So, I've been in this game a long time and I'm proud to say I've made a lot of friends. There are some of these friends that I've alienated in the course of this stupid game and given the fact that you can't please everyone, and there are also those very few friends who have accepted me as I am and enjoyed the ride (yep, it got dirty fast!). One of the issues that has always divided myself and many of my friends in this game is their view on many of the fights I take part in... They are of the firm opinion that any fleet that is made of more than 10 people is a blob and that 0.0 alliances somehow cannot PvP by their very nature. They always fail to take into account the strategic significance of 0.0 fights and the fact that sometimes it's better to discourage attacks with overwhelming force than to encourage good fights in a space where you are trying to make a home. Many people seem to forget that as a sandbox game, there are a lot of EvE players out there striving for more than just the next great 1V1 fight. But I hope they never forget that in the crucible that is 0.0, true combat happens daily and I try to prove it whenever I can.
Of all the things I've done in EvE I've never really scrapped a fleet, but I did that tonight in epic style. I'm man enough admit that as an FC I got whooped once tonight and had some success later on. To be fair, the bomber fleet was supposed to be engaging a T1 cruiser fleet but the intel was bit spotty:
A corpie's vision of one of the good fights we had this week