Friday, May 12, 2017

Evictions

My two mains have recently joined up with Holesale for some wormhole mercenary work and so far it's been a lot of fun. It's only been two weeks and in that time we've saved a C3 Alliance from a Jaded eviction, laid siege to a C2 we wanted for our own use & general skullduggery in the nether regions. I'll freely admit I did scant homework on the corporation I was joining but so far the leadership seem very active at creating content and poking a few bears here and there, so there's always something to do.

Had I done my homework I'd have still joined. It seems Holesale have gained a reputation amongst a certain fraternity in Anoikis who have taken to call themselves NATO [Native Anoikis Treaty Organisation]. NATO have taken it upon themselves to be the rescuers of W-Space, freely offering to defend PvP Alliances in low class systems from the menace that is Holesale, or apparently anyone else for that matter. Their train of thought is that evicting low class dwelling PvP organisations is bad for W-Space as it reduces the opportunities for small gang PvP that we all crave. At face value you could perhaps nod agreement at that, but you're not really thinking it through if you do.

Evictions create content. Allow me to give you some examples. A month ago my toons were in Alpha state, content to be untrained whilst the residents of my C1 wormhole conducted their PI operations and I had a steady trickle of ISK coming in. I had no intention of re-subbing anytime soon. I can say in hindsight that what transpired in my system was a blessing in disguise, dragging me from the complacent ether I was suspended in back to the cold, harsh reality of W-Space. I was informed by one of my tenants that a tower had been erected in system; when he then told me it belonged to Nosferatu Security Foundation I knew exactly what was about to transpire. I was prepared, of course, I only had a few Tech 1 Alpha clone fit ships in station and next to no assets. I was sure an eviction was only a matter of time, but the situation did cause me to resub my accounts with the PLEX I had left in HiSec so I could safely navigate my way out. That has led me to Holesale and suddenly I'm active in W-Space again, creating content or being the victim of it.

Then take the most recent conflict. Holesale leadership wanted to take control of a C2 system with a NullSec static for Black Ops. The fleet gathered, laid siege to system and two Astrahus Citadels were destroyed virtually unopposed, spraying almost 100 Billion ISK of ships and modules into space. A great haul, but there was more work to be done. A Fortizar was deployed to build some Capital class vessels so we could finish off the Death Star POS in system but those being laid siege to were allowed to make their escape. Pretty soon Bat Phones were ringing and our fleet was substantially outnumbered; our Fortizar was successfully sieged for three days straight, leading to the most recent battle you can see here.


Whilst the battle and the Fortizar was lost, good fights were had by all, content was created and we all live to fight another day. So how does one make a forum post like this, acting like they're are the heroes that W-Space needs, when in reality they're offering a service that is entirely redundant? The fact is, Holesale aren't just in the business of evicting people, we also save people from eviction. You just have to have the ISK to pay for the service.

Evictions create content. If you're a PvP Alliance and you get evicted from your system do you just wither and die? Disperse into HiSec and mine Veldspar? Or do you man the fuck up, assemble your forces and push back into the wild unknown? Of course you go back, even if it's just to say "Fuck You" to those that evicted you, because you know one day your time will come. You know one day you'll get your revenge, and you know that will be the sweetest victory you have ever tasted.

That's why I can't make sense of the "White Knights" that feel like they have an obligation to stifle content, but sometimes people just need to have a bad guy in their life to blame for all of the shitty things that happen to them. Hell, it's what got Trump elected. But that's OK; I'm quite comfortable being the bad guy, or at least part of the bad guy problem. Being universally disliked is pretty easy for someone who has spent twenty years selling second hand cars, this should be no different.



8 comments:

  1. Smh... I have to say I'm a bit surprised you joined Holesale, the types of which collaborate with highsec mercs.

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    1. Any wormholer who doesn't have neutral hauler alts to handle their HiSec logistics is frankly, pretty stupid. HiSec wardecs are common place and if it effects you negatively you only have yourself to blame.

      It's worth remembering that Holesale are Mercs themselves, collusion with HiSec Mercs shouldn't come as a surprise.

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    2. Not really sure where you're getting at with high-sec wardec mechanics. I was stating the obvious that Holesale joins high-sec "mercs" in evictions. But if Holesale wants to be seen together with risk-averse, tradehub-camping, newbro-deccing griefers, then it's none of my business.

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    3. Being seen together? lol.

      I will not be preached to about reputations by a member of Wingspan, tyvm.

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  2. Seen together... as in buddies ;) or associates if you like this term better. Preaching is not my job, I'm not a Disciple of Bob like yourself. You assume my affiliation, but it doesn't matter.

    Have fun in Holesale
    Cheers

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    1. Hey, here's hoping you can get than Wingspan stank off your ships now that you've moved on. XD

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  3. You make a fine case for organizations and content creation by the likes of Holesale. But your plea for adversarial organizations like NATO to not respond with content to the content that Holesale creates sounds hollow and weak after such a fine blog post. Good write up. Good luck vs. the 'White Knights'

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    1. You misunderstand me, sir. I have no issue with alliances of convenience converging for content, I'm just saying their motivation is misplaced and their reasoning for being so outspokenly anti-eviction to be demonstrably flawed.

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Keep it civil!