Let's start with the Quote of the Week, which according to Mittens, is caused by failed diplomacy.
The source of the quote comes from an announcement about a "Southern Coalition" (or SoCo, as it's come to be called) CTA that was called to defend one of their stations. Goons of course love what they call "forum porn" which in the last couple of years has expanded to include Teamspeak porn. Both are defined by the lamentations of their enemies over various failures in their own defense. Spies within the enemy alliances record what's happening on Teamspeak and then put it up on soundcloud.com for the amusement of all concerned.
This one involves a 90-second announcement that the CTA in question is to be cancelled. The SoCo had intended to form up, only to find that their CTA system was surrounded by four larger fleets: an Alpha Maelstrom fleet, a Drake fleet, a Tengu fleet, and a capital ship fleet. The last was reinforcing the CTA objective even as the announcement was made. This was apparently happening right in the middle of the EUTZ, but the CFC fleet still numbered around 1000 pilots, and outnumbered the SoCo fleet by about three to one.
It sounds like a lot. But keep in mind that the CFC alliances for Delve War V now include -- conservatively -- some 30,000 EVE characters.(1)
That brings us to the QOTW -- two of them, actually -- which both come at the end of the announcement, from audience members listening to it:
"That's a lot of fucking people."Expect to hear both expressions quite a bit in the next few weeks that it'll likely take the CFC to smash through Delve and the surrounding regions. More on that in a bit.
"I don't like this game any more."
(1) Goons, 9200. TEST, 7700. PL, 1300. FCON, 2400. FA, 2700. SMA, 2100. Gents, 1800. LAWN, 1300. TNT, 1300. There's probably more, but that's where I stopped counting.