As most eyes remain fixated on the Legacy hellcamp in UALX-3, action continues on the Western front as well. In a series of structure bashes on Saturday, July 22, NCdot saw off the final timer for three faction fortizars belonging to Mordus Angels. The fortizars had all been reinforced into their final timers by Imperium forces earlier in the week. The delightful collection of fortizars included limited ‘Draccous’, ‘Prometheus’, and ‘Marginis’ models.
At first shine, it had appeared NCdot was forming to contest the final timers as Imperium forces continue to liberate the North. Instead, those fleets turned on the fortizars. It is unknown exactly what the motivation behind killing their own structures was, but the best speculation available to us is that the owners realized they would not be able to unanchor the fortizars and so it was decided to kill them to deny the Imperium killmails. While this doesn’t demonstrate an exactly solid understanding of Imperium culture, it is certainly consistent with NCdot to pad a killboard however possible.
Because so little information is available, and because it is difficult to understand what causes someone who can obviously form a fleet to use that fleet to bash a structure which could well be saved, all that is left for us is to speculate wildly and irresponsibly about possible causes:
It could be that NCdot was utterly stricken with grief at the plight of their friends in Pandemic Legion who remain unable to safely log in their super fleet.
It’s possible NCdot is desperate to maintain its elite PvP credentials and so has chosen to join the winning side of the fight in the North.
We can’t rule out that NCdot FCs have fallen short of mandatory killboard quotas, and so have been forced to cannibalize their own structures to maintain “green” status.
It could be that NCdot, tired of hearing about PL’s situation, felt a need to lash out at the nearest vulnerable structures at the time.
Or, of course, it’s possible that they just so fundamentally misunderstand the objectives of Imperium fleets that they thought completing those objectives for the Imperium would somehow cause trouble.
Whatever the situation, we eagerly wait with bated breath to see whether NCdot intends to attack the GOTG staging keepstar in D06H-Q later this week.