Interview: PERUNGA, Gallente FC
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.
http://battlestations.eve-kill.net/?a=home, 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: http://battlestations.eve-kill.net/?a=home
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.