A quiet day in low-sec exploded into one of the most epic fights EVE has ever seen. The fight in Asakai brought to you, by your EVE content providers: Lost Obsession and Drunk 'n' Disorderly. Killboard
Drunken Obsession Presents ..........
The article as originally Posted on Kugutsumen by Afterd
Video by: Bobamelius Two
Ok, so for those who are interested in how it actually kicked off and how it unfolded from a DnD/FATE perspective.
About 10 days ago, a bored group of Drunk 'n' Disorderly and Lost Obsession or in short, Drunken Obsession dreads dropped on dbrb's camp in Venal. Dbrb quickly pinged for titans and got them on field, CFC lost about 11 carriers, Drunken Obsession lost about 17 dreads. The rest of the community got it's lolz either about dbrb spazzing on comms or about lowsec pubbies getting DDd by CFC titans. Either way, it's reasonable to assume that the cap skirmish had two effects : CFC found a new passion for trying to kill lowsec caps and on the other hand dbrb discovered his inner supercap FC. In the aftermath, a small Caldari militia alliance, Liandri Covenant mails CFC offering intel and support against the scourge that is DnD and FATE. “I need carriers, supercarriers. I need the fuckin’ world in here. Let’s go!” — DBRB
Fast forward in time
Yesterday, Drunken Obsession dropped on some random lowsec carrier with a fleet of dreads. With said carrier dead, I am stuck with a fleet full of drunk dread pilots wanting to shoot at something, even structures. After having RF'ed a couple of faction towers with the intention of ransoming them, we suddenly remember about Liandri and we decide to go RF one of their towers in Asakai. One siege cycle later we have a 22 hours timer, coming out at roughly 1:30 eve time. After which, we proceed to forget to post the timer on our timers page or to post an op and generally we fall in to a alcohol induced blackout. [02:53:02] Tekitha > some1 lihg ta cyno smehwew ri want to drop my derad
Day of the fight, or how it nearly didn't happen.
After successfully managing to drag most of DnD out of Dota2, we head to Okagaiken to try and kick Ev0ke out through a very boring and tedious FW mechanic that involves spinning around a button and shooting NPCs, with highlights of the evening being ishkur and harpy kills. Or so we thought, and boy, how wrong were we. Amidst tears of boredom, our resident I-RED spy decides to log in his alt and check what's going on in Syndicate. We find out that I-RED have a ahac gang out. Then we find out that they are heading to lowsec to help Caldari militia. After literally 20 minutes of scratching our heads wondering what could they possibly help Caldari militia with, someone in our fleet has a flashback and remembers about us rf'ing the Liandri tower. Knowing that I-RED and Liandri would never willingly take us on, we figure some sort of escalation is incoming, so we poke our buddies from FATE and drag them back to TQ from their sisi practice session. Hilariously, they were practicing communication while alternating HIC points.Twenty minutes later, we are formed up with a fleet of 50 or so, including 3 vindis, 1 paladin, 2 bhaals, 14 guardians, a bunch of navgeddons and ... one hic. The only pressing question remaining is who is their escalation ? So we start logging in alts and poking around to see what people are up to. We decide to send in the DnD part of the fleet, about half the battleships and 7 guardians. We don;t have to wait long and we are the tower owners who brought ... a cruiser fleet. Just when we're starting to feel bad for killing cruisers without FATE who are still sat on the titan, one of our sources finally reports back. "Apparently debearbe has a slowcat fleet ready to drop on DnD and FATE on a lowsec tower". I'd lie if I said we didn't consider bailing, especially having just finished melting the cruisers fleet. We align out, have a quick FCs chat and decide plan B is always better.
"Neah, fuck it, let's stay. Can somebody reship to a second firewall ?" - Groky on TSPlan B is always better.It's actually a pretty simple plan. Since we don't like war games in Cloud Ring, let's see if we can kickstart a proper HBC vs CFC fight. So we poke PL, who graciously as always. offer to help. It's not even a minute since we decided for plan B and a hound uncloaks, lights cyno and about 20 carriers come trough before we can pop it. I'm getting ready to say that for 20 carriers we shouldn't even bring PL, we can deal with that in house, but one of the archons that came trough lights another cyno and another batch of carriers fill the overview. It still doesn't feel like a good moment to escalate all the way, but it does seem like the appropriate moment to at least bring FATE in with another 20 or so battleships, and more importantly with seven more guardians. We instruct one of our cyno pilgrims to warp to us from his on grid pounce and light. At that very moment, utter dismay. A leviathan is on grid ! We light the pilgrim cyno, and bring in the rest of the fleet, together with our grand total of ... one hic. Point on the levi, bhaal neuts on levi, bumps the levi. Tekitha drops fleet and joins the PL one and lights. Then .. disaster. Our single HIC is getting neuted and primaried, the titan is getting capped up by carriers and as PL load grid ... the Leviathan buggers off. I am on the brink of smashing my head against the monitor when CFC supers start raining in. Then more PL supers. And all of a sudden it's an overview full of supers and titans. Looks like it's on ... but it's not. Each super getting primaried is simply warping off because there are very few if any hics left on field. Rather than a fierce battle, it's looking more like a pie fight in a Charlie Chaplin movie. That's not really what we were after, so we decide we need ...Moar HICsWe quickly decide to go next door to Prism, where FATE and their HICs live. Some DnD that have carriers in Prism also quickly cyno to Nisuwa and back to bring more. We manage to scramble about 8 and quickly head back to Asakai. And by quickly I mean we manage to enter warp before finishing the second coffee. We finally manage to get points and stuff starts slowly dying. First a Hel, then a break to clear some dreads, then a Rag. The usual mayhem ensues, convos between people trying to coordinate, multiple comms, probers looking for disco'ed supers, fleet switching to give multiple fleets cynos or warp-ins, etc. One thing seems to be the constant in all this. Everyone is happy to shoot at CFC, probably for the irony of seeing them blobbed. Unfortunately we're starting to lose HICs despite some epic guardian work. We realise that ti-di is on our side and we quickly send jump-freighters to Jita with Wey'oun continuously throwing billions at them until the magical words are spoken on comms "There are no more Devoters in Jita, we bought them all". Between jf'ing and carrier jumping more HICs to Prism and ringing more HIC pilots out of bed, we have a steady supply of tackle and when we hear CFC are given the order to extract, we make it our honorary duty to keep dbrb's levi tackled, alongside a few more supers we can snag. An erebus is lucky and a few ECM bursts get him out, but the Leviathan is going nowhere and dies in no time. No longer than it would take you to read the Bible anyways. Few more downed supers later and rumor has it that Elo's epic legion (yes, I said it !) probed down a disco'ed Avatar. We quickly manage to get a warp-in and more and more people land there. The local is now at about 2800 and the lag is severe but somehow it's not unbearable. While on the main grid an Aeon succumbs to 1070 angry people, The avatar is also slowly melting at the safe. It is in fact melting so slowly that one of our dudes locks it , starts shooting, goes to make a steak dinner and comes back after his meal to find that there's still half armor left. When it finally runs out of structure, the explosion marks the end of the battle and hopefully the beginning of the war. Massive props to our hero hics that managed to coordinate points under intense fire and incredible lag, to our logis who missed shiny mails to help make this happen and of course to everyone on both sides that was so fast and willing to deploy balls deep in to a thunderdome that probably most of us will rememeber for a while."Here's 5 bil, go and buy more HICs in Jita, now !" - Wey'oun