The last time I happened to see a CCP employee on the grid was during the LXQ2-T siege, CCP Atlas follishly jumped into a gate camped by over 300 Northern Coalition members, of course he was popped and sent home via the pod-express at an almost frightening speed. The thing is these sort of opportunities rarely appear for fellow capsuleers, to duke-it-out against devs and show the CCP one-percenters how shit rolls in the hard-lands is a juicy killmail few would reject.
So it came as a pleasant surprise to hot shot pilots when a group of CCP devs publicly announced their intentions to take a joy ride around Caldari space using some pretty pimped ships, the inevitable happened at the Tama solar system of the Citadel region.
Battle Report: Shit gets real as CCP fleet gets wasted by tough Internet Spaceship warriors.
If you happen to follow us on twitter, we re-tweeted an hilarious piece originally posted by @myronik, in case you missed it, here you have it:
I mention this because the outcome of this poignant proposal was long foreseen by capsuleers eager to beat the CCP developer fleet to a pulp and it didn’t took long, here is a view from pilot Achaiah7 regarding the events which transpired this fateful afternoon, again we salute him for sending this awesome battle report:
Epic CCP Battle gets Epic
So this was quite unexpected but great fun. After the announcement came out that CCP was going to do a fleet, I was hoping I’d get in on the action somehow. Problem is, it’s hard to organize a bunch of random people from NPC corps to do anything, let alone fight a well-organized CCP menace. So someone started a channel going where people could idle and watch for intel. Unfortunately pretty much everyone was in Jita so really no intel to speak of (CCP helped us out there later, really appreciated that!). Time went by, people were bored. Since nobody had any idea when CCP would move out, small fleets (10-15) would form and break apart. Finally, as we got a bit more wind of CCP forming up, our own fleet of misfits began to grow.
We got a bit more organized and at least had separate wings going for shield & armor but only 1-2 logis. We were going to die fast I myself was in a covops, organizing safespots for people to gather in and hoping to do intel once the CCP fleet got moving. Most of us were in Jita at that time and the fleet grew to maybe 60 people ranging from rifters to BS with a few expensive ships sprinkled in (we had a Hyperion and a Proteus).
Quite frankly, I wasn’t expecting much out of our little fleet. Not only because CCP devs were bound to fly something much fancier and be better organized but also because they could have started anywhere in null-sec so our chances of getting there in time were slim. We’d probably be ganked just getting there Anyway, just as CCP was going to move out Jita crashed, everyone re-logged in and general chaos ensued with multiple people creating fleets so what little numbers we had got spread out into fleets of 20-30. Then we got the EVE reboot. Jeez, CCP really knows how to put a damper on the whole deal. I thought we wouldn’t even have a chance.
But fate turned majorly toward us as everyone started logging back in. One fleet was created and moved to New Caldari and our numbers grew rapidly with people anticipating the CCP invasion to be imminent. Then someone mentioned livefeed. Oh thank you CCP that you allowed us get that intel… that made our day! I was one of the lucky ones to get onto the feed before it reached max capacity. As CCP broadcast started my eyes widened… Navy Geddons, Domis, Ravens, Machs,
Nightmares … geeeeez! Then I started paying attention to the screen info.
“They’re in Asakai! Wait, wait…they have a desti. Destination is Tama.”
That’s only 4 jumps out of Jita… we were getting to fight CCP after all. And not only that, we were likely to be the First! I remember myself screaming: “Guys get to Tama now! Get to optimal on gate!! This is the best chance we’ll have. Go go go!!” as I burned toward Tama myself in my manti. CCP fleet was taking its time, pausing in Okkamon to redock for some reason while I burned to their system. Within a few minutes I had eyes on their fleet as our own was heading to Nourvakaiken. Just as CCP jumped into Kedama (1 jump away from Tama), our fleet got into Tama and burned toward Kedama gate.
“They’re jumping, they’re jumping…. here they come.”
I was yelling on coms as I myself jumped back into Tama and held cloak.
CCP ships decloaked and all hell broke loose. Even now I’m still surprised about our fleet’s comms discipline (we were using Eve-voice) given that probably half of our fleet have never been in a large fleet fight before Primaries were called and actually followed for the most part. Some random shooting ensued. I followed primaries for the
first 3-4 CCP ships that went down before being primaried myself and popped. But before I died, I was able to take a look at the loot dropped by one the of the CCP ships. Omg… PLEX, clothing items, some nice mods. A few of our fleet members got a bunch of PLEX but most focused on the fight itself. I wasn’t lucky enough to get
anything but lots of looters in random rifters and ibises were prowling on the field while we were exchanging blows with CCP. The fight was raging on long enough for me to burn to Jita and reship into a cane. While I was doing that someone had a good suggestion to primary a few shield-tanked BSs first. Nightmares and ravens melted
as the rest of the CCP fleet was armor tanked. The slug-fest was a lot of fun, but CCP was winning (not surprisingly) and we had to pull back while everyone reshipped. We lost about half of our fleet with people leaving after the first engagement so only 50 were ready to get back into the fray.
Suddenly cynoes opened up and the big alliances started pouring in. Local swelled from 200 to almost 600 in an instant but lag was manageable. As expected, big guns from
Raiden, Pandemic Legion and Co. arrived and the rest of the fight wasn’t much fun. 4-5 Avatars and other titans cynoed in and started popping everything in
sight. I got popped and podded back to a station while CCP was getting wiped off the map by the still-overpowered supers.
Overall, the initial engagement was definitely lots of fun. Thanks CCP for allowing a ragtag bunch of guys to be the first to engage and have a great time before the big alliances came with their wtfpwnmobiles and I-Win buttons. If you do it again, I would not change a thing. The only regret I have is that we did not get much loot from the whole engagement. Most of it was taken by random wankers in rifters while we were shotting CCP and later by Raiden &
Co. as they held the field.
Good fights were had by all!
eve-kill.net/?a=kill_related&kll_id=11653698 Good luck sorting that out
“scope breaking news: ccp heavy combat fleet detected leaving polaris
reported by CCP Navigator | 2011.11.22 17:32:33 | NEW
Scope news have reported that a CCP heavy combat fleet was detected leaving the Polaris system at roughly 17:00 UTC today. The destination of the fleet is unknown at this time but fragmented communication picked up on channels indicates that the fleet are on exercise maneuvers which will involve direct combat with capsuleers. It is believed that this is an initial training exercise for a much larger operation coming up later in the year. Scope would advise all capsuleers to be on high alert over the next 24 hours, especially in low security and null security areas in which CONCORD do not operate.
It is unknown at this stage of the exact time of the impending Incursion. Pilots are advised to keep a close eye on unusual activity in the local channels.”
I just hope someone frapped this madness 6__6.
On other news we’ll pay 2bil to whoever manages to pops the final blow on CCP Cashflow’s polaris frig, haters be hatin’.
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