I’m back from Easter break, hope you guys have enjoyed yours. I got a ton of news to post, so let’s gets started shall we?
Raiden. Alliance forfeits Throughout Tenal in Wake of DekCo Attack – is Tribute Coming Next?
Rather than fighting an impossible war against the Deklein Coalition, Raiden. decided to completely forfeit the Tenal region. This eased the job for the Deklein Coalition to take the entire region in less than a week.
Last Monday I was doing my customary transit into Jita when I cynoed into the Jan solar system, which to my surprise was filled mostly by Raiden. members. A red flag obviously came up and I convo’ed a few Raiden. members which I confronted with a “you guys leaving?” question.
Tactical redeployment to a place where our (outnumbered) forces can actually do some damage rather than grind day in and day out at 10% tidi .
We held them fine when goons had 600-700 only, they blueballed us consistently. But once they reached 900-1000+, we couldn’t really do much.
Except grind a hopeless fight 200 v 1000. And that at 10% tidi.
Another Raiden. member quoted:
Regarding where are we moving to; most of it would be speculations. But if we’re not able/willing to defend Tenal, why stay in Venal?
You have to remember that Raiden is a very specialized alliance. We are ‘heavy hitters’.
We can brawl it out with most alliances in this game, and win 10 out of 10 times. But our 2,000 man alliance simply don’t have the numbers to fight a (now) 40,000 man coalition.”
Riverini: “I wonder if u guys ‘know’ something about the upcoming tech redistribution I might be overlooking?”
“That wouldn’t surprise me But to be honest, very few Raiden members (except some of our ratters) even like Tenal
I’m personally glad as hell we leave it… it looks stupid that a 2000 man alliance with no real wish for SOV sits on such huge areas.
You can’t even have sov in Tenal without having domination in 2-3 other regions.”
Yeah, I think that ‘lil ‘coalition’ we had going never even reached full momentum. Once Init and Ev0ke had no more Tech left, it was a no go That’s at least the impression I had, Ev0ke, Init, NCdot, etc. wasn’t fully dedicated.
No idea where things go now But former NC is reshaping nicely now. Which is a shame.
Give a year, and they’ll be fully back to 50,000 – 60,000 members again, this time with Goons at the helm.”
The BroPact is Still Intact
Although we asked our DekCo informant whether Tribute was next, an assessment they denied. Today, this came up in our drop-box, apparently writen by The Mittani on GSF forums:
Tenal Down in a Week. Now What?
While we were at Fanfest, NCdot violated a six month+ treaty with us; they SBU’d BKG, dropped supercaps in Tenal, and promptly lost three Titans to us. We haven’t acted against NCdot despite them flinging our longstanding gentleman’s agreement in our faces, because our focus on Tenal required singlemindedness. Tenal is ours now – it is time for vengeance.
We will take NCdot’s Venal moons and distribute them among the coalition; there are 20+ on offer, a staggering amount of money (which is all the more reason why I’m surprised/amused that NCdot violated the agreement; we have only a handful of Venal techs, so they gained much more from the peace than we did). While we do this, we remain in CS-. Once this act of retribution is completed, we will return to VFK and turn our focus towards Jita – no, we’re not invading Tribute.
CS-. One more week. 20+ tech moons. Let’s get paid.
Note for spergs: PL and GSF have had a completely successful agreement, and we will of course abide by it and not be hitting any PL moons in Venal, because you’d have to be retarded and/or NCdot to toss such a profitable arrangement out the window for nothing. “
I’ll write an interesting Cosmopewlitan piece concerning the current state of the North, but as an afterthought I’ll just leave what I think was the crowning achievement of the former NC here.
As a former NC I must admit I am a bit excited.
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