What follows is the rough translation of the original post by Blaster Worm on the EVE-RU forums. Since we have failed to cover the Geminate conflict so far, this should serve as a very good starter’s thread.
A tale of Northern Lights – Geminate war update.
Never thought I would have chance to participate in a “Perfect war”. The kind of “War” that is so needed in EVE right now – epic battles, battles that last for hours, fighting with full force pushing every opponent to its maximum and beyond. Tension of forces and the stubborn opposition of equal opponents. War, that has nothing similar to characteristics that current conflicts have in EVE – Trash talks in local, backstabbing and other shit that flows down in every conflict…
Ask me and I’ll tell you how I consider ourselves lucky. I’ve got a feeling that the old EVE myths are becoming real. Myths, which are seeded in EVE history with its ancient Scandinavian names. I was thinking a lot trying to understand what this war looks like until I remembered Valhalla. Place where honorable warriors were fighting every day, dying and reviving to join the fight again.
The place for such epic battles is Geminate. A useless region and nobody truly needs. A Region without any major resources that can make you rich, save a few technetium moons. A place useless even for renting alliances. During the time when there were no jump freighters or any other capital ships this region served as a gateway to Cache – very rich region of east for that time. For old SOLAR FLEET pilots Geminate is sort of memorial. A place, that brings good memories about war with Curse Alliance and old incarnations of Red Alliance.
Even after SOLAR gained access to empire through LXQ2-T, Geminate still remained as one of strategic corridors. Despite that JFs do all logistics today and entry systems lost their strategic meaning Geminate still remains as a base for expansion from East to North.
Geminate was a buffer zone for almost any war that involved that region. Nobody actually kept it for real. Every coalition was trying to establish base there before beginning expansion to surrounding areas. I think I will be correct saying that Geminate is always on fire, in any given season there’s always a war raging. Only difference is balance of powers from each side.
In this season Geminate was taken by SOLAR FLEET. They quickly drove Red Alliance from region. From very beginning Geminate was given to Red Alliance by MACTEP. Funnier part is that NCDOT is currently fighting SOLAR. NCDOT – Alliance that was one of the strongest parties in Southern Coalition apart from Pandemic Legion. Also current member for Technetium Coalition.
So if SOLAR FLEET views Geminate as a memorial then what is it for NCDOT?
Let’s see who are NCDOT. It is another incarnation of old and evil alliance called Triumvirate. Alliance that flashed brightly in eve universe every time it was born and fail cascaded the same way. After becoming part of anti-nc coalition they managed to fulfill their old dream and erase NC from eve. They even took the name of dragon they killed. NCDOT consists of many famous corporations like D00M. or BURN EDEN – Synonyms of TRUE PVP. I’ve to admit that this is my favorite enemy. Enemy, which I would be happy to see as a friendly entity. It’s also strange to see DICE there –
So why true pvpers from NCDOT need more space? I think it’s all about a “good fights”. Their income from technetium is more the enough so I doubt they want it for some additional income. By NAPing with CFC they forsaken themselves to look only on east for getting a fights. So their interests crossed with SOLAR.
Another participant in this conflict is Evoke. Very young alliance (at least for me), mostly consists from German-speaking corporations with interesting history. Some of them are from Kraftwerk. Old players remember them well from Scalding Pass region. Cataclysm Enterprises – corporation that build first station in RNM-Y6. Core corporation – Evoke. Member of KrautbreaK. 0utbreak (legendary PVP corporation) was also member of that alliance. Germans – very persistent, well organized guys with good discipline. With very emotional and bold pilots from D00m. and other NCDOT corporations it gives a nuclear mixture of fire and steel.
About Gipsy Band – I don’t think there’s a need to say anything. All I can say is that in this conflict we are not facing pilots that are impregnated with some hypnotoads and are viewing Gipsy adequately – through epic fight results.
Some battle summaries:
Epic fight on July 7:
Video – June 28th battle:
This video was frapsed by an Unthinkables (INK.) member.
From beginning SOLAR+Gipsy face a well organized attack by NCDOT+Evoke. ISK coming from technetium allows them to field an expensive Loki fleet. That fleet composition was a big pain in the ass for Maestroms and Tengus. Fights were massive and bloody. And it was not some carebaer drake slugfest. It was a fight of well trained and skilled pilots from both sides. Rd of July looked like a tipping point in this conflict after NCDOT derped Loki fleet. Fight if July 7 was really an epic fight. War is raging on and nobody knows the way it will come out for involved parties. But as for me, I want it to last forever and think the enemy wants the same.
Every fight is saturated with skills and technology. Complicated fleet compositions, maneuvers, multiple fleet doctrines covering weak sides of friendly fleet and countering strong part of hostile fleet. We killed 116 (!) hostile logistics on 7th of July – EPIC!
Walhalla. Yes I already said that – warriors were fighting every day, dying and reviving to join the fight again. I think this is what CCP was willing to receive. But unfortunately current conflicts in eve are driven by trolls, goblins and other shit. I feel disgrace when reading topics about war in Delve. Every fight in Geminate begins with silent in local and ends up with “good fights”:
This is really a perfect war of veterans. Veterans that want to have good fights and fun times.
Destruction of NC and DRF was needed to get all this, but hey – this is actually a PVP which was a myth for all this time, myth that nobody wanted to believe any more.
But all who fight in Valhalla know that Ragnarök is about to happen. War in which gods will die and universe will reborn. Think we are approaching to this last big battle. Somehow I think that parties in Geminate conflict will be on same side soon.
- Blaster Worm
While we are at it, I’ll pepper the article with some nice raw intel:
So Solar Fleet hasn’t given goodfights for a while, and has let NC., Ev0ke, and Ewoks take a lot of systems in Geminate without fights. Finally NC. and friends got bored, and went today with a small fleet Drakes so that Solar Fleet would undock and fight. And a slaughter it was as Solar kicked NC/v0ke/woks ass:
However, it seems that Solar got a bit too excited, and thought that NC. and friends would be all demoralized about this lost battle. So they went on to shoot an NC. POS with dreads. However, it so happened that NC./Ev0ke/Ewoks was well ready to drop by Solar’s dread party. 18 Solar dreads were slaughtered in a very short order:
solar shooting a techmoon 5j away from their support fleet with 20 dreads. -20 dreads now.
I’ll get off my chair and talk to the involved parties tonight, will try to give proper exposure to this conflict.
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