Archive for March, 2012

Sasawong: Who Is This Mystical Creature Anyhow?

Posted in Uncategorized on March 9, 2012 by shaleelianne

Everything We Think We Know

The man, the myth, the legend.

Sasawong is a well known Minmatar plexer who currently holds the record for having the most victory points in all of factional warfare.

Though many recognize his name and efforts, little else is know about the man who almost singlehandely defends Minmatar sovereignty.

I had thought it would be an interesting read if I could get an interview with this well-known Minmatar figure….however, I am currently blocked by him (haha) and I don’t see that changing anytime soon.

My next plan of action was to mail out a couple of questions to other well known plexers within the militias. I sent out my first mail and before I could send off another, I got a response with ‘Sasawong can go fuck himself’.

Oh boy. Nix that idea.

I asked my old CEO, Aldrith Shutaq, what he knew of this man of mystery. “It is strange, we Amarrians hardly know squat about him. He doesn’t talk to a single one of us. I’ve seen him on at all hours of the day. I had him on my watchlist and every time I’d see him log on I’d get this little tinge of anxiety, knowing he’d be out there running our plexes soon. Usually when I’d confront him, usually me in my Slicer and him in a Thrasher, Rifter, Firetail or sometimes a Rupture, he’d run. Unless, of course, it was an important system, one that the Minnies were concentrating plexing efforts on. Then he’d come back with friends. The first few times I confronted him he’d stand and fight, and he’s not a terrible combat pilot, but he’s not great I’d say either. I beat him solo a few times and after that he got smart. His dedication seems superhuman. I really don’t understand what motivates his plexing efforts. I’m an RP’er and even I get so bored of plexes I just need to do something else. He seems almost like a silent force of nature than another player sometimes.”

A couple of years ago, when Eran Mintor was still in the Minmatar Militia, I asked him if the rumors were true, that Sasawong was really three Japanese guys sharing an account. That was the rumors floating around the Amarr Militia at the time anyhow.

Today I ask Zenton Karvash of the Minmatar to tell me about him, he responds with, “He’s German and really is just one person.  Can’t say I know much more.”  Apparently Zenton heard the rumors while he was in Amarr Militia back in the day.

So, who exactly is Sasawong?

You tell me.

Sasawong Fact Sheet

Battleclinic ranks him in the top 10k with 5286kills.
Favorite ship seems to be an SFI.
Best known associate is Annah Kitheran.
Blocks Amarrian Princesses who trolls him in local (apparently, anyhow)

What do you know about him?  Respond in the comments!

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Will You Play?

Posted in Uncategorized on March 9, 2012 by shaleelianne

There’s an interesting video about DUST514 here, really worth watching.

 

 

CSM7 Polls Are Open, Time To Be Heard Militia

Posted in Uncategorized on March 7, 2012 by shaleelianne

(a letter from militia member, Hans Jagerblitzen)

Dear friends,

The polls are open! Please tell all your corpmates and alliance mates, friends in other corps as well…the time has come to vote for your CSM7 candidates.

This year, I need every single one of your votes!! Ignore Trebor’s vote splitting nonsense, there is no such thing as “just enough” to elect a candidate like myself with no voting bloc. This is a grassroots effort, spreading corp by corp, man by man. I need every vote, from every account you have. With as many things as are on the ticket for the summer expansion, the CSM needs someone with my background, expertise, and work ethic, to assist throughout the coming year.

Thank you all again for your support, and go vote today! We candidates promised John Turbefield (CCP Diagoras) We’d get the voters to the polls as fast as possible so don’t wait! Vote today!

http://community.eveonline.com/council/voting/Vote.asp?c=450

VOTE HERE ^^

Log in with your account information, When done, please log out and log back in with each of your accounts, and vote again.

A special note to all militia leaders:

I don’t play the spy game! I literally have no characters in other militias. I can only get out the vote in those general chats if YOU share the link above, and tell them to vote for Hans Jagerblitzen. Take the time to explain there’s never been a more important time to vote, we need every last milita member. Remember: There are 1,570 active Gallente chars, 1,607 active Amarr chars, 1887 active Caldari pilots, and 2064 active Minmatar pilots, as per the latest CCP data. Think of what we can achieve if we get everyone to the polls!

A special note to all high sec corp leaders:

Please share the link above in local chat in the hubs! I cant be everywhere at once, but we need RECORD turnout this year. The more high sec voters vote, whether its for me or anyone else, the weaker the 0.0 power bloc influence is. We need to spread the word that voting has never been more important than this year!!

Thanks again everyone for your tremendous support!

-Hans Jagerblitzen, CSM7 Candidate

My Blog has links to my platform document, list of endorsements, and links to all my media appearances (interviews, debates etc) Vote informed!

The Reclaiming

Posted in Uncategorized on March 5, 2012 by shaleelianne

‘I give you the destiny of Faith, and you will bring its message to every planet of every star in the heavens: Go forth, conquer in my Name, and reclaim that which I have given.’
– Book of Reclaiming 22:13, The Scriptures

Fueled by the loss of Raa to the Minmatar’s Tribal Liberation Force (TLF), a fleet of several corporations from the Amarr Militia formed to seize control of three Minmatar occupied star systems; Ezzara, Sifilar, and Tararan.

The quest for reclamation began early Saturday afternoon and lasted well into Sunday.

Though originally the focus was on Arzad, the Amarrian fleet soon spread out into neighboring star systems to try and force military complexes into Arzad.

(A militia must claim roughly twenty complexes of an occupied system, which come in three sizes, to make a system go vulnerable. Once a system is vulnerable, the militia must then ‘take the bunker’. After a control bunker receives structure damage, the attacking faction gains occupancy control after the next downtime.)

Tararan was the first to fall back into the hands of Amarr followed by Sifilar. Ezzara was the last to fall shortly after downtime.

Though a gallant effort was then made for Arzad, by this hour the Amarrian fleet had been active over sixteen hours and were exhausted.  Jhaelee de’Auvrie claimed, “We knew that the Minmatar response would be heavy.  In the end we could not manage to pry Arzad out of the better prepared Minmatar grasp.”

The fleet stood down shortly after this video footage was taken by Flyinghotpocket of the Amarr Militia.

“For the duration of this war, Arzad has been a prime target of the conflict. With much history both dear to my own heart and the ideals of the Minmatar, Arzad has always had meaning. I will not rest until Arzad is again restored to the laws that have allowed it to thrive. Amarr are of the Righteous and God will guide us to Victory in Arzad, and the rest of the Amarr sovereign systems.” Eran Mintor

The TLF, recently fattened by the alliance Electus Matari, maintains occupancy of Amarrian systems Huola, Raa, and Arzad while Amarr continues to hold occupancy of the former Minmatar’s base headquarters, Auga.

(battle report from the video)

A Sneaky Interview

Posted in Uncategorized on March 2, 2012 by shaleelianne

Sneaky Noob, Minmatar Extraordinaire

What inspired your name?

Well, the name Sneaky Noob was inspired by my desire to troll/gank some annoying corpmates of mine way back when I started playing EVE. I needed an alt with a really annoying name, and thus was born Sneaky Noob. I also think it’s cool when I get a killmail, cause like “u been kill’d by sneaky noob”, ya know?

The name of my main character, Pel Ukken, has a different background. I have shaved my head IRL for over 10 years now, and in Spanish the word for “no hair” is “pelon”. Add some beers, idiotic friends and way too much free time and you get Pelukken which then morphed into Pel Ukken. Oh and you can totally turn “ukken” into a verb, like “I want to ukken all over your face”. It’s a Mexican thing.

How long have you been playing EvE? How much of that time has been spent in FW?

Pel was born in April of 2009 and Sneaky about 2-3 months afterwards. So over two years now I guess. Total in FW has been probably a year a half.

What other parts of the game have you tried?

The Rookie LOL-corp, wormholes, highsec wardecs, piracy and nullsec sovwar bullshit. Oh an one night, for about 4 hours, I mined in highsec.

Why did you choose Minmatar Militia?

It was Reverand Phoenix’s idea. The original rookie lol-corp disbanded and some of our more PvP minded members wanted to kill shit in the face. Rev recommended FW and we made the mistake of listening to him. We don’t do that anymore.

What do you think are the strengths and weaknesses of the Minmatar Militia currently?

Our main strength is the versatility and diversity of the people that make up the militia corps. At this point we can really do just about any fleet composition and have 10 to 15 pilots in that ship in about 5 minutes. And they can fly them well. Another awesome characteristic of Minmatar Militia is that since there are no clear leaders, just about anyone can step up and take charge. This means a) you can’t kill our FC and b) FC’s don’t burn out. Finally, we like fighting/dying. Once you realize they both go hand in hand, getting fights is alot easier.

As to our weaknesses I’d probably point out that the same diversity that is our strength is also our weakness. We have one common enemy but that’s about it, no other common thread unites us all. So when you lot go AFK for an extended period of time we start getting on each other’s nerves. And that means we starting shooting each other. Oh, and we are stuck-up arrogant bastards.

Tell us about your Alliance. I hear you’re the one who came up with the corp ticker? What inspired it?

Late Night Alliance has been an idea that many of us have had for a while now. I remember after the last alliance tournament that Baha, Gald and myself started discussing the making of an alliance. Then CCP decided alliances were ok for FW and that made life simpler. As for the name, well… we fly late at night, so Late Night Alliance kinda fit.

The ticker is named after one of our super-sekirt intell channels. Bald Beaver named the channel and he has some kind of fixation with man love, and he named the channel “gay”. Whenever I’d log in I would say hi to everyone by waving in channel and saying “hello ghey knights”…

Kinda stupid, I know.

What are the requirements for a corporation looking to join [GHEY]?

1) Want to kill shit (preferably Amarr).

2) Not be retarded.

3) Be self sufficient.

4) Speak English.

Those in themselves eliminate over 95% of the people in EVE.

Who do you most admire in FW? Why?

Baha and Siggy, cause they tolerate me and pretend that what I say is important. Gald, cause he switched sides and took it like a man (and killed me over and over and over and over). Sasawong cause he plexes like a man possessed. Oh, and Flyinghotpocket. He’s like the fucking Energizer bunny.

Do you FC?

Yes. It’s fun. It’s a great team-building experience and makes fights much more exciting. Also, ordering around a bunch of white dudes is an awesome experience to anyone from Latin America.

What kind of advice would you give someone new to Faction War?

Don’t take anything personally, always update your clone, be prepared to die (alot) and get out of the NPC corp ASAP.

What are some of your most memorable fights in militia?

The time we dropped mina wolf’s nyx on you guys. I commanded that fight from start to finish, which means it’s my fault we didn’t have HIC’s on standby. But that fight was epic and we kicked ass.

There was this other time I took over a combined Star Fraction/Electus Matari/Militia fleet that had been involved in a POS shoot or POS defense.  We chased off some pirates dudes and finally caught up with them in Metro, where SigmaPi and I divided our fleet into two and sandwiched them on a gate, killing a bunch of battleships and a couple of Nightmares in the process. As we made our way back into Kourmonen from Auga, Leoline suicided a disco-battleship fleet into us, podding everyone in his fleet and killing nothing. Icing on the cake 🙂

What is your opinion on plexing? Do you even bother with it?

Plexing is broken, I think you’ll agree with me on that. It’s nice for limiting combat to a specific ship size but actual fighting within the plex is unbalanced, since defenders have a pretty big advantage. Add in the broken aggression and spawning mechanics and it’s really meaningless. I avoid it like the plague but I will assist people in running down plexes if they ask nicely.

What do you think CCP should change to make FW better?

Make sovereignty mean something, case in point, right now Huola is controlled by Minmatar and Auga by Amarr… and? That’s it, something changed in the upper righthand corner of my screen. Not many people care and that’s fucked up.

CCP also needs to encourage more active PvPer’s to join FW, and that requires more than just some changes to FW, it means a total overhaul of everything that is lowsec.

Oh, and add more exclusive items to the militia LP store.

What else do you think CCP could change to make EvE better?

Having experienced many facets of EVE, I think the main problem that the game has now is “bigger is better”. The overpopulation of supercapitals, the massive 1,000 man fleets, the pervasive meta-gaming and the proliferation of bots are some of the symptoms of a game in which quantity has much more weight than quality. Lowsec small gang warfare is one of the few places where player skill is still a vital aspect of the game and that’s why I’m still here.

I also think that CCP also fucked up terribly with releases like Incarna, were the main addition to the game was something that the vast majority of the poplation didn’t give two shits about. That’s like giving thirsty man a new pair of shoes after he walks out of the desert. Fuck shoes, gimme water.

Crucible was much better. The tier three BC’s were a success (if slightly overpowered) and CCP should build on that. Internet spaceship game responds well to new spaceships. Who would have guessed?

Will you be voting for Hans Jagerblitzen in the CSM7 elections?

Yes. He’s got some solid ideas on what is wrong at the moment and is willing to listen to others on how to fix things.

You were the author of the Icy Hawt but now you’ve recently started the Late Night Alliance blog. Why the change?

Ha ha ha ha. Well… to be perfectly honest I bought a new computer about 2 months ago (and threw away the old one) and when I tried to log back on to The Icy Hawt I discovered that I a) had forgotten the password, b) forgotten the login and c) forgot which email I had linked to the account.

Since recovering everything seemed to be too much of a hassle and I felt the need to write, I said fuckit and started a new site.

Our official response is that it is no longer a site focused on the activities of a single corp, but on those of an entire alliance. More at eleven.

What is your favorite thing to write about?

Fights, drama and people screwing up. I really like my narration style for battle reports, since I try and make it as LOL-RP as I can while making sure I explain how awesome we are and how much ass we kicked.

Writing about drama is just a guilty pleasure. Same with “informative trolls” about other people’s fuckups.

Have you ever been to Fanfest or any EvE meets? If so, tell us about your experiences.

No I have not. I don’t actually know anyone IRL that plays EVE. I keep it rather hidden.

When will you be leaving Minmatar to join your Amarrian Mistress?

As much as the idea of flying next to my Golden Mistress Shalee Lianee pleases me, I have to admit that I prefer to be naughty and have her discipline me every evening after our fleets clash.

Thank you for doing the interview, any parting thoughts?

Yeah, all you tards need to go read The Late Nite News.

Favorite:

FW System: Toss-up between Auga and Huola, mainly cause that’s where all my ships are. Also, ❤ the Abandoned Research Outpost… om nom nom Dark Blood.

EvE Celebrity: Shalee Lianee and Lukka. I have a spacecrush on the former and the latter just cracks me up.

EvE Releated Website: I actually get a kick out of evenews24. It’s so bad, it’s good (they also link Susan’s blog, which is pretty cool).

Null Sec Alliance: I was part of RZR some time ago, and while I disliked the whole “NC” thing they had going with MM and the other NC corps, they were very nice and helpful to a newcomer. I’ve thought about going back and rejoining but the reality is I just don’t have the time.

Wartarget To Shoot: You. It’s almost erotic. Sorry for oversharing.

Space Station: The Amarr one that’s built on an asteroid. That and the Caldari nullsec player-owned stations. They are pretty, and awesome graphics are one of the most addictive aspects of this game.

Song To Fly To: “Magdalena” or “Passive” by A Perfect Circle. Maynard makes me psychotic and is good for fighting. If I’m scouting or running missions I like to listen to something soothing and relaxing.

Way To Make Isk: Steal from IFW’s and K.POW’s corp wallets. I mean, run FW missions and undercut Rev’s sell orders for Stabber Fleets.

Ammo: I like Mjolnir ammo, just cause the name is like ARGGG! HAMMERGOD TIEM! RAWR FACEBASH!

Pirate Corp: Ka Pow Pow! Cause, here at Ka Pow Pow, we shoot people!

Favorite Ship: I have more kills in a Drake than any other ship, but at the moment I’m loving my Proteus way too much. I also have a strange fixation with a Navy Augoror that a certain Amarrian gave me and I renamed “The Pet”.

Favorite Troll: So many to choose from! I once made a 14yo kid cry in the middle of a Provi-raid, back when CVA still owned it. Ramingo and the emergence of “u ded” is another classic troll moment, which was unfortunately lost when the Minmatar Militia killboard when full-evekill.

I made Too Ducky emorage quit once. I troll’d Mara Abraham out of ROSS.

The Promise of Inferno

Posted in Uncategorized on March 1, 2012 by shaleelianne

In CCP Unifex’s dev blog, he claims,  “Factional Warfare will also be seeing changes to make it much more relevant and fun by giving real reasons to fight for your faction” in the summer expansion which has been named Inferno.

Among other things, he also mentions the new EvE website,  “designed to lead new pilots into the wonders that await them in the game.”  It has a personality test you should check out, I got:

LOYALIST

I am loyal to my home empire and fight on its behalf against its enemies

Take it and let me know what it says for you and if you think it is accurate.

Vote Hans!

Posted in Uncategorized on March 1, 2012 by shaleelianne