PSA: Ignoitton TTC Complex Under Attack, Destruction Likely

2021-02-18

At approximately 1900 EVE on February 17, the Tranquility Trading Consortium complex in Ignoitton was assaulted by a force of Snuffed Out titans. The Keepstar, Sotiyo and Tatara are all currently reinforced, with second reinforcement times of 1702, 2012, and 1943 EVE respectively on Feb 18. At present, it seems unlikely that the complex will be defended, and as such, all services offered by the Ignoitton structures will cease to be available.

This possibility was noted by Vily in a reddit post at approximately 0500 EVE on Feb 17, in which he suggested that the complex would likely be attacked “in a few days”, following a ‘negotiation’ between a Snuff representative and Vily. This negotiation was described by Vily as Snuff ‘reneging on their previous agreements’, and the chat logs can be viewed in this pastebin. Vily also admits in this reddit post that any defence that could be mounted against Snuff would be unlikely to succeed “in the short or long term”. As a result, any individuals using the complex should evacuate their assets or expect asset safety to kick in at some point in the coming week.

This Snuffed Out aggression comes only weeks after they attacked and destroyed the Sixth Empire freeport complex in Basgerin, an event which saw many disparate groups fail to defend both a Keepstar and Sotiyo. With Snuff suggesting that they “simply cannot tolerate a freeport Keepstar in their back garden” when talking to Vily, it appears that Snuff are taking advantage of the war in Beeitnam to once again establish themselves as the big fish in the small pond that is Low-Sec space.

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Comments

  • Simon Chui

    I’m not familiar with the TTC agreements. I thought the groups that get profit share are obligated to defend TTC assets? Or is that just the one Keepstar in Perimeter? Or is it just non-aggression, not active defense?

    February 18, 2021 at 10:05 AM
    • Guilford Australis Simon Chui

      I’m not a diplomat, but my perception is that defense of the TTT and TTC network is largely ad hoc and based on the mutual financial interests of the parties involved. Snuff correctly observed that PAPI and The Imperium are unable to divert resources from the war regardless of formal obligations or gentlemen’s agreements, so they decided to help themselves to the buffet in Ignoitton.

      February 18, 2021 at 11:50 AM
      • Simon Chui Guilford Australis

        That’s a lot less professional than I imagined, but not that surprising in hindsight.

        February 18, 2021 at 12:18 PM
  • Guilford Australis

    It’s hard to sympathize with Vily’s plaintive yelping about Snuffed Out. They are the most predictable alliance in the game. If you have stuff in lowsec, they will kill it with titans. If you offer them ISK to protect or ignore it, they will accept your ISK and then kill your stuff with titans. One hundred percent of the time, no exceptions.

    February 18, 2021 at 12:11 PM