Daily Archives: October 10, 2011

Ask and Ye Shall Receive

You can’t always get what you want.  But if you try sometimes.  You might find:  YOU GET STEAMING HOT CHOCOLATY SUPER DEATH!

CCP Games released their latest Dev Blog.  The Capital Ship rebalance/nerf is up for review.

Long story short.  Supercaps now shred caps and don’t touch anything else, while being MUCH more vulnerable due to logoffski not being a viable tactic ever again…  Dreadnoughts suck less and Carriers are still the most versatile ship in the game by FAR.

This will affect most alliances by forcing them to get participation from subcap fleets.  A whelpfleet can now go and hit enemy supercaps with impunity unless those supercaps have they own subcap fleet.  For those unsure how this works:

It's not rocket surgery

This will get debated and adjusted, but the meat of it is:  Dreads are no longer condemned to death by hitting “siege” Supercarriers have fighters and Fightabommas only.  Fighters can hit battleships but nothing smaller.  Brohacs are back.  Titans can only DD capships and larger.  Carriers are gonna get shredded as they just became the most useful ship in EvE.

In other news all the subcap Tech 2 ships just became stupendously more valuable at a time when PL is threatening to try to restrict the supply of T2 mats.  How FUN!

What about Major Kong?



A Brief History of Corelin Part 8: … crom

Fresh off our kill of the Archon we found ourselves in another wormhole hunting more caps.  This one was somewhat less successful with an alarm clock operation that resulted in killing a Phoenix, but with only 2 alliance members on the KM.  We had proven over and over that our heavy hitters could find and execute targets in anything like equal numbers, but we had trouble keeping the “minions” in line.

As March dragged on more and more of our senior leadership was never logged in and totally unresponsive to out of game communications.  More and more things were dependent on myself and one other person.  The alliance had a huge proportion of people who simply never logged in and the smaller corps were bleeding people because no one wants to pay $15 a month to wait for people to start playing again.

After talking it over I made the decision that more or less inevitably resulted in the dissolution of CROM.  We’d lost the junior corps we hoped to bring along, and we’d lost a very promising pvp corp a week prior.  When I left I took the alliance’s 2nd in command (and the real driving force behind anything taking place more than a week in the future) with me.  When the senior leadership started to come back they raged.  They were furious with me for my betrayal, I didn’t handle things as diplomatically as I could have, and frankly I didn’t care that much.  I felt betrayed by the lack of interest that the leadership displayed in not logging in or responding, and was deeply offended that they were as angry as they got over events that happened when they were not logging in.

On the other hand I took more than half the active members of the alliance with me, including the only person with any real administrative skills with me, as well as several people from other corps.  Recruiting from blues is always a brilliant way to make friends eh?

What about Major Kong?