Interview: AoTxLoGiX

Posted in Uncategorized on June 30, 2015 by shaleelianne


How long have you been playing EVE? Is AoTxLogiX your original toon? Also, explain how you came up with the name AoTxLogiX.

Been playing since late 2010 and on and off since then, Logix is my original and currently only toon as I often don’t have time for training and buying alts when I can have other people like Rise do stuff for me. AoTx is actually the name of an old clan I was apart of before I joined EVE and was my Xbox and PS3 gamer-tag as such I just tend to transfer this name to most of my other games that I play.

Who do you most admire in EVE, and why? (can be people, corps, alliances, or devs)

Foremost I love the people in Eve without the people and the culture that has been created around EVE I would probably not play. Being able to just log on and talk to people from different countries and different parts of the world with completely different culture yet understand one another in terms of EVE is just awesome.

What is the most appealing thing about EVE? Also, least appealing?

Most appealing would be the pvp. Being able to form up with friends and getting a great fight outnumbered against others that believe they will dunk your smaller fleet has to be the most gratifying feeling this game can give you. As for least appealing aspect of EVE for me would have to be mining and general pve, its all the same grind and in almost every case its too safe and easy. Challenges are fun.

What other games do you play besides EVE?

I tend to play strategy games such as the Total War serious or Paradox Interactive games a lot. Some other games as well but at heart I tend to be centered around games that make me think about my future strategy to counter my enemy.

Have you always flown in null sec, or have you tried other parts of the game? (if you’ve tried other parts, discuss that a bit)

Within the last two years is when I started getting really into null sec, before that I did just about everything. I learned everything I could about the game in high-sec when I first began thanks to my first corp Reverberation Inc who have since died out. After them I started my own high sec pirate corp that was okay for what we did which was sitting in Amarr shooting people that we could easily gank.

I tried wormhole life for a few months with a small group of friends but learned that if you do not have a steady group of 10 or more to run sites and roam through the space the life gets boring. After that I joined Morior Invictus. who at the time were apart of The Retirement Club (401k) living in Venal along with BL at the time. Was my first time in a large null sec entity that fought in large fights and was the first time I ever truly had fun in this game. Never gets old seeing 30+ dreads in a fleet and sieging a whole system of poses in a few hours. After 401k died I joined N3 and after all that I find myself in TRI mark 4(?).

What are some of the benefits of living in null versus other sec’s of the game?

For one the pvp, its pretty much everywhere you look there is something to shoot be it structures or other players. The pve is good as well if that’s what you are into but overall null is all about the large conflicts among the many alliances. Getting into a fight involving over 2k characters in 10% tidi for countless hours can get pretty crazy.

How much of that time has been within Triumvirate? And, what other alliances have you been a part of? How do they differ from Tri?

I’ve been with TRI for about 4 months or so. I’ve also been apart of The Retirement Club, Spaceship Samurai, and The Kadeshi. The Retirement Club in general was a far larger alliance in terms of ability to throw capitals at a problem, could easily get 30+ dreads into a fleet with a fairly large super and titan fleet as well. Spaceship Samurai we joined just before the Halloween war mostly because my corp at the time had a titan and their entire alliance did not. Rather than join S2N we joined them to aid them but found them to be too noobie for our corp so we joined The Kadeshi who were quite similar to TRI at the time.

Discuss some of your most memorable moments in the game so far.

One of my most memorable moments in EVE and null sec in general was a fight for a station up north against the CFC during my time in 401k. It was a final station timer that they had to defend and during the time they also had the war in fountain against test raging. We expected them to form to fight us as they didn’t want another station to fall into our’s for BL’s hands at the time. We had intel that they had brought about 300-400 dudes in slow cats as well as a dominix fleet to fight our nearly filled dominix fleet. We killed a ~40 man raven fleet from a random alliance at the time and just as they entered local to fight us we went to a safe POS and safe’d up. They began to shoot the station as it would have been easier then repping its armor and shields up and as they entered low structure with it we off-lined our sbu’s in the system. This forced them to either re-sbu the system to shoot it or repair the shield, armor and structure in order to reset the timers. We then got on a titan and left back home.

I have to say, you are an amazing logistics pilot (does sucking up get me on the watch list and pre-locks? 😀 )How long have you been doing logi?

Though sucking up gets you brownie points I prefer isk for watch list spots as they are a highly sought after item! 😛 As for how long I’ve been doing logi probably since I could fly a t2 Logi ship Id say. Its something that for a new player is a cheap and easy option when first beginning EVE. Takes very little time to be taught how to do logi work in a small or large fleet while also being highly valuable to the fleets overall survival. Without the logi backbone nearly every fleet doctrine in EVE would be a failure no matter the skills of the pilot. Its simply a job that is necessary.

What advice would you have for a new logi pilot?

Foremost DO NOT BE AFRAID TO ASK QUESTIONS. I can be a a troll and asshole to many people but when it comes to someone joining a fleet and asking what they have to do in order to be successful at being a logi pilot ASK. I rather have to take a few extra minutes of my time to make sure you understand what to do then you become a weak link that could compromise the fleet. As a general rule I make sure that all the logi have the correct fit and I tell people to talk over me if they feel something needs to be said that is important. We use a whisper in mumble during fights for a reason so that the FC can talk and we can talk and not interfere with each other. So set your whisper up and use it.

What is your favorite fleet comp to logi for?

I enjoy doing logi for the T3 fleets the most. The T3 fleet that we run uses Oneiros as Logi but due to how the T3 fleet operates the fit for the Oneiros is dual prop consisting of a MWD as well as AB. This ofc means that it is not close to cap stability so it relies on pilot skills to manage your cap boosting. This shines when done correctly but if just one mistake is made and unable to be corrected it can lead to the death or the whole logi wing or the whole fleet.

What are your initial thoughts on Entosis so far?

I have been personally lucky to not have to use the Entosis so far but from what I can tell it seems okay. With dominion based sov the problem was the grind relied on a lot of DPS which then relied on the use of either capitals or a lot of sub-caps to apply that dps in a timely fashion. With Entosis based sov its a fixed time limit in order to achieve your goal and so far I feel that its just the same as Dominion Sov but instead of being able to bring more dps to go quicker you are stuck for a set period depending on the level of the system. Then again we have a few more weeks to see if there will be any changes to the mechanic.

Are you looking forward to ‘Fozzi-sov’? How do you think it will impact the alliance?

I look forward to Fozzie-sov as I feel it will bring something new to sov whether it is a good or bad thing I have yet to go on duality and test it out so I cant say with certainty. Will it cause some alliances to drop half or more of their sov to counter? I’m not sure, as for TRI I think we have a great plan to live with Fozzie based Sov and I cant wait to see what happens.

What is your most embarrassing killmail/story?

My most embarrassing loss-mail was likely this ratting tengu: Kill: AoTxLoGiX (Tengu) I was running a 4/10 and I was cocky with my fit against blood raider neuts :S So I caused new spawn far too early. Lets just say they neuted me out and my tank broke quickly after. I was more worried at the time that it would show up on the alliance kill board and people would make fun of me at the time but thankfully it didn’t and my corp mates had a good laugh and I got the loot and moved on. Was a great learning experience.

What are you most looking forward to within the next year in EVE?

Mostly to see what happens with TRI and Fozzie-Sov. TRI is a great alliance that I enjoy, not too spergy but just the right amount and with Fozzie sov coming soon the landscape of null may well change in a big way.

What is your favorite solo ship to fly, and why?

To solo I would say the sabre. Its cheap and fun to fly whether alone or with a gang/fleet. You have the ability to hold nearly any ship in the game with bubbles and your fast enough to gtfo of most situations but are cheap enough that you don’t care if you lose it.

If you could change one thing about EVE what would it be?

If I could change one thing in eve it would have to be the Ishtar. I hate the fleet doctrine so much. Its too easy to just drop drones and kite the enemy to death while being nearly impossible to catch unless your anchor/fc messes up in a big way.

In your opinion, why should someone join Tri versus other null sec alliances?

TRI is an unusual alliance. Some corps are former WH groups while others have been in null-sec their entire lifespan be it in a care bear alliance or pvp only group. We are willing and able to fight outnumbered and put everything on the line if need be in order to achieve our goals. We are willing to sacrifice quite a few dreads if we need to win a fight and even if we don’t win a fight we are happy to take it as its content that would otherwise not be made. Fights such as this.


EVE Related Celebrity: Garst Tyrell ofc
Wartarget to shoot: Never in high-sec to shoot them sadly ;\
Ways to make isk: Incursions
Ammo: Hail M since that’s what I link all the time with my scimi fit in logi channels.
Ship: Scimi/Oneiros I suppose
Corpse: AoTxLoGiX’s Frozen Corpse
Star System: SAH-AD for now
Drink: Moonshine
Food: Maryland Blue Bay Crabs, nothing beats that on a summer day.
Song To Fly To: This

Thank you for the interview!

Interview: Ama Atavuli

Posted in Uncategorized on June 9, 2015 by shaleelianne


How long have you been playing EVE? Is Ama your original toon?

I originally started in early 2012, then got bored, I came back in August and have been playing ever since.

Who do you most admire in EVE, and why?

Myself. Secondly, Agent, Civil, JB, and Bob, my co-directors, for being a lot more level headed than I.

What is the most appealing thing about EVE? Also, least appealing?

The Sandbox. Gitting gud, learning to play is really grueling filled embarrassing mistakes and noobiness.

Have you always flown in null sec, or have you tried other parts of the game? (if you’ve tried other parts, discuss that a bit)

I’ve been played for some time in all areas of space, primarily Null and Wormholes. They all have their ups and downs. Wormholes were fun for a while until they turned into ganking and calling friends for help. Now wormholes are filled with bads, thats why I left. You do learn a lot in wormholes though, and make good money. Lowsec was dumb. Hisec was okay for Incursions but overall boring.

How much of that time has been within Triumvirate? And, what other alliances have you been a part of? How do they differ from Tri?

RLLO 2.0 spent 2 months in Tri in late 2014 until leaving wanting more USTZ. We joined Black Legion where we stayed for 4 months. BL is a good capable of hitting way above it’s weight. However it is also led by strong personalities, and it attracts some personalities that are difficult to deal with (excluding Elo, hes an ass but an amazing FC so he can be an ass if he wants). I was in Diplomatic Immunity for a little over a month with RLLO 3.0, I actually was the reason their founder picked that name( I said it sounded cool). They had potential but due to conflicting personalities and leadership struggles RLLO left and came back to Tri, for the better, I might add.

I would say BL differs from Tri in a largely cultural sense, their skill levels being roughly the same. BL felt very clickish, the cool kids, the outcasts etc (guess who RLLO was). All alliances have that to some extent but BL nurtured that culture.

Diplomatic Immunity was very new, and had little time to develop its culture while we were there. Lots of new players.

Discuss some of your most memorable moments in the game so far.

The first BL fleet I ever fleet I went on. We bridged 150 tengus into YA0- and killed 150 baltecs with minimal losses. Didn’t know that was possible before. It demonstrated how proper fits, fleet composition and an FC that can identify and take advantage of an enemies mistake can dominate out numbered.

fights like this

How long have you been an FC? How did you get started FCing?

For most of my gametime. I actually started FCing in Sky Fighters, running assault frigate/interceptor fleets into nullsec, I moved up to Ishtars/T3s/Shield BCs at a certain point during my history with that corp. I have FC’d in every group I’ve played with.

What advice would you have for a new FC?

The hardest part is stepping up, either forming a fleet, or taking over. That really just comes down to self-confidence and experience, you need both, but you can overcome a lack of either, know that. Find a fleet comp you like, and learn it. Fit ships in EFT while theres nothing going on, fit every ship in the game. Get used to any fleet comp you might fight. Look at killboards from big fights, watch videos. Make sure your guys aren’t stepping on you. You are the FC, you own coms during your fleet, you own fleet chat, you own everyones ship during the fleet. If anyone disagrees they can leave, there is no arguement in this, nor should there be. Learn to be decisive, speak with confidence and control, and stick by your decision. Don’t let people bully you into a decision you aren’t comfortable with, but take the advice that experienced players and FCs can lend. I could go on for ages but I think these are some of the most important things new FCs trip up with.

What is your favorite fleet comp to FC?

A well structured frigate/nano gang. Gilas are also awesome at everything.

What are your initial thoughts on Entosis so far?

The idea is good, I do think it needs tweaking however. I think the module is too easy to fit with too few penalties. I like the basic mechanic.

Are you looking forward to ‘fozzi-sov’? How do you think it will impact the alliance?

I am very excited for it. I think Tri will be strong during fozzie sov, we will be at risk from larger entities no less than today though. We will need lots of FCs to capture all the plexes and what not, but it should be a lot of fun.

Tell us a bit about your corporation, and what Rolled Out looks for in a potential recruit.

RLLO has been around for a little less than a year, initially we were a spin off of another wormhole corp, but we fell apart when Agent and I left to go to null. We reformed RLLO after leaving another corp that we werent happy with. That lasted until 4 months into Black Legion when we all got burnt out. Most of us more or less stayed together until we decided to reform and rejoin Tri.

Mostly we just look for people who are cool to hang out with that are willing to learn about the game, and aren’t total bads. Obviously SP is desireable and we’ve turned many people down for having to little of it, but it’s not as important as many people think.

If someone wants to join your corp, what is the process?

Join our public channel and talk to me or another recruiter 😛

What is your most embarrassing killmail/story?

I think I was the first person in EVE to fall for the entosis bait. In my defense it was late and I was tired.

Please link any blogs, killboards, or videos that you’d like to share.

Everyone who wants to learn how to be a good tackle pilot should watch that.

EVE Related Celebrity: I like all the microgang guys and good AT Teams (Camel, Warlords, HYDRA when they were a thing)
Wartarget to shoot: They always dock…
Ways to make isk: Plex are my fav, but I sometimes rat
Ammo: Scorch
Ship: Confessor
Corpse: forget myfaces frozen corpse
Star System: Amarr is really nice (fuck Jita)
Drink: Quafe Zero
Food: Fedo
Song To Fly To: anything by the Black Keys (


Interview: Ugly Eric

Posted in Interview on May 29, 2015 by shaleelianne

ugly eric

Thank you for doing this interview! My first question is… Why did you name your toon Ugly Eric? lol.

No worries. So, why am I Ugly Eric? I used to play FPS games (mostly Day of Defeat) before Eve. And because I kind of sucked at that, I started to play as Eric Clapton, not only because he is a kind of a guitar hero to me, but also because he is so horrible on some songs AND he is called slowhand, so it fitted my bad FPS gaming quite well. When I later started EvE a buddy of mine told, that at least some MMO’s have declined clear celebrity names. So I sat down a while thinking, and then came up with Ugly Eric. Before I started and was creating my character, I thought this actually was an rpg :p

How long have you been playing EVE?

About 7½ years now, with no more than 3-4 one month breaks.

Have you always flown in null sec, or have you tried other parts of the game? (if you’ve tried other parts, discuss that a bit)

No. I as many others started in high-sec. I ran missions with a RL buddy of mine for about a month. After that we started to try PvP in low-sec. Few days later we moved to low-sec. Few months later I ended up in The Polaris Syndicate alliance, who lived in ROIR-Y at the time. However, The Polaris Syndicate (a 100% Finnish alliance) ended up in coma, I ended up leading it, so we moved to low-sec to regroup. About a year later we moved the alliance to 0.0 and been in 0.0 ever since.

How much of that time has been within Triumvirate? And, what other alliances have you been a part of?

About a year and a half now in TRI. Prior to that I have been in (backwards chronological order):
– Bearf0rce one
– Game Over
– Confederation of xxpizzaxx
– Nulli Secunda
– Ewoks
– The Polaris Syndicate

Discuss some of your most memorable moments within Triumvirate, and outside of Triumvirate.

I’m going to start with TRI memory. It was the very moment I realized that is a good place to be at.

I was with my corp on a hac roam in deklein. TRI lived in x-7omu at the time. All of the sudden Starfleetcommander jumps on our corp comms and asks for a titan, as he knew I had one. At that moment I thought I was going to be a bridge and said ‘sure, lemme dock and log it in’. There I am logging the titan in and SFC asks me to fit DD on it. Well, a DD I fit and am ready to jump for a DD. When the cyno goes up and I see the location (VFK-IV) I had a half a second hesitation.

However I did jump. Cyno was on station at pretty much 0km. I DD the aggroing carrier, but due the cyno location CFC were able to undock a sabre, put a bubble and dock back up. I overload my MWD and align to deep safe. During all the about 3 minutes I was bubbled not a single person said anything of the cyno, but focused on killing dictors and few lads bumping me out of bubbles. When I eventually got to warp, local had spiked with about 100. I land to my deep safe and immediately align out to a random moon. As soon as I see the first probe on my dscan I warp again not to give out the deep safe. When I land to the random moon, a AF is sitting at 0 of me and immediately start to yell to local my location. I then proceed to warp again and once I land my DD timer was done and I could jump out to safety. When my titan was inside forcefield the pilot lighting the cyno got so much shit on him. But the point was, that when a situation was on, everyone focused on that.

Outside TRI? I think is the old Polaris Syndicate fights. Maybe some Great Wildlands times, when we had a fully Finnish 40 man armor BS fleet with triage support dunkin bads on a pos-fight and when our both triages got neuted really bad I called in for our both super carriers to jump in and save the Triages with cap transfers 🙂

From your perspective, what are the strengths and weaknesses of Triumvirate?

I think our biggest strength is the combination of high SP, not poor players, and better than average rl skill at playing this game. This allows us to have stuff like rattlesnake fleets and Machariel fleets and dunk other ppl with more numbers in same doctrines.

Weaknesses are 2. We are lazy as fuck, so we never have enough scouts and cynos, etc and this alliance is probably the slowest forming up alliance I have ever been in.

How long have you been an FC? How did you get started FCing?

I been FC’ng from my first pvp experience. It all started as a accident maybe. Me and a RL pal of mine were first time trying pvp, we knew absolutely nothing of it and went with rifters to low-sec. My rl Buddy just started to ask “what we gonna do now, where we going, shall I aggro etc” and I started to answer. Then another buddy joined, then a corpie. All of the sudden I had 10 guys on my roams. A little bit later I had 20. Some bit later I had 50. Then I had 200. So it just started 🙂

What advice would you have for a new FC?

Start small, try everything, learn by experience, not by advice 🙂 If you make a decision, keep it, at least for a while. Most important thing is to call a primary fast. It gives you time to think on strategy, alignments, positioning and better primaries. Don’t be afraid to lose. Don’t apologize too much, don’t be sorry too much. If you fuck up, say it to the guys. “Sorry, I fucked up, my bad”. They respect that. ALWAYS after fight have few trusty lads to talk with of what went good, what went bad etc.

What is your favorite fleet comp to FC?

It has to be my pure sex fleet comp. Formerly it was shield arty machs and anti-tackle and healthy amount of support. Something like 10 machs, 3 huginns, 3 damp/point lachesis, 3 scimis, 3 orthrus, 3 sabres, 3 ceppies. Every man has a role, every role must be executed to perfection. If they execute their roles, it can take up to 10 times more enemies.

Are you looking forward to ‘fozzi-sov’? How do you think it will impact the alliance?

I am very much. I think we will be one of the alliances capable to adopt to that fast and effective. We got enough FC’s to make it possible to fight 5 different fights simultaneously. However, our numbers are going to be an issue. On a good day we will be able to field 5×25 lads. But then again, I wouldn’t take it any other way.

How long have you been CEO of ‘Fistful of Finns’?

From the day it was born and theoretically before. FISTN was formed from the ruins of The Polaris Syndicate alliance, that I was CEO of, and my old corp Hyvat Pahat ja Eric, where I was CEO too.

Tell us a bit about your corporation, and what you look for in a potential recruit.

FISTN is not a corp. FISTN is lifestyle. Chill corp with only one rule. RL is always more important than game. We play lot of other games together, and we meet 2 times a year. Once in winter time in Finland for a weekend and once on summer time in Estonia for a prolonged weekend. FISTN will never die as a group of players. If EvE dies, FISTN will move on to some other game.

For a recruit, they need to speak clearly Finnish, need to be able to keep himself in ISK and able to withstand and partake in our humor.

If someone wants to join your corp, what is the process?

They convo me. I talk a bunch on convo, then we talk an hour or so on comms. After that, I’m pretty much able to tell weather the recruit is going to be a FISTN or not.

What is your most embarrassing killmail/story?

Probably the one that never generated a kill mail. I lost a Rapier to a Scimitar. T’was some Hydra dude with scimmy in a bubble. I warp my rapier there to kill him. However he was a pvp fit scimmy, so in scram + web I was and taking dmg. However, as I was dying kind of slow, I decided not to risk my pod and ejected at like 20% hull. When I ejected, my skills ceased to affect the ship and it’s hull % went to 0 and the ship popped. No kill mail generated.

Please link any blogs, kill boards, or videos that you’d like to share.

Has to be big mikers nano battleships.


EVE Related Celebrity: err.. Shadoo is a cool dude
Ways to make isk: Used to be multiboxing hsec incursions alone. Havent made isk since the ISBoxer nerf.
Ammo: Republic Fleet EMP
Ship: Nano Bhaalgorn (the ship big miker flies in the latest Ferocious video was mine, till I donated it to Big Miker)
Corpse: erittainvarma’s corpse
Star System: x-7omu
Drink: Beer
Food: free lunch has always been my favorite food.
Song To Fly To: My doomsday song! 

Thank you for the interview!

Your welcome.

A Ton of Fun in Etherium Reach

Posted in Uncategorized on May 25, 2015 by shaleelianne

Because I literally log in one minute too late for the good fights, I’m going to post yet another Garst battle report, to keep you guys updated!


The last 72 hours have been a ton of fun in Etherium and a standout among the rather constant back and forth fights over the last few weeks. You can read about the past couple days in the battle reports above.

24MAY15 Order of Battle in the East

TRI is one of the minority of pvp alliances creating original pvp content and its no wonder that etherium reach has transformed from a barren wasteland at the start of 2015 into a lively battleground for fleet pvp and roamers. TRI’s model of creating our own wars is in stark contrast to many of the groups in EVE that blue up a portion of land and go AFK until they can find someone else’s fight to vulture. A good example is Co2 and even Razor coming today to help S2N against TRI. Naturally PL is still playing the ‘honorable third party’ propaganda angle but shows up daily to our fights since their contract purging Nulli ended.

XIX continues to hire more groups to fight TRI while retreating to geminate. This includes someone new using the name Mercenary Coalition (fighting SOLAR in kalevala and losing 30 man ishtar gangs/caps) and drone region renter militia that still haven’t figured out RMT slumlords like XIX couldnt care less about them and will abandon them come fozzie sov.Some of the evicted renters from Etherium Reach have started to work with Advent of Fate alliance who currently deployed to the vital chokepoint station of I6- in Cache to attack IRC. Separately the Oasa/Perrigan/Malpais renters still loyal to the old guard work together to fight against SOLAR and occasionally TRI or IRC.

Stainwagon deployed to Akora in the Forge but hasnt interacted much with our fights in the last few days.

S2N remains active in Uemon and assisted XIX in retaking some lowsec R32s that TRI has held, as expected, one of the few things XIX has (temporarily) reclaimed since the start of the war. S2N has slowly grinded down the entry constellations in etherium but TRI continues to defend our station in 8KE next to LXQ and O-LJ against near daily attack.

In short we are surrounded by enemies in every direction and loving it


After some back and forth battles all morning, TRI moved an ishtar fleet to LXQ to camp paala gate to stop nulli from reshipping while our dreads bashed O-LJ SBUs. Nulli formed an even larger Ishtar fleet and jumped into us, making it past our camp and burningg after our dreads in O-L 3j away by gate while we tried to interdict them, skirmishing a few times. We ran out of drones and logi and had to go grab more while they tackled our dreads. The SOLAR cerb tasked with clearing the sabre bubbling our dreads went AWOL for about 10 mins so we hectically rushed after Nulli after looting our drones to try and bust them out. Our dreads startbursted and we came on grid in O-l after Nulli while we only had a phoenix and revelation still tackled of the original 8. We warped in on the opposite side and attempted to clear dictors, but the process was too slow and the phoenix died heroically. We managed to kill enough tackle that the 2 S2N onyx’s failed to coordinate their points and the last revelation zoidberged out against all odds. Very stressful and fun fight for both sides. GF!…&kll_id=106647

TRI attempted to grab a hel + support fleet shooting POCOs in wicked creek, but ended up only snagging a few carriers with an instalock setup that kept blapping our sabres lol…&kll_id=106726

Advent dropped a staging tower/bait pos in IRC home system of QRH. IRC attacked it with dreads and domis, but was counter dropped by ~30 Advent using 2 triage carriers + nightmare/rattlesnakes, welping the domis. TRI rageformed Ishtars but could only pull 30+ in time, bridging in to the fight as the domis finished dying. By this point a S2N 30+ Ishtar gang had joined with Advent to kill IRC and we bridged into system at a ping over the pos, warping down to primary dictors to give IRC a fighting chance to extract. After killing tackle TRI focused on S2N Ishtars, killing many before they warped. We remained on field but struggled to killed any Advent with our numbers due to the superb work of their two triage pilots who regularly pulled back ships from armor or structure, including S2N ishtars after they merged fleets and warped back in.

IRC struggled to reship and regroup properly, losing half a dozen dreads peicemeal before finally we were able to coordinate their DPS onto the triage carriers holding the field. As both chimeras died TRI finally forced the faction bs inside the POS and killed the S2N ishtar fleet almost to a man. A very fun fight was had and props again to the Advent triage pilots for a job well done although they should have bumped them into the shields or extracted.…&kll_id=106895


TRI formed a rattlesnake fleet upon seeing reports of over 100+ Nulli, 120 CO2, 50 advent, and 100 XIX all working together to attack IRC’s home system and bait us into a fight. We ended up attempting to fight the Co2 fleet separate from the rest but bailed at the last minute to a POS since there was no reason to feed kills to 80 v 450 hostiles over no timer “just for fun”. While the enemy sat around bored on titans winging in public chats that we should come fight (aka feed), we held our planned alliance meeting and simply titan bridged home ignoring their trap. GG

An hour later TRI has a R64 coming out of RF. Nulli undocked a mere 50 ishtars + 30 bombers and made aggressive moves on our 100 man rattlesnake fleet, obviously baity since their fleet comp never stood a chance. 15 Nulli supers logged on and then off again in LXQ so we declined to take the fight, moving towards the expected scouted PL 100 t3 fleet sitting on a titan. We hoped to fight PL and get them out of the way before returning to Nulli and fighting them separately. Sadly our POS died but we were able to control the positioning, negating the S2N bombers and forcing the ishtars to jump into us as the PL landed at range and burned towards us. SOLAR supported with a 30 man ishtar gang at range and our TRI bomber FC got IRC/TCF/NOVA into a bomber wing in support.

I fucked up the jump distance (5.1ly RIP) for our triage carriers so we were forced to fight for most the battle without our planned logi, losing about 10 snakes before forcing the Pl T3s off the field by killing their logi and starting on their T3s. Had our triage come in from the start, im p. confident we would have saved 95% of the ships we lost as Pl+S2N would have been unable to break us without their own caps, safely tucked away in curse many midpoints away. As it ended we pushed the PL ishtars into retreat and cleaned up the ishtars.…&kll_id=107071

We moved onto a titan and bridged to O-L where nulli had reshipped into new ishtars and received reinforcements from the imperium again, this time in 40 RZR cerbs. The hostiles were shooting the final timer on our IHUB but just as we loaded grid our blue bomber wing scored an awesome run and killed half the ishtars. We cleaned up the rest and RZR left without even trying to fight (wise decision). We repped the system and reinforced a few POS including the new tower on the R64 we lost.…&kll_id=107130

Meanwhile SOLAR moved to kalevala to destroy a MC/renter fleet shooting their station.

Another Post By Garst

Posted in Uncategorized on May 23, 2015 by shaleelianne

(Another post by my CEO, Garst Tyrell, originally posted on FailHeap)


Another busy day of fights…

Advent of Fate alliance is a small XXDeath pet that lives in Geminate and conducts mostly independent ops, but shows up to coalition fleets against TRI/SOLAR when it suits them. Recently they have been picking on IRC even to the point of dropping a bait pos and dropping SBUs in IRC’s home system of QRH in the spire. Previously we had hotdropped a small slowcat chimera fleet to crush their last attempt with a nightmare/rattlesnake fleet a couple weeks ago to assist IRC. They returned today with an ishtar fleet as SBUS were about to online.

Right before I came home from TRI brought an ishtar fleet to the IRC home system to help out which ended up in a battle of TRI vs ADVENT + S2N assisting in ishtars. I cant give specifics from the battle but I know TRI came out ahead on ships/isk eff but had to bail after losing our drones. We sped home to reship and I took over the fleet as ADVENT chilled in QRH harassing IRC and waiting for the SBUs to tick over. S2N’s remaining 40 man ishtar gang burned home 1j past our home system and was somehow surprised by TRI undocking rattlesnakes and trapping them with wall bubbles, killing another 10-15 or so of their cruisers on the way out. TCF/NOVA assisted with a smal ishtar gang that attempted to interdict them on the other side of the gate we bubbled them, but our snakes were too far off gate to pursue and we let them go.

Getting new intel from Supertwinky that ADVENT had deployed 2 hels + 1 wyvern with their 30 man ishtar gang to shoot the station in QRH while we interdicted nulli, we rageburned to a titan in range and jumped onto the hel as he came out of warp from his safepos to the station. Cynoing at 0 we continued to bridge dreads and reinforcements in while using our snakes to kill or force the ADVENT ishtar fleet to pull range. The other two supers warped out safely to the pos as they were far from the initial cyno on the hel. TCF/NOVA bridged in with us and added a bit of ishtar gang dps to help kill small stuff to make sure we could maintain tackle on the hel. It died and ADVENT possed up as we killed the SBUs for IRC and gave some bonus reps to their station.

The battle report is jumbled from multiple fights:…&kll_id=106418

We moved home and stood down, before reforming ishtars to attempt to third party a Dead terrorists ( ) vs XIX fight over a timer in geminate. We arrived late to the party but killed the XIX fc and a few of his mates while they shot SBUs to remind them that hey, TRI is still here whether or not you choose to keep ignoring us.

A few other aborted fleet fights later we finished the eu tz by killing 3 troll SBUs dropped by nulli after they rage logged in uemon from losing another ishtar fleet to us. The war has its ups and downs but the last 48 hours is certainly been a good one for TRI

Whats Going On In Tri…

Posted in Uncategorized on May 22, 2015 by shaleelianne

My CEO wrote this and originally posted it on Failheap.


What a bloody evening

S2N undocked a rattlesnake fleet with 35 snakes/10 logi + 6 triage chimmys + dreads and support and destroyed the TRI IHUB in 8ke- while we prepared to fight them. Staging on a titan nearby, TRI bridged a 80 man T3 AHAC gang with 30 solar in supporting ishtars (they didnt have armor ships rdy) into 8ke at a ping over nulli, who were busy sitting on the station bubbling themselves waiting for the timer to become vulnerable 20 mins later. Warping down we began to burn into position get within scram range of the enemy fleet, under the unbonused tracking of the snake sentry drones.

Naturally 6 triage chimeras + 10 scimitars to rep 300k EHP rattlesnakes vs 500dps ahacs is a bit of a logi overblob, which is why we were pleasantly surprised to find Nulli had no answer when we were forced to drop 7 dreads and start burning carriers. They rushed 2 moros through a cyno to fight back, but these promptly died. With SOLAR sitting at range killing tackle and light support like S2N scimitars, TRI successfully cleared the field of all enemy caps for the loss of 3 dreads. We began to kill rattlesnakes with no logi support but a PL blob was reported 2j away, so both sides began to focus on disengaging. As TRI ahacs moved behind the station and slowed down PL with dictor bubbles, we lost scrams and many rattlesnakes MJD’d away and POS’d up. TRI docked right as PL came into local to kill a straggler from each side. This is the second time a PL third party has saved a S2N snake fleet from obliteration through unfortunate timing. GF.…&kll_id=106157

After PL left TRI caught a few more rattlesnakes going home and we used our supers to clear the SBUs. TRI camped the LXQ -> paala chokepoint in T3s to prevent S2N from returning with their new ishtar fleet.

Nulli took the fight and jumped into us, losing the engagement.…&kll_id=106204

Eventually TRI moved over to O-L in order to clear the S2N SBUs there with dreads, which we successfully accomplished without incident. Unfortunately Nulli reshipped ishtars, jumped on a titan in lxq, and bridged onto our cyno beacon where a triage pos repper and a reinforcement dread were moving without support. With no ability to leave our caps unsupported on the field, both caps died to Nulli.

After O-L TRI returned to 8ke to kill the new SBUs anchored by nulli during the previous fight, which resulted in two more fights with the nuli ishtar fleet returning from the cyno beacon gank. Both ended in decisive defeats for S2N. The system was saved and repped.

The war in etherium reach is violently contested on most timers between S2N and TRI, with occasional help from SOLAR and pretty much constant interference from PL who show up and help one side or the other (or neither) depending on the whims of the FC. Stainwagon got bored grinding POS and deployed to akora to shoot everyone, mainly Nulli. XIX is almost completely MIA leaving nulli to do all their pvp for them. I guess they are back to AFK RMT empiring while we are distracted. They usually do a weekend warrior cta fleet and leave us to clean up the timers over the week.

Why Tri?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on April 2, 2015 by shaleelianne

Three weeks ago I joined a null sec alliance, Triumvirate, on the invitation of the alliance executor, Garst Tyrell.

Garst and I go way back, to 2009. We both joined EVE roughly the same time, into a Factional Warfare corporation, PIE. I joined PIE as a ‘spy’ (read about it here) to help my friend out who convinced me to join EVE and spy for his new mercenary corp.

Though I didn’t have what it took to be a spy, I did fall in love with PIE, role playing, and Faction War. I eventually would leave PIE, but I stayed in the Amarr Militia for nearly six years.

Garst left within seven months to form his own corporation, No Mercy. to pirate and kill all the things. With finesse. Such finesse.

Along the way we lost touch, as these things go. Garst left EVE completely for his military career, though eventually came back recently. He reformed his old corporation, and after much thought and a heap of trepidation, I decided to join.

It was kismet, really. I was finally in a position to try something new. I know, I know, it took me long enough. Until I joined Tri, I have only ever done Amarr FW. I loved it, and still do, but towards the end it became such a chore. I was CEO and Alliance Executor of our alliance, but it just got to be so much of a hassle. I was logging into tedious amounts of work and dealing with everything that I did not want to do, so finally I just quit it, but stayed in militia.

…but it wasn’t the same.

I was logging on and spending massive amounts of time doing very little other than role playing. I was getting restless and wanted to murder things! Blood needed to be spilled, damn it!

And that is when Garst convoed me randomly.

It still took another couple of weeks for me to actually decide to join. I was hesitant to leave Militia; it had been home for so very long. It was a comfortable existence, and all of my friends were there, but, I finally gave in and decided to just try something new.

So, here we are, three weeks into my new alliance and I have to say, I am loving every minute of it. The alliance is super active and has some really amazing FCs. I was a bit weary of joining so many new people because of the ‘omg its a gurl’ factor, but so far, so good. Everyone has been extremely welcoming and nice, despite my many blunders. So. Many. Blunders.

I would have been so lost had it not been for some of my corpies, like Raphael Saint, Almity, and Bern Blackwood. Some of my ‘blonde’ moments include:

-FC says stay at range from titan. I’m desperately scrolling down my overview literally looking for the word titan, having meltdown. It had been years since I had titan jumped in FW. I freak out to Raph, and hes all, ‘scroll out. big ship.’ lols. Oh yeah.

-Sentry drones drama! Why do drones not return to me! ‘because they are sentries, Shalee, they don’t move.’ Oh, right. Giggle.

-Bubbles! If there is one thing that terrifies me the most it is bubbles. I’m better with them now but the first one I was caught in was a whole drama. What do I dooooooooo I’m scared, lol.

Otherwise, things are good. I’ve flown so many different ships than I had in FW. Back in FactionWar, military plexes decided the ship sizes and fleet comps, which usually ran from frigate size to cruiser hulls. And if we weren’t plexing and just roaming, we still kept it relatively small because we lived so close to PL that they would hotdrop any and all things for the lols.

But here, we fly so many blingy things, that nearly one month into corp I’m getting poor haha. It is nice though, to look at my hangar and not have half my ships named ‘ghetto’.

Another thing I love is seeing different parts of New Eden. All this time, and I had never been to Cloud Ring before. In FW, we tended to stay within our little warzone, which meant going farther than ten jumps was very far away lol. But now, joining fleet and setting destination to somewhere 20 jumps away isn’t uncommon. I have to soothe my inner FW girl by telling myself that it isn’t that far (it so is).

I know a lot of people have been shocked that the ‘die hard militia girl’ left for null, but I can say that it is the best decision I’ve made in EVE so far. Stay tuned for further updates about my noobiness in null!


Blog Banter #62

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on February 4, 2015 by shaleelianne

Welcome to the continuing monthly EVE Blog Banters and our 62nd edition! For more details about what the blog banters are visit the Blog Banter page.
Niden (@niden_GMVA) tweeted this: “It’s not cool to want walking in stations, right?”

That tweet got a few positive agreements, but on the other side of the coin we have Xander Phoena of Crossing Zebras being mentioned in the current minutes:

“Xander said that he would officially like to be documented as protesting any art time going to avatars instead of spaceships.”

What is and/or should be the future for walking in stations?

I don’t see the point of walking in stations to be honest. In other games I’ve played (granted, there’s only been a couple), you experience the game through your avatar. You need that visual because that is the essence of the game. But in EVE, 95% of the game is carried out via spaceships.

So I need to see what my ship is doing, but I really don’t need to see what my avatar is doing while not in space. I have the captain’s quarters turned off, because it is laggy and pointless.

Sure, I do love the space clothes, and would love if they introduced new clothes every other day, but I don’t need to actually prance my avatar around in her quarters to enjoy them.

The only way I think walking in stations could be fun (for me) is if there was something meaningful you could do with your avatar out of ship. IE:

*see the station undock through a view port

*land on planets and walk around

*visit stations to buy/collect from specific vendors that I could see in station

*carry guns and kill players and/or npcs in the station

I’m mostly ambivalent about it. If it happens, great. If it never does, oh well. But if it should happen, I hope they introduce something to go along with it, because I really don’t see the point of being able to just sit on a space sofa with someone else.


Sand, Cider and Spaceships –  The Incarna Hot Potato
Evoganda – Walking In Station
Evehermit – Incarcerated Wishes
Warp Drive Active – Reincarnated?
The Ancient Gaming Noob – Like Walking in L.A.
Thera or Bust… – Walking In Stations
A Missioner in Eve – Going for a Walk
Inner Sanctum of the Ninveah – Attitude

Roaming Redemption Road

Posted in Uncategorized on January 18, 2015 by shaleelianne

I figured it was time to dust off the old blog and get back to writing. Yes, I know, it has been a while- as my loyal readers like to point out every time I log into EVE (all two of you lol). I have wanted to write for some time now, but I’ve been distracted with the holidays, family, AND the flu.

EVE is an entirely new and different game since I’ve closed the alliance & corp. I log in, and I might have two mails on a good day, a far cry from the 20+ from before. My contracts are mostly empty. When I had the alliance, I’d have a continuous stream of corpses being contracted (I collect them). I’m not being pulled into countless meetings, or onto various comms to discuss all the things. Most of my chat channels are quiet.

It’s a strange new world. It is both exhilarating and unnerving at the same time. I’ve never played EVE without a corp or a purpose. Sure, I’m still in FW, but my heart isn’t. I love the Amarr Militia, but war-zone control has lost meaning for me a long time ago. I just can’t find it in me to care if we own a system or not. Once you’ve seen a system flip several times, it loses meaning. I was ambivalent when the Amarr conquered our entire war-zone, something I cared about a lot at one time. My beloved Huola was reclaimed for the first time since Inferno, and I’ve yet to actually go there and dock!

But I still love EVE and the people I’ve met playing it. I miss my alliance and corp mates, so much so that I’ve decided to repurpose my blog from being mostly about FW, to something broader. I want to focus on the people and the paths they have chosen in the game. I want to, if possible, explore new facets of New Eden- through the guidance of those who flew under the ILAW banner.

And! I’m going to focus on roleplay, another true love of mine on EVE.

So that is my bucket list for EVE 2015. Write more. Experience new things. Roleplay more.

My first new experience happened last night. I was invited to fly under Daisha Voluptia, a former corpmate of mine, on a roam called ‘Redemption Road.’ These public roams take place on Friday nights and Sunday afternoons (if you’re in my timezone).

My initial reaction was oh noes! Null sec! Bubbles! Blobs er’where! This is so far out of my comfort zone lol.

Though I’ve played EVE for years now, 95% of my time has been spent in low sec. I feel safest in low. High sec is all Concordy, and Null is vast and bubbly.

Or so I thought.

Anyhow, I get Daisha to mail me the formup system and time. The system was Berta, a High Sec system. It was only 12 jumps away, but! It was a High Sec system, and I had to travel through High to get there.

I shuttled over (Daisha was letting me borrow a ship) and docked in the scary High Sec station and joined comms.

Sidenote. I am of the opinion that there are two kinds of females on EVE. Those who revel in the attention of men, and those who just want to play the game and cringe a little bit when they have to join a new comm.

I am of the latter. However, it was very comfortable joining because of GreyGal. For those of you who don’t know her, she is absolutely amazing! Love her to pieces. I met her years ago when her former corp joined the Amarr Militia. (I also did an interview with her here, back in the day) Those already on comms were used to being around females and were quite pleasant.

Daisha, our FC, went over the basics. The Redemption Road fleets are open to all skill levels with no skill requirements, which makes it a lot of fun. Once Daisha mentioned bombs and what to do upon seeing one, I’ll admit, I had a little moment of panic. Bombs??!! We don’t have that in low sec. I don’t even know what they look like!

So I had to brace myself for both bubbles and bombs. Got it.

Once our fleet undocked, we had to haul ass to the nearest low sec system because someone (me) is a flashy. No idea how I am the only one who is pirate status here, but okay.

The plan was to travel to Thera and then wormhole it to null. That was another exciting thing for me, I had never been to Thera, and I’ve only been in a wormhole a handful of times.

The roam was fun. There were around 25 pilots, and it lasted for nearly three hours. I was surprised at the lack of bubbles lol, until then my mental image of null was that every single stargate is covered in bubbles with null sec blobs waiting to murder your face.

For the most part, most of the systems were quiet. We had to hunt to find our targets, which was mostly a new experience for me. In GreyGals interview, she said: “The biggest difference in FW vs. null sec or wormhole PVP is the lack of “hunting.” There is no “hunting” in FW – you just undock, and there are targets everywhere. You don’t have to roam 10, 20 or more systems to find a target, you don’t have to chase and bait them, you just undock and explode.”

That is so true. In our warzone, going beyond 7 or 8 jumps requires a lot of effort lol. If we ever travelled over 15 jumps for anything, it was a huge, huge deal with lots of planning and preparation!

I now understand why most null fleets have to be scheduled. When you travel that far, you need to start out with the main group. We had one pilot who tried to catch up with us and died en route.

In FW, any fleet is never more than a few jumps away, so you can catch up, or leave in the middle of a fleet, it doesn’t matter a whole lot.

Another thing I had to adjust to is the weird system names in null, all numbers and letters. What is the purpose of that? I think CCP should let people rename those systems! With proper names. Sure, we might have hard-to-pronounce names in our warzone, but at least it is a name! Not a number!

The fleet got a few kills, though we never were blobbed, surprisingly. I even managed to survive with ship intact.

So all in all, I highly recommend trying out a Redemption Road public fleet. The FCs and leaders are knowledgeable and skilled, the atmosphere is laid back, fun, and very welcoming.

For more information about Redemption Road, check out their website and join their in-game channel, Redemption Road.

I’m not quitting

Posted in Uncategorized on December 13, 2014 by shaleelianne

I am not quitting EVE. I just want to put that little rumor to rest. Nor did the alliance ‘fall apart’. It is a very undramatic story, really.

This is how it happened. One night, I was exchanging EVE mails with someone in alliance I did not know. He asked if I was the one who did the logistics for alliance. I replied yes. He asked if I was trustworthy. I found that a little appalling, being that I was the alliance executor and that I moved all the things. For free. I told him it was EVE, you couldn’t be sure that you could trust anyone, but that I would move his stuff, for free. Just make the contract to my alt- no collateral.

Now, the reason we did no collateral is because I moved many a contract per night and I simply couldn’t afford collateral on all of it.

He responded with okay. But then he made the contract and put a 2 million isk collateral on it and sent a mail saying he thought I should be able to afford that.

It was in that precise moment when something clicked. A realization washed over me. I simply did not want to do it anymore.

I didn’t want to move stuff for people who were ungrateful or cheeky.

But not only that, I realized I was just done with all of it.

I was tired of my alliance (though no fault of their own).

When our corp first created our alliance, we did so merely to have the name. The name was a symbol for us, for a corp that was stolen from us. So we got the name for the alliance. We never planned to grow it. Never planned to be leaders of Amarr Militia.

But somewhere along the way, people asked to join and were like, sure, why not. I told them we offered two things only, free teamspeak, and free logistics. I explained that a lot of my members were off and on, and would play other games from time to time. That we lived in Egghelende (non FW space) and really didn’t care about plexing anymore. That we were small gang.

Once we had several corps join, the alliance morphed into something I was never really interested in. They wanted to take systems and moons and shoot POSes and do things. They needed goals. Oh, and there were meetings. Lots and lots of meetings. And then came the problems. Blue on blue shootings and spies and dramas and so on and so forth.

And through it all, I just didn’t care. I quit caring about controlling systems years ago. I don’t care what tier we were in, or the ‘success’ of the Amarr Militia. Because really, if you’ve been in FW long enough you figure out that once you’re ‘winning’, you’re actually losing due to LP prices and all of that.

Regardless. It just became a lot of work for something that meant so little to me. Instead of having fun in a game, I realized that it had become a job that I wasn’t getting paid for.

So I gathered up my courage and quit.

I informed my Directors and let them sort out what they wanted to do. They could keep the corp & alliance going, or let it die. Everyone decided to pursue other corps, etc. I guess no one else wanted the responsibility either lol.

It has been bittersweet, I’ll admit. It is shocking how attached you can become to a corp and a group of people. A part of me feels guilty for letting go, but at some point you just gotta do what you gotta do to find joy in the game again.

But I’m not quitting EVE nor am I quitting FW. You guys aren’t getting rid of me that easily.