Back in the spring while in Strife I was involved in a war with a corporation called Fine Goods for Fine Gentlemen (aka FINEG). The war was started because we accepted a former member of their corp into our ranks and he parted on poor terms with them apparently. During that war Strife was basically imploding and I was CEO for a time and had some evemails back and forth with the CEO of FINEG. He made some ransom demands which we refused, and made it clear he intended war dec any corps we ran to.
So when I left Strife to start Katana Securities at the beginning of June and Derranna went to Razor Technologies, I awaited their reaction. Nothing. Not a peep.
After two and a half months of no war declarations from FINEG, I figured that they had moved on. Well it turns out I was wrong.
I got back last night from my weekend away to find a war declaration in my inbox and notifications of my newly anchored tower being attacked. A quick warp out confirmed it was 24 hours into reinforced and 17 hours to go, coming out in the middle of the day today. F*ck.
I've already written the tower off. Being at work I can't log in to try and defend it and I have no allies to call upon to defend it in my place in time (not that it worked out last time). And I highly doubt FINEG will not make an effort to destroy it as soon as reinforced expires; they are many things but easily distracted is not one of them. Hell, I won't be able to log in until later this evening and the tower should be long dead before then.
I made several mistakes this time:
- I underestimated the determination of FINEG to take down any tower I put up.
- I anchored the tower before going away for 3 days.
- I tried to play Eve as a single player game. If I had an associate to log in and tear down the tower as soon as the 24 hour warning of war was noticed, I could have avoided any losses whatsoever besides time.
I also wonder if my blog is being used as an intelligence gathering tool against me. Not the locations so much (as locator agents make finding people easy) but the fact I had anchored a tower and that I was gone for the weekend making it easy pickings for the observant. I like talking about what I am doing but perhaps it cost me this time.
Anyways, I'm not quite sure what to do next. The POS effort was my project and now that's down the tubes, and I'm sure any other towers I anchor will be similarily hunted. Perhaps its time to stop flying solo and get into a corporation or alliance I can count on for backup or support. Any corp I join though will have to be made aware of these guys with a vendetta against me for no apparent reason. (EDIT: well, no reason other than to annoy me and drink my carebear tears LOL )
Ah Eve, sometimes you are a cruel mistress.