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Posted: Feb 15th 2010 4:44PM (Unverified) said

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I don't know what CVA were thinking. An RP alliance attempting to take on a nearby 0.0 monster? They deserve what they're getting.

Posted: Feb 15th 2010 4:59PM (Unverified) said

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:fist:

The CVA / U'K fight has been one of the longest running in EVE, originating before either alliance actually existed formally, its not over yet, but so far its been a great experience with friends on both sides of the conflict. We would have prefered to liberate UNITY in a major bloodbath rather than just turning up with some friends, but sadly thats not the way it went down.

Since UNITY was reclaimed there have been a few more fights, Sylph alliance failed to pay their bills and lost their claim on three systems close to 9-UY. U'K have a long memory and Sylphs' backstabbing during the original fight for UNITY 3-4 years ago has not been forgotten, so we turned up and had 3 days of running fights against the "Providence bloc" (provibloc/proviblob) for ownership of the J6 system, with first one side claiming the system, then the other taking over until it came down to a final battle.

U'K were in system with about 80 pilots, the TCU (module that claims space) had about 3 hours of its 8 hour timer left to run and we were shooting the station (ownership of the system can be contested easily if you dont also own the station or have an "IHUB" deployed). We had stripped the station of its shields, armour and were starting to chew into its structure when the server crashed, and crashed hard. After an hour downtime the server came back up, warping back to the station we found that 10 million hitpoints of armour and shield had regenerated. We were a little miffed. But provibloc seized their chance to get even with us for the loss of UNITY, with 20 minutes left of the TCU timer and the station still in Sylph hands the golden fleet arrived in large numbers.

They jumped through the stargate into our sniper battleship fleet deployed at our optimal range of 180km, the ensuing fight was fairly fast paced, Im pleased to report that I was one of the first to die as I was attempting to jam out the providence logistics in my "suicide" falcon. Sadly the providence logistics ships managed to keep their fleet up and running so they suffered rather minimal casualties. We were far removed from our own supply lines and had to preserve what forces we could and so were forced to withdraw back to our starbase where the TCU was down to 10 minutes until it went online.

The providence fleet followed, deployed around the TCU and started beating it, our capital ships were too far out to repair it, and with the arrival of a handful of providence capitals, things started to look grim. We deployed our sniper fleet to attempt to distract the enemy fleet, scoring a few kills but not enough to drive the enemy fleet away. After 10 minutes of very tense action, the TCU onlined and became invulnerable to enemy attack until they spend three hours deploying SBUs. Outnumbered and deep in hostile territory, we were forced to do what all eve alliances do in similar circumstances. We picked up the batphone and dialed 555-bring friends, ATLAS alliance kindly answered our phonecall, but had to form up and race from halfway accross the cluster, we needed a plan to keep the enemy fleet interested.

ButterDog is a UK member and quite possibly the most hated man in EVE. The sight of him in a carrier slowly drifting away from the shields of the starbase was too much to resist, the providence fleet engaged once he reached 20 KM from safety. ButterDog lit his cyno, allowing friendly capitals based in UK systems outside of the theatre to jump in, and ATLAS had managed to get to us in very short order, fighting at a hostile POS against a fleet with heavy capital ship support, the surviving providence fleet was forced to leave the system, leaving UK to claim our new station, named "CCP rolls back, UK does not" in honour of the server crash and AAA's latest aquisition "God forgives, AAA does not" in the D-G system. Naturally this has now been changed to a more RP-friendly name.

It was a hell of a ride, and a damn good fight. Hats off to providence, but still, we come for our people.

Posted: Feb 15th 2010 5:12PM SgtBaker said

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Providence will burn! :uk-fist:
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Posted: Feb 15th 2010 5:02PM (Unverified) said

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CVA did the only thing they could do. To accept the non-aggression pact that Against All Authorities offered would have been both RP and entity suicide. To accept a pact where you cannot invade AAA space while they harbor their pet U'K simply would have been beyond stupid.

The 'mistake' CVA made was thinking goons would be able to hold their front against AAA, IT, and associated pets. Even if they hadn't had the sov drop wallet fubar, Goons could not have held out long enough for CVA to make any decent gains into assorted catch systems.

Hopefully Against All Authorities hits station exhaustion soon, as Providence was a great place for pilots like myself to have around to get used to flying in 0.0 space. EVE will be the poorer if CVA ends up losing providence.

Posted: Feb 15th 2010 7:54PM (Unverified) said

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You're right in saying Providence is one of the best, if not the best place for pilots to get used to nullsec space.

I started playing EVE in November last year. For 2 months I was stuck in a care bear corp with some real-life friends who didn't want to bit a little more adventurous. The breaking point for me was losing all the POS gear (that I funded) en-route to the moon we were setting up at.

I have decided to give it another shot though, and got into a very old corp from my country based in Providence who have long been in support of CVA. I can still only really fly frigates with any skill, however, so I'm worried that CVA's provocation of AAA is going to make it extremely difficult for me to make headway.
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Posted: Feb 15th 2010 6:27PM (Unverified) said

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Read all the blog posts, forums posts (EVE, SHC and Kugu) as well as related videos and the latest CCP news feeds at http://www.eve-druid.com/ProviWar

Posted: Feb 15th 2010 7:54PM (Unverified) said

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Speaking as an FC with stain wagon(not pets, bite me) The southern coalition has has a great relationship with CVA up until now, we don't want them to die which is why we are throwing very little weight behind this war. The hope is CVA will eventually figure out that they cannot compete and lose momentum, which they will.

Posted: Feb 16th 2010 4:21AM Rodj Blake said

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The final analysis of the conflict wil be "Amarr Victor", just you wait and see.

In Aralis we trust :)

Posted: Feb 16th 2010 5:48AM (Unverified) said

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I think these alliances should open up to new recruits. I've been wanting to go to 0.0 but it is hard to find a decent corp to join.

Posted: Feb 16th 2010 6:53AM (Unverified) said

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i suggest you post on the recruitment forum with your skills and experience, say you want to move to 0.0 i am sure you will get plenty of replies.
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