Sort Dragon, the leader of Guardians of the Galaxy, said coalition leadership will undercut the local doctrine market to avoid price spikes.
In his wartime state of the coalition address, Sort said northern forces will soon begin rolling out a Tech 1 “meat-grinder” battleship doctrine to face Imperial Legacy and its Baltec Megathron fleets.
He said those new fits, along with other mainline doctrines, will essentially be price-controlled through market manipulation.
“Generally we’ve taken over, as the coalition, listing a lot of the doctrines cheaper to stop any of the heavy market PVP when it comes to doctrine,” Sort Dragon said, adding that he will do the same once the new Tech 1 battleship doctrine is available. “We’ll give them out as cheap as we can to make sure people aren’t spending money.”
That might be welcome news to GOTG line members who have been harassed daily by Imperium groups that focus on big-game hunting and cloaky camping in the north. Compared to Delve ratters, who racked up a staggering 11.2 trillion ISK in NPC bounties last month, Deklein, Pure Blind and Fade only produced 3 trillion in raw ISK from bounties, according to the most recent monthly economic report.
GOTG will also phase out its Eagle doctrine that was used with limited success fighting Goonswarm FC Asher Elias’ hit-and-run Ishtar fleets. Within a week, Sort Dragon said the coalition may begin buying back Eagles from its members.
Sort Dragon gave a small insight into diplomatic relations with Pandemic Legion, who is leading a war against Legacy Coalition on a second front. After Imperial Legacy reinforced the Circle-Of-Two Keepstar, a decision had to be made about where PL’s supercap forces should focus their attention.
They could continue their scorched earth offensive in the south or return north and save GOTG.
“I’ve simply told PL to go at (Legacy Coalition),” Sort Dragon said. “It’s simply a base race.”
Pressure from hostile fleets and multiple structure-saving pings sent out each day seem to be taking a toll on GOTG members. Sort Dragon said he is trying to stifle the number of “useless pings” sent out to coalition members on Discord, suggesting that “BS pings” should be reported to leadership. He told listeners they can mute non-strategic fleet notifications like he does.
“We’re going to take it day by day. Obviously I’m not going to start any kind of hubris where it’s like, ‘we will push them back’ or anything like that,” he said. “We will take it one day at a time, see what timers come along, defend the ones we can, swing on the ones we don’t want to and work our way through that.”