Last week I was looking at the map of the Tribute region in EVE Online and wondering if the war against Norther Coalition might be coming to an end. NC held just three systems in one corner of the region after internal politics and the trench warfare of the sovereignty grind basically sapped their will to live and they lost eleven systems in one day.
The implication seemed to be, as demonstrated by excerpts from one of NC’s recent alliance meetings, that if they just gave up in Tribute, they could get back to more fun aspects of null sec life, like getting stuck into the Russians in Solar Fleet. Good fights and good times, and no more shooting SBUs and repping towers.
A State of the Goonion message gave the CFC response to this idea. The TL;DR version being:
We’re chasing NCdot to Vale and purging them. Also their techs in lowsec. Fuck’em.
So… War On!
The CFC has even built up enough infrastructure in Tribute… in the form of POS and jump bridge locations… that we are not even being asked to redeploy again. We have a pretty simple commute to and from the war at this point.
The Vale of the Silent is a little more complex, sovereignty-wise. In addition to NC, there is EvOke and Ewoks and Rolling Thunder, and Babylon 5 rattling around in the region, each with some sovereignty carved out. Some are known quantities, like EvOke, others I have no clue about, like Rolling Thunder, who showed up one day when Raiden imploded in the north.
And, in amongst all of that there is NC and 25 tech moons. Time for more strat ops.
More on that… with pictures… after the break.