Sunday, October 08, 2006

The Eve Online 0.0 Experiment - Post 068 - A Tale Of Two Cities (Part 3)

A Tale Of Two Cities (Part 3)

A short while later, a chat request box appeared on my screen and I was thrust into a conversation with Andrew once more.

In a split second, I decided that honesty was the best policy, and after dramatically confessing everything and throwing myself at his mercy, I was somewhat surprised to see that he didn't seem remotely bothered:



Not entirely unlike the thrice-weekly activities of Backdoor Bandit and his friend Hans Roaming, this loving mutual raiding had been taking place for some time, and was considered to be quite normal between these two parties. My nerves became calmed and soothed, and the conversation changed to the topic of my dream of building a n00b haven in 0.0.


Andrew began to teach me the mechanics of station-building:




Maelstrom alliance had created their first station just two months ago, and it gave me substantial hope that I could also follow in their footsteps by doing the same.

Unfortunately, Andrew advised me that in order to achieve this, I would probably need to create an alliance of at least 300 pilots who would be willing to lay their lives down for the good of the n00bs.


It was a tall order indeed, and I began to wonder if I was living in a deluded fantasy world.


After meeting me halfway, Andrew escorted me back to Maelstrom Prime, where I docked and was pleased to meet lots of new people.


I began to ask about their feelings towards I.A.C:




The source of the conflict between them was complex, and stretched far back into the history of the south. I recalled talking with the pilots in ASCN space, during the capital ships parade on my first night there, and of learning about their history with D2, and I imagined that if there did exist a solution to the conflict between IAC and Maelstrom, it would be very difficult to implement.


I then listened to their memories of creating their first station:




There was a great sense of warmth in listening to the excited recollections of the events that had led to the creation of their very own home, and I was heartened and bolstered by the experience. I resolved that I would continue to ignore those who say it cannot be done, and would resolutely pursue the idea.


IAC then unexpectedly burst into the system and raided Maelstrom:




This time I was on the other side of the attack, and I decided that the perfect opportunity had arisen to attempt to heal the wounds between these two warring peoples:



My speech was failing miserably, and my noble delusions of inter-region unity were dwindling more rapidly than the credibility of a man who had been caught in a compromising position with a cucumber, a tub of vaseline and a flock of sheep...

I hurriedly decided to deflect attention onto a more positive aspect of their relationship, and not entirely unlike someone on the receiving end of an eviscerating political speech, I was promptly accused of supporting terrorists...



The brutal raid ended and I spent the rest of the night getting to know the pilots in Maelstrom, whom I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with. I really liked both of these alliances and it truly saddened me that they could not find a way to get along.

I headed back to The Distillery and logged out, intending to return fresh the next day for some serious "shuttle diplomacy."


I was determined to succeed in my first valiant attempt at being a neutral diplomat.


However, when I logged back in, I shockingly discovered that the banner of the Mining Coalition was now flying over the Distillery, which had just been ruthlessly conquered!


(to be continued...)

20 Comments:

Anonymous Major Stormer said...

Gotta love MC and their timing eh?

11:11 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MC? or the anonymous cowards who hired them? ;)

11:21 pm  
Anonymous dralid said...

But it's true, we do not hate IAC, but they are fun to kill (stealing the words of an IAC soldier).
It's been what, two days without any fights with them, I miss em already!

11:39 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

isn't it mercenary coalition?

11:44 pm  
Blogger Dan Nugent said...

It's funnier if it's Mining Coalition.

25 BILLION?! My CEO just released some discussions from the most recent board meeting and he was quoting something like 500 Million for a POS...

Of course we're building a Mining station... do other types really cost 50 times as much?

12:15 am  
Blogger INNOMINATE NIGHTMARE said...

Dan, It will be a full space station, fully dockable with medical facility, research labs etc.

12:30 am  
Anonymous Ket Halpak said...

Now that was timing, bloody Mining Coalition.

Im sure if you need help to build your noob station, all you have to do is ask and you will get support from a lot of people, just like when you issued the IPO.

12:43 am  
Anonymous Major Stormer said...

MC? or the anonymous cowards who hired them? ;)

Gee next time show your face and learn your facts before you say anything smartass.

FIX are the onces who hired MC, it was publicly announced on the EVE ONLINE forums.

1:33 am  
Anonymous Ket Halpak said...

MC? or the anonymous cowards who hired them? ;)

Anonymous cowards? says the person who cant even use a name to insult anyone. To afraid to be podded?

Innominate, what kind of outpost do you plan to build?

http://myeve.eve-online.com/devblog.asp?a=blog&bid=257

following that link shows what the different outposts attributes are. I suggest a minmatar outpost as it has refining capibilities. If you want lots of research slots, go caldari. If you want factory slots, go Amarr.

As far as i know, you can only build on outpost per system. Maybe you coulf build on of each type and take over a constelation.

6:37 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Inno ... you do realize that whenever you leave an area, a large scale war breaks out behind out !?!

CONFESS !!!

You are a Jove Ambassador experimenting with devilish mind control techniques to instill discord in all people you meet. To foster hostilities, so the jump technology finding more and more widespread use is destroyed in vicious wars and prevents its use in exploring and conquering Jove space !

See ... your fiendish master plot has been revealed !

Have fun

Ian Novarider

7:45 am  
Blogger INNOMINATE NIGHTMARE said...

Ket, thanks for that link.

Ian, I am beginning to wonder about that myself. War seems to follow in my n00bish wake....

8:09 am  
Blogger -Alekseyev Karrde said...

INNOMINATE NIGHTMARE:

You Might Be A Cylon!!!

12:20 pm  
Anonymous DHB FooFighter said...

damn black and her talking about our plans of invasion 0.o

2:43 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The station was taken back after many hours of node crashes and constant lag.
Then taken again. fear not IAC will regain control :)

Its guaranteed

3:05 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

by the way, the above post was posted by GUS PRESTON.
Got a problem with my words you know where to find me.

Enjoy

ps i was very dissapointed to be turned down having offered a dual with 2 of your best pilots versus 2 of ours. both FIX and MC rejected the offer :( oh well...

3:08 pm  
Blogger Allatar Daimas said...

Innom, can you help limit the dumb flames in here? I see enoug of it on the eveo forums.

8:10 pm  
Anonymous Sheerborn said...

/emote taps his foot impatiently while glancing at his watch.

8:30 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

/me flames more.

8:51 pm  
Blogger INNOMINATE NIGHTMARE said...

Haha, this appears to be the "flame grilled comments page" of the burger king of my stories....

(Hows that for a weird metaphor)

Yes I must agree the roasting element was turned up significantly after Gus' comment.

Now lets get back to lovey dovey sweetness and harmony on the next post.

11:31 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aww, you were at Maelstrom Prime and I missed it?
Ahwel, I enjoyed reading about it anyway. Godspeed.

12:00 pm  

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