There has been a reoccurring refrain about how Goons are too chicken to field supers. Goons are known to have one of the largest super cap fleets in Eve. Yet, they have rarely fielded capital ships in the last year. The tin foil hats have been coming out increasingly with various explanations for the once again elusive super cap fleet. Conspiracy theories ranging from:
looks like the onesided battle off 6oy was a setup.
The mittani ordered his own fleet bubbled all the time just to get ammunition for the CSM to get CCP to nerf titans. I guess he thought he would just welp over Raiden but resistance now is a bit tougher and if he can’t win the battle on the field he will try to win it in the CSM.
Goons has easily got the ability to field the largest subcap fleets in Eve and any big nerf to supers and titans will be one step more for total 0.0 goon domination.
CCP and Mittani agreed to no goon titans to keep the eve balanced in exchange for crucible
goon supers taken away by gms cause they bought with rmt
To… well, you get the picture. The recent 6oyq-z battle saw an increase in conspiracy theories and confusion about why Goons kept throwing subcap fleets at capital fleets. Goon leader and self proclaimed CSM Chairman for life, The Mittani, provided an explanation recently to his fellow goons that only fed fuel to the conspiracy theorists. Goonswarm has always caused controversy in Eve. As it grew in power, it also began to attract the conspiracy theorists in droves. So, after having kept their supers safely tucked away since rolling over WN, and instead of accepting a toe-to-toe fight with Raiden’s super cap fleet, they continued throwing subcaps into battles, why did they bring out supers yesterday?
Riverini was at the fight, and his Curse felt the (by now) well known frustration that is tracking titans. A video of the fight is available on youtube (for those Riverini haters, you can watch him die in a bubble at 2:30):
So, why now? Why did the Goons suddenly field supers against Raiden after having used little more than drakes against them for over a month?
The word is that a Razor Erebus, piloted by Ambassador Delenn, was tackled in the system and Razor batphoned Goons, who quickly pulled out the big guns to save the stranded titan. Raiden may not have been ready for the response, or may have lost their cyno pilot before being able to complete the trap (I did a once through of the killmails and didn’t find a dead cyno ship though). Best guess is Goon Intelligence Agency (GIA) knew that this was the full extent of the trap set by Raiden, and the super drop was simply confidence that this battle wouldn’t escalate. Either way, Goons popped off 16 Raiden dreads and a handful of subcaps that had been along for the ride, then finished off the Raiden TCU for good measure.
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