World War Bee: Week 32

2021-02-15

Week 32 of World War Bee was busier than week 31, with 24 fights and 59 total hostile actions. Delve and Immensea continued to be the two busiest regions as well as movements within Legacy as Brave sprung leaks and allies FI.RE coalition moved back to Wicked Creek.

[Editor’s Note: The link for INN’s cumulative battle tracker is here. INN has now hit database issues with Fleetcom.space’s tracker and will attempt to report monthly on total losses.]

There were three fights in week 32 that exceeded 20 billion ISK in total losses, excluding the M2-XFE Hellcamp of PAPI supercapitals and the 1DQ1-A/T5ZI-S border skirmish battle report. Two were strategic wins for the Imperium, and one was a strategic win for PAPI forces.

The three major theaters are the North (Fountain and the border with Aridia and Cloud Ring as well as western Delve), the South (the rest of Delve, Querious, and Period Basis), and the East (Paragon Soul, Catch, Stain, Immensea, and Esoteria)

THE NORTHERN THEATER

Sunday, Goons lost an Athanor in Western Delve, while the hellcamp killed 2.4 billion ISK for 623.4 million in losses. The Monday hellcamp was stunningly quiet as neither side had more than a quarter billion ISK in losses. Tuesday, a Ranger Regiment Aeon was caught in the open and killed, while the hellcamp killed 3.9 billion ISK for 522.9 million in losses. Wednesday, the hellcamp killed 2.2 billion ISK for 200.8 million in losses. Thursday, it was 3.4 billion ISK killed with 334.6 million lost. Saturday, Goons lost an Azbel, while the hellcamp killed 4.1 billion ISK for nearly 800 million in losses.

THE EASTERN THEATER

As fights continue to occur across Catch, Immensea, and other parts of nominally Legacy Coalition territory, there were many structure bashes. Sunday, TEST lost a Fortizar in Catch. Monday, Legacy lost a Fortizar to third-party fighters. Tuesday, Legacy lost another Fortizar. Wednesday, Imperium member Dracarys lost a potential staging Fortizar in Catch. Thursday, Legacy lost two Fortizars and a Tatara. Saturday, they lost a Sotiyo.

THE SOUTHERN THEATER

The Southern theater was largely about structure bashes in Week 32 as PAPI forces divvied up areas of Delve and its environs to attack citadels. Action began Sunday with Goons losing two Sotiyos and a faction Fortizar, while the border skirmish battle report saw the Imperium kill 20.7 billion ISK for 13.7 billion in losses. Monday, the Imperium lost two faction Fortizars, a Fortizar, and a Sotiyo, while the Imperium ambushed a TEST Nyx in Period Basis. The border skirmish battle report saw the Imperium lose 101.8 billion ISK, killing 51.1 billion ISK as an Imperium titan took a hostile fleet warp.

Tuesday, the Imperium lost four Fortizars across Delve and Querious, while the border skirmish battle report showed the Imperium killed 39.1 billion for 22.8 billion in losses. Wednesday, the Imperium lost a Fortizar, then fought off a defense gang to kill a hostile Athanor, taking down 6.6 billion ISK for 80 million in losses. The Imperium also defended the GOP-GE Keepstar iHub in Querious, killing 11.2 billion for 10.9 billion in losses. The border skirmish battle report saw the Imperium lose 21.3 billion ISK for 6.7 billion in kills. Thursday, there were a pair of iHub fights, both resulting in the Imperium losing more iHubs, each fight being relatively even at 9.9 billion ISK lost on either side, the other fight seeing each side lose 3.8 billion ISK. The Imperium also ambushed a Triglavian ship gang from Northern Coalition, killing 5.8 billion ISK. One iHub fight saw the Imperium lose 8.4 billion ISK for 5.7 billion ISK in kills, ultimately losing a number of first reinforcements on iHubs. The border skirmish battle report saw the Imperium lose 26.6 billion ISK for 19.9 billion in kills, after defending a citadel in 1DQ1-A.

Friday, Goons lost a Fortizar in Delve. The Imperium showed up to defend a citadel in central Southern Delve, killing 12.8 billion ISK for 10.6 billion in losses. Siberian Squads had a small gang fight in central Querious, ultimately losing 7.7 billion ISK for 2 billion in kills. The Imperium later fought off an incursion into their home constellation, killing 14.8 billion ISK for 4.5 billion in losses. The border skirmish battle report saw the Imperium kill 12.6 billion for 11.5 billion in losses. Saturday was quite busy for bashes although the main action was PAPI forces showing up to kill some iHubs in the former Helm’s Deep, killing 33.5 billion ISK for 12.5 billion in losses. The Imperium also lost one Azbel, two Tataras, two faction Fortizars, and three Fortizars. The border skirmish battle report showed the Imperium killed 16 billion ISK for 12.8 billion in losses.

ELSEWHERE IN NEW EDEN

Sunday began with the FI.RE Coalition officially announcing that they would head back to Wicked Creek to defend their territory from third-party invaders. They posted their announcement on YouTube here. Additionally, Snuffed Out killed an FRT titan in Lonetrek.

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Comments

  • Moomin Amatin

    The pace of PAPI structure burning has picked up again for certain. The bit I wonder about is if they have considered what they do once all the low hanging fruit is gone. There is continual focus on system wide jammers but the M2-X disaster happened while PAPI had control of the iHub and cyno jammer.

    I suspect that PAPI will do their best to ignore Delve Keepstars and focus instead elsewhere. But at some point 1DQ has to be addressed. It seems that The Imperium was prepared for more than one M2-X typed event and that many eagerly await the next “big one”. I am less convinced that PAPI members feel quite the same. Already we are seeing PAPI line members accept the “silver ticket” in order to escape M2-X after being abandoned by PAPI. Can’t say that I blame them.

    February 15, 2021 at 3:01 PM
    • Simon Chui Moomin Amatin

      Ah, but the low hanging fruit will never be all gone. In the months it’ll take them to ‘conquer’ helms deep, they would have lost swathes of Querious again, or something else. Just sloshing back and forth in the floodplains forever as they bleed members and isk. The strategy of distracting them with low hanging fruit won’t stop as long as it is working so well.

      February 16, 2021 at 12:56 AM
  • WEEK THIRTY TWO
    REMEMBER, LIKE, BEING ON WEEK 18?

    February 15, 2021 at 3:17 PM
    • if I was attacking into us I’d become more and more scared at the fact that any organization has maintained this. lmaoooo this is fantastic.

      February 15, 2021 at 3:18 PM
      • Garreth Vlox Rain

        *Insert not winning fast enough papi spin here*

        But on a serious note there is such a thing in Eve as not winning fast enough and papi is demonstrating right now just how much of a thing it is. They lost a titan pilot to flipping sides because they fucked around so long in m2-, and that probably won’t be the last guy, as 1 month trapped stretches into 2 there will be others. As papi runs out of ihubs and structures outside of 1dq1 to hit there is going to be a growing discontent in their forces over why don’t they just attack 1dq1 or m2 already. They’ve done the opposite of what you wan to do in a war of attrition, you hit the big battles first, hope that breaks your enemy thus allowing you to mop up with your now decreased forces. Papi instead opted to take all the easy targets first, and now they sit with more than a quarter of their mighty “1000 titan fleet” dead, many of them still not reimbursed, 130 of them still trapped and one flipped to the other side. They have ground themselves down and they still have yet to make a serious, successful swing at the 1dq1 grid from hell.

        Every day they wait someone goes home. Someone logs off to take a few month break after being at war for nearly 9 months. Someone says fuck this I didn’t sign up to spend the next 2 years fighting goons because vily has a stick up his ass about mittens. Someone says wtf why am I still waiting to get my titan replaced I thought vily said we could afford to lose 100? Oh right he only cares about test and doesn’t actually give a single fuck about (insert panfam or tapi alliance here). Someone says how am I supposed to rat for isk to replace my losses in Querious with sib squad here and init camping our space back in catch? Someone says fuck I just had another stations worth of my stuff thrown into asset safety because test doesn’t care if brave or warped intentions forts and sotiyos die left and right in immensea, feyth, catch or eso. Someone says they promised the goons would break every 30 days for the last 9 months and their still here why are we even bothering to keep going at this point?

        And for every papi members that says that there’s a goon saying fuck these kids, I’ll wait it out because test is next and brave is in the way.

        February 15, 2021 at 9:36 PM
        • Moomin Amatin Garreth Vlox

          Id it had been a quick war as it should have been then PAPI would have a lot less explaining to do to their line members.

          As it has gone on the liles from PAPI leadership have leaked out. This has gone from being a “good war” to one about increasing renting in null sec for a select few.

          February 15, 2021 at 10:07 PM
    • Moomin Amatin Rain

      I cannot tell you how glad I am that I have not covered this war in this way. I did it for Tribute which was only 6 weeks or so and even then it was a chore. Oh and then the quarterly updates and yearly round up for 2018. So much kudos to Ban and Kun’mi for their heroic efforts in giving Eve historians such a great record of events.

      February 15, 2021 at 10:01 PM
  • Guilford Australis

    I can picture the conversations PAPI old-timers will have with their grandkids one day about this war.

    “Now let me tell you, boy, we killed so many Fortizars and refineries you could stack ’em up all the way to the moon.”

    “But did you fight with those big titans, Pop-Pop?”

    “I don’t want to talk about that, boy.

    February 15, 2021 at 3:46 PM