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.
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.
Tidi at 30% 2690 in local
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.
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
A fight has broken out between the Imperium T3 fleet and a TEST hurricane fleet
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!
FCON and Lumpy have a T3 fleet in system, and MC have arrived in a Macharial fleet
Some screenshots from ERJ145
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.
Tiberius Stargazer is not in the fleets, but is considering making Lamb chops with yorkshire puddings.
Goons have brought in a fleet of Carriers.
CVA have arrived in Cerberus, at present it is unclear who they are siding with.
Local is approaching 4k
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
Image of the MC Machariel fleet from ER0X
Rumour is that Progodlegend has been exploded.
More pictures from ERJ145
Local is at 3701, with tidi at 10%
This looks like being another long night. I hope your hangover isnt too bad!
Tiberius Stargazer IS in the NC. fleet. Apologies for the mistake
Reports are that the tidi is horrific, almost as bad as Vey, with disconnects, and weird UI behaviour
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
Boat may have bombed his own fleet
It seems boat accidentally bombed his own fleet as they landed at 0 on the fleet that he was bombing
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
72% on the fortizar
FCON Dreads are now on the field. Rumours of other cap and supercap fleets building up are spreading
Fortizar is still paused, and is around 60%.
Tidi is still at 10% with 3100 in local
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!