Blood Raider Kill
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A Week of World War Bee
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 July 2020, 2:15 pm
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Fittings for Glorification – 2v2 Cruisers
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 July 2020, 4:46 pm
Everything you need (and more!) to succeed in the new abyssal proving grounds.

WoW Classic Instance Limit Changes and Extra Bag Slots
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 July 2020, 2:15 pm
In WoW Classic things seem on track for the start of the Ahn’Qiraj events on July 27th, which I mentioned last week.  This past week saw a couple of smaller changes to the game. Previously Blizzard announced that they would limit the number of

Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 July 2020, 10:45 am
Editor’s Note: Signal Cartel (SC) is an EvE Online counter-culture in more ways than one. One of our motto’s is “be the content you wish to see”. In other words, leadership is not expected to provide content for its members, but rather members are

Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 July 2020, 11:33 am
As many of you are surely aware by now, James 315 finally finished his blog, MinerBumping, after 8 glorious years of non-stop victory. His blog will no longer be updated, which has created a void in ganking-related content that will be hard to fill. It is

Young Again
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 July 2020, 5:15 pm
While I do not play much, I do keep an eye on TorilMUD still, and I am always interested when some long time mechanic gets changed.  This time around it was age. Back when it was created, in the Sojourn MUD days, it was an attempt to not only create a

Birthday Bash
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 10 July 2020, 8:29 pm
The backstabbing, conniving, and generally ne’er-do-well nature of capsuleers is famously well known across the cluster. Pod pilots are known to blow each other up without warning or provocation, and pilots will not hesitate to set the plans of enemies,

Dagras Kutill
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 10 July 2020, 9:30 pm
Dagras Kutill is a Minmatar COSMOS Agent residing at the Carnival in Barkrik. She offers three missions under the title 'Kutill's Warez'.

Galactic Hour News Roundup: Liberation Day YC122 Edition
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 10 July 2020, 3:56 pm

The Scope's Galactic Hour with Ret Gloriaxx brings your roundup of the latest news from around the cluster, as the Minmatar Republic marks Liberation Day amidst news the Floseswin IV offensive has driven Amarr forces from the planet, and the Caldari State reckons with the loss of Ichoriya to the Triglavian Collective.

Liberation Day Celebrations Boosted by Collapse and Retreat of Amarr Forces from Floseswin IV

Matar, Pator – News of the retreat of Amarr forces from Floseswin IV has lent a carnival atmosphere to many of the Liberation Day celebrations across the Minmatar Republic and wider Matari diaspora, today. Sanmatar Maleatu Shakor struck a triumphant note amidst the remembrance of those still enslaved during his speech from the Great Caravansarai on Matar. Republic Fleet Ragnarok-class Titan battlegroups are also in parade formation at key locations across the Republic to mark Liberation Day.

"Today, we celebrate the 142nd anniversary of the Great Rebellion and the liberation of the Matari spirit and people. Even still, we must never forget those who never saw the light of freedom in their lifetimes and we can never cease our efforts to liberate those who remain in bondage across New Eden. Let us also hail the liberators of Floseswin IV who have swept the Amarr invaders of that world before them and back into space! Floseswin's people are and shall remain Matari and free!"

Above: RFS Oskla Shakim in parade formation in Hek as Liberation Day celebrations ensue

In Floseswin itself, the recent acquisition of system control by forces of the 24th Imperial Crusade did not translate into altered fortunes for House Sarum and allied forces on Floseswin IV in the last two weeks. The Minmatar Republic's Southern Floseswin IV Army, under the command of Hetman General Kanth Filmir, had been able to keep up pressure on the beleaguered Amarr forces trapped in two pockets centered on the cities of Port Kul and Jolan Kraal.

Reports from Jolan Kraal indicate a major uprising took place last night with heavy fighting taking place around key infrastructure. Forces under the command of the Khanid warlord Alar Chakaid were evidently unable to maintain control of the city's shield generators as the defenses fell later this morning. The SFIVA's 2nd Army Group subsequently broke through and, although confused reports indicate continuing Amarr resistance, the liberation of Jolan Kraal is certain.

At Port Kul, House Sarum forces under Colonel General Vikhtor Mazari appear to have taken the decision to evacuate amidst a major uprising in that city and shortly after the situation in Jolan Kraal became clearly untenable. Reports indicate that House Sarum forces and allies from House Ardishapur used Redeemer-class battleships to establish an evacuation jump link to Arzad while Port Kul's orbital defense batteries provided covering fire. An unknown number of troops and support personnel were evacuated before Port Kul's defense batteries were destroyed by Brutor Vanguard Skalmöld-variant planetary assault dreadnoughts.

Large numbers of House Sarum troops remain in Port Kul and General Mazari is reported to be directing the rearguard action. The status of Duke Alar Chakaid is unknown at this time. Hetman General Kanth Filmir has broadcast a general communique calling on all Amarr forces to surrender or face certain death at the hands of the combined SFIVA/Resistance forces.

The situation on Floseswin IV has been keenly followed by Minmatar capsuleers, with their repeated efforts to support the SFIVA and resistance cited by both Sanmatar Shakor and General Filmir. As well as visiting parade formations of Republic Fleet ships throughout key Minmatar systems, Minmatar capsuleers will be marking the Liberation Day celebrations with their own Tribal Tournament events in the Dal system. 

Above: Entropic Disintegrator Werposts Enforce Triglavian Control Over Ichoriya System

Recriminations as Fall of Ichoriya Increases Caldari State Losses to Four Systems

New Caldari Prime – The fall of the Ichoriya system to Triglavian invaders, despite very heavy fighting and a strong resistance effort by EDENCOM capsuleers, has led to serious recriminations among the Caldari executive classes and an increase in protests by workers across the Caldari State. The loss of Ichoriya, a key and formerly secure system in Black Rise, has put in jeopardy Caldari Navy and Kaalakiota Corporation logistics operations vital to Caldari militia efforts in the contested systems of the region.

While Ichoriya has a low population, with efforts primarily geared towards extraction of resources from the gas giants and moons of the system, the fall of a fourth Caldari system is a serious blow to the State. Caldari Navy tactics and equipment used in the fight against the Triglavian invaders have come in for severe criticism from pro-EDENCOM and Caldari capsuleers alike. Questions have been raised as to the state of Caldari Navy leadership and training, with some noting that Caldari corporate forces have done much better when involved in engagements with Triglavian fleets.

In the meantime, very heavy fighting continues in Nalvula, with Caldari corporate security forces attempting to repel Triglavian ground forces. The response from Triglavian Collective invasion units has reportedly included frequent use of orbital bombardment, and heavy suborbital and surface weapons. Broadcasts from Nalvula's planets are severely disrupted and becoming harder to maintain as invasion forces expand their footholds on the surface.

In Sakenta, the heavily-industrialized barren planets have apparently been invaded very rapidly by Triglavian forces. Contact with underground colonies has been lost and surface facilities are reporting heavy Triglavian activity. Caldari Navy and State Peacekeepers have mounted a resistance campaign on the temperate planets but Triglavian war machines and drones are steadily eroding their defenses.

Arvasaras, the third system lost by the Caldari State, is noted for the industrial exploitation of its valuable primordial worlds, known colloquially as "lava planets". Other planets have small populations in colonies mostly concerned with scientific and surveying operations. Communications are so far intact and reports indicate some Triglavian landings with no direct contact so far.

Observers of the Triglavian invasion strategy have suggested that their doctrine adopts a "total war" stance when they are challenged by serious opposition. Total eradication of armed resistance has been noted many times over on different planets, particularly on Caldari worlds where active defense has been attempted in the face of overwhelming Triglavian forces. The Triglavian strategy may be aimed at encouraging settlements on future conquered planets to surrender without resistance but it is unclear that this is the reason for their violent response to armed resistance.

In the State, protests have been increasing in number and crowd size as Caldari losses mount. Workers express anger and frustration at the failures of Caldari Navy forces openly and even the cities of New Caldari Prime have seen huge protests despite heavy corporate police presence. Mid-tier executive class chatrooms and holobars are said to be hosting heated discussions and a rising tide of dissent at the course of Caldari State management of the war so far. Criticism of EDENCOM's alleged favoritism towards the Amarr Empire is also on the rise, in an unusual departure from executive class practice of making no adverse comment on their allied empire.

In Other News

  • EDENCOM Refuses to Confirm or Deny "Diplomatic Contacts or Intelligence Operations Centered on Triglavian Collective"
  • Amarr Ministry of War Refuses to Comment on Floseswin IV Situation; "Upper Rebel Provinces a Matter for Sword Marshal of the Sarum Military Circuit"
  • Majority of "Indentured Workers" Evacuated from Low Population Harva IV's Chemical Processing Plants on Coasts of the "Quasi-Temperate" World
  • Intara Direct Action Unleash Crippling Network Worm During Raid on Guristas Covert Outpost in Pure Blind; Financial Networks in Region Affected
  • Umamon Corporate Scrip Exchange Networks Reported Closed for Maintenance Hours Before IDA Raid; Umamon Executive Panel Refuses to Comment
  • Khumatar Kril Efrit Authorizes "All Legitimate Military, Law Enforcement and Security Contractors to Kill Criminal Warclones on Sight"
  • Capsuleer Efforts to Provide Aid to Vale Planets and Continue Evacuation Efforts Applauded by President Celes Aguard
  • Internal Triglavian Revolutionary Organization Proscribed by Unanimous Vote of CONCORD Assembly; "Intriguerre" Broadcasts Defiant Response


Crowd at the Gate
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 10 July 2020, 4:00 pm

The Steam Summer Sale of 2020 Slips Away
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 10 July 2020, 2:15 pm
Yesterday the annual Steam Summer Sale wrapped up, the mass of discounts were reduced to the usual state of something on my wishlist always being on sale, and whatever sticker collection game they had going came to an end. The ongoing pandemic, which is

CCP is Just Going to Keep Selling Skill Points for Cash
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 July 2020, 2:15 pm
Just over a year ago there was some controversy and push back from the community over CCP introducing a Starter Pack that was effectively selling skill points to players, something that seemed very much against the grain of past statements from the

Insta Death
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 July 2020, 11:31 am
The other day I was out roaming solo in a Dramiel I had just fitted up. This is a relatively new fit that I've been trying out lately, the last one managed to get about 20 killmarks before it exploded. Not heavily blinged, but faction where it needed it.

Implemented and Forgotten?
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 July 2020, 8:37 am
A feature that's in the game for almost two years now: The Activity Tracker.

Wheelchair War – Zeitschleife für EVE Veteranen
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 July 2020, 1:29 am
Mit großem Hurra und aufgepumpt wie pubertierende Halbstarke ziehen in diesen Tagen zwei der größten Allianzen in EVE Online in den Krieg. Aber das Bild, das da transportiert wird passt …

Planning the Return to XZ-SKZ
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 July 2020, 2:15 am
There was a ping for Megathrons and, having one still in my hangar, I cleaned it off and rolled out with that fleet, proudly wearing my Quafe SKIN. There are probably better, and certainly more vibrant SKINs for the Megathron, but the Quafe SKIN is old

The Imperium Loses the XZ-SKZ Infrastructure Hub
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 July 2020, 9:15 pm
I was just on about entosis warfare and now one of the first big fights over sovereignty took place earlier today when the Imperium formed up to defend the the infrastructure hub in the system XZ-SKZ in Period Basis.  That is one of those systems on the

Hurricane at the Ansiblex Fight
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 July 2020, 4:00 pm

Entosis Warfare
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 July 2020, 2:15 pm
I don’t think anybody who has to use the Fozzie Sov… or Aegis Sov… mechanics with entosis modules and such is going to argue about it being something of a drag at times.  Some of my most tedious moments in New Eden have been centered around sov

What’s in a Name?
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 July 2020, 1:10 pm
In a previous post I talked about the early days of my corporation, Empty You [EMTU], and some of the people who helped to shape it into something other than a lonely one-man operation. In this post I would like to continue the story from where I left

CCP Cancelling EVE San Diego and all Physical Events in 2021
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 July 2020, 11:45 am
CCP announced this morning that it will be cancelling the EVE Online event that was slated to take place down in San Diego in September.  That event was slated to replace EVE Vegas, a disappointment to some, but the situation is such that the event was

All’s Horrorshow That Ends Horrorshow
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 July 2020, 9:02 am
Anoikis 6 June YC 122 From 3 May YC 122 my Anoikis roams were driven not only by corporate duty and pecuniary interest but also by scientific research into profitability of various exploration doctrines which, one may say, was also driven by pecuniary

Theaters of Operation
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 July 2020, 2:15 pm
Fighting in Delve ought to seem almost normal to me.  I think we spent time every summer from 2012 through to 2016 invading Delve and kicking whoever lived there out. We went there with TEST and Pandemic Legion in 2012 (seems like strange times now),

Is EVE's Summer 2020 War The Real Thing?
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 July 2020, 6:24 pm
Over the last two weeks a lot of talk has circulated about the upcoming war between The Imperium and everyone Test Alliance Please Ignore can gather up to fight. Has anyone heard this talk before? More often than not, these wars fizzle out after a few

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