Just a quickie.
EVE News 24 has published the link to a long "State of the Alliance" meeting for NCdot now that they're facing eviction from the north by the CFC. It's not really worth your time to listen to in full. There's a few interesting tid-bits. For instance, NCdot currently holds "80 or so" tech moons. How is NCdot going to respond to the CFC eviction? They're going to see if the CFC brings fights they can respond to. If they do, NCdot plans to fight them. If the CFC brings "a thousand dudes", then NCdot is going to ignore them (or perhaps harass them with bombers or nano-gangs). NCdot expects to be hit by Goons and their pets, but they equally expect that TEST and PL will stay home. We'll see. Again, not really much to hear.
The interesting bit -- at least to me -- is that the NCdot response is actually a little bit... well... call me crazy, but their response is a little bit old-fashioned. For instance, they provide instructions to their members about what ships should be kept in their home systems in H-W9TY and two other locations. It's mentioned that if their home systems come under threat, only then will there be major evacuation ops. A couple of NCdot members ask if they should move Titans and there doesn't seem to be much concern about that. Hell, there's much bragging that they'd like to see the CFC come fight them and their Titans in a cyno-jammed system. And sure, that's how things were done in the old days of a year or eighteen months ago.
You know, the last time NCdot fought a sov war.
What isn't mentioned at all is what happens if the CFC has a director-level spy in NCdot and simply flips the sovereignty of H-W or other NCdot home systems. That is, after all, how several recent stations fell. I've written about that before. It also isn't mentioned what happens if the CFC decides to hell-camp the H-W station 23.5/7 with dozens of large tech 2 bubbles. That's been done several times recently as well. At no point is it mentioned that maybe NCdot should stage their stuff in the NPC system H-PA29 only a few jumps away from H-W9TY. At no point does anyone wonder what happens if the Goons bring in 500 Tengus and blap all the cyno-jammers in all of NCdot's systems in one night.
As I said, the NCdot response is rather old-fashioned. That's all I have to say about it. I don't expect this is going to be much of a war, but maybe NCdot will surprise me.