Breaking News: 1DQ1-A Status – Happening!


Shortly after 1800 UTC on August 2, PAPI pinged for fleets and headed to 1DQ1-A for a “Final Push”.
This comes after a weekend of non-starters and forms that went nowhere.

The numbers in T5ZI-S, 1DQ1-A and 3-DMQT rapidly rose, and by 1820 there were 2400 in 1DQ, 1650 in T5ZI and almost 800 in 3-D.

By 1846, TiDi in 1DQ was beyond max, and was being felt 30 jumps out. It is currently taking 10 mins to dock in 1DQ.

Early events in the fight have been that a Tengu fleet bumped into INIT in N-8YET

INN will keep you updated as quickly as possible, given that everything is happening in very slow TiDi.

1850: TiDi is ridiculous. My client has taken 10 mins and hasnt logged in yet. Mind1 is streaming the fight. Xtra squishy is stuck on a white screen.

1900: TiDi remains bad, I am still not logged in, Mind1 has a pretty bubbles on his stream. INIT appear to have eaten another Tengu fleet.

1905: Two jammers in N-8 almost got into armor, INIT are now defending with HAW dreads. Client status: Still thinking about logging in.
Xtra squishy has got into his client.
Picture below is of the remainder of a Tengu fleet in N-8

BR for N-8 can be found here while the ongoing report for all locations is here (Accuracy not guaranteed, so dont yell if your Tengu isn’t on there!)

1915: 1DQ is at 3923, T5Z is at 949. Client status: Black screen so at least past char select.

1925: 1DQ looks like a Christmas tree with baubles. I am informed that the internet is not at 10% tidi, so if you were to tab out to watch something, it will run at normal speed.

1930: Lady Scarlet has just self destructed out of the system: “19:26:16 Notify LadyScarlet has initiated self-destruct of their Capsule – Genolution ‘Auroral’ 197-variant, it will explode in 120 seconds.”

1935: If you are stuck in TiDi wondering if your modules activated, or are at the gym working out for the next two hours, or are just getting ready to go to work; head over to Mind1 for an awesome set and good view of the gate.
1DQ has now passed 4k, with 937 in T5ZI and 113 in N-8.

Elo Knight just caught an NC Loki fleet in 8WA with support to explode them from INIT. The bombers from INIT, led by Pando drained the cap from the Loki fleet, preventing them from activating their AB and getting out of bubbles

1945: BR is currently (with all the caveats of a TiDi fight) at 54.35b lost by the Imperium and 86.72b lost by PAPI. PAPI are still (so far and as far as I can tell) in subcaps, not having yet bought in their supers.

1950: Client loaded 20 mins ago (sort of). I just got my ship hangar loaded and 5 mins later I got my system info showing up. Squishy is now trying to undock.

1957: INIT have entered T5Z and are now on the 1DQ gate.

2010: More lovely pictures from our intrepid readers for your viewing pleasure
1DQ on the T5Z gate

2020: Apparently Munnins are exploding in 1DQ, and Karmen Jell sadly lost his monitor in T5Z to the Initiative.

2022: Dave Stark has made his way out of the bubbles! Reports that while he was trapped he was unable to post on Reddit are not confirmed.

2030: For those of you still following along and trying to load your clients, we are 2½ hours into this tidi slugfest, the BR is 100b lost by Imperium and 150b lost by PAPI.

There are reports of the Y-2 Keepstar unanchoring as well as the 39P Keepstar and the Y5C-YD Keepstar.

2049: SVM-3K Keepstar is also unanchoring.

2131: So a lot has been happening which will get its own article, but to recap:
Lady Scarlet has announced in TIS that NC are out of the war

Gobbins has announced on the forums that Horde will be withdrawing on 15th August
PGL is doing a Townhall at the time of writing announcing the withdrawal.

I am not a fan of calling things early, as everyone in voice with me tonight can attest, but it seems like the attacks on the Imperium and 1DQ are coming to a close.

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  • Guilford Australis

    PAPI is outformed by 50% – by a coalition they outnumber 3:1.

    To paraphrase the famous American singer, “though my lack of education hasn’t hurt me none, I can read the writing on the wall.”

    Holy cow.

    August 2, 2021 at 7:48 PM
  • kwnyupstate .

    I suspected they were feigning pulling out to try to surprise the Imperium and it didn’t work.

    August 2, 2021 at 7:55 PM
    • Captain Jeep-Eep kwnyupstate .

      Or a diversion so they can get their pullout ops in order.

      August 2, 2021 at 8:13 PM
  • chimpy

    Good luck Goons. Spin that wodchipper up to full power, and feed in the clowns.

    August 2, 2021 at 8:12 PM
    • chimpy chimpy

      It looks like Goons have won all bar the brutal murdering of the PAPI rout. PAPI went into this on a battlecry of “exterminate”, what the future holds for PAPI is a fate they sowed, tilled, and nurtured for themselves. You sowed, now you reap. Goons stood together against the biggest bluest donut for over a year. Goons didn’t start this but they sure as fuck ended it. TEST you’re next by the way, good luck with your running and hiding.

      August 2, 2021 at 9:30 PM
  • Captain Jeep-Eep

    Must be one last try, to see if it’s viable. They also have no choice if they are to maintain face.

    August 2, 2021 at 8:12 PM
    • HerpMcGurt Captain Jeep-Eep

      Of course nuking the main Goons nest isn’t viable but it has more to do with the player numbers crushing CCP’s servers that are apparently made of spaghetti and duct tape. The tidi is advantageous to defenders who are already on grid or just have to undock, compared with attackers who need to jump in through gates or bridges and then warp. They will just dribble in and become easy fodder for defenders who are already preloaded onto the grid. The structure timers are also unaffected, so when there are multiple ones on grid, destroying them would be difficult. In these circumstances, where the numbers are roughly equal or even in Goons favor now, PAPI simply cannot win due to the game mechanics. Goons being allowed to place unlimited structures on grid also doesn’t help at all.

      I am not saying Goons didn’t put up a great defense, overall, with superior tactics compared to PAPI in most of the fights. The battle reports show that they did but the (very) broken game mechanics ended up working in their favor, also, as entrenched defenders benefiting from tidi.

      Gonna be fun to see what happens next now that PAPI seems to be disintegrating.

      August 2, 2021 at 9:56 PM
      • Deni'z von Meanace HerpMcGurt

        First 6 months of the war shown different while papi been able to took all Que, PB and 90% of Delve. But the core thing is here that Vily and Piggles never thought about 1DQ since they did very hope onto goons fails/disband and die without actual defence.

        August 2, 2021 at 10:37 PM
        • Guilford Australis Deni'z von Meanace

          They might have succeeded in taking 1DQ if they’d tried it early in the war when Goons were spread out throughout Delve. We even gave them that advice for free both here and on Reddit, but Gobbins and PGL are such ridiculous cowards that they instead fixated on structure bashes and ended up with M2 as their reward. Then they spent the rest of the war whining to their own line members like kicked puppies.


          August 2, 2021 at 11:30 PM
          • HerpMcGurt Guilford Australis

            Doubt they could have taken 1DQ ever. Every Goon in the game would have showed up for the structure timers. And they for sure wouldn’t have been able to keep it being surrounded by Goons systems.

            August 3, 2021 at 6:36 PM
        • HerpMcGurt Deni'z von Meanace

          It turns out that compressing thousands of active and enthusiastic players into a single constellation where they had hoarded trillions in assets was not the path to victory. I mean, who could have predicted it! 🙂

          August 3, 2021 at 6:35 PM
      • Garreth Vlox HerpMcGurt

        “The battle reports show that they did but the (very) broken game mechanics ended up working in their favor”

        PAPI did nothing but dump 5k ppl into every system they could every step of the way from day one, and anytime a goon pointed that out they got told to shut up and bring more people. Then they did, and suddenly everyone is whining about how the servers can’t handle it and its all goons fault and it’s going their way.

        August 2, 2021 at 11:24 PM
        • HerpMcGurt Garreth Vlox

          I am not blaming Goons for anything. All I really meant to say is that given rough parity in numbers TiDi tends to favor defenders due the attack needing to jump through a gate and warp to the grid. All the defender has to do is be there before it kicks in or undock. I realize that both sides have used it to their advantage.

          August 3, 2021 at 6:33 PM
          • Moomin Amatin HerpMcGurt

            No. Tidi is a well known mechanic that decent planning and leadership can account for. This has been a leadership failure on the part of PAPI from start to finish. If you want to let PAPI leadership off the hook then that is fine by me. But please do not make yourself foolish on their behalf.

            August 3, 2021 at 10:32 PM
  • Deni'z von Meanace

    So is that all the last week rumours about final push os only to cover real plans of extractions ? They scared to lost anything bigger that subcaps and drop a candy to goons about false offensive ops while it’s all about saving assets from KS and KS as well?

    August 2, 2021 at 8:57 PM
  • Captain Jeep-Eep




    August 2, 2021 at 9:07 PM
  • Captain Jeep-Eep

    Glory to the swarm!

    August 2, 2021 at 9:37 PM
  • HerpMcGurt

    A Tale of Two Tidis

    August 2, 2021 at 9:46 PM
    • Moomin Amatin HerpMcGurt

      A tale of two different styles of leadership.

      August 3, 2021 at 10:32 PM
  • Monasucks

    TEST lost

    August 2, 2021 at 9:56 PM
  • Carvj94

    So only one and a half major offenses into their “final push” and they fail cascade. What a joke.

    August 2, 2021 at 10:09 PM
  • Garreth Vlox

    “2131: So a lot has been happening which will get its own article, but to recap:
    Lady Scarlet has announced in TIS that NC are out of the war

    Gobbins has announced on the forums that Horde will be withdrawing on 15th August
    PGL is doing a Townhall at the time of writing announcing the withdrawal.”

    Test better start buying lube in bulk if their friends do actually leave them sitting in t5zi thinking they can “live” there with goons still next door…

    August 2, 2021 at 11:04 PM
  • Yoshi Tadaruwa

    Well fought Imperium. You have shown EVE exactly what you are made of. It was fun to shoot you guys and be shot by you guys. You have earned your place in EVE History!! I raise a bottle of Quafe to you! Live life, and fly dangerous! /Salute

    August 4, 2021 at 3:13 AM
  • shanemacgowansteeth

    In the superfleet on the 1DQ gate, and being asked which SAPI alliance’s Feroxes we wanted to nuke first was a veritable delight

    August 4, 2021 at 2:12 PM