Fight Breaks Out in Wormhole as Mining Geddons Clash With Sneks! Medals Awarded! Graph Porn Teaser!

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Exooki returns with Episode 7 of A Game of Holes, in a two part episode.

Part 1 deals with a significant engagement (60B ISK destroyed) on 12 January, in which Endless Defiance attempted an eviction of Dredd – The Purification Project from J150944. Charrette, CEO of Wormhole Society’s Endless Defiance, and Winter (Shalren Winterfell, Co-Founder of Dredd and WAMPS member) join the show to share their perspectives.

Charrette, who lured newbros into J-Space and forced them to train into doctrine ships, ran an RPG campaign of progressively difficult PvP engagements to justify their training. Their final boss? Steamrolling a 70% snuggly corp who hides in their hole, occasionally emerging to participate in NS PvP operations with other groups.

After 6 weeks of planning, Charrette’s operation was ready. The stage was set, and Charrette was confident they could avoid a situation where they’d have 60 or more on grid, and FC’ing might become difficult, or they’d have to bat-phone, and bat-phoning to deal with low-class corps would be…humiliating.

Charrette launched a serious mining fleet “with Geddons and everything,” and brought along several billion m3 of ore so they could build additional ships in system. Hole control established (although occasionally interrupted by various high-class entities playing spoiler), the plan to sig tank Dredd’s ships and effect an eviction from this Magnetar (more damage, worse tracking) system in short order looked solid.

Dredd was also prepared: Winter was on vacation, and had conspired with her CEO and primary FC to stage an automobile accident to coincide with her return, ensuring continuity of excuses for declining combat engagements. Winter’s small fleet of ‘Sneks, Naglfars, and her own FAX was also prepared, although unaware that an engagement was impending. Wholesale Sleipnirs were on call, and the krabbing was intense.

As the engagement began, and Charrette’s ships began to evaporate, he realized a critical error in the battle plan: The Fortizar webs were unaffected by the Magnetar’s effects. Sucking it up like a real PvP corp, Charrette coordinated with their TeamSpeak host to shut down comms in order to provide political cover, then the fleet warped to 0 (well, the FC did, then the fleet a moment later, after some discussion on SRP) to shoot ‘Sneks until the fleet was whelped.

In retrospect, Charrette said, “We awarded medals. People love getting medals. Would whelp again.” Winter, still suffering after two weeks from combat shakes, and nearly unable to get a word in over Charrette, refrained from gloating after a group of Low Class miners and ratters successfully fended off a well planned assault by a High Class PvP corp, simply dropped one bomb: “WAMP is recruiting, and we give free ships to newbros.” Exooki offered pithy insight: “I like that a lot of stuff blew up. The best part is that the loser would do it again, because it was fun!”

Exooki continued with a look at Ships and Trends, in an episode intended to hype his big show coming up the following Saturday (27 January – Time TBA), in which he’ll offer a look back on 2017 in a manner similar to his Fanfest presentation.

Exooki promises lots of juicy bits as he squeezes the statistical oranges, as well as plenty of super serious awards worthy of EVE Onion. Be sure to check that out, especially the part where he looks at High Class WH corps (TDSIN, MCAV) losing vastly more ships to Drifters than in PvP. No doubt he’ll also fuel the flames of controversy in reviewing the PvP stats for the “they live and fight and die in J-Space, but are not a wormhole corporation,” WiNGSPAN Delivery Services.

Exooki finishes the stream with a plug for his CSM XIII candidacy. This writer, certainly, endorses his candidacy. Who else is offering a Wormhole-focused podcast with solid content, and plenty of fodder for EVE Onion?

 

Article placement paid for by the committee to elect Exooki to CSM XIII, Chevis Preston, treasurer.

Header background used without permission from Mark726 from https://evetravel.wordpress.com/2010/08/08/asteroid-mining-post/ because he didn’t reply within a reasonable time frame of about 5 minutes, and may or may not reflect the Wormhole Society Geddon Mining fleet.

 

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