I had put this piece along the Erebus kill, some suggested it deserved a thread for its own.

Fatal Ascension Wyvern Loss

We had promised this one, so here it is.

Intelligence provided to Psychotic Tendencies revealed a possible Fatal Ascension assault on a Planetary Customs office in EF-F36. After a short form up of a fleet from Syndicate and surrounding regions, Psychotic Tendencies and assorted allies prepared to fight against a Fatal Ascension Drake fleet with carrier support on both sides.

Upon getting a scout into system, it was stated that Fatal Ascension had a Wyvern, piloted by SKS HOLOCAUST, which was on field approximately 100 kilometers from the customs office, with minimal support on grid.

The scout prepared to get into range, noting that Fatal Ascension had approximately 80 pilots in system, for support but that none of the sub-capital ships were undocked. At the call, the scout lit the beacon for Psychotic Tendencies to jump to, and Heavy Interdictors locked down the Wyvern. At this point Psychotic Tendencies began to shoot the Wyvern, which had immediately activated the self-destruct sequence upon the lighting of the beacon.

After the mandatory 120 seconds, the self-destruct sequence completed

(2:10:48 Notify Wyvern belonging to SKS HOLOCAUST self-destructs)

Resulting in the destruction of the Wyvern with a ship scanner reporting the following fit included.

After the destruction of SKS HOLOCAUST’s escape pod,, multiple Fatal Ascension pilots warped to grid, to be caught in the interdiction bubbles, and subsequently destroyed.

According to estimates, the total loss for Fatal Ascension sits at around 120 billion isk in losses since moving into Syndicate, after the ~25 billion isk in ship and fittings on the Wyvern.

Psychotic Tendencies suffered only the loss of the cynosural pilot, resulting in a loss of around 75 million isk with the escape pod and implants.

Forum Watch™

This is a new EN24 feature – we do a machete-trek throughout the dense shitpoasting jungles so you don’t have to.

Well, Fatal Ascension continuing to prove that they’re awesome.

So we know that the Custom Offices in EF- are coming out shortly, and our sources also tell us that they aren’t organised and any fleet would be about eighty strong with Drakes and a couple random Carriers. We do what any self-respecting party would do and call everyone. So in around forty-five minutes, we form up around eighty vessels from Black Rise, Metropolis, Sinq Laison, Syndicate and Solitude. We then sit nearby and wait for something to happen. Our scout reports that the sub-cap fleet has not undocked and that instead a trio of random Carriers and a handful of random support have began to hit the Office. A Wyvern then warps to the POCO at one hundred, again, we do what any sensible person would do and light a cyno on it, dropping a burnished brass and gold kitchen sink on it.

It begins to self destruct the instant it gets tackled. We think this is just bait to get us to drop Dreads and Supers and decline to, fully expecting the Wyvern to light it’s cyno and drop us. At 88% shields, he self destructs. The ninety to one hundred friendly pilots in system have not even undocked to try to save him. 02:10:48 Notify Wyvern belonging to SKS HOLOCAUST self-destructs.

What. The. Fuck.

TL;DR – FA Wyvern tackled on POCO in staging system with around 100 friendlies in local. FW/Low-Sec/Syndicate all gang up and hit it in the face with the kitchen sink. It dies.

Including the Wyvern loss and all Capital self-destructs Fatal Ascension have now lost roughly 100-120 Billion ISK in Syndicate. The moons that they are currently confirmed to have taken make roughly 6 Billion ISK in profit a month. At that rate, Fatal Ascension will take just over a year to replace losses on their new acquisitions. Nice one.

WELCOME TO SYNDICATE. Many thanks to all of our brosefs for making this possible.
EDIT – And a video to go along with it.

OTHER EDIT – At time of edit, there are two remixes of Kesha songs playing out FA on our forums.

– Daniel L’Siata / FHC

– R

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  1. Welpsuper best super

    There was no planned "POCOSHOOT", it was just a douchbag with a super shooting a Poco with another douchebag in a legion (who also died).
    The 100 or so dudes in local were either asleep or ship spinning when the super pilot asked for help….pings went out and shit started to get organised. Triage carriers and a BS fleet.

    Then the super pilot said calmly in TS3 – "Don't worry about it I SD'ed" or something like that…..and stated that he had no shields and cap left… we've all seen the vid…so everyone is left thinking (alliance mates included) – WTF were you thinking?

    June 21, 2012 at 9:16 am Reply
    1. Lex Arson

      If you see local spike and some dude comes into your channel saying his super is tackled at a POCO in the system you're all sitting in, how long does it take to grab an FC, undock, and warp to POCO?

      June 21, 2012 at 10:57 am Reply
      1. Gort

        Apparently more than 120 seconds if you are FA…

        June 21, 2012 at 11:12 am Reply
    2. fa_fail

      I guess he didn't want that Wyvern anyway right?
      Yesterday I said that FA is a shit pet alliance and it seems they wanted to confirm it for me again…

      June 21, 2012 at 11:15 am Reply
      1. No one important

        If losing a super is the definition of "shit pet alliance', then I guess PL is the worst shit pet alliance ever. Right? Right?

        June 21, 2012 at 1:45 pm Reply
        1. fa_fail

          No, but using one without at least some basic precautions is. We're not talking here about someone who is a pro-super pilot that fishes for high value targets like freighters or Rorquals or whatever, cynoes in, ganks fast and GTFOes in 5 min. Even those people can be baited and counterdropped, but the fact that they do stuff fast and have emergency GTFO cynos ready in case they get attacked allows them to minimize the risks. This guy was shooting a POCO. Let me repeat that, he was shooting a POCO. An extremely low value target in NPC nullsec where anyone can drop you. Now, using supers to shoot POCOs in itself is not a problem, but at least do it in the safety of your own space, in empty systems. Don't do it in NPC nullsec on your own, with minimal or nonexistent support.

          However, the 'shit pet alliance' part does not come from the fact that this guy is a retard and therefore he was rightfully relieved from his super. You can have retards in every alliance (although good alliances try to weed them our), even in PL (like that PL guy that lost his Hell IIRC, the one that we had that soundcloud clip where Garth was raging on him about having a Nomad implant set). No, the 'shit pet alliance' part comes from the fact that you (I'm assuming you're FA) couldn't organize a fleet to free your super of bubbles with 80 people in local. Let me repeat that. YOU HAD 80 PEOPLE IN LOCAL. See, that's the 'shit pet alliance' part that I was talking about.

          June 21, 2012 at 2:09 pm Reply
          1. clusterfucker

            confirming that means 80 people are at their computers ready to go

            June 21, 2012 at 9:24 pm
      2. fa_fail_fails

        You just mad you alliance no have superz.

        June 21, 2012 at 1:46 pm Reply
  2. CFC With Intellect

    CFC veteran here…

    Why the fuck have we not reset FA yet?

    June 21, 2012 at 9:24 am Reply
    1. Many of many trolls

      Please, do!

      June 21, 2012 at 11:56 am Reply
    2. Qwerty4812

      eh they provide good numbers. they are just slipping up

      June 21, 2012 at 12:09 pm Reply
    3. .M.

      Mittani would never let us.

      June 21, 2012 at 1:14 pm Reply
      1. Bagehi

        Don't tell him. He doesn't log in. By the time he finds out, we'll have had a lot of fun!

        June 21, 2012 at 1:16 pm Reply
    4. No one important

      Do you enjoy living in VFK? Because we brought 200 pilots to protect it.

      June 21, 2012 at 1:45 pm Reply
      1. -A- guy

        quality over quantity is better

        June 21, 2012 at 3:16 pm Reply
        1. Tallian

          Which is why CFC wins wars, amirite?

          June 21, 2012 at 7:33 pm Reply
    5. Anonamouse

      Like it or not, you need FA, that's how shite the CFC is

      June 21, 2012 at 7:30 pm Reply
  3. FA Grunt

    One less idiot in a super.

    I am okay with this.

    June 21, 2012 at 9:34 am Reply
  4. reikazen

    why self destruct if some roaming gang gets ur super id rather had the loss mail

    June 21, 2012 at 9:43 am Reply
    1. Shogun

      He probably knew he was dead when he saw the handful of neut BS's, and he was using an active resist tank.

      June 21, 2012 at 1:18 pm Reply
    2. Bagehi

      Because some alliances will kick idiots who lose their super while ratting. Others will just point and laugh.

      June 21, 2012 at 1:21 pm Reply
      1. Tallian

        We mostly point and laugh.

        Tech moons are wonderful things B)

        June 21, 2012 at 7:36 pm Reply
  5. another FA grunt

    I'm in FA, and I got to say that the last couple of incidents with the dreads and the super makes me NOT proud to be here.

    June 21, 2012 at 11:00 am Reply
    1. Tallian

      Hey, some of those dread welps were just for fun. Its not like we can't afford it.

      June 21, 2012 at 7:37 pm Reply
      1. BobFaggot

        *tech nerfs hits* You are now one poor and stupid motherfucker alliance.

        June 22, 2012 at 6:41 am Reply
        1. Tallian

          Wha? You mean an alliance that has its roots in being nullsec carebears is going to have trouble having to mine the rings instead of passively collecting tech?

          You sir, are a moron. Tech nerf is only gonna really hurt the elite pvp tech holding alliances who refuse to do things like mining because it is below them. Those of us who actually do have the ability to mine are just gonna spend our time making isk by doing that instead of shooting red crosses.

          June 22, 2012 at 6:45 am Reply
          1. Yugo

            Did you really just say "ability to mine"?

            June 22, 2012 at 10:29 am
          2. Tallian

            willingness would probably be more apropos. Poor choice of word on my part. =/

            June 22, 2012 at 10:41 am
  6. Evil Pirate

    Oh, Surgical Killing Spree are retarded like that…

    June 21, 2012 at 11:46 am Reply
  7. daniellsiata

    Confirming we accidentally the whole thing. Also, about his cap. We had around ten fully neut Abbadons on him, not even counting the utility neuts from Megathrons, Geddons, Dominx's…So while he might not have been out of shields, he was defenitely out of cap and his tank just entered freefall.

    You can actually see the steep damage increase in the video, it was extremely obvious when his hardeners had shut off. It's not likely a support fleet would have saved him, especially not considering that we could alpha the cap off incoming Carriers. However, he was aligned at full speed when the cyno went up..

    Also, blap.

    June 21, 2012 at 12:53 pm Reply
  8. Goonman

    Oh my gaaaad!! Fascadefail inc!!!

    Also, there was this dog killed by a car at the corner of next street… World scoop!!!

    June 21, 2012 at 1:13 pm Reply
  9. Iberians Troll squad

    We also "greet" Fatal Ascension in the entrance to Syndicate from Orvolle. So far the only mildly expensive thing they've lost is a BlackOps, and the rest has been trash. And worse with each passing day, so we are assuming they've got orders concerning this.

    Since last 18th June we've been at war against them, just because it seemed like a good idea to try and hit on those who tried to enter or exit Syndicate through the "obvious" entrance.

    So far, 38-0. They don't seem to share intel at all, as 30 seconds after a FA pilot gets podded, another one falls for exactly the same. Like Lemmings, one after the other, for a couple of days already.

    Also, we do this because the amount of trash talking in Local skyrockets when some of their pilots are in. Endless nonsense, insults and accusations of being terrible at EvE, which is pure comedy when it comes from a pilot that lost his ship to you for not using scouts or intel.

    June 21, 2012 at 3:23 pm Reply
  10. Ken

    Yeah, Like Daniel was saying… The Wyvern pilot was fully aligned… We didn't expect to catch him because he just had to hit warp while we jumped hic/dics in.

    Also… Look ma' I'm in the news again <3

    June 21, 2012 at 4:19 pm Reply
  11. ghgsd

    Their efficiency is shit because of that retarded ass wyvern pilot and the fleet they lost to BL./NC.

    June 21, 2012 at 5:56 pm Reply
    1. ghgsd

      and they lack any decent FCs

      June 21, 2012 at 6:39 pm Reply
  12. monk

    the rage is strong in these commentors…..

    June 22, 2012 at 2:30 pm Reply
  13. itsComing


    You deserve to go down with what you have done to previous alliances!

    Seriously, who would want to join these nubs?

    June 24, 2012 at 12:32 am Reply

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