Gøra Samgangr

SOV comes and SOV goes… such seems to be life in New Eden as a member of a small to mid-sized Alliance and being a line member means not being in the know about all the happenings, politics and relationships that are going on but what it does mean is a bit of a scramble to exit areas and move assets out of Systems that were likely going to be lost (did get lost) and then trying to settle into a new staging area while ‘things’ get sorted by Leadership.

I’ll just have to keep on saying it and make it a mantra ~ let’s see how and where things go now?

At least it’s a continued excitement!

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

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Skynsamliga Logn

I’m beginning to feel somewhat settled in the new ‘home’ system and am carefully getting some foundations laid down in the area. Got some PI up and running, got a few more ships and some other assets in place which makes getting out for some ratting, defense fleets and bashes a little easier. We’ve still got a long ways to go in terms of getting a market set up but things are definitely rolling along.

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Húð Draugr

AFK Cloaking, Cloaky Campers, Ghost Campers – They are a presence in New Eden, especially in SOV-Null, and there is no true counter – I’m not going to complain or rant about the mechanics or fairness of Cloaky Camping – it is what it is and anyone willing to put in the time to get the skills necessary can do it.

We’ve currently got a Cloaky Camper in one of our Systems and it’s most definitely a form of psychological warfare as he’s assuredly curtailing some of our industry and PvE activities in that System but he can only watch one system at a time so we just move our operations to where he isn’t and then when/if he decides to move he has the chance of being seen and the possibility of being caught. As one of my FRAG mates pointed out – one Cloaky Camper can not stop an entire Alliance from doing their thing and whomever that Camper belongs to is actually paying with game time to have him just sit there, he’s not actively making ISK with the Camper.

It’ll be just a matter of time before the Camper gets caught moving between systems, or gets bored, or moves on to ‘greener pastures’ as we’re not giving him any content. In the meantime we wait it out…

 

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Mennt-Fólcvíg

“Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent’s fate.” ~ Sun Tzu

Attacks on SOV are brewing all over New Eden and there are a few Regions of notable activeness but this is the blitz and I believe it’ll taper out over the next week or so and then those entities that are genuinely interested in holding SOV under Aegis Sovereignty will start to show themselves and start to appear on Dotlan as SOV holders.

Being in an Alliance that holds SOV and has a ‘secure’ area of nullsec to rat, explore, mine, and make some ISK in is a goal of mine and it’s looking like an achievable one – we’ll see how these next few weeks play out…

“Thus we may know that there are five essentials for victory:

  1. He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight.
  2. He will win who knows how to handle both superior and inferior forces.
  3. He will win whose army is animated by the same spirit throughout all its ranks.
  4. He will win who, prepared himself, waits to take the enemy unprepared.
  5. He will win who has military capacity and is not interfered with by the sovereign.

Engage people with what they expect; it is what they are able to discern and confirms their projections. It settles them into predictable patterns of response, occupying their minds while you wait for the extraordinary moment — that which they cannot anticipate.” ~ Sun Tzu

 

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Forvitnask Hríð Bjǫð

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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Fjúka Hœttr!

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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Fjúka Hœttr!

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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Fjúka Hœttr!

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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Fjúka Hœttr!

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