Yesterday a new outpost went up in Querious in F2OY-X.
If you listen to the June 28 State of the Alliance (soundcloud.com) address from TEST leadership, you will learn that TEST originally requested that Goons not get involved in their ‘Good Fight’ campaign.
Now that things have escalated, Goons are on the field and are going to be entrenched in this campaign. Since a large numbers of Goon corporations need a place to call home, and a Gallente Office is the best Outpost choice since it contains the most number of offices.
Banlish on kugutsumen.com has been documenting Outpost builds and their political significance for a while now. Here is a recent quote from him on the reason this outpost went up and what it means for the war:
When I was living in Querious leading AtlasDOT and then into leading in FAIL I tried to push forward the idea to the AAA block that to control Delve/PB/Querious they should put office outposts in EVERY single system that connected to NPC delve. I was shot down time after time and no one would listen to me, being able to make every fleet that left 1DH or 319 run past an office outpost controlled by the different alliances in the SoCo would make life there a living hell… …
With F2O now having a station, only 4 other locations remain to put office outposts up and totally ruin the ability for the SoCo to pretty much ever take back the Delve core. … the outpost Goons put down is in SUCH a good place to fucking ruin everyone’s day. … Surrounding NPC 0.0 with office outposts is a good way to beat on the people that take refuge there…
In addition to this post, Banlish is a welth of political knowledge and he has many comments in the large, large thread called 0.0 Politics Discussion.
In January of 2010 during the purge of Cloud Ring, Goons established control by dropping a Gallente outpost in B-DBYQ. It seems like this strategy works and so we are seeing it again with the Delve campaign.
Side Note: I’ve found some gems of history about other regions and Outposts. As I find them, l will link them here:
Rule number 35 in the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition states that “war is good for business”.
In the world of Eve, major wars mean that shinies are going to get destroyed. Your Maelstrom going boom drives the economic engine. People, Corporations, and Alliance all need to be resupplied either from local production or hauls from Highsec (due to the current terribleness that is nullsec tech2 production).
The below graph shows my trading activity in differing regions based on the number of transactions per day.
I started recording trading data in November of 2010 and saw an increase in transactions until January 2011 as Evoke and friends were being pushed out of Cloud Ring by the Pure Blind locals.
From February 2011 into July of 2011 the amount of trade conducted in Pure Blind slowly faded as I took up more operations in Cloud Ring supplying Wildly Inappropriate and Goons on the war path into Fountain to remove IT Alliance.
A major shift occurred in July as I was called into Catch to assist AAA defend from the Russian invasion. On August 6, 2011, I saw the largest amount of transactions ever recorded in Catch. This was due to a large push by AAA against the invasion. After the fall of GE-8JV, the heart of Catch for AAA, the majority of people were on a full scale evacuation out of the region. This, combined with my disinterest in Eve at the time, caused my trading activities to fall idle.
In November I came onto the production and trading scene again in Pure Blind to help build up the war effort into Branch and that is where I currently stand. It appears that Vale of the Silent and Tenal are next on the list for invasion so perhaps I will get involved in those campaigns.