Today’s TweetFeet discussion is a comment I found on the K.com Northern thread. Much has been said about the DekCo’s AlphaFleet against the DOT Brothers AHACs when the numbers are more or less even on both sides.
TweetFleet: Change Takes Time…
Make no mistake, the AlphaFleet will melt anything in sight (ask IRC if you don’t believe me), but against a good FC who knows the optimals, ranges and proper tactics the effectiveness of the fleet is mitigated to some extend, in the past the DekCo countered this by simply throwing more pilots into the fray. Some k.com commenters have mentioned an increase in the amount of folds (blueballs) the DekCo has been presenting the DOT Bros lately, yet after the usual mud-slinging an interesting comment came up by StevieTopSiders from 401k:
why doesn’t CFC have no new doctrines after like 4 months of getting dicked deeeply by Zealots…
Countering AHACs is not easy, in the past tripling the number of Drakes solved the homework for GoonSwarm Federation – but now after dwindling numbers, specially during weak timezones and even welping a few fleets on the strongest time zone, it does beg the question StevieTopSiders posted. I do have to mention that GoonSwarm tried ThunderCats a few months ago with good success, but this was the result of having a ton of Caldari enabled pilots than aiming for that doctrine from scratch.
Quesa from NCDOT quipped:
With any large organization, change takes time *looks at his own government in shame*.
When looking at doctrines, there isn’t much out there that they can swap too that can guarantee them better results than what they have been getting. Addtionally, a swap of doctrines, especially when you are looking at things such as a swap from shield to armor or guns to missiles, the training is months away for a good portion of low-SP pilots which the CFC still openly foster. *kudos*
Zealots also haven’t been deep dicking Maelstroms reliably. We have our good days and bad, today didn’t go all that well, tomorrow we may dumpster a fleet.
Finally, any fleet doctrine change to counter aHacs will likely involve heavy investment and an initial spike in reimbursements in the tunes of billions as people learn to fly another doctrine which undoubtedly will take time to learn properly.
Smaller groups are better able to cope with these changes.
On the other hand.
It is worthy to mention the the FoxCats Doctrine case within the HBC and I mention this because they are one of the largest entities on the game.
Still the discussion is on, change takes time if you are a larger entity or just all is required is a bit of willpower?