Triglavian Stellar Fleet Destruction with EDI by Arin Mara

Goal: gorge on the Triglavian Wrecks after an assault on the Stellar Fleet Deployment Site in Triglavian Minor Victory Systems

### Background

Senior Fleet Commander Aryan Aryaie of the EDENCOM Defense Initiative invited me to attend the assault on the Triglavian Dazh Liminality Locus Structure. Dozens of EDI members spent a month testing out tactics and Ship Fittings against the Triglavian Fleet defending the Stellar Fleet Deployment Site Cosmic Anomaly in Minor Triglavian Victory Systems. It was time to strike and they wanted me to report on the culmination of their efforts.

Aryan Aryaie published the goal, Ship Fittings and form-up location three days in advance on EDI Discord Channel. All Ship Fittings were eligible for EDI’s Ship Replacement Program. Each capsuleer was assigned a ship before the Event. Inspired by Tolerin Escipions passionate letter about the importance of EWAR, I chose to fly a prototype Electronic Warfare Blackbird Cruiser. 😛

### Form up

We connected to the EDI Discord and wrote Es in the “EDI Public” in-game Chat Channel. After everyone was invited to the Fleet, the Fleet was set to free-move and we moved ourselves to the appropriate Squads.

The Fleet Commander delegated tagging and anchoring to DPS, Logistics and EWAR Commanders. They assigned a Drone Bunny and explained what each capsuleer will be doing after taking the Acceleration Gates into the Stellar Fleet Deployment Site. Upon my request, the Fleet Commander also assigned Mattio Ohaya as my personal handler. Their responsibility was to protect me from danger, to take additional notes and to make sure I am able to dedicate a sizable portion of my time to capturing data.

The setup to take out the Triglavian Stellar Fleet Deployment Site defense Fleet is extensive. It took Aryan Aryaie and their Fleet many attempts to optimize the Fleet composition, Ship Fittings, role assignments, risk mitigation and tactics.

Stellar Fleet Deployment Site is unique because:

  • only up to Cruiser sized vessels can squeeze through the Acceleration Gate
  • it houses the Dazh Liminality Locus Structure that halves the maximum number of locked targets

### Rules, priorities and responsibilities

Tagging:

  • DPS Commander uses 1, 2, 3 to tag Cruisers, then Battlecruisers in range
  • EWAR Commander uses A, B, C to tag the most dangerous Drekavac Battlecruisers

Kill priorities:

  • pulverize any Kikimora deployed weapon systems (I was aghast when I found out I was the first capsuleer to ever describe them on the Wiki :S)
  • destroy the Dazh Koliada Industrial ship
  • atomize weapon system deploying Kikimoras
  • dismantle DPS Commander’s tags 1, 2 and 3 in ascending order

Targets are jammed:

  • A by Sovereign Solette
  • B by Arin Mara 🙂
  • C by Damage Dealing Squad

Squads should enter and perform their duties in the following order:

  • Bait ships – stretch out the Triglavian defense Fleet across 100km
  • DPS and Logisticians – establish Anchor, tag, move the Fleet and fire
  • EWAR – suppress the most powerful Battlecruisers
  • Salvager – scoop up the Wrecks and sell the loot to hungry Jita shoppers

Standing orders:

  • Maintain Combat Communication protocols
  • EWAR capsuleers must maintain distance from Triglavian ships
  • EWAR ship must warp out to a Celestial if in danger
  • Deploy Drones only after weapon system deploying Kikimoras are atomized and the Fleet Commander gives the green light
  • Do not salvage without the Fleet Commander’s permission
  • Do not shoot the Dazh Liminality Locus as it will summon a powerful Response Fleet
  • Do not shoot Suspects or Criminals

### Fleet Maneuver Practice

Fleet Commander streamed over Discord and taught the Fleet how to:

  • setup the Watchlist
  • setup the Overview to see the Kikimora deployed weapon systems
  • find align Broadcasts on the Overview
  • approach, align and warp out to a Celestial
  • use the Tactical Overlay to find north
  • anchor and maintain bearing
  • manually pilot and maneuver in space
  • tag enemy ships
  • jam targets
  • armor repair other Fleet members
  • assign Drones to the Drone Bunny

### Timeline

  • 16:00 – Members begin connecting to the Public EDI Discord voice channel
  • 16:10 – Fleet forms, Es go up in the “EDI Public” in-game Chat Channel
  • 16:20 – Command and Drone Bunny roles and duties are delegated
  • 16:25 – Rules, priorities and responsibilities are established
  • 16:30 – Fleet undocks for Fleet Maneuver Practice
  • 16:50 – Fleet Commander assigns a capsuleer to watch the Directional Scanners
  • 17:00 – Fleet Maneuver Practice ends
  • 17:05 – Fleet warped to the first Stellar Fleet Deployment Site in the Litiura System
  • 17:10 – Triglavian defense fleet warps off, leaving the Dazh Liminality Locus undefended
  • 17:15 – Took a 15 minute break for bio, ship repairs and beverage resupply
  • 17:30 – Undocked and set destination for the Nonni System
  • 17:35 – Acceleration Gates to the first Site in Litiura disappear
  • 17:36 – Salvager begins scooping up Wrecks unmolested by Triglavians
  • 17:40 – Warped to the second Stellar Fleet Deployment Site in the Nonni System
  • 17:55 – Triglavian defense fleet warps off, leaving the Dazh Liminality Locus undefended
  • 17:56 – “For EDENCOM! For High Sec! For the State!” appears en masse in Local Chat 😀
  • 18:00 – Fleet is disbanded

### Fleet Commander

  • Senior Fleet Commander [Aryan Aryaie](https://evewho.com/character/2116877605) of the [EDENCOM Defense Initiative](http://edencom.space/join.php)
  • took suggestions from the Fleet about who should perform which role
  • delegated duties and tasks
  • reminded Fleet Members to start all sentences with their name
  • wrote detailed instructions and Fleet rules in the Message Of The Day
  • streamed the Fleet Maneuver Practice on Discord
  • encouraged Fleet Members to ask questions
  • warped the Fleet
  • did not fear being ambushed by other capsuleer Fleets in the Stellar Fleet Deployment Site
  • spelled out System and Cosmic Anomaly identifiers in English rather then phonetically
  • helped coordinate Logisticians

### Fleet Members

  • Adnan Sohail – Logistician
  • Altreilea Merud – Bait Multiboxer
  • Arin Mara – EWAR! 🙂
  • Aryan Aryaie – Fleet Commander
  • Black Lycan – Logistician
  • bomberrocks – Drone Bunny
  • caroua Blacksteel – Salvager
  • Eupraxia J – Logistician
  • Francis Terona – DPS
  • Kalam Merud – Bait Multiboxer
  • Malac Merud – Bait Multiboxer
  • Mattio Ohaya – DPS and my Handler 😛
  • Markov Martingale – DPS
  • Molodaya kochrgashka – DPS Commander
  • Mwadeeb2 – Logistics Commander and Anchor
  • Press i – DPS
  • Prospektor Schipplock – DPS Anchor
  • Sovereign Solette – EWAR Commander
  • Vital Remains – DPS

### Outcomes

After completing the Stellar Fleet Deployment Site you will receive a message “Unfortunately only the pilots in top 49 contributors are eligible for rewards.” if you don’t shoot a Triglavian ship inside the Cosmic Anomaly. If you were EWAR like me, you may get the worse of both world: no reward and a Standing loss with the Triglavians.  

The Bait ship was only able to pull away three out of more then a dozen ships.  

Both Sites were completed without any losses!

I, Arin Mara, 14th Wiki Curator of EVE University, am not aligned with EDENCOM or EDENCOM Defense Initiative. I would gladly make a report on Events, Fleets or Expeditions organized by capsuleers allied with the Triglavian Collective (or Rogue Drones or Sleepers or Drifters! :P). I have flown and made a report for EDI because Senior Fleet Commander Aryan Aryaie invited me more then a dozen times to attend their Fleet and always bribed me with a cushy role and a custom pre-approved SRPed Ship Fitting. 😛

EVE University London Meet – After Action Report

On Saturday, 30th of June, EVE University had a meet-up of current and past members. All in all about 16 members and alumni joined in on the meet in London. Of those, four are part of our current directorate and two managers in EVE University.

Our field reporter Laura Karpinski (also CEO) wrote up a little After Action Report with all the goings on.

“Bates and I arrived in London in the early afternoon, checked into our hotel in the blazing heat and went off to look for the nearest pub to cool off. Which to those of a class level like ours means Wetherspoons. We grabbed some nice cold drinks and some food with Jilokari Kurvora and had a good catch up. After a while we were joined by Dunar Dolorgiet and we decided to head over to the meet-up venue at Hay’s Galleria.

When we got there the venue was packed due to it being a World Cup match day. Jacob Velora had reserved some tables up on the balcony. There were lots of people I had met at previous meet-ups and some awesome people I had not met before as well. We stayed at Hay’s for a while, grabbing some food and chatting about spaceships and stuff closer to home.

After a few hours some people had headed home and the rest of us wandered along the Thames to Old Thameside Inn, where we sat overlooking the river with some more drinks, enjoying the lights of London and the boats passing by.

It’s always fantastic meeting people who you speak with regularly but don’t normally see in person. I’d encourage anyone, who can, to attend a player meet. Check out EVE Meet for upcoming player meetups. There’s already been talk of the next EVE Uni player meet, and I can not wait.”

We want to thank all the attendees for making the time to come to this meet-up, and especially all the alumni who are still keeping in touch with our community.

The next meet this year will be in the wonderful town of Leuven, Belgium, and is currently being planned, look forward to updates on that.

Broadcast4Reps event recap

On May 5th, we had a very special event on our public mumble. Guest speakers Marrowbone and Tovanis from Broadcast4Reps gave a short introduction to what Spam4Heals and B4R are all about. They afterwards took the time to do a very in-depth Q&A and answered questions from the live audience both from our lecture channel as well as mumble.

You will find the full, cleaned up, recording below. We also wanted to give you a short overview of what was talked about by the speakers:

What is Broadcast4Reps?

Broadcast4Reps was founded in the wake of John Bellicose – from BRAVE – committing suicide. This spurred the development of a suicide prevention group inside of BRAVE. The founder of Broadcast4Reps, Coffee Rocks, reached out to CCP to work together. They created a video that describes what B4R is about – a peer-to-peer initiative to provide mental health support, especially to people thinking about suicide – and urging players to reach out, whenever they need help.

Spam4Heals is a registered charity in the USA, which sprang from the Broadcast4Reps movement and Marrowbone is the current CEO. They are looking to expand their work into other games as well and are interested in contacts in gaming communities outside of EVE. There will be a new website up, hopefully at the end of the month, which Marrowbone is particularly excited about. Other than that, the Facebook page will be overhauled and include a calendar with all events pertaining to Broadcast4Reps. B4R are also looking to do a public outreach to all corporations within EVE, so that players from every walk of life know where to find help.

Of course without the many volunteers on Discord as well as the ingame channel, this service would not exist, and Marrowbone made sure to especially thank all those who are helping out. Broadcast4Reps is always looking for more volunteers!

If you are in need, reach out!

If you ever need help, reach out to your fellow EVE players! Use #B4R on Twitter, join the ingame channel Broadcast4Reps and the Spam4Heals Discord. In both the channel as well as on Discord you will find volunteers and fellow gamers who are there to help you, when you are in need.

We want to especially thank our Events Manager Turlough Dominian for setting up the contact with B4R and organising this wonderful event! We hope to work together with Broadcast4Reps in the future.

 

Fanfest Reflections

This year’s Fanfest was a special one: it was the 15th anniversary of EVE Online and full of amazing announcements! Ranging from quality of life improvements to PI, to a completely new kind of space, with a new faction, ships, as well as weapons.

In the midst of it all were a number of our Unistas. Some of them (Knicpaw and Titus Tallang) even active as official volunteers to make the whole affair smooth sailing.

We asked our attendees to write something about their best memory from Fanfest 2018. Most of them supplied us with some neat tales after our CEO poked them enough. So without further ado, we present to you the stories of our Unistas:

 

Morphoze

Sophomore, Highsec Campus member:

“The most memorable event at Fanfest 2018 for me was meeting other EVE players and especially the other EVE Uni players. Being able to nerd out about EVE with other people who know what you’re talking about is great and no-one looks at you strangely (most of the time). Have you heard about PI?”

Dunar Dolorgiet

Graduate, Director of Education, omnipresent on all campuses:

“Community once again came together to celebrate, not the game, not the publisher but what they’ve achieved over the years. Not as individual factions in the game but as the community that carries the game and each other.”

 

Mhzentul Lafarius

Sophomore, Wormhole Campus member:

“During the opening keynote address at the 2018 Eve Fanfest, a new exotic ship came into view cradling in its three-fingered claw-like hull a menacing ball of pulsating energy. Floating weapon turrets unlike any I had seen before came alight shooting a single searing beam of destruction with increasing power. I was hooked. Throughout the conference more details were revealed about the new Triglavian Collective, their ships, where to find them in dangerous unique Abyssal deadspace full of environmental threats and their treasures including mutaplasmids which transform the attributes of modules. I was determined to learn all I could, and seek them out in game as soon as they appeared.“

 

Seamus Donohue

Graduate, Professor, omnipresent on all campuses:

“I sang Latin for an Amarrian wedding officiated by the Space Pope at FanFest 2018. I met Max a few years ago at one of the FanFests.  So, this year, when I heard that he was doing a wedding as The Space Pope, I asked him if he needed someone who could sing Latin. I did a brief audition for him and some of this companions.  They immediately thought that I was incredible, and started making arrangements to include me in the wedding procession.”

 

Edward Audeles

Graduate, Project Solitude officer:

My first Fanfest was awesome from start to finish, and it seems unfair to single out one thing as the best. The various presentations and roundtables were great, but CCP Games Games was as unexpected as it was hilarious, starting out as a cheesy 70’s quizshow and ending up as a Japanese crazyshow. The Party At The Top Of The World with Permaband and Basshunter was a perfect end to it all, with crazy EVE’rs both on stage and on the dancefloor.

However, the thing that truly made Fanfest shine for me was the people. I loved meeting up and hanging out with fellow unistas, as well as having discussions about the weirdest of topics, be it with goons, pirates, industrialists or whoever. It was hard not being a bit starstruck when meeting well-know CCP’ers and major players in the game, and where else can you suddenly discover that the guy you’re chatting with over breakfast is the same guy whose blog you’ve been reading for 3 years?

So, Fanfest – come for the events, but stay for the people, that’ll have to be my biggest takeaway from it all!

 

Raven Luna

Highsec Campus member:

The most memorable event of Fanfest 2018 for me was getting to participate in the Streamfleet roundtable with CCP Guard and the streamers who literally introduced me to the EVE universe and to EVE University. It gave me a chance to say “thank you” to just a few of the people who work so hard to promote the game.

 

Knicpaw

Freshman, Nullsec Campus member:

“What is my most memorable event of FF 2018?”  It may be cliche to say, but it was VERY MUCH the people. I was also lucky this year that I got to see the event from the point of view of a Volunteer; I was able to meet almost everyone during check-in, and was available to help those who had questions.

Everyone was excited and friendly, and willing to interact with those outside their own group/circle because we have SO MUCH in common (aka Internet Spaceships).  Players were “Jove”-vial (pun), telling stories about their best (and most embarrassing) moments, and poking fun at each other while accepting all styles of gameplay.  Also, there was A LOT of attempted recruitment.

Personally, I enjoyed the roundtables and player speeches/panels; I learned SO MUCH about ESI and 3rd-Party applications that I think I will forge into that arena with my own app (eventually, as there is a bit of a learning “cliff”).

Reykjavik and Iceland are BEAUTIFUL, and the people are friendly with almost no language barrier.  It is the perfect destination for a vacation, and for those who have a spouse/partner, there is plenty for them to do while we capsuleers are nerding-out.

This was my 2nd FF; I knew after my 1st that I wanted to return. I still feel that way; and although there won’t be a 2019 FF, I am eagerly awaiting FF 2020 tickets to go on sale.

 

Laura Karpinski

CEO of EVE University:

As far as arranged events, the standout ones for me were Elise Randolph and Hedliner’s talk on ‘A History of Fleet Commanders’ – which was one of those things like the ‘This is EVE’ video that just make you go “Wow – I remember why I love this game”, and the CCP Games Games, which had me in stitches. But it was also wonderful to meet up with some of the lovely people I met at last year’s Fanfest and also meet some new people, who I hope to see again at the next one.

 

Thank you for an amazing Fanfest 2018!

We would like to express our sincerest gratitude to our attendees for holding up the flag of EVE University at Fanfest 2018 and of course to CCP and everyone who made this wonderful event possible!

Next year will have no traditional Fanfest, but you can count on our members showing up at meet-ups all over the world!

We will actually have an EVE University meet of our own in London on June 30th this year, so you can look forward to hearing more about that in the near future.

14th Anniversary & CEO Statement

 

For the anniversary of EVE University our CEO, Laura Karpinski, issued the following statement:

EVE University is now 14 years old. The game has changed a huge amount in that time, and many people have come and gone. But EVE University is still around and still providing a valuable service to the EVE Online community. I am beyond proud of our members who put in so much of their time to make a success of this corporation and educate other players about the game. I look forward to many more years.”

Today not only marks the day of the 14th anniversary of EVE University, but also Laura’s first anniversary as CEO. We are grateful for the enormous amount of time, effort and love she, and the rest of our staff, puts into EVE University every day and we would like to thank everyone that put together such a great anniversary event!

Tyrian Trophy II – An RvB and Eve-UNI Tournament

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On the weekend of the 21/22 November 2015, EVE University will be taking part in the Tyrian Trophy II, a double elimination tournament arranged by RvB, with 5-man teams made up of pilots from all three involved corporations: EVE University, Red Federation and Blue Republic.

There are over 25 billion ISK in prizes already available, with more expected to be announced. There are no SP or pilot age requirements, and teams will be made up of both battle-hardened veterans and the newest of the new pilots fighting together.

You can find the full rules and sign-up threads on either the RvB forums here, or the E-UNI forums here.

EVE University vs Brave Newbies Event! Fun was had!

On Saturday 28th Feb, the two best-known Learning Corps in New Eden met up in low security space for a pre-arranged newbro battle!

On the day of the event, the Uni had over 80 ships in the travel fleet, many of them out on their first ever fleet! BNI fielded even more pilots for the fights and also provided a *protection* fleet to ensure no third parties spoiled our T1 fun (thanks for that, guys!), and fun it definitely was!

Here’s a screenshot of the beautiful E-Uni ‘blob’ at the staging system!

We fought several ’rounds’, reshipping quickly in between, popping a crazy amount of ships, and then held a free-for-all at the Sun before helping some folks who wanted to get home quick by ‘pod express’!

In my opinion, we all ‘won’ with this event, and the overwhelming opinion from those who took part was:
“10 out of 10 would do it again”!

Thanks Wilhelm Knicklicht (for the Uni) and Kira Tsukimoto (for Brave) for getting together to get this event set up, and thanks to everybody on both sides for making it possible,
with donations of ships, isk, help or by turning up to fight!

E-Uni are looking forward to the next time!

Read the full AAR from our FC Wilhelm Knicklicht HERE