2.7. UF war declaration
We've declared war on Unbroken Fellowship after, unprovoked, they targetted us for several raid ops in a row.
is admittedly annoying, since warring UF wasn't on our list of things
we particularily wanted to do. However, they will continue to be a
nuisance until we deal with them. UF has a decent raid fleet, and with
ports being weak as they are these days, they can continue to do damage
and cost us levels as long as they are not stopped. Last night we lost
10 ships to raids. UF cannot be allowed to repeatedly target us and go
I want to destroy them as quickly and thoroughly as
possible. UF is doing this because they think they can't lose; they
know public opinion favors them and that they're the underdogs in this
fight. They think, mistakenly, that any ways it ends they can emerge
satisfied and high and morale, either having "beaten Fury" or "put up a
good fight against a great alliance." Removing any conception they have
that this will be a fun or even war is the quickest way we can end this
and move on.
As such, we will ochestrate a massacre of UF that's
as complete and brutal as we can make it. I want to burn down any
planets they own and raid them out of the ports they run to. I want
them to be harassed as they level and jumped every time they try to
raid. I don't want them to be able to move without smashing into a
blanket of aggies. If they want war, we'll give them more war than they
can possible handle.
However, this is all dependant on you guys.
For us to fight the war we're capable of, we need to play up to our
standards. This means consistant activity. It means signing up for and
showing up to ops. It means every member contributing to the war
effort, the alliane. It means playing intelligently and going the extra
mile for the alliance. So far this round we've been sloppy and less
active than usual. We are better than we've shown so far; it's time to
shape up give 'em hell. We'll make UF regret ever thinking this was a
ROLES FOR WAR
Our aim for this war with UF is
to end it as quickly as possible with a UF surrender. As such, we hope
to hit them as hard as possible until they come to the conclusion that
they can't win and it wouldn't be worth trying. There are a few fronts
we need to dominate for this to happen, and everyone in the alliance
should be able to contribute to the war effort in one of several ways.
What I would like to see is a smoothly executed war, with all elements
of the alliance working together to grind UF into the dirt.
Here's what we need people doing:
raids around 02:00 raid time, which is an inconvenient time for most of
us and one of the prime reasons we need to take them out quickly. We
need everyone that can be around those hours to jump them. See
thread[/url] for more information.
how we're going to be able to do most of our damage. Aside from killing
them/demoralizing them/hopefully making them reconsider attacking us,
frequent raiding will knock down their levels even furthur, making it
easier for us to jump them. For the extent of this war, we want to
increase our raiding effectiveness as much as is possible. We've
recently kicked some inactives and merged Fury Construction Crew back
into F1/F2, so it'll be much easier to sub people in as temporary
raiders (no wing switching involved). Any currently nonraiding Zalluns
and high level Kitarans that can make 21:00 ops that are willing to
become raiders for this war would be great. Kitarans would need to be
L54 or higher for these purposes. The more raiders we get, the more
damage we can do and the quicker we can end this and move on.
several people turning from cover into raiders for the war, getting
enough escorts for our ops is critical. Please, please make the effort
to show up to cover our raids if possible. Aside from escorting,
hunters should be working at killing UF warbirds if they're moving or
camping aside from their raid times and tracking down and picking off
any traders they might have.
This is the
option for people that want to help but don't have limited time
available. If you're less active than you could be and can't help in
other ways, this is how you can make a difference. We'll aim to cover
the map with a thick blankets of strategically placed neutral stacks,
picking off their careless traders and preventing them from leveling.
Droning doesn't take much time, and it's a hassle and possible
demoralizer for UF to have to deal with.
We have a huge AA and
can easily afford to ship anyone needing cash. There is [i]no
reason[/i] any active player should be trading or unshipped during this
war unless they are very low level and plan on being a jumper/hunter.
Having people online but not shipped when we need them for an op or a
jump is not something we want to deal with. If you're L40, you're high
enough. If not, unless you've talked to me, get up to L40 (only 60 mil
EXP) as quickly as possible and get shipped. If you've got any
questions about how you can help or what you should be doing, ask a
leader/subcom on IRC.