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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Fyrsta Mennt-Fólcvíg

Unfortunately I was at work last night when it was all going down but it appears as though we’ve got our first big SOV defense on the go… we will now get to see how the CROWZ handle some pressure from a larger force and see if we can successfully defend our home… I’m hoping for a large, organized and disciplined turn out from the crew!

“Discipline is the instant willing obedience to all orders, respect for authority and teamwork.”

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

 

Sváss Drykkr IV

Things on the SOV front are rolling along, the latest iteration that was released with Galatea on August 25th made a few changes that seem to help the defender out some but I’m not sure it’s gone far enough yet – I’m still of the thought that taking/initializing an attack on someone’s SOV should take some effort – one lone pilot in a T1 Frigate should not be able to ‘Troll’ SOV. I’m still having some fun with our SOV stuff but all the timers sure do wear on you after-while – especially when they are being generated by lone pilots just screwing with stuff.

I’m not sure what the fix is but I’m sure that CCP are looking at how things are playing out and having discussions on what direction to take next – for now I’ll just continue to Fleet-up as necessary to defend our space and when we’re not doing that I’ll try to make some ISK and try to get some mates out for a Clusterfuck Roam or two…

 

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Sváss Drykkr III

New Eden is just over a month into Aegis Sovereignty and so far we (The CORVOS) have managed to hold on to our Null-Sec home and a few neighboring systems. My experiences with the new Sov-Warfare mechanics have been… fun’ish.

If you want to have and hold SOV then you are going to have to use and defend that space and if you can get your indices up then the entosis trolls are much less likely to mess around with your space. But… if you’re a smaller Alliance with multiple systems then getting indices up across multiple systems is not that simple or easy and opens those lower level systems up to those damn entosis trolls.

We’ve had a few instances of SOV-trolling come up and while getting the Fleets together to defend/entosis our space back isn’t too difficult it is a grind and not a super fun one. In my opinion attacking someones SOV should be something that takes a commitment – you shouldn’t be able to do the drive-by entosis in a frigate (or any ship for that matter) and mess things all up – if you are going to attack an Alliances’ Sovereignty you should be held to that commitment and not be able to run off easily.

I’m sure CCP is looking at how Aegis SOV is affecting game-play and I’m sure there will be some tweaks made at some point so I’ll just sit back, fleet up when necessary and wait to see how things all play 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