Editor’s note: I was particularly pleased to get a Daisha interview because I wanted to let everyone know just how awesome he is. Back when Nulli joined and pushed Amarr to t4, Dai spent all of his LP upgrading systems so that everyone else could reap the benefits. He is always helpful, kind, and a great guy to fly with. He is also one of Amarr’s newest upcoming FCs. ♥ you Dai.
In a male dominated game, what made you choose a girl toon? Also, where does the name come from?
The name actually is a result of my girlfriend exploiting me. She didn’t want me playing a MMORPG because she had heard about them from her friends and thought it would take away time in our relationship, so the cost of playing eve was I had to make a female toon and name it after her lol. While her name is Daisha, the last name, Voluptia, was just something I came up with somehow.
How long have you been playing EVE? How much of that time has been within Amarr Militia? Have you flown for any other faction?
I’ve been playing eve since the summer of 2009, about 2 years of that has been in the Amarr Militia. I’ve only flown Amarr Militia as i have a very rooted sense of pride and love for the people I’ve flown with in Amarr Militia.
What other things in EVE have you tried besides Militia?
Well when i first started eve I tried mining, which was fun until my corp had got war-decced. I lived in null sec in the catch and providence regions for several months, had a brief membership in Dirt Nap Squad learning about hot drops, really I think I’ve done just about everything eve has to offer, and I’ve had the most fun in eve within Faction Warfare.
Discuss some of your most memorable moments with Militia.
Oh god, there’s just been so many. The time we were doing a black ops drop and Eran jumped his panther instead of bridging the fleet was good laughs, the other ppl in redeemers and widows had to jump into to make sure he didn’t die while all the SB’s and recon ships just kinda sat there going wtf lol. Fighting PL was also very memorable. But I what I loved best and miss the most are the BS/cap fights we used to have almost every weekend.
At what point did you decide to pirate within the Militia? Does being flashy help or hinder your play style?
I started pirating in TMFED, (thanks predator elite lol) and haven’t really done anything to raise it back up since them. I think it hinders my play style because it hurts not having gate guns on your side, so one day I will have to grind it back up I think 🙂
Why do you think other players should try FW if they have not?
Well FW is still very much a good place to learn PVP. And if you already are good at PvP, it’s a good place in my opinion to hone your solo or small gang work, just be ready for a blob at any time from Amarr or Minnies!
From your perspective, what are the strengths and weaknesses of Amarr?
Our biggest strength has always been that the core Amarr corps that are still around are very trusting of each other and support each other. Our biggest weakness is that for a long time we haven’t trusted the general militia, mostly due in part because we don’t have a core FC atm that is willing to work with general militia. In return they don’t really know us, and so you have this barrier between the Amarr Veterans and new guys, which hurts us when we’re trying to get numbers for fleets. I also think we have the best intel on blink promo’s lol.
How do you think Inferno has affected FW?
All I really have to say about inferno is that it ruined the PvE side of FW and made PVP a pain in the ass for the losing side lol. But inferno brought the most PvP I have ever seen on the Amarr/Minnie front, which was fun while it lasted.
What do you think of the proposed changes for the winter expansion?
I’m excited for ship changes, it’s always fun to mess around with re-balanced ships and im interested to see how the logi frigs and crusiers play out. My biggest concern (have not checked on this in a while so may be an old idea) was that CCP was gonna make it so all cruisers could enter a medium plex. This is a horrible idea as low sig radius cruisers combined with logi and falcons would be no fun to counter and no one would fight in mediums. But I’m ok with pretty much all the other changes.
What would you like to see done differently both for FW and for low sec?
Well there are plenty of good ideas that both yourself and Susan Black have brought up like roaming NPC fleets and cyno jamming modules that I could think would be good for FW. Also FW systems that don’t have stations need to be made useful and worth fighting for.
How important is plexing and Sovereignty to you?
It’s still important to me, but is a little less important since atm we don’t really have the means to do a plexing push for system control. I have helped in pretty all of Amarr’s plexing pushes and have great respect for Black Watch Guards’ defense of Sahtogas.
Discuss the Minmatar Militia from your perspective. Who do you admire the most? Who do you enjoy blowing up the most?
Ah Minnies. ❤ I can’t hate on the minmatar, even if they do love jamming us and blobing us and call us pussies for running away when we can’t fight. I have to say I admire the Sasawong the most lol. All Amarr smile and cuss a little bit when they see him come into local. I’m also a fan of Dagrian Darius. I enjoy blowing up Susan black the most, if only because people get really excited when point is called on her and comms is hilarious when 6 people at once call point on her lol.
Who do admire most within the Amarr Militia?
Almity, the man is the last real FC in amarr US TZ besides myself, and even I when I FC it’s like twice a week. Almity has been doing it almost nightly for months now. Although he has horrible timing and is responsible for much facepalm, he’s a great FC and a great person. He has a lot of patience and is extremely polite. I don’t think Ive ever heard him rage on comms once.
Thank you for the interview, any parting thoughts or shout-outs?
Just Amarr Militia Mother*******! Shout out to Shirak Skunkworks, TMFED, ILAW, BWGRD, 24eme Legion Etrangere and the 24th IC pilots still going out and fighting the good fight! Also shout out to fweddit and moar tears ❤ you guys. Also remember Drake stands for do right and kill everything!
FW System: Auga
Spacestation: Auga Third!
EVE Related Celebrity: RTSAvalanche, Amarr Militia hero and baller pilot.
Pirate Corp or Alliance: Herectic Nation.
EVE Related Website: Evenews24 and backstage (yes I do rp sometimes).
Way To Make Isk: Looting wrecks and then salvaging them. Also I would like to share that I still have not won a promo!
Ammo: Void L.
Wartarget To Shoot: The Sasawong
Corpse: Predator Elite’s corpse lol
Food & Drink While Playing EVE: Dont eat while playing but I am a known alcoholic so usually good old jack and ginger ale or tequila, sometimes both!
Song To Fly To: I have a few I’ll share—
It’s Good- Lil Wayne ft jadakiss and drake
Falling – Distance
Coming Undone – Korn
United State of pop 2009 – DJ Earworm