Editor’s Note: The following statement has been delivered to us by White Noise. CEO Psikhoz KAHI, we edited it a bit to provide a better reader experience.
DRF Disbanded – White Noise. Official Statement
First of all I want everyone to have clear understanding of goals DRF Coalition was created for. We’ll go back to spring 2010. There’s 1 simple factor that nobody takes in consideration – CCP Politics regarding people who play this game.
People living in empire are used to wait and receive content given by CCP. Null-Sec is different. We are not waiting for CCP to give us something to play with. We play with each other, we use our own resources. So CCP approach is something like “Empire: we’ll give them some new toys or new playground / Null-Sec: Let them say what they want”. This is a correct approach. But as we know they cannot speak with every single pilot living in 0.0 so instead they speak to their leadership. In spring of 2010 the biggest player coalition was the Northern Coalition, they had approximately 70% of 0.0 player base. So it was natural that CCP took in consideration ideas coming from the Northern Coalition leadership. As an example, imagine yourself a country where most economy belongs to couple rich people. Government approaches these rick folks, asking for their opinion regarding future steps and they do what they say. Government provides these people with all resources assuming they know how to handle them. I assume it’s good for those rich bastards, but doubt that others would like it.
All Tech moons were up in north, under NC control. Only a retard would had given the biggest power block access to such resources, but on the other side it was reasonable for CCP to listen to the NC since it was biggest player base of 0.0. It sounds funny now, but back in those days it was justified with “give us all those moons, more people will come to fight us and take them.” Many alliances argued regarding this on forums.
The Sovereignty claim mechanism was another big mistake made by CCP, because they again were considering opinion of biggest blocks. Don’t get me wrong, the old sovereignty mechanism wasn’t great either and required modifications. A group of 10 pilots in dreads could reinforce POSes and set it to timers that were most appropriate for their alliance. So CCP made things harder – 3 hours to online SBU, reinforce ihubs and stations 3 times.
The New sov mechanism forces the attacker to bring a huge blob with him for every timer and its all good for the defender. Long timers and the given ability for the defending side to change them in their favor easily breaks the will of attacking side, so its not rare for FCs to burn out as well as their pilots.
We play for fun. Waking up in 5 AM to RF another station is no damn fun.
Perhaps it was a mistake by CCP and they wanted to do things better. NC Leadership used their role in game and convinced CCP to do things in their favor covering all this as a “real needs of 0.0 playerbase”. So they got their diamond and gold mines, plus secured them with new sov mechanics. So next comes worst part. You don’t need to fight for anything as you already hold most of the resources along sov mechanics that works in your favor and blob that you can use. So let’s start making some money now! All this served as a good real life income for certain pilots.
Chinese server coming! – These are words people were screaming on the forums. The reality was that a Chinese server already existed back then, namely the NC with its ability to field 3000 pilots in single system. 4 trillion ISK – monthly income from tech moons and having vast resources in their possession proves this point.
Filthy bastard or poor hero?
When time came, Vuk Lau (Morsus Mihi leader) had to deal with one issue – send all resources to repel DRF attack or just leave it as it was and milk money out of tech while all of DRF is struggling with this new sov mechanism. Vuk and his friends never were military leaders, but they were good managers, so they did best from management point of view – milk moons while they can. Only real active military FC they had was Junior SVK. Everyone in DRF remembers him from fights for Geminate. DRF was using artillery abaddons with heavy triage carrier support as logistics. Junior figured the way to counter this fleet composition. He started to use dreads against carriers, he organized logistic of resources, capital production. While we were dropping 10-15 triage carriers he was bringing 15-20 dreads against and it was working very well. He asked for dread replacement program – 200 billions per month. Keep in mind that, at the time, the NC had over 4 trillion ISK per month from tech moons controlled by Vuk Lau.
Junior’s request got rejected, after which Junior SVK simply gave up, soon other FCs followed. Trust within the NC leadership remained shattered. In the final stage we lost 4 titans and killed 12 NC titans. 4 of those titans were belonging to Mostly Harmless. MH approached Vuk Lau asking for replacement, but they were denied. After this all friendly alliances just released veto on using supercaps against us.
Looking back, I want to thank all of you guys, those who went with us through this till the end. You, who fought side by side with us in achieving our goals, you gave second chance to me, to yourselves to play this amazing game.
So let’s summarize:
With the NC is dead, the Biggest blob in EVE is gone, and with it are gone those couple persons that were controlling all these resources. Owners of this “Chinese server”, that’s why we formed up – to kill this damn shit. The Second most important goal was to get attention from CCP. They said “Now DRF is biggest player base in game so let’s listen to their needs”. This is (paradoxically) a wrong approach, as you should listen to those who are active, not those who are able to amass large number of pilots, to those who really wants to achieve something in this game, to those, who want to fight, because these are people that will fight for resources, plan campaigns and build alliances and coalitions. CCP should question themselves “what must be done to get a constant war? How do we make people to constantly fight each other all the time?!”
Fights – this is the reason we all log in to this game and play. None of us logs in to wank in empire. First CCP questioned what biggest issue was, answer was – Lag! Now we can fight in non-lagy environment having 500 pilots in local, ask for boost of the node, then you can even field a 1000 vs 1000. To some extend, CCP started to pay attention on stuff that is really needed for this game.
So who’s in charge of this block? AAA, ROL and all other shit, are nearly same type of guys who were in charge of NC. People who don’t want to do shit but milk resources from their regions and transfer them to RL income. Hercules, AAA leader – anyone heard of any fleet or gang lead by this guy? He’s pure manager, whose main objective is to keep control in hands of few people and milk money out of regions. People who don’t want to do shit for their members! They used same old tactics as NC did, for example Blob. 46DP – beginning of southern campaign, with 700 SC members in local, if we gave them 6 more months they would’ve brought 2000 members. 2nd NC. They were screaming “we do it for our members” – fuck no! I remember when we had 30 defense operations in Detorid, how many times SC came? 2-3 times. We gave them chance to get good fights but they blue balled. SC pilots should ask their leaders, what’s their purpose for playing this game? Claim everything and then do nothing? Claiming is a tool to achieve goal – get a fight, but not a goal itself! In fact most of the SC leadership was interested in resources as a source of RL income.
They were shouting about balance in game and the way they are keeping it, but it was a bluff. We all have been around for a long time and know a lot of people in other alliances. Somebody ask pilots in ROL if they saw where income from Feythabolis are draining to. Anyone ever saw a single ISK spent on their needs? 100 billion per month – couple thousand dollars, that’s why we came here Not to kill AAA, but to create conditions for their old, rotten leaderships in which they will be unable to manage block and will lose any interest of doing this since there’s no income any more. This will give a chance for new leaders to step up, leaders enjoin taking roaming gangs, people that really enjoy this game and want to play, not RMT. According to my intel we reached this target. Starting from this day all offensive operations on Southern Coalition sovereignty are over. The SC leadership structure is dead and the leadership that was not allowing their own alliances to grow is gone. This was a last call after NC. I can say that all goals for which DRF was created were fulfilled.
Now we have to deal with daisies that follow every big Coalition – Carebears, botters and other shit. All they care about is having couple systems to rat, to the point of being ready to bow to any master just to rat safely. Those types of parasites will be removed ASAP. We will not tolerate such entities hiding behind our back.
First step in this will be the standings reset to those small entities that we never actually saw in our fleets. For some time we will keep positive standings towards several big alliances like Raiden., X.I.X, Red Alliance. After that we will switch to our old tactics, set positive standings only for certain ops like fighting entity that cannot be dealt by single alliance. But I’m convinced that 200 properly skilled pilots lead by good FC are capable solving any sort of issues on eve map.
This is my goal – Make WN such sort of alliance.
Upcoming Sov Changes
CCP realized that Dominion sov system is a complete mess that makes this game nigh unplayable. For the winter expansion they will be changing Sov systems and probably will rebalance moons, you will be able to read it in new dev blogs. Every moon will be giving good income that will serve as a reason for fights. This will serve to smaller entities to fight for resources as well, the winner will get a good fight plus some nice income. Valuable moons will be spread all around EVE and won’t be concentrated under 1 region. This makes impossible for a single alliance to take control over all of them, creating a second NC to gain all these resources would be impossible, at least while White Noise remain alive. We and our allies will never let this happen. DRF will form up again to fight against such thread.
Psikhoz KAHI – WhiteNoise. CEO and Leader of DRF Coalition
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