It is not unusual for news sites and forum users to focus more on the achievements and announcements of 0.0 sov holders and the intrincacies of Nullsec politics than on other environments like wormhole life and factional warfare.
However, those of us who enjoy reading about good fights should know better, as both activities generate a considerable amount of interesting killmails and battle reports, often with respectable losses for both sides. And who does not like reading about a ton of expensive explosions?
Let me introduce you to the system of Rakapas, in case it doesn’t ring a bell. Currently in the possession of the Caldari, its situation today is not entirely unlike a certain small village of indomitable Gauls:
Despite current talks of the Caldari militia being in a difficult position (or so it is said), it is pretty evident that there are plenty of people willing to fight against the odds.
That amounts to 347 ships lost, including seven capital ships, and a hell of a lot of ISK fielded by both sides. And yes, that’s a lot of Lokis indeed.
Eve-kill estimates 42 billions in losses, which is pretty impressive, and according to the official EvE forums, it was a good fight indeed, and enjoyed by all (or most).
If you don’t feel like moving to 0.0 and just want a quick fix of PvP action and occasional big fleets, factional warfare might just be what you are looking for. You know where to find these guys, and what they do.
Here is a long but very interesting video illustrating some of the action, courtesy of Crosi Wesdo: