Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Thumping the Gummi Bears....

Over a year ago, a german based corp called the Adventures of the Gummy Bears war decced Eve University.  They were a typical dec, nothing special.  Then one of our groups of students running wormhole sites came across a system with tons and tons of Gummy Bear POS's in it.  Most were offline, quite a few were not.  So we did some planning and we've killed 10 large towers so far, and put another into reinforced.  Ship kills have been rather varied, but include 1 carrier (Found empty at safe spot, no avail pilot to steal), 2 command ships, and assorted others.  We've also managed to steal a faction fitted Curse and a Guardian.  What's amusing is the Gummy Bears seem confused as to why we would come to this WH, spend hours and hours killing their towers and attacking them all cause they war-decced us a year ago.  Here's the answer....

Eve Uni never forgets our friends or our enemies.  Gummy was unrepentant about their dec, their desire to kill newbies and pad their  killboard.  Eve Uni is unrepentant about kicking our enemies in the forks until they squeal for mercy.  It doesn't matter how long it was since the crime they committed to earn their -10 standings from the Uni.  If we find you in a place where we can hurt you, then we will.  It as Keld so bluntly put it, a lesson for our students and for our enemies.  Our students are learning about Wormhole and POS warfare as well as patience and our enemies are learning that the newbies have teeth and will fight back.

The Gummy Bears have told us they don't care about these losses, but I can't imagine anyone having to sit there and watch as the unstoppable tide of newbies smash POS after POS, kills the ships they fight back with and discovers their deep safe spots and captures assets left alone without it hurting.  It would hurt me, no matter how much isk I have.


As always, I have to praise our students, they show patience, discipline and courage in fighting so far from home for long.  Such people are the joy that keeps me playing EVE Online.