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The following battle report sums up pretty much what went on in the Stain region during the last week. It is written from a C0VEN perspective – so read up, enjoy the videos and feel free to add up in the comments.

Backstory

Back in November, when we were still mostly fighting in Esoteria, Raiden. alliance launched a series of attacks on our high-end moon in T-8 (one of C0VEN’s home systems in Stain). After few unsuccessful attempts (like this one: http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_related&kll_id=14995128), they finally managed to secure it on November 17th. As I mentioned before, we were a bit occupied at that point so we went with ol’good “we didn’t want that high-end anywayz” for a time being.

Reader should know that in the last few weeks, we strengthened ties and cooperation with our long time friends from BUFU, Desman Alliance and pwn-O-graphy, as well as made some new friends – ex-ROL alliances No value. and Enemy . Unknown. All that will prove instrumental in the following events.

In the meantime out future allies, Enemy . Unknown, lost one of their titans after DDing a Raiden. carrier that was repping the POS (http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=15418484).

However, earlier this week, once we dealt with more pressing issues, we decided that enough is enough and started to attempt to regain what was ours (while getting good fights in the process). Raiden. was kind enough to time the POS for our mutual prime time (they being mostly UK TZ while we are mainly CE) so epic fights were bound to happen.

Day One: Sniper Nagas versus Zealots

Our first attempt on December 10th was, to put it in scientific terms, a major fuck up caused by a few personal mistakes, terrible choice of fleet setup, and very effective self-bubbling. We managed to swiftly lose about 6b in Tornados and Nagas (along with some pride). POS was repped and reinforced again (once victors left the field), setting up another battle for prime time on December 12th.

KB: eve-kill.net/?a=kill_related&kll_id=15469753
BRDOC: dog-net.org/brdoc/?brid=15007

Day Two: AHACs versus Foxcats

But every cloud has a silver lining! This underperformance made our dear friends from Raiden. a bit overconfident. We, however, proceeded to fuck things up and failed at 1st grade math level and called the CTA 1 hour after POS came out of reinforced.

Raiden. had no problem of that sort and jumped in on time to camp us in station. However, that happened to be not so bad since we saw Raiden.’s setup (Navy Apocs with some T3 and triage carriers) and were able to adjust. Decision was made that No value and Enemy . Unknown, who were mostly already in space, will stick to LR Nagas while C0VEN, BUFU and PWN69 will fly get an Armor T3/AHAC fleet ready.

Raiden., not knowing about our timing fuck up and with morale boosted by their last victory, were merrily sitting on undock range with 5 triage carriers and about 35 Navy Apocs + some support. After A-Fucking-Forever™, we finally got everyone to log in and undocked with superior force, popped carriers but failed to bubble Apocs (who mostly managed to escape). While our AHAC’s were too tanky to get harmed, Raiden. managed to kill some Nagas when our No value and X-COM inc friends decided that sitting at 150km is for pussies and went in balls deep to use close range ammo. 😉 Also, due to all the time it took for us to undock, POS got repped once again before we managed to force Raiden. off the field. We obviously reinforced it once again (as well as bubbled it, trapping a titan inside to make sure that the next time they won’t pass without a major fight).

KB: eve-kill.net/?a=kill_related&kll_id=15491718
BRDOC: http://dog-net.org/brdoc/?brid=15015

At that point it was 1-1 and both sides were obviously hungry for more good fights.

Day Three: AHACs versus Hellcats/Rokhs

POS was leaving reinforced at 18:56 ET (we checked 11 times 😛 ) so, after asking our friends for further assistance, we started to gather on a station. Sadly we had no intel on enemy setups until the very last moment so we stayed docked to keep our options open. At first we didn’t even know if the enemy would show up, but once we got reports about a fleet called “being dicks in the south”, we kinda knew that we are about to get blobbed. 😉 Still, up to about 18:50 we had no eyes on enemies other than a few Raiden. and TEST cynos in local.

Once POS came out of reinforced,  we got intel about 20+ Out of Sight. Tornados on their way to T-8 and saw Raiden. fleet ( 40+ Abaddons with Guardians and T3 support + about 70 people) jumping in and warping to the station. We had about 50 Nagas in space as well as 100 people docked up.

At that point we knew that TEST and PL were also coming (1st supers and carriers began to cyno in on the POS) but took a wild guess that they may not be 100% ready yet. FC ordered to jump into Armor T3/AHACs and 30 seconds later we were in space ready to brawl with Raiden.

Enemies were, however, more ready than we thought and a few seconds after our undock, TEST LR Rokh fleet cynoed in at optimal (40+ Rail Rokhs with another 40 tackers, logistics and battlecruisers, as well as a few scorpions). FC gave the order to not aggro but since we seemed to not get alphaed, we burn towards Raiden.’s BS fleet (we had to circle around station) while getting rid of tackle and few badly positioned Guardians. No value and Enemy . Unknown Nagas warped in a few seconds later and Raiden. ships started to pop quite quickly while our tank was more-or-less holding.

Our enemies seemed quite surprised by our undock and started calling for reinforcements. More and more carriers and motherships cynoed in on the POS but none of them showed up on grid yet. Out of Sight. were nowhere to be seen.

At this point our Armor fleet was pretty much on top of the Abaddons and TEST decided that they weren’t doing enough damage from the distance, so they switched to CR ammo and burned towards us. That quickly proved to be a good choice since our Zealots – target painted and webbed by numerous frigates – started to die one after another (those Vigils man… nerf plox). We weren’t idle either – almost all of Raiden.’s Guardians were dead so they decided to cut their losses and left the field leaving TEST Rokhs at 20-30 km away from us.

With Raiden. off the field, our ships pretty much stopped falling out of the sky while the TEST fleet got quickly bubbled, webbed and proceeded to die very, very quickly. They held the field for a few more minutes, burning away and clearing tackle. Finally, Out of Sight. showed up with 20 Tornados at 150-200km but at that point only 3 or 4 Rohks were left on field while others managed to warp out. They obviously weren’t able to do anything anymore and warped out after 1 or 2 shots.

While the fight was raging on, about 20 motherships and 40 slowcats got into the system but with most of the support fleet dead, they decided to not drop them on the grid. We obviously couldn’t field caps of our own to match those numbers so we decided to pass on attacking the POS yet again and stayed on the station waiting for carriers to show up there (which never happened) . Some people switched to a Noctis and we started to loot and salvage the field while writing “gf” in local and being at docking range.

We obviously got bored quite quickly and started to hunt those Tornadoes but were hardly successful and, after one of the attempts where we managed to bubble ourselves 200km from the POS and lost 2 Lokis to sentry drones for a price of 5 Tornados, we went back to the station.

On top of that, we got intel that the enemy was gathering another subcapital fleet (200 men, mostly Navy Apocs) to support their capitals so we called it a day.

KB: http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_related&kll_id=15502768
BRDOC: http://dog-net.org/brdoc/?brid=15017

Many thanks to BUFU, PWN69, Desman Alliance, Enemy . Unknown and No value, as well as our dear enemies from Raiden., TEST, PL and Out of Sight. for these wonderful evenings and epic fights. See you all in space soon!

– Edited by Data. Corrections by Julius

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63 Comments

  1. Father Gabriel

    come one to every little skirmish a battle report …. is this a joke?

    December 17, 2012 at 1:35 pm Reply
    1. Robar

      LOL
      Coven & Pets vs TEST, Raiden. PL & Pets = little skirmish

      December 17, 2012 at 2:16 pm Reply
    2. 30 bil lost over three days, yeah definitedly a "little skirmish"

      December 17, 2012 at 2:41 pm Reply
    3. Lamar

      So I guess everything under 400 in local is basicly a bitchslap?

      December 17, 2012 at 4:28 pm Reply
  2. Goonion

    The HBC is very brave when fighting little tin pot alliances that no one has ever heard of.

    December 17, 2012 at 1:55 pm Reply
    1. SgtSimons

      you must be new to this game to not know Coven

      December 17, 2012 at 3:07 pm Reply
      1. Rumbler

        Just to clarify to our newbie friend, Coven is one of the pretty bad alliances who think they're the boss.

        December 17, 2012 at 8:30 pm Reply
        1. SgtSimons

          sorry that title is reserved for test and goon, coven has proved time after time it is a great alliance

          December 20, 2012 at 12:27 am Reply
    2. Smiling Joe

      I smell a hisec and/or carebear troll. Anyone who PvPs knows the politics of the game and all alliances worth mentioning.

      December 17, 2012 at 9:37 pm Reply
  3. Santa little helper

    everyone has heard of coven you idiot —–> goonion <—-

    but i agree this is totally pointless article and its 100% an unfair fight but BUT i give credit to coven that they still fight above and beyond their capabilities.

    December 17, 2012 at 2:25 pm Reply
    1. Goonion

      All I know of Coven is that they only ever PvPed with neuts in stain cos they weren't good enough to join in any of the more important fights. As for the HBC getting a kicking from these nubs… well I look forward to whelping the HBC into the ground.

      December 17, 2012 at 2:33 pm Reply
      1. Random CFC Grunt

        This is where you're wrong! They were good enough to join in "any of the more important fights", It's just that they were too good for that. After all, ganking people and doing missions in Stain is reserved only for the highest echelons of Eve elite!

        December 17, 2012 at 3:10 pm Reply
      2. huh

        HBC F1 pusher???

        December 17, 2012 at 4:42 pm Reply
      3. Lamar

        I'm sure they d love to fly for 5+ regions to bash some sov structures, just noone wants them to :(
        Sad story indeed!

        December 17, 2012 at 4:45 pm Reply
    2. Jesus Loves You

      What unfair fight? Looks to me like PL+pets pretty much won one fight but lost the other two, despite the numeric advantage.

      As I said below (or above heh), won't be long before a cry goes out for help and PL starts hell camping another NPC station. Apparently that's hilarious and "gute fites".

      December 17, 2012 at 2:59 pm Reply
  4. Jesus Loves You

    Won't be long before HBC calls on all their friends to "evict" Coven from Stain!

    December 17, 2012 at 2:30 pm Reply
    1. Lamar

      lol, that d be hillarious 😀

      December 17, 2012 at 4:40 pm Reply
  5. Random

    Another movie from day 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysUJ7WfhuaA

    Only regret is we didnt have more dictors 😀

    December 17, 2012 at 3:14 pm Reply
  6. Raiden CEO

    T-8 Is the Best good fight generator we have had on a long time :) Mostly sub cap fights, but some escelations have happened :) like when x.com lost there titan :)

    December 17, 2012 at 5:41 pm Reply
    1. [C0VEN]Julius Sept

      Indeed – that POS is worth its volume in Technetium as a gf generator :)

      Too bad this report is p. terrible and sometimes outright wrong (2nd battle was nothing like it). I wrote more detailed BR earlier, but then decided to not send it to EN24 and kept it for alliance use only, since we aren't big fans of chastbeating. Sadly one of our silly trolls decided to write this piece of wank :(

      I guess I'll send that extended version and ask for an update.

      Julius

      PS. When it comes to that titan, they lost it few days before being blued by us if I'm not mistaken. Still something that should have been mentioned in text like that I guess.

      December 17, 2012 at 6:10 pm Reply
      1. Troll roll

        Why the damage control, mate?

        December 17, 2012 at 8:22 pm Reply
        1. [C0VEN]Julius Sept

          What damage?

          BTW – thx to site management for updating it o/

          December 17, 2012 at 8:37 pm Reply
    2. Goonion

      Ok so lets recap.
      No one knows who Coven is and no one knows who Tests most useless scrub Raiden is.
      Summary complete.

      December 17, 2012 at 8:24 pm Reply
  7. And the avatar?

    Conveniently you forgot to mention about the Avatar that got killed after doing a drive-by on RDN carrier repping the T-8 POS. http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=154
    Seems that he has been kicked by X-Com since.

    December 17, 2012 at 5:43 pm Reply
  8. Goonion

    Ok so lets recap.
    No one knows who Coven is and no one knows who Tests most useless scrub Raiden is.
    Summary complete.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:17 pm Reply
  9. Man bear

    Why didn't you include this complete fuckup in your three days of thunder report?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ft926hRZXJ4

    Your choice of ships against that fleet was one of the dumbest things I've seen for a long time, your support choice is idiotic, and the only thing that saved you from even more disgrace is the fact that you fought an even more moronic bunch – TRIBE.

    I mean, if you lose to Tribal band, how bad can you be?

    December 17, 2012 at 8:26 pm Reply
  10. Checkmate endgame

    Another Thunder Day fight just in: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ft926hRZXJ4

    Witness Coven at its best, against one of the worst pvp alliances in game.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:51 pm Reply
    1. Prop Bros

      Wow. Just wow.

      I wonder what devilry got possession of the C0VEN FC wanting to drop a short range slow fat fleet with almost nonexistent support on that fleet? One of the dumbest choices I've seen for a long while.

      December 17, 2012 at 9:12 pm Reply
      1. Secret pig

        That they didn't lose that carriers was only because TRIBE is perhaps even worse than coven.

        December 17, 2012 at 9:19 pm Reply
      2. xsysk

        Hell I was with Sysk and once in a great while we would hold the field against c0ven/SE (even with SE!), it happens man. Good on Tribe. Don't mean shit though in the long-term.

        December 18, 2012 at 3:40 pm Reply
    2. Player 413225511

      After seeing this welp, it's hard to take this coven chestbeating and this "3 days of thunder" very seriously. What a bunch of pubbies.

      December 17, 2012 at 9:17 pm Reply
      1. Lamar

        Hardly a chestbeating tbh.
        From what I can see those are really nice battlereports. Especially the last one.

        December 17, 2012 at 9:43 pm Reply
    3. anonymous

      1 fight, after six months of being raped constantly day by day and losing tons of isks in carriers 😀
      how many carriers did you lose to this day ? 40 ? 50 ?
      will not even say of whole fleets dead in HIX

      December 17, 2012 at 9:40 pm Reply
      1. HBC Bear

        What? Who are you talking to? Don't you agree that was one of the worst ideas ever from you guys?

        December 17, 2012 at 9:43 pm Reply
  11. RANDOM COVEN DOWN

    C0VEN NAJLEPSZY ALIANS KURWO!

    December 17, 2012 at 9:35 pm Reply
    1. Random Bufu Pilot

      Bufu best corp kurwo !!!

      December 17, 2012 at 10:01 pm Reply
      1. Znaffffca tematu

        Keranto best pet director

        December 17, 2012 at 10:02 pm Reply
        1. Znaffca

          Ale on niewie ze my wiemy ze on jest Pet Dictorem

          December 17, 2012 at 10:05 pm Reply
          1. Cyno alt

            BUFU is c0ven cyno alt corp

            December 18, 2012 at 8:22 pm
      2. BUFU Pilot Response

        O bosze /o …. centrala sie wam kurwa znudziła trole? :P:P

        December 18, 2012 at 12:34 pm Reply
  12. Binky

    It's good to see that even in HBC/CFC "all blue" null-sec there still are people proud enough to play their way instead of succumbing to conformity as pretty much everyone else – even at cost of their sov… Keep fighting you crazy Polish/Russian bastards!

    December 17, 2012 at 9:37 pm Reply
    1. Binky's bro

      It woudl be even better if they wer good at this game

      December 17, 2012 at 9:41 pm Reply
    2. Observer

      Actually, c0ven is not just Polish/Russian anymore, they merged with Romanian Legion which had Romanians and some english speaking dudes.

      But the fact is, that c0ven are heroes. Fighting megapowers using tactics and outsmarting, it is a challenge that this game is offering. Of course very few people have the balls to accept such challenge, because being fag HBC member is so much easier.

      I wish c0ve recaptures Esoteria one day, they deserved it back in 2009, they will deserve it again… unlike fags like INIT who gain space by switching sides.

      December 18, 2012 at 9:18 am Reply
  13. erkek

    forever c0ven
    0/

    December 18, 2012 at 12:52 am Reply
  14. Random Test Pilot

    if tests dont want to be completly retards they should remove coven from stain now.
    test&PL is so fucking humiliated now.

    December 18, 2012 at 7:10 am Reply
    1. Prop Bros

      I pity those guys who live in period basis and delve… too many surprises of the pants-down type coming in all the time.

      December 18, 2012 at 9:21 am Reply
  15. RDN Grunt

    Day one video (RDN AHACS vs C0VEN T3s) here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEjhiJHisuQ

    Btw, the article doesn't mention a couple of lost C0VEN Dreadnaughts (when they tried to RF the POS just before DT, a couple of days ago). http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_related&kll_id=15

    December 18, 2012 at 8:37 am Reply
    1. Covert coven

      OFC the article is selective, but we also left out other wins that we won.

      December 18, 2012 at 11:54 am Reply
      1. Another titan plz

        Well, I thought 4 lost Dreads was something worth mentioning. I'm guessing that after losing a titan on that POS, 10bil lost is not a big deal any more. 😛

        December 18, 2012 at 1:05 pm Reply
        1. Coven for all

          We can afford those easily. Mnay of our membs have personal titans. Coven is much stronger than you think

          December 18, 2012 at 3:10 pm Reply
          1. donttalkbackto-a-

            C0ven puts up a good fight, but it's not any stronger than anyone thinks. C0ven is a small roaming alliance, always has been. There is no lack of respect in this, it's just how it is.

            December 18, 2012 at 11:54 pm
          2. Covered Titan

            log them in then 😀

            December 19, 2012 at 7:40 am
    2. T-8 Citizen

      U r an idiot you cant read No Value is not c0ven, they have their own agenda…

      December 18, 2012 at 12:48 pm Reply
      1. nerf hotdrops

        Let me apologize for being such an idiot. It's not like you're blue or sth. Its' neither like they were trying to RF the same POS the article mentions (and the one you've been trying to get for about a month now).

        Didn't want that Dreads / Titan anyway. XD

        Cheers!

        December 18, 2012 at 1:09 pm Reply
        1. Random

          You are right x.com no value fly with C0ven and have some common obiectives but they are not C0ven. Details are everything :D. No reason to call any1 idiot thou.

          December 18, 2012 at 2:11 pm Reply
    3. [C0VEN]Julius Sept

      Since I wrote that piece on friday (that is before those dreads were whelped) I couldn't possibly include that information here :)

      December 19, 2012 at 2:32 am Reply
  16. TheStaafsak

    Made me laugh they had to call PL

    December 18, 2012 at 11:43 am Reply
  17. capsuler

    coven & pets??? coven isnt a pet? why no fight while esoteria campain?

    i'm so confused.

    December 18, 2012 at 2:21 pm Reply
  18. anonymus

    FC c0ven is for primary NIGHT R3AVER secondary MIKKER

    December 18, 2012 at 6:06 pm Reply
    1. YouNoob

      Yes Sherlock

      December 18, 2012 at 7:28 pm Reply
    2. good boy

      hehehe r u scary? good u should be: ]

      December 19, 2012 at 9:09 am Reply
  19. X

    I for one do enjoy the fights this moon generates. Regardless of who won or lost, a good battlereports are always a good thing. thanks for that.

    December 18, 2012 at 6:49 pm Reply
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