Week 17 of World War Bee was busier than Week 16, with 24 hostile actions and 20 fights, per INN’s tracking. Delve and Querious continued to largely dominate the headlines.
The ISK split in the war zone of the Southwest is about the same at 66.2% to 33.8% for the attackers. In theater, the belligerents have lost 39.9 trillion ISK, up about 1.8 trillion week over week, with 354,325 ships lost, up 21 thousand week over week.
Across New Eden, since July 1, the ISK divide is 55.4% to 44.6 for the attackers. The belligerents have lost 50.2 trillion ISK, up about 2.2 trillion ISK week over week, while nearly 420 thousand ships have been lost, up nearly 25 thousand ships week over week. The average ship lost cost 119.6 million ISK. A rough estimate of the real world cost of the war is no less than 698,000 USD/523,000 GBP/586,000 EUR.
There were nine fights in week 17 that exceeded 20 billion ISK in total losses. Four were strategic wins for the Imperium, two were draws, and three were strategic wins for PAPI. The fights were all modest affairs, the largest total loss being about 65 billion ISK.
The two major theaters are the North (Fountain and the border with Aridia and Cloud Ring as well as northern Delve) and the South (the rest of Delve, Paragon Soul, Querious, Stain, Period Basis, and Esoteria).
THE NORTHERN THEATER
Action in the North continues to be mostly capital ganks as life returns to Fountain and players move assets around.
THE SOUTHERN THEATER
Week 17 in the South began with a pair of smartbombings as the Imperium tried to wipe PandaFam fleets sent to hack parts of the W-4U1E constellation. The Imperium lost about 5.2 billion ISK while killing 37.5 billion ISK. Monday saw The Bastion save their Fortizar in Esoteria, again, destroying 15.1 billion ISK while losing 1.2 billion.
Tuesday was busier as PAPI and the Imperium brawled over the LSC-4P constellation’s iHub nodes. Over four hours or so, as the two sides attempted to establish grid control over the essential nodes so that their members could hack, the fleets traded body blows, with PAPI adding capitals to the mix before the Imperium conceded the grid. The Imperium killed 23 billion ISK while losing 15.6 billion, including five iHubs. Elsewhere in Delve, PanFam were able to push a TNT Erebus off of tether on a Raitaru and kill it. The Stain Russians were also able to kill an Astrahus in TEST’s home system of D-PNP9, destroying 4.1 billion ISK and losing 1.8 billion.
Additionally, the Imperium had some subcaps get ground down by a PAPI subcapital force, with some dreadnoughts in support. The PAPI forces killed 28.1 billion ISK for 4.5 billion in losses. PandaFam also beat up on some Imperium Sacrileges, bombers and FAXes in Feroxes and Zealots with dreadnought supports, killing 33.8 billion ISK for 8.8 billion in losses. The last action of Tuesday was a Ferox brawl that the Imperium got the better of, killing 3.8 billion ISK for 2.1 billion in losses.
Wednesday’s action was mostly just a strange brawl in the Imperium’s capital of 1DQ1-A as PandaFam brought fleets in to kill the offline cyno jammer in system, killing 25.4 billion ISK and losing 21.7 billion. Thursday was a busy day as the Imperium chased PAPI out of NOL-M9 after they killed a cyno jammer, with the Imperium killing 14.4 billion ISK for 10.3 billion in losses. Goons lost a Fortizar in NPC Delve. The Imperium later saved a faction Fortizar in hull, killing 1.1 billion ISK and losing 2.3 billion. The Bastion once again saved their Fortizar in Esoteria, killing 3.6 billion ISK for 951 million in losses. Friday was largely about preparing for a busy Halloween, as the Imperium saved the YX-LYK constellation in northern Delve and attempted to protect the 9GNS-2 iHub in southern Delve, but PAPI were able to take the objective, killing 33.4 billion ISK and losing 35 billion to the Imperium forces.
Saturday was busy as an Imperium Harpy gang caught a spicy battleship and some other kills. Goons later wiped a Caracal gang, killing 3.2 billion for under 1 billion in losses. An Initiative Muninn fleet fought PandaFam Eagles to a standstill in Period Basis, killing 3.8 billion for 3.3 billion in losses. The Imperium retook the GOP-GE Keepstar iHub in Querious and saved the AM0K Sotiyo in PUIG-F. The Imperium and PAPI contested iHubs in southern Delve, with the Imperium retaking PF-KUQ, as they killed 4.3 billion ISK for 7.1 billion ISK lost. The Imperium also fought PAPI on a Tatara, failing to prevent PAPI winning the timer fight, but killing 8.6 billion ISK as they extracted, losing 7.1 billion.
ELSEWHERE IN NEW EDEN
Wednesday brought news that the Red Alliance is officially leaving the PAPI coalition and allying with the Imperium, intent on making their way to Delve while they decide where to move next. Friday brought news that a diplomatic incident may have led to Army of Mangoes ceasing support of World War Bee, although Vily denied any change in its diplomatic standing on Reddit. On Halloween, an Imperium whaling fleet caught some Rorquals in Impass, killing 21.2 billion ISK for 2 billion in losses.