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The Triglavians released a video September 28, which was quickly translated on the EVE forums. Not to mince words, the Triglavians said:
GLORIFICATION PATTERN IN TOTALITY: REALIZED
TRIGLAV EXALTED DAZH ELEMENTS: FINAL LIMINALITY
LIMINAL PROVING: THRESHOLD ATTAINED
ANCIENT DOMAINS STABILIZATION: GOLD CONSENT
DOMAIN OF POCHVEN CONDUIT WEAVING: GOLD CONSENT
KRAI PERUN LIMINALITY: FIELDS PROCESSING
KRAI SVAROG LIMINALITY: FIELDS PROCESSING
KRAI VELES LIMINALITY: FIELDS PROCESSING
CHISLOV ZVEMOKORG NOEMATA: CONSOLIDATION PHASE
FLOW OF VYRAJ DIRECTION: BUJAN THROUGH POCHVEN
FOREST OF GLORIFICATION HUNTING: GOLD CONSENT
COMMUNION WITH SOBORNOST KYBERNAUTS: GOLD CONSENT
The critical information is in the first line: “Totality: Realized”. In INN’s previous coverage, The Triglavian Initiative (TTI) member Scius Falkenhaupt talked about how reaching Final Liminality in 27 systems was likely a major turning point in the war between EDENCOM and the Triglavians. Since May 26, Triglavian supporters (known as Kybernauts) have been grinding to achieve their goal of Totality, and it appears to be here.
A GOAL COMPLETED
“We kinda made 27 [systems] an aim for us a while after Niarja, and seeing it reflected by the Trigs is cool,” Falkenhaupt said in a recent interview. “It is 3^3 or 3*3*3, so it’s a special number in that regard. We achieved what we’ve set out to do in giving the Triglavians a solid footprint across Empire space. After Niarja there was a bit less hype, but setting ourselves goals to work towards kept us going and receiving acknowledgement for that effort is great.”
“It meant a lot to receive confirmation that we’d completed our objective in the way that we did,” said Leon en Marland, Leader of The Triglavian Initiative. “The vast majority of information about the invasions, like our objectives and even which systems would turn Liminal, was from a mixture of data gathering and scouring through the last couple year’s worth of lore. So, to get a video message to say ‘hey, well done, you worked it out! You won!’ was really great. It makes all the months of hard work that everyone put in completely worth it.”
“The fight against EDENCOM has always been a tedious grind during the high sec portions pushing against PvE, where we were often outblobbed but we were much more fanatical in grinding against NPCs,” said a Kybernaut FC who requested anonymity. “Suicide ganks have been a good deciding factor in breaking the stagnation. Once the system has gone Liminal, PvP is where things are supposed to throw down, but by and large, EDENCOM doesn’t contest us when it goes PvP. Admittedly, a good part of our numbers were called to [the war between Legacy/TEST and the Imperium] for one side or another, leaving us pretty undermanned, but the fact that we’ve managed to hit 27 systems is a testament to how far we’ve come putting in countless hours for this content. Niarja has been the biggest Holy Grail and taking that was the biggest middle finger to all the complacency that existed.”
CHANGING THE GAME
Being ready to fight against the status quo in New Eden was a common theme for a lot of the Triglavian supporters. “The Trigs have always fascinated me in that they represent something new,” the FC explained. “They [are] a change in the scope of how things have been stagnant for a very long time in the EVE universe. Plus, as a faction, they’re honest and their stuff is pretty fun and cool to use.”
“The whole prospect of changing high sec into low/null [was part of the allure] as I had found high sec to be, quite frankly, stagnant and oversaturated,” the FC continued, “especially with people who would avoid any sort of PvP interaction whatsoever and ‘carebears’… that would eventually get bored running level 4 missions until they quit the game and bitch about how much EVE sucks. [It] makes me tear my hair out over such wasted potential. But also? When it got to the point where Liminal invasions took place in ice mining systems in high sec, it was basically a wet dream to slaughter a bunch of bot Orcas in ice belts. Essentially, enforce Harden the Fuck Up and Adapt or Die on people who thought they were completely safe from everything.”
“Also, because the Trigs are a mystery and it’s been fun trying to figure them out,” the FC added.
EYES ON THE FUTURE
With rumors swirling about the exciting possibilities, The Triglavian Initiative’s Discord server is as busy as ever with players bouncing ideas off of one another.
“I think they will probably do some heavy changes to [the 27 systems], involving making them something like ‘Trigspace’,” said Falkenhaupt, “which would be a new form of space, different from the usual security structure and wormhole space, with its own rules. We know there’s a module for Trig stations and the message points towards there being some connections between Trig systems, but as to the content, we don’t really have anything yet.”
“I hope it’s the turning point many older players have been waiting for – a return to PvP and HTFU-focused EVE development. If, after that message, we don’t end up with a link to Bujan in ex-Empire, now Trig space, there are going to be a lot of disappointed players,” said Marland.
Data mining by some intrepid players has revealed that CCP has already put a flag into the test server called “JumpgateOffline”, leading some Kybernauts to believe that the Triglavians will drain the energy from the stars powering jump gates in their systems and potentially removing all traditional methods for reaching those locales in future. “The gates to Bujan as they said will open and we’re all charting into unknown territories now,” joked the anonymous FC.
“A big thank you to the whole TTI community, the FCs, my two right hand men (Demetri Slavic and Buhhdust Princess) and for EDENCOM for putting up a GF,” Marland added.