Øruggr Laun

What is OpSec?

opsec

OpSec (Operational Security) is the act of keeping information, fleet movements, doctrines, planned operations, etc… concealed to prevent the enemy from getting your location, fleet composition, battle plans, etc…

In practice, this means compartmentalizing information – most pilots don’t need to know the overarching battle plan, they really only need to know a limited amount of the details – where to form up and what to be flying. In reality this can be a frustrating practice for some pilots, people like to know ‘stuff’, but the idea behind compartmentalizing information is to minimize the chance of your operation, fleet comp and plans getting leaked.

For the average pilot, OpSec means not talking about fleets, not using local chat, not talking about doctrines on forums or trying to “show how important they are” by revealing classified information, and not talking about the goals of operations anywhere where spies could observer.

Keeping OpSec is easier said than done – there are just too many eyes, ears and voices in EVE to keep anything 100% secret but it sure is fun to try.

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Virðing,
Kalam

Vándr Nauðsyn

I’ve been joining in on a number of Fleet Ops lately and most of them have been geared towards SOV-Warfare and/or POS Defense and while I enjoy helping out and being a member of the Fleet I must admit that the actual Ops are usually pretty boring… orbit and shoot the big structure. Between Territorial Claim Units, Sovereignty Blockade Units, Infrastructure Hubs and Conquerable Stations/Outposts there is a crap ton of Hitpoints to grind down over the course of a few days \o/

The actual mechanics of Sovereignty are rather simple; the entity which possesses an online Territorial Claim Unit in a system has Sovereignty over that system but understanding the nuances of SOV-Warfare are another thing all together – there are a number of good resources to look at for this info:

I did get into something a little different on our last Op and acted as a Scout in an adjacent System providing the Fleet intel on incoming Neutral Pilots, which was both a little boring and exiting in short spurts – I did Scout a Fleet of ships coming in belonging to The Camel Empire and was able to get that intel to our FC who then got our Fleet to safety. One bonus of being a Scout is that it gave me some time to learn more about the different Ship types in EVE, never a bad thing.

In other news, we’ve been Wardec’ed again… so I’m back to avoiding High-Sec and the SOE mission grind is off. Instead I’ve been concentrating pretty heavily on some exploration and jumping into anything I think I can handle, whether that be a Relic Site, Data Site, DED Complex or Wormhole, which I’ve taken to jumping into any that I find just to poke around. I found my first C6 last night and being the curious fella I am jumped in and started scanning down all the Cosmic Signatures and found four of these – Unsecured Core Emergence – those look particularly nasty!

One thing I’ve noticed during my exploration roams is that Relic/Data sites in Drone space are very rare. Had another ‘first’ last night scanning down an Abandoned Research Complex DG003, got a little excited thinking I might find a Drone BPC but no joy, did find some Rogue Drone Components. Not super exciting but I scooped them up and added them to the expanding hoard of exploration loot I’ve got stashed away, sure they’ll come in handy some day.

 

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Virðing,
Kalam

Óvíss Ævi

With the changes to Force Projection, Null-Sec SOV-Warfare and entities like the Phoebe Freeport Republic Alliance taking action there is a sense of uncertainty and a possible transmogrification surrounding FØRCED ENTRY. at the moment. I’m not in the ‘know’ but there are meetings taking place and plans being made.

I’d be surprised if there wasn’t a few big moves made by our Alliance and Corporation leaders in the very near future.

Me? I’m in for whatever, as long as we’re having fun, will follow the big bro whichever direction he goes…

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Virðing,
Kalam

Floti Lǫg

FØRCED ENTRY. has got some sharp FC’s in our ranks and they’ve designed some solid Fleet Doctrines for us to use… to stay within OpSec I won’t post any of them here.

Our Alliance leaders have started getting even more organized with sending out messages with the specific fits we use for each Doctrine and for us newer pilots some suggestions for skills to get us in them.

Being one of those newer pilots I sometimes feel pretty useless as I can’t fly most of the ships in our Fleet Doctrines but any time I’ve gone out with an Alliance Fleet the FC has always been more than willing to have me along with a ship I can fly that fits as close to the Doctrine as possible.

With the new ‘unlimited’ Training Queue I’ve got things lined up but it will take some time before I can fly all our Fleet Doctrines, just one of the many things I’m working towards skill wise.

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam