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Ground Commander: Risk, Reward, and Risking the Reward – The Eve/Dust Connection

Leither Yiltron is a ground commander, planetary conquest coordinator, and a 2 year veteran of the Dust metagame. Check out his blog at his High Scores and Chess blog
CCP have gone through some iterations of what they “want” from the Eve-Dust link.
First it was that Dust players are …

Open Thread: How Poor TEST Alliance really is?

Here is something interesting, redditor 00000000011 posted on the social network the following leak and picture of the state of the TEST Alliance reinbursement program:
Dear TEST,
It’s been a fun few weeks as head of reimbursement. As you know we are “poor” and “unable to …

The Largest Expansion Yet in EVE Online

So, I was fondling my alt’s Bouncing Buddha’s the other day and I realised something. If only these Luscious Orbs were a tad bigger. I could swear CCP Games hear my prayers and delivered me a miracle!
Apparently, along with the Odyssey update, CCP sneakily increased the maximum Boob size of …

Nulli: An Alliance Decay or Resurgence?

A ping rang out from Lady Scarlet – Can someone tell Gorga to get his ass online, there is a matter of some importance. It was unusual to hear from her, a high level NC pilot. Something was up, something big. A few minutes we had our answer: Twitter spat out "BREAKING: S2N CITIZENS, …

Poetic Discourse: $9000

I really wish media outlets, when reporting on big EVE Online ship losses, would stop converting ISK to dollars.
It makes us look goddamned retarded as a community, as though we’re actually spending thousands of real dollars (pounds, pesos, euros, whatever) on single ships. We aren’t …

The Fundamental Nullsec Emptiness Problem…

Ali Aras had a very interesting take on intel and (AFK-)cloaking, but stopped a step before the really important conclusion. Let me summarize her post: in WHs you can control your entrances, in nullsec you can’t, since every ship can light a cyno pouring hundreds of enemies. To make it …

Nulli Secunda War Update expands on the Fountain War status…

Here is a pretty good war update from Nulli Secunda’s leader behalf, Progodlegend, read on as he pretty much give the lowdown on what has been going on during the last few weeks.
All of the station systems Sort Dragon dropped sov on and handed to the CFC have been recovered and are back in …

TEST War Update – Please Ignore

Boodabooda made a War Update for TEST Alliance, here it is:
First off, I apologize for the largely empty SOTA. I dicked it all up like a moron. In a way you le redditors can understand, I friendzoned you all. I’m not too proud to admit when I fuck up, and I’m working to actually try and …

Jester’s Trek: Riding the rails

More like day in the life, actually.  Someone bought all 3000 200mm Railgun IIs in Jita today, along with about 1400 250mm Railgun IIs.  The reason?  CCP Rise tweeted this:

Do the math and you’ll quickly determine that’s quite a bit more DPS than a 200mm Railgun Thorax …

The Retirement Club enters the Fountain Conflict

In what seems to be a true godsent to TEST Alliance Please Ignore, The Retirement Club recently announced their deployment against the CFC in Fountain. Things got way more interesting.
Greetings friends and lovers, to the Alliance July update.
We have a fair few topics to cover, but first, a quick …

* LIVE * The battle for PNQY-Y – Big Fight.

PNQY station exiting reinforce. Skirmishing happening already around the station. As usual we don’t promise anything, we could have either another Asakai or a big disappointment.

PNQY-Y DOTLAN

Rumor Box: Quickies…

Cult of War leaves The Spire

Cult Of war has had a meeting with the Leadership of N3 and decided to pull out of The Spire, leaving the region unportected and the way clearr SOLAR FLEET and its allies to take over.
SOLAR FLEET
Speaking of SOLAR FLEET, they have had a busy month, up to 36 systems …

Alliance Tournament XI: Prize ships and More

Well hello there capsuleers!

It is time for the anticipated update on the upcoming Alliance Tournament XI. More specifically on the prize ships for this years tournament which are simply put, amazing. This time around these special edition ships are from the Angel Cartel and for the first time …

Jester’s Trek: More than one MFer had a mouth

By now, you’ve probably read the story or heard about what happened.  And if you haven’t, there are versions on both EVE News 24 and TMC.  As always, I’ll start with a short version of events but I really kinda want to talk about the bigger picture, too.
On Sunday …

TEST Alliance gets a well deserved scolding from AlphastarPilot

In case you don’t know who he is, Alphastarpilot is one, if not the youngest FC’s in game, he used to FC for Thorn Syndicate, now he resides in TEST Alliance and is in my opinion one good fleet commander.
What’s interesting here is a one on one TeamSpeak conversation on how fleet …

I Was There: A July Night in Fountain

The following below is a first hand account by Colonel NiF of Tribal Band of one fleet in Fountain around 07:22 EVE time on July 10th.
 
The operation started off with our two-hundred man fleet consisting of members from TEST, N3, and Tribe landing on the field in KCT-0A surrounded by …

Ground Commander: Fac War – The Missing Niche

Leither Yiltron is a ground commander, planetary conquest coordinator, and a 2 year veteran of the Dust metagame. Check out his blog at his High Scores and Chess blog
This one I’ll keep short. Hell, who am I kidding? Buckle up it’s going to be a substantial ride.

Dust 514 obviously …

CSM8 Status report – Week nine

So, CCP holiday time has started in earnest, and it didn’t help of course that there was a U.S. holiday this week as well.  As a result, there wasn’t a whole lot happening this week.  For my own part, I had a work-related project mid-week that limited my EVE Online …

Capsuler gets Tackled, Forced to sing, Ends up with 900mil on his wallet…

Corp Tempest legion tackled a Hurricane in lowsec and held him and told him to come on to our teamspeak and sing some songs or die and be podded. We ended up sending him isk amounting to ~900 million isk because someone sent 500 mil isk instead of 50 mil isk.
Here is a recording of the singing …

TEST Alliance CEO Update – Please Ignore.

I won’t be posting the SOTA since it’s Monday and if you are to spend the best part the Monday morning listening to internet spaceships C-SPAN, then you got a serious problem and should rethink your life. Instead here is the TEST Alliance CEO Update.

Listen my children and you shall …

Dust Mercs: New Battle Contracts.

Dust 514 is innovative in many ways; its connection to a PC MMO, the level of depth in character building, and its overall ambition. In many ways however, it is far from being original or compelling. One of such areas that Dust 514 is lacking is the battle contracts, or “game modes” it …

Fiddler’s Edge: In Harm’s Way

Given the number of players in the system and the degree of TiDi encountered by players on the ground, it’s not surprising that neither side chose to deploy their back-up fleets. Clusterfuck Coalition (CFC) has justifiably claimed victory based on the number of Test Alliance Please Ignore and …

*Updated* Pandemic Legion gets AWOX’d

Tonight in what might have been the most expensive AWOX’ing of all time, Pandemic Legion had THIS:

Yes you read that right. Two Aeon’s, eight Nyx’s, one devoter, two Atron’s, a Kestrel, and last but not least A GOD DAMN REVENANT:

All this happened in the Odamia low-sec …

A Hitchiker’s Guide to Black Legion.

Introduction
“What manner of men are these who are of the Black Legion. They are firstly all volunteers, and are then toughened by hard trolling. As a result they have that infectious faith and that offensive mindset which comes from psychopathic illness. They have jumped into combat with no …

Scrambled Eggs in J5A-IX (Fountain)

At 10:30am EVE time, on July 5th, the combined forces of TEST Alliance Please Ignore and the N3 have killed a CFC Station Egg in the system of J5A-IX, which is one jump out of the CFC staging system of B-DBYQ. These station Eggs cost approximately 25 billion isk to buy, and thus losing one is a …