BRAVE: We’re In Delve Now


Art by Cryo Huren

Brave Collective’s Dunk Dinkle posted a “Not a SOTA” state of the alliance video over the weekend in which he asked his members to stop name calling and shitposting, move their stuff to YZ9, expect the war to go on for months, and stock up on entosis stuff.

“We’re in Delve now,” he said, “Thanks for everyone’s hard work. Everyone in Brave helped out, our allies in the PAPI-Anaconda-Snek coalition. Everyone helped out.”

He said that the Keepstar in YZ9 had been built by Brave “from only the finest materials in Catch and Impasse . . . so it’s a Brave Keepstar that’s been planted there.”

Dunk Dinkle inspects his beehive

“We are living in some amazing times, in this war. World-record battles, huge numbers on each side that have never been seen before. Amazing stuff is going on.”

He credited the Imperium for “impressive” tactical efforts during the multiple Keepstar kills, and said that all sides have shown new tactics, new abilities, new doctrines. “We are in golden times,” he said, for “everyone involved with the war.”

“There’s going to be a lot of iHub warfare going on [and] a tremendous amount of subcap fleet fights happening” for the next several months. He said, “the Imperium is strong, resourceful, and they’re led by smart people. It’s not going to be a cakewalk. “

We Love ‘The Bad Guys’

“There’s a lot of narrative and spin going on from our opponent,” he said, “but it’s what they have to do to inspire their troops. So don’t fall into the name calling. Don’t fall into the shitposting. We’re making history right now.” He said that no matter which side you’re on “we’re all one big EVE nerd family.”

“A toast to our opponent. While we shoot you in game, we’re glad that you’re on grid with us.” – Dunk Dinkle

‘I’m Not Saying We Have to Be Hippies’

“War can be stressful on groups like ours,” he said. “We’re spread out. We’re defending in some places and attacking in others. There’s a lot going on.” He said that there’s been too much “snark, drama and acrimony, even from our leaders and FCs,” and he said he wanted everyone to “assume best intentions.” Don’t assume people are “trying to do the wrong thing, or trying to be stupid.” He said everyone should “try to act with “some kindness.”

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  • Guilford Australis

    I’m sure The Imperium is terrified – terrified – now that Brave has brought its two combat doctrines to Delve. I get the cold sweats just thinking about all those Cormorant and Caracal fleets farting themselves straight into gatecamps and smartbomb camps.

    I need a couple-three shots of Dunk’s Crown Royal to calm my nerves!

    October 26, 2020 at 6:32 PM
  • Garreth Vlox

    “Don’t fall into the shitposting.” Based on reddit’s content the last few months shit posting appears to be an official PAPI strategic doctrine.

    October 26, 2020 at 8:21 PM
  • Menaiya

    I generally don’t have an issue with Brave Newbies, Kinda wish they were on the Imperium side, but hey that’s how they roll. That said, looking forward to fighting them more often.

    October 26, 2020 at 9:42 PM
  • Simon Chui

    Dunk is far too nice for this. You can’t go to war and not get your hands dirty. To pretend otherwise is just as much propaganda and spin as anything else on reddit. Is there any honourable way to exterminate a group of people? No, there really isn’t.

    October 27, 2020 at 12:36 AM
  • Mick

    Dunk is one of the best blokes in eve and it just shows through in this.

    October 27, 2020 at 4:27 AM
  • Your Done

    It’s a troll video. Brave has never been in Delve. They can’t afford to lose ships. Nice try Vily.

    October 27, 2020 at 3:47 PM
  • dcrasta

    That’s a mature gamer there. Cheers and Shai Dorsai !

    October 28, 2020 at 5:00 AM