First I would like to welcome several new corporations to -A-. These are corporations that have been promoted to -A- from SCDOT due to their PvP activity. I am hoping this fresh blood will aid in boosting our fleet numbers and start getting this ball rolling again.
As many of you know, a lot has happened over the past two weeks. Multiple staging systems, DD disbanding, DARK. flipping sides and sov falling everywhere. At the same time we have a horde of pilots from HERO, Spaceship Samurai, Nexus Fleet and other misc entities hitting space mostly in Northern Catch. By the looks of it, we should all be dead by now. And yet, we are still here.
We successfully baited and killed two NC. Nyx’s that were hunting in our system GE-. We have successfully retaken some lost sov in Catch such as 9-8, WLAR. With help from certain CFC wings and even CVA, A-V still stands. While our coalition allies struggle to find a grip, a purpose, anything to hold onto, we continue to survive.
DD has not yet fully reformed, but from what I can tell there will be two separate alliances. They will be staging nearby and maybe they will come help us from time to time. Time will tell. I do not have much news as to what SOLAR is going to do, but they have been around in Catch putting up fleets. They even helped us finish off a TCU in 9-8 shortly after their Avatar was hot dropped.
We have several Jr FCs stepping up to try their hand and leading fleets. These FCs need more support from -a- pilots so they can gain more experience and we can all generate more content.
Our markets in F4R2 and GE- are a bit light. I am hoping to see more Logistics and Market Seeder pilots step up and fill the void left behind by falling allies and departed corps.
Systems are falling in other regions such as Immensea. There isn’t much we can do about that. All we can do is fight and defend Catch. This is where we make our stand, this is where we try to rediscover the fun in PvP.
We will remain blue to the friends that have been there for -A- and come to our aid when we needed it. We will continue to cooperate with these blues and support them when we can. However, it is time for -A- to stand on it’s own. We need to define what it is we are made of. This is our chance to bounce back and rekindle warrior spirit -A- once had. Not against a losing cause or an impossible blob. Not against ourselves in petty arguments and bickering. We fight because we can, because we have the will to do so and the understanding that we are not fighting to save Catch or to defend some friends space.
It is time for you, the pilots of -A-, who are the heart and soul of this alliance, to return to the battlefield and find that fun factor again. Not mindless sov grinds, not endless blob fleets and TiDi, but fun, engaging fleets against a variety of enemies looking for good fights. The alliance needs you. This is the time to rejoin, to fight, to have fun in fleets.
Within the next couple of days I will be having a meeting with the current Directors and CEOs of -A-. We will discuss future plans, goals and objectives for us to follow. We will define our purpose and set our course toward whatever future awaits us. These are not the death tolls of a failing alliance. This is but movement in the ashes from where we rise once more. Be a part of that, because without you none of this will be possible.
Feel free to discuss in the comment section below!