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 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
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Back in February we held a reimbursement event that saw RvB replace your BS losses in a given event. Since then Shen & I have taken the decision to trim back our reimbursement events and try to hold a BS hull event from time to time to make up for this change.
And on Easter Sunday, 5th April 2015, we're doing that again! 19.00 UTC onwards.
- Only T1 BS hulls requested by your FCs will be reimbursed.
- Reimbursement will be hull only while we evaluate cost of this event.
- Please ensure you insure your ships, insurance should easily cover your fits.
- FCs - If you wish to include logistics in your fleets, please advise your logi pilots that all T1 logistics losses will be 100% reimbursed including fits.
- T1 Ewar Cruiser losses will be reimbursed at 2x the hull cost.
- T1 Ewar Frigate losses will be reimbursed at 5x the hull cost.
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...You gotta break a few eggs"
~300 kills a day
~59 hours of Podding being allowed
Yes you read that right. from 0.00 UTC March 28th through to 11.00 UTC March 30th, RvB is relaxing its rules on Podding. You will be able to pod pilots from the other side at will.
Now why are we doing this?
I promised, that is why. We had a Wild Wild West weekend a good while ago that went okay, and since then, especially following CCPs' changes to clone mechanics, there have been various discussions about relaxing that particular rule of ours. In a first step towards a potentially permanent rule change, I as a stats junkie want to see hard numbers on how such a relaxation will effect RvB. Hence this particular weekend.
Things to note:
Your implant losses that weekend are your own responsibility.
This is NOT an FFA event. This is a standard RvB weekend with the kid gloves taken off.
Any member found to be podding their own corp mates, accidentally or otherwise, gets a permanent holiday from RvB.
What I want in this thread:
Suggestions on how to message this over the next few weeks so it reaches as many of our present & future members as possible. I am obviously away for some of the intervening weeks, so it is up to more than just me to message this.
If you must give pre-event feedback, leave your emotions at the door. If you do not like the event, then simply go do NPSI all weekend or something, do not spew words into this thread at an alarming rate leading us to worry about your sanity.
What I will do after the event:
I will be comparing the kill stats, pods killed, timezone data and all that numerical goodness to a swathe of regular RvB weekends.
It is possible that I will, regardless of how the first weekend goes, organise another for soon after, so that I have a second set of statistics to compare things with.
What is my definition of success:
At this time I do not have one. Simply having more kills, or x number of pod kills, is not success in and of itself. With something like this - a fundamental change to our very existence - the numbers are just the start of the process, not an endpoint. It could be I feel we need to run several more at different times of the year to compare all activity levels, but we'll see how this one goes first.
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Holy mother of mercy! That's right, the popular Battlecruiser Lightning Thunder ((BLT) (…also known as Bacon Lettuce and Tomato) event will not be the only monthly hull reimbursement brawl!
The all new Cruiser Lightning Thunder ((CLT) (…also known as Chicken Lettuce and Tomato), two of them, have also been added. This gives RvB more action packed events throughout the month. All Tech 1 battlecruiser hulls will be replaced for BLT (Apart from Gnosis hulls). All Tech 1 cruiser hulls will be replaced for Cruiser events. So insure your ship and you could effectively make a profit on each loss! How cool is that!
The introduction of the reimbursed Cruiser events is a result of your hard work in helping us continue to maintain our POCO empire... All RvB profits go straight back to the community, POCO income is a large part of our revenue.
Without further ado, here is the monthly schedule for our reimbursed events:
Battleship Brawl'n - Quarterly TBD
So stockpile those fleet cruiser hulls each month and get ready for the event(s) during your playtime.
FC volunteers for various time zones are on a first-come first-served basis. A command member (or registered FC) present for the event will need to start a thread in the reimbursement section of the events forum after the fight. Then members can post their losses for hull replacement.
RvB, the worst mining corp in New Eden.
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Ladies and gentlemen of RvB...friends new and old...today I'm posting to invite you all to join me Friday, 20MAR2015 @ 22:30 for a farewell event to Dracoth Simertet. Together with several members of the community, and an all around good guy who has chosen to remain anonymous, we've assembled/fitted nearly 800 ships, a mix of destroyers and frigates (faction and non), which we shall destroy in glorious FFA style combat.
The place: Nomaa
The time: 2015.03.20 @ 22:30
The rules: Ships provided...no need to bring your own! Grab one from the bowhead alts that will be available, fight, explode, repeat until all 800 are gone!
Notes: There will probably be a serious moment at the beginning and a plug for the family's charity of choice, but otherwise this event is meant to be a fun gathering for us all to get together and be the community that Dracoth knew and loved. I apologize in advance if this is a bit late for the EU TZ guys, but this is the earliest I can commit to be available for hosting. I'm also aware of the fact that this will be fanfest weekend...but for those of us not lucky enough to attend and raise a glass in person to honor our friend, I hope this will serve as an acceptable alternative...
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