UALX-3 Battle Aftermath; Camping Operations in Effect

Ketriaava 2018-07-20

Art by Paramemetic.

As cleanup begins following the colossal struggle at UALX-3, an intense camping operation has begun.

Shortly before downtime during the battle, the UALX-3 node failed, kicking off all entities present on the server. The Eastern powers of NCPL, the Holy League/Rental Empire, Winter Coalition, and TRUMPY – along with numerous additional smaller entities such as the Garden Annoyances Centipede Caliphate and Wormageddon – made the decision to keep their supercapital ships, as well as many of their surviving Force Auxiliaries, logged off.

This presented a prime opportunity for the defending parties of Legacy and the Imperium to set up the aforementioned camp. A substantial cluster of anchored warp disruption bubbles was set up, stretching nearly 150km in many directions, and a standing fleet which has been reported to be consistently full was established to destroy any ships logging in. So far more than 20 billion isk, mostly consisting of stray Heavy Assault Cruisers from the subcapital fleets present during the battle, has been destroyed by various camping groups.

A Muninn Heavy Assault Cruiser logging in after downtime is quickly snared and struck down with decisive force by Legacy camping ships. Many others have shared this vessel’s fate over the last several hours.

With heavy pressure in place, Legacy alliance Warped Intentions, owners of the intial Keepstar destroyed during the battle yesterday, began the process of anchoring a Fortizar citadel approximately 200km from the site of the Eastern supercapital logoff point. At that range, the Fortizar can engage the supercapitals should they log in, applying powerful damage to said ships should it successfully exit anchor. This would also allow Legacy and Imperium ships to tether at close range from the enemy fleet. As no citadel can be anchored within 1000km of another citadel, this effectively prevents the Eastern allies from attempting such a strategy themselves.

About 9 hours later, Warped Intentions began the anchoring of a new Keepstar approximately 1300km from the hot zone. At that range, it would be impossible for Eastern power titans to strike it from their login point without breaking through the anchored bubbles. The combined tactical advantages established significantly improves Legacy’s chances of this Keepstar onlining, and may very well result in the Eastern power supercapital fleets remaining logged off for an extended duration.

Should this become the case, this would allow Legacy near impunity to operate with their supercapital forces across the region, provided they not stray too far. This effective swing in supercapital supremacy could provide an extreme advantage in the war for the foreseeable future. The next 24 hours could easily decide the course of this war, as well as much of the state of future galactic power.

UALX-3 Legacy Bubble Camp

Keepstar and Fortizar citadels perform their anchoring construction procedures as a nearby cluster of anchored bubbles prevent the escape of the Eastern power forces.

Until then, one can imagine the leaders of both coalitions watching the system of UALX-3 quite intently.

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Comments

  • Moomin Amatin

    Ever win so hard you remained logged off in a hostile system? Seeing PanFam run to Reddit to post about their win has been very amusing. But I guess that is all they are able to do, for if they are to log back in there will be a Legacy fleet waiting for them.

    I expect some cunning breakout plan is being formed as PanFam has to escape this situation. With so many heavy assets locked down The Legacy is free to really cause some issues. On top of this The Imperium can also capitalise on the situation. Northern PanFam members are going it harder to bat phone at this time, especially when their “valued allies” are unable to log in.

    The longer this situation is maintained then the worse it will be for PanFam.

    July 20, 2018 at 8:15 am
    • 2018 has been amazing. Provi successfully online a Keepstar and Brave are hellcamping PL.

      July 20, 2018 at 8:25 am
    • Erick Asmock Moomin Amatin

      Super/Titan Fleet totally not stranded in UALX-3

      July 20, 2018 at 8:54 am
      • I totally hope the rescue plan is NC jumping in.

        July 20, 2018 at 3:45 pm
    • Rammel Kas Moomin Amatin

      To be fair they did try a Cerb fleet which was almost annihilated to the man in the wee hours.

      July 20, 2018 at 9:01 am
  • anaisanais501

    I thought PL were the Elite. This is a tactical disaster that’s been turned into a strategic one. Is testosterone making the decisions in the North these days? They were supposed to be punishing TAPI for their impertinance in Provi. Now they’re being made to look extremely silly all over again.

    What-do-FC? I’m thinking combined subcaps of Horde, GOTG, NC, CO2 and everybody else North of Fountain could do it, but any movements like that are going to attract everybody south of it too.

    I’m guessing they’ll wait for the next timer on the North-Western Front before attempting it.

    July 20, 2018 at 2:27 pm
    • Garreth Vlox anaisanais501

      Assuming that timer isn’t bait just to get them to give us a chance to finish the job…

      July 21, 2018 at 7:03 pm
  • Digital Tectonics

    You did a great job with this article!

    July 20, 2018 at 8:16 pm
  • Josh Coulson

    as a member of warped intentions let me proudly say the structures are onlined and waiting for our little friends to come play. i would like to say to pamfam, nc., and all their little pets….ya done goofed

    July 21, 2018 at 3:54 am
  • Patrocolis

    I love the fact that even china is mixed up in this with that reddit post suggesting the keepstar. And in the end it actually happened. Eve on fire at last

    July 21, 2018 at 5:46 am
  • Yoshi Tadaruwa

    Looks like PL tried the CCP bat phone and they got disconnected. Nice try PL. https://www.eveonline.com/article/pc7wc9/ualx-3-fleet-fights-misfiling-of-stuck-tickets

    July 21, 2018 at 5:12 pm
    • Garreth Vlox Yoshi Tadaruwa

      I wonder if they are beginning to reconsider saying this is a campaign to teach Test a lesson yet.

      July 21, 2018 at 7:02 pm
      • Carvj94 Garreth Vlox

        Pfft who you kidding. They’ll merely need to strategically advance in the opposite direction in a few days. That’ll show those TEST punks!

        July 22, 2018 at 1:21 am
  • Raidnkill

    PL won a minor battle, but they really fkced themselves up in doing so lol.

    Even DRF can roll into PL’s territory and there’s nothing PL can do about it.

    July 22, 2018 at 4:49 am