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[GMVA] Petition to Head of the Senate, Federated Union of Gallente Prime, RE: SEMIKI

To: Head of the Senate, Federated Union of Gallente Prime
From: Villore Accords Command: Julianus Soter, Director
Subject: Triglavian Hostage Crisis in Semiki

The past several weeks many within the Gallente Federation have watched with horror as the situation within Semiki has deteriorated, matching only the sense of dread that occured during the Kyonoke Plague outbreak.

Federation citizens, working overseas, to further expand their opportunities and personal prosperity, have become contaminated with an insidious datavirus that appears to have been introduced by way of the Rogue Drones being processed within the Simiki system.

The symptoms of this datavirus are accelerating and may cause significant, lethal harm to those affected, particularly as this infection spread to critical station infrastructure and systems.

As these citizens are protected by the Constitution and Laws of the Federated Union of Gallente Prime, the Villore Accords alliance formally petitions the Gallente Senate to address the issue directly and allocate all possible resources to resolve the threat to life and property within the Semiki system. We cannot stand idly by while tens of thousands of Federation citizens are annihilated by an advanced artificial intelligence that is now plaguing them.

We also call upon the Senate to address these concerns to the Federation representative of the Inner Council, to move CONCORD to release more public information regarding this crisis. A failure of CONCORD to publicly address this issue indicates a grave breach of public trust that compromises Federation democratic processes and endangers the entirety of New Eden.

Sincerely,
Julianus Soter
Director, Villore Accords

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PVP Fittings 101 Stream Recording

Hey all,

Here’s the stream recording for my PVP Fittings 101 discussion. Feel free to check it out here:

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/130508273

Thanks,

Soter

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Streaming the warzone to the comfort of your Captain’s Quarters…

In case you haven’t heard, I have started streaming almost all GMVA operations live on this channel: https://www.twitch.tv/jules_soter/

Come check us out! I’ll try to announce the fleets and streams in advance over my twitter account.

Hope to see you all there. I try to remain interactive and answer questions. If you have any comments or words of encouragement, feel free to message me.

Julianus Soter

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Moira is recruiting… complete the new recruitment questionnaire!

With our changing operations and new doors opening in nullsec, we are actively recruiting interested PVP pilots. I’ve created an entirely new recruitment questionnaire, with a set of questions aimed at seeing how much you know about Eve Online PvP tactics, while also introducing you to our corporation and our day to day operations. Fill it out now.

There are more than one correct answer. Don’t stress if you don’t know the exact answer. The more effort put into the application, the more likely it will rise to the top of our list for interviews and application approvals.

New players will be relocated into our base of operations in Lowsec, and ships can be provided to get you started on your path to PVP glory. Always undock. Always roam. Always fight.

If you have any questions, contact Julianus Soter in-game for more information.

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GMVA Nullsec Operations Begin. Operation Emancipation declared.

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Following a period of patrols and reconnaissance missions across multiple regions of space bordering Gallente Federation territory, the Villore Accords has declared a start of Operation Emancipation.

Emancipation; noun: the fact or process of being set free from legal, social, or political restrictions; liberation.
For far too long our world has been divided between “lowsec” and “nullsec” groups, we have been taught and trained that lowsec Alliances and Corporations, particularly ones that participate in Faction Warfare, should know their place, and be condemned to live forever in their tiny corners of Faction Warfare lowsec. I declare an end to that policy, today. We shall not be enslaved to one form of combat operations, we will not be limited in our targets, we will not be restricted to one region of space.
By roaming beyond Federation borders, we will be able to bring our mission of freedom through firepower to all of New Eden. We will leave no world unvisited, no system untouched. Capsuleers that are so arrogant as to ‘claim’ territory in these null sec systems will be properly educated just how far their power reaches. We will ruthlessly pillage “ratting” systems, we will interdict supply lines, and we will make a mockery of their empires.
If you wish to join us in our cause, bring your corporation into GMVA, or join Moira Corporation directly. We are recruiting.
Stay tuned for further updates and plans as they are announced.
Good Hunting,
Julianus Soter
CEO of Moira Corporation
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VLILLIRIER LIBERATED FOR THE FEDERATION

Following an intense effort by the Caldari State Militia to occupy large swathes of sovereign Gallente Federation territory in Black Rise and Placid regions, the Villore Accords launched a lightning counter-attack in the Vlillirier system, taking the defending Caldari Militia and allied pirate groups by surprise. The system was flipped in the course of two days, following a secret meeting of Villore Accords pilots that Sunday. Key GMVA allies Smile n’ Wave, BEBOP, XMETA, AIDER, and GOG helped drive the caldari defenders back to their citadels and secure the system. Over the course of the push, more than 1000 ships were destroyed in intense combat. Thanks again to the loyal Federation combat pilots that participated in this victory.

Statistics from this offensive are available here.

Alliance killboard statistics, which includes this offensive, here.

Here are some images from the warzone.

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Scenes from the raging battles of Faction Warfare

Captured a lot of great screenshots the past few weeks during the never-ending combat in Placid and Black Rise regions.

 

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Announcement: Formation of Moira Corp “Libertas Cell”

Combat in the recent weeks in the critical Federation border zone of Placid Region has proven that the key to victory is coverage across many different times of day and night. Our enemies attack during the weakest time zones. They threaten our way of life and innocent Federation citizens. It is time for that to end.

With this in mind, Moira. Corporation is announcing the creation of a new subdivision, the “Libertas Cell”. Pilots available to play from the critical eve times of 06:00 to 18:00 will be allowed to apply and join Moira. Corporation, with significant incentives. No skill point restrictions or other requirements besides the ability to use TS3, Slack, and a deep thirst to kill the Caldari that dare touch our systems.

Fleet Commanders that join and form fleets to defend our territory from Caldari invasion will be rewarded with Skill Injectors that will enhance your abilities and speed your growth as a combat pilot. All necessary combat ships will of course be provided for free, to turn back this tide of tyranny. The highest ranked Libertas Cell pilot for each WEEK will be granted a PLEX to allow for Omega clone activation or other personal use.

If you are interested, please contact Julianus Soter or Katherine Austrene by eve-mail. We will conduct interview Saturday and Sunday.

Existing Moira. pilots that wish to use this program and can operate in this timezone can evemail Julianus Soter or Katherine Austrene to indicate your interest. You will be granted the “Libertas Cell” title and be allowed to participate in these critical contests.

Glory to the Federation. Freedom forever.

 

 

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GMVA is Recruiting

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This might be your first time researching alliances or corporations to join. Perhaps you want to dip your toes in Faction Warfare and are trying to see who would be a good fit. Or maybe you’re a long-time Eve Online veteran, desperately searching for that group with a different philosophy than the others: a group that respects your game time and you as a player, and has a great group of people to fly with.

The Villore Accords alliance is recruiting.

Let’s start with the basics: who are we?

  • GMVA is one of the oldest alliances in Faction Warfare in Eve Online. With 5 years of continuous operation, we decided to run things differently than most Eve alliances. Founded on January 28th, 2012, the Villore Accords alliance was created as a voluntary collaboration between multiple Gallente Militia corporations. It continues with that philosophy to this day. Our name comes from the system, Villore, capital of the Gallente Federation.
  • We operate in Gallente Federation and Caldari State Lowsec, where we fight neutrals, pirates, and Caldari Militia throughout Black Rise, Placid, Verge Vendor, and Essence. We have destroyed citadels, conquered systems, and waged brutal campaigns that destroyed thousands of ships.
  • In terms of lethality, GMVA has destroyed 10.44 trillion ISK of ships, citadels, control towers, and other assets. This contributes to nearly 13% of all PVP activity in the Gallente Militia, cumulative for the entire history of Eve Online, since 2008. This is remarkable given GMVA was founded in 2012.
  • In the tug-of-war of Faction Warfare’s system capture mechanics, GMVA has captured more faction warfare complexes than any other Alliance in the history of Eve Online.
  • We host spectacular player meetups at Eve Fanfest, in Reykjavik, Iceland, and elsewhere.
  • We use a loose warrior’s code to govern our operations in lowsec. We like to keep it simple. Don’t be a dick to your friends and alliance members. Don’t shoot blues. Have fun and blow stuff up.
  • Each GMVA corporation manages their own internal affairs such as recruitment, corporation administration, etc. This allows us to have a diverse range of timezones, cultures, nationalities, and personalities. There is a spot for almost anyone in GMVA’s corps.
  • EU/US timezone focused, our PVP window stretches between 1500 and 2300 evetime for the majority of our kills. 
  • We fly in mobile, fast, and hard-hitting roaming gangs, large fleet setups, and in small 2-3 man microgangs. Variety is the spice of life. If you hate the F1 button-pressing grind of Nullsec, we have a place for you.
  • New players are welcome to join, as long as they are able to listen, learn, and use Teamspeak 3 and Slack.
  • We have no formal Ship Reimbursement Program, as that makes little sense in the day to day attrition of Faction Warfare. Instead, we use Loan/Break it you buy it system for important ship doctrines. Additionally, a number of our players operate fair and competitive ISK/Loyalty Point buyback programs.
  • We came in 12th place in Alliance Tournament 14, earning 114 billion isk in cash and prizes, and allowing us to compete next year. We recruit our Alliance Tournament team from our active PVP’ers, so if you want to get in on some Tournament action, this is your chance. Read more about our tournament run here.

Our actively recruiting corporations are shown below. Click each link and read their description, read up on their activity patterns, and contact their recruiters if you find one that is a good fit for you.

Moira.

Eleutherian Guard

The Vomit Comets

Gallente Rebels Inc.

Indigo Bank

Or you can hop on GMVA Public and chat about corporation membership. Eager corporations interested in making their mark in Faction Warfare are always welcome.

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VILLORE ACCORDS TOP 16 ALLIANCE TOURNAMENT XIV

I’m going to post the internal alliance evemail that our amazing co-captain Katherine Austrene wrote at the end of our 3-2 alliance tournament run. I’ll post my thoughts afterwards as well.

 

When I joined Moira. about 10 months ago I had never imagined leading us into the Alliance Tournament, let alone coming in the top 12. Just think about that for a second, on out first attempt at the AT we placed above at least 52 other teams!

None of them were really pushovers either, we did better than teams such as:

> The-Culture
> Mercenary Coalition
> LowSechnaya
> LUMPY
> Snuffed Out
> Hard Knocks
> Templis CALSF
> A Band Apart
> SO many more

We did this with roughly 12 members in the final team, with just a month or two of practice and with in-game skills being a real limiting factor for many doctrines. We took a fleet that was repeatedly laughed at by commentators and made them eat their words.

I’d like to thank the following pilots in particular for their monumental efforts in the AT effort:

Julianus Soter – blap blap HFI alpha, brilliant support wing target caller
Aster Vinland – The quartermaster of dreams, better supply line than a conveyor belt
S’enah Fohre – Mr Cerberus and Hero Orthrus
Malmar Padecain – Zoom zoom Cruor, actually good at this game. Can read better than me
Jasek Steiner – Honey badger, holds the AT paintbrush
Saint Michaels Soul – “Reload’s finishing in 321, he’s in trouble” -Hero Barghest
Nariyu – Literally the best logi pilot this game as ever seen
Jim Tsero – #Moabuddy 😀
Bianca Shi – Glass cannon, actually has cov-ops skills!
Nihilaus Vause – rhiload: “we had tryhard setups. and u roll up in machs like. waddup”
Fenris Dallocort – Cheerleader and super sub
Felix De’Viance – Because I need to argue with SOMEONE about theory

~~ Dream Team ~~

GMVA has walked away from this competition over 100 billion ISK better off in skins and PLEX prizes. As Niden said, we “literally schooled the entire AT meta”, we’re pretty damn good. Being in the top 12 we do also get an invite back next year along with the big boys, looks like CCP want to see more of us 😉

Here are a few of the videos from the tournament, you can find the commentary on Youtube easily.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJ7Ol6A3tto (SOLAR FLEET)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nh0a4O-4WyY (A Band Apart)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQu2mJeM87k (404 Alliance Not Found)

I look forward to seeing more of your take part next year, it’s going to be quite nice to fly about in AT ships once we win.

-Kath

My heartfelt thanks goes out to Kath and the rest of the awesome GMVA team that made our performance this tournament one of the most incredible experiences in Eve Online I have ever participated in. We had an absolutely stunning first weekend of the tournament. The second weekend definitely started coming up against much more challenging fights with V0LTA and Paisti Syndicate, both previously long-time Alliance Tournament champions/top 8 competitors.

Our guys had a ton of fun, and Kath did an amazing job leading our team through some challenging matches as our main-damage target caller. We broke our fleet command into two halves, basically. Kath would direct the Battleship/cruiser DPS, while I directed our EWAR/Target Paints and anti-small ship DPS. This worked quite well because it allowed us to divide our focus and attention, allowing us to complete multiple kills at the same time, and winning fights faster and more cleanly than they would be otherwise.

As Katherine mentions in her evemail, we were largely limited in the doctrines we could field by the quantity of pilots, skillpoints, and time commitments for training we could schedule. We had to be extremely creative in how to get our DPS, EHP, resistance profiles, range control, and maneuverability to the point where we could be effective against multiple standard-issue cookie-cutter fleets.

We also had to fight a huge amount of mind-gaming that was being conducted by the Alliance Tournament commentators and ‘establishment’ elite PVP groups out there, who were commenting that our base doctrine was total shit and wouldn’t survive 2 matches, let alone 5. You can see this quite easily when you review the EVE NT video streams of our matches, which I’ve attached below as comparison to our internal voice comms recordings.

This caused me to wake up Sunday morning and reconsider our anti-support efforts. Seeking to shake up our meta late in the tournament, with no practices to support the new ship selections, primarily substituting our battle-tested Hurricane Fleet issue for a Bifrost, Cerberus, and Rook combo. This probably helped cause us to underperform. Also, Rapid Heavy missiles suck.

Regardless, hindsight is 20/20. Every single one of our pilots is totally committed and excited about participating in the tournament next year. Thanks to our honorable competitors for great fights, TEMPLIS CALSF, PFR, and ABA for being practice partners with us, and to the tireless support of our epic alliance members that cheered us on. Until next time.

First Match:

EVE NT TV commentator stream:

Second Match:

EVE NT commentator stream:

Third Match:

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Fourth Match:

Fifth Match: