P3EN-E Keepstar Down – Another One Bites The Dust!

Moomin Amatin 2019-06-18

With the explosion of the P3EN-E  Keepstar on June 18, Northern Coalition Dot can finally lay claim to a number one spot during the current conflict between The Imperium vs PanFam. With their tally of lost Keepstars at five, NCDot have now lost more Keepstars than any other alliance.

This number one spot was claimed during the morning of Tuesday June 18. Forces from The Imperium assembled but with a lot less hype than the previous week. As a result only 800 or so pilots showed up on the killmail for the Keepstar. NCDot again kept their Keepstar rigged and did not try to deflate the value of the loss as some alliances are inclined to do.

PanFam SH1 Keepstar Under Threat

With the latest death of a PanFam Keepstar, their one remaining Keepstar in Tribute is now very much under threat. Any defence that PanFam may be inclined to muster is likely to be lack lustre. The main reason for this is that the use of capitals would be complicated by having to travel such a distance from the current PanFam staging system of Q-EHMJ in Vale of the Silent.

Over the weekend we saw continued move operations for the PanFam forces using the P3EN Keepstar before it could be destroyed. As P3EN was the last Keepstar in jump range of SH1-6HP, it is not unreasonable to think that PanFam have now completely abandoned Tribute to burn at the hands of The Imperium.

Structures, structures everywhere

The NCDot owned Keepstar was not the only loss for PanFam. Over in Tribute, in the space of 7 hours two Sotiyos, one Tatara, eight Athanors, two Astrahus, three Fortizars and three Raitarus were also lost. The total is estimated to be in the region of 600 billion for these alone. There is also the potential for costs that will be absorbed by PanFam line members should they need to utilise the asset safety mechanic.

The Risks of Running

Although the attack by The Imperium has been well signalled it should be remembered that Tribute was a main home for NCDot and PL players for a good couple of years. This means that any PanFam player that has not been around could find themselves in a bit of a bind should they look to return. Especially if they happened to log out while still in their Titan. One can only hope that PanFam line members are being kept informed of strategic decisions made by PanFam leadership less they end up paying for not being informed.

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  • Seraph IX Basarab

    Thank you Moomin. Very cool!

    June 18, 2019 at 9:21 PM
    • Moomin Amatin Seraph IX Basarab

      You are more than welcome dear. Always happy to provide the best New Eden news to all of our readers.

      June 19, 2019 at 2:43 AM
      • Seraph IX Basarab Moomin Amatin

        Considering your prestigious background and knowledge could you give us an informed opinion on why you think PanFam is not fighting the Imperium?

        June 19, 2019 at 4:14 PM
        • Moomin Amatin Seraph IX Basarab

          I think you must be confusing me with someone as I am but a simple F1 monkey. But I will try to answer your question as best as I can.

          PanFam punching down for years. By this I mean that PanFam have avoided any challenge and always looked for the easier target. This relates more to NC/PL than PH of course. But PH are not allowed to set their own direction and seem to follow orders from NC/PL.

          Brain drain or perhaps brain-dead. With this I mean that the culture within PanFam has not led to the steady development of new talent. Historically we see NC/PL poach talent from elsewhere with no seeming mechanisms in place to foster people.

          Lack of funds, or at least liquid ISK. Any alliance exists due to it offering things that its line members want. With so many years of punching down and avoiding risk it is possible that PanFam have a low need for liquid ISK in order to fight their normal campaigns. So when a real campaign presents itself they are unable to fund any real defence.

          These are only a few possible factors that may be affecting PanFam’s will to fight. It is very likely going to be a mixture of things. Perhaps things will become clearer once The Imperium have finished burning things down and training a new team of FC, Coords, Recons, Scouts, GSOLers and a host of others that we have to run our campaigns.

          I hope that answers some of your question at least.

          June 19, 2019 at 9:08 PM
        • Mistwarden Seraph IX Basarab

          It almost feels that PH are not fighting as we not yet in geminate. I feel that if we reach the borders and where to hit geminate then we see fighting. Otherwise this is just mainly renters space right?

          June 19, 2019 at 9:55 PM
  • Absence of Substance

    When is this timer for SH1-6HP? Or not yet reinforced? Asking for a friend…

    June 19, 2019 at 12:07 AM
    • Moomin Amatin Absence of Substance

      It is not set at this time. I am pretty sure that it will be posted on INN should it happen. 😉

      June 19, 2019 at 12:16 AM
    • The ihub needs to die first then the siege starts

      June 19, 2019 at 9:56 PM
  • Rammel Kas

    Given this one is actually on their evacuation path from SH1 would you say that NC. possibly avoided a catastrophic encirclement by less than a week?

    June 19, 2019 at 6:51 AM
    • Moomin Amatin Rammel Kas

      Given how long SH1 has been a home for PanFam I think that it is very likely to be catastrophic for some. But for those lucky enough to be able to get online, yes this one was getting a bit close to the mark. Evacuation by PanFam over the weekend, death of the P3EN KS on Tuesday morning.

      June 19, 2019 at 10:48 AM
  • Scott Wilson

    Perhaps “Keepstar” isn’t the best name for these things.

    June 19, 2019 at 7:40 PM