Friday, September 21, 2012

Experimental Fun Times Corp Wins Its First War

Last week, I announced that I was creating a player corporation. It didn't take long before enemies of the New Order realized that this presented them with an opportunity to wardec me.


...By which I mean, of course, an opportunity for them to ask other people to wardec me.


...Or to make empty threats about wardeccing me in the future.


...Or to make empty threats about hiring others to wardec me in the future.


Finally, Experimental Fun Times Corp received its first wardec. The offending corporation, serpintine security, belongs to one brichardi. You might recall some weeks earlier brichardi attempted to engage me in a 1v1 duel, but after she invoked the Test of Wisdom, she failed (on the Amazon River question).


After spending 50 million isk to declare war, brichardi began smack-talking in local. After war is declared, there is a 24-hour period before fighting may legally begin.


I took a few minutes to educate brichardi about the dangers of wardeccing the Saviour of Highsec, but to no avail. She also refused my offer of accepting her surrender.


I had no choice but to teach brichardi a lesson by winning the war. I returned to station to launch "Operation Green Killboard".


Within moments, and for a price of just under 1.6 million isk, Experimental Fun Times Corp dissolved and immediately rose like a phoenix from its ashes. Everything was the same, except there was no more wardec.


With the war having been concluded, I again offered brichardi the chance to surrender.


brichardi was not amused. She posted the automatic EVEmail sent out when a wardecced corp dissolves, in which Concord sarcastically suggested that Experimental Fun Times Corp had surrendered. (Plainly not the case, since I was still in Experimental Fun Times Corp!)

Those unfamiliar with game mechanics may wonder why these kinds of corporate shenanigans are allowed, since they render wardecs useless. Once upon a time, they were not allowed. But the highsec miners complained that wardecs were making highsec less safe. The GMs changed to rules to accommodate the miners. This includes dissolving and reforming the exact same corporation:
GM Homonoia:
"Corp hopping: This is never an exploit with one exception; you are not allowed to join a corporation that is at war while you are in space and in the same system as a war target of that corporation."

"....Not an exploit. Dis banding and reforming a corp takes quite a bit of effort (if it is not a lot of effort then I suggest you wardec corporations that are worth it)."
Thus, brichardi spent 50 million isk on a wardec that was reversed by a 1.6 million isk corp reformation. Wars against corps used to cost 2 million isk, but again, highsec miners complained about wardecs making highsec less safe, and CCP accommodated them. Just as with Concord protection in the highsec ice fields, the New Order has turned the carebears' own weapons against them!

Now that Experimental Fun Times Corp has won its first war, it's time for an official war report:


May the New Order continue to march from victory to victory!

13 comments:

  1. I was wondering where you were going with leaving the NPC corp. It was better than imagined. Congratulations on your victory!!!

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  2. I figured this is what you would do in the event of a wardec. good thing i waited to see what happened to the first corp to try it. looks like im getting to know you better every day...

    Signed,
    Heavy Met4l Queen.

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    1. And it only cost serpintine 50mil to learn about this game mechanic first hand too. Quite the bargain I'd say...

      I'd even bet our Saviour has received donations for the war effort.

      Signed,
      An Investor

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  3. I love it!

    Awaiting your next move, James 315

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  4. Well played sir, congratulations on your first astounding victory against the heretics!

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  5. Grasshopper always wrong in argument with chicken.
    - Book of Chan,

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  6. "The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting."
    - Sun Tzu

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  7. Knew James 315 was a coward and this proves it!!!

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    1. I'd love to know how you twisted your logic into enough of a pretzel to arrive at that conclusion.

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  8. It is admirable for the Supreme Protector to show miners both sides of hisec mechanics.

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    1. Judging by my experience with wardeccing miner corps in the past, they're already quite familiar with the wardec-evasion mechanics.

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  9. Don't sell yourself short James, your k:d ratio is a magnificent lots:0, it's your efficiency that's at 31.25:1 (or 96.8%, a figure that would surely earn Experimental Fun Times Corp the top position on eve-kill.net!).

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    1. That's a good point, technically it's efficiency. But given the familiarity most readers have with the KDR term, that's what I've been using--at least in the context of Experimental Fun Times Corp.

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