Alright, summer is nearly over and it is time to crank up the kills and activity. Last month we had 8k kills, this bores me... I want to see 10k again. So here it is, Red + Blue is currently at 2,582 for the month. If we can break 10k combined kills... We'll do a BLT (Hull Reimbursed) low roam and I'll welp a dread into what it finds. That's it, plain and simple, get 10k kills!
Don't make me break out the stretch goals.
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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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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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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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What: Destroyer FFA with ~3200 fitted destroyers ready to go!
Where: Jita 4-4
When: Sunday 2015.09.06 @ 19:00 EVE time
Why: Because RvB likes to explode stuff...and we might as well give the Jita 4-4 residents a show while we do it.
All you have to do is show up in Jita at the above time. Bowheads will be available for people to grab ships straight out of them and get to shooting. All you need to bring is a desire to have fun (and maybe a clean clone, it is Jita after all and we all know the kinds of people who hang out there...). Don't bother bringing your own ships, we've got plenty for you!
Let's turn Jita into a blazing spot of carnage on the map! Random spot prizes are likely so be there!
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Had a great time, I hope to blap more ships with you guys in the future
Tomoyo Ichinumi - Aug 30 2015 03:52 AM
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