Things were pretty quiet this weekend. A lot of people were on vacation, and yet others were a little burned out from the past few weeks of pew, or had rl stuff going on.
Thursday, some Minmatar in a different time zone took out two Amarr systems. This brought the Amarr back down to 13 systems. (We went into Inferno with the Amarr owning 12 systems.)
Friday night was probably the most fun time of the weekend, pvp-wise. The Amarr’s numbers seemed to explode lately, with it not uncommon to see 2-3 gangs around totaling 50-60+ people. We had around a dozen, so we were avoiding their mob.
It was reported that there was a neutral gang in Amamake camping the Os gate, so we decided to go try to break it up. They were gone by the time we got there, but our FC caught a lone hurricane on belt 1. We all went in for the gank. (Because, a lone BC sitting on top belt Amamake isn’t bait or anything. ;)
The rest of another neutral gang came in shortly after, 6+ remote repping domis, several other BSses, a couple canes, and a damnation. We had around 12 or so BCs, and thought we were probably about to get rolled. Our FC at the time (TeaEarlGray HOT) started calling targets, and we dove into a rather intense battle.
We took down their two megathrons first, and then their other non-Dominix battleships. (Also, their canes.) We were somewhat amazed that we were able to burn through their reps. We had encountered remote-rep domi gangs in the past that were nearly impossible to penetrate.
We started on the dominix’s last, being sure to keep point on the damnation. We only had a few left, when the Amarr came in with at least 50+ pilots. Even as they arrived, the FC continued to call targets, but as our overview exploded, he eventually called it. Quite a few of us got out. In a slow dual plated cane I figured I was toast, but most of them were only jamming me so I just aligned and warped away.
I didn’t find out until after the fight that the neutrals we had been fighting were Goonswarm. I had assumed it was Heretics who live in Amamake and thought it was weird most of their gang wasn’t flashy red. Anyway, gf, gf.
The rest of the weekend was mostly boring. We jumped back up to warzone control tier 4 again, which was really no surprise. It only takes around a million LP to cap up from low Warzone Control Tier 3 –and a million LP can be easily farmed by one pilot in an afternoon of mission running. Warzone Control was pretty low this week, dropping to the mid tier-3 level, but this was also not surprising. After reaching warzone control 5 last weekend, a lot of pilots cashed out their lp. It makes sense that after a warzone control 5 rush, there will be a week or two where things readjust again. I wouldn’t be surprised if we hit warzone control 5 again next week, especially if we maintain 59 or more systems.
Saturday and Sunday were mostly quiet for the Minmatar. The Amarr camped our station in Kourm for quite a while with a massive fleet of pilots, but most of us were AFK or playing Diablo and didn’t really notice.
We also took two more systems Friday and Saturday, leaving the Amarr with 11 systems –the lowest number of systems they have owned since I can remember.