Quick disclaimer – I had a crummy day in FW, first I assembled a brand new Vexor and hurried to the rally point of our sizable fleet only to land smack in a very well set up hostile blob on the other side. In the ensuing fights, I picked the wrong targets, was paying attention to fleet FC who was in a very different system and not my local environment. Subsequently, I lost the Vexor without taking anyone with me – that bugs me most.
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.