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Saturday, May 17, 2008

End of the war, Towers back up

And the war ended with a whimper. As has been noted, we ended up kicking out Aeon Creed due to the actions of it's CEO. Unfortunate but the CEO kinda tied my hands on that one.

As soon as the war was over the towers went right back up. Ranny (one of Teena's alts) had previously joined my corporation as a research alt. Teena took care of putting up the alliance tower (except for launching the modules since he doesn't yet have a big enough hauler). So Teena is learning all about putting up towers and managing them. For the first 24h I put up the towers at no cost to compensate the people who lost isk when the towers came down. As I expected they took full advantage of the situation to jam things up. Hope for their sake they we don't have a war and have to take things down again.

After discussing it with various CEOs, we will be folding the alliance holding corp into LCSC. This Saturday, I will be requesting that all CEOs select LCSC as the executor corp and moving all assets into LCSC and then winding down AMC Holdings.

This will allow for the consolidation of the corporations and a reduction in alliance monthly fees as we work towards the future. Sp4m has formed his new corporation and the 24h waiting period should be over today. This gives me hope that our combat wing is finally re-forming and we'll be able to move forward as an alliance finally.

In other news, I now fly a Covetor for mining belts and am now able to fly a Mackinaw. By some time today I'll be able to fly a Hulk although affording one is... problematic till I do some mining.

Now I need to get posting some stuff in the alliance forum.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Progress so far

Well with the renewal point only 2 hours away or so, here's what I think of the war so far:

Well getting these guys to engage is not really problematic. Lets face it when our strength is up, they still outnumber our combat pilots. The good news is the non-combat pilots are finally avoiding giving them easy kills.

I also had the situation with Aeon Creed come to a head. The smack being responsible for getting us into this war? I could deal, not happy but I could deal. Smacking to our allies on the EvE-O forums? Nope, kinda pushed my options out the window there. So AEONC was kicked out of the alliance.

I'm sorry to see the pilots go, but we couldn't afford the level of stupidity in making a bad situation worse that their CEO evidenced. That's all I'll say on the subject.

This has brought to light the need to foster a PvP wing.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


Thanks to person who will remain nameless in the alliance, AMC now has a minor war on it's hands. Error666 has declared war on AMC. I'm of two minds on this. The first is that this war was started thanks to smack talk in local. I will be laying down the law on that score. I'm annoyed that this is the reason for the war. On the other hand I've been searching and failing to find a way to get people into PvP training. So having a serious PvP corp pay for some nice high intensity training may just be what the doctor ordered. It will help shake the deadwood out of the alliance.

The first order of business was of course running intel on the corp we're up against. Turns out they are dedicated pirates over in Gallente space. 23 member corp - unknown affiliations (but since they are pirates - that doesn't matter much). A quick perusal of their killboard reveals 15 of the 23 members. It's of course unknown whether the missing 8 pilots are active, dead or industrial alts of the corp but all their biggest killers are now buddy listed. Their Thanatos pilot seems to be stuck in low sec with a -9.2 rating. However most of their pilots are BS capable, so down come the towers and we've converted over to war footing.

The downing of the towers went ultra smoothly. Interestingly one of their pilot was located in the Frarn and Gyng systems so they do get arround for a pirate corp over in Gallente space. I'll be dropping Guy from the corp to re-enable jump clone acquisition within the alliance. I've got a reserve of cheap hulls ready to go. This should provide for some nice training for all the pilots in the alliance.

I won't be discussing operational planning nor political moves but the fact that we will probably be drawing a Thanatos's support ships up into empire is rife with possibilities.

Monday, May 5, 2008


This weekend consisted mostly of mission grinding. I remembered to get a few screen shots however. The good news is that by the end of the weekend, between my mission grinding and Doc's LCSC will now be able to put towers in Minmatar 0.6 space as well as Gallente 0.5 space.

Brutus III on the way to kill some drones

The amusing thing about Brutus III is the reason for the III. This is my 3rd Mission cyclone. I've got a pretty good perma-tank setup on it. The first Brutus was lost way early discovering that Portal to War 2 of 5 is not horribly survivable. The second one got nailed by a Minor Sansha Annex - the 2nd room... I just can't tank 9 BS, 13 BC/CC, 5 FF when the frigates are warp scrambling and webbifying. Hence Brutus III.

Roid Killer mining some Pithix

I'm liking these mining missions. They'll be even better when I get a covetor/hulk. Funky asteroid in the background though.