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Quantum Cats Syndicate, Gallente

Posted in Uncategorized on August 26, 2011 by shaleelianne



Gallente Militia
Kill Boards

[QCATS] has recently relocated to Egghelende to join the Minmatar warzone in search of small scale fights and to roam a different area of space with plans on staying for 30 days.

CEO: Ammon Dei

Who they are: 

*the largest, most active corp within the Gallente militia.
*is at the top of the Gallente all-time kill list.
*ranked 110 on BattleClinic.


*founded by Juan Rayo.
*core founding members include Chatgris, Omegris, Onezen, Flashfisher, and Igloo.
*started out in Villore.

Where they operate: 

*Heydieles, within the Gallente war zone.  (currently Egghelende)

RoE & Rules: 

*honors 1 vs 1.
*does not allow smack talk.
*operates under NBSI policy, as they like to call it, ‘preventive maintenance.’


*recruitment is open, mostly on referrels.

*Recruitment requirements:
*enough fighting experience to handle themselves
*able to provide their own ISK income
*no ‘asshats’

How they fly: 

*will engage in organized fights.
*has dabbled in mercenary work from time to time.
*has fleeted with Caldari to rid the warzone of roaming pirates gangs.
*prefers smaller roams and engagements.

Allies Include: 

*Shadows of the Federation
*Percussive Diplomacy
*Minmatar Militia


*at 128 strong.
*real life ages averages between 25 to 28, though they have pilots as young as 21 and some up to 60+.
*has both roleplayers and non-roleplayers.

Interview: MO22OH

Posted in Uncategorized on August 26, 2011 by shaleelianne


What does your name mean? 

It means Motto which means… nothing..

How long have you been playing EvE? 

For about a year and a half.

What attracted you to the game? 

I grew up loving things like Starwars and Star Trek and loved video games so EVE sounded like it was for me.

What other aspects of the game have you tried other than militia? 

For most of my EvE career I have been in a corp that was in FW but I touched mostly every aspect of the game (missions, 0.0, exploration and industry).

What is your most memorable experience in FW?

I can’t really say one thing because I have had many memorable experiences but a couple of months ago the minnies and the gellys helped an alliance titan drop some other alliances at a POS and it turned out to be very fun.

Do you participate in plexing and system capturing? Do you think it is a worthwhile endeavor? 

Only when the fleet goes there for some ganks. Or if we’re going to help the people who actually do that kind of thing.

What makes FW awesome?

I think the relaxed attitude on both sides.

What do you wish CCP would change about FW?

I know this sounds weird but I’m perfectly happy with the way things are right now…. yes there are things they could change but I could really give a rats ass as long as I can pew pew.

Who do you admire in Minmatar FW? 

I really like Sasawong because without him no one would deal with the plex’s.

Which of your opponents do you most admire?

Shalee, because she is a girl.

What do you think of mixed fleets? (Minmatar/Amarr, etc) 

I’m fine with them as long as the truce is honored and it brings in some kill mails.

What do you think your strengths and weaknesses are as a pilot?

I think my strength is I know when to joke around and fleet and when to be serious. One of my weaknesses is I’m not much of a solo pilot and it’s something I can work on.

What types of gangs do you most like to fly in? 

Well I usually fly with the Late Nite guys so really I fly everything… but usually nano shield stuff or heavy armor BS’s

You’ve recently changed corporations, from Autocannons Anonymous to Ice Fire Warriors. Why the switch? 

I have been with those guys since I started eve and it just felt like I needed a change.

What is your opinion on inner-militia conflicts & war decs? 

I think there stupid and it makes the game not fun.

What advice would you give to someone joining Minmatar militia? 

Don’t. Go to the Amarr, they need more numbers during my time zone.

How are things within the Late Nite fleets lately, especially in regards to the Galatica drama? Is he still allowed into fleets? 

Things with Late Nite are fine and normal for the most part. In regards to drama with Gala, most Late Nite guys never wanted to fleet with him even before the Geddon Navy kill, so I don’t think he will be flying with most Late Nite guys in fleet again… at least for a while.

Did your leaving Autocannons Anonymous have anything to do with the Galatica drama? 

Sure it had its part in me leaving AUTOZ.

Would you ever consider switching sides or flying with another militia?

Ya I considered but never actually changed factions in FW. Minnie Militia is my home.

What do you think about QCATS moving into the Amarr/Minmatar war zone? 

It’s a blessing and a curse. A blessing when we are extremely outnumbered and a curse when its slow and were looking for kills. But for the most part the Gallente are cool guys and just looking for pew pew like us.


Ship to fly: Drake, Rapier
FW System: Haras ^^
EvE Celebrity: Myself
EvE Related Website:  ( Not really EvE related but it’s always open on my screen while playing
Null Sec Alliance: N/A
Wartarget To Shoot: Every single one of them GOD DAMMIT!
Corpse: Shalee or Hot Pocket
EvE Online Forum: None forums are boring
Space Station: A3 4 Life
Song To Fly To: Tron Soundtrack (thank you Vordak)
Way To Make ISK: Mooch off other players = WIN
Ammo: L Scorch

Interview: EvE Uni FC, PinkKnife

Posted in Interview on August 24, 2011 by shaleelianne

Thank you for the interview. To start with, tell us about EVE University.

E-Uni is probably the largest and most well known eve beginner corporation. We have anywhere from 1600-2000 active members enrolled in the uni at any one given time. We offer a great amount of perks that we give new players, we have audio classes you can listen to, we offer discounted ship production prices, skillbook reimbursement, PVP ship loss reimbursement, and a bunch of others. Check out wiki if you want a whole list of all the perks.

Why did you join EVE Uni and what is your role within the corporation? 

I joined because I was looking for a good corporation to learn the game with. Since then I’ve been moved up to an XO position of my respective timezone (5:00 to 11:00). I’ve led a good amount of fleets, and have become somewhat of a known character in the uni, at least so I’m told. I recently started teaching classes as well.

How long did it take for you to become a teacher?

I only recently came to feel comfortable enough teaching a class in the uni. A lot of other people feel they want to give back to the uni for all the perks we get, so they jump right in. Students eventually kept coming to me asking to look over their bomber fits and such. I ended up rewritting the uniwiki on the stealth bomber, and felt I might as well teach a class on it as well.

Describe what it’s like being one of the 4% of females on EvE. Discuss both the perks and disadvantages.

It is definitely an interesting experience, I’ve been on the fun end of recieving some nice perks and gifts simply by playing the helpless girl card. On the other hand, I’m forced to listen to people say I don’t exist, and endless offensive remarks due to my gender. It seems the internet is a great place for any small minded, (or otherwise lesser endowed) male to vent his frustration about women. Alternatively, I’ve seen and gotten a lot of respect in the university, all of my complaints have been taken seriously, and its good to hear praise from other good pilots and recognition from the higher ups. So, eve has shown me how awesome it can be in a good corp that doesn’t care I’m female, but it has also shown me how childish and immature eve, and the internet at large can be at times.

How long does a recruit usually stay in EVE Uni? 

On average three months. I’ve been here around eight months, and I’ve seen two large waves of turn over.

What all can a new pilot learn from EVE Uni?

Basically, most of the core aspects of eve. we do mining lectures, industry classes, we frequently run PVP fleets, incursion fleets, we have an extensive audio class library open to anyone who wants to go through it. We teach some advanced classes, but by the time most uni’s get to that point they are already out of the uni and onto a null sec corp to experience soverign and nullsec. We do nullsec runs as well.

How often does EVE Uni bring fleets to the Faction War Zones? 

The Uni doesn’t actively participate in faction warfare, so if we do drop by its normally to try and score some PVP kills against pirates or other -10s. We don’t really pay attention to whether it is a faction zone or not, more simply if we can kill things there.

What is EVE Uni’s rules of engagements?

In empire space we run NRDS, so even in lowsec we are not a shoot first corporation. While we can engage -5’s and -10s in lowsec, since out pilots on average have less than 6M skill points, we are less likely to engage on a gate and take gate fire. We can, but we don’t like to. In Nullsec we run a restricted NBSI. Our only restrictions on it are industrial assets, and traveling shuttles and pods. However if we feel a pilot is hanging around, it is understandable if they end up on our killboard.

How often is EVE Uni involved in war decs against militia corporations?

Not terribly often, recently we had a second war against Ice Fire Warriors/Blacksite Prophecy, but other than them most of our opponents are faildecs and greifers. Rarely do we get an honestly good fight.

Does EVE Uni ever mix fleets with outside corporations/alliances? 

We do, but out ROE forbides us from doing so in PVP fleets, so unless it is high sec mission running, wormhole space or incursions we rarely ever mix fleets. When we do mix fleets, it is done on the knoweledge that we cannot defend blues if they are engaged.

How would a new pilot join EVE Uni?

Just apply to it. We are always openly recruiting. Contact one of our recruitment officers, or just apply through the corporation info.

Stokes Supplies Folks in Dal

Posted in Interview on August 21, 2011 by shaleelianne

Interview with Alex Stolkes, local entrepreneur in Dal.

How did you get in the business of selling pre-fitted ships?

I can’t do the same thing in Eve for a long time, if something starts to be boring I just´stop doing it.

I like to try new things from time to time. Example, my lottery and my (german) financial service.

I’ve currently started selling pre-fitted ships in Dal.

I got the idea from the forums, where there was talk about another low sec trade hub. In the thread, someone stated that he missed a service which was offered by someone who had stopped it: pre fitted ships.

I began to do the math on this but cancelled everything, because I had no desire to look for a place.

Why have you chosen Dal over Faction War hubs like Huola or Auga? 

One month ago I talked to a friend about this and he agreed that it was a good idea. He suggested Dal. After running the math and checking dotlan, etc, I agreed and started to move in.

Other low sec trade hubs aren’t selling completely fitted ships, so in fact there is no “other” trade hub compared to my offers in Dal at the moment.

It simply makes no difference for the customer if you fly one jump to an existing low sec hub or if you do one jump to Dal for everything at once. And Dal is simply a quiet place. I’ve never seen a gate camp in contrast to those other hubs. So I have no competition to those other hubs and therefore must not rely on the demand at those places.

How long have you been selling fitted ships in Dal? 

The first ship was sold on 2011.07.31.

Do you sell elsewhere? 

Not yet but we’ll see.

What all do you have for sale? 

The most common ships in Eve I guess: Drakes with heavy missiles and heavy assault missiles, a nano-shield Hurricane and an armor Hurricane (where I am tweaking the fitting at the moment from 425mm Autocanons to 220 mm Autocanons to get two medium neuts online); a triple rep Myrmidon (I plan a dual repair too), and an armor Harbinger.

All Ships are with ammo, drones, cap boosters, and rigs so all anyone has to do is accept the contract and start fighting.

Can customers pre-order ships?

Sure, but there should be a decent amount of ships ordered. I won’t fly for a single cruiser or battle cruiser. For example I sold eleven Moas as a single order. Those were delivered in under 24hours.

How do you choose your fittings for your pre-fit, contracted ships?

I just looked up the fittings at a forum and chose the most common small gank fittings. I’ve also been given advice from the locals in Dal and Auga to optimize; thanks to those who have helped me improving my fittings.

How do you advertise?

At the time just in local. Sadly it looks a bit like Jita and for those who are online at one system for a long time it might be annoying. To those: please excuse me. I try to catch ganks coming through those systems. So when the local spikes, I send my advertisement.

Loosing a ship at the beginning of a roam, maybe in the first fight, is frustrating, because flying to a trade hub and buying a new ship takes some time, even if you are close to one. Time the others might not want to wait.

So knowing that there are pre-fitted ships in Dal could save your evening.  You can go on flying with your gang in your pod until you reach Dal, wait the 30 sec session change after docking and go on roaming.

Anything else you’d like to add?

Yes. If you see my prices please think one moment about it before you scream. It is Jita + about 20 % – 30 % without mentioning the transport! Everything is transparent. If you have any questions, just ask. But for that 20 % – 30 % you save:

*the way to a trade hub
*the time it takes to click-through the market and buy everything
*the risk to undock and forget the damn drones
*the way back.

A shield-nano Hurricane costs about 56 M ISK in Jita and I sell it for 73 mil ISK, which is about 30 % without transport.

If you think this is still to expensive for the benefits you get, then don’t buy it. I just want the people to know that the offer is there. The rest is up to supply and demand 🙂

Civil War Within Minmatar ‘Late Nite’

Posted in Uncategorized on August 19, 2011 by shaleelianne

Galatica789 of Autocannons Anonymous, [AUTOZ], is at the center of an inner-militia conflict which has caused KA POW POW Inc [K.POW] to declare war on [AUTOZ].

The trouble began in July when Galatica789 was accused of being a loot whore, seen on this kill mail against Mystical Might of the Amarr Militia.

Galatica789 said ‘no one asked for it back’ and that he ‘would have given it back if asked.’

Galdornae of [K.POW] claims since the incident, Galatica789 continued to ‘steal faction loot’ and that the Late Nite fleet tired of his ‘obnoxious behavior’ and decided to do something about it.

During a Late Nite fleet, Galdornae, Muskells, and Susan Black attacked Galatica789’s drake after it had moved off of gate, though were unable to break his tank because a friendly scimitar was on field repping.

The following day, Muskells attempted to alpha Galatica789’s daredevil which lead to Galatica789 later showing up in an engagement between pirates and [K.POW]. Galatica789’s point on Muskell’s Armageddon Navy Issue resulted in 650,114,000 ISK loss as shown here. 

[K.POW] declared war.

Diplomatic steps were taken by Galdornae, hoping to end the war without combat. M0220h quickly vetoed the suggestion that Galatica789 be removed from [AUTOZ], though initially he did agree to reimbursement of the ANI, asking for time to gather the payment.

Upon acceptance of the agreement, [K.POW] agreed to retract the war.

Shortly after, Missy Lorelai of [AUTOZ] contacted Muskells and Manos Kdo, stating that he would set up Galatica789 in the Lulm system so that Muskells could gank him.

Expecting a trap, Muskells entered into the system fitted with a cyno on his sleipnir.

As predicted, [AUTOZ] did point Muskells and engage him. Cynos were lit, bringing in a Moros and a Nidhoggur followed by a support fleet.

Galdornae and Manos [K.POW] jumped in two thanatos in retaliation.

As the [K.POW] sleipnir was lost, more of militia joined the field.

A combined fleet of Minmatar Late Nite and an Amarr Militia Black Ops fleet joined the fight, also dropping a revelation into the midst.

The Minmatar and Amarr battle reports can be seen here.

Galatica789 stated, “Well, [K.POW] isn’t powerful enough to take on [AUTOZ] alone. They bit off more than they could chew, and that is why they had to call in Amarr. They got tossed around by a more superior corp and was forced to turn to the enemies to help bring down our carrier. Without Amarr intervention, there would be dead [K.POW] thannies and pest fleet issues.”

Poll: What changes would you like to see to FW?

Posted in Poll on August 12, 2011 by shaleelianne

“The changes that I would like to see implemented most to FW is a change in the combat aid mechanics and a meaning to plexing.

At the moment people are encouraged to use out-militia logistic pilots because militia pilots get considerable standing hits when repping a gcc or outlaw pilot. Some people, including myself, use that standing to accept missions and fuel their pvp efforts.

Although FW plexes can give nice fights and to roleplayers it might be very interesting, for the average militia member that is not a roleplayer flipping occupancy has no real benefit to it, except for chest-beating. It takes quite some effort and it can be very dull if you are in a remote system. Like I said, good fights can happen, but even the minor plexes are not noob-friendly because faction frigates rule in those and no militia noob will be able to afford a faction frigate.

Therefore I hope CCP gives a tactical or strategic meaning to occupancy.” JasonXXL, Gallente

“Faction Warfare started over three years ago and has gotten very few changes since. Right now, CCP has labeled it as “PVP for Noobs” and generated an easy way for your average scrub to make loads of ISK off of LP. Since implementation, the only changes they’ve made have been towards the mission-running aspect of it, and a few changes of the plexing mechanics behind the scenes they never tell you about (making it irritating for plexers who have to re-learn the hidden mechanics through trial-and-error). Largely ignored by CCP, faction warfare has been kept alive by the avid FWers across EVE trying to add their own twist to it (DeT Resprox should get kudos for his work with the T.R.I.A.D agency, which offers non-npc missions to Minmatar-giving rewards for PvP kills and other PvP related objectives).

The changes to FW I’d like to see are vast, but I think there are a few crucial ones that take priority over the rest:

Firstly, CCP needs to shut up about FW being for newb players. It is true that militias have a lot of new players in them and it is a good starting point for a lot of players to learn PvP, but I find it funny they say FW is a stepping stone to null-sec. Very often, we have recruits who are tired of the sometimes unskilled and laggy combat that takes place in the larger null-sec alliances who decide to join the militias. It’s not uncommon for militia fleets to wipe the floor with null-sec alliances when they don’t bring their superior capital fleets in also. Mis-labeling FW as such is just an excuse for CCP to ignore fixing the many issues with it.

Secondly, plexing needs tangible rewards. FW has devolved to simple gate-camps between a stretch of 2-3 systems which have no purpose other than to try to get a fight. Without objectives that people actually want to capture/hold, there is little incentive for people to fight against the odds, which often results in hours of inactivity unless a roaming neutral fleet rears their heads in the warzone. If CCP adds some incentives to plexing, such as LP gain or giving real advantages to occupying systems (like access to station services), this will create a much more diverse warzone where people actually care to fight against the odds.

Thirdly, I would like to see the the plexes changed so they require more than a simple speed tanker. NPC’s also need balancing (Amarr NPCs < Minmatar NPCs) so they are actually comparable. Plexes should require all NPC’s to be destroyed, or some objective completed (other than a simple timer; something like Sansha Incurions maybe) before they can be captured. This prevents people from solo speed-tanking a major plex with a T1-fit vigil, and would require a bit more work from the militias to change system occupancy.

Lastly, make missions more difficult. It should not be possible to solo a lvl 4 Minmatar FW mission with a single stealth bomber. FW has gotten a huge influx of mission running alts, driving down the prices on the FW LP stores and make it more difficult for the actual militia PvPers to support themselves. These stealth-bomber alts (which are both quickly trained and placed into the militia) are usually supporting non-militia PvPers, who are often attacking the militias.” Eran Mintor, Amarr

“Well the problem lies with low-sec in general. There’s really no isk to be made in low-sec. There are better options like WH, L4s, etc. Pvp is fun. That is a fact. I’m a pretty old player, and sometimes my heart still races when I pvp. The rush is so good.

As I see it, if CCP would make pvp profitable somehow, low-sec and FW would flourish. Thing is though, pvp is more of an isk sink. Take 0.0 for example, there’s a reason to fight – to defend your territory, and all the isk that comes with it.

I often solo roam and often when targets are scarce, I ask myself, why aren’t I making ISK instead? I’m just wasting my time flying around looking for stuff to shoot.

On the other hand though, if FW/Low-sec becomes an ISK faucet, the excitement would diminish since the sense of loss is removed. It’s a problem that CCP has to solve. But as is, it definitely needs an overhaul.” Phuong, Caldari

“Make killing WTs more rewarding.

While killing enemy ships has a sporadic LP reward (which, by the way, should be divided among all combatants and not just top damage dealer) there should also be a bounty placed by our government on enemy pod pilots. Possibly by the rank of the enemy pilot. This would help offset the large cost of losing ships in PvP. Again, the bounty shouldn’t be just to the final blow dealer, but like missions and rats, divided among all participants on the combat grid.

Make plexing more rewarding.

Plexing is boring as hell. If we could see how much capturing added or removed to the status of a system (like in Incursions) then we could motivate people to plex more. And, there should be monetary rewards and loyalty points involved, they don’t have to be large but any little bit helps. And maybe our navies don’t have to be quite so dumb? They could be more like Sanshas…

Make captured systems have some real consequence.

I’m not sure on the details of this one. Maybe we add local navy ‘rats’ to captured systems? Maybe there is some sort of home field bonus to killing enemies in captured systems (to both sides) in an ISK reward? I’d also have a large monetary boost and LP reward to those pilots who capture a bunker. And I’d make a miltia-wide broadcast to both militias when a system has gone vulnerable. Or, over time if a system is captured the friendly rats get tougher/smarter, or maybe it becomes more and more difficult to reclaim the system?

And I’d create a huge reward in ISK and LP to any militia that actually wins… that is, capturing all systems and holding them over time. Medals, LP and ISK rewards militia wide when this happens, and rewarded again maybe for each day that the militia hangs onto all enemy systems…” Kuan Yida, Minmatar

Interview: Susan Black, Minmatar

Posted in Uncategorized on August 7, 2011 by shaleelianne

How long have you been playing EvE?

I’ve been playing even for nearly four years, though I took a couple breaks here and there.

What attracted you to the game?

My brother first got me into the game. I had never played an MMO before. I was hooked pretty quickly.

What other aspects of the game have you tried other than militia?

I have actually spent more time in 0.0 than in faction war. I was in Federation of Freedom

Fighters during the tail end of the Max campaign, and then during most of the duration of Aggression. I also spent some time in Systematic-Chaos. By that point, I was getting really burned out on the big time 0.0 warfare and decided to ‘retire’ to empire and do some wardecs on my own. Ironically, it was a pirate named Lukka that eventually got me into faction war. After I soundly lost a 1 vs 1 to him, we kept in contact, and I was introduced to some of the guys that would eventually be Locus Industries.

What is your most memorable experience in FW?

There was one particular battle where a small Locus gang and a triage carrier took on some other capitals. I believe we killed a carrier and 3 dreads before they ran. We were so outnumbered, and every member of our fleet was utilized to the max. It’s really fun winning a fight due to great tactics, rather than just blobbing things.

What factions have you flown under? Briefly tell of your experiences in each faction and why you now fly with Minmatar over the others.

I’ve flown in every militia except for Gallente.

Amarr was my first experience with militia, and I was in it for over a year. I made some really good friends and acquaintances in both Amarr and Minmatar during that time.

Joining Caldari was a lot different. The Gallente blobbed big time, and we hard a hard time finding good small gang fights. I think most people were somewhat bored, and it didn’t last long.
I recently joined Minmatar after fooling around in 0.0 for a while. I decided to join up with some old friends, and so far it’s been fun.

In all honesty, I don’t really consider myself as flying ‘under’ a militia. Militia is just a way for us to make money, and attract more targets. We do a lot of other stuff as well, including 0.0 roams, and piracy. In my corporation, most of us are willing to go -10.

Do you participate in plexing and system capturing? Do you think it is a worthwhile endeavor?

Huh? I don’t shoot buildings or little red Xs.

What do you think about the use of alt spies, neutral alts for bonuses, and outside cap support?

Alt Spies – Waste of time, unless used primarily to laugh at people and troll

Neutral Alts – I don’t mind GCCing on someone’s neutral alt.

Outside cap support — Meh. If it makes the game more fun for you, go for it. I’ll stick to my cane, thanks.

Who do you admire in Minmatar FW?

Galdornae is the best prober-outer I know. Oh yeah, he pvps too.

Also, I don’t know Bahamut420 the best, but he soloed a dramiel, a slicer, and then got a cynabal into armor while flying a solo rupture. All so he could undock his logi to come rep my baiting ass on the station. So he’s cool too.

Which of your opponents do you most admire?

I think that anyone who is willing to engage us in a pretty decent, fair fight I’d give a +1. The people who complain in local about getting blobbed, then run away from every decent fight or drop battleships onto tech 1 cruisers don’t really get any brownie points from me.

What do you think your strengths and weaknesses are as a pilot?

Strengths – I’m not afraid to try new tactics, new ships, etc. If it sounds interesting, I’ll do it. Also, when I make a decision about something, I jump in with both feet.

Weaknesses – I don’t really find myself good at solo pvp. I don’t know if that’s because I suck at it or people like to blob me, or what.

Any particular killmails and/or loss mails you are especially proud or embarrassed of?
Proud of:

This was a pretty awesome fight. We were outnumbered and there were a lot more capitals on their side, so we had to utilize every guy in our gang to the max. It was a lot of fun.

Embarrassed of: Most of my embarrassing losses, are probably from years ago, when I was still learning pvp. I don’t think I could find a killmail link if I tried, and they’re not super embarrassing because everyone has to learn somewhere.

I do remember attacking a carrier in my caracal once though. I didn’t know what carrier’s were at the time. My FC, and gang laughed heartily at me.

Describe what it’s like being one of the 4% of females on EvE. Discuss both the perks and disadvantages.

Oh, you know. The first time on a corp’s coms is usually pretty fun. People freak out, and you think they’d never heard a girl’s voice before.

Lots of times people will give you free handouts—ships, isk, etc. Then there’s the occasional schmuck who harasses you a bit more than you’d like.

I think that’s the reason I loved flying with Locus…and Gunship, and now KA POW POW. They don’t treat me much differently. I get lots of free ships, sure, but it’s not more than they give to anyone else in corp. We’re practically socialists these days. Also, if I do something stupid, they still yell at me. If I fit something like crap, they still harass me about it. Especially Galdornae.

He’ll outright tell me when I died stupidly, or did something dumb. But, they also don’t blink an eye at me being bait, bringing serious ships to the fight, or relying on me for stuff.

I still remember getting on Locus voice coms the first time. It was just kind of “meh, whatever. Get in fleet, we’re about to engage something. “ LOL

How long have you been blogging about EvE? (also link to your blog please) I’ve been blogging since January, so quite a few months. I’m not a role-player by any stretch of the imagination, and mostly write about funny fleets stories, how to make billions, you know…that sort of thing.

What do you enjoy most about FW, and how do you think FW varies from flying in o.o?

FW and 0.0 are like night and day. FW is all low-sec pvp, so there are no bubble camps, etc. Also, you tend to shoot the same people over and over again in FW, where you hardly get to know your enemies in 0.0.

As far as what I like in FW…probably the small gang warfare. No matter how blobby each side says the other is, it’s all small compared to what I was involved with in 0.0.

What types of gangs do you most like to fly in?

Small corp gangs are the best. Small gangs in general.


Ship to fly: Hurricane
FW System: uh…depends on the day. If I get 15 kills in Kourm, it’s usually my favorite for the moment.
EvE celebrity: ?
EvE Related website: Killboards, and Battleclinic
Null Sec Alliance: AN EYE FOR AN EYE They are my home away from home
Wartarget to shoot: All of them
Corpse: I don’t like corpses!
EvE Online Forum: I read the Trade forums a lot
Space Station: Huola TOP
Song to fly to: The sound of my turrets firing…lol. I don’t really fly to music.
Way to make ISK: Ripping people off

Thank you for the interview.

Interview: Flyinghotpocket, Amarr FC

Posted in Uncategorized on August 5, 2011 by shaleelianne

Thank you for agreeing to this interview. How long have you been playing EvE?

I started playing in Quantim Rise.

What other aspects of the game have you tried other than militia?

I lived in wormhole for a year, did 0.0 for six months and some piracy. My beginning days were as a carebear.

When and why did you first join FW?

Exodus break of 2009 I joined militia. I joined because I told my best EvE friend Missy Lorelai I’d join the militia with him one day. I got on exodus break and decided it was time to pvp in EvE.

What is your most memorable experience in FW?

The Arzad blood bath on either side of militia, frigate fighting/cruiser fighting. No faggotry fights, no faction cruisers, no bbs, just t1 ships t1 mods.

What factions have you flown under?

Minmatar and Amarr.

Briefly tell of your experiences in each faction and why you now fly with Amarr over the others.

Minmatar militia is the most elitest militia I’ve been in. You have complete noobs, and then good pvpers who will never fly with anybody who can’t fly a hurricane, namely IFW and Ross. Created an intel channel. Went through corp merge upon corp merge until we finally landed in our best corp in Minmatar, Filthy Franchise. It was a merger of about eight corps, some of them were ex- Gallentee militia.

After joining Amarr, the more skilled pilots in Amarr militia, and superior Amarrian ship builds work together way better than the Minmatar ship fleet styles.

I fly with Amarr now because it fits my style of pvp. Where Minmatar militia fights like they are in 0.0, Amarr fights the way I like, super tanky and all depending on your ROF to win.

Joined amarr after the FF merged into AA and our terms in the merging contract were not honored, not to mention they were complete noobs. We decided to go green on green, purple on purple, and switch sides to bring them to their end.

How hard was it to gain trust from other pilots after switching sides?

Extremely hard. For the first month the House Theodolous was looked at by the Amarr militia as traitors. At first, all the roleplayers gave Gabreil Theodolous a lot of flak about taking in Minmatar to his house. A lot of the amarr militia distrusted us. We were banned from vent for a long time, and denied all the intel channels.

After that first month we started becoming more well recived after we were shown in the top ten corp killers of the month.

Predator Elite made an intel channel and invited all the House to be in it, saying that Amarr militia have been holding members out of vent and intel because they thought they were tratiors. (I remember him saying this on vent.)

After the House made an offensive move into Vard, (which was the filthy franchises old home) all of us basically retook our old station. TRIAD put up a relatively good fight to defend Vard but we smashed them in every fight except two..

After that we were put on the map in Militia as the holders of Vard.

You participate in plexing and system capturing, what makes you think it is a worthwhile endeavor?

The best fights come out of plex fighting. You can have some faggotry stuff in medium plexs and such like blackbirds, but you can’t get super faggotry like scorpions or widows in there, so the limited ship fighting is much funner to have.

Small gang fights are funner. What you ACTUALLY do matters in plex fights, vs going to 0.0 and pressing f1.

What would you change about plexing in FW?

Create more plex’s, ones that allow interdictors in cruiser plexs. Medium plexs allow t1 crusiers, majors go straight from t1 to both t2 and t3. Remove the t3 from major restricted becons.

I have always loved EVE’s roleplaying a bit. I would like to see plexs that give a bonus if you’re inside it in your own militia’s ship type. Both enemy militia and friendly militia would get the same bonus to fight in plex in there own factions ship, thus being stronger than the pirates, discouraging them to attack us, and encouraging us to fight more in Amarr ships. Likewise, it would encourage the other races to fly their own ships.

There needs to be rewards for plexing. Make sov actually mean you can’t dock in hostile space, or your get LP’s for plexing, etc.

Change it so that plexs respawn not only at downtime. Either respawn after an hour of capping a plex or every six hours, a quarter of the plexs respawn.

What do you think about the use of alt spies, neutral alts for bonuses, and outside cap support?

Hate them. I will gladly GCC alt spies and loki boosters. Mother fuckers can’t fight in militia honorably with their alts, they have to have them out so they have gate gun protection. Same thing here, you only get bonus’s from your alt being in militia.

I’m a firm believer in caps should be out of militia and would only consider outside cap support to destroy a militia superior cap fleet.

Who do you admire in Amarr FW?

The oldest players in the game are in this militia, and they aren’t rude, usually.

Which of your opponents do you most admire?

The ones that don’t think the need 3+ guys to kill me solo.

How long have you been an FC?

Since after the first month of joining Minmatar militia.

I’m target calling in this one, most of players that where in this video have now switched to the Amarr militia with me.

What do you consider the most difficult part of FCing? 

Getting enough players mostly. I fly with dedicated people who are largely competent, but getting enought to fight the Minmatar only one on five is very hard.

What types of gangs do you most enjoy FCing? 

Minor, medium plexing fleets. When roaming, lots of harbingers, but I mostly plex.

What advice would you give to someone who is just coming into Amarr FW?

People start giving you shit, block them. 1377 people I have blocked.

What kind of advice would you give to someone who is an up-and-coming FC?

Confidence confidence confidence. Be strong and have an understanding on how your fleet members think. Don’t let your fleet-mates get scared and start running even though the fight is even.


Ship to fly: Harbinger
FW System: Dal
EvE celebrity: Sammater
EvE Related website: Just youtube
Null Sec Alliance: CVA
Wartarget to shoot: Missy Lorelai
Corpse: Missy Lorelai
EvE Online Forum: The ones with raging/roleplaying
Space Station: The Jita station
Song to fly to: Ghost Division, by Sabaton

Thank you for your time. Any parting thoughts?

Just train for Amarr, the other ships are broken by default.

TMFED Declares War.

Posted in Uncategorized on August 4, 2011 by shaleelianne

The Imperial Fedaykin [TMFED] of Amarr Militia has recently declared war upon the alliance, Electus Matari.

When asked why they wardecced EM, Predator Elite said, “We didnt like them providing neutral reps and only engaging TMFED on their terms.”

Electus Matari (EM), a community of immersionist roleplayers, has long supported the Minmatar Militia by providing a prize fund to the most active TLF pilots and corps that acquire victory points. Also, EM frequently visits the Amarr/Minmatar war zone to offer fleet support.

EM has been at war with PIE inc, an RP-Amarr FW corp for several years now.

“Well, we’re always happy to have the chance to shoot more Amarrian slavers,” said Gotti of Lutinari Syndicate, one of the corporations that make up EM.  “Them deccing us means we’re doing our job. We would happily be in the TLF, if it didnt cost us our alliance to do it.”

Interview: PERUNGA, Gallente FC

Posted in Interview, Uncategorized on August 4, 2011 by shaleelianne

Thank you for agreeing to this interview.  How long have you been playing EvE?

I have been playing EvE online for around two years now off and on but on for the most part ofc.

What other aspects of the game have you tried other than militia?

I have tried many aspects of EvE Online. I feel to have a full understanding of what EvE has to offer you must try as much of what eve offers as possible. For a time I was very interested in running cosmic sites, WH, etc. Exploration was something I found very fun.

When and why did you first join FW?

I first joined militia back when I was a noob some two years ago. I’ve been in and out of militia over that time but I duno, it just seem like home I guess. I’m not 100% sure why I joined militia in the start just seemed like something fun and most high sec corps were never interested me and I was far too young for null, so it was a good middle ground for me as a pilot as well as my toon to learn how to pvp, as well as become the pilot I am today.

What is your most memorable experience in FW?

There are many experiences I’ve had in EvE. My first cap kill was huge. The first time I bridged in using a titan. Hell, the first time I saw a titan, but so far I guess it was when the Gallente Milita stole a chimera and killed a moros. Julius Foederatus was the FC and it was a master class of FCing in my opinion., this is the link.

What made you choose to fly with Gallente over the other militias? (also, have you flown with any other faction?)

I have been in three out of the four militias, but only really made a mark in the Gallente Militia. I kinda see it like this; a new player to EvE will look at the races and think hmmm, Amarr? Well religion has no place in the ‘verse. Minmatar, well I don’t want to be a slave. The Caldari was going to be my first choice but I don’t know, something about them just felt wrong. What can I say? Gallente freedom fighters plus half-naked chix with a gun? It’s win lol.

Do Gallente ever fleet with Caldari to kill pirates? What is your opinion of mixed fleets?

Yes we have blue with the squids in the past, in fact we killed two carriers and made a third self destruct. But then the squids turned on us while we were still blue. A week or so later we blued again and had much success, so I’m always up for going blue if the need or fight arises.

Do Gallente fly with Minmatar much? 

Well, in my opinion we do not fly with our fellow brothers in arms as much as we should. I have over recent weeks tried to build bonds and bridges with minnie FCs and corps, and so far my labors have shown promise.

Do you participate in plexing and system capturing? Do you even think it is a worthwhile endeavor?

I started out as a plexer so plexing to take systems is something I believe in as a corner-stone of the militia. No matter what side you fight for there are some cons to it though. I feel CCP should make it so the owner of said system gets some kind of benefit to make others plex and counter plex. I think plexing is a dieing art form, if it weren’t for the likes of Val Erian X Gallentius + others, the Gallente plex effort would be screwed.

What do you think about the use of alt spies, neutral alts for bonuses, and outside cap support?

Spies are a part of EvE and militia. I’m not a fan of spies nor do I use them myself but as a CEO I understand intel wins wars. Neut wing boosters are a nice trick to pull if you can bring it into a fleet comp, it can give an FC the upper hand as well as neut cap support but no fleet comp is invincible, so when faced with such issues an FC must rally his troops and find a way to beat what is in front of him.

What do you think of pilots who switch sides?

I have always said that a pilot must do what he feels is right for his toon or toons. On a personal note I wouldn’t leave now that I’m established within the Gallente militia to join the Caldari or Amarr as this would be a betrayal of all I stand for. But I can why others would.

Who do you admire in Gallente FW? 

Julius Foederatus, Ammon Dei, Val Erian, JasonXXL, and Psymn. These five pilots are some of the best pilots I’ve flown with. They may or may not know but they have all helped and pushed me to become better as a CEO, FC, and a pilot. If I had to say one, it would be Juls tho he would be like “shut up Perunga”. He’s my Obi Wan you could say, lol.

Which of your opponents do you most admire?

I guess the opponents I most admire would have to be Gunnyt31, GavinGoodrich, and Predator Elite. These three FCs have been the bane of my EvE time, but I have enjoyed every minute of it. I couldn’t play EvE if all I did was win, and with these guys as ones enemies, I’m always hard pushed to improve my tactics and FC style to compete with theirs, so it’s a big +1 to all these guys in my book.

How long have you been an FC for Gallente?

I have been an FC for Gallente militia for three months and counting and I shall continue to be until I put up a fleet advert and no one joins.

What do you consider the most difficult part of FCing?

What’s hard about Fcing is not target calling, making the command decisions, or forming up the fleet, it’s having the confidence to know that your plan, fleet comp, or idea will succeed; to see behind what’s on-screen and just focus on you as the FC stays cool, calm, and execute your plan. Sometimes you will win, other times you will fail, but it should never stop you from posting your fleet advert. The next day FC’s are not made, we are born to do what we do and that is to be the Fleet Commander.

What types of gangs do you most enjoy FCing?

I love my nano shield BC gangs with logi, some recon, and good wing booster loki ftw. Long range dps too. To be honest the drake blob is my bread and butter but I like faction frig gangs. Also a well planed black ops fleet always feels good to get kills with as an FC, it’s like being a kid in a candy shop when forming up a fleet, let your mind run wild I guess.

What advice would you give to someone who is just coming into Gallente FW?

Join CAPCO and be balls deep haha. I guess the best advice I can give is earn your stripes. When you join militia, people will say you are a spy so deal with it as we all did when we were new, but there is light at the end of the tunnel so stay focused and stick to your guns… well blasters.

What kind of advice would you give to someone who is an up-and-coming FC?

Never be fearful of mistakes. Every FC bar none has taken the fleet out and got everyone pawned without a single killmail, but it’s how you learn and grow. Never be too high and mighty to take advice or run someone else’s play as an FC. The buck stops with you above all, have fun and enjoy the moment of battle.


Ship to fly: Drake
FW System: Old Man Star
EvE celebrity: Loren Gallen, epic pvper
EvE Related website:
Null Sec Alliance: A lot of respect to R+K muppet ninja’s desman raiden
Wartarget to shoot: Damar Rocarion, most hated Caldari WT for Gallente militia, always nice to get a KM for him lol
Corpse: My own because man I lose too many, thank the gods I’ve not lost a slave set yet but it will happen one day.
EvE Online Forum: Never been a forum warrior in truth
Song to fly to: Red glowing dust from the jukebox, something just seems to chill me out when I mission run and it’s playing.

Thank you for your time. Any parting thoughts?

I guess my final thought would have to be this, thank you CCP for a game that makes me laugh, cry, sweat, rage, and every other human emotion possible. EvE is more than just a game, it’s a way of life.

The day I log in and learn nothing is the day I quit EvE. Thank God it has such a learning curve. I have yet to experience it all, still waiting on my first super cap and titan kills, but there just a stargate away.

So once again, thank you CCP and thank you to all the pilots I have mentioned by name, friend or foe, you are the reason I play EVE, you are what drives me on and why I strive to make CAPCO the corp it is and can be.  As I always say, balls deep at CAPCO o7.