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Weekend Themes [Central Thread]

25 Jul 2015



RvB offers continuous drop in/out pvp to anyone who wants it, often featuring Cruisers, Destroyers & Frigates going at it on gates/stations and so on.  


As a way to vary the combat landscape we offer you all, RvB sets aside a weekend every other week to run Themed Weekends.  These themes often include small gang aspects, FFA aspects or even the chance to use things one would not normally use in day to day RvB.


I am responsible for posting these Themes every other weekend so keep an eye on this thread for the lineup and dates.


Over time new events will be linked here so stay posted.




Current Weekend Themes in Post Order



-The Delvechio Scandal


-RvB Madhouse (NEW)

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Kickoff Weekend

09 Jul 2015

So it was announced in the General Thread along with some idea requests, but to officially get your attention here it is:

This weekend, July 11th and 12th, we will be doing our official housewarming party. Below is the list of events thus far and in following posts the details of each will be listed, many of these are reimbursement type events so you need your ships set up BEFORE the event. Also, throughout the weekend Command will be tossing around LP, ships and Isk like its going out of style, go out there and tackle the shit out of something and kill it. The below events are the proper scheduled ones, throughout the weekend there will be random roams and reimbursement fights for the pure hell of it so log in, pew, and hang around for the fun because it could be happening at any moment!

If anyone else wants to do something specific or host a roam during the weekend post up here, we'll do what we can to accommodate and put funds to it, or reach out to a director and up over this weekend to get the ball rolling!

So far, the actual scheduled happenings include but are not limited to:

Scyleth's Mothership Event - Saturday 18:30 Eve

Shen's Infected Event - Saturday 22:00 (if the prior event runs long we'll postpone until completion)

Xantcha's Drunken Aussie Roam - Sunday July 12th - 08:00 Eve

Delucian's Pain Train - Sunday July 12th 20:00 Eve

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RvB Funded Reimbursement Events

06 May 2015



Pilots of RvB!


Once upon a time, Del Delvechio created an event for RvB pilots that saw BC hulls replaced courtesy of his industry efforts. Following our acquisition of a ton of POCOs back in 2013, RvB expanded on this and started running regular events in the EU, US & Crim timezone's. These weekly events saw either cruisers or BC reimbursed, usually on a rotating schedule.  However earlier this year, we reduced the events from weekly to once monthly for each timezone for :reasons:, with the weeks without reimbursement events still having scheduled fights - when FCs remembered or indeed wanted these fights to happen.


For the senior members of RvB Command, this change felt right, however we are not afraid to admit that we may have been wrong and have therefore decided to increase the scheduled reimbursement events as well as allow impromptu reimbursement events to be held.



So as of today (6th May 2015), and as discussed at the recent Community Meet, scheduled reimbursement events will be held every other Wednesday on a rotating system.


1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month: EU TZ event.

Starting around 19.00 or 20.00 UTC depending on FC preference and what is good for you all. Will rotate between a Cruiser event and a BC event every other fortnight.


2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month: Late US TZ event.

Starting around 02.00 or 03.00 UTC. Primarily a BC event as it always has been.

This change may be a shock to some who were used to a late Friday/Early Saturday US event, but this decision was taken to allow the next step in our reimbursement plan, as well as give the quieter weekday timezone's more of an opportunity to smash ships into one another regardless!


One Sunday every Quarter year: BS Reimbursement event.

This has happened a couple of times so far, however in the next 8 weeks before the next one, I want to make some tweaks to the setup to allow them to be more inclusive for all and yet still be as epic as possible.


So there you have it, and for the keen eyed, the Crim TZ event on Saturdays has gone. However its not truly gone given the next step in our reimbursement policy:


IMPROMPTU Reimbursement events!


If a pair of FCs are having a fight, and a Director or higher is available (Ingame chat, ingame mail, via forum PM, RvB shoutbox or twitter is all good!), they may request that their next few fights are subject to reimbursement, and you know what, we will NOT be saying no if those fights are BC or Cruiser fights and it will keep pilots fighting to the bitter end. 





Can FCs still earn LP?

Yes, FCs running fleets for these events, still earn 1000 BONUS LP on top of what they earn during that session. Same goes for those running impromptu SRP events.


Why not a return to weekly events, they weren't that much of a problem were they?

While we do have a considerable income, it's not bottomless, and it cannot stretch to everything we - or you - would wish to use it for. Compromise has to happen. That and with the other things we have coming up in the next few months, fortnightly with an allowance for impromptu events seemed the best idea. Obviously we can revisit if this does not work out.


How do I get my reimbursement?

After each event a thread will be posted - either by an a command member or one of the involved FCs - in the reimbursement section. Using the RvB killboards, post a link to your losses in the relevant thread and within 72 hours the reimbursements will be handled. This may be in the form of a ship OR isk. 


Are there any conditions for Impromptu SRP events?

Ideally, try not to ask for every fight featuring BCs or Cruisers to be SRP'd, as that defeats the changes to reimbursement events and can interrupt our plans for future events.  We would also prefer that the - as it ever has been - majority of RvB action is funded by pilots themselves. If you as FCs want to fly doctrine type fleets, feel free to request that ONLY x or y hulls (say Vexors or Caracals etc etc) are reimbursed.


What about the Weekly Scheduled Brawls that replaced the weekly events when you guys had your senior moment?

Those can still happen, bonus LP will still be handed out to FCs running those at the appointed times, and if FCs want to request those as their impromptu SRP events, then have at it (again if a Drector or higher gives the okay)

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[RvB] Weekly Scheduled Brawls

15 Mar 2015



Yo dudes!


So as you know, the reimbursement events have been scaled back for various reasons including spiralling costs and an amount of individuals who were logging in only for the reimbursed hulls - so we changed things up.


We have scaled these back to once a month (as per this post) and are including a monthly reimbursed battleship brawl (see here).


We have allowed a few weeks for this to settle and see what effect this has had and I have come to the conclusion that the people with limited play time need something scheduled for guaranteed content in X place at X time – therefore we will be scheduling brawls which are not reimbursed but award people for FCing them.


These will be the same days and times as the previous reimbursement events as those are burned into our minds – therefore from now on:

  • Wednesday @ 20:00 – EU Cruiser brawl
  • Saturday @ 02:00 – US Cruiser brawl
  • Saturday @ 14:30 – AU Cruiser brawl


It is up to FCs to step up, fleet up and coordinate – anyone that FCs these will be rewarded 1000 BONUS LP

Of course, these will be overwritten by hull reimbursement events once a month – so pay attention to your calendars  :)


-          Yng


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Veld for the Veld God, Wrecks for the RvB throne!

27 Jul 2015

Blues... We've stumbled upon a bit of Jovian lore indicating that a small amount of rare ore will soon be available. Though mining we hate, we must acquire this ore at all costs! It is the same rare ore used to make the sacred teapot! It must not fall into Red hands. We must collect the ore and stop the Reds at all costs.

Reds... Those crazy Blues are at it again. They have supposedly discovered an upcoming cosmic anomaly that holds the ore used to make the sacred teapot. Now we all know the teapot was just a cheap piece of veldspar bought back when Del was in his academy days, but how often do you get a chance to annoy the blues? Lets get to that ore first steal it all and blow up their ships!

Event: Combat Mining...
Aug 2nd 2015, 01:00 Eve time
Aug 1st 2015, 21:00 (9pm) EDT

Location: A spot in Yria (may have to move if the mission random number generator hates me, but it would then be one of our HQ systems)

Event: be the side that mines the most of a specific mission ore and contracts it to a TBD character at their HQ. Only the mission specific ore counts. I do not know the ore yet as I am still picking the mission. However, I Will know the quantity of ore available and can find out what is lost so no cheating.

Red vs Blue, all normal Rules apply.
T1 hull frigs only; no faction, pirate, or t2.
Each side will be given 90 prefit mining ventures and 1 mining flagship (BS). These are the only ships allowed to mine.
T1 frig logi is allowed.

Needed: FCs for both sides with a plan. Also, you have about a week to prepare your ships and your strategy, so get cracking.

Prize: I'll figure this out but assume it will be a reward to the side that gets the most ore contracted to an alt room of mine in each sides respective HQ.

Questions and speak up if you wish to FC.

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