The Last few months have been very eye opening, as Amarr Militia veterens who were once thought to be hardened warriors have been reduced to the ranks of whining, sniveling juveniles. In an uprecedented show of tears--rivaling even those of the ongoing Hulkageddon--the Amarr have literally bathed the streets of their abandoned home systems with a salty flood of incompetence.
"My cup runneth over....with Amarrian tears." Minmatar FC Loryanna once commented in the days leading up to Inferno, seeing the destruction lying in his fleet's wake.
The Minmatar's reaction to the Amarr's childish outcries has ranged from mild annoyance to outright disbelief. Some, who previously held many Amarr in high regard as fellow militia warriors, now merely look upon them in disgust.
Annah Kitheran, Minmatar FC and strategist, revealed a starteling revelation when addressing Minmatar forces late Wednesday evening. After briefly discussing Amarrian plexing schedules and strategy surrounding the defense of several systems, he noted, "it is now my belief that the Amarr militia is made up primarily of school-age children." He further explained his theory, going over the rigorous plexing schedules upheld by many Amarr during certain daytime hours--followed by extreme fall-offs which can be logically deduced to betime constraints.
Overall, the Amarr strategy has been lacking over the past few weeks--and it has taken it's toll on the warzone as their space has quickly shrunk to a fraction of it's original size.
- Instead of fortifying and defendinging outlying constellations -- systems the Minmatar would have had a much harder time holding on to and taking, the Amarr struck at the heart of the Minmatar stronghold, wasting valuable time and resources and barely making a dent in Minmatar defenses.
- Instead of scouring the recruitment forums, taking advantage of a myriad of pilots eager to try Faction War, they babbled and rambled to anyone that would listen --begging CCP for help, blaming faulty mechanics for their downfall, and pointing accusatory fingers at the Minmatar.
- Instead of picking a warzone-based staging ground and focusing on it's defense --a strategy proven to work by the single Amarr corporation of Wolfsbrigade who refused to give up Kamela, and now have a key base of operations deep within Minmatar space --the bulk of the Amarr high-tailed it to the relative safety of non warzone systems.
In the midst of all this cowardice, the Amarr have attemted to paint a picture to the rest of EVE of an elite, underdog Amarrian force, overpowered by the tyrranical regime of Minmatar bullies. In a post truely made up of "lies and tears" on Sovereignty Wars, Amarr pilot Almity attempts to portray his corporation as an elite small group depending on the advanced tactics of 'guerrilla' warfare. Those with any knowledge of Amarrian fighting tactics would quickly see through his claims of reluctance to "fight Late Night head to head" and eagerness to instead fight the Minmatar in "ones and twos..." knowing that the Amarr cry triumph in easy ganks, and become skittish around anything resembling even numbers, crying 'blob.'
The Amarr have also attempted to appear unbiased in their concerns over Inferno game mechanic changes --claiming that their concerns are for the good of all Faction War, and have nothing to do with their own political agendas. However, looking back to the days when the Amarr tended to run heavier then the Minmatar, and boasted more organized fleets and numbers, we see a very different set of opinions then they now carry. Amarrian pilot Shalee Lianne even spoke back then of station lockout as being "no horrible thing really," claiming that "those of us who have been there [in FW] forever would adapt."
She also says in the same thread that "I do think it could be interesting having to move your stuff around like that, and also plexing would become hard core then because people would want to force occupancy changes. Imagine forcing pilots of Huola or Auga to relocate. That'd be kinda awesome actually."
As soon as the tables turned, and her militia was suddenly struggling to keep up with the growing Minmatar threat, suddenly this same game mechanic was some sort of CCP induced travesty that would cause Faction War to completely "suck."
However, amidst the sauna-like fog induced by dozens of Amarrian hot heads shedding scalding tears, a lone ray of hope shines for the Amarr in the form of a band of unlikely pilots. Formed from players who regularly talk through Reddit, Fweddit originally started as a mob of Ibises, lol-ing there way around the warzone.
While initially amused at the noobness of these pilots, and the relative novelty of their play style, Minmatar attitudes toward Fweddit are slowly starting to borderline toward respect. As more and more Minmatar are lost in Fweddit engagements, it is obvious this 'swarm' is quickly starting to gain momentum and experience.
Says Late Night member and Minmatar pilot Hans Jagerblitzen, "These guys [Fweddit] have numbers and organization. All they need is pvp experience, and at this rate they're going to get it quickly. It won't be long before they are a serious force to be reckoned with."
Claims that Fweddit are the most "enjoyable Amarrians to fight against" is a sentiment regularly shared over Minmatar coms, and many are hopeful that as Fweddit grows in both numbers and skill, they will someday represent the worthy opponent that the Minmatar long to have the pleasure, and challenge of fighting against.