Breaking News: Keepstar Armor Timer X47L-Q


The NC. Keepstar in X47L-Q that was reinforced July 31 has just come into armor vulnerability. Despite the earlier server problems caused by a DDOS, a large number of pilots from both sides have managed to make their way to the system.

INN is streaming the fight, with Paramemetic and Alterari Pheonix providing commentary. Local is currently at 2920, the Keepstar is paused at 13 minutes. Titans are on field from both sides, with more rumoured to be on the way from the defenders.

INN will keep you updated with any events as they happen.

1908: It seems that at least 2 titans are down already. One of them is legacy rigged.  We are waiting for Zkill to catch up.  Horde are on field in griffins, as was hinted at in reddit posts yesterday.  MC. are out and about in hounds.

1914: The Zkills are in for the titans. Both belong to Goonswarm. The legacy rigged one is from Amok., with 4S losing the 2nd.

1916: A third Goonswarm titan is down.

1921: And a fourth. DC’s continue to plague both sides.

1922: Now the defenders have lost a few titans in return. NC. have lost an Avatar, CO2 have lost an Erebus and reports of a Vanquisher down. We are waiting to get confirmation on the Vanquisher.

1925: The Vanquisher belongs to Kenshin.   Titans continue to die, TNT have just lost an Erebus.

1929: Servers are holding at the moment, but are running at max tidi. Paramemetic just lost connection trying to change his bracket settings. Keepstar is still paused, with around 80% armor remaining. Titans losses seem to be 5 Imperium, and 3 Panfam, including the Vanquisher.

1933: Make that 6 Imperium titans, Mine ‘n Refine just added another Erebus to the list. There are several hundred frigates doing ECM bursts on grid, which are causing issues for anyone not in potato mode, or trying to change their brackets.

1937: CO2 Erebus down. Players who have DC’d are experiencing problems logging back into their client. A preliminary battle-report is available here. It is of course, updating as kills come in, and early battle reports are always a mess for who is on which side.  I am confident commenters will correct any errors they see.

1943: Vily has joined Twitch stream to give his view on what is going on. He has confirmed TEST have a sub-cap fleet on the way, and also has explained about the ECM bursts on grid. These are the frigs being used for that.

1956: Titan score seems to be 7-4 at the moment.  Zkill is slow updating and is showing 6-4. Paramemetic has found potato mode and is back in game. Connection issues continue for players in X47. An unfortunate streamer was briefly streaming NC comms, catching Killahbee instructing faction titans to deagress to avoid dying.

2000: There is around 500 titans on field, fairly evenly split between both sides. With the way the servers are holding, it looks like whoever can keep their ships logged in will win in terms of titan kills.

2010: Titan score is 9-5 apparently. Zkill is catching up slowly on the titan kills. On grid, fighters have been launched, which is adding to the connectivity issues.  On the topic of lag and connectivity issues, there are several calls to the server that seem to be taking a long time to complete.

2020: A CO2 Erebus loss has come through on zkill. Reports of more doomsdays firing, so likely more titan deaths on the way. This adashboard shows the number of titans and supers on field. Northern titans are mostly tethered, including one that just got doomsday’d.  This is always a key part of structure defenses. The defender obviously has the ability to tether on their structure.

2022: The server is continuing to have issues. Reports of strange occurrences such as locking dictor bubbles. Keepstar is at 30%. Progodlegend popped onto INN twitch to tell Vily to go open a bridge.

2025: More incoming doomsdays, and the Keepstar has fired it’s own doomsday. The doomsdays are coming from Northern Coalition, so likely more Imperium losses to come.

2028: Imperium have returned the favour with doomsdays. Score seems to be 10-6, but Zkill is very behind on kills. We will bring you them as we get them.

2032: This is the current potato mode view of the titans in their positions at the keepstar

2038: Zkill is slowly adding the losses, another Imperium titan down. Score believed to be 11-6 at the moment. In a change from the Erebus losses, we have a Leviathan down.

2042: CCP have posted regarding the server issues, it seems they are unrelated to the DDOS earlier.

2045: An NC. titan has exploded, as has another Imperium Erebus.  If nothing else, this fight will end up with a high titan score.

2056: Darkness’ turn to lose a titan now (non-faction this time).

The Keepstar is at 57%, this will be a long night. The titan score is 11-7 at the moment. Unfortunately, EUTZ means I am closing out this blog, but it looks like the Keepstar will go into final reinforcement, and many more titans will die before the night is over.

0518: Update – Keepstar re-inforced, close to 60 titans down, score is 27 Imperium titans down, 29 Northern titans. Imperium lost a Molok, and many supers have been lost. We will bring you a full report once the dust has settled, and the participants have had some sleep.

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  • Xa1n

    How many ‘Delve Hour’ worth of Titans you lose today?

    August 1, 2018 at 10:28 PM
    • J Moravia Xa1n

      According to some quick back-of-the-napkin math and this battle report:
      The Imperium lost 1.6 trillion ISK worth of titans. A Delve-hour is about 40 billion ISK, meaning that the Imperium lost just shy of 40 Delve-hours worth of titans – slightly less than two Delve-days.

      We’ll contrast this with the “Fade-hour,” which is approximately 1/5 of a Delve-hour. Defending forces lost 1.2 trillion ISK worth of titans, which is roughly 150 Fade-hours – only 18 hours short of an entire Fade-week. (Why Fade specifically? It’s the highest-producing PanFam or GOTG region; region-hours are easiest to calculate using the top 20 regions in CCP’s Monthly Economic Report, and out of all of PanFam and GOTG’s territory, only Fade and Geminate made the top 20.)

      August 1, 2018 at 11:53 PM
      • Mick J Moravia

        We wait for baited breath for a sudden disruption to the RMT isk market while Delve replace some titans instead.

        August 2, 2018 at 12:54 AM
        • Garreth Vlox Mick

          Its “with bated breath” but nice try you almost got it right.

          August 2, 2018 at 6:40 AM
          • anaisanais501 Garreth Vlox


            August 2, 2018 at 10:07 AM
      • Saint Lucifer J Moravia

        Good luck building those replacement titans in two delve days. Isk doesn’t matter. Time to build does so lets see the spin on how delve can accelerate those titan builds due to the bad ass nature of goon superiority.

        August 2, 2018 at 2:50 AM
        • J Moravia Saint Lucifer

          He didn’t ask how fast they would be to replace. He asked what the cost was as a relative percentage of Goonswarm’s total economic output. Do try to keep up.

          August 2, 2018 at 3:20 AM
          • Lrrp J Moravia

            How do you replace a Molok which was almost half of the total loses (indeed, was the molok’s value even figured into the total loss count)

            August 2, 2018 at 11:06 AM
        • Arrendis Saint Lucifer

          I’ve heard DekSwat Consortium’s pretty giddy that they’ll be able to get a little closer to full production with the increase in demand from this.

          August 2, 2018 at 3:20 AM
        • CarlGustav Saint Lucifer

          Well I would say sooner or later your right. The more titans lost the fewer are left in stockpiles.

          I don’t know other alliances capacity but the stockpile in Delve is still positive.

          The biggest cost would be the faction supers. Those are a lot harder to get your hands on. Not to mention

          But your 100% correct sooner or later the stockpiles are going to be burnt out. Good time to start building new supers.

          August 2, 2018 at 6:08 AM
        • Garreth Vlox Saint Lucifer

          Well seeing as how some people have been spamming delve local channels trying to sell their already built titans for the last few weeks something tells me it won’t take as long as you think to replace most of the losses.

          August 2, 2018 at 6:39 AM
        • anaisanais501 Saint Lucifer

          Some like to get them built brand-spanking new but otherwise there’s no shortage of sellers with hulls already built. It’ll probably be harder to get the fit sent up from Jita than to find a hull (it’s not hard with ITL btw).

          August 2, 2018 at 10:07 AM
      • Tidal Charm J Moravia

        This is true, but fails to account for other income streams like renting, taxes on freeports etc where PanFam do better than CFC.

        August 2, 2018 at 1:46 PM
        • J Moravia Tidal Charm

          You’re definitely correct that the Monthly Economic Report doesn’t show all possible income streams.

          August 2, 2018 at 3:24 PM
          • Tidal Charm J Moravia

            When considering difficulty of replacing tits & supers, I think it’s pretty important to look at everything. I’m not trying to make the argument that it’s easier for us than for you or vice versa; frankly I think unless we see a fight like this every week, neither side is going to struggle to replace these losses.

            The pirate supers/tits are major losses though, much harder to replace on both sides.

            The bigger factor is that CFC won the Keepstar objective, and Keepstars are much harder to replace than supers/tits because of the difficulty of onlining them.

            August 2, 2018 at 4:54 PM
  • James Fletcher

    Jumped my Nyx in and socket closed. Spent the next few hours trying to log back in. Give up, go to bed. Log in this morning to dead Nyx and pod.
    My effort to the fight was the cunning plan of providing the enemy something to shoot at rather than at the piloted ships that could shoot back 🙂

    August 2, 2018 at 9:10 AM
    • That seems to be a common story from last night.

      August 2, 2018 at 9:39 AM
    • anaisanais501 James Fletcher

      I heard you on comms this morning. Sad! I DC’d last night about 10:30 and was back in by 11. My fax died a few minutes later but not before I’d managed to put a few reps into a Nyx.

      August 2, 2018 at 10:08 AM
    • Tidal Charm James Fletcher

      Yeah, a lot of pilots on our side (NC.) had the same issue. Get disconnected, unable to reconnect for 2+ hours, come back in the keepstar in a new pod.

      August 2, 2018 at 12:15 PM
      • James Fletcher Tidal Charm

        Tried the “submit ticket” with CCP but got the usual “Sorry, we don’t get involved in this sort of thing” response.

        August 2, 2018 at 12:37 PM
        • Tidal Charm James Fletcher

          “You made a tactical decision not to log back in.” was my favorite ticket rejection. No, your server wouldn’t let me log back in, I was stuck in a bubble.

          August 2, 2018 at 1:45 PM
  • Monasucks

    Final update?

    August 2, 2018 at 12:29 PM
    • J Moravia Monasucks

      A final update isn’t possible at the moment because the fight is so large that it crashed zKillboard.
      This link may work by the time you click it, but at the moment, it only displays an error message: “Sorry, there are too many related reports in the queue, please try again later.”

      All I can say for sure right now is that the Imperium did indeed put the Keepstar into its final timer and, after the Keepstar was no longer a target, did end up pulling ahead in titan kills. As of the time I went to bed, the Imperium had killed 27 and lost 25, though I don’t have confirmation yet what the final numbers were.

      August 2, 2018 at 12:45 PM
  • pauz

    If anyone interested ISK score, im trying get battlereport by piecemeal(all in one report always crashed, too much data). 18-00/0-30, 0-30/04-00 and 04-00/DT.
    If calculate, 3841b Imperium lost and 3223b North (not include fighters)
    that’s all folks

    August 2, 2018 at 8:09 PM