Monday, February 11, 2013
We All Fall Down
A small KPP POS and an IFW POCO were lost, as LNA could not pull together enough friends to defend their valuable assets.
"I don't know what we're going to do." said KPPer Galdornae, after the POS was destroyed. "We had a lot riding on that POS. I may have to sell one of the faction mods from my vindicator to compensate for what we lost. Or worse, run a couple plexes. It's a painful prospect..."
The small Minmatar structure sported several small guns as well as a warp disruption battery, and a stasis webification battery. It was the only KPP POS in existence, and sources say that Manos Kdo, KPP's CEO, was disheartened at the loss enough to suggest the dissolution of the corporation.
Feyona, respected as being one of KPP's more elite small gang and solo pvpers, promptly joined TEST alliance after the incident. "I just want to go where I can get more of a challenge, pvp wise. Moving from LNA to TEST was an obvious choice." he said, when asked about his abrupt move.
Several Amarr also commented on the evening's events:
"We came for a fight." said highly respected Amarrian FC, Almity, via Twitter. Almity is greatly feared among the Minmatar, due to his successful, high-risk fleet strategies. "Once, he brought enough blackbirds to ECM our entire fleet." commented one Minmatar. "Blackbirds are one of the most top primaried ships in the game --it takes a lot of guts to put your fleet members in danger like that."
Also, last week, Almity is known for having published this detailed, informative expose on Late Night Alliance showing some startling insight into the alliance. " I believe the problem boils down to elitists within the Minmatar Militia." he claims. He goes on to detail LNA's failure at facilitating friendships within the militia, and how this is leading to their ultimate downfall.
Joni Hariere, an Amarr pilot, also weighed in on the events of the evening, expressing a vivid first-hand account of the Minmatar's response to the destruction of their assets: "... the Minmatar were shaking inside station..." he explained. Analysts visiting the station after wards calculated that the cumulative pressure of the trembling Minmatar, did indeed shift the structure out of its normal orbit by a fraction of a degree.
"It was terrifying...so many hostiles in local, and nothing we could do. All of our 'friends' turned their backs on us, --refusing to help us in our dire time of need. Honestly, I'm not sure what's going to happen next. Discussions are underway among alliance leadership deciding whether it's viable to even keep our doors open. This might be the end of Late Night as we know it." said LNA director Gritz1 in an exclusive interview.
Bahamut420, who almost never is available for questioning, was unusually candid with us when asking him about Late Night's issues and their more recent losses. "We really might have to shut the front door..." he said in a defeated tone.
We attempted to contact Hans Jagerblitzen, but kept getting told that he was unavailable for commenting.
However, sources tell us that several high ranking officials in the Minmatar Republic have been working on a technical document detailing their concerns over Faction War mechanics. They will be delivering the document to Jagerblitzen within the week. The document is estimated to be well over a hundred pages long.
"It is our belief that the sudden fall of the warzone, and our inability to come back to where we once stood so easily, is sure indication that the mechanics are broken. We can't fight because we can't make money, and the pressure of the winner snowballs out of our control. The proof is irrefutable." said one Minmatar official working on the document, who asked to remain anonymous.
"Hopefully, this document will make the CSM, and CCP more ware of our concerns. Hopefully, they will see that the mechanics are unbalanced toward the Amarr and that they will make the appropriate adjustments to facilitate balance in the warzone."