N3 Renters Refocused But Still Make Mistakes
there is much goon activity around omist area you need to watch yourselves don’t be useing caps without proper defense.
shoot hostile sbus when you can
e appreciate all those who been helping keep up the good work!!! please be safe and watch intell channels. Always”
Northern Coalition. are currently stationed in Querious and are concentrating on the local area and Period Basis, having taken a number of systems, and they are making good headway into securing the patch for themselves and the N3 as a whole. However, they are meeting resistance from alliances like Fatal Ascension, Get Off My Lawn and C0VEN, who also live within a couple of regions of Querious.
As NC. makes headway in Querious and other regions post-Phoebe, and as some of it’s alliance score victories against their rival CFC, some people are taking losses. It seems NC. has finally acknowledged the role renter groups can play in an overall war effort.
When asked whether the attacking of hostile SBU’s should be the focus solely of N3’s PVP alliances, or the task should be split, had this to say:
Well, you first have to understand Omist and so on is N3 space not just NC. space.
NC. is predominantly around Querious/Period Basis and so on. That doesn’t mean we won’t help but we also have russians to deal with in our own area of operation. Nulli Secunda and the other N3 groups are around omist and are dealing with that side of things.
Many of our renters ask what they can do to help out with the war effort. Obviously shooting enemy Sovereignty Blockade Units is the biggest and most simple thing they can do, because many aren’t pvp corps and we wouldn’t want them needlessly dying to stuff they can’t defend against.
This makes perfect sense. There is no reason to divide your forces if you don’t have to. Focusing it’s primary PVP elements on engaging the CFC directly, while allowing other groups to pick off easier targets is a solid plan, if it works.
This task delegation can be accomplished by less experienced pilots in cheaper ships, so why not unleash the dogs? There is one crucial issue.
The over extension of N3 supply lines and it’s capital/supercapital assets is a real danger. Especially given that the careful positioning of rapid response forces is now a vital element of holding SOV, these ships and pilots are absolutely necessary for meaningful ops in SOV null.
This posses a problem of having these assets in the wrong hands and those hands could end up losing them in combat. Forcing the diversion of resources to replace those lost assets that could be better used elsewhere.The potentially dangerous mix of replacing assets lost on low priority targets makes over extension a real hazard for SOV holding entities. This move by N3 is expected to be mirrored by other entities to minimize unnecessary losses.
One loss that occurred just after LadyScarlet sent her mail regarding the careful use of capital assets was a Nyx belonging to Lingua Mortis, of Combat Matous, Northern Associates., destroyed by a 70 man CFC Ishtar/other stuff gang in L-AS00 in Omist. There are suggestions that he may have been shooting an SBU at the time of his destruction, however I have been unable to verify this and when asked, LadyScarlet said she had no information about the Nyx loss or it’s activities at the time.
It has been rumoured recently that a small gang of CFC pilots have created what has become known as a ‘Reaver’ gang, with the sole purpose of getting behind the N3 lines to disrupt their ISK making in certain regions while also taking pot-shots at POS in the area to generate annoying notifications for the owners.
Whether or not this kill proves the existence of a ‘Reaver’ gang or whether it is merely evidence that Phoebe has brought back the art of roaming for kills rather than sitting on a titan is still up for debate. One thing is certain: winter is coming.
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