Week 33 of World War Bee was slower than week 33, with 26 fights and 52 hostile actions. Delve and Legacy’s backfields in the East were the two largest battlegrounds.
[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 six battles in week 33 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 battles were strategic wins for the Imperium, while four were victories 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
The Northern theater started week 33 with some structure bashes as PAPI forces killed a pair of Tataras in Western Delve. The hellcamp in M2-XFE saw a scrum or two with the Imperium losing 7.2 billion ISK and killing 9.6 billion. Monday saw the Imperium lose a Fortizar and the hellcamp killed 3.3 billion ISK for 2.5 billion lost. Tuesday’s hellcamp had 11 billion ISK of dead PAPI chips, with only 317.2 million Imperium ships dead. Wednesday, Goons lost a Wyvern in Aridia to an LSH gank group, while the hellcamp cashed an iron ticket, killing 39.4 billion ISK for 474.5 million Imperium dead. Thursday, the hellcamp lost 12 billion while killing 8 billion ISK. Friday, the hellcamp killed 11.2 billion ISK for 1.6 billion in losses. Saturday’s hellcamp had the Imperium kill 6.8 billion ISK for 9.8 billion in losses.
THE EASTERN THEATER
Sunday began the week with a number of TEST/Legacy alliances losing structures in the East. Brave lost a Fortizar in Catch while a group of third-party alliances showed up to challenge a Warped Intentions Fortizar in Immensea, with all sides losing 67.5 billion ISK total and the Fortizar dying. Tuesday saw a group of third-party alliances kill the faction Fortizar in B-R5RB, the old target of the infamous Battle of B-R5RB and home to the Titanomachy memorial. TEST also lost an Esoteria Fortizar, while Goons lost one in Stain. Thursday, Legacy lost two Fortizars and an Azbel in Immensea, while TEST lost a Tatara in Esoteria. Later, The Initiative had a brawl with Legacy forces over a Fortizar anchoring in Catch, with the fight costing 26.4 billion ISK for the Imperium and 7.6 billion for PAPI as well as the Fortizar. The headline of the day was undoubtedly TEST losing a Sotiyo in Esoteria which was the second most expensive citadel ever lost and appeared to have at least two titans in build. Friday, TEST lost another Sotiyo while Legacy lost a Fortizar in Immensea.
THE SOUTHERN THEATER
Sunday in the South was full of structure bashes, as PAPI forces killed a pair of Fortizars and a Sotiyo, while TNT lost a Hel in Delve. The 1DQ1-A/T5ZI-S border skirmish battle report saw the Imperium lose 13 billion ISK for 8.5 billion in kills. Monday, there was a pair of fights, one over an anchoring PAPI Azbel in 3-DMQT where the Imperium lost 19.7 billion ISK and PAPI forces lost 16.1 billion ISK. The other fight saw PAPI challenge cyno jammers in 39P-1J with the Imperium losing 11.8 billion ISK for 5.7 billion in kills. The Imperium also lost a Fortizar and an Azbel. The border skirmish battle report showed the Imperium losing 41.7 billion ISK to 14 billion in PAPI losses, largely because the Imperium had a Nyx hostile fleet-warped. Tuesday, the Imperium ganked a Horde black ops gang in Querious, killing 12.2 billion ISK and losing 59.4 million. The border skirmish battle report saw the Imperium kill 31.7 billion ISK for 30.1 billion in losses.
Wednesday morning, PAPI forces assaulted cyno jammers in the 1DQ1-A home constellation, reinforcing a number of them – the Imperium ultimately lost 17.5 billion ISK for 11.3 billion in kills. To follow up on the timers, PAPI amassed forces for another assault on the 1DQ1-A Imperium home constellation. After hours of fighting, the Imperium forces eventually blunted the invasion and saved a Keepstar, prevented any iHubs from being reinforced, and saved a constellation in Northern Delve, ultimately killing 260.7 billion ISK for 202.1 billion in losses. The border skirmish battle report saw the Imperium kill 34.5 billion ISK for 10.9 billion in losses.
Thursday, the Imperium brawled near their staging, killing 5.5 billion ISK for 2.5 billion in losses. Siberian Squads continued their assault on Legacy forces in Querious, destroying 8 billion for 2.5 billion ISK lost. Goons lost a faction Fortizar in Delve and ultimately lost a Sotiyo in Querious with a light defense fleet, losing 135.7 billion ISK for 1.4 billion killed. The border skirmish battle report saw the Imperium kill 16.2 billion ISK for 5.3 billion in losses. Friday, Goons lost a Fortizar in Delve while the sides faced off over the P-ZMZV iHub in Querious, with the Imperium killing 5.5 billion ISK for 4.4 billion in losses and destroying the iHub. The border skirmish battle report showed the Imperium kill 14 billion for 12.4 billion ISK in losses. Saturday closed the week with the Imperium brawling PAPI in a Querious border system, killing 14.9 billion ISK for 1.5 billion in losses and the border skirmish battle report showing the Imperium losing 14.8 billion ISK for 24.5 billion in kills.