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Nikolai Mazinkov

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#165944 18 Months + of game changes - Catch me up!

Posted by Nikolai Mazinkov on 31 January 2018 - 05:21 PM

A couple really big ones:


reloading guns/mods continues through gate and cloak, meaning you just have to start it before you cloak or jump and it will still continue, also cap boosters start reload at the beginning of the cycle, not the end, so it gives you a little more wiggle room/speed for cap injection.


Some major citadel changes are inbound.


T3 Cruisers Got "Balanced" Went from 5 subsystems to 4, so some things got combined and nerfed or modified. In general they got a bigger signature, lower resists, slower align, and the nullification sub gets 1 less low slot. They also in general have more guns and DPS/potential DPS and racial differences are a little bigger as far as tank, logi, etc. Thre are more bonuses to heating or just using certain module types than before.


The other big changes dont revolve as much around the basics or PvP in regards to NPSI. Biggest of those is refineries in place of POS for moon goo. Now a chunk gets pulled into space by the citadel/refinery and blown up then mined in space like normal rocks. REactions for the moon goo now happens like industry, in the indy window in station with a  blueprint, not in a POS. There are also lots of new NPC things in hi, low and null, if intereseted look up FOBs or shipyards, they drop faction loot, or NPC capital BPCs.

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#165943 18 Months + of game changes - Catch me up!

Posted by Nikolai Mazinkov on 31 January 2018 - 04:47 PM

har har har, look who is here for help!


Jk I'll put together some links and TL:DRs for you today, but I have a short op to get to, and hopefully some loot :D

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#165936 Ophelia is back?

Posted by Nikolai Mazinkov on 24 January 2018 - 04:13 PM



Welcome Back!

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#165020 Market Hubs & HQ Corp Contracts

Posted by Nikolai Mazinkov on 07 August 2017 - 08:31 PM

Market Hubs will be up within the week, if you wish to move items the Azbel's in Otela and Liekuri only deny docking to Red or Blue in the opposing citadel. So alts are free to go taxes will be between 1 and 2%.


Also feel free to add corp contracts. No markups of corp contracts should exceed 10% in any case. 3-5% is the norm.

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#164838 Reimbursements Policy as of 1 August 2017

Posted by Nikolai Mazinkov on 28 July 2017 - 12:11 AM

BLT & CLT Reimbursement Events!


"Battlecruiser Lightning & Thunder!" Receive 20 Million ISK per T1 BC lost by replying to the event thread with your linked lossmails.


"Cruiser Lightning & Thunder" Receive 12 Million ISK per T1 Cruiser lost by replying to the event thread with your linked lossmails.



Spontaneous Fight Reimbursements


Receive ISK for each ship lost in unnarranged fights in RvB Space (not in BLT, CLT, Sunday Rumble, FFAs, Special events, etc) by replying to the monthly thread with your linked lossmails.

Currently 1 Million ISK per T1 Frigate, 3 Million per T1 Destroyer, 7 Million per T1 Cruiser, and 23 Million per T1 Battlecruiser





Full Details on all Reward, Reimbursement, and Inventive Programs Here:


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#164763 Red vs Blue Recruiting Threads

Posted by Nikolai Mazinkov on 25 July 2017 - 04:33 PM

now THAT is a good one.



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#164155 March of the Newbro June 2017

Posted by Nikolai Mazinkov on 12 May 2017 - 08:53 PM

o7 and Welcome,


Below is a full schedule for the March of the Newbro for June 2017, running from 0001 June 3rd, 2017 to 2359 on June 10th. (All Times/Dates are EvE)


If you would like to add an event for this or future MotN events please PM me.


This Discord will also include notifications from organizers of their fleets, events, classes, etc: https://discord.gg/ZARpRSK





3 June: Kickoff!


        @0200 “Alpha Mayhem” with Red vs Blue. Short PvP tutorial / lesson, Free Arranged Frigate Fight, & then roam! Meet @ Pakkonen.  X Up Channel “R-V-B”


4 June


        @1130 Basic Exploration and Worhmholes Fleet! with Friendly Probes. Tutorial on relic/data sites, probe scanning, and wormholes. Meet @ Amarr. X up Channel "FP Classroom"

                    Bring an expanded probe launcher, combat probes, and cloaking device if possible.



5 June


        @1900 Bookmarks Tutorial with Mercenary Academy. Come learn about bookmarks for safe travel, including insta-docking and undocking. Bring a frigate with a MWD. Meet @ Aokanittoh. X Up in Channel "Mercenary Academy".


        @2300 Bloc Warfare in Null Sec.  with TEST AllianceCome learn about null sec SOV warfare.Meet @ Keberz. X Up in Channel "Intro to Blocs".



6 June


       @1700-2200 New Player Seminar with Q&A. Requiescat hosts a seminar aimed at helping new players, feel free to come into chat to answer side questions, participate in an AMA afterwards, or just watch!


        @2000 "Training Tuesday" with RvB. Topic TBD. Meet @ Josameto. X up in Channel "R-V-B"



        @2200 "Frigate Fiesta: A Taco Tuesday Roam" with Mercenary Academy. Meet @ Ichoriya. X up in Channel TBD


7 June



        @2100 "Adventure Time" with Mercenary Academy. Bring out your battle Ventures for this epic mining frigate roam. Meet @ Ichoriya. X up in Channel "Mercenary Academy"


         @2300 A Guide to PvP with Mercenary Academy. Meet @ Ichoriya, X Up in Channel "Mercenary Academy"


8 June


        @2200 PvP Fitting Seminar with Mercenary Academy.   Meet @ Ichoriya, X Up in Channel "Mercenary Academy"


9 June



        @2000 “Alpha Mayhem” With RvB . Short lesson, Frig Fight, then roam! Free frigates. Meet @ Pakkonen. X Up in Channel “R-V-B”








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#164113 Arranged Cruiser Fight: Saturday 13 May 2000

Posted by Nikolai Mazinkov on 04 May 2017 - 07:23 PM

I am however, in some circles, 


Doctor Pew

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#164096 Hello and see you!

Posted by Nikolai Mazinkov on 03 May 2017 - 07:25 PM

Hope to see you around, best of luck



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#164077 March of the Newbro: June 2017

Posted by Nikolai Mazinkov on 30 April 2017 - 06:52 PM



For those unaware I have taken over coordination of this event. We have a discord and in game channel set up. In game is "Newbro Events" and Discord is at : https://discord.gg/ZARpRSK


The new format will be that 8 days every other month will be packed with tons of public events and classes aimed at newer players. This can mean alpha accounts, new to PvP, or simply newer or low SP toons in general. 


We will include contests, free stuff, and as I said, tons of content for those 8 Days. We are open to any collaborators inside and outside of Red vs Blue. If you want to run an event please contact me.


I will update this OP as events get added to the first week, which will take place from 0100 EvE Time on Saturday, 3 June (Friday Night USTZ), and last until 0100 EvE Time on Saturday 4 June 2017.


Here is the lineup so far (All times/dates are EVE TIME):


Saturday, 3 June


@0200: "Alpha Mayhem" with Red vs Blue!

Join in Channel "R-V-B" for a short class, free frigate fight, then a roam! Meet @ TBD



@TBD:  ""PvP Basic Course" with Agony Unleashed!

Join in Channel "Agony Public" for a class on everything you need to know to join and fight in a public fleet! Meet @ TBD


@TBD:  ""PvP Basic Course" with Agony Unleashed!


Join in Channel "Agony Public" for a class on everything you need to know to join and fight in a public fleet! Meet @ TBD


Sunday, 4 June




Monday, 5 June



Tuesday, 6 June



Wednesday, 7 June


@TBD:  ""Hunting & D-Scan" with Agony Unleashed!

Join in Channel "Agony Public" for a class on everything you need to know to be a hunter/scout, a valuable asset to any fleet! Meet @ TBD


Thursday, 8 June



Friday, 9 June



Saturday, 10 June


@1800:  ""New Player AMA" with Everyone!


Join in Channel "R-V-B" for an AMA with host trainers to answer your questions and show you EvE resources! Meet on RvB Mumble, info in fleet MotD.

@0200: "Alpha Mayhem" with Red vs Blue!

Join in Channel "R-V-B" for a short class, free frigate fight, then a roam! Meet @ TBD

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#163906 Community Meeting 25 March 2017

Posted by Nikolai Mazinkov on 26 March 2017 - 01:32 AM

Full recording is here: https://soundcloud.c...rch2017/s-LEjLU


Key Points (from my recollection, not in order):


Presentation at Fanfest by Nikolai- Feedback wanted on public events and "Lowering Barriers to PvP". Your experiences or comments are welcome



Alliance Tournament Team- Once a captain is found, team will form, acceptance will be at the call of the Captain as will participation during the tournament, based on available players, practice participation,etc. SP and ISK are not the major factors, we found room for lower SP players in the past who filled more specific roles, such as tackle and EWAR. Last year a few individuals foot the entire bill, so ISK isnt the issue. I will assist the team but will most likely not be able to captain it. 


Public Events- RvB is entering a new phase where more of our events are going to be made public. There will be growing pains and things to learn and resolve, but everything from roams, tournaments, and even classic Red and Blue Fleets smashing each other may go public at various times and locations. 


Training- several members have put forth the desire to run training classes and will begin doing so shortly


Recruitment: whether it is spam in local chat, helping on forums, or just monitoring our recruitment chat, we need help, and would love to have someone take charge of a new recruiting drive, even if just for a short term.


Podding: rehash of the old argument. No solid consensus but many good arguments on both sides, including the lower cost of clones now and lack of require standings for clone installment. 


ECM+EWAR etc: should new rules be added for damps or logi, or should the ECM rule even be retracted? rehashed and discussed 


Ship Limits on Grids: continuing the old discussion, should faction frigates, BCs, etc be allowed? Result is no change to current policy, if you want to fly those things get in a fleet and off station grids. YOu are welcome to do what you please elsewhere.


Volunteers for FC duty, events, or recruiting are welcome as always.






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#163750 RvB Rules

Posted by Nikolai Mazinkov on 21 February 2017 - 03:45 AM

1) Dont Be a Dick. 
Treat others as you wish to be treated. Do not smack nor talk down nor bully those around you. Do not crash events, use abusive ships & implants against those less rich, and don't sit on station.
2) No podding RvB members
You can pod third party war targets, never pod RvB players.
3) No Targeted, ECM-Jamming Mid Slot Modules.
See Full List of Allowed or Not Allowed Modules HERE. FC's may call for this in specific fights but it is on their discretion, NOT YOURS!
4) Honour arranged fights. 
They should be held at a planet or moon agreed upon by the participants. If you find other players fighting at a planet or a moon, do not engage until one of them engages you.
5) Do not engage RvBers when Purple is ON.
For special circumstances or 3rd party wars, Purple Status will be declared ON, this means that Red and Blue ceasefire and are temporarily allied.
If a 3rd Party War Target is on grid do not fire on a member of RvB. Always check R-V-B & Corp channels for Purple status when you log in and every so often after that. 
6) No Fighting RvB members in JITA.
Stay out of Jita. Use a hauling service or an alt to go there.
7) No Neutral Logi, Neutral fleet boosting, or Neutral probing
All are welcome against third party war targets, but not against RvB members.
8) No ships other than T1 Frigates, T1 Destroyers, or T1 Cruisers on HQ Grids. 
For Otela & Liekuri, no ship outside of this class should linger on grid. If you are flying something outside of this restriction, dock or warp immediately to your destination or waypoint. Larger or more advanced ships kill fights. A full list of ships is located HERE
These rules are intended to address common questions and make RvB more fun for everyone. Be aware that behaviour found to be detrimental to the overall RvB experience (i.e. being a dick) will result in some combination of requests to stop followed by the conversation or punishment by RvB Command Members. Ignore your command members at your own risk.
Burden of Command
Our Rules are kept simple on purpose and all of them extend from the desire to reduce necessary "policing" by command members as much as possible and promote the good and (mostly) fair fights. 
No Smack Talk
Don’t smack talk or otherwise complain about unfair fights, the other team shipping up / refusing to ship down, blobbing, ganking, camping, sniping, obvious bait, or anything else. Command members have a channel to deal with all of those things and you aren’t helping them by spamming corp, RvB, fleet, or local. A Director, Executive, or Combat Coordinator may request that you stop being a pain in the ass; ignore this request at your own risk.
Complaints or Mediation Against Other Members
We have a limited access forum section where you may complain about the actions of others rather than argue with them in local. This is to keep the chat channels clean and allow grievances to be dealt with in private. Bring serious grievances to our attention by a post in the "Mediation Section" of the forums.
Third Party War Targets
Do whatever you want to them. Pod them, use ECM on them, do whatever you can to make them as miserable as possible. Set up your overview to distinguish between Reds/Blues (-5 Bad Standing) and 3rd Party WTs (-10 Horrible Standings). Such an overview is posted in our Corporation Bulletins in game. Both are war targets ("Pilot is at war with your corporation/alliance), but you can use the standings to distinguish them, and color them however you like.
Camping Enemy HQs
Station camping is permitted within the ship limits of Rule 8. But if your presence on the HQ prevents fights from happening, a Combat Co-ordimator may instruct you to stop camping and you must comply promptly.
Fleet / Combat Balancing
RvB FC'S and Command Members will often balance ship types and fleet sizes. You may be instructed to ship up, down, or join an opposing fleet and you should comply promptly.
Looting Policy
Loot is a free for all with two exceptions:
a. Loot at special events remains the property of RvB and is collected using a MTU. 
b. The active FC's word on loot is final.
Fleet participation is on the FC. If you refuse to comply with reasonable requests you may be kicked from the fleet. 
If you are roaming space and see someone listed as Blue (+5 or +10) to RvB do not engage them.
What is Purple Status?
Purple Staus is when Red & Blue ceasefire and join forces, including:
Fighting 3rd party's in home systems or sanctioned fleets.
Setting up a Free For All Fight or during special events or occurrences.
Purple Status is Active When:
When a 3rd party war target or those with TERRIBLE standings are on grid
When the PURPLE message in Corp & R-V-B or RvB Community has been changed to ON.
During Purple, you should do the following:
STOP any hostile actions unless instructed otherwise. Immediately join any purple Fleet and engage war targets and reship if necessary.
If the PURPLE status in Corp & R-V-B has changed wait for it to change back
If a PURPLE fleet is to be formed wait for an invite, do not keep spamming R-V-B/Corp for an invite unless directed to
Know if a 3rd party war target is on grid
A correctly setup overview, available in the corporation bulletins, has the following:
-Red or Blue as an orange bar (or a blue or red bar depending on taste) - orange as this reflects the -5 standing each corp is set to by the other;
-3rd Party War Targets as a flashy red bar;
-10 standings to RvB as a solid red bar;
When is Purple turned off:
1) When it is turned off in the MOTD
2) When 3rd party is dead or off grid in anyway, you should ideally all scatter off grid too, let folks repair and so on. Do not linger and die as a straggler or gank RvB members if they just tussled with a 3rd party.
Concerning fights and fleet commanding
1) Anyone can FC or find a solo fight, anytime.
Use RvB Community chat and comms to find a fight, whether you are an FC or alone. Do not simply expect content to come to you, especially while docked and not actively communicating that you are looking for a fight. So undock and communicate.
2) Fights do not have to be arranged.
It is quite acceptable to decide to roam unannounced or camp a gate if you so please.
3) Arranged fights do not have to be clinically planned.
If an imbalance is present(1) ship up, (2) adapt fit, composition or tactics, or (3) make both fleets purple and borrow a few members.
Do whatever is best and gets members SHOOTING, rather than sitting in station waiting for 2 more players.
Standard RvB rules will apply anywhere - Please continue to respect corporations/players who are inside of or Blue to RvB
The R-V-B channel is our window to the outside world, ABSOLUTELY no trash talking allowed in the channel!

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#163745 Mumble, Forum, and Chat Guidelines

Posted by Nikolai Mazinkov on 20 February 2017 - 09:55 PM

This should go without saying however... we do expect a level of maturity. 

RvB will not tolerate in Mumble or Chat channels;

- Racism
- Sexual Remarks (especially toward the opposite sex)
- Threats or Hate 

We will not hesitate to kick any member who does not heed this warning. 

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#163739 Need some tips to get started with pvp

Posted by Nikolai Mazinkov on 20 February 2017 - 07:41 PM

If you like this fit, try a similar one on a breacher, rockets and two ancillary shield boosters. Mix up your fittings until you like it.


Also, you could try a medium shield extender and a web, which would allow you to stay just inside of rocket range and try to mitigate the incoming damage from short range ships like blasters and autocannons. 


Best advice is buy 100 of your chosen hull, kestrel, breacher, whatever, and fit 5 the same way. Lose 5, change the fit, rinse repeat until all 100 are gone. You will be a better pilot in the end, then pick a new ship and repeat!



Also, if you poke people in chat for a 1v1, let them know you are new and see if they are willing to fight to structure. Most people will be willing to stop shooting at that point if you ask them to fight to structure before the fight starts, then you can learn lessons and  change up your fit without taking as many losses.

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#163629 Well done Team RvB in the EveNT tournament

Posted by Nikolai Mazinkov on 22 January 2017 - 02:13 AM

Medals will be out soon and each pilot will receive a small reward from corp,


GJ boys

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