War, what is it good for?

The recent ill-conceived and useless war declared on A Band Apart by our neighbors in Ishomilken is drawing to a close. Finally. As you can clearly see from this War Report on zKill, the Bastards are technically victorious in both number of kills and isk. These numbers will swing even further later today as one of our POS Towers in Phoenix comes down.

I have refrained from editorializing about this war here on Eveoganda, except for some good-natured ribbing the first week. I did this on purpose because I believed the war was silly from the beginning. I have no hard-feelings, now or from before, against the Bastards. Especially from Stay Frosty's perspective, we're both Pirate Corporations and fight all the time anyway. Which makes war pointless in my opinion. Shoot all the things.

And I'm not going to editorialize it now. The war is what the war is. Eventually I was able to bring Nashh to the table and work things out between us. Largely because of avoiding fighting the war here or in other media outlets. I un-followed them on Twitter, blocked them in local, and went about my business. I believed we needed to avoid digging a deeper hole from which one of us might not be able to get out of. I strongly believe that was the right approach.

And I owe Nashh a round on me at Fanfest.

No hard feelings from this side of the fence.




6 comments:

  1. Wars are good for content creation. They add some drama, shake things up a bit and give people a goal when they log in. And I think that's pretty much what CCP wants from the war dec mechanic, instead of what Marmite and others like them do in high sec.

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  2. What I don't understand is wasting ISK on paying for, a War Dec that from what I can see took place mostly in Lowsec?? You don't need a WarDec or to spend ISK to shewtz peoples in lowsec FFS.

    When we were last decc'ed it was by Hub Campers and we just used alts and who cares? They weren't gonna look for us in Low or follow us into Anoikis, they dint want GFs, they just wanted easy hauler/freighter/whatever kills by camping a hub station... so while I personally would find that kind of gameplay boring and dishonorable in the extreme, I can at least understand their modus operandi... they want risk adverse 'easy' kills... and the combo of War Decs in Hisec & Camping Hubs using alts to scout easy to kill War Targets landing or leaving a station is their method of doing that... ok, I think it is sucky gameplay but get it.

    But to PAY for a War in which actual GF's are the desire?
    In lowsec??
    against a group that actually seeks out and wants GFs???
    just dunt make no sense to me...

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    1. Not everyone in ABA lives in lowsec or have low security statuses. Shooting a neut on gate or station will draw aggro from it, which is circumvented by the war dec. In that respect I can understand it.

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    2. Of course, not everyone in ABA PvPs either.

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  3. Certainly dropping to NPC corp for the duration of the trolling is creating a lot of content...

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  4. my side of this coin; http://nashh-blog.pvp101.net/2015/03/phoenix-j105433-war-is-over_13.html

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