I am interrupting our current weekend theme schedule to bring you a limited edition theme:
CANCELLED FOR NOW
- Podding: OK!
- ECM: OK!
- Shooting in Jita: OK!
- Neutral Boosting: OK!
Why only The Forge I hear many ask?
Because I understand that not everyone wants to take part in a weekend like this, and extending them an olive branch wrapped in a map of EVE is a good thing yes? And seriously if any objectors to this theme do not take advantage of The Forge ending at minimum 2 jumps from "core" RvB space, then they only have themselves to blame.
IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT PILOTS USE KORAMA / ISSERAS AS ALTERNATE RvB FIGHTING GROUNDS FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO GET A REGULAR RvB FIX OUTSIDE THE FORGE.
Wait. I can be podded?
Yes, podding is on the agenda. If you need a "clean" clone, please make use of the RvB Jump Clone service. You have around a week to use it and be prepared for the coming chaos. If you do not take advantage of this service, you only have yourself to cry to if you become an expensive podmail. Remember, after you have been podded UPGRADE YOUR CLONE.
Can I be podded/shot at by my own side?
No. There is NO Free For All, Red on Red, Blue on Blue aspect for this theme weekend. If you do pod someone from your own corp or explode their ship, you better be prepared to pay up or be removed from RvB permanently. (Breaking the spirit of our eternal war is verboten)
Why no Free For All, Red on Red, Blue on Blue aspect?
Seriously, this theme is meant to show why the rules we have in the mutual war exist. In a regular war you don't shoot ALL the things, so why do so here?!
Additionally I would like to compare activity levels during this theme against regular RvB weekends & other none FFA themes. So deal with it.
Mangala, why are you doing this?
Well the CEO group actually said last summer WE WILL DO THIS, as is their right as our SUPREME OVERLORDS, I just made sure it will happen is all. Hence this weekend theme being slipped into the rotation once in a very rare while. Additionally, its a great way to destress any tensions found in RvB, and I know you Euro's have them for sure. Finally think of it as a reward for your steadfast support of RvB by continuing to kill each other day in day out.
Is this aimed at teaching people to get their pods out?
Not really, although some people will be framing advice in such a way, its just a bit of fun. If people learn something then thats a bonus that I had not forseen.
Wont it cause Drama?
Command gets a weekend off. We dont care about most drama during this weekend. However if any member feels particularly aggrieved during the weekend, then they should use the Mediation Room to put their issues across. Using any other medium will see you out and out ignored.
Has this been discussed anywhere I may have missed?
Short of it is yes it has. This event stems from a comment by Tragot Gomndor during a drama thread over on our democratic discussion forums, which lead to me creating a poll (so very democratic of me) asking about it as part of what is one of the more polite and less tear filled forum threads we have going. In fact if you have any concerns voice them in that thread here.