Thursday, July 16, 2009

A Little Bit Darker

So I get the word last night that our esteemed corporate leadership (and I say that without sarcasm) have found a new alliance opportunity for us. For security reasons I won't spill the beans until its official in a couple weeks. But one thing of note that I can talk about is that we're trading in our mostly pristine white hats for something a little bit darker.
says if we join , all gloves are off and there are only 4 things that are off limits
1. No ransoming
2. No high sec can tipping
3. No high sec ganks unless it is a red
4. No shooting blues
When I joined m3 back last year we were strictly NRDS policy (Not Red, Don't Shoot) which still provided us lots of targets but was considered an anti-piracy position when living in Sukanan low sec constellation. In IRC I can't remember what the exact policy was but I have the impression it was fairly benign and not accepting of going into low sec and ganking neutrals.

With this new alliance, those restrictions are gone. As you can see above, a lot more targets are fair game. On top of that we are expected as a PvP corp to keep up a certain level of combat efficiency, i.e. get more killmails than lossmails. That is intimidating for a casual player like me but I'm game to give it a try.

Another thing that is an issue (and by "issue" I mean something to deal with as a matter of course, not something that is a problem) is that they probably run in faster ships like interceptors and HACs. Unfortunately, my hanger got a lot smaller with the ships I left in DIZ to die and I currently have 6 battleships in my inventory but only one Harpy Assault Frigate and two Falcons. Time to go shopping for some small ships like Stealth Bombers, Interceptors, and HACs.

Oh wait, I do have one HAC in my arsenal, a sniper Eagle. Still need the rest though.

All in all, going to be a busy August!


  1. Anonymous9:47 am

    NBSI FTW, watch out for nuetrals! Good hutning


  2. That means ninja salvaging is still on the table! Congrats! You're going to have a blast!

    (grumbles something about having to sign up for a Google account in order to leave a comment.)

  3. Anonymous10:50 am

    NBSI is definitely the most fun approach. Its easy to be a relatively casual PvPer, don't worry about it. In fact with a dedicated PvP alliance there will almost constantly be gangs forming so logging on and doing things with people will be very easy and lots of fun.