabbing….IT chose to flame the piss out of me for that post, and MVN'ers were all for smashing AAA….

    Amazing how much arse kissing and finger pointing is prolly goin on atm from corps in IT wanting to stay in the area….

    you see it might be easy to point the finger at command for that decision….but a poll was taken in IT forums,,,,,asking what everyones opinion was on the init/aaa matter….and hands down most want AAA gone.
    i left IT after that…cuase it did prove that IT didnt care much about anyone but IT….and i seen the whole eve aganst IT comin….with such a shitty attitude it was a matter of time before IT was beat down (yet again)

    February 15, 2011 at 11:39 am Reply
    1. moranno

      U are an idiot. I was the one that got flamed on the forums for siding with AAA. And i got flamed by Sort Dragon, that useless crackhead of an FC, but 90% of the people posting in that thread shared my opinion
      And the poll, u fucking idiot,was about helping Atlas or not. Not about AAA. AAA matter was decided entirely by the leadership, we,the grunts, had no opinion about it.

      U were never a part of IT, u just heard al that from another source and now u post here.
      Get lost now u troll.

      February 16, 2011 at 7:41 am Reply
      1. yur an idiot

        yer right about IT command making that decision without our consent…but a poll was posted in a thread in which the topic was disscussed. i posted and was flamed for supporting AAA over init….
        and i was in IT…mavs. it really dont matter tho….was a shitty corp, was a shitty ally i wasted many years supporting…
        u calling me an idioti s a laugh, i left IT before you fail fuks hit AAA….you have no space…your alliance is fail…and goons kick'd yur ass….LOL im the idiot?
        now go sit down you pathetic lil scrot. kissin ass on eve 24 wont convince the reat of us you lil tards are win fer joining a ally you arse not 2 months ago

        February 17, 2011 at 2:03 am Reply
  29. Peanut Butta Time

    MVN could have been bailed out like all the other corps at the beginning of the collapse. We did not, we stayed around and still continued to hit the enemy. This showed loyalty in the darkest moments. We are a PVP corporation with a strong us timezone presence. Anyone saying we are traitors are fan boys. MVN would have loved to see Molle return back to active duty and counter the insurgency of the CLuster Fuck/NC but that was not going to happen. We were invited by a lot of large entities and -A- seemed the most interesting as we have been red to them since forever. Many MVN corp members were excited maybe 1 or 2 with questions but the majority of old vets said go for it.

    Some of you say MVN isn't important, yet a corp move likes ours made news and also made you want to be important enough to comment on here lol, want our attention…. awww that's cute. I assume some of you are either bitter victims or ex-mvn members missing us. We must be doing something right huh? We are not cocky people, we enjoy the game, we enjoy getting better. We're enjoying this new chance to make an impact with a great alliance such as -A-… IT"S JELLY TIME!!!!

    February 15, 2011 at 12:03 pm Reply
    1. Sinwagon

      Lies. We are cocky.

      February 16, 2011 at 2:49 pm Reply
  30. SUITS

    This just goes to show you that the CEO's who made up the IT core are in fact a bunch of opportunists, rather than serious leaders. ANYONE who would switch sides would suck a dick.

    February 15, 2011 at 3:18 pm Reply
  31. namedot.

    Now aren't they some poore ass switching sides bitches! ROFL , non the less good aqusition from -A- at least at quantity :))

    February 15, 2011 at 6:40 pm Reply
  32. BntyHunter

    It makes sense, we "The IT Grunts" never wanted to hurt AAA we liked those guys, it was our fail leaders. Im bitter about Leadership, should have been way way more diplo, hell Init guys are jumping ship and hitting Delve as well as Nulli Sucundi hitting our Alli`s.

    I really do hope SC comes back strong like AAA/ROL did….AAA are studs and really came together at there dire time and got there shit together…We didnt even come close, Should have let Fin/X13 take over IMO

    February 15, 2011 at 9:10 pm Reply
  33. golden peni..anus!!!

    MVN are joining AAA? an alliance that they help beat down in a hard way…IT fold MVN join AAA….lol.

    Even more lol is the fact that AAA wants em after that reach round IT handed em…(which MVN was all for btw)
    should have joined goons, atleast they speak english, hell why not PL…..they arent as fail as AAA….they leave one fail ally for another….ROLF

    jerry springer/mvn/-a-

    February 16, 2011 at 3:40 am Reply
    1. Ray

      Welcome to EVE.
      Oh, and btw… AAA do speak English too.

      February 16, 2011 at 4:39 am Reply
  34. gunny

    Epic mistake made by MAV, you just made yourselves outcast, what dum ass's lol

    February 16, 2011 at 1:38 pm Reply
  35. Sgt Deathbringer

    So, now with some less then retards for USTZ will Black Aces go back to AAA Citizens where they belong?

    February 16, 2011 at 6:26 pm Reply
  36. Zoom Zoom

    Rumors are just that, but some grumbling has been heard about another ex-IT corp joining -A-.

    Waiting to see what happens.

    February 16, 2011 at 11:09 pm Reply
  37. peter

    I can guarantee that Avi's love for the Goons and their testie-tubes usurps any feelings he might have ever had against -A-.
    And if you knew recent history, it wasn't all that long ago that we flew with them in Atlas…

    February 17, 2011 at 4:11 am Reply
  38. dowslihostu

    U.N.I.Q.U.E.

    February 23, 2013 at 9:05 am Reply

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