Legacy Failscade as Rout Continues

2021-08-05

The Legacy Coalition is on the precipice of total collapse following the startling events of the 2nd of August, 2021. With the newly christened “Beeitnam War” having dramatically turned over the past few days, a number of member alliances within Legacy made announcements about future plans. These statements paint a terrible picture for the future of the coalition lead by Test Alliance Please Ignore. In addition, recent leaks have revealed that the withdrawal from Delve and Querious has turned into a full scale rout as timelines have been dramatically hastened with all move ops now scheduled for this coming weekend.

“What a f**king s**t show”

The first announcement came from TEST’s Progodlegend. The clip, that has been widely circulated, outlined TEST’s plans to leave the frontlines and retreat to Dronelands. Early reports indicate they will be given space in Cache, although this has not been verified by an official source at this time. The alarms started ringing for other Legacy alliances, known as “Voltron.” These states had not been informed of the plans to unanchor structures in Delve, nor of the planned evacuation to Drones. Clearly, TEST decided to leave its former partners to their own fate.

However, TEST pilots were enraged by their leadership’s decision. The stream, broadcast live onto Youtube by Imperium spies, was left open after PGL’s address. What followed was an outpouring of resentment.

“I would rather stay here and die than retreat,” exclaimed one member.

Another person tried to calm the angry crowd by trying to convince them that PAPI had “won the war,” only to be met with cried of “we didn’t win shit.” Around 20 minutes of vicious arguments took place, which were only stopped when PGL returned to inform them that the whole conversation was being livestreamed. By then the damage was done.

Imperium fleets destroying evacuation routes in Delve. (img: Logical Chaos)

A Classy Route Out

In contrast to the the excuses and rage displayed by TEST, the BRAVE announcement was an example in leadership. Dunk Dinkle, who took over as official leader the day after the announcement, told his alliance the bad news: “The war is over and we have lost. As I have said before, this war would be decided by morale . . . and the will of our coalition to continue is gone.” He went on to take responsibility for the fall for his alliance, stating “the blame lies with me as the leader; I will not give excuses or spin. I failed to protect BRAVE from this exact outcome.”

BRAVE members rallied immediately, providing solace in defeat for their leader. One player proudly spoke up to say “You said sorry a lot of times Dunk, and I don’t think you had to. We fought this war and we gave it everything. We will do what needs to be done . . . but for crying out loud, do not blame yourselves for anything. We will find another space for this beautiful alliance of ours.” But despite the reassuring words, it was clear from the tone of Dunk’s voice that he was worried for the future of his alliance.

If you come at the king you best not miss, and we have missed. We will lose Querious and will have to move out. BRAVE needs to take a different path going forward. This game is supposed to be fun. For those who stick with BRAVE, I intend to take us on a new path. I won’t be giving details on our exact location now.

Dunk Dinkle, CEO of BRAVE

FEDUP get fed up

Behind the announcements of the two major Legacy alliances, the smaller groups had to react quickly. Federation Uprising had based themselves in Fountain since post M2-XFE, creating the group “Fountain Alliance Please Ignore,” or FAPI, with other new occupants such as Forsaken Empire. However, the Y-2ANO Keepstar that borders Fountain and Delve was one of the first to be unanchored. Their Townhall was not a happy one. Many members were extremely resentful about PAPI’s demise and a rift had cut the alliance in two.

It was announced that FEDUP, already feeling the pressure of reprisal from the Initiative. would disband. Members who wished to remain with the remnants of Legacy would be merged into one corporation and follow TEST, whilst others would go their separate ways. It is unclear at this time what the future holds for those corporations. But this vacuum has left the doors to Fountain wide open.

The Initiative Tengu fleet moves towards their home of Fountain. (img: Logical Chaos)

Evictus Stay Put

In contrast to others, the Evictus Townhall was a very light-hearted address by alliance executor Francis Raven. He opened by describing the loss of the biggest war in EVE Online by saying “Yeah. Tough nuggets.” He then revealed their intensions immediately: “I do want to quickly mention, Evictus will be staying where we are, along with our friends in AoM (Army of Mangos) and Vindictive. We will not be leaving.” Evictus have rebuilt infrastructure following their removal from Catch/Immensea and have now established the Pan-Intergalactic Business Community (PIBC) with the aforementioned allies.

“Your stuff is not safe unless it’s in an Evictus, AoM or Vindi structure. We are going to look out for Evictus first and pull out right away.” He then went on to reveal that they would not be joining TEST in their move north. “TEST is a bit radioactive,” Francis explained. “Goons have stated they will follow TEST until the ends of the server. I do anticipate TEST being in a bit of a tricky position. As for Legacy, it’s kinda up in the air. I believe Legacy will fold. Legacy will not be a thing anymore.” The alliance is fully expecting that the T5ZI-S Keepstar will be destroyed and they are planning to stay put in Esoteria.

No Replacements

Already Replaced, who have been decreasingly inactive in this war, conducted their alliance announcement on the 4th of August. Although not leaked, a hastily thrown together reddit post revealed internal turmoil. It appears that there has been a plan by an AARP director to siphon ISK from the alliance and then move a PvP-orientated group into TEST. Members appear to be enraged by these rumors, but whatever occurs over the next week, the future for AARP looks bleak.

Imperium fleets have begun destroying structures across Delve. (img: Logical Chaos)

The remnants of a Legacy

Other notable Legacy friends include Army of Mangos, who presumably will be remaining in Osa and Esoteria with Vindictive and Evictus, most likely reinforcing their ties as a new coalition: the Pan-Intergalactic Business Community. This move will most likely further increase the animosity between themselves and Fraternity as the name alone (PIBC) is synomymous with the ruination of the Serenity server. Their location also places them in the immediate path of a vengeful Imperium.

There has been no word on Severance at this time. The small alliance has punched far above its weight in this war, regularly providing good numbers to PAPI fleets and using their Wolf fleets as a constant annoyance to the Imperium’s during the siege of O-EIMK. Early speculation has rumoured they may be in talks with PIBC.

Warped Intentions, having recently been evicted from Catch, now reside in Period Basis. However, events in the few days following the collapse of PAPI have seen the Imperium reinforce almost every system in Delve, destroying numerous jump bridges and reinforcing structures. Period Basis and Querious will be next on their rampage and W4RP will be looking for a new home in the immediate future.

The End of Legacy

The complex relationships of the Legacy Coalition have become even more fractured during the war. The rout and evacuation have seen all groups either isolated by TEST or putting distance between themselves and TEST. Unlike other coalitions, there appears to be no interest by TEST leadership to ensure that their siblings in Legacy are included in their plans, or are protected by their fleets as they evacuate. TEST’s priorities over the next few weeks will be running north with as many assets as possible and creating a buffer between themselves and the Imperium. But, with their list of friends growing shorter, the question of how long they can survive will be burning into their members’ thoughts.

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Comments

  • Carvj94

    Legacy might collapse but in the two days I’ve known of Dunk’s existence he’s shown to be a really good binding force for his alliance. So at the very least BRAVE will swell in number as other members of the coalition jump ship due to the shake-up.

    August 5, 2021 at 7:27 AM
    • William Doe Carvj94

      Hindsight is 20/20, Dunk really should’ve taken the offer from Goons awhile back. I do wonder where he’ll try to bring BRAVE into in the future.

      August 5, 2021 at 10:30 AM
      • chimpy William Doe

        As well as the honesty of his mea culpa that Dunk is being praised for, there’s a second aspect to what he said that I think is even more deserving of respect. He mentioned that Brave would quit the politics of Eve and return to its original founding purpose of having fun and being a place for newbees to get to grips with PvP. He also said that the last 13 months or so have not been fun, and if you’re playing a game fun should be the reason for playing. The extraction of Brave from Eve’s political game of thrones, and a return to Brave’s founding principals would benefit both Brave members and Eve as a whole greatly. Of course there is a bill to pay first and it remains to be seen just how many pounds of flesh the Imperium decides to extract from Brave. I loved that at the end of Dunk’s speech Brave formed atrons and went back into 1DQ for shits and giggles. Brave has made some very serious errors of judgement in signing up for this war, but out of all of Brave Dunk seems the one with the most leadership to take Brave forwards. It just remains to be see if “forwards” involves the woodchipper.

        August 5, 2021 at 11:37 AM
        • shanemacgowansteeth chimpy

          During the last push in 1DQ on Monday, the supercarrier fleet was given the choice of which SAPI alliance’s Feroxes we could freefire on. BRAVE was the unanimous decision to be decimated first, followed by TEST. I think that speaks volumes as what is in BRAVE’s immediate future

          August 5, 2021 at 11:48 AM
          • Thanks for the front lines info. Apart from enjoying the whole spectacle from the sidelines, I have no skin in the game. I’m a high sec nobody, so it’s good to hear what those involved in the boots on the ground think. I didn’t realise that Brave were as hated if not more than Test. Maybe its a leadership vs grunts thing? The leadership stuff is everywhere but you’d have to be a grunt to know what the grunts are thinking.
            Grats on the historic win. I think after a year and a half of stagnation that Eve is going to get super interesting now. PAPI is already falling apart and the recriminations and circular firing squad are just getting warmed up. All sorts of repressed sleights and buried grudges are about to burst to the surface and cause ripples that will spread the sandbox over. It’s fireworks time and the touchpaper of the Goons just got lit. The next year is going to be amazing in Eve. Betrayals, backstabbings, pulling up the drawbridge behind you while your buddies are still on the field, nomad peoples wandering across the desert looking for a home, accusations, leaks, drama, what will happen to the TTT? The age of scarcity is finally over, thanks to PAPI’s overwhelming defeat.

            August 5, 2021 at 12:46 PM
          • shanemacgowansteeth chimpy

            Not hated. We just know how precarious BRAVE and TEST’s finances are. When BRAVE moved into Querious at the start of the year (for a second time) their logistics director quit because he could see that they could barely afford the move, and then they needed to borrow a keepstar from TEST to operate a market from. The decision to target them first was to go for their wallets

            August 5, 2021 at 1:22 PM
          • I think everyone’s a bit broke, to a greater or lesser degree.

            August 5, 2021 at 6:09 PM
          • shanemacgowansteeth chthulan

            Legacy definitely are, Goons definitely aren’t, which is why our SRP is usually paid within five minutes of submitting the request for the entire war, why every single Goon titan that was lost in M2 round 1 was replaced before M2 round 2 and TEST are still replacing Titans lost in round 1

            August 5, 2021 at 10:12 PM
          • True enough. I was thinking of my personal wallet which has taken quite a battering over the last 15 months…

            August 7, 2021 at 1:37 PM
        • Guilford Australis chimpy

          Brave has a leadership problem. Dunk seems to represent the original mission of Brave and is a quality leader. Shattered Armer is a TEST bootlicker and a dick. According to the leaked chat logs from a few months ago, they had/have completely different visions for Brave.

          Joining this war was probably the worst thing that ever happened to Brave. Ideology-driven coalition warfare just isn’t their thing. It brought out the worst in them. Brave is now known for having the most toxic line members in PAPI.

          Brave used to have a good relationship with Goonswarm. We slapped each other around for a good time, but it was understood neither of us had any intent to cause lasting harm to the other. But now they’ve gone and thrown it all away, to paraphrase the famous British rock band. It was the apex of foolishness to follow PGL and Vily into this mess.

          They gave up everything, and for what in return? They lost Catch, will lose Querious, and lost their benefactors in TEST now that they are fleeing to dronelands. They screwed their frenemies in Goons, betrayed their “classy” culture in the heat of war, and got left out in the cold.

          August 5, 2021 at 11:58 AM
          • I’ve heard nothing but bad things about Sharted Armour. Dunk seems to be a stand up guy. Dunk’s acceptance of the blame with none of the weasly excuses coming out of the rest of PAPI does him great credit. Even going so far as to say don’t mouth off in local, don’t try and spin it as anything other than a loss, if goons get overly jubilant in local they earned it accept that, all speak to the stay classy culture of old. Maybe Brave does need to break up and the stay classy element reform as something new. Some in Brave may be toxic but Dunk has come across very honourable in defeat. You can even see this in the way the different alliance members reacted to their leader’s we lost speeches. Dunk took responsibility and got overhwelming support from his members, Villy was a wet rag and his members raged at the shitshow he created.

            August 5, 2021 at 12:30 PM
        • Deni'z von Meanace chimpy

          Dunk made his choice and no matter he is good lad but his newbies turned to the dark side, so that simply means red lines are crossed with no mercy to them.

          August 5, 2021 at 12:29 PM
      • Deni'z von Meanace William Doe

        Solitude

        August 5, 2021 at 12:19 PM
  • Truly a great read and a joyful one as well.

    August 5, 2021 at 7:28 AM
  • Jeet_Kundo

    Jesus this is the first I listened to that mess. “We won in spirit guys!”

    August 5, 2021 at 9:25 AM
    • chimpy Jeet_Kundo

      A poor choice of words considering how low their spirits are right now.

      August 5, 2021 at 11:25 AM
  • William Doe

    A new PIBC with AoM in it. I can tell Norhaus will be very eager in taking that down. Seeing as this new PIBC is in the Goons path, I wonder if my prediction of a NIP/NAP with FRT and Goons could actually happen.

    August 5, 2021 at 10:09 AM
    • Guilford Australis William Doe

      That would be interesting. FRT barely lifted a finger to help PAPI and clocked out halfway through the war. They don’t have the raw hostility toward Goons that the other alliances in PAPI do. I could see Noraus doing an NIP, especially with the new PIBC between us, ripe for farming.

      August 5, 2021 at 5:29 PM
      • Elithiel en Gravonere Guilford Australis

        I doubt that’ll happen. For one, Ranger Regiment and Dracarys would be deeply upset with us and they, unlike Fraternity, are our allies. Secondly, FRT during AUTZ, were highly active in this war and we fought and killed them most nights. So your concept they barely lifted a finger, is incorrect. They did the heavy lifting in AUTZ against us. They deserve no mercy.

        August 9, 2021 at 2:42 AM
  • Guilford Australis

    Vily said at the beginning of the war that he was embarking on this vanity project even if it meant his alliance lost everything.

    Ask and ye shall receive.

    August 5, 2021 at 10:15 AM
  • yogizh

    RIP nerds

    August 5, 2021 at 11:08 AM
  • Bronze Condor

    I would join the Imperium and exact revenge on failed leadership.

    August 5, 2021 at 1:09 PM
  • PugDaddyD

    Nice article, the next few months should be interesting. I don’t really play anymore but love to read about the drama. Goonies please be gentle with my old alliance Sev3rance they are good guys. My other old alliance TEST, burn them to the ground. 🙂

    August 5, 2021 at 1:35 PM
    • Guilford Australis PugDaddyD

      Sev3rance is a tough bunch. I used to fly with them way back in my days in Provibloc. We all thought of them as the private police force of Providence.

      August 5, 2021 at 1:37 PM
    • I spent a lot of time during the last year enraged by what Severance were doing to us: they were extremely sweaty and risk-averse. But they really pushed us hard and forced us to improve our play, and their level of participation was impressive. Respect where respect is due: they clearly put a lot of effort into this war and fought very efficiently. Worthy opponents by any measure.

      August 7, 2021 at 6:25 AM
  • k84779

    Holly shiet…finally the end. I,m a veteran of this war fighting through Esoteria, Perioid Basis, Querios and finally in mother Delve. Saw keepstar of my corp burning in FM. Been at Y-2, FWST, both M2 and shiet load of other systems that i can not even remember. Unfortunately had to take holidays 3 months ago… and i regret that i can not join the fleets during V day….. I’m fuck happy that Imperium stood tall till the end. Time to burn them all… We’ll fix it all with gasoline. TEST is NEXT.

    August 5, 2021 at 2:15 PM
  • Noob

    Though I wasn’t rooting for y’all, it must be said: well done.

    August 5, 2021 at 3:54 PM
  • zeenkz

    In a game where you can never die…only the morale fight matters.

    August 5, 2021 at 5:18 PM
  • Garreth Vlox

    And as predicted by vily himself,this overlygrandiose, ill-timed, drawn out, horrfically executed war did in fact cost his members everything and destroy the legacy coalition….

    August 5, 2021 at 7:29 PM
  • kwnyupstate .

    This brings me great joy.

    August 6, 2021 at 12:13 AM
  • Michael Porter

    PIBC needs to be eliminated without mercy before it even gets going. It’s an Eve killer.

    August 6, 2021 at 12:48 AM
    • William Doe Michael Porter

      Get Norhaus on the horn, I figure after Snuffed Out leaves FRT alone he’ll begin his campaign to deal with PIBC.

      August 6, 2021 at 12:53 AM
      • Elithiel en Gravonere William Doe

        Snuffed Out won’t leave FRT alone. To think otherwise is folly.

        August 9, 2021 at 2:46 AM
  • Deni'z von Meanace

    Wonder what would be the future of TTT.

    August 6, 2021 at 5:10 AM
  • Pee Wee

    Like a north korean propaganda news… 🙂

    August 6, 2021 at 8:53 PM
  • Shocku

    Thanks for the article.

    August 10, 2021 at 4:45 AM