The Traitor’s War Breaks Out – Battle of F4R2-Q

Rhivre 2017-01-01

The first day of the new year brought the first fight of the year, with Imperium forces, newly deployed to catch, taking on TEST in the opening battle of the invasion that TEST had announced just before the new year.

The fight is over 2 citadels that are being onlined in the system of F4R2-Q.

It may turn out to be a structure shoot like recent anchoring fights, but, we will keep you updated as and when anything happens throughout the night.

 

1936

The first citadel timer has 2h9m left on it, there are 2223 in local, and no tidi.

Daopas stream is showing no combat yet, although there are large fleets from both sides in local, with TEST and Drone walkers being present, along with Triumverate and Imperium.

Test have done a bombing run at an Imperium T3 fleet, but did not manage to inflict any major casualties.

Neither MC or CO2 have arrived on field yet.

1949

Tidi at 30% 2690 in local

 

1955

Imperium fleets engaged a TEST fleet, but the TEST fleet warped off as they landed.

Still no engagements, and it is looking like a mexican standoff in the system, according to the Imperiums Myrddin Calyx who is in the system.

 

2000

Daopas stream is showing a large Imperium fleet with T3 ships and heavy logistics support. 1h45 on the timer according to reports, tidi is at 36% with 3k in local

2010

A fight has broken out between the Imperium T3 fleet and a TEST hurricane fleet

2015

Tidi is at 10%, so the perfect time to go and start making dinner if you are in the fight. Remember to activate modules before you head to the kitchen though!

2020

FCON and Lumpy have a T3 fleet in system, and MC have arrived in a Macharial fleet

 

2026

Some screenshots from ERJ145

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2045

XIX have a machariel fleet, TRI have a machariel fleet, TEST have a hurricane and nightmare fleet, MC have a machariel fleet,  LUMPY have a tengu fleet, FCON have a machariel and a T3 fleet, CO2 have a T3 fleet, Goonswarm have a machariel and T3 fleet

It is probably easier to say who does not have a Mach fleet.

 

2055

Tiberius Stargazer is not in the fleets, but is considering making Lamb chops with yorkshire puddings.

2115

Goons have brought in a fleet of Carriers.

CVA have arrived in Cerberus, at present it is unclear who they are siding with.

2120

Local is approaching 4k

 

2125

CVA are apparently with Imperium in this fight.

NC have arrived in a T3 fleet, rumour is they have a carrier fleet enroute, but this is not confirmed

 

2130

Image of the MC Machariel fleet from ER0X

Mercenary Coalition Machs

 

2135

Rumour is that Progodlegend has been exploded.

 

2145

More pictures from ERJ145

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2155

Local is at 3701, with tidi at 10%

This looks like being another long night. I hope your hangover isnt too bad!

 

2200

Correction.

Tiberius Stargazer IS in the NC. fleet.  Apologies for the mistake

 

2205

Reports are that the tidi is horrific, almost as bad as Vey, with disconnects, and weird UI behaviour

 

2220

In case you forgot, there was a timer for a fortizar.  Rumour is that it is paused, which means the fortizar is dying.

Another image from ERJ145, this time from inside the machball

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2240

Boat may have bombed his own fleet

 

2245

It seems boat accidentally bombed his own fleet as they landed at 0 on the fleet that he was bombing

 

2305

Imperiums own Gommel Nox is back in Eve, and is broadcasting the fight over on twitch

Tidi is at 10% still, 3300 in local, it appears that some of TEST and friends are leaving the field

 

2310

Both TEST and Imperium are said to be forming reinforcement fleets, as the USTZ comes in to take over from the EUTZ pilots, however nothing is yet confirmed, as there seems to be movement of ships leaving the field too

2320

It seems to be winding down at F4R2, Goonswarm brought in Nyx and Aeons, and this seems to have cleared the field.

One of the fortizars is down, the other is still up, not sure if it has anchored yet, trying to find out.

Reports are coming in of Goonswarm losing Dreads.

 

2330

The TEST Fortizar is dead, the CO2 fortizar has its repair timer paused, and is being shot. It is at 80% structure at the moment, so with 10% tidi it will take a while

 

2335

After leaving CO2 yesterday, Black Omega Security (SUAS corp) have joined Mercenary Coalition. With Mercenary Coalition being on the side of TEST and CO2 in the current war, this means that CO2 still have the fighting forces of BOS with them.

 

2344

Jin’taan of CVA, is flying back home to make food.

Goonswarm lost an Aeon (from an AMOK. member). This was not in the system where the fight was taking place, and was on a gate.

Timer on second fortizar is down to 6:43.  The timers on citadels count down in normal time, even during tidi.  It has been paused

2356

72% on the fortizar

0015

FCON Dreads are now on the field.  Rumours of other cap and supercap fleets building up are spreading

 

0021

Fortizar is still paused, and is around 60%.

Tidi is still at 10% with 3100 in local

 

0030

Fortizar is at 56%

I am however, going to have to end the liveblog here, as it is 0130 my time, but, hopefully there are more explosions overnight, and, good luck to everyone, whichever side you are on in the fight!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments

  • FroggyStorm

    I am waiting patiently for the pot pie report.

    January 1, 2017 at 9:18 PM
    • if anyone wants to write an article about food you can make in TiDi, with different recipes depending on your expected survival time (a super can take a lot more punishment and make more pies), I will put that user sub in the featured articles carousel.

      January 2, 2017 at 12:02 AM
      • Terrible Goon Spy Ryan

        Tidi cooking is opsec.

        If I finish my write up on Cooking in Tidi before anyone submits one and it gets published, I’ll apply for a staff writer position to write more tidi cooking, especially since we’ll see plenty of tidi fights in this coming war I think.

        January 3, 2017 at 8:35 AM
  • Amberpaw

    is it wrong that i look forward to the reports of what food is cooking when i see a battle break out

    its just….so unique to eve xD

    January 2, 2017 at 12:21 AM
    • FroggyStorm Amberpaw

      Since none were forth coming, I was going to go make my own pork pie. But alas, I live in the stix so the market is closed 🙁

      January 2, 2017 at 1:46 AM
      • Rhivre FroggyStorm

        The fight was quite late for most of the people who I usually get recipes from, so they just went for quick frozen stuff last night

        January 2, 2017 at 6:46 AM
  • Wilhelm Arcturus

    I’m not much of a cook, but I did find time during the fight to take the Christmas lights off our house.

    January 2, 2017 at 12:47 AM
    • The way tidi fights are going, soon we will get stories of people repainting their house or regrouting the bathroom during fights

      January 2, 2017 at 6:47 AM
  • Ganthrithor

    ISITDEADYET?

    January 2, 2017 at 5:10 PM