While Bagehi’s mini-report comes as good piece to read while the dust settles there are a few inaccuracies with it, which I intend to fix with the following battle report.
For starters Raiden. super-capitals weren’t on the field from the start, most of them stayed put at the PF-QHK (Venal) solar system until four hours into the fight.
Secondly, from the so called Team TECH, INIT were the ones who took the bulk of the beating still such a beating looks like a lenient collateral damage compared to how much the Deklein Coalition actually lost. Dust has actually settled and the battle-reports show ~900 DekCo loses Vs ~300 Team Tech loses.
Battle Report: The Team Tech scores clear victory against DekCo at OP9Z-I
Local never peaked at 1900, it actually went up to 1700. Time Dilatation hit the brakes at 10%, that’s it everything in the solar system moved at 10 percent the normal speed. OP9Z-I has some really long warps (100 AU), which in turn translated to ridiculous 10 minute warps for some ships.
Again, an standing ovation to CCP’s IT department for a smooth (albeit slow) fight. Is lovely how there aren’t black-screens of death or massive off-syncs or even rubber-banding after warps, I’ll never get tired of saying this when it due, but CCP did a great job on the node.
They were There
Here is a couple of battle reports written by pilots who actually “where there”, the first one is from an INITDOT pilot:
0P9Z-I Battle Report – INIT perspective.
Its Friday night, all sides are forming shit. Game on.
Form up starts at 19:00 the call is for Brawler Drakes, we are told the target is a POS. By 19:50 we are at 200 with about 20 scimies and 5/10 recons. At about 20:00 we get the order to bridge in, the titan fail-ahoy’s into the system without us so we quickly form on another titan at which point we jump into a mid way system PF-. PF- stands at about 900+ local the majority friendly bar about 20 or so hostile bombers, I didnt realize they were in system amongst the sea of blues untill 20:58. 20:58 we have been sitting on our mid way titan outside the shields for 20 minutes, a large group of bombers land on us and bomb. The pos is passworded so we have to warp out ASAP, during this palava we get hit hard and lose 58 battlecruisers (NC. lost some BS as well on a different pos eve-kill.net/?a=kill_related&kll_id=12404513).
We took a huge hit, we get the order to dock up and those who are able to, titan bridge home and reship, this takes about 15-20 minutes. In the mean time FC changes tac and we get a temp pos pass, we are soon joined by a bomber (vee) who tries to bump the titan (ULTIMATE SPY). RDN and Evoke jump 500 out into target system 0P9Z, we follow them after 10 minutes. GJ to the guys who reshipped so quick.
RDN (titans) /NC. (Abbadons)/INIT+M (Drakes)/Evoke (Drakes)/PL (Oracles) 900 /+smalls VS CFC (Drakes & Maels) 900
penifSMASH > gl hf o/
21:08 we jump into 0P9Z 350k off the main blob of friendlies and some reds, after a short skirmish we warp to the pos at 60 and fire on it. Local rises at 21:10 and by 21:20 local is at 1690 (highest it will be in the fight). 5 minutes later the Goon pos is down. Objective complete, Right? Wrong. First the enemy blob warp on the INIT drakes, we are aligned and warp off without loss. We warp back onto grid at 30k from Test Drakes, we start hitting their scimies. At this point TiDi stands at about 20%, with missile time it was a long wait. We kill about 9 with some other targets of opportunity until they warp out, we are left turley shooting the rest of the poor fuckers in no mans land. During this time we are getting hit by bombers, the majority are damage but as we re-warp down onto the fight we are hit by a few void bombs. This fucks a few of us for a bit because we are constantly MWDing, it doesn’t last long because we recharge cap enough to by varying mod usage (invul off, mwd off, guns off. You get it). 21:58 After another bomb run we warp out on grid, NC. and evoke are duking it out while we warp in at 50k. Local is at 1476 by 22:00. We start shooting primaries again in the form of scimitars and a couple of command ships killing them all successfully. They warp out and the next enemy group seems like mostly Goons, we MWD from 90k to 20k shooting primaries and killing most of them (mix of drakes and scimies and recons). It is mostly NC. and INIT on them, I dont see PL or Evoke at this point. They warp to a tactical and we cool more stragglers (you start to see a cycle). At this point we find ourselves left on the field outnumbered, not sure where blues went but we warp out to sun. TiDi is at 13% at this point, this means the 3 AU warp there and back to a tactical takes ages.
22:57 Once we are back ongrid a new area of fighting is taking place 300k off us, below us 200k is a red drake gang. We both warp to the fight and the same wreck at 0 almost simultaneously, this is a massive royal rumble at this point with both sides essentially at 0 fucking up the other guy. There ships fall fast, but for the first time we get calls on comms that our logis aren’t holding up. We Mwd follow them to the side of bubbles to give ourselves the option to warp out. We are still on scimies and recons. We are really taking a beating, it seems friendlies are hitting a different fleet to us or warp out because there reps slow our damage. Where ships were falling in TiDi 13% 1minue they are now taking 5 and some surviving (heres looking at you hero claymore). We get another comment from logi’s saying we are losing dps at an alarming rate now, we lose the anchor as well by now we get a call for supers to log in. We start killing shit quicker again but are forced to warp to safe by another bombing run and continued enemy pressure.
23:38 We warp back onto grid. Suddenly titans, numbers at 15 at first and rises to 30+ by 23:50. CFC are closer to home and reshipping a lot faster than we are, RDN want to end game this shit before it turns bad. NC. Join them with a couple of their own.
23:00 We MWD towards the fleet at range and pick of people on the fringes, mostly targets of opportunity. It is clear they are losing numbers, local is at 1197. 5 Minutes later they warp out to ZK gate, the majority get rhough but we pick off another 15 who warped late. The next 15 minutes is clean up, local has fallen to 700 or something by now and it is clear we are no longer in danger.
By the time all the turkey shooting is over we are at 12:00, it takes another 30 mins to get home TiDi following us the whole way.
Raiden DOT’s View
Raiden. also put up their views on the battle, which we reproduce here:
We had joint ops planned and knew that goons would bring “everyyyyyyyone” (Leon). Last night we spotted super capitals and capitals moving to Branch, and mails and ops plans indicated a major push being prepared.
This naturally made us a bit more carefull how we throw the supers around. We know that CFC would love to get the chance to pop a few titans or moms.
Tower came out in 0P9 in Branch. A good timer for both parts. A bit late for our eu main power to be put in effect. It is in goons interest to drag the fight on for the night. Allied fleets consisted of PL, NCDOT, INIT, EVOKE and RDN. We got off to a bad start with some coordination issues again. NCDOT and INIT got bombed waiting on titan bridge in PF. We manage to get into system pretty much undammaged with evoke and rdn fleet.
To our luck CFC choose to pull entire fleet 2 jumps out and let us get setup in system with all the allies. Super Fleet put on standby in PF- and rest of allies setup in 0P9.
Fights kick off and we duke it out. Abaddon fleet, drake fleets, oracle fleet + bombers vs. mael and drake fleets + bombers. PL goes down fast to good bombing run but reship and get back in fight later.
We pretty much fight continusly for several hours (or about 30mins if it was non tidi) with both sides bring in reinforcements. Near the end Goons orders close range ammo and go all in close. We choose to put in titans to end the last 100 Maels before it gets to late. Titans in and goons withdraw to neighbor system. We safely extract supers and sub-caps from system since tower is reinforced.
At some point evoke brought a tower but when launched disappeared in system somewhere. Also nice to see that even if Tidi is 10+% then tower still online realtime !weeeeelp!
All in all GF to all and thx to ncdot and pl for giving a hand with pewpew.
Ebenezer Shadoo happened to be hanging on the TEST jabber, GoonSwarm Federation CEO seems to have lost his temper and.. well just read on:
(3:40:29 PM) shadoo: friend, no need to complain about titans — don’t let the way of the goon to get to you ))
(3:40:45 PM) the_mittani: lol ncdot formed supers to fight us
(3:40:48 PM) the_mittani: faggots
(3:41:07 PM) Sa Matra: so we did a formup, killed 100 of their dudes with bombers, and then stood down
(3:41:08 PM) Sa Matra: welp
(3:41:15 PM) eddict: i dont get why anyone whould form supers against us unless they dont want a fight
(3:41:23 PM) the_mittani: well if you hate blobbing and blues
(3:41:37 PM) Svennig [B0RT]: Sa Matra what? goon fleets have stood down?!
(3:41:37 PM) herm1t: they dont have numbers so they blob titans instead
(3:41:40 PM) herm1t: we blob subs
(3:41:42 PM) the_mittani: the only thing sensible to do is blob, blue up everyone, while spewing squid ink everywhere about how your hypocrisy is actually totally consistent
(3:41:51 PM) shadoo: oh look the way of the goon propaganda seep into you already
(3:42:04 PM) the_mittani: i don’t blue band of brothers, soz
(3:42:23 PM) Dysphonia Fera: mummy and daddy are fighting ;_;
(3:42:28 PM) the_mittani: how’s your nesw nc titan collection coming ;p
(3:42:49 PM) shadoo: it’s going good tnx
(3:42:55 PM) the_mittani: it doesn’t have to be this way darling
(3:43:01 PM) the_mittani: we can ~recapture the magic~ of the old days
(3:43:30 PM) the_mittani: just you and me and 2000 of our friends against finfleet~
(3:43:32 PM) shadoo: I am recapturing magic with TΕST who still fight instеad of complain
(3:43:46 PM) shadoo: the way of the bitter vet
(3:43:49 PM) shadoo: is ugly
(3:43:59 PM) the_mittani: we have 700 newbies from this drive
(3:44:08 PM) the_mittani: vOv
(3:44:24 PM) shadoo: I hope your newbie drive reignatives your FCs and directorate too — get in there and have some fun friend
(3:44:38 PM) the_mittani: goons are all ancient vets and bitter (spams rifter fleets everywhere)
(3:45:41 PM) the_mittani: goons don’t fight
(3:45:56 PM) shadoo: ATLAS spirit is still alive and well!
(3:47:15 PM) the_mittani: you’re calling me atlas now
(3:47:24 PM) the_mittani: you’re at the bottom of the barrel old son
(3:48:01 PM) shadoo: I was commeting on your Head FC
(3:48:15 PM) the_mittani: we don’t have a ‘head fc’ vOv
(3:48:20 PM) shadoo: THEY BRING SUPERCAPS‚ LΕTS STAND DOWN
(3:48:20 PM) the_mittаni: hierarchies are bad in team systems
(3:48:39 PM) the_mittani: oh yes, i don’t like exposing my newbies to being blapped in thrashers by turret titans
(3:48:43 PM) shadoo: where’s Vee to lead this
(3:48:45 PM) the_mittani: sorry your boys aren’t having fun ^_^
(3:48:46 PM) shadoo: he’d have raped by now
(3:49:03 PM) jogyn: form up 750
(3:49:04 PM) jogyn: dont fight
(3:49:05 PM) shadoo: I think I’m having quite a lot of fun the_mittani
(3:49:05 PM) jogyn:
(3:49:06 PM) the_mittani: i also enjoy punishing people who do things i dislike~
(3:49:10 PM) Sa Matra: the_mittani: in all fairness, no one is having fun, except for the dudes that owned init
(3:49:10 PM) Svennig [B0RT]: fuck standing down. If we stand down I’m jumping in and dieing in a fire. I’ll be fucked if the dreddit anniversary slosh op was postponed for blueballs.
(3:49:27 PM) eddict: yea
(3:49:30 PM) eddict: sucks balls
(3:49:30 PM) Gerard: ugh
(3:49:31 PM) shadoo: oh, now you’re -A- — hey guys, let’s blueball them they are not having fun at all!
(3:49:31 PM) the_mittani: if you think being blapped by titans is fun go forth
(3:49:37 PM) the_mittani: most of us are tired of it
(3:49:46 PM) Dysphonia Fera: When the fuck
(3:49:50 PM) Dysphonia Fera: Did kugu get here
(3:49:54 PM) jogyn: there hasnt been any titan blapping in 21 days
(3:49:56 PM) Dysphonia Fera: its like every fucking kugu thread ever in here
(3:49:57 PM) jogyn: A WΕLL KNOWN FACT
(3:49:57 PM) Nichya: Livе kugu
(3:50:01 PM) gigiarc: they are going to have some crazy make-up sex
(3:50:02 PM) jogyn: (if you paly eve)
(3:50:05 PM) the_mittani: actually darling i’ve been blueballing since lotka volterra in 2006‚ death and nync taught me ^_^
(3:50:13 PM) sarrilaisnipershot: so, the slosh op celebration op is soon?
(3:50:24 PM) Svennig [B0RT]: the_mittani: losing a fight is one thing. Not turning up for one is another. I’m a drake, I give no fucks.
(3:50:26 PM) the_mittani: but feel free to be all ‘atlas and -a-’ while claiming to not be upset ;p
(3:50:36 PM) shadoo: your sperge is old and worn my friend, I invented blueballs with you in Delve 2 as a propaganda tool for the goon masses — no need to be sperging it onto the new generation
(3:50:39 PM) shadoo: it is a new day
(3:50:41 PM) eddict: ok so boot up the teamfortress2
(3:50:44 PM) shadoo: blueballs don’t work
(3:50:50 PM) the_mittani: kk
(3:50:51 PM) shadoo: never did
(3:55:45 PM) the_mittani: nevermind
(3:55:54 PM) the_mittani: if bort cancelled a birthday op for this
(3:55:57 PM) the_mittani: we must fight
(3:58:21 PM) the_mittani: under normal circumstances i’d blueball in a heartbeat
(3:58:26 PM) the_mittani: luv2blueball
(3:58:33 PM) the_mittani: because it ~doesn’t work~
(3:58:53 PM) Sa Matra: nothing wrong with blueballing here, we are the underdogs in this fight with the retarded number of supers the other side has
(3:59:04 PM) Jerrison: so what
(3:59:07 PM) Sa Matra: but we knew what they would form up for this, and we shouldn’t have gone through the effort of forming up a shitload of dudes if we didn’t want to fight
(3:59:19 PM) the_mittani: well, ncdot had promised to stay out of the rdn war
(3:59:20 PM) shadoo: blueballs is a myth we created
(3:59:22 PM) the_mittani: then abruptly formed supers
(3:59:26 PM) shadoo: in Delve 2
(3:59:28 PM) shadoo: against -A-
(3:59:34 PM) the_mittani: not really
(3:59:37 PM) shadoo: the truth is the fight turned not because of blueballs
(3:59:39 PM) the_mittani: we did it all the time against lv
(3:59:44 PM) the_mittani: and called it that
(3:59:46 PM) shadoo: but because of the crash bug
(3:59:48 PM) the_mittani: you were in kos at the time
(4:00:05 PM) shadoo: which we took advantage of and used AOD DDs in a deciding battle
(4:00:16 PM) shadoo: yeah ok
(4:00:30 PM) the_mittani: it’s actually the first thing RA taught us in c-j6
(4:00:39 PM) the_mittani: when LV came calling looking for a fight, deny them
(4:00:39 PM) shadoo: I concede, maybe in 2005 against some alliance who’s leadership was ADD — it I guess mighta somehow worked?
(4:00:51 PM) shadoo: but having been actually on the LV side
(4:00:57 PM) shadoo: let me tell you blueballs had nothing to do with it
(4:01:03 PM) the_mittani: heh
(4:01:06 PM) shadoo: RA kicked our asses
(4:01:11 PM) shadoo: in deciding battles in C-J6
(4:01:23 PM) shadoo: they sniped down dreads in lag, when dreads were fucking expensive
(4:01:31 PM) the_mittani: at any rate, stop whining, I’ve told vily and dbrb to get everyone killed
(4:01:49 PM) hromodox: Just make out already, you two fat internet spacelords.
(4:02:04 PM) the_mittani: we swapped to drakes pretty much for this reason heh
(4:02:14 PM) Sa Matra: hell yes mittens
(4:02:17 PM) the_mittani: i got sick of random people throwing maels away
(4:02:20 PM) dabigredboat: never fear, anti-blue coalition is here
(4:02:24 PM) hromodox: the_mittani and shadoo needs to get a room and some privacy
(4:02:27 PM) shadoo: friend, don’t mistake hard truth talking with whining
(4:02:33 PM) eddict: not that i dont like a history lesson but can we do something that turns a friday night of not fighting into a friday night of frighting?
(4:02:34 PM) shadoo: I mean we’re among friends here
(4:02:38 PM) shadoo: no need for propaganda
(4:02:39 PM) the_mittani: you often see the ‘hard truth’ in ways that i find alien
(4:02:40 PM) Booda: cant believe i bought a ship for this op
(4:02:51 PM) shadoo: no one here needs morale speech
(4:03:15 PM) dabigredboat: shadoo
(4:03:17 PM) dabigredboat: tell that to evoke
(4:03:29 PM) dabigredboat: they are propaganding comms like a younger hitler in prime :3
(4:03:50 PM) shadoo: dabigredboat: friend
(4:03:57 PM) bainereynolds: never not <3 shadoo
(4:04:13 PM) the_mittani: you want to see me in propaganda mode, wait until you see this csm thread
(4:04:14 PM) shadoo: dabigredboat: we don’t need to pretend you have anyone who trusts you with spy intel either now
(4:04:15 PM) dent308: reset pl what, and hour ago. this is some great stuff
(4:04:15 PM) the_mittani: that’s propaganda
(4:04:46 PM) the_mittani: a good csm thread should send anyone into either apopleptic rage or a righteous fury
(4:05:48 PM) the_mittani: no one likes rdn, even their allies
(4:06:02 PM) shadoo: I love goons my friend the_mittani
(4:06:12 PM) shadoo: I just rather shoot your pubbie allies
(4:06:19 PM) the_mittani: ok how about this
(4:06:21 PM) the_mittani: we kill rdn
(4:06:24 PM) the_mittani: then you shoot our allies
(4:06:28 PM) the_mittani: ;p
(4:06:35 PM) Sa Matra: why not form up around ncdot or even init instead of raiden
(4:06:56 PM) shadoo: I love TΕST the most hromodox )))
(4:07:47 PM) dаbigredboat: hromodox
(4:07:49 PM) dabigredboat: you didn’t hear
(4:07:52 PM) dabigredboat: mittens is an earl
(4:07:54 PM) dabigredboat: in england
(4:08:28 PM) the_mittani: there’s a street in rome named after my family vOv
(4:08:47 PM) the_mittani: eurocred itt
(4:09:45 PM) the_mittani: i think the whole pl/rdn thing wouldn’t be so controversial if rdn weren’t such complete faglords
(4:09:49 PM) the_mittani: pl + init, nbd
From the text there are slight signs of impotence from Mitanni’s words, as he jokingly begs Pandemic Legion to step aside. Signs of things to come? who knows, but he seems to promise a propaganda filled damage control article, which we are looking forwards to. An often overlooked fact is the current shifting doctrine from Maelstroms to Drakes from the DekCo side. The reasons of this are both logistical and economical, the DekCo seems hardly to keep up with the loses, Maelstroms being battleships put a strain not only on DekCo wallets but on Jump Freighter pilots.
The Initiative was running a bomber fleet, which sucessfully made a few runs despite the time dilatation constrains, here are videos taken from both ends of the bombing runs:
Big fight for a goon technetium moon. Goons lost. Time dilation at 10..14% for over two hours. Local peaked at over 1700. epic
not really a battle report but the GOons and friends just got butt fucked in
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