On the latest Eve Commune podcast they were kind enough to plug the upcoming event and a few people were at the first and commented on how well the Noir Mercenaries fleet combined with the fleet from the Gallente Hero Channel (organized by Mike Azariah) decimated any attackers in short order.
When I organized the first event I had no idea how it was going to go down. The possibilities ran the gamut from a few people showing up to getting super hot-dropped by Pandemic Legion (who was near Providence at the time and within operational distance of Teshkat). I just didn't know.
So when Alekseyev Karrde contacted me to say that Noir was celebrating an anniversary and would show up to help defend, I thought that was great, more ships for the carnage. Then Mike Azariah announced that he was bringing the Gallente Hero Channel. And others chimed in. The support for my defense was heart warming to be sure and faced with the spectre of a capital hot drop I eagerly welcomed all defenders.
However when the event went down, the number of defenders outnumbered the attackers by about 10-20 pilots at least, and were far more organized. The Noir fleet had about 15 Drakes and ~5 supporting logi, and the Gallente Hero Channel was more eclectic but had a supporting Archon carrier, and combined that meant the attackers never stood a chance in their disparate fleet wings and smaller ships.
Eventually I asked my defenders to turn their guns on me as I needed to die to award the prizes. I suspect Noir was disappointed overall with the result despite getting lots of kills and I can understand that for them it was a bit anti-climatic as the challenge was just not there.
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However, this time I'm hoping things will be better. I've sent an invite to Noir to return but asking them to come looking for my kill to start. The first event was considered a success and I think more people will show up looking to get in on the action. I also am making backup plans so that if the defense is looking too overpowering I can even the odds myself (don't worry defenders, I won't attack you). I can't guarantee a pitched fun battle for everyone as this is Eve and you never know what you are going to get, but I do know that the more people that show up the better the event will be.
So get some cheap ships, grab some friends, and come fight the carrier. But just watch out... I still plan to fight back.