SOTA: Brave Looks to Catch, Asks M2 Subs to Login


In a state of the alliance (SOTA) meeting Sunday, leader Dunk Dinkle asked his subcap pilots to brave the Goon M2 hellcamp and login, freeing them up for action elsewhere. Super and titan pilots were told to fill out an alliance form to help organize their M2 extractions.

Dinkle was asked whether subs should login as a group to have a better chance of surviving. He responded that he’d “prefer not to do it that way” because the ships logging in would all “be obliterated in one fell swoop.” He said such an effort would “just give more of a morale boost” to the Imperium, who, he said, were already “overdosing” on morale. Apparently, Imperium morale will have to be boosted one ship at a time over a period of weeks.

Flash Forms Create Discord

In order to facilitate future flash forms, Dinkle said, PAPI would be debuting a dedicated Discord for coalition forces. This would allow Brave and other PAPI members to join fleets across alliances, he said, to more effectively and quickly respond to Imperium fleet pings.

He claimed that the PAPI coalition is “still really strong,” and that “our partners from the north are even more resolved to smash Goons.” He said they don’t like “getting punched in the face any more than we do.”

But There’s A Catch

Dinkle announced that Brave forces are allowed to return to “their roots” to engage the “knuckleheads” wreaking havoc in Catch. “All these people are messing with us in our home ground, and we have the green light to form hard in Catch and go mess with them.”

Everyone needs to join up on defense fleets when they are pinged, he said. He wants carriers and dreads built for this purpose. He called out Simple Farmers, The Initiative, Ferrata and Red Alliance in particular. “I’m tired of those people . . . so go do whatever you want to [them].”

Catch sovereignty as of January 11. Image courtesy DOTLAN

Taxes Going Up

Dinkle said that while, to date, they have borne the cost of war in Delve without external help or by asking for donations, the time had come to raise taxes to offset depleted reserves and to insure that SRP would continue to be paid.

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  • Dunk Dinkle

    You know, you can just ask me for my notes next time. 🙂

    January 11, 2021 at 7:31 PM
    • kwnyupstate . Dunk Dinkle

      I have some spare change in my seat cushions…are you really out of money and need to tax your brave newbies?

      January 11, 2021 at 9:05 PM
    • Rammel Kas Dunk Dinkle

      “best of luck in your future endeavors”

      January 11, 2021 at 9:10 PM
    • George Ewing Dunk Dinkle

      I had fun listening to the whole thing, but thanks 🙂

      January 11, 2021 at 11:08 PM
  • Guilford Australis

    PAPI doesn’t deserve Brave. Two things I appreciate about Brave:

    (1). They always fight. We’ll bring a 120-pilot assault frigate fleet to their home system, and they’ll form up 25 guys in a kitchen-sink fleet, warp over, and fight. Then reship and fight again.

    (2). They don’t take things personally the way the other big nullsec alliances do. They really seem to do what they do just for fun. That’s refreshing.

    January 11, 2021 at 8:08 PM
    • Phuket Bungalowinfo Guilford Australis

      thats why they would fit better into IMPERIUM as any other of the Passpi or TRAPI dudes, I would really like to blue BRAVE again.
      They should think about it

      January 14, 2021 at 11:25 AM
  • kwnyupstate .

    Read: PAPI can’t get rid of a goon camp for weeks at a minimum. What is so hard if you guys are tough?

    January 11, 2021 at 9:09 PM
  • Simon Chui

    Really, these are all smart moves. Getting pilots out of the hellcamp is definitely more valuable than saving the ships, especially the subcaps. I suspect that’s true for the caps, too. PAPI should have worked on integrated fleet pings a long time ago, response time is so important. And Brave does need to secure their home far more than they need to do anything in Delve and Querious. I wonder if the rest of Legacy can set aside their ego for a moment and do the smart thing as well.

    January 11, 2021 at 9:43 PM
    • Garreth Vlox Simon Chui

      “PAPI should have worked on integrated fleet pings a long time ago, response time is so important.”

      I’m shocked they just thought to do this now at more than 7 months into the war.

      January 12, 2021 at 2:47 AM
    • kwnyupstate . Simon Chui

      Integrated pings will make it easier for goon spies.
      And yeah letting the caps die is the best mood; they don’t need those supers anyway.

      January 12, 2021 at 5:25 AM
      • Simon Chui kwnyupstate .

        I don’t think goon spies are having any trouble anyway. When’s the last time PAPI really surprised the Imperium? I’m not here to expose anyone, though, so no details. As for the supers, more like they won’t get to use them even if they need them, as long as they’re stuck in the hellcamp. What’s the value of a ship you can’t log into?

        January 12, 2021 at 11:07 PM
      • Phuket Bungalowinfo kwnyupstate .

        yeah, why not just wait until a TITAN costs only 20bil? 🙂
        Imagine your main sitting in a Titan in this bubblefuck and you cant log in anymore since 2 weeks. I bet a lot of this dudes have asked CCP for a relocation of their ship

        January 14, 2021 at 11:29 AM
  • Falin Whalen

    Dinkle was asked whether subs should login as a group to have a better chance of surviving. He responded that he’d “prefer not to do it that way” because the ships logging in would all “be obliterated in one fell swoop.”

    So pulling the Band-Aid off slowly thinking it will hurt less than all at once? It’s going to hurt regardless, you are just stretching out the time you are in pain if you do it slowly.

    January 12, 2021 at 4:32 PM
  • Moomin Amatin

    “…. and now for the good news, taxes are going up!”

    Quite different from what was being said not so long ago. Doubling down on insulting Bastion and INIT is likely to not work out well either. Thankfully Brave knows it can count on the support of tapi (still can’t use caps) in its times of need.

    January 12, 2021 at 5:18 PM
  • Garreth Vlox

    An updated picture showing just how many more Ihubs in catch have been lost should be posted, since this screen shot was taken things have gone from bad to much, much worse.

    January 13, 2021 at 6:34 AM