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Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 2:50PM (Unverified) said

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Over-extended
corps will lose their systems to
newcomers again.

Wars will begin anew.
Systems will trade hands
to old nemeses.

And new sovereign
Masters will arise to stake
their claims to glory.

Alliances will die,
as old friends turn against the
other. Some corps will fail.

Others will strike it rich.
Gate camps will abound as the
engagements begin.

The Bad Wolves will
strike out to lay claim to our
glorious destiny.

Now is the time to
join Our MMO. Cry Havoc! And let
loose the dogs of War.

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 2:56PM (Unverified) said

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A long time ago our corporation showed an interest in occupying a null sec system, but with the majority of them taken over by huge alliances and the remaining ones containg poor resources, it became less appealing.

The new wormhole system gave us a tase of what living in a null sec system could be, but the lack of outpost and sovereignty dosnt trully fullfill our desire to have a small corner of space that is ours and that we can shape to our needs.

Dominion, I believe, is going to give smaller Corporations and Alliances like ours an opportunity at living in null sec space.

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 2:59PM (Unverified) said

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As CEO of a wormhole corp, I would say the wormhole related improvements will have a significant impact for us. By causing higher numbers of wormholes to be generated linking 0.0 to wspace, it will be far more likely that we will get wormholes coming into our system. While this will make it more interesting for us to clear industrial sites in our system, it will also provide us with a target rich environment with all of the new carebears that will be moving to 0.0 to work these newly improved systems. :)

Posted: Nov 24th 2009 2:38PM (Unverified) said

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And the story begins anew! Long ago EVE consortium ruled our space with a firm hand. then the great civil war threatend our very existance!

Changes have been made. New members have been found! We are ready to reclaim what is rightfully ours!

Into the void my brothers in arms! We shall no longer be stuck working for those petty empires! WE WILL RISE AGAIN!

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 3:23PM (Unverified) said

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Our Corporation was one of the most successful Factional Warfare Corporations and with the new Sovereignty changes I can see us going back to Null Security Space. We tried our luck out in Null Security and got our butts kicked after our Alliance decided to move and we stayed where we were. With the new changes our Corporation will be able to be more orientated like we were in Faction Warfare. We still remember doing Plexes and Bunkers for the Caldari State and having goals that are highly recognizable will be the most help to our pilots. Being able to fly into enemy territory and render their structures vulnerable is somewhat of a specialty of ours, a past time you might say as well. In closing, the changes in Null Security space are to our Corporation's benefit and I think it's to the benefit of everyone because it will make 0.0 space far more thrilling.

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 3:37PM (Unverified) said

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There was a small corp from Gallente
With a low-sec POS named El Duque.
Along came Dominion;
Pricy changes therein
Will send them to null-sec I daresay.

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 3:46PM Kalex716 said

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As the acting Captain of a small and modestly funded wormhole outfit, the news of long awaited changes in known space took a while to reach us, but have been met so far with great expectations.

Correspondences to old contacts have been sent out, and the preparations of a move are being looked in to as the song of opportunity rings out in all of our ears once again. We've spent months in these unknown reaches of space, living as frontiersman and honing our skills. We've become masters of survival and efficiency, and have appropriated newly discovered alien technologies that will surely pay off should we heed the sirens call into null sec. The cold fringes of space will now demand warmth from her occupiers, and our corporation is in perfect position for it.

After all, if we cannot forge out a stake of our own, who wouldn’t welcome our skill set aside them as brothers? If not, could they withstand the persistence of our guns?

…Yes, I've told all the men we may soon be going home.

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 3:51PM (Unverified) said

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We of Demio’s Corporation have always seen fit to expand our interests into markets we knew we could tap. The greatest market we have come across is none other than the lawless regions of space more commonly known as Null sec. With the spreading rumors of greater bounty to be had we joined Aegis Militia in their bid to aid Curatores Veritatis Alliance in their noble attempt to claim Providence for Amarr.

With the dwindling power held by the older systems Aegis Militia and our corporation prepare for the windfall of space to open its doors to new corporations and alliances. We being the Executors of this space previously will maintain its policies and promote welfare and prosperity for all wishing to seek the new bounties to be had.

This goal will not go uncontested however. For war will no doubt try and steal peace away, attempting to claim our space for its own. To them I say this; Build up your navies and bring them to our shores. We will meet our enemies at the gates and show them the true power of the Holders Coalition.

Posted: Nov 24th 2009 10:03AM (Unverified) said

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Received: from JXVXMP01.inavy.net by JXWXHP01.inavy.net
From: SHAYD NOCTURN
To: GYSGT. XZAVIER NOCTURN
Subject: “RE: Why?”
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Father,

In your last letter you wondered why I had not joined one of the many powerful and respected corporations in the empire. The short answer is because I am who and what you raised on that lonely outpost in Rethan.

Neither leader nor follower be, I am a loner. Nothing sings to my soul like the silence of space played to the tune of my ships engines as they carry me through the vastness of the heavens. I have faced the hordes alone with nothing but courage, skill, and my ship between me and the pain of resurrection.

I have experienced more defeat than victory and yet I go on. It is a price proudly paid for my independence. It is the price of the dream I’ve had since before I joined the Academy. A simple but ambitious dream; sovereignty…

Can a lone pilot carve a piece of the heavens for themselves? Many have said it’s impossible. You told me becoming a pilot was impossible for people like us. I’ve accomplished the impossible before; watch me do it again…

Respectfully,
Shayd

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Posted: Nov 24th 2009 7:18AM (Unverified) said

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Dear Son

It was with a heavy heart that I read your communication. When I think of the glorious battles I fought and the empire I built from dust and sweat I feel great sorrow that you do not live up to my expectations, choosing instead to wander alone wuthout aim nor purpose, lost amongst the stars.

I did indeed forewarn you that a pilot's life was not for you. It would have pleased me greatly had you chosen God's path and entered the Church: a safe life of quiet contemplation and prayer is, I feel, your true calling.

My advisors tell me that great changes are afoot and this may lead to smaller corporations laying claim to territory. But they are astonished that anyone would believe that a corporation of one could claim anything more than an asteroid. In deep space. Far from any other asteroids.

Woe is me for I have begotten a fool.
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Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 4:28PM (Unverified) said

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I'm the ex-ceo of a merc corporation, now i'm part of a 0.0 alliance who... rents.....they're care bears. You know what these changes mean to me? They mean that all those people above who think that they're going to get to expand into 0.0, are new targets I get to shoot at, thank YOU.

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 4:40PM (Unverified) said

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The Changes to Sovereignty will hopefully have a huge impact on my corporation. Many new/small alliances will begin to think they can grab a slice of 00 for themselves. They will begin rapid recruiting (or already have) of Corporations. These corporations will also be rapidly recruiting members. This is the best time to get a spy into an alliance. Once we get a spy in we can learn how they plan to move their assets out to 00. We wait for the perfect opportunity and then rip um off. After stealing their assets we wardec them and begin to pick them off. After all this drama They will fail-cascade and we can add another notch to our belt of alliances we have caused to disband.

Im personally, giddy like a school girl thinking off all the Fat loots that im going to have in my possession soon.

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 4:44PM (Unverified) said

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We are AAA. We are the powerhouse of the South.

For years we have thought the world of 0.0 too stagnant. And even though Dominion will come out, it will hardly become less stagnant.

We all wish for an optimistic future. But we true to yourself. Those systems you dont want anymore because they cost upkeep? We will give them to blue pets.
We will give them to those who make money for US.

There is no escaping it.
This is EVE Online. THIS is AAA Online, and the only Dominion, will be that under us!

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 5:13PM Neebs said

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I never bothered to leave the Academy Corporation one is entered in upon getting their Pilot's License, so this doesn't affect me at all. Cool.

Posted: Nov 24th 2009 12:54PM (Unverified) said

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My alliance has no desire to claim space in the sov system. However, the grief-based mindsets of some of our oldest members has developed some decent ideas. Since anyone can place the disruption beacons to aid in the breakdown of the current sov-holder's space, we will use this mechanic to inconvenience space holders. Bringing blockade runners through covert cynos via Black Ops jump portals, along with a medium-sized cloaking force, we will anchor and online the disruptor, and harass the locals trying out the new additions to their space, (like rat plexs). It should result in amazing tears and threats in local chat. Needless to say, even corps/alliances with no 0.0 claiming ambitions have high hopes for the upcoming expansion.

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 6:04PM (Unverified) said

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My corporation has lived in nullsec before, and intends to once again. We have looked at all the aspects of the Dominion upgrade; it appears that with the proper planning and preparation, we will be able to move back “home” sooner than originally hoped.

The members of our corporation have diverse interests. Some are pure PvPers. Others prefer ratting. We have miners and explorers as well. Most are interested in some form of industrial activity – either as a primary “job” or as background to combat activities. All are quite capable of manning PvP ships to defend what is ours when the need arises.

Dominion will give us the opportunity to improve a system so that many different playing styles can be satisfied in a single system. The current mechanic causes people to scatter into many systems, each looking for the best “whatever”. Now, with a bit of dedication, all the best “whatevers” can be found in one home system. Our corpmates can stay closer to home; they’re more likely to play together, and our defense is always close at hand, ready to deal with threats.

To us, Dominion means better corp-mate interaction and better nullsec home systems.

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 6:30PM (Unverified) said

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The Sovereignty changes that are coming with Dominion really mean only one thing for my corporation and alliance: Access. What I mean by that is that it will make Sov more available to us. We are PvP heavy and really only recently branching into Industry. No one likes fueling POSs, and it's like pulling teeth to find people to do it regularly. As such, by removing the POSs from the equation, it means that we can focus more heavily on what we do, and we don't need to worry so much about the POS Warfare. So, with this access, we can now claim a home for ourselves in outlaw space, and continue to be active in our PvP roots.

That's really all there is to it! Good luck to everyone entering the contest, and thanks for the great reads on how Dominion is effecting other Corps and Alliances!

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 6:26PM (Unverified) said

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While not being part of an alliance currently, I am going by the the last few large alliances I have been in.

Going by the currently proposed sovereignty prices, maintaining sovereignty, cyno jammers, jump bridges and other necessities will require massive amounts of isk (along the lines of 1.1billion isk per system). With the nerf on moon mineral prices, the only way to help pay for everything is to raise the taxes up, and then have everyone grind isk for the rest of their lives. While this will have the added benefit of getting more people to help pay for it into 0.0, the amount of work required to pay for it will be astounding.

CCP may have accomplished their goal, but perhaps they went too far...
Welome to Dominon.

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 6:33PM Zaetal said

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As someone who used to take down and put up POSes in 0.0 back in ’06 for my corp, sometimes multiple ones in a week, decoupling POSes from holding soverenty is a huge boon. However, the majority of EVE seems a bit idealistic about what this means for the political landscape. There are two ways I see of looking at the changes.

In one instance, large political blocs no longer have immunity due to how many POSes they can field, 30 of them in 1 system is not uncommon, so having to blow up most of them to take over even 1 system was daunting. Everyone will be on the same field now as far as that mechanic. This is better for the small folks.

The other is cost, the pure size of the moduels needed, as far as shipping, the actual cost of what you need to bring to lay seige and put up shop, never mind the actual fighting ships, are things that only sizable alliances with good logistics support are going to be able to field, my group of 20 or so, would bankrupt ourselves trying for even 1 system. Not so good for small folks.

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 6:38PM Xadiran said

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With Dominion comes opportunity for those who have long thought their influence would never truly reach past the boundaries of Empire space. With new sovereignty mechanics, the existing mega-alliances which dominate the void will be forced to shrink, as the existing “A.F.K” empire dynamic becomes unusable. This will open vast amounts of space to the hard working corporations who deserve their own place among the stars.

The corporation I belong to has long integrated industry with military, mining lasers with pulse lasers, and fostered a group of players who strive constantly to build the corporation up to new heights every day. The corporation in turn invests highly in its players, providing an environment of cooperation and mutual goals.

We have prepared for Dominion, and all the potential it holds. The great deal of unoccupied space that Sovereignty changes will create shall allow us to venture out and attempt, like so many others, to make something truly great of ourselves, without the threat of the existing alliances mercilessly crushing our efforts. Dominion means opportunity, a chance to grow. From there, success or failure will rest on us, but Dominion will allow us to get our feet in the proverbial door.

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