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Posted: Nov 24th 2009 2:25AM (Unverified) said

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My alliance is a newly formed pvp alliance and the sov change will have a profound effect on us along with most of eve. We use sov as a recruitment tool currently thinking that when people see us on the map they want in. When it changes with Dominion it will be easier to get sov but also easier to take it away for nearby large alliances. This will be a refreshing change to pos busting and offer smaller gangs of our skilled pilots a chance to show off a little bit by coming in and taking out the protection fleets while the larger ships get the beacons. I personally feel this is a refreshing change to the stagnant sov system where a pos is anchored and left to get sov while the ginormous alliance moves to the next system killing everything, placing another pos, and moving on.

Posted: Nov 24th 2009 2:33AM (Unverified) said

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I am a member of an alliance of ...determined financial advisors. We are looking forward to the expansion of many new corporations into areas where CONCORD doesn't necessarily make regular patrols. As they forge their place in this brave new world, they will create many...exciting... business opportunities for myself and my allies. We expect increased revenue for both our Warp Gate Cargo Inspectors and our Mining Permit Agents. We are looking forward to giving the new residents of NullSec a very warm welcome.

Posted: Nov 24th 2009 3:05AM (Unverified) said

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The dreams of Ravenous Pathogens ooze warfare for a Second Genesis to begin again in nulsec. The supreme release of Castor taught us a lesson until we had the Exodus for a Cold War. We witnessed the Revelations eclipse a Red Moon Rising to further a second Revelations ideology.

With the holy Trinity of the Empyrean Age, we received the Quantum Rise in the web known only as Apocrypha.

I would have to state that when I claim sovereignty of all New Eden for myself, I shall only accept total surrender, from nosec to empire, all will bow to my power now that the correct planets are aligned with my upcoming Dominion.


BTW, I need some mining crystals for um... oh yeah, veldspar.

Posted: Nov 24th 2009 3:14AM (Unverified) said

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Our Alliance wants money; The Pirate Detection Arrays, Ore Prospecting Arrays, Survey Networks and Entrapment upgrades will provide.

Our Alliance wants to expand; the implementation of a small Alliance friendly Sovereignty system will let us.

Our Alliance wants to stir up the NAPping giants; and with Dominion incoming, that is exactly what we intend to do.

Our Alliance wishes above all else to make a name for ourselves, to make a difference in the wide universe of EVE Online. To leave our name in the annuls of EVE history; and when patch day comes, the big names better watch out, because we’ll be gunning for their space.

And no matter how many moons you mine or POSes you deploy, thanks to Dominion, we will STOP your Empires expanding further, and plant our FLAGs in the places you once called home.

We look forward to Dominion.

Posted: Nov 24th 2009 3:14AM (Unverified) said

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Our 0.0 alliance highly anticipates the upcoming changes from Dominion. The changes to sovereignty will presumably make both PvP and PvE much more enjoyable and lucrative.

While it is expected that our alliances overall “maintained” system sovereignty will decrease, the expected ISK revenue should sky rocket. While we are not considered a "Care Bear" corporation by any means, there is always the need for cash as a PvPer and the changes to come will make obtaining that requirement much easier. As a small corporation, we look forward to the complex changes in general as we do prefer grouping to Complexes. The opportunity to upgrade our system will make Complexing much simpler and reduce roaming and scanning time to find such desired locations.

As for the PvP (our specialty), lets just say that the changes should make it much easier to narrow down our targets whereabouts. We look forward to the challenges of both defending and attacking upgraded systems as well as the likely increase in numbers in said systems. The more alliances try to expand, the more pilots they will require to maintain their upgrades, thus presenting us with more and more targets.

In short, we can’t wait!

Posted: Nov 24th 2009 1:55PM (Unverified) said

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For many, the changes of Dominion hold the promise of a new empire. Alliances will now attempt to hold down in certain systems, mainly to circumnavigate the cost of maintaining multiple regions of space. Centres of commerce will become more concentrated, as corp and alliance members band together in upgraded systems. It seems that we have control over our environments once again.

What a naive concept.

Now, many aspiring corps are putting out feelers to find their own specific niche in the new 0.0. It will be interesting to see how many targets - excuse me, pilots - will find the opportunity to forge new friendships with sudden neighbours. Of course, new alliances come hand in hand with new enemies. And what better way to facilitate the lucrative business of warfare?

It seems that this will bring a plethora of anxious pilots out to the fringes of known space. For Noir., this will be an occasion for cautious evaluation; as the saying goes, as long as there are two people left in the galaxy, someone will want someone else dead. Some see a callous lack of morality, while some see only death.

For Noir., killing isn't personal. It's a living.

Posted: Nov 24th 2009 3:25AM (Unverified) said

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My corporation could relocate to Ushra'Kahn territory to focus on building capitol ships to serve the great war between the Minmatar freedom fighters and the Amarr slavers. We will utilize the increased resource density to maximize our industrial efforts while we use our PVP skills to vigorously defend our territory. Ushra'Kahn has the expertise to provide excellent protection to those contributing to the war effort through industry.

After Dominion, the struggle against the CVA slavers will be similar to the current situation as Providence is already fairly densely populated. U'K will benefit from leveraging their PVP expertise towards defending their developed territory while using skirmish tactics to prevent the slavers from utilizing their territory efficiently. The power of guerrilla warfare will be demonstrated in Dominion, as it will be possible to destroy opponent's infrastructure. Current tactics of PVE players withdrawing to stations when attackers enter the system will result in the destruction of the PVE infrastructure. There will be a strong motivator for all pilots to grab a PVP ship and defend their territory after Dominion comes to New Eden. These changes to Sovereignty and system development will create new reasons for PVP and an increased role for tactical warfare.

Posted: Nov 24th 2009 4:38AM (Unverified) said

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Well, changes were overdue, but are for the most part uninspiring by themselves. Combined with billing and how systems can handle more people, it's better, but those are not Sov mechanics either.

Most likely, it will cause a stampede to 0.0 by people on the fence, with most of them getting smacked down within a month or so. The few that hold on will likely only due so by being absorbed into a larger, existing group. In other words, more targets for a while.

Long-term, we go from SHOOT POS to SHOOT HUB. There are more chances to stop enemies, but more things you can screw yourself with.

I do predict NPC 0.0 getting more crowded, though.

Overall, it's OK, but almost feels like change for the sake of change. I hope I'm wrong, but without something else here it'll be SAME OLD in 2 months.

Posted: Nov 24th 2009 6:05AM (Unverified) said

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I love to write. I'd love to spend game time sorting out a well written answer to this question. However as a CEO in my alliance I am not programmed to respond in that manner. Suppose I did know EXACTLY how the upcoming Sovereignty changes would affect my alliance - I couldn't just come out and put it on the internet for all the spies and enemies to see (I'm not paranoid or anything I just ask for API keys). I might be tempted to tell you on one of my alts for a stupid amount of isk that you don't have. Or if you catch me when I'm loaded I might tell you the part of our plans I want you to know about anyway .

I can say only this: my alliance will use whatever new toys CCP chooses to give us to the fullest extent for maximum gameplay fun.

In short:
Expansion = Good
Speaking on behalf of my alliance about our plans = I Don't Wanna Be Podded
Thank you CCP for new stuff to entertain us :)

Posted: Nov 24th 2009 6:56AM jacooni said

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“The rules are changing.”

Those were the first words that the executor corporation CEO uttered—almost painfully—across the table. We were aware of the changes. We had seen the reports from CONCORD; the absolutely asinine costs to maintain each system that we held.

One man at the far side of the conference table took a sip of Quafe. We all briefly looked out the wall-sized window at our empire. A slaver hound snarled below the table as a Rifter frigate flew past. Above the window was a plaque that read this outpost’s name—“Deliverance Reclaimed”, with the words “Curatores Veritatis Alliance”, embossed with gold.

A woman of Amarrian descent spoke up. “We’ve already received intelligence of the Ushra’Khan forming up to attack our outlying systems… as well as similar reports of other parties planning to exploit our hospitable region protocol amidst the chaos when the changes take place.”

I got up and walked halfway to the room’s exit, looking back and allowing myself to smile faintly.

“We will persevere.” I looked back out the window, and back to the table. “Let them come. When they come, we’ll be here. With space lasers. Amarr victor, everyone.”

I left, still smiling.

Posted: Nov 25th 2009 9:16AM (Unverified) said

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With EVE's new focus on developing infrastructure in 0.0 space in the Dominion expansion and beyond, how will the changes to Sovereignty impact your corporation or alliance?


The economic development of space is a challenge we face in the real world as well as in the game of EvE. Giving opportunity to those who have the capability and personnel trained or skilled to do so is the way real life works. I am hopeful that the expansion will make opportunities prevalent to those with skills and knowledge rather than just numbers and force.

My corporation is an average user’s corporation. I have 3 of the current members as part of my account, my brother has one, and an Alliance member another. The Alliance has a dozen corporations laid out in similar fashion with newer players like me of less than one year, to those who have been part of the game since the Beta.

All of us are interested to see weather these changes actually benefit all or make it more favorable for the few conglomerates who currently bash their way around Null Space. I would really like to see some of the mechanics applied to “Unknown” space. This would allow those with capability to establish access to the resources and opportunities of non-Empire space opening further economic expansion.

Economic expansion is what will allow for the game and “sandbox” to continue to grow and flourish. PvP is interesting, and one part of the game, however, if there is nothing made in order to fly, then the game becomes useless. I can PvP solo on a console game.

And by the way, we also are waiting anxiously for the Jovians to present themselves.

Posted: Nov 24th 2009 9:13AM (Unverified) said

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

I have already contacted the medical staff at Genolution Biotech. They should be arriving shortly. Please do not resist them. It is for your own good. It is obvious from your last letter that you are finally slipping into the dementia of old age.

You built no empire father. Though you served the Amarrian Empire honorably for many decades as a Staff Sergeant before your retirement promotion. Many marines owe you and what you taught them their lives. You also never counseled me not to become a pilot. You simply believed it impossible for the poor son of a NCO to gain admittance to the Academy.

I hope the fact that I do not truly believe that a lone pilot can hold a system provides some comfort to your befuddled mind. Though the recent technological advancements lead me to believe that some day it might be possible. If the system is defensible enough, no one wants it too much and I have the protection of a larger entity. Until that day I will continue to dream...


Deeply concerned,
Shayd

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(Note to Massively: I have no idea who Ian is or why he/she chose to respond to my creative writing submission. The original submission was 199 words according MS word. I hope his response has not invalidated my entry. Thanks)

Posted: Nov 24th 2009 10:19AM (Unverified) said

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@ SWheeler, no entry will be invalidated by what another person writes so you don't need to be concerned about that. The contest is, however, one entry per person so it's what you wrote yesterday that we will be looking at when judging the contest.
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Posted: Nov 24th 2009 9:53AM (Unverified) said

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Hope, soaring high with expectations of enormous profit, or dashed upon the piles of splintered bones lying at the feet of the mega-alliances.

One word, two possibilities.

As a member of the special projects arm of one of the larger corporations in EvE, I have eagerly awaited every devblog, every snippet of information, every small hint dropped. We have tested on Sisi, we have opined on the forums.

What will we need? How will we get it where we need it? How we will keep it once we get it there?

And there in the distance, glimmering just ahead, is Dominion. A chance to carve out our own space and defend it to the death. Our corp will rise to the challenge, but not precipitously. We will plan, we will observe, we will learn.

The mega alliances are even now consolidating materiel and manpower in their chosen systems. Will they strive to block off large swathes of empty space by claiming choke point systems? Will they retreat into the heart of their empires?

And as we watch and plan, carefully refining our choices and strategies, we will hope, for the adventure, for the battles, for the future.

Posted: Jan 5th 2010 10:29PM (Unverified) said

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The structure of the game appears to be shifting, from assault, through stealth, to a new area, to exploration, now its a balance issue, the game is won through numbers and brawn, they attempted to throw in technical things to balance it, but numbers still win, so now territory boundaries must be guarded leaving the hearts and cores of them alive and unguarded, and thanks to the fact that wormholes are just emerging no doubt this is an attempt to open up new territory and drag out the npc people into corps through taxation without representation to create and fill in standing and yet to stand corps which need to allie together to take territory from current forces.

As for my corporation we are a town, without a country, we have no borders but those that are held against us, because we have no ground of real for ourselves other then where we stand, for us this means exploration and travel in a space that is either bound by empires and concorded against our own claims, or travel through 0.0 claimed and unable to be held by us without assault and destruction.

Finally we shall have our revenge.

( LOL< this is not part of the essay but stilll i had to add that in as a element to tinge this as humor, not blood lust> )

Posted: Nov 24th 2009 11:09AM (Unverified) said

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The 'silly US law' that restricts contests to US & Canada only is to simplify trade laws. If it were to be extended elsewhere, a large number of restrictions would need to be made, along with requirements and checks over embargo laws, et cetera.

Posted: Nov 24th 2009 11:11AM (Unverified) said

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Do*min"ion. Independent right of possession, use, and control; sovereignty; supremacy.

Ironically enough, the arrival of Dominion comes to my alliance as everything that it’s not meant to be. Or so many would think. Pandemic Legion has been a ruling authority in null space and a major player in many of the past conflicts. With every new ideas implemented in the game, with every ‘nerf’ hitting, PL has been able to constantly adapt and overcome where other could not take the changes.

Dominion, however, seems to be attacking the very foundation of our warfare ethos and presents to us most likely the biggest challenge we have had to face as an alliance. The changes in the use of capital fleets and titan in particular mean a much deeper consideration in committing them to battle. POS warfare as well as sovereignty being revamped is calling for brand new strategies, both military and economical. Major alliances are joining forces to take over our sovereignty. But adversity is known as PL’s second nature.

As the enemy amasses at our gates and prepares for one of the biggest offensives in EVE’s history, Pandemic Legion comes prepared, more ready than ever to defend it’s Dominion.

Posted: Nov 24th 2009 11:21AM (Unverified) said

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Fates United is a corporation slowly expanding in the EVE Universe. As the CEO, I talked a few friends into trying this amazing game out with me, and our small group created this corporation brand new one day one, with no support from other people. We now have an Orca and a handful of Hulk pilots. Over the past 6 months, we have reached this point; our main ISK gains are from group mining, especially from Glacial Mass. It seems Dominion might affect our market, so we will be forced to adapt. This isn't an alien concept to us; we are our own corporation doing things our own way, with no support from an alliance (yet). We eventually plan to build into our own alliance, and continue to leave our mark on the EVE universe. Every small action affects other people, in some way, although it may be hard to see the results of our toil. One day, it WILL pay off, and you WILL see our names again, maybe not just as humble high-sec miners, because EVE is about expansion, but under the pressure of our weapons, defending what we believe in.

Tribesmen
CEO of Fates United

Posted: Nov 24th 2009 12:49PM VETICOR said

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After the defeat of the Greater BoB Coaltion many pilots felt disheartened and angry at the mechanics of controlling space in EVE. Many decided to try new and different things in EVE for a time. But the call to go to war is always there, beckoning those of us who yearn to conquer & control the stars. Dominion and the changes it brings to controlling space acts as a call to all pilots of Reikoku and the recently formed IT Alliance. We yearn once again to conquer space; and conquer space we shall. The next great war has already begun.

Posted: Nov 24th 2009 1:09PM (Unverified) said

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Dominion will herald security for those in position and more of the same for those that do not have. The expansion makes it more difficult to take sovereignty space away from those who own it, especially in the case of an outpost system.

My small alliance has had to re-evaluate our options with each developers blog release. We had planned to engage a comparable alliance that holds a outpost, however, we feel that it would be impossible due to the new advantage given to the defender. Where in the past, we could have spammed pos's and concentrated on killing theirs, now we are subject to a series of rf timers that in the case of an outpost add a tag-team effect to being able to plan rf timers. As we are only a 1 tz alliance, its now incredibly easy to defend. Taking a small constellation in a region with a large powers interest will also be out of the picture. Larger alliances will still retain valuable moons in he area, even if they allow sovereignty to fall, so when smaller entities move in, it will give them targets to steamroll for the week.

Since holding space in 0.0 will still be at the whim of the larger alliances, we have already decided to just align ourselves with a large group as Dominion will actually hinder our efforts instead of aiding us.

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