Space Violence is a squad dedicated to PvP inside the Imperium. Deployed in Paradise (Curse), the Violent people have decided to bring destruction to CO2, Test, and Brave in the nearby regions. From fighting T3’s and capitals in Moas, to emerging victorious from impossible fights, and giving Nightmares to their enemies both literally and figuratively, Violent people invite you to discover their war stories.
Moas vs Test Maelstroms: Why are they Running?
After hearty welcomes one week ago, Space Violence continued to fight Test on numerous occasions, often using our trusted Moa doctrine. Some good fights were had, like this round two of Moas vs Feroxes.
On May 16, intel was gathered that a Test Maelstrom fleet would Soon™ return to the Test staging area. A fleet was set up with just over 100 pilots in attendance, mainly flying Moas with Ospreys as support. The fleet waited on a titan, waiting to cross the bridge that would open up as a cyno was lit.
The Maelstroms were caught. The beacon was lit up, and the order followed: “take the bridge, take the bridge.”
Save your Lives
As we jumped in, interdictors started setting up bubbles, and DPS ships locked targets. Moas are extremely cheap, and we were all prepared to die; we would go cheap, but go deep. What happened, however, was not what we expected: Test ran away.
The fight happened very quickly and was basically one-sided. Refusing to fight, the Battleships began to extract what they could. A Test Jackdaw fleet came in, but was swiftly blown up. In just over 10 minutes, Space Violence had destroyed over three billion ISK of Test ships while losing only 100 million ISK to counter-fire.
Are they really running from me? Get f—–d guys, fight me!
Kendarr, the leader of Space Violence, was stunned. Before the fleet, he asked “Are you prepared to die? People will get alphaed, do not freak out and die silently.”
On the way back, we destroyed some random Brave guys on gates, adding some kills to the board.
Here is a video of the engagement with some comments on what happened. The fight starts at 3:20 if you are not interested in the story.
To conclude on this fight: Happy Birthday, and shut up, John!
Now, we should not only talk about great victories, let us have a look at a lost fight. The fight took place between 0SHT-A and V-3YG7 on May 21. As usual, SV engaged with their trusty Moas against a Test Ferox fleet…only to be dropped by NC. and Test T3 Cruisers, outnumbering them 2 to 1. The fight was cut short with the fleet being swiftly whipped, and the battle report says what needs to be said: SV lost.
Oh, did I forget to mention that they still manage to win the moral war?
Look at this Reddit post where Arthas Menethyl, from Test, proudly exposes his shiny victory, Kendarr, leader of Space Violence, congratulates him for his fight, but it seems that the winning side remains salty:
Arthas Menethyl: You don’t mean it. It wasn’t a fair fight. I wish we could brawl you guys up there but your ECM drones are cancer and you’re obviously never going to jump in on us. I had to find a way to get our revenge on you guys. Came up with a dickish move but seeing your Moas die after what you did to us felt pretty damn good. See you around dude.
Almost a love declaration, isn’t it?
A New Home and Market Seeding
Space Violence used to stage from an Astrahus in 0SHT-A, using Imperium infrastructures in the region to enhance the squad’s force projection. Recently, however, a new home was built: a Fortizar. Allowing for capitals to dock and with increased security, the Fortizar also seemed to give a karma boost to the squad: during the following days, the squad killed several capitals, including three Phoenixes camping on gates.
The first one actually seemed to like it, as he fed Violent People a second Phoenix three days later.
The third Phoenix was killed as the result of a market seeding operation. SV had just moved to its new home and needed to seed the market with Moas. To accomplish this, an Imperium fleet deployed to roam on SV hunting grounds, following intel of an FCON fleet in the area. Its members would sell their ships to SV before podding home.
By the time the fleet arrived in Catch, FCON had gone, but CO2 and Test were forming in battlecruisers. The fleet decided to stay around to get a fight, when a scout reported a lone Phoenix on a gate. The fleet went on the move and quickly proceeded to delete it with the help of an allied Hurricane fleet, waiting for CO2 to drop on them. The Dreadnought lay dead, and with no CO2 in sight, it was time to shoot at a CO2 Jump Bridge in the system.
Send the FAXes
The POS defenses were sent into reinforced mode and the Bridging module was taking damage when three triage ships jumped in followed by a Drake fleet. Moas started to kite the Drakes away from the triage, proceeding to kill them as fast as possible, slowly bleeding numbers. Hurricanes had to extract, not able to deal any more damage with the Triage support, and so did the Moas.
The battle report includes the dread, but not a nice Sleipnir that got caught before the fight. The remaining Moas were seeded to SV, with great thanks from the squad.
Capital Brawls and Nightmares in the Night
Enough Moas. Let’s talk about other fleets! On May 20, a series of fights kicked off, involving triage and Machariels on CO2 side, dreadnoughts and Moas (here they are again) on SV side and Triage, along with Machariels brought in by a third party: NCPL.
On the field, SV was first fighting against Brave hurricanes and FCON Confessors, while NCPL turned its battleships against similar craft. The Imperium capital fleet dropped in right on the CO2 triage, swiftly ending them. The rest of the fight was dictated by the speed at which dreadnoughts could kill FAXes while battleships brawled in the background. Moas continued harassing smaller targets. When the dust settled on the field, CO2 and friends had lost 45 billion ISK in ships, NCPL about 15, and Space Violence just above 6.
Again, a nice Battle Report. Note that only one Dread died to CO2.
I told you SV could fight without Moas, so take a look to this battle against Brave (that actually refused to fight and flew) and Fraternity. Nightmares against mostly Gilas, and a good fight.
Most of the fighting described in this article has been filmed by Eclypse, a Space Violence member, and we would like to invite you to watch this compilation he made.