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New years plans

Happy new year all! I hope everyone reading this blog had a wonderful time over Christmas and new years.

Disclaimer: This post does not contain detailed battle reports or screenshots.

Well, no sense having a long build up: the biggest news for me is that with much consideration and regret, I have left Mostly Harmless Alliance and hence the northern coalition. I hope that this is only a temporary measure. The main reason being I was only able to attend one large fleet fight in the entire month of December (edit: actually – looking back at my posts – I did a lot of fighting in early december, what am I talking about? it just seems like a long time ago for some reason….. ) and January is filled up with a number of different Real life things. Oh, and I also bought left 4 dead 2… you know how much fun it is to shoot zombies compared to sitting for hours at a pos waiting for the order to go suicide yourself in a lag-filled battleship slugfest?

Seeing as the NC is on the back foot, being attacked from multiple sides simultaneously by some very large and determined alliances (and some relatively small, but no less determined alliances) each Alliance in the NC have been only helping the other alliances when a critical system was about to loose sov. In the month of December we had to do a lot of “we didn’t want that system anway” combined with “pull all non-combat ships out of xyz system…. just in case”.

Fighting over the past week even has seen a whole new level. In p-2 (mostly harmless Alliance’s forward combat system) recently there was a battle involving nine titans! None of them died, unlike in a recent battle (albeit a bit one sided due to lag) between IT alliance and Pandemic legion/goons in which 4/5 titans were destroyed in one battle.

The required commitment to fight a defensive war is far more than I can give at the moment. I cannot be as active in my corp as they deserve and so I’m pulling back to empire for a bit of R&R

To that end, I’ve started the 0.0 Veteran Rest and Relaxation Holding corp (VRRHC) and placed my main in it temporarily.

Now, I’m certain that I’ll get very bored ratting in the small amount of time I intend to log on, so I hope to get back into the 0.0 fighting in mid February. As a result I anticipate this blog will lay dormant until then, I’m sorry.

I do, however want to get back into it. I’m an all-or-nothing player, I would rather be heavily involved in a corporation, blogging, fighting, etc than wither away in a small empire mission running corp so I have already given thoughts to where I may go once I get back into it:

Mostly Harmless: I haven’t left on bad terms so I feel confident I have an opening there if I want it. I don’t feel obliged to go back to Mostly Harmless though. They do have some very good FC’s and I think are my first choice, but there are other options.

IT Alliance: Yes, I know, they’re the big bad guy, they’re the hardcore, ex bob members. To tell you the truth, when I first started the game I fully intended to join bob, but before I could even fly battleships properly, they were disbanded and shortly after removed from their space. I would love to fight an offensive war for once (something I’ve not done yet) and I’d be putting in my application to ANZAC Alliance corporation (who are both Ex-BoB and ex-Mostly Harmless coincidentally. I flew with them when they were in MH helping us against PL) to be with my fellow Aussie players, despite the fact I’m living in London.

Urshra Khan if I can ever learn to spell their name correctly, I love the Podded Podcast and although they’re not the most hard-hitting alliance, they seem fairly close nit. One of the things I’m looking for.

OUCH The open university of celestial hardship (http://alexiamorgan.blogspot.com/search/label/OUCH) started by fellow blogger Alexia Morgan (who also happens to be Australian). A sort of eve-university but without the reputation for stuck up dictatorshipness, and specifically targeted at 0.0. It would be good to help build a new corp from the ground up.

In any case, I’m not going to do anything for a few weeks. My wallet is lacking due to not being able to mission in highsec because of constant wardecs and not having an alt that can run lvl 4’s .. (remedying that shortly) I have basically pvp’d for the last seven months off the smeg loads of Isk I made in 2 months in a wormhole back in march when they first came out. But now my funds are less than I like to have. to the point of making a t2 cruiser really hurt when it is lost. (ok, fine, I have a 400 mil tengu, two onyx’s, logistics ship, two transport ships and a dramiel lying around that I could sell so perhaps I’m not that poor)

Now I’m rambling, so I should stop.

I’ll be posting the occasional screenshot – I still have a few left over in reserve so watch this space and fly safe!


  1. January 7, 2010 at 17:56

    Any interest in one of the Providence alliances? Our corp in Paxton Federation is close knit fun group and sees a lot of action that does not involve many (or hardly any tbh) battleships lagfests.

    LMK if I can sway you πŸ™‚

    • evemonkey
      January 7, 2010 at 18:06

      What? and join the Amarr scum? πŸ˜› I have some friends in providence, but I haven’t really wanted to join mostly because I don’t know how I could handle the NBDS policy…. 😦 the complete security of knowing there’s only blues in a system, with the assurance that no one’s going to shoot your officer fitted tengu is worth gold πŸ™‚

      we’ll see what happens in a month or so anyway.

  2. January 7, 2010 at 20:34

    We had the same misgivings about joining last fall and surprisingly it has not been an issue 95% of the time. Neutrals who are acutally hostile get turned red pretty quick.

  3. January 7, 2010 at 21:15

    Hey, nice to see someone talking about OUCH! I got all excited… Anyway, I’m interested in talking to you about your options in OUCH, if you’d like to discuss it as a possible choice. I’m guessing you won’t be a student πŸ™‚ so that leaves either trainer or security specialist. As either of those roles, you would only be required to be active when you choose. Trainers specify their agenda according to their own convenience, and members have to revolve their time around the availability of the training. Security specialists are there to bring some hurting to the hostile locals, of which we have a few. I’m interested in doing what I can to clear our operational area of hostiles, and there’s lots of action to be had.

    So hopefully I’ll hear from you soon. πŸ™‚

  4. January 8, 2010 at 07:35

    I feel your pain mate! I’m in WI at the moment, and we’re being hammered hard by Atlas / Solar / Every-pet-they-can-NAP in Geminate, and the constant CTA’s during December wore me down. I was on 3 weeks leave from work, so it was easy to do a 8hr op, but now with work and a family, I can barely play 2hrs a night. Of those two hours I can’t rat (constant reds in system) etc, so don’t worry, I have also thought about taking a break from 0.0 warfare! Enjoy the time out!

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