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July 14th, 2015 and the headline for New Eden is:

The Aegis Sovereignty Release Has Been Successfully Deployed!

Aegis Sovereignty is introducing a completely new sovereignty capture system for nullsec space paired together with improved nullsec infrastructure upgrades and better PVE opportunities and I think it’s going to create a rush of activity for the next few weeks as Alliances, old and new, make a push to keep their current SOV, capture new SOV or those groups that will be out to just plain ol’ mess with peoples SOV.

It’s going to be a fun time to be a Capsuleer in New Eden, specifically in nullsec and I’m stoked to be in the midst of it!

There are already a couple of resources out there to help with Aegis Sov.

  • timerboard.net is tracking all sov timers live, no F5ing required, with sorting and filtering features.
  • and Dotlan is now showing the time needed to capture structures, the defense multiplier and Capture Windows.

SOV CaptureUnfortunately on this first day of Aegis Sovereignty I am working a dual shift so will have very limited time to log in and play, but no worries as I think there will be lots of activity for the next few weeks and I’m looking forward to it!

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Virðing,
Kalam

Umskipti Allvaldr

“In this age, I don’t care how tactically or operationally brilliant you are, if you cannot create harmony — even vicious harmony — on the battlefield based on trust across service lines, across coalition and national lines, and across civilian/military lines, you need to go home, because your leadership is obsolete. We have got to have officers who can create harmony across all those lines.”   ~ General James ‘Chaos’ Mattis, USMC

Here we go… it’s the eve of the new SOV mechanics… let’s see how this goes!!!

“Be the hunter, not the hunted: Never allow your unit to be caught with its guard down.”   ~ General James ‘Chaos’ Mattis, USMC

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Virðing,
Kalam

Miðsumar Allvaldr

We’re a week away from some big changes to New Eden’s sovereignty capture mechanics. I for one am stoked to see how this all plays out and see how the ‘little guy’ will fare with taking and holding SOV.

The next few months should see some fun and exciting times!

Here’s the Dev Blog on next weeks patch:

Summer of Sov – Transition and Deployment

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Virðing,
Kalam

Biða Víss Umskipti

Change is coming to New Eden on July 7th when the Aegis update is released. It is supposed to contain the rest of the announced SOV Warfare changes… the Entosis Link will be expanded to impact all Sovereignty structures, the vulnerability windows will take effect, and the constellation-wide capture events and Freeport mode mechanics will become active.

My expectation is that once Aegis rolls out we’ll see a big spike in SOV activity for at least a few months while everyone makes their play and attempts to grab a piece of territory to call home. Then things will calm down some but with the new mechanics in place getting and holding SOV will make for some exciting content moving forward.

I’m stoked for the changes and the content they’re gonna provide. Let’s see how this plays out!

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Virðing,
Kalam

Gøra Ríki

There is a lot of speculation happening in regards to what people are calling “FozzieSov” and “N+1”. There have been a number of good posts and reddit threads on the subject…

I don’t have the experience with or any intimate knowledge of SOV to add much to these discussions but would assume that until the new mechanics are actually released we’ll not truly know just how they are going to be utilized and whether the “N+1” meta will be affected by them.

From what I have read I’d say that what it comes down to is ‘want’ – if a larger Alliance truly wants a specific System, Constellation, etc… they will take it and actively work to keep it. While I believe that smaller Alliances will be able to harass the SOV of those larger Alliances in those wanted Systems I don’t think that they will be able to effectively hold any System if that larger Alliance truly wants it.

I do think that SOV holders will have to consolidate their territory to effectively defend it though. Even the 1000+ member Alliances will have to limit the number of Systems/Constellations they hold SOV over, they will have a finite number of pilots available at any given time and they will not be able to defend an over abundance of SOV with how the new mechanics are proposed to work.

With all that said – there will be SOV to take for the smaller Alliances, albeit likely the much less wanted Systems that aren’t super desirable. Although with the talk of new structures and SOV enhancements maybe those less desirable Systems can be boosted from those smaller entities occupying and building in them.

Here’s to the speculation!

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam