Last night, for the first time in quite a while, the Huola area was heralded on Dotlan as being the most dangerous system in EVE, with well over 175 ships killed within a 3 hour period.
Was it a massive fight over a long-held system? Nope. It was just for fun, and not a single one of the major engagements happened inside of a Faction War plex.
I could go into the details of who brought what, and who held the field during which engagement. We lost some, we won some. At the end we leroyed into a situation where the odds were unwinnably stacked against us. I might have grumbled about the suicide a little on coms, but I admit I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’d much prefer flying with a crazy FC who jumps at the chance to kill ::allthethings::, than a risk adverse twinkle toe FC who only fights in perfect conditions.
The important thing is that fun was had by all, and the fact that our hostile overview was twice as long as our friendly overview was good for a few giggles.
Was there smack by our side against Fweddit for bringing 6 blackbirds and other ECM? I’m sure there was. Did Fweddit whine back? I’m sure they did. The inevitable stream of “you brought this when we only brought this” and “you shipped up” or “you shipped down” or “you brought X” was…well…inevitable. I’ve found the act of simply banishing my local channel to a small icon on my neocom to be rather therapeutic.
Earlier in the evening a fight broke out between Late Night and out inter-militia wardec with Damon—whatever their name is. There were several Ushra’Kahn on field that also got thrown into the mix due to the fact they were providing logistics. Apparently, a rather expensive Ushra’Kahn Loki piloted by the Ushra’Kahn CEO himself was destroyed by Late Nighters the night before, but oddly enough there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of friction between LNA and Ushra’Kahn. They protect their pets, and we shoot them if they’re protecting their pets, but overall there are some cool peeps in Ushra’Kahn and we have no intentions of wardeccing them as far as I know. In fact, I think we still fleet with them on occasion. What an odd world Minmatar militia politics are!
Speaking of wars, we have over twenty now, several of which are mutual. We were the target for the Dec Shield thing which has sadly not resulted in anything more to kill. Even the pvp corps who join that thing to get easy highsec kills steer clear of us, as I haven’t seen a single soul in our neck of the woods.
We did find out something fascinating. Did you know, if you repair your OWN alliance’s POS, you get an aggression timer to all your own alliance’s wardecced parties? It was somewhat amusing when I moused over the aggression timer and this huge list of all our wardec corps/alliances showed up…
That means that after repairing your own pos, your wartargets can now freely aggress you in highsec/lowsec for 15 minutes. I’m just going to let you think about that one for a few minutes….lol
Anyway, I have the suspicion that we’re in for some good pew pew in the upcoming days from a variety of parties. Especially if the Amarr make a move for Huola…which I’m thinking they will. Fighting on gates and leroying for fun is one thing. You try not to blob too much, and you try to match their ship types. But a threat to our home—all bets are off. If they’re serious, they better be prepared to bring it.
Because you won’t take Late Night’s staging system with tech 1-fit thrashers, and local smack.