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.