Last week was not looking very rosy for the CFC. With the loss of the LGBI-2 system in Fountain to N3 and aggression by Triumvirate in Vale of the Silent coming just after the opening of a campaign against Black Legion in Venal. Wags at the not-CFC EVE News site were quick to ask if the CFC was in real trouble, facing a situation that was “just not feasible post-Phoebe.”
A week later though, things look a little less dramatic. Staging out of a system deeper in Fountain, but withing the 5 ly titan bridge range, fights started over Y-2ANO.
After losing a contested timer fight over the weekend, N3 backed off and did not contest any further structure shooting ops beyond harassment and trying to pick off stragglers. Northern Coalition lost sovereignty yesterday and, after a last minute push to bring down the onlining TCU, FA once more had control of the system.
And that went on while there were continuing ops in the north and Reavers running around in Querious shooting up infrastructure. So I am not sure we were stretch too thin or between “between a rock and a hard place” as just not organized for the jobs to hand. Once people got the right ships in the right places with jump clones in staging systems, things immediately got better.
Through the magic of jump clones I managed to get into fleets on each front over the last week. With current skills I have 9 jump clones with a cool down of 20 hours, which is just about perfect. I can pick where to land during my usual block of play time most evenings. The trick is just to choose the right theater of operations.
Unfortunately, I seemed to have missed all the big fights. The timer at Y-2NAO had so many fleets that we never went to Fountain, and just chased Black Legion and shot SBUs instead. The final timer fight at LGBI-2 ended up being a non-event. Our fleet just shot towers while waiting to see if N3 would show up.
And when that was done, I clone jumped down to the Reavers deployment just in time to miss the fight while FA’s TCU was coming online. And then, with Reavers, mistakes were made. So, yes, perfect so long as I choose correctly. I will pick right one of these days, and I do get to take more screen shots of various ships and structures.