Hello folks, remember us?
Wow! It’s been a while since I made a corp update. January in fact! Why the delay? Well, we had some active campaigns so we closed recruitment but truth be told I’ve been focusing my efforts in some other areas and my blog posts were put on the back burner.
I’m finally getting on top of things now though, so expect to see my regular updates again.
So what has ENL-I been up to recently? Well, we went to Geminate to mess with Brick Squad (protip: Geminate sucks), and although they undocked more than Li3 did we found the whole experience rather depressing. During our campaign several hostile forces deployed to our home region, Delve, and began a vicious assault against our coalition (the HBC) so we were recalled home – we like to think we rode like white knights to the rescue of our alliance. (NOTE: others would argue against that).
Get Off My Lawn
Did I really just use the name of an alliance as the title of this section? One who weren’t even in Delve? Oh dear, yes I did but it fits.
The Goons, the Ruskies and the, errr, I can’t really say “Blacks” so I’ll go with the Black Legions, all deployed to various points around our home region and began assaulting us. Goons brought a lot of good fights straight to our front door, whilst also cloaky camping our ratters. Black Legion staged in low-sec and began sieging our money towers, and after -A- collapsed a new entity was born: Darkness of Despair, who also encompass the remnants of Gypsy Band, a very more than capable alliance, and they started hitting our assets in Stain and Esotaria.
Not only this but our beloved Pandemic Legion decided to take a break from life in the coalition and so we, TEST, were left to defend our several regions of space from highly experienced and organised aggressors on three different fronts – don’t worry, I don’t blame you, we all thought we would fail too.
But no, fail we did not, push back our aggressors we did and oh my god where did Yoda come from?
We welped repeatedly. We suffered from internal strife. But our autism proved strong and we did what TEST does best; throw several hundred people at a problem till it goes away. And it did go away. We proved victorious insomuch that our enemies got sick of being outnumbered a bazillion to one and left. Yaaay.
Joking aside, many believed without Pandemic Legion that TEST would falter, would lose its strength and that the HBC as a whole would suffer. This led to feelings that should PL leave the HBC for whatever reason we would collapse – hell, I believed that myself. But this assault on the HBC and our subsequent survival and dominance shows that even without PL we are a powerful force, if a little unstable.
I’m sure many of you reading this will know of the ‘other’ coalition in the game, the CFC, which is led by the Goons. You may or may not be aware that TEST was once a member of this coalition but, wanting to find our own path in the game, left and formed our own coalition: the HBC. Since our departure relations with the CFC have deteriorated and there has even been a lot of talk about war.
Most line members want a war, because we feel it would generate a lot of content. Either sides leadership doesn’t want that to happen because the reality of such a war makes you want to tear your eyes out and poor lemon juice into the wound (possibly with some Tequila to get this party started).
What is the reality? I believe it was Shadoo who summed it up. With current sov mechanics, if the Goons were to completely abandon their space it would take the HBC a minimum of 6 months just to grind through structures. If Goons didn’t evac but stayed, the war would last approx 2 and a half years.
I think you’ll agree that those figures are quite frightening.
The fact of the matter is, a sov war of this magnitude would most likely burn out the majority of both coalitions, mostly in upper leadership circles. Hence why it is so important we put people into the CSM to picket for change, because without a major change to sov mechanics I doubt we’ll see another major war for a long time.
Enlightened Industries, Please Ignore
So ENL-I is doing well. We’ve now surpassed 500 members, even without updating our recruitment threads, and we regularly have upwards of 70 members online. We’re still number 2 on the TEST KB, 2nd only to Dreddit and this month we’ve had over 3000 kills, which sees us sitting in 12th place on EVE-Kill’s Top 20 Corps.
Away from KB statistics, ENL-I indy is building a lot of capitals and helping out immensely in the coalition logistics wise. We’re also very socially active, always on comms chatting about nothing and we have an Easter party tonight which will see us get drunk, try to sing some Gangsta rap and generally have fun.
We’ve deployed to X-7O, which is in Pure Blind, and have had fun killing Goon ratting carriers and making FA mad. FA are so mad they’ve decided to hellcamp our station; we’ll see how long that lasts.
Bob by to ENL-I for a chat today!