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His EVE journey show a very interesting “outside the box” approach to the game, PVE and the trade hubs, reason for which we invite you to pay a visit to his blog.

“We need more dudes in fleets!”, “In Nullsec keeping morale is everything!”, “If we believe we can win, we will!” I’m sure you are just as tired of this bullshit as I am. No one has a “morale” meter. They say low morale can be seen from bad fleet numbers. And what causes bad fleet numbers? Bad morale! You got it: bad morale causes low numbers which means bad morale. Also, I’ve never seen any useful guide to rise morale, that’s why there are embarrassing forum topics to “raise morale”.

“I’m 1/20th of a shitfit dread. I feel so useful now.” This is a quote from the TEST alliance forums from a member who just learned how the DPS of the bombless bomber he is flying relates to Dreadnoughts. In EVE every ship has a role and they excel in it, while fail in other roles, making every ship vulnerable to something else (except for unbalanced supercaps). Stealth bombers are great ships, they can decimate whole fleets in a bombing run. They can move undetectable, they can jump to covert cynos, they can light cynos and they can do many more. Grinding down multi-million HP Sov structures is not among them. Making people fly “siege fleets” has the same effect on their willingness to log in again as making them fly remote-repping Rokhs.

This isn’t a problem on its own until you get a Sov war. You can just grab your ship – whatever ship – and find a role for it. You can go on a frigate roam and kill things, having fun. Of course there are fights you cannot take, but frigs are good at running. No one will force you to run lvl 4 missions or attack smartbombing battleships with your frigs. But if you are in a Sov war, you have no options: you must destroy and rep multi-million HP structures. Failing to do so ends you up with no Sov, stations and POS-es. You can no longer choose your way of playing to your ships, you must choose your ships to the task. You can’t say “I won’t take this fight” without consequences like a frigroamer.

Of course you can choose to run LvL4 missions with 10 frigates. Probably can be done. Probably gives the most horrible ISK/hour one can imagine. Make people do it long enough and they stop logging in. You can of course try to persuade them with social manipulation and it can work for a day or two, but you can’t make someone log in again and again and again just to do something ridiculous like running L4s in frigates, remote rep in Rokhs or shoot SBUs in bombers.

But there is more: there is an amount of time one can spend in EVE without failing exams, losing jobs or finding out that his family left him a week ago. No amount of “fight for your bros” tribal drumming can change that. Time is a limited resource and if it’s wasted, it will be missing. Sure, you can make surges, typically after a longer period of time when nothing happened in game and people cut back on their playtime. If your exams are fine, you have enough days off work and spent every evenings with your family for weeks, you can afford to go nuts for a day or two and spend huge amount of time in a video game. Welcome to 1-SMEB, where TEST alone shown up in an unimaginable 1300-men force. Fast forward two weeks, your new exams are upon you and you studied nothing, your days off work used up and your wife is packing. You have to cut back on gaming, you have to use that little time efficiently.

“Morale” of TEST is great. People are posting happily, fleet coms are in cheering mood and everyone is having fun. But the numbers are still low because horrible amount of hours were wasted in bombless bombers. People are no longer capable of playing excessive amount, and in the limited amount of time you can fly only a few fleets. It is very possible that TEST members spend more hours in game a week than Goons. It just have no effect as the hours are wasted in bombless bombers. Similarly, look at SOLAR: they lost no members and corps over the year, you can’t show better proof for dedication of members. Yet they lost all their Sov. Seems “morale” did no good to them.

The side in the Sov war that is holding capital superiority is capable of saving its strength. Its pilots are participating in useful ops, they don’t have to play excessive amounts to get things done, so they can log in when needed, and can even afford to go nuts sometimes like doing a 3:00 AM alarm clock op. The side without capital superiority has to spend inhuman hours grinding structures and will eventually lose. To win, an alliance doesn’t need more drumming and even more embarrassing threads, but ISK for capitals.

– Gevlon Goblin

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89 Comments

  1. Fartolio

    Lol, Gevlon. CFC does not have capital superiority. Still they win.
    …oh, wait, CFC does not win and Test has them right where they want. I forgot. Despite lacking numbers. Despite lacking will to fight.

    For some reason Dotlan keeps having a bug and shoving Test SOV gains as losses. Bad, baaad Dotlan.

    July 25, 2013 at 1:46 pm Reply
    1. Flatliner

      cfc has cap superioty since n3 went back to fight solar hense why they are finnaly pushing into fountain. Dont kid yourseld

      July 25, 2013 at 3:44 pm Reply
      1. yoghi

        its how you look at things.

        in EVE CFC is outnumberred by far on supers

        in this war CFC is outnumberred by far on supers

        currently in fountain CFC has the upperhand in Supers.
        this could change as fast as N3’s and NC’s supers can cyno jump into Fountain. (and that’s like 15 minutes?)

        so in my humble opinion CFC is outnumberred by far.
        but nobody seems to be willing to help TEST anymore.

        July 25, 2013 at 4:53 pm Reply
  2. Gort

    On an ISK related note GoonWaffe was dumping large amounts of Metamaterials on the market undercutting the lowest selling price repeatedly yesterday. From the FA Alliance Update the CFC plan for the R64 Cartel was for them to hold all these items until the prices were significantly higher – suggesting that there was an immediate need for ISK.

    July 25, 2013 at 1:48 pm Reply
    1. Rob

      Or a smart business move. With metamaterials beginning to approach a peak, holding on to them for too long means you may increase supply too quickly dropping prices. once the peak balances, the prices will drop anyway. Now that fountain is for all intents and purposes “won”, it’s a good idea to shift some of the asses before the volume of stock exceeds a reasonable tradeable volume.

      I don’t know why CFC would “suddenly need ISK”. They’ve barely suffered any losses in the latest phase of the campaign as they are effectively uncontested.

      July 25, 2013 at 2:01 pm Reply
      1. Gort

        Perhaps you should log into the game and look at the “peak” before you post – engage brain before activating keyboard is always a good rule of thumb.

        July 25, 2013 at 2:12 pm Reply
    2. CFC Grunt

      This is for the upcomming Taxi services we need to provide after curb stomping your coaltions 10 minutes after the “fights”

      July 25, 2013 at 2:05 pm Reply
    3. Fartolio

      FA being known c*cksuckers, this might have nothing to do with the cartel?

      July 25, 2013 at 6:12 pm Reply
  3. CFC Grunt

    Seems Gevlon has zero understanding of Null sec once again.

    Solar members have nowhere to go but Solar.
    The reason is they are Russian and have deep burried hatred against some other Russian coaltions. / RA / LoD

    Morale is directly related to wins and losses.

    Test members aint retarded so stop trying to sell your bullshit to them, it only makes matters worse.
    Before the Fountain war test had around 1400 members in Fleets.
    Today they cant even seem to fill 1 fleet of 255 members.
    From 1400 members to 255 members on the field in 1 month…

    But it has nothing to do with Morale right Goblin ?

    I was there from the gutfights before the war and all the rapes in between, Test has lost any desire to defend Fountain otherwise there would be 1400 people in that fleet fighting.
    But its no fun when you curb stomped and you have incompetend leaders leading your alliance into the ground
    You think Test members are happy atm ?

    You think its fun when your alliance is about to get evicted from Null Sec ?

    You think this has no effect on the morale of each member ?

    You think they will fight for leaders that keep telling lies ?

    Test knows its game over and the members doesnt care anymore.

    How much beating can you get before you know its a lost cause ?

    If Test would be winning their morale would be “HODOR HODOR HODOR HODOR” and fleets would fill faster then you can put the fleet ad up.

    Beginning of the War – VFK in Juli –

    End of the war – empty fleets

    This is how wars begin and end.

    Your post is realy full of shit and you should stop trying to post things like this, it only adds salt into the already injured wounds of test.

    They have more problems then Fountain atm, their whole survival is getting put to the TEST 😛

    Only thing you should do is keep pumping ISK in the remaining pilots who are willing to fight.

    July 25, 2013 at 1:56 pm Reply
    1. Chiggy

      The one battle we had fourteen hundred members was 1smeb. That was because every person logged in for one battle. Even the entire CFC can not and has not ever fielded fourteen hundred in fleets in this entire war. That was an aberration.

      July 25, 2013 at 3:05 pm Reply
  4. DJ Bigcountry

    Wow , This is a first .. I mean dont get me wrong , I have laughed off most of your silly posts for the last couple of years , but this is just silly TEST propaganda… we get it , you joined TEST… Also I want to add if “MORALE” isnt a factor then why can CFC post multiple fleets over multiple timezones?? Dont they probably have the same RL obligations as TEST and friends ?? this is just non-constructive silliness … please stop it and go back to your usually silly..

    July 25, 2013 at 2:01 pm Reply
    1. qwesta

      Still drinking that kool-aid and sucking Mittens cock while he hands you your script for your show I see!

      July 25, 2013 at 2:06 pm Reply
      1. u seem mad.

        He’s just pointing out that attacking is harder than defending and that hasn’t stopped them from kicking your ass all over fountain.

        July 25, 2013 at 11:57 pm Reply
    2. Chiggy

      Morale plays a small part of it but I think time management plays a bigger component. There are more folks in the CFC than Test. We have always fought outnumbered. The CFC has more peeps so they can field more ships in all time zones. Its that simple. We are certainly motivated and with our leadership urging more fleets, things will turn around. It is very easy to be an attacker placing SBUs everywhere. It is easier to place an SBU. It is much harder to counter an already placed SBU. As CFC gains more sov, they will find out how hard it is too keep it with a determined adversary. And Test will not give up.

      July 25, 2013 at 2:58 pm Reply
      1. yoghi

        damn you sound like Gevlon.

        defending is much easier.

        you can install cyno jammer to prevent supers being dropped.

        towers with the correct amount of strontium helps the defender to pick fights in their dominant timezone.

        when a station gets reinforced you can decide on which time you want to fight. the attacker always has to show up to reinforce to the next level.(except the last timer ofc.)

        etc. etc.

        sure there are things more annoyying for defenders but it outweighs the stuff an attacker has to do.

        “As CFC gains more sov, they will find out how hard it is too keep it with a determined adversary. And Test will not give up.”

        then why don’t you attack all the sov CFC already has? dumbest argument ever.

        July 25, 2013 at 4:45 pm Reply
  5. anon

    so you found out that…
    … sov mechanics suck if you are not able to do the job with super fleets.
    … pvp when you want to pvp with what ever ship you want is fun
    … generaly doing what ever you want when ever you want is fun

    ever tested non sov 0.0 entitys?
    they dont have to fight if they dont want.
    no one can hurt them.
    on the other side they usually dont have ship replacement programms or such stuff.

    btw that was one of your best posts ever about pvp related stuff ^^

    July 25, 2013 at 2:10 pm Reply
    1. arkady

      and it was still a steaming pile of gooey mongoloid turd.

      July 25, 2013 at 2:28 pm Reply
  6. Guy

    The CFC doesn’t have capital superiority, but they have pretty much won the Fountain war. This pretty much contradicts your whole argument.

    July 25, 2013 at 2:11 pm Reply
  7. Dorrthrax

    I fucking love siege fleets. Bullshit on comms while importing torpedoes and gatecamping Karan. Beautiful.

    July 25, 2013 at 2:19 pm Reply
    1. Tim

      And SUAS singing!

      July 25, 2013 at 5:13 pm Reply
  8. Little Bee

    CFC has plenty of supers, i think they can almost match PL in super numbers, but not with N3+Test and whatever more alliance’s they have added.

    While CFC recruits players from day one to a minimum of 4 million SP, those “elite” alliance’s have a minimum of 20 million and often only if you own a cap or super cap.

    To much of a risk to put supers on the field when you can just field hundreds of bombers and 800 mega’s.
    Better safe those supers for when shit gets real.

    So far this war is a total joke.

    I expected so much more from this war, it just turned out to be a pretty wet fart.

    July 25, 2013 at 2:25 pm Reply
    1. OMGFTARD

      Again someone who doesnt realize cfc is more alliances then test and allies combined.
      If you cant match supers with all those alliances combined, then you should not bitch about it!

      July 25, 2013 at 2:50 pm Reply
      1. Little Bee

        Hey can you count a littlebit ?

        Check this out: http://raynor.cl/eve/coalition.php

        Still think CFC outnumbers you ?
        Come on i wait here for that responce.

        July 25, 2013 at 3:11 pm Reply
        1. Little Bee

          yes this is minus PL already, add PL to that list if they ever going to show up and its even more numbers in your favor.
          But you have to get those numbers in fleet tough ^^
          And for that you need to win a few battles to get that morale a little higher !!!
          But come on say it with a straight face the CFC outnumbers you !!!

          July 25, 2013 at 3:16 pm Reply
    2. Jerry

      Wow, your coalition of 40k can match an alliance of 2k when it comes to supercaps.

      July 25, 2013 at 4:47 pm Reply
      1. Tim

        Firstly, TEST borught a coalition too. They just suck is diplomacy so they didn’t stick around.

        Secondly TEST have 12k members alone a number of full time allies such a Tribal Band.

        Now that you’ve realised you;re losing though it’s time for the QQing. “You only won cos you did X, waaah”. At the end of the day we took action to win, you did not. Lose gracefully.

        July 25, 2013 at 5:12 pm Reply
  9. Dirk MacGirk

    Chalk another shit post up to The Gobtanni. Seriously man. Youre really fuxking bad when you step out of your knowledge base. Whatever that mught be since you seem to keep delving into sov war and nullsec issue so often lately.

    Morale is something that feeds on itself. Get some wins, show some progress and morale gets boosted. Shit, just have fun and even a loss can boost morale. But for the rank and file line member, victories and a sense of progress are what matters, not the ship you fly to do it. I’m a 110 million SP player who has no problem doing the grunt work to make progress. I have flown more siege fleets in bombless bombers than I care to admit, but if it is what gets the job done strategically, while denying the enemy’s backbone allies the fight they are looking for, then I’m on board. The point is that you don’t need to RF a tower in 5 minutes or a hub in 10 to keep up morale. In fact, most capital fleets are pretty boring. Whereas slow grinds with subcaps tend toward sitting around bullshitting and being a bit more social. But in the end, it’s all about getting the job done and moving ahead. It’s all about keeping your members getting in fleet long after your enemy has decided that trying to stop them is futile.

    Say what you want about TEST’s morale. Based on their fleets and willingness to defend their space and slow the CFC’s advance, the answer is quite clear: their morale is shot to shit, they simply don’t care anymore, or they are hoping a blueball defense will bore the CFC into leaving. I truly hope it’s not the latter because blueballing a sov defense doesn’t work. Ever. Believe me I know. I’ve been on the “getting the shit beat out of you side” to know it doesn’t work.

    In the end, sovwar or moonwar is all about morale and it doesn’t matter what ships you fly if you can keep the morale high. I’ll gladly take your space in a bombless bomber if you’ll let me. And you are. Morale is good and getting better because the morale of my enemy is cratering.

    July 25, 2013 at 2:28 pm Reply
    1. Spork Lover

      Also, measuring morale by mood of fleet attendees is a classic polling mistake. It’s not like measuring morale in the military or at a company where the participants in the activity are forced to be there regardless of morale.

      In EVE the folks who are dissatisfied simply don’t log in or don’t join fleets, meaning that polling the people who do actually join fleets is going to give you an incredibly skewed result.

      July 25, 2013 at 5:02 pm Reply
      1. Joseph Blade

        I think that’s an important point, unless it’s a -superduper important cta and you get kicked if you don’t attend for serious you guys- event, those people that do show up will have good morale. Anyone who doesn’t want to fight will not be showing up.

        I’ve seen this in a boat led capital fleet where 25% of the caps logged when he spoke up/wouldn’t drop a topic.

        now there’s morale for you. who cares what ship you fly

        July 25, 2013 at 5:07 pm Reply
    2. chuck snorris

      YOU cannot stop siege bombers unless you babysit each possible objective– thereby making a boring time for your babysitting fleets. If you enter a system that is being siege’d by bombers, they just black ops bridge to another spot that will take you 10 minutes to get to and possibly loose your entire fleet along the way to the wolf fleet or whatever the flavor is that night patrolling the links between objectives.

      Things like this break moral of the enemy…. Do you think it’s fun bashing structures with 70 bombers— no, its fun knowing it’s even worse for the enemy. That is what drives the fleet. The fact that the objective is being completed, that it is entirely inconvenient for opposition to try to defend it, and the fact that it can be done cheaply.

      July 25, 2013 at 8:24 pm Reply
  10. billy goats

    omg please never write about solar fleet again…you have absolutely no clue what a testament it is that they lost 0 members.
    Its the most stupid thing you have ever written on eve news, you really have no clue about this game at all…and im not saying that to troll,you really have no clue at all.

    July 25, 2013 at 2:53 pm Reply
  11. Craig Wallace

    The CFC fought for a month under the threat of PL and N3 supers, so the CFC grinded structures with bombers instead of supers. If your article is accurate, then why didn’t CFC morale drop during this period?

    July 25, 2013 at 3:16 pm Reply
    1. Xolve

      Remote-repping Rokhs… anyone else catch that.

      Holy shit Gevlon is a dumb faggot.

      July 25, 2013 at 3:29 pm Reply
      1. Dave The Rave

        Aye he is terrible and clearly has no fear of reaction from his posts, but still people read it and rage its so funny to read their rage filled posts that i often think goblin has won eve as this has to be the best troll eve has seen :)

        July 25, 2013 at 9:14 pm Reply
        1. totally random

          You really like the shinny replay button

          July 26, 2013 at 12:01 am Reply
  12. Bossniger

    Didnt read after I saw who wrote it m. If rather see mint chip videos than read your terrible shit

    July 25, 2013 at 3:20 pm Reply
    1. rah

      Even though her boobs are terrible :(

      July 25, 2013 at 5:06 pm Reply
      1. emes

        The fuck does that have to do with anything. Grow up.

        July 25, 2013 at 5:51 pm Reply
      2. Observer

        I’d do them

        July 25, 2013 at 5:58 pm Reply
      3. Titus Veridius

        You aren’t Chribba.

        July 25, 2013 at 6:14 pm Reply
  13. Jack

    You do know that the CFC flies those “bomberless bombers” more than test and we still fill those fleets and others? Don’t blame your poor performance/attendance on the fleets you’re using. That’s conclusion isn’t supported by facts. In fact, most of your musings on actual PVP or nullsec are unfounded.

    EN24 has got to do something about garbage articles like this.

    July 25, 2013 at 3:33 pm Reply
    1. Informer

      HE, the mighty Glevon Goblin (all bow to the king) does not like these bomberless bombers, therefor they are bad for morale. Don’t you dare question it. He knows, he’s a WoW veteran!

      July 25, 2013 at 5:18 pm Reply
    2. chuck snorris

      Yep that statement above is 100% accurate. CFC does bomb-less siege bombers EVERY NIGHT. We Grind and Grind and Grind. Greasy you should have asked the question “how does the CFC do this monotonous boring crap every night and keep good numbers?”
      …… We have faith in our leadership, we see the goal, We love to inflict pain, we are soldiers……
      I personally have been on the loosing side of things before, and I see in test what I saw in the end of my old coalition. Bloated, no solid leadership or possible infighting, poor fleet performances and numbers. And this is a huge one “relying on foreign powers to fight the war that you should be pushing at 100%, but barbarians have to do it for you.”

      July 25, 2013 at 5:53 pm Reply
      1. Dave The Rave

        “…… We have faith in our leadership, we see the goal, We love to inflict pain, we are soldiers……”

        This is either very gay or blatant roleplaying, either way you should be ashamed.

        July 25, 2013 at 9:11 pm Reply
  14. MinusOneReader

    What point were you trying to make, Gobbo? The only semi-coherent line of argument results in “an alliance [I presume TEST] needs ISK [for capitals] to win”. The rest of your *ahem* ‘article’ is so entirely lacking in consistent narrative as to be largely incoherent, though the tone, and connotation of your choice of words, suggest a good deal of frustration and resentment (colloquially ‘butthurt’) towards… I can’t honestly tell, it could be CFC, TEST, parts of those entities’ membership, a specific individual, all of the above or none, who fail to agree with whatever point it is you’re attempting to make.

    I read your ‘articles’ because I have a twisted fascination with watching wrecks in progress; I wince and cringe, feel bad for the people involved, question my humanity, but am compelled to keep observing. Previous efforts had something in common, regardless of how self-important, ego-driven, badly executed… instead of going on with negatives I’ll just use a simple superlative: they were great wrecks. What they had in common was simple, they made some kind of point in a more-or-less comprehensible fashion. This one isn’t a wreck, it’s a complete non-starter, nonsensical even, because it lacks a definable point.

    I was never a fan in the traditional sense, but at the very least I bothered reading for my own entertainment, but this just doesn’t do it for me. If you managed to alienate a reader like me, well… the less said the better.

    July 25, 2013 at 4:15 pm Reply
    1. Titus Veridius

      liar. You are going to read the next article. I can tell.

      July 25, 2013 at 6:12 pm Reply
      1. Dave The Rave

        Everyone reads goblin if only so they can bitch about the wasted time spent reading it, classic chicken and egg shit :)

        July 25, 2013 at 9:19 pm Reply
  15. yoghi

    Lots of Events in EVE have already proven you wrong.
    its really embarrassing to see how you seem to believe in your version of reality.

    the part about Morale is really important but has much more depth then you probably will ever understand (or anybody)

    after all if a pilot or an FC is shit no amount of supers will save youre sov.

    July 25, 2013 at 4:19 pm Reply
  16. Ming Tso

    Gevlon,

    Your friends in TEST love you. Thank you for making the decision to help us and bleed with us and die with us if necessary.

    And keep gorging yourself on the pages that these bitterposting faggots write to discourage you. Keep them hating. And keep shining. And Never Stop Posting.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtwJvgPJ9xw

    July 25, 2013 at 4:28 pm Reply
    1. Dirk MacGirk

      Keep shining? Oh for fuck sake. Well at least the gay community’s morale is still up

      July 25, 2013 at 4:31 pm Reply
      1. Ming Tso

        X up if gay

        x

        July 25, 2013 at 4:47 pm Reply
        1. Gay Dirk

          Shine on Ming. I’m just busting balls.

          Hugs

          July 25, 2013 at 5:33 pm Reply
        2. 0z0ned

          y.

          July 26, 2013 at 1:23 am Reply
      2. Tara Read

        I’m gay and for one can’t stand Goblin. Also X

        July 25, 2013 at 6:15 pm Reply
    2. Duh

      literally Dunning-Krueger

      July 25, 2013 at 7:54 pm Reply
  17. CFC Grunt

    its guys like this that makes big coalitions fall faster then a rock from the Empire State Building…
    Keep surounding yourself with people like this and you will see for yourself that you are in Hisec flying level 4 missions together with Goblin in No time !

    Bravo !!! Goblin Hi 5 !!! You are my shiney !! my hope in darkness !!! my little Pony !!!
    My SRP Hero !!! Your words mean more then a 1000 dudes in fleet !!! You lift our morale !!! Now pay for our supers so we can turn this war around !!!! VFK in August !!!!

    July 25, 2013 at 4:37 pm Reply
  18. Kent

    Goblin has done more good for the goon squad than every TEST ship we have blown up. Keep up the good work sir.

    July 25, 2013 at 5:10 pm Reply
    1. Dave The Rave

      Please explain this little nugget of bullshit

      July 25, 2013 at 9:18 pm Reply
      1. Kent

        No, proof of burden is on the challenger. Tell me how he has helped TEST or how he has hurt GoonWaffe in any way. ANY way. Bonus points if you stay on topic. Go!

        July 25, 2013 at 9:27 pm Reply
        1. Kent

          Fuck, you can’t take a joke either I bet. Burden of proof.

          July 25, 2013 at 9:30 pm Reply
        2. Guest
          July 25, 2013 at 10:24 pm Reply
          1. Kent

            I am not making a claim, I am making a factual statement.

            July 26, 2013 at 1:41 am
          1. Kent

            Yes I fucked this one up. Ah well, better luck next one maybe.

            July 26, 2013 at 1:42 am
  19. George Alexander Louis

    Excellent work, Agent Goblin. Word is former TEST co-CEO Fras is the latest in TEST leadership to head for the door. TEST have all but given up and would be smart to try and negotiate with goons to keep Delve because their ‘allies’ NCdot have made little secret of the fact that if Fountain falls, they intend to take Delve.

    July 25, 2013 at 5:49 pm Reply
    1. Chuck Snorris

      YEP! Test, bring your crayons and come to the table.

      We don’t hate you, we just had to swat you with a love tap.

      July 25, 2013 at 5:56 pm Reply
    2. Kent

      I doubt they will even put up a fight when we start negotiating how to split Delve up while they are still in it. I can’t think of anything more pathetic than TEST’s performance in this “war”.

      July 25, 2013 at 5:57 pm Reply
  20. Tara Read

    Can’t wait for Goblin’s replacement…. He’s not even posting coherent sentences let alone anything of merit when it comes to Eve.

    July 25, 2013 at 6:24 pm Reply
    1. Dave The Rave

      Which sentence isn’t coherent? They might be bad and poorly thought out but i would say all are coherent.

      Maybe you should learn to engrish go eat a dictionary and learn stuffs

      July 25, 2013 at 9:16 pm Reply
      1. tara read

        I’ll get right on cramming Webster in my mouth. Boy is he thick! @[email protected]

        July 25, 2013 at 10:37 pm Reply
  21. Little Bee

    We gave you a little spank as the little nasty brother you are, now go sit here and take a taquila, we have a renting empire to destroy in the east.

    First things first, we party, we get space rich again, and when winter comes we burn the east.

    Together we will rule the Galaxy, side by side, FOFOFOFOFOFO / HODOR HODOR HODOR / FOOFOFOFOFOFOFOFOF / HODOR HODOR HODOR.

    July 25, 2013 at 6:47 pm Reply
  22. Never Trust A Goon

    here are some excuse as to why were not winning, but by not winning were actually winning.
    delve next yay

    July 25, 2013 at 7:24 pm Reply
  23. Duh

    gf

    July 25, 2013 at 7:51 pm Reply
  24. Retarddown

    nulsec is just boring plain and simple the IQ level in test is retarded to say the least

    July 25, 2013 at 8:07 pm Reply
  25. GrouchyOldGamer

    There seems to be a direct link between this guy going back into TEST and them losing Sov.

    Mittens the clever bastard……

    July 25, 2013 at 8:12 pm Reply
  26. Please Mr Goblin, lead some mining ops, build test some dreads and drop them into action, or better yet, blow all your “vast” ammounts of isk on some supers and drop those.

    You know whats great for moral, capital welps, get on that shit!

    p.s. your still a clueless moron.

    July 25, 2013 at 8:29 pm Reply
  27. what is this shit?

    I like how he points out the moral argument is stupid because it uses circular logic, then goes out of his way to enforce the logic used to make the statements he tries to say are unproven. Do you even read what you type before you post ?

    July 25, 2013 at 9:51 pm Reply
  28. PLT

    Hi, we all knew TEST morale hit rock bottom the moment they let you in.

    Now go do something useful for a change.

    July 25, 2013 at 10:24 pm Reply
  29. zeekthegeek

    Morale isn’t a fucking game stat you autistic shit. It’s about how the players feel, not some in-game mechanic. God when I didn’t think Goblin could get dumber..

    July 26, 2013 at 12:36 am Reply
  30. Rusty Boon

    CFC has been seige bombing since day one of the war…. our numbers dont drop… your point is moot

    July 26, 2013 at 1:26 am Reply
  31. Inigo Montoya

    Geeze Gevlin.. WTF is this piece of dog feces? Morale isn’t low in TEST, we just don’t like flying bombers? Bull. CFC members have been on siege fleets since day one.

    TEST/PL/NC./N3/401k had Capital superiority since day one and eventually just got them dumpstered. Capitals did not guarantee morale or superiority. The TEST coalition lost, they had crap coordination and none of its members have ever shown they have stronger resolve than the CFC member alliances.

    Take some time and think before you write another piece like this garbage analysis.

    July 26, 2013 at 1:43 am Reply
    1. Justin May

      Lies

      July 28, 2013 at 12:27 am Reply
  32. CFCProlapse

    TEST Gevlon will save you!

    July 26, 2013 at 2:10 am Reply
  33. N3 Duder

    Hey Goblin… Shut up and get into fleets, and tell the rest of your sperglords to do the same – I’m sick of fighting for your space.

    July 26, 2013 at 4:54 am Reply
    1. CFC Grunt

      The Fountain war is over.
      The Delve war begins in a week er 2 / 3.
      N3 and CFC both have their eyes on it.
      Lady’s and Gentleman, please place your bets.

      July 26, 2013 at 10:10 am Reply
  34. Jesus Christ

    I am sure this dude is mittens alt.

    July 26, 2013 at 9:22 am Reply
  35. crysantos

    I gotta admit at least you don’t let us down – the same stupid articles with no clue about eve every fucking week as expected and no sign of improvement. Can’t stop liking all these comments here!

    July 26, 2013 at 1:02 pm Reply
  36. Modnocy

    Commentators, you are all morons… Read the article again until you understand; Gevlon is trying to divorce the issue of ‘morale,’ a circular-logic that can’t be qualified or quantified, from the real issue in Fountain (which is time management). Regardless of morale, pilots are not going to continue to fleet up for bomber SBU grinds when they never accomplish anything (impossible to hold the field against and conventional fleet that comes in to break it up). I have seen excellent morale in TEST; hell most alliances that have been on the loosing side of a war against the goons have crumbled by now, but TEST (with 12000 members) continues to fill fleets to fight the goons. TEST might not fill 4 fleets like 1-SMEB, but that was always unsustainable. Goons fill 2-3 fleets, which is proportionate to their numerical superiority, yet they continue to loose Megathrons and SBs to TEST BC fleets.

    BUT, it’s simply not possible to hold the field when TEST pays BL to drop 40 dreads and cynos in 300 additional subcaps. Its not a morale issue, its a numbers issue; there are a finite number of man-hours available, and goons have about 3x more man-hours available. Of course Goons can make bomber fleets to go shoot SBUs, because other guys are going to log in later for the Mega fleet and still other guys will log in after that for the next fleet. TEST does not have that luxury; thus time management is critical. Without capital superiority it simply takes too much time to counter SBUs, making it impossible to stop the SOV grind without capital support from TESTS allies. Unless PL or N3 provide the SC cover in fountain to allow TEST to helicopter their own Dreads and SCs around fountain and clean up the trash, goons will continue to walk slowly across fountain. TEST has been fighting a delaying action from the start of the war, waiting for the SC and capital support from allies pledged to fight against the goons. When (if, at this point) that comes, you will see a interesting war in fountain. Until then, you will see goon shitposting and TEST fleeting up to delay where possible.

    On the recent thefts:

    Of course there are a few internet (ie, no real repercussion) cowards that will make a grab-and-run; I’m sure there will be more thefts in the near future. But whatever they grab will continue to be replaced by TEST members. There’s already hundreds of POS production lines across 3 (ehhh, 2.5) regions that are retooled to replace the TEST_logi losses.
    TEST SRP ran dry and members donated over 100 billion in 2 days. SRP now runs faster then you can order a pizza.
    TEST_free was robbed, and 20 million m^3 was moved across 4 regions to restock the entire warehouse within a few hours.
    TEST line members continue to fill fleets to fight the Goons, knowing they are outnumbered 3 to 1 and probably can’t call in capital reinforcements or hold the field. Note, TEST STRATOPS (TEST has no CTAs) don’t rely on setting 100% taxes, attendance trackers, the threat of expulsion from alliance, etc.
    That is true strength and resilience, and it’s why TEST will endure. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the alliance contract if Fountain is lost and Delve in invaded, but I do believe TEST will endure.

    By the way, over the years I don’t know how many posts I’ve read lamenting about the downfall of null-sec, about the lack of migration from high sec to null-sec, and about how everyone and their mother looked forward to and wanted to fight in the ‘Great War’. TEST is standing up, outnumbered, to Goons and is the largest gateway for new players to get into null sec and experience what EVE is meant to be. Well, TEST is standing the line. They’re slowly being pushed back, because the sheer weight against them is nearly impossible to stop under the status quo. If you’re in a high-sec alliance, or a low-sec pirate, or a null-sec renter, or a new player who wants to be a part of EVE history, there’s still time. Alliances, start roaming GOON borders and reinforcing their tech / R64 posses outside of teh war zone, or contact a TEST diplo and get out here to shoot goons. New players, the TEST newbro is a vaunted member of every fleet who is showered with ISK and free ships (well, with free ships at least). Get involved, Get in, Kill goons

    Gevlon, excellent article.

    July 26, 2013 at 1:48 pm Reply
  37. val

    good article, I agree.

    July 30, 2013 at 6:32 pm Reply

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