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The CEO meeting has come and gone. This is a Public Announcement for all as to what was discussed.
The move to curse has not produced the type of activity and fun that was hoped. Rather than carry on and festering in Curse I am giving the order to move to Stain. So all movements to Curse need to end now. I apologize for the sudden change in direction as I am aware this is a big burden on pilots and corps.
Over the last few days the Stain Markets have been seeded with the needed materials for activity. This includes ships, mods, fuels and other necessary supplies. A team of market seeders has been assembled and organized so there should be plenty of ships and supplies available to you.
Where to go in Stain:
-TG- http://evemaps.dotlan.net/system/TG-Z23 is where corporations need to go in order to have offices as well as access to cloning facilities. A market will be seeded there. This is where people can set their death clones.
-LGK http://evemaps.dotlan.net/system/LGK-VP is where you base your Dreads and Carriers. There is no cloning facility in LGK which is why we also use TG-. A market will also be seeded in LGK.
-HM- http://evemaps.dotlan.net/system/HM-UVD is essentially PvE land. All carebear assets and should be moved here.
-IPREF http://evemaps.dotlan.net/system/Ipref is an empire station you may keep your death clones near the empire side of HED.
-Agil http://evemaps.dotlan.net/system/Agil is an empire side market also near the empire side of HED.
Our Purpose in Stain:
Due to the recent war, the fall of our Coalition and many other factors the environment we play in now is not fun or engaging. We will go to stain with the purpose of doing the following:
-Return to a roaming doctrine. This will allow for smaller fleets to be used and is a great opportunity for FCs to get experience and gain popularity among the pilots.
-Improve communication and feedback between leadership and the common grunt.
-Stain will provide stability. The move will be the last move for at least 2-4 months. This will allow us to settle in and focus more on building fleets and less on constant moves.
-Stain is our traditional home and we have friends willing to fight fun fights alongside us.
-Allow corps to lick their wounds, deflate, relax a little and then work their way back to activity.
-As corps gain activity they can also begin to recruit and improve their active numbers.
One major thing I want to address is our attitude. Endless negativity, complaining and tears for all that was lost. Be it space, fleet size or some particular pilot. Lets not forget the constant trolling of Alliance chat by Metal. This is all toxic and does not help with the moral of this alliance’s pilots. Here are some of the changes to our attitude we are to expect.
-We need to stop getting angry every time we form a fleet it isn’t 100 dudes. It’s been a while since we’ve formed a 100 man fleet and bitching about one isn’t going to make one happen. We focus on who is here and we use that to build on. If its a 15 man fleet so be it. There is plenty of solid PvP to be had with 15 well shipped and hungry pilots.
-Trolling ourselves needs to come to an end. Having Metal in alliance chat constantly has been a huge toxin to this alliance. And with S0CO refusing to contain him, this has caused serious issues within the alliance. S0C0 will be leaving -A- soon to try and rekindle their lost activity levels, with them Metal follows. If Metal trolls alliance again during this time while we wait for S0C0’s agreed upon departure, copy some logs and post them in the forums then let me know. Metal and Vig are aware of what will happen if this toxic troll opens his mouth before then.
-FCs with shitty attitudes. If your an FC and your forming fleets, do your best to be positive and interesting for pilots. An FC that constantly bitches about everything that isn’t going right isn’t fun and will not draw more pilots. This doesn’t mean FCs can’t bitch at a pilot for not being in the right spot or for failing to follow FC commands. If you want people to fly with you. Be someone worth flying with.
-The rose glasses. I am not expecting anyone to put on the rose glasses and pretend everything is okay. Everything is not okay. In order to fix it we have to move past what is already done and move forward with what we have.
-CEO/Directors that have shitty attitudes, are barely active and are uninformed about what is going on, are not helpful. The attitude will leak all the way down to the grunt level leaving a lot of pilots in the dark. It is your responsibility as corporate leadership to be engaged in the command channels. To communicate with me, other corporate leaders and your pilots to keep them aware of their environment. Pilots that have no real info will simply resort to going on feelings, impressions and rumors. If the command channels are loaded with spam, ask if anything major was discussed. It can be recapped for you.
-Get all active pvp corps into TG- and LGK as described above.
-Use our Titans (yes we still have some) to extend our reach into Catch and other areas within bridge range.
-Add additional friends and allies to the cause such as P-A-T-R-I-O-T-S, and continue to fly with old allies such as Coven and other Stain based Allies.
-We will take fights in Catch and defend certain timers in order to get fights. We will do so until Catch has fallen.
-Our fleet doctrines will be tested and evolved as needed to maximize our effectiveness and numbers.
-We will recharge ourselves and find fun fights.
-Remain in Stain for a time to allow for everyone to recover from the big mess that was the Halloween War.
-Keep a Carrier full of front line PvP ships in LGK and be prepared to jump it into locations such as GE-. This is simply a way to allow us to more quickly move to a hot spot should a fight present itself that we can manage.
Huginns, Muninns, Cepters, Scimi, Bombers, Rapiers.
Other roaming doctrines may emerge as pilots and FCs develop them for fun.
-Due to the sudden change in locations, I will allocate a certain allowance to each corp to help recoup some if not all of the fuel costs for the relocation. Each corp will need to submit a request directly to me and we will go over it.
-While I have had some recent RL things come up requiring my attention, I am not quitting, giving up on -A-.
-There are rumors that we are selling out space. I have been approached by a hired ‘Diplomat’ from BNI to discuss various scenarios that would help ease the grind for them. I have also been approached by some wanting to simply buy space from us. I always talk to these fella’s and engage in whatever conversations I deem interesting. However, my heart is -A- and I will not sell us out. I am not looking for a way to make our enemies lives easier.
-In order to help get the best results in roams and fun fleets, I need more people to be on -A- comms as well as jabber. This allows us to flash form fleets should a tempting target present itself. Being able to form fast is key to maximizing our ability to strike fear into our enemies. They only fear us if we show up and kill them.
-There are plenty of opportunities for pilots to make ISK in stain. The missions for example provide a solid revenue stream for the typical pilot.
-Ideas. I hear many ideas from people as to how to improve things, add fun elements etc. Some of these ideas are awesome, others not so much. If you have an idea share it. There is a catch however that many seem to miss. If you have an idea to pitch to me, you need to have a detailed plan. If you have other supporters then get them on board and present me with details. Do not just come to me and list some idea you had then expect someone else to make it happen. You made it, own it. Find support, flesh out the details then present it. I am always open to discuss possible plans for feedback and consideration, even if your still fleshing out the details. But do not come to me and say ‘hey we should do this’ then walk away expecting it to magically happen.
This covers most of what was covered in the CEO/Directors meeting.
I need every corp to have an active representative or two in the command skypes. I want to form stronger bonds between the corp leaders and myself. I want -A- pilots to know we are not dead, we have a plan, goals as detailed in this post.
When do you move? This move should have started two days ago, if you haven’t started moving, do so now. Be smart with your midpoints and move times. If you need help moving stuff, ask and someone will assist you.
Sorry for the long post, but many claim to not know what’s going on. So here it is all spelled out for you and our viewing audience. You now know, the rest of Eve knows. Let’s get to it.
This means that AAA is back to what they do almost every year, go to stain until the owner of Catch dies. I can’t wait to see what happens next!
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