Straight from the Ethereal Dawn Forums, TazDev encourages the troops with a State of The War address in which he details how well everything is going while extorting the importance of ‘keeping at it’.
Ethereal Dawn ahead in Drone Wars, or so they say…
According to their leadership the war for Etherium Reach and Kalevala is going splendidly, although they are expecting more interested (read: bored to death) parties to join soon. Much of course could be propaganda meant to keep the members happy and joining fleets. But a look at dotlan maps (links below) will suffice to confirm they, and friends PNG, own most of Etherium Reach by now. The same maps show that with the help of their Russian Masters and IRC they have become more than a nuisance for SONE, to say the least.
B0B is out! SONE… on its way?
Here’s an excerpt of the forum post by TazDev himself:
3 weeks ago we started our counterattack on SONE and their allies. With the betrayal of BOB we had to clear Etherium Reach from their presence first while the invasion in Kalevala Expanse started as well:
As you can see, they have just one system left and they will be gone from the map soon.
With conquering this space ED is now the alliance with the most space in Etherium Reach!
In the same time we put a lot of effort to attack Kalevala Expanse together with our allies:
Many systems are already taken over. You will remember the number of CTA´s we had in the past 8) Many of them were boring structure grindings and sometimes even just sitting around. But we also had some really cool fights with SONE and their allies.
Highlights as example were the big fight in 9-0qb7 with killing 11 Tengus:
later the SONE Aeon:
Also I would like to mention the biggest fight so far in 6V-DOE with over 800 pilots in system: http://dog-net.org/brdoc/?brid=9330
SOLAR FLEET out to help pets… err friends!
In that same forum post we learn the interesting tidbit that Solar Fleet is joining the war more seriously. This is a curious piece of news for this reporter who, having been there originally, remembers SOLAR requesting screenshots of SBUs and SONE fleets in order to prove that the M9- constellation was being invaded. Now they decide to finally help their pets conquer the next door neighbors. With supercaps. Russians are funny people.
Again from TazDev:
After SONE escalated the fights with bringing NCdot and Evoke on a regular basis, SOLAR decided to join the party as well. They started last weekend with deploying supercapitals and are also busy reinforcing stuff all over in Kalevala.
As this conflict is getting bigger and bigger more entities start getting interested and thinking about deploying in drone regions: You will have already noticed The Retirement Club, who are camping the constellation around QZX-L9. Also Nulli Secunda is deploying to Otosela as you read this. They will look for opportunities to get ~good fights~. Others might be on the way as well.
We need to keep pushing and secure the space before someone else is doing it. We can not allow any other entities to food hold in Kalevala or we will have a never ending conflict.
So it seems that during this boring summertime everyone and their mother’s pet parakeet will pile up in the Drone Regions. The good news for the locals is that the area sucks and is near worthless, so hopefully no one will want to stay for long.
Dotlan Sov Changes in Kalevala: