Vættfang Upphaf

I’m definitely not a super experienced FC but I do feel like I have a decent level of knowledge in regards to the grid war/battlefields of EVE and can hopefully pass on some basics about how to position your fleet on grid.

So lets get right to it…

There are exceptions of course, a ship scanned down in mid space is one example, but lets go with the assumption that the majority of engagements in EVE happen around a fixed spot, it’s incredibly rare to see or hear of a battle taking place out in open space. Some may not understand what I mean when I say a fixed spot, what I’m thinking of are Jump Gates, Stations, FW Beacons, POCOs, etc…

An important thing to keep in mind is that in most cases the fleet that lands on-grid and starts positioning first will have an initial advantage. This is why you commonly see fleets holding on either side of a Gate waiting on the other to jump through – neither fleet wants to give up their on-grid positioning advantage.

When you’re thinking of positioning you’ve got four basic groups to keep in mind:

  • DPS
  • Logi
  • EWar
  • Tackle

For the actual positioning you want your DPS group to be nearest the enemy fleet, the actual range will be totally dependent on your weapon systems and what you’re up against.

Your Logi group should position themselves on the far side away from the enemy fleet but within their optimal range, or just outside of it, to you.

Your EWar group can be with your Logi group or on the far side of them, most EWar boats have solidly long targetting ranges and good ranges for their flavor of Ewar.

Your Tackle group should be working independently away from your main fleet and there are numerous ‘jobs’ they could be performing; they could be trying to get behind the enemy fleet to get you a better position, off catching stragglers, grabbing pings for your fleet to escape to or use as bounces, scouting your escape route, etc…

Very basic thoughts on grid positioning but hopefully it paints a clear picture for any aspiring FC’s out there.

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Gæta Sysla

Not all EVE sessions are all pew-pew all the time… some sessions are all about logistics and organizing.

Staging assets, moving Alts, hauling stockpiles of industry stuffs, cleaning up Station containers, etc – this is what my time in New Eden was encompassed of last night. A few hours of nothing super exciting but stuff that needed to get done –  although I am glad it’s over and tonight I can see if I can’t track down one or two of those new Blood Raider Gauntlets!

 

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

 

Hríð Borg

“This is a distress call to anyone listening in the vicinity! We are a Guristas research and trading facility that’s under heavy attack! Please come to our aid before lives are lost!”

This is something we saw a lot the other night when a few of us fleeted up and ran a number of cosmic anomaly combat sites. We happened upon a chain of Besieged Covert Research Facilities through a few systems, I think by the end of the night we had run seven of them. For the most part the loot was pretty commonplace, mainly Covert research Tools and Ship Skin BPCs, but we did luck out with a couple of the Besieged sites and scored some Low-grade Omega implants which really added to our haul, I think by the end of the night we had taken in just over 1 billion ISK.

My share is going to cover my loss of Fat Boy and then some! I was running logistics in my Scythe for our Fleet and during one of our restock runs we came across a neutral Fleet that was out on a roam and they just happened to be at the Station in Skarkon when we came out of warp, they were all pilots with the Brothers of Tyr in the Ordo Mortis Alliance.

Now… I have to take full credit for losing Fat Boy as it was totally a case of cranial rectal inversion – what I should have done is docked up, our Fleet wasn’t going to have any issues with the Brothers of Tyr gang – what I did was lock up my Fleet mates and start providing logi support. Once the Fleets engaged that action gave me timers and while our guys were telling me to dock up I couldn’t I had to wait out my timers, I tried to GTFO but got scrammed, webbed and eventually went down. I took a bit of ribbing from my Fleet mates for the mistake and it’s a good lesson learned.

Motto of the engagement: “This is EVE ~ Shipwrecks happen!
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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam