So, I mentioned before that our mercenary outfit is deployed somewhere and is shooting at ships that appear red on my overview. Thats about the level on intel I have but unless you – dear, smart and handsome reader – live under an asteroid, you know that a multitude of parties are currently fighting the big, bad wolf called the CFC or Imperium or (goons + pets) or – if you are Gevlon and for your sake, I truly hope you are not – Emporium.
Wormhole alliance are by nature dispersed all over the universe and combining fleets is sometimes a bit challenging. Our Alliance (Illusion of Solitude and yes we are recruiting) is no exceptions. We see each other on Jabber / TS all the time but we don’t fly that often with each other. Only to whack a Wormhole, defend our brethren or roam drunk.
Yes, IOS has drunk roams and they end in disaster, mayhem and annihilation of ships and hepatocytes alike. On these days, those of us who can make it, stream from our holes like bearded mountain men of yonder, muskets loaded, flasks filled with moonshine. We assemble somewhere central and buy random ships that we happen to like the sound of. Our European fleet mates have a crucial advantage – they started drinking 4-7 hours earlier. Our US contingent is wanton to catch up and the sweet sound of cans opening, ice cubes rattling and corks popping fills the TeamSpeak ether.
A couple of weeks ago, Oreb Wing commented on this blog on the merits of joining Faction Warfare – FW – for plex and glory. Oreb and I flew before in Z3R0 Return Mining (C4) and he has been subject of one of my slightly more introspective posts. So when he recommended to come out and fly with the militia, I did not hesitate. I always wanted to know about FW which struck me as the smartest non-sovereignty PvP mechanism in the game. It promised good fights in cheap ships with the added advantage that I can stay fairly independent. No CTAs, no corporate doctrines etc. Just join the militia, get some frigates and off I go. But you fight for a reason. And thats the difference.