The raw intel box has been ringing quite a bit lately. Here’s a little snippet to analyze.

Delve Thunderdome is dead.
Atlas, Nulli, Cascade and AAA are fully withdrawing to Stain.

We had called the first bit 2 months ago in what appeared to be an one of the most rage-igniting pieces in Eve News24 history. However, as time passed and our points were proven over and over again, it was clear we were on the right track. On June 20th, when the hostilies were starting in the Detorid area, we were leaked the DRF game plan. Of course, things didn’t go so smoothly for the DRF, but the main idea appear to have prevailed and WhiteNoise., an uninvited member to this party with a desire to exact revenge on -A-, proved to be one of the defining forces in the still ongoing conflict.

HUN and CHAOS are leaving Delve – HUN is moving into Curse.

Backed on the fact that neither CHAOS Theory or Hun reloaded have shown interest in defending their space in Delve. (Morsus Mihi and Brick sQuad had been unexplainably defending their space while RAX/CHAOS free booted in lowsec) The fact is that Ev0ke turned out to be in a completely different league for these alliances. This is better reflected if one checks CHAOS Theory’s complete sov-loss in the Delve region. A whooping 15 solar systems on a single day (effectively turning them homeless), mostly by Ev0ke’s guest alliance Ewoks. Given the way things went out, it wouldn’t be hard to speculate that some deal could had been involved between HUN and Ev0ke.

HUN Reloaded loses Delve Sov

MM and Br1ck are supposedly in talks with the DRF to cut a deal over Querious – they have already abandoned and EVAC’d their sov in delve in preparation for the impending TEST/Goon Invasion.

This one here is funny, BricK sQuad and Morsus Mihi base out from NPC space and thus are completely invulnerable to station flipping. Have they found the final solution to the super-cap problem? We’ll explore that later. The working out a deal with the DRF is beyond the inconceivable. The TEST invasion is another far fetched bit.

BORG is lagging behind in choosing a side, and all their allies have abandoned any plans at holding sov in delve.

Last time I checked BORG betrayed Morsus Mihi / Brix, and switched sides with Nulli Secunda and Co. When the shit really hit the fan (as in Ev0ke landing on Delve) they managed to get their NAP back with RAWR / Brix, and so far have been basing from NPC space.

Who would have thought, the Delve Thunderdome really shed out its casualties these last two months. It truly is place which separates the pets from the big boys.

R

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37 Comments

  1. Come_At_Me_Bro

    We have a job to do for -A- regardless of what people think, we have not abandoned our space we and our allies are loyal to our word which is why we are out in Stain. We will be back in Delve thunderdome one day in the future, it's not dead, it's on hold…

    August 25, 2011 at 11:01 pm Reply
    1. En Guards

      More alliances become DRF pets…….. Yep EvE 0.0 is a big no holds bared PvP haven.

      August 26, 2011 at 7:21 am Reply
    2. I AM

      By you haven't abandoned your allies you mean they threatened to reset you if you didn't cave to them. I honestly hope Nulli does eventually come back to PB and Delve, but I don't see it happening.

      August 28, 2011 at 8:41 pm Reply
  2. rcs619

    Its a shame to see it go. The Thunderdome was an interesting experiment while it lasted, and some good fights were had. Just goes to show where sub-cap PvP rates in a galaxy overrun by an insane amount of super-carriers and titans, and a single political power that can take down just about any other single group in the game.

    Its going to be really interesting to see what all the homeless alliances (and soon to be homeless alliances, when/if -A- falls) are going to do about it. Are they going to bend over and try to NAP up with the DRF are they going to run back to high-sec or low-sec, or will there be an NPC null-sec based resistance movement that tries to at least fight back against the DRF, their pets and their renters.

    Personally, I'd rather see the latter. I'd rather see null-sec go out with a bang instead of a whimper.

    August 25, 2011 at 11:05 pm Reply
    1. anatlasgoon

      Those who want to live free will do so in Stain. They'll hold out until the next expansion, when supers are dealt with, and then (and only then will) a great purge of Catch commence. AAA was right to demand all their allies move into NPC Stain; it will make for a great staging point when DRF finds their mighty e-peen shrunken.

      Or, the super nerf won't be enough and 0.0 will consist entirely of Goons, Russians and pets. In which case, anybody down for some World of Tanks?

      August 26, 2011 at 1:53 am Reply
      1. de Saint-Fabien

        Or World of Ships : )

        August 26, 2011 at 2:02 am Reply
      2. Frodo the BOBit

        I like how you guys assume russians will just roll over and die after the supercap nerf.

        August 26, 2011 at 8:40 am Reply
        1. THORN_In_Side

          Instead of DRF supercap blobs, we'll then be seeing titan blobs. YAY for "rebalancing"!

          August 26, 2011 at 6:50 pm Reply
        2. Grimm the ONE!

          I'll bend them all!

          August 27, 2011 at 10:48 am Reply
    2. omgigothitbyacar

      0.0 alliacnes do not survive well in npc space for long times, different kind of people and all bears will cause tears and moral drops, corps bleed dead, allaice loses corps. EVE will dy if ccp choses to instal the other 3 racial captain quarters instead of a super nerf. Besides that, battlefield 3 is comming out in oktober, making dust absolute, well done ccp; u fail in securing your cashcow and crash it by your retarted dictorial marketing startegies with are absolute fail. Once again proves ccp (aka hilmar) is not playing eve or active in the true eve story "political 0.0'

      August 26, 2011 at 12:10 pm Reply
  3. Chaos Theory did attempt to defend their space for a while, but then gave up. Hun Reloaded was deployed away the entire time, and decided it was more expedient to just evacuate rather than deploy back. I give CHAOST more credit than Hun Reloaded in trying to defend their space, but the fact of the matter is the defense of that corner of Delve requires both alliances.

    I guess their pet alliance, Omega Vector, is about to lose sovereignty also.

    August 25, 2011 at 11:14 pm Reply
    1. Here is the killboard evidence showing the overall Chaos Theory participation in the defense effort.: http://eve-kill.net/?a=alliance_detail&all_idhttp://www.chaostheoryalliance.com/?a=home&sc

      There last major defense occurred last Sunday: http://www.chaostheoryalliance.com/?a=kill_detail

      August 26, 2011 at 12:43 am Reply
      1. THORN_In_Side

        In fairness, I'll say that CHAOT were in some of the Brick / MM fleets fighting for their sov. The showing wasn't that substantial, with often Omega Vector having a larger presence in the fleets. But at least they did fight, unlike HUN.

        August 26, 2011 at 6:52 pm Reply
  4. anatlasgoon

    Delve is soon to become null and void as a 'Thunderdome' since DRF elements will keep a firm grip on sov. Of course, anybody who wishes to base out of NPC space is free to do so, but unlike Stain, there's not enough NPC station systems in Delve to hold three or four entire alliances, especially if they're neutral to each other.

    My guess is that the Querious plan is most likely, now that it's becoming a Thunderdome in its own right with AtlasDOT and FAIL all but gone and a bunch of ragtag neutrals and DRF gangs roaming about for goodfights. Our renters are trying to get their shit in order but without Atlas/FAIL gate camps to discourage small gang roams, systems that used to be ripe for carebearing are pretty well patrolled by neutrals 23/7. And as soon as the jump bridges go down (if they haven't already) the renters are either going to flee or die in a fire. Or die in a fire whilst fleeting.

    August 25, 2011 at 11:29 pm Reply
  5. eve pilot

    So russian supercaps also killed my lovely delve thunderdome .(

    August 25, 2011 at 11:29 pm Reply
    1. THORN_In_Side

      Not yet, but it's coming. Right now we're only seeing the tip of the spear.

      August 26, 2011 at 7:00 pm Reply
  6. the one

    As I see it. Evoke are just kicking themselves in the ass. On one side theirs the goons+ friends and the other the russian+ friends controlling more than 2 thirds of 00 space. Say they mange to take out delve. Say MM blues russian, just saying could be completely bullshit. But if all this happens. They will be face with 2 superpowers. 1 they can't beat because of pure number and 2nd pure number but a equal to more supers. who the fuck is anyone going to fight. are the 2 super power going to roam each other.

    I feel their making a bad move and should be hitting either goons or DRF. delve means nothing right now. The fights are with the russian and these pussies are deploying where half of the resident already are deployed elsewhere. Is it me or does evoke wait till they think the enemy is weak and attack.

    Yes their pro pvpers with sweet super fleet. but they couldn't finish the job with goons so left to fight a lesser force in delve. for an alliance of pros, its a pussy move.

    August 26, 2011 at 12:23 am Reply
    1. rcs619

      EvOke is with the DRF

      EvOke and NC. are a single political power, and they are currently allied with the DRF. That is why they have so many supers. The DRF sells supers to its allies at discount prices.

      The attacks in Delve and AAA space are one single war. Its a pincer attack, and the -A- team is going to be trapped in the middle in Stain.

      This is just the DRF and friends trying to take the rest of 0.0. The goons are the one coalition that can actually give them a decent fight, so they are wiping out everyone else first. If Delve, Querious and the -A- Team all fall, the only non-DRF regions in conquerable null will be Fountain, Cloud Ring, Fade, Pure Blind and Deklein.

      Also, having control of Delve would let the DRF attack the goons from two different angles, which would be next to impossible to fully defend.

      August 26, 2011 at 4:02 am Reply
    2. DRF - ALL of EVE

      lol evoke is part of the DRF… and any region you can capture should be captured and with goons and test they are not going to invade lol, they are buds with the russians anyway. and Evoke needed a place to call home and why not delve?

      stop winning aboutthe thunderdome and go away to stain and rot with all the neutrals running around.

      Once AAA and co they can just build more supers and titans in stain o right you need sov. once you only have npc null you have no infrastructure to build more largerships. and its not like they have anyone to buy them off lol

      DRF WINS EVE (im just glad im a renter alliance of theirs hehe) and what ever super nerf it is im sure drf will be able to adapt the most, with out a doubt. not like they dont have the resources to make w/e new ship comes out and if dread get buffed whos got them the DRF, o some new ship comes out. DRF already has them with an hour of release. new sov mechanics? DRF doesnt care.

      August 26, 2011 at 5:17 am Reply
      1. Frodo the BOBit

        DRF 'wins EVE' just like BOB or NC were 'winning eve' in their days of glory. I really think some people should try fighting for a change as opposed to hiding in their holes until the bad guys go away.

        August 26, 2011 at 9:27 am Reply
    3. they came for fights…not their fault convicted, gentlemen, test etc deployed to Deklein to lick goon buthole

      August 26, 2011 at 6:34 am Reply
    4. THORN_In_Side

      A very uninformed opinion. Evoke and pets are part of the DRF. Unless, of course, you mean that they should rebel against their overlords.

      But no, Evoke and pets have taken all of CHAOT and HUN's space in Delve. Tactically speaking, it's a good move taking the constellations they did, as it gives them a great advanced base of operations for the DRF to stage out of to hit Fountain, leaving MM / Brick space as a buffer between them and Fountain.

      Once the DRF plow through Querious, they'll basically own all of 0.0 except basically 4 regions. For the time being, the CFC may have an NIP agreement with the DRF, but that's not going to help them much down the road. They'll find themselves on the receiving end of part of the Russian blob pushing northward through Fountain and towards Cloud Ring, with another front attacking Fade / PB and possibly Deklein too. And you can bet the DRF will be accelerating this to ensure that it all goes down before the super nerf planned for the winter expansion.

      August 26, 2011 at 6:59 pm Reply
      1. rcs619

        I honestly don't think the super nerf is even going to make that much of a difference at this point. Short of it saying "super-carriers and titans no longer exist", I think it'd be fair to wager than 70+ "nerfed" super-carriers and 20+ "nerfed" titans are still going to be a fairly mean force.

        Its the industry if the DRF that is the biggest threat, especially if they take Delve, Querious and the -A- Team's space. It will be the largest industrial base in the history of EVE. Cap-ships, super-caps and sub-caps will be spit out in record numbers. It'd basically be 5 regions vs the rest of 0.0 if they go after the goons. Not to mention, people like to join the winning team. The DRF alliances will only grow in strength as this campaign continues. New people will join, and new alliances will switch sides to avoid being crushed.

        I really have to wonder when the DRF will finally reach critical mass and become impossible to stop barring internal BoB-esque drama. Who knows, maybe they've reached that point already.

        August 27, 2011 at 12:58 am Reply
  7. so bitter

    ok normally I dont troll the person writing this article but this one was awful.
    1st paragraph If you dont link the article about how you were right then you just proved nothing.
    2nd paragraph. I would not call Evoke out of Hun Reloaded's league. They just have lots and lots of supercaps. Not meaning they are better. They just like broken ships.
    3rd oh please I am pretty sure -A- already moved to stain to escape the superblob so dont pretend like MM and brick figured this out.
    Lastly the big boys? really? yeah right. Any one of the alliance in the thunderdome is much better than evoke they just dont have the firepower to fight 30+ titans.

    August 26, 2011 at 12:45 am Reply
    1. 1 – You mean these? it was a month ago actually :) http://www.evenews24.com/2011/07/23/battle-reporthttp://www.evenews24.com/2011/07/22/whitenoise-of

      You should check the comments too, the ammount of AAA chestbeating there could put tarzan and king kong to shame :)

      2 – GSF had far less supers than Ev0ke, NCDOT, Raiden and shit and practically kicked their asses and send them running to delve, they are in a different league. Deal with it.

      3 – They didn't moved to stain, THEY WERE EVICTED! you think -A- was "hey HED and GE- has been a bit tacky these days, let's move to NPC stain!!!"

      Please name outstanding achievements from HUN/Chaos?

      August 26, 2011 at 2:39 am Reply
      1. Ivanda Nothabeer

        Are we reading the same comments Riverini….

        I see -A- saying "WN. Cant do this alone, they will bring everyone and his dog" and "-A- will retreat to Stain, wait for the dust to settle and come take it all back again like last time"

        Whats' changed ? Seems like everybody back then knew what was coming.

        August 26, 2011 at 10:27 am Reply
    2. cata055

      2. GSF+pets HAD and HAS far more numbers subcap wise that Ev0KE/NC./Raiden. and they fought only under cynno jammer umbrela with their SUPERS on field. Show us a BR where GSF actually won when it wasn't in one of theirs systems and not cyno jammed!

      August 26, 2011 at 12:17 pm Reply
      1. Roland_Hova

        You see it wasn't their poor planning (VFK Invasion), elitist attitude that excludes newer players from fleets (cant get more than 200 dudes in subcaps), or ineffectual FC's (who constantly welp into us) that prevent the elite PvPers from wining.

        No it was those goddamn cheating goons and their cyno jammers.

        CCP need to nerf those things quick,

        August 27, 2011 at 5:41 am Reply
  8. Sun Wukong

    Do you guys hear? There are Loyal…. Loyal as -A- ? They forced you to come down.

    August 26, 2011 at 1:46 am Reply
    1. THORN_In_Side

      I kind of chuckle at that too. They moved to Stain under threat of a reset from their overlords. Now, I have no doubt that the Delve residents will want to reclaim their space (if they lose it). However, that will only be if -A- allows them to.

      August 26, 2011 at 7:02 pm Reply
  9. -A- suck

    AAA needs to die. The reason everyone is moving to stain is cause they threatened every alliance they would be reset if they didn't move. Its shit alliances like them that are ruining this game. They are no better than the old north coalition or the drf.

    August 26, 2011 at 2:47 am Reply
    1. WeAreLegion

      Ergo – DRF needs to die too.

      August 26, 2011 at 8:28 am Reply
  10. LAWL

    News flash… MM WILL NEVER BLUE THE DRF! The hate in the rank and file for DRF is still extreme. Kind of like the hate for Goons/TEST. w/e MM/Br1ck do it will NEVER be blueing those 2 groups.

    August 26, 2011 at 5:21 am Reply
  11. Chocolate Moose

    Jesus christ Riverni that's the biggest pile of drivel I've read in a while, its like your articles get worse each day. Not to mention the Delve Triangle article words do not even describe that (granted not your'e article though but you published it.)

    to pick you up on your one ending line
    "It truly is place which separates the pets from the big boys."

    MM/Brick and BORG on papper match the strength of the -A- bloc residents living in Delve (Nulli,Huns,Chaos Theory, Cascade, Atlas) so how is it they were able to repeatedly stone wall MM/Brick and BORG's sov taking attempts forcing them into bombers more often than not eventually forcing them into a NIP arrangement so that S2N and others could help -A- in the war with the DRF.

    So if -A- bloc residents living in Delve are pets then I guess that makes MM/Brick shittier than pets

    Good day sir.

    August 26, 2011 at 5:23 pm Reply
    1. Dack Jagnalls

      Nulli & co never "stonewalled" MM/Brick from doing anything in Delve, and they certainly didn't "force" them into a NIP. If you think otherwise, you may wish to get your head examined.

      Delve residents banded together to force the Refugee Coalition out after they arrived, yet the Refugees are still there – sounds like S2N failed in that regard and MM/Brick achieved what they set out to do.

      Evoke alone are much more formidable opponents than Nulli and all the other entities in Delve put together ever were, so don't be so full of yourselves, you were decent fighters but nothing special.

      August 26, 2011 at 10:05 pm Reply
  12. Yawn this is shti

    August 27, 2011 at 2:35 am Reply
  13. Poleinloslobos

    CCP is going to Prison rape the DRF..Countdown…When you have over 40k users quit…You get banned for rmt but really did not RMT but you got banned anyway ..o wait that has already started. Good luck DRF.

    August 27, 2011 at 7:27 pm Reply

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