Interstellar Correspondents

News from the New Eden cluster with a special focus on the activities of the capsuleers who roam interstellar space.

Day Three of Alliance Tournament VI Is Complete

  • YC111-01-31

    Day Three of Alliance Tournament VI Is Complete Day 3 of the second Qualifying round has come to a close. The teams points and positions are now being calculated by the judges. Of the matches fought today, several included teams that used some of the most sought after ships in New Eden. We saw a Golem, a couple of Nightmare battleships, some Phantasm cruisers and in the last fight of the day Cry Havoc. fielded four Paladins. With many eyes on the battlefield reports of Day 3 Qualifying, Day 4 should [...]

    Alliance Tournament VI Qualifying Rounds Continue

    • YC111-01-31

      The qualifying rounds for Alliance Tournament VI are continuing today. Eight of the sixteen fights scheduled for today have been completed and results can be found in the link below. Despite the Ishtar still making an appearance in several teams we are now seeing a variety of ships and classes. Those teams that have attempted to field Ishtar setups have met with varing amounts of resistance. For example in the KIA versus Atrocitas match, stealth bombers were used to neutralise them at range. [...]

      Capsuleers React To Slave Emancipation

      • YC111-01-30

        Amarr, Domain - It has been several weeks since the historic announcement by the Amarr throne that has emancipated countless numbers of slaves across the Empire, and it has already attracted some controversy inside the Empire itself, as well as among the Capsuleer community. Lord Aralis , former CEO of the Curatores Veritatis Alliance based in Providence, gave his own personal opinions on the subject: "I was initially shocked. The implication was that most slaves would be released and that this was [...]

        Seppuku Warriors Brings Advanced Combat Training to Capsuleers

        • YC111-01-29

          STACMON - Seppuku Warriors corporation have recently announced their first advanced combat training course. The all-star instructor line-up aims to teach capsuleers "how to blow stuff up". Sabre A, CEO and former Eve University Mentor, founded Seppuku to offer "hands on" combat training. Pilots will be flying under "Not Blue Shoot It" (NBSI) rules of engagement, attacking any available target. The corporation itself has been based in Stacmon so they "can offer access to 0.0, several low sec routes and [...]

          Market Gambit Supports Blade. Tournament Efforts

          • YC111-01-28

            Jita - The Blade. alliance team achieved victory against Exquisite Malevolence's team in Alliance Tournament VI Round 1 Qualifying last Saturday. Their efforts towards success, however, included market manipulation off the battlefield, with the team buying up or strategically manipulating the prices of commodities which they did not wish to see used against them. Team members Proxay and Pilk spent considerable time buying and re-pricing mindlinks to a higher price in major market hubs in The Forge, [...]

            Round One Qualifying For The 6th Alliance Tournament Ends

            • YC111-01-25

              Day 2, Round 1 Qualifying for the 6th Alliance Tournament is complete. Statistics are being compiled, and all battle reports for the past two days can be found on GalNet. A wide variety of ship choices and tactics were used to varying degrees of success. Drones were utilized extensively, but not to the level that was anticipated by pre-tournament discussions. While similar setups were used by several competitors, results varied making it impossible to determine if the setup was the long sought after [...]

              6th Alliance Tournament Qualifying Rounds Continue

              • YC111-01-25

                The first half of Day 2 Qualifying is complete and as expected, the matches had plenty of action and some surprises. The first match of the day was called for time and The Interbus Initiative squeezed out the win by 1 point. In the second match, Prime Orbital Systems was disqualified from their fight due to multiple rule violations. The Gallente Factional Warfare Team also pulled the first flawless victory of the day. More excitement is expected as the second day of qualifying continues. Full match [...]

                Day One of 6th Alliance Tournament Round One Qualifying Is Complete

                • YC111-01-25

                  Day 1 of the first Qualifying round has come to a close. The first 32 teams of the 64 vying for a spot in the Finals have completed their matches, and the next 32 will be fighting tomorrow. Of the 16 matches today, 7 included teams that used some variation of the same-ship-class tactic that Match 2 winner Against ALL Authorities used. Of those 7, only 3 were able to pull a win with the tactic; proving that there is no specific unbeatable combination of ships in a tournament fleet. Despite many [...]

                  6th Alliance Tournament Qualifying Rounds Have Begun

                  • YC111-01-24

                    The qualifying rounds for the 6th Alliance Tournament have begun. Eight of the sixteen fights scheduled for today have been completed and results can be found in the link below. Despite what many pod pilots felt was going to be an Ishtar vs. Ishtar tournament, the first 16 teams have fielded a wide variety of ships including marauders and frigates. Several teams have already fielded specific-class ships in their fleets. Most notable were Against ALL Authorities' team of nine Fleet Issue Stabbers and a [...]

                    Force of Evil Alliance Reforms

                    • YC111-01-23

                      L-A5XP, Fountain - In reports last month on the return of Celtic Anarchy corporation, founder SkyFox stated "[The possibility of] rebuilding the Force of Evil alliance is something that is always under discussion..." As of the 15th of this month, that possibility has become fact. Force Of Evil has returned under the executorship of self-proclaimed "Dark Queen" Foyle, who manages FOE Holding. Other corporations currently rallied under the banner are, as expected, Celtic Anarchy, Quam Singulari, [...]

                      State Fleet Destroyed in Ishomilken

                      • YC111-01-23

                        A State Protectorate fleet was annihilated early this week by a Federal Defence force led by Mitch Taylor. Reports indicate a 10:1 kill ratio with 42 ships destroyed (including a dozen pods) and only 4 losses. Seizing on an opportunity to destroy a control tower coming out of reinforced mode in Notoras, Mitch Taylor assembled a fleet of approximately 65 pilots. Although the corporation that deployed the starbase is not formally a member of the State Protectorate, the destruction of it was enough to [...]

                        BIG Betting Opens On Upcoming Alliance Tournament

                        • YC111-01-21

                          FRICOURE - BIG Corporation has recently announced it will once again host betting on the Alliance Tournament. This will mark the third time BIG has arranged betting for the event recognized by many as one of the most exciting in New Eden. Gambling on the Tournament is a major venture: during the last three years BIG's initiative has seen a growing influx in bets, going from six billion isk spent in 2007 to 10 billion in 2008; while the total number of bets has doubled from 328 to 733. New Eden's [...]

                          NTRabbit Reaches 100 Million Standard Skill Training Points

                          • YC111-01-20

                            CRC Monitoring Post, Polaris - On 05.01.110, NTRabbit of the Guiding Hand Social Club announced that he had reached 100,000,000 skill points. Skill Points are a standardised measure used by the Society of Conscious Thought for the amount of training a pilot has received across all fields in the Capsuleer Standard Educational Set. The Life and Times of a Man of Flexible Morality NTRabbit graduated from Caldari Constructions in late YC 104 to take a place as leader of Military Operations in Medusa [...]

                            House Rigel Holds Its First Race of the New Year

                            • YC111-01-19

                              Nonni - 9 th January 111 - Caldari space saw an impressive display of skill, courage, and even some carnage, as capsuleers at the House of Rigel frigate race crossed space on a track named 'Inferno'. For a 1 million ISK entry fee, pilots from all over New Eden put their names and ships on the line in a competition that was designed to be about skill and not simply technology. With only Frigate class vessels allowed fitted with nothing but basic modules, pilots were severely limited in the outfitting [...]

                              Meet The Fleet Commander

                              • YC111-01-17

                                There are only a handful of highly visible and successful Fleet Commanders in the Federal Defence Union. Today's focus is on Elijah Ghost, a member of Pillowsoft corporation [PILLO]. Elijah obtained his pilot's license two and a half years ago. He has been with Pillowsoft on and off during his entire career. The formation of the FDU has given him a reason to stay around longer this time. The formation of the militia has also allowed Elijah to test his hard earned skills and experience in the defense [...]

                                Caldari Prime Memorial Commemorates War Dead

                                • YC111-01-16

                                  Caldari Prime, Luminaire - Every year, Caldari-born pilots gather in orbit around the birth planet of their race to remember those who died in the orbital bombardment of the planet during the first Gallente-Caldari war. This year's memorial was dogged by controversy in the days leading up to the event following public statements by its organiser, Gorion Wassenar. Previously CEO of Tsurokigaarai - a Caldari State loyalist corporation, Mr Wassenar has recently become a Freecaptain of Stimulus, a [...]

                                  IDLE EMPIRE Repels UFA Starbase Attack

                                  • YC111-01-15

                                    W-3BSU - An assault on IDLE EMPIRE installations ended in three capital losses for the United Freemen Alliance earlier this week. The aim of the UFA operation had been part of a wider strategy to maintain control over the region of Geminate, along with their allies KIA Alliance. A small number of systems in the region have been under IDLE sovereignty for 2 weeks; it was only early this week that their presence has drawn UFA's attention. Rowlandos, head of IDLE, denies UFA or KIA had any right over the [...]

                                    Doppelgangers & Teleportation : The Jump Clone Industry and Estel Arador

                                    • YC111-01-15

                                      Rens - One of the most important privileges a capsuleer receives is almost unfettered access to cloning facilities throughout New Eden. Although still very much a rigorously controlled industry, the market is slowly starting to expand. This is most noticeable in the secondary cloning market, Jump clones. <img src='' width='230' height='184' alt='Maturation Tube & Clone' /> Using jump clones to facilitate seamless travel between almost any two [...]

                                      Triumvirate Relinquish Alliance Tournament Spot

                                      • YC111-01-14

                                        Triumvirate, last year's runner up at the Alliance Tournament, have announced that they will not be taking up the slot set aside for them at this year's competition. The reluctant decision to withdraw by the member corporations follows what has been a difficult time for Triumvirate. Darknesss, a pilot within Triumvirate, commented: "Unfortunately an alliance like TRI does not fit in the political landscape of today's EVE, we like to work mostly alone, and prefer skill over quantity, but it's become a [...]

                                        Amarrian Loyalist of the Year Award Winners Announced

                                        • YC111-01-13

                                          New Eden - PIE Inc. recently sent out a call to all Amarrians to nominate the pilots who have done the most for the Empire this past year. These pilots were selected by their peers, as examples of the selfless dedication and devotion to God, Empress, and Empire that is the core of all good Amarrians. The names of the nominees were passed to the members of PIE Inc., who then voted for the capsuleer of their choice. PIE Inc. CEO, Admiral Rodj Blake , was on hand for the inaugural event to deliver [...]

                                          Chribbas Second LoveQuest *IN PROGRESS*

                                          • YC111-01-13

                                            Amarr - 20 th December 110 - LoveQuest 2008 At 19:00 EST on the above date, one of New Edens most famous citizens, Chribba , started his second annual LoveQuest. The LoveQuest consisted of five events spread out over the evening. The five events were: Event 1 : Speed Race 1, a race from A-Z going via waypoints to see who can get to the end first. Event 2 : Speed Race 2, more of the same if there are any competitors left from the first race. Event 3 : Carebears Love, who can deliver the most ore to [...]

                                            State Protectorate Liberates Another Star System

                                            • YC111-01-13

                                              Muetralle - 12 th January 111 At 23:48 this evening the Muetralle system was liberated from Gallente control by a fleet of approximately 22 Caldari Militia pilots. The system become contested earlier in the day and a plan was formulated to ensure it's liberation at the earliest convenience of the Caldari FCs. Buzzkill1234 , a Brigadier General in the State Protectorate led the fleet that brought the system back under State protection had this to say, "I am proud that all the long hours are paying off [...]

                                              Goonswarm Capitals Clash Over .-A-. Control Tower in GHZ

                                              • YC111-01-12

                                                GHZ-SJ - Earlier today the GoonSwarm capital fleet suffered a blow after clashing with forces allied to Against ALL Authorities. The GoonSwarm fleet was engaged in an operation to destroy an .-A-. control tower in GHZ-SJ that they had previously put into reinforced, when they were mauled by the incoming fleet of defenders. The .-A-. forces launched an assault on the capitals after successfully suppressing the GoonSwarm support fleet at the RIT-A7 gate in GHZ-SJ. However, they were unable to reach the [...]

                                                Imperial Navy Observer Reports on Khanid Operations Against Blood Raiders

                                                • YC111-01-09

                                                  Safizon, Domain - In a statement at its headquarters today, the Amarr Navy congratulated the Royal Khanid Navy on its recent operations against the Blood Raider Covenant and released an authorized report from an officer serving as an observer with the Khanid forces. "The Imperial Amarr Navy has no hesitation in congratulating our brother officers of the Royal Khanid Navy on their successes against the evil heretics of the Blood Raider Covenant," said Admiral Goum Mimian on behalf of Navy Command. "We [...]

                                                  BIG Lottery participation sharply down following portal outage

                                                  • YC111-01-02

                                                    FRICOURE - BIG Lottery has announced a new portal address following a week of technical difficulties with their previous supplier. The outage heavily impacted BIG Lottery participation numbers, which have fallen to half their normal levels. When asked if the portal downtime has impacted confidence in the lottery TornSoul, CEO of the BIG Corporation, commented: "I'm pretty confident it hasn't affected confidence at all - It's more a case of uncertainty into what is going on. If people are uncertain - [...]