Pandemic Legion strategically advances out of Providence

Paramemetic 2018-05-15

It was a grim sight for the galaxy this evening as the historic masters of PvP in Pandemic Legion began a rapid strategic redeployment to a yet-unknown, certainly unfortunate region of space. Even though Test Alliance Please Ignore (TEST) heroically moved fleets into Providence in a desperate attempt to stop them, PL spent the greater part of May 14 moving supers and capitals out of 9UY4-H, undoubtedly relocating to a yet-unknown staging for an even greater invasion.

The first signs of Pandemic Legion’s new campaign began at approximately 1730 on May 14 as PL supers and capitals began moving from 9UY4-H to the Derelik system of Assah. From there, the PL fleet began redeploying to a yet-unknown location. By 2000, it was obvious that this was more than a simple regrouping in preparation to titan bomb the helpless TEST fleets, as PL began bringing other capitals through the system along the same chain.

TEST boldly gated and slow-warped its own capital and supercapital fleets around the region, but PL defied them, eluding capture and confrontation. Indeed, PL’s PvP skills truly shined as they expertly avoided not only any confrontation they couldn’t win, but even some confrontations they could have. In the end, TEST failed to win the strategic objectives; instead of stopping PL’s relocation to a yet unknown but surely strategically superior staging system, they became distracted and spent their time reinforcing PL’s former staging Fortizar.

TEST alliance titans taking the slow road.

TEST fleet in warp, eluded by PL

The new campaign launched by Pandemic Legion represents a sudden shift in strategic posturing. Though it has historically focused on PvP and the quest for ever-good-er fights, the last several months have been spent farming many smaller corps in Providence. The Provi-Bloc resisted bitterly, but ultimately was unable to oppose the overwhelming experience possessed by PL. Now, however, its fleets have been sitting idle. Though PL recently declared it would be opening Providence for renter corps, it appears now that PL may intend to return to its roots as a small gang PvP outfit.

While details are currently lacking, with no official statements from Pandemic Legion, one possibility is that they are baiting Legacy Coalition on free faction Fortizars. PL is becoming well known for its recent signature use of extremely distracting “fake-out dreadbombs,” where enemy super fleets are baited into undocking just to kill a few hundred billion ISK in dreadnoughts. It’s unclear if that is the case here, but it’s not impossible that Pandemic Legion intends to drop a never-before seen number of dreadnoughts on TEST in a show of force. Other possibilities include that TEST have taken up PL on a recent offer to rent Providence, and that the deployment announced over the weekend is a crude cover to save face.

Whatever the reasons, they remain well hidden behind PL’s impenetrable veil of secrecy. One thing is certain: there’s no way the once-great Pandemic Legion is retreating tuck-tailed from Legacy Coalition. That would be truly outlandish.

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Comments

  • Daito Endashi

    I love the headline

    May 15, 2018 at 8:56 am
  • Wiskay

    PL is such a shadow of it’s former self it’s pretty embarrassing.

    They really need to step up or they shall remain a laughing stock and perfect example of what can happen if you don’t adapt to game changes..entropy, disease and internal rot.

    May 15, 2018 at 9:08 am
    • Arrendis Wiskay

      Don’t worry, I’m sure they’ll deploy the usual spokesmen to the weekly talk shows to once again insist the alliance is as strong as it’s been at any point in the last ten years.

      May 15, 2018 at 6:39 pm
      • Axhind Arrendis

        To be honest that might even be true. Has PL actually been a proper power in all that time? My first experience with PL was them running away from Bob after losing a few titans and leaving GSF to fight Bob and co alone. Since then they have always had someone backing them up.

        May 16, 2018 at 10:23 am
  • Havish Montak

    Maybe they are off to join NC and “harass” Delve with more inty fleets backed up with dread bombs. Please say it’s so. We are waiting.

    May 15, 2018 at 10:08 am
    • Axhind Havish Montak

      Will have to put a leash on titan pilots first. They are very rude towards poor interceptors that just want good fights.

      May 16, 2018 at 10:21 am
  • Pherocks

    Oh god this article hurt my sides.

    Please paramemetic keep up the good work man hahahah 🙂

    May 15, 2018 at 10:18 am
  • Samite Arctarus

    This is the type of reporting that makes me want to pick up the paper in the morning. Good show. 😉

    May 15, 2018 at 11:21 am
  • Donnie Carter

    Dang, Great read. Love how you paint PL in such a great light and Test and friends as nothing. You truly understand how to grasp two large journalism balls and stroke the PL shaft.

    May 15, 2018 at 12:37 pm
    • Arrendis Donnie Carter

      PL were also amazingly clever in the way they set up bait citadels in Assah for TEST to focus on destroying, thus diverting Legacy’s attention from their real structures in M-O.

      May 15, 2018 at 4:10 pm
  • Rexed

    PL is old news, pl this isnt a tactical retert its a full on run for the hills boys.

    May 15, 2018 at 12:41 pm
  • Nikolai Mazinkov

    Dayum.

    May 15, 2018 at 1:36 pm
  • Noob

    This is top notch.

    May 15, 2018 at 5:45 pm
  • Alogatas

    So…. PL spends 4 months taking provi, losing several hundred billions in ships while at it…. and 20 days before the patch they just evacuate giving Legacy a gift of all outposts… Smartest move EVER! hahahaha

    May 15, 2018 at 5:59 pm
  • Caleb Ayrania

    MOonwalking like the prince of pop!

    May 15, 2018 at 6:03 pm
  • IvortheEngine

    I wouldn’t discount PL yet. This all seems too obvious. The whole Providence invasion seems a bit too ham fisted and incompetent to actually have been PL’s plan from the start ? Maybe there is a twist in the tail we haven’t seen yet ?

    May 15, 2018 at 6:18 pm
    • Arrendis IvortheEngine

      Hedliner’s PL is not the PL of old. Have you actually noticed them doing anything subtle in the last 2 years?

      May 15, 2018 at 6:37 pm
      • Apothne Arrendis

        If you had would it really have been subtle?

        May 16, 2018 at 6:51 pm
  • Everyone in the galaxy holds their breath and quivers in their spaceboots.

    May 16, 2018 at 1:30 am