World War Bee: Week 43

2021-05-03

Week 43 of World War Bee was yet another slow down from week 42, with 22 total reported hostile actions. Delve and its environs continue to be home to most of the major action.

[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 battles in week 43 that exceeded 20 billion ISK in cumulative losses, outside of the 1DQ1-A/T5ZI-S border skirmish battle report. Two were strategic victories for the Imperium and one was a draw.

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 North was relatively quiet again this week with only scattered fights.

THE EASTERN THEATER

Legacy lost a Fortizar and a faction Fortizar, while Imperium alliance Dracarys lost a Fortizar, all in Catch.

THE SOUTHERN THEATER

The Southern theater was busier than its counterparts during week 43, beginning Sunday with a dead even border skirmish battle report, with each side killing roughly 18.3 billion ISK. Monday, the border skirmish battle report showed the Imperium killed 62.5 billion ISK for 41.8 billion in losses. Tuesday, the two sides kicked off in the southern entrance to the 1DQ1-A constellation as PAPI forces attempted to break Imperium defenses. The Imperium successfully turned back the the invaders with just 10% to go on a key ansiblex, rumors suggesting that despite having killed a number of now more expensive dreadnoughts and winning the BR, PAPI stocks of Feroxes were running low. The final tally of the fight saw the Imperium kill 109.2 billion ISK for 120.9 billion in losses, including a super that died in PS-. Goons later lost a Sotiyo and an Athanor. The border skirmish battle report saw the Imperium kill 19.5 billion ISK for 5.8 billion in losses.

Wednesday, Imperium forces once again faced down PAPI forces in 3-D, ultimately killing 36.9 billion ISK for 15.1 billion in losses. Goons later lost a Fortizar. The border skirmish battle report saw the Imperium kill 40.1 billion ISK for 18.5 billion in losses. Thursday, Goons lost three separate Fortizars and a faction Fortizar. The border skirmish battle report showed the Imperium killed 17.1 billion ISK for 28.5 billion in losses. Friday, the Imperium once more dispatched PAPI forces from 3-D, killing 15.6 billion ISK for 4.9 billion in losses. The border skirmish battle report showed the Imperium killed 27.3 billion ISK for 17.7 billion in losses. To round out the week, the final border skirmish battle report showed the Imperium killed 36.7 billion ISK for 25.7 billion in losses.

ELSEWHERE IN NEW EDEN

Across New Eden, PAPI alliances also lost two separate Hels.

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Comments

  • Guilford Australis

    I’m starting to agree with what others have said about this war reflecting the sad state of the game more than any actual strategic gains for PAPI. It’s hard to imagine a more depressing outlook on EVE than Gobbins – sitting at the head of 90% of nullsec – admitting in a SOTA that he’s content to live on top of his one remaining enemy for a year, slowly chipping away at structures (but only under the most favorable circumstances possible, with cyno-jammers firmly in place and a numerical advantage confirmed), unwilling to use his titans because he’s too scared to lose them, until The Imperium is bored to death and stops logging in.

    I guess that’s what PAPI means when they say this war is “good for EVE.”

    May 3, 2021 at 5:18 PM
    • kwnyupstate . Guilford Australis

      PAPI is too scared and too poor to use titans and supercarriers so publicly state their plan is to wait until Imperium stop playing eve to destroy their structures.
      Contrast that to the Imperium who bravely fight against overwhelming numbers and who will actually win the war because of their willingness to use those big toys when they matter.

      May 3, 2021 at 7:53 PM
    • I wonder how long that attitude of his will last once grinding ops outside of 1DQ dry up. Clearly their “supers only when we absolutely can’t possibly lose more than one or two” strategy won’t survive long when the Goon superfleet just needs to hit undock to be ready, grouped up, and fully loaded into the system. Its been a waiting game for the last year as they moved at a snails pace due to poor leadership and we’re soon to reach a point where they simply cannot advance any further with poor leadership.

      May 4, 2021 at 2:52 PM
  • Deni'z von Meanace

    That’s pretty interesting, since PAPI didn’t kill any structures for the last few days. Is that a sigh they’ve been busy with move ops or get rest before the masive ambush? As well as Imp also haven’t been active much.

    May 9, 2021 at 4:08 AM
    • shanemacgowansteeth Deni'z von Meanace

      Did you not notice yesterday when we formed up capital, super and subcap fleets to blow up the passpi azbel that was anchoring in 3-D, and the cowards stood down rather than engage to try and online it? Because there were hundreds of us online, and we brought titans to kill the thing

      May 9, 2021 at 9:42 PM