The GSF and remnants of MBC are forming to fight over a new Keepstar planted in Deklein (2O9G-D). Local is already over 1300 as the major players make their way to the fight. Battleship fleets, Bombers and more are expected to collide. This is the first nullsec Keepstar and allows MBC to dock supercapitals.
Live coverage can be seen on TMC Twitch – The Boat Show.
Images of staging can be found on Tiberius StarGazer.
The Keepstar was placed by Darkness, led by Sort Dragon.
The Keepstar was anchored 24 hours before, but becomes vulnerable the last 15 minutes of that 24 hour period. The vulnerability time can be held open if constant damaged is applied to it, holding the timer window open indefinitely.
- Thera wormhole connection has been allegedly sighted in system by GSF FC, Dabigredboat. This, if true, may allow easy access for combatants from any area of space.
- GSF delivers a massive bombing run, destroying some ships from Pandemic Horde.
- Local is 1600 and rising, TIDI is 100%, but the Keepstar is not affected or slowed down. This makes using TIDI a strategy for putting up citadels, making it nearly impossible to stop its repair speed.
- NC super fleet arrives in system
- GSF has a battleship fleet out, but only bombers are active in system. Looks like they will not engage this large showing of MBC strength.
- GSF declines to fight based on the scale of the enemies and the unlikelihood of being able to stop the Keepstar from going online. They would have to do 900,000 dps to keep up with the repair thanks to TIDI.
- NC super fleet will soon dock, in a fist of its kind “docking of supers.”
- GSF formed roughly 500, which was matched by NC alone, but with MBC
- Forces from both sides begin to wind down. There was no engagement beyond a bombing run from GSF forces.
The fight essentially never happened, as GSF’s pings to form up big were a deception. The show of force from MBC was too great to overcome, especially when the citadel online mechanics are taken into account. The opening of a Thera wormhole in system would have allowed combatants from all over the cluster, but as it turned out there was no Thera wormhole (see comments).
Prophetically, the future was seen by NC (Military Industries) member 12 hours before the fight.
there wont be any fight.. all u will see is big ass tidi with the blue , then every one will dock and undock their titan and supers to see animation . some random HORDE will die in fire and some of their weird blues .. after that every one will rush to get outta system.. GOOns aint gonna come , they dont have the numbers neither ballz to fight , DBRB may come with inty fleet and thats it .
P.s it will be a definit victory for MBC for sure – Bezdar22, Militaris Industries Corp
Perhaps GSF was bluffing all along to make MBC form up for nothing, but the show of force, especially from NC, didn’t discourage them as much as it raised their morale. If NC and GSF have pilot parity, there could be a whole new era of brawling in the north, with or without coalitions.