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#1 Mangala Solaris

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 03:00 PM

Once upon a time, RvB held a rather large Frigate FFA.  100,000 fitted frigates kind of large!

 

However turned out killing more than 50k or so of the things was mindnumbingly boring.

 

So the remainder just sat gathering dust in the POS that we stored them in and occasionally used for small FFA's run by Zakhs. 

 

I decided that rather than them sitting there till the server goes down, or the POS magically dies, we will make them available to all of you to use as you see fit.  

You can use them when fcing your first ever fleets, you can use them for suicide roams to null, use them to entice newbros to join up (get them in, get them possed and get them grabbing ships!) or simply grab the ships and refit them with better weapons and use them in your day to day RvB.  Hell you want to run an impromptu FFA at a planet, use them for that too!

 

From 18.00 UTC Thursday 16th April 2015, until they run out you will be able to access a POS for your specific RvB alliance and take ships from the SMAs therein.  Each corp will have a bookmark to its Alliance POS, to make getting on site easier for all. Both the Red & Blue POS are in Poinen. Bookmark is saved under a Corporation Bookmark in a folder called "Free Frigate Summer".

 

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For the first hour or two of this going live on Thursday, we will be hosting at FFA at the Obanen gate in Poinen using these ships, with prizes donated by me for whatever the hell reasons I want! Gotta be in it to win it.  DONE.

 

As said above, use these frigates as you see fit.

 

FAQ:

 

Where are the POS?
"They are both in Poinen. Your corps bookmark is in a folder named Free Frigate Summer."
 
This is fit with x instead of y?
"Blah Blah, FFA, troll fits. Feel free to refit and then use as you will"
 
This ship had modules that wouldnt work?
"Ship has had some changes since 2013. Refit as you please in your station"
 
Do I have to use these frigs, I have fit my own?
"No, use of these frigs is in no way mandatory."
 
X or y is camping the x or y POS. Fix it?
"LOL. Pick a different warp out point, you're in a see through ball that they cannot enter/warp through...."
 
SMA B has run out of F ship
"Zakhs will check it in the morning/evening and if we have any left, it will topped up. Why not try another ship type"
 
Can I take lots of each?
"If you're happy flying them one at a time running gate camps and so on, try it! However try it in a hauler and I'll tackle you for x or y corp myself"

 

 

 

Note - that some of the fits may no longer work if the frig saw changes since October 2013, and some may be the patented RvB FFA troll fits.  Feel free to take such frigates and refit them at your leisure, I am sure our market gods will purchase whatever mods you do remove.

 

Note - We have deliberately not included the exploration or logistics frigs as meh why bother ;)  I am sure we'll find a use for them one day.

 

Note - None of this is mandatory. If you do not want free frigates, then you never have a need to visit the POS.


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Posted 10 April 2015 - 03:50 PM

Fantastic idea + 1
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Posted 10 April 2015 - 03:52 PM

I want some bantams please. I know we have a shit ton. It's time we start encouraging their use during Frigatus. Seriously, encouraging logi even in frigs never hurts. I'll refit the suckers, but let's not discount them.

As for exploration frigs.. For shame, do not discount a hull simply because the bonuses are of limited value. Exploration frigates can often make effective drone boats, as most can field 3 or 4 light drones. Also, without a gun bonus, They can make excellent transition frigs For those moving from one racial hull to another. Imicus make excellent neut/drone. Have you seen the dual or even triple ASB heron?

Look, the best ffa I hosted was the venture, followed shortly by the ewar/exploration frigate one. Please don't discount the fun and value of these hulls. And if you do, then send them my way. I will happily use them repeatedly, well fit, for a host of events.
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Posted 10 April 2015 - 03:54 PM

Lady, all valid points. We stuck with getting the combat frigs out into this just because we have so many!

 

However if you really want them, hook up with Zakhs and see what he can do. If it can help your Tuesday treats go with a bang then you taking the ones we are not using would be cool.


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Posted 10 April 2015 - 03:59 PM

I can see the line of Orcas waiting patiently clear past the gates already. Not. I see an RvB clusterfest  about to ensue. lol

 

Very cool idea Mang +1.

 


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Posted 10 April 2015 - 05:00 PM

Mang, Zakhs, do you plan to open those for 24/7 ? I think one of the main problem was that the FFA was going and going and going. So, may be open "RvB Frigates Freeport" during Fridays or Wednesdays or whatever, but do it for one day in a week (like DT to DT, so all timezones can get their part of fun). Or may be two days, but not the whole summer :)
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Posted 10 April 2015 - 05:03 PM

As this isnt an FFA event and therefore not subject to the "OMG THEY NEVER END" burnout, they'll be open all the time for folks to get the frigs to do with as they wish.  Whatever happens, that number of frigs will take a long time to be worn down. The key thing is people using them.

 

 

EDIT: Its not going to be a mandatory "everyone must take" type thing either. Plenty of folks will not, through choice or whatever, but having the option there should folks want to just use free frigs is more important to me than the things sitting idle for evermore.


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Posted 14 April 2015 - 09:20 PM

Well, turns out Zakhs is inhuman.  The ships are now sitting in 2 POS in the special RvB corps we use for this.

 

I am reliably informed this will be a thing within the next 48 hours :)


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Posted 15 April 2015 - 01:46 PM

Galgon Triumverate awaits the delivery of the rumoured consignment of Bantam Mark 1 Field Repair Vehicles with baited breath!
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Posted 15 April 2015 - 02:04 PM

Galgon Triumverate awaits the delivery of the rumoured consignment of Bantam Mark 1 Field Repair Vehicles with baited breath!


Yeah... Those bantams... They aren't got for repairs. They are the Mark Y.U.C.K combat variants. Good luck.
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Posted 15 April 2015 - 05:44 PM

Yeah... Those bantams... They aren't got for repairs. They are the Mark Y.U.C.K combat variants. Good luck.

 

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 05:59 PM

Updated OP


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Posted 15 April 2015 - 06:37 PM

And yes I know alliance mails say 2016. It was a derp!


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Posted 15 April 2015 - 09:21 PM

Mang put it up on reddit. Make changes if you feel they are neccessary . Hopefully well attract more viewers prior to the event and get more people to come out and blow stuff up.


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Posted 15 April 2015 - 09:25 PM

will be doing in the am. rvbing tonight :)


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Posted 16 April 2015 - 09:36 AM

8 hours and change till this happens.

 

 

 

EDIT:  http://rvbeve.com/fo...4-1100-utc-274/

In a week or so we'll have a Frigatus weekend, so you can all make full use of this program!


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Posted 16 April 2015 - 02:23 PM

One question... Where are the POSes? It looks like Poinen based on the statement about the opening FFA... But well... You don't actually say in that first post.
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Posted 16 April 2015 - 02:34 PM

One question... Where are the POSes? It looks like Poinen based on the statement about the opening FFA... But well... You don't actually say in that first post.

 

Well spotted. You passed the test ;)


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Posted 16 April 2015 - 08:57 PM

FFA aspect is carrying on for a while it seems, people are happy enough to do that.  

 

Once its done, just feel free to use the frigs for whatever as the time goes on.  using them is not mandatory or anything.

 

 

Around 800+ kills or so since 18.00, including several special prize ships :D


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Posted 17 April 2015 - 05:48 AM

Based on dotlan, we managed to kill around 2300 ships so far :)
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