The Minmatar/Amarr warzone has been eerily quiet the last few days—a stark change from the 50+ Amarr gangs we’ve seen roaming around during the week. Some have speculated that the quietness is due to Delve2012, considering that a large number of Fweddit’s pilots have Test Alliance mains.
However, as we took four systems July Fourth, and another yesterday with nearly no fight-back from the Amarr, it’s becoming clear that something else entirely is afoot.
Rumors have begun to fly, and with an influx of jump freighter sightings, odd fleet movements, and various Amarr groups flipping to the Caldari, it is now rumored that the Amarr are planning a mass exodus into Gal/Cal space in order to help the Caldari take higher warzone control tiers.
The plan actually makes sense. The Caldari are known for their rather absurd plexing power. Add that with the Amarr pvp numbers we’ve been seeing around, and the Gallente will be hard pressed to defend their space alone. Many more will probably jump ship and join the Minmatar, taking advantage of high warzone control tiers the Minmatar can provide for ISK making purposes.
We will then have a completely polarized warzone, with the Caldari controlling the Gal/Cal side and maintaining high control tiers, and the Minmatar controlling the Amarr/Min side with their own high control tiers. With ISK rolling in on both sides, the resulting Minmatar/Caldari warfront could be the biggest, bloodiest battlefield Faction War has yet to face.
Of course, time will tell what the entirety of their plan is, and how successful it is. An attempted cooperative effort of this magnitude would be impressive, but it could also backfire.