Other than Goonswarm, who are the biggest, most frequent, most successful invaders of other people's space in the history of EVE Online?
That'd be the DRF: the Drone Russian Federation. There are very few regions of EVE Online that the DRF hasn't tried invading, and they've succeeded in a lot of them. They hold -- far and away -- the biggest piece of the EVE pie. Sure, the NC looks big, particularly if you add Goons and Test, but that's because the NC/CF holds regions which are wide-open areas of empty space with very few systems in them.
I mean, have a look! The Russians hold space in 17 regions, from Geminate in the far north to Feythabolis in the far south. And most of those regions are very tightly packed with systems. Virtually every one of those regions, they took by force from someone else, almost always using their vast bankroll to hire Pandemic Legion or some other alliance to help. Other than wormhole space, those systems have the lowest population density in EVE Online. They're not bothering to exploit what they've already taken. At this point, the DRF is invading people for the sheer joy of invading people. Given the number of times Russia itself has been invaded in its history, the irony here is palpable.
In the last three years, meanwhile, the NC has launched one aggressive invasion that I know of, against these very same Russians.
And yet the NC are the assholes of EVE.
Yeah, yeah, carebear-stagnation-LOLfit-blob-lag-blah-blah-blah. Save it. ;-) If you're fighting the NC, you're almost certainly coming into NC space to do it. Hate to break it to you, but that doesn't make the NC the asshole here. ;-)
Nobody ever seems to remember afterward when the Russians invade and conquer someone new. I guess you don't remember unless it happens to you. I myself have been on the receiving end of two DRF invasions... three if you count the current Geminate campaign. So when some FHC posters began raging over Stainwagon's opening attacks on PL and DRF interests, I had to have myself a good laugh. "Why are you helping the NC?!?!" some of the more amusing posts in this thread are basically saying. Because obviously, the only reason to attack the DRF is to help the NC. Obviously. Obviously, the DRF has done nothing to warrant such an invasion. :eyeroll: A good post from a guy with a decent memory summed it up admirably in a mere 25 words or so:
The NC did not attack-A- and ROL a year ago, not to mention hiring PL and enlisting the Initiative in their efforts now did they? *Boggle*Yes. This.
What was the line in the EVE Forever video: "Your choice... always comes back around."? Something like that? Yeah. It's nice to see on the rare occasion when it actually does.