Fireside Chat Transcript 23 Jan 2k22
From Goon Wiki
Alright boys and girls, we're gonna get started here in a couple minutes. Let me get my shit together. There are a Lot of entertaining things happening in EVE Online these days. It's it's been a wild a couple of weeks Unfortunately due to future plans those of you that are here early and get your bingo cards early You already get to have a future plans bingo square. I'd be very careful about what I say Otherwise the black hand and the Diplo's will have aneurysms hopefully not as bad as terminal insanity in our tech a local the other day, but You know One can only hope all right. There's a fleet coming back and they want a few minutes Where by a few I mean three that is cool. I will wait That's how long me to get my shit together here. Anyway, all right People want stories and they want to hear how the fish are doing. We had a hangout I actually have a fish nonsense story. This is a complete time waster but as novice fish enthusiasts, usually you begin with hanging back filters and Eventually enough of the fucking things break that I was glad I had some sponge filters on on hand in our bar tank We've got this big ass Gobi and a gourami and barbs This used to be the Mad Max tank. It's not anymore we've shifted to a sponge filter and it's great because it's so fucking quiet because Bob's suck. So we're sort of at that one and a half year fish enthusiasm mark where we're finally coming around But the elder statesman had said that we would naturally do after we've gone through three or four filters and had various adventures So that's cool. All right, so Actually, I'm just gonna wait for that plate to get here train stories, okay I got train stories actually we opened up our porch with a fireplace. The the stove out there was busted we got that fixed and The entire porch is a hobby area I got I started out with model railroading when I was a little kid in America and that means American trains and then as I got older decided that I wanted to get something into something really snobby and hard to get into and Expensive because I make terrible life decisions That's not actually true, but I really like the look of early British trains And so I've been importing double-o gauge things from like Hatton Battlefield and watching like trainsburg videos about early British railways and they call them railways and not railroads and Here you go And actually this details it - does miss Mitani have hobbies? It's been the train stuff is accelerated because I've gotten a bunch of structures that were cardstock I gotta make paper models of goods yard at a station and all the stuff and they looked very very Time-consuming and over the Christmas break She broke out the superglue and just built all the structures to a much more perfect level of quality than I would have done So I was like, well, okay, I guess I'm gonna make a fucking railroad now So that's pretty cool. It's a lot easier to get something together If you have help did did you guys I want to talk about partials and stupid if we do we need to where is that? Fleet I see the numbers have gone up here. I don't know guys hanging Alter already just a scream in Olesya on your Got your guys back one jump out. Excellent. Yeah, I want to get like ultra nerdy and It needs to be relatively flexible So I'm using like kato unit rack in HO because moving around stuff like that so we just have a bunch of really nice structures and snap track on the floor, but I'm like getting into like Trains are expensive now, by the way Like essentially put computers in the fucking things like back in the day when I was a kid there You know, I just went back for work, but it DCC They're they're they're chipped and you can program them and they do all this like amazing autistic stuff but unfortunately the effect that is that like get a new high-quality loco with good sound and it's like this thing costs 200 pounds Oh You know what 300 bucks out of fire for a loco. I Do love a Bachman 1p. It's like a Midland one-peat thing if people want to get what that is, but it's like Nice engine. Alrighty, the fleet is done guys are The but to answer the bigger questions the main three hobbies here recently that haven't been everly to have an accommodation of me assembling Gundams train nonsense and fish nonsense. I Do like old trains I've been fascinated by broad gauge stuff, but you can't get them in production There is like a super maker crafty like this group of people that are there's a broad gauge rail society That's doing all the way really early shit, but I am kind of lazy and I would prefer to have the beautiful model Just sort of hand to me to play with it Rather than actually trying to develop the skill to like play track by hand or anything like that effort to profit Okay, I will post some pics of the train crap once we have something worth showing but that'll probably be soon okay enough about my hobby crap, there's been a whole bunch of interesting things putting an eve online and That means that we are very much in the join six and squads future plans zone Where the entire directorate watches the fireside and hopes that I don't say the quiet part out loud about what's going on So interesting times I hope that you guys do have your your blood up I can't promise anything like a big deployment and I would be stupid for me to do because there's no reason to do that Right now I want us making money. I want us doing our thing But what I want you to see from a big picture perspective is that there is going to be more opportunities for us to punish the pappies just like we did to a whim and our tack a and the situation in the Galactic East is sort of Chaotic and where there is chaos there is opportunity and at any opportunity where we see the bad guys You know, let's say that there's a test fleet that's overextended. Let's say that there's a fight over in esoteria There's some sort of weird shit happening or whatever and we find that there's an engagement We can get stuck in and we can delete a test fleet. We can delete a fire fleet We can bring the pain to those that attempted to exterminate us. We're gonna do it It's sort of like an ambush predator kind of strategy. I'm very happy to have The rest of the game play cards make mistakes play the game. That is good But remember all again at the first opportunity they believe that they can't write Maybe that's in a few months from now. That would be stupid for them to do but maybe it isn't a few months from now There's discussions about how CCP is finally seeing the light and maybe they're gonna actually change things for citadels in some sort of way And since citadels are probably going to be nerfed at some point It wouldn't surprise me if the pappies, you know, maybe pickles is off snowboarding, right? So maybe this isn't happening But we do have to assume that if CCB changes something to citadels that maybe pappy will assemble again And so in the meantime, I want to try to Irk as many of them as we can and so far you guys have been doing that I was just examining the numbers of active characters between various alliances. I'm not normally a kill board guy This was related to something completely, you know separate from war related stuff But it was interesting to see that there are north of 3,000 active characters in a goon swarm right now there are like 2,500 characters active in like FRT and horde and There's only like 760 characters that are active in test so you can see that the The system is working the zone of rot thing is working and we are just gonna keep punching downward on these people Whenever we have an opportunity to because we will never forget that they are enemies and that given an opportunity They will all blob up together and come at us again. And we are we don't have our heads up our asses about that, so I believe that Eve online is headed into a Interesting time in the next six months over the next six months now That doesn't mean six months of nothing That means that any time there could be some precipitating events that kick off some wildly unpredictable things For example, number one, of course is the Artak AR keepstar incident now We didn't necessarily do that though credit to fucking hyper viper for getting involved with this And helping deal with that Obviously, there's a pancake wolf joke to be made about that too in a good way but that is an example of a Pappy going along and making a critical error and us being in a position to strategically Capitalize upon it and punish them to reduce their forces or take them off the chessboard completely So we're in a place here where again my fit one of my favorite quotes Never interrupt your enemy when they're making a mistake. Our enemies are making mistakes We are on the lookout for opportunities and now you guys have seen I have proof of what I have been saying I've been telling you that we're gonna look for opportunities that we're gonna do these things. We're gonna try it We're always gonna remember Pappy's gonna come after us And now you have seen that we are not just gonna sit on our asses and delve and make isk We are gonna sit on our asses and delve and make isk, but also But also whenever we have an opportunity to punish those that vowed to exterminate us We will take opportunity and we will twist that knife as hard as we possibly fucking can and then we will wait for the next Opportunity while arranging in the shadows to line up said opportunities because if you're fighting fair, you're not fighting at all But that's the quiet part. We're trying to say that out loud so What else is going on the elephant in the room, which is the downfall meme in the room? Is that in c-dot NPL have deployed to venal? to Clear venal they are doing it for eight weeks Potentially it could change right just because they said they're gonna be there for eight weeks doesn't mean that they will Maybe they'll come and whatever I had kind of thought that they were gonna I said this on the meta show yesterday I had kind of thought that they were going to blob up with horde and test and fire And attempt to do something on the eastern front, which is very much in chaos and that's good It's in chaos because a woman has ceased to exist and the initiative has a keep star and DTP So join six and squads and look to the future for opportunities This is not going to be a scenario where we are sitting here and nothing is going to be happening in eve online There's a scenario where we are very very much looking for opportunities wherever they may be and conveniently We have the largest and most effective spy network in the history of online gaming looking for those opportunities And we will pounce on them You will get about as much notice on the pouncing as we did with a whim thing, right? Like that happened and we launched into attack mode and holy crap. Did we get a lot of stuff? Holy holy fucking shit. Did we get a lot of stuff a lot of stuff? In none of our estimations did we Expect that we would get it We didn't allow ourselves to dream that would be would be able to do that There will be more pinatas in the future. There will be more blood orgies in the future We won't necessarily have the same situation with hostiles fucking with us during that Because not every pinata is going to have a hostile for czar on the same grid. However Despite some people having meltdowns in local I was very proud about how we pivoted and changed our plan planning is everything plans are useless We had a whole plan about how we're gonna manage this And how we were gonna like scout the loot and do this and do that and when all the bad guys turned up to is Like okay ditch that everybody just got stuck in and make mistakes and then pretty rapidly over the course of an hour and a half Two hours we dialed it in we went from what the fuck are we doing - oh, okay We can coordinate our target locks to ensure that we can hold all the shit on the field Nuke the bad guys and then we figured out how to extract from a hot grid I was very proud of us as an organization that we were able to be out there in a Emergent gameplay scenario and get fucking paid and then it was fucking hilarious when as we were still engaging in the largest salvage operation in the history of online games I'm reading posts from test guys going like test got a supercharger in 60 billion is and we're just fucking Laughing our way to the bank here. So It is definitely one of the scenarios where not everybody got a big payout. Not everybody got the lucky can I went out there myself I tried to open a few cans and I didn't find shit besides fireworks and storage containers But the important thing is is that by and large our organization just drank their fucking milkshake and that doesn't typically happen As you guys know in these wars in nullsec We blow up Alliance assets and Alliance assets are paid for with Alliance SRP so essentially hit people at that layer, but you don't typically get a chance to just really the other guys and Added it to your line members hangers and we have more stront than we know what to do with which is excellent The entire scenario was all looking forward to more we got For what we had. Let's see We got between 16 and 19 super isn't sure exactly what the the number on that was because it's actually been hard to keep track Of how much we thought because there's been so much of it the Alliance Most of those have been sold now. We slower split them all surge wars in space We got a setio we got four for his ours. We got a jump gates. We got a Tatar for Astor houses for 400,000 fuel blocks 3 million sort of well fittings 45 noctuses 10 years Know why the state collected those but I think muscle the gears must have been the hangers are Agus to jump freighters probably 30 capitals Yeah And then for what the jump freighter services have been to now we are estimating what you guys to come we can only estimate what you guys took home based off of the collateral of the contracts and the jump freighter services from ITL and we've got I said this on that show at least half a Trillion s or as we're all doing move ops or the stuff that you moved yourself from our tack a back to delve We don't have that as part of the statistics. So high fives all around We made out like bandits fucking bandits I'm getting for jump freighters. That's that's even better so obviously we're gonna look for opportunities like that in the future and we're gonna do a better job of it because we have now been Blooded and done some emergent gameplay and come up with some systems How much stront did we get I am curious on an actual like statistic on that? There's rumors about this like mega strong can I know that we got a ton? But I'm gonna wait for Billy or G Saul any of the G Saul guys who know what the fuck to get the real number All right. So there's a few things I want to talk about here that are economic But they're economic in the context of war because that's all I care about The goal for us I've said this before and we've been in the situation before guys we were in this situation right after the casino war where it was our job to figure out how to make at the maximum value out of our territory and Do so competitively beat the other guys about making sure the other guys are not getting as much value from their territory as we are And lapping the puppies because we know that they're gonna come after us because that's all they know how to do. So We are expanding the GZs there's going to be some more work done on that There are also I continue to be impressed and I think we should all be impressed when we see the hypothetically fixed in the our report From CCP showing that of anybody in null sec It's delve and then a few more regions down you get to some veil the silent fraternity action But most of our enemies have not managed to rebuild their economies in the same way that we are already all over it and I want you guys to continue to get rich because Getting rich turns into war strength, which we then use to murder the pappies. So that is cool and good so we are able to rip through our moons because the locust sig has been expanded to include barges and exhumers and Everybody over there Ragnar Don and I could give more shout outs But I need more names to give shout outs to but very happy with how the locust sig thing has been working because you guys have been kicking ass and mining like motherfuckers and Nobody else is doing it at the scale that we are so that makes me very happy Some of the other things that are going on Yeah, the CCP thing let me take a look at this as far as I can tell The doctor who event is working the ESI is on the fritz So I actually can't get a current number of concurrence and somebody see how many people are playing the fucking game right now Please because that is one thing CCP is not doing right is that the fucking Nations have been shorting out across everybody's empires. Thank you. We're above 30k That's what I wanted to see because we were at 33 yesterday and it was great. So If people in high sec like the doctor who event that's wonderful. That's fantastic We want people playing the game if CCP realizes that maybe they should listen to the players about stuff and are talking on podcasts about how they're gonna Actually do something about the Citadel situation and start actually improving things in the game That is also cool and good Our policy has always been just like during the incarnate crisis Our policy has always been if they play ball We will play ball beatings will continue until morale improves if we're taught he turns around and starts hurting blurfs like he did on this Podcast I want you guys to be aware of this I don't want to be screaming about it from the rooftops, but I want you to be aware about this This guy goes on the declarations of war podcast and he's all blah blah blah Well, you know, I don't really think jump freighters are good and you know hinted that like grayscale They want to get rid of jump freighters. Now. That is something that I am NOT happy about that I think anybody who understands how Eve online works is not happy about that and We will make that known If they continue to misbehave, but I believe right now CCB has maybe seen their q4 numbers from 2021 and Maybe they're listening. So I just want you guys to be aware that we are monitoring that situation But we want people to be playing Eve online We want CCB to be responsive and obviously we don't want we're talking removing jump freighters or anything like that So hopefully they have learned that people playing the game is good sandbox is good Put some fucking sand in sandbox. Give us some better spaceships you dumbass That is the grayscale heresy if you're old school and you remember CCB grades grayscale That was literally like his whole thing is get rid of jump bridges get rid of jump freighters and make people do further ops for fun Which nobody wanted to do and he tried to force it down Eve's throat And that was back in the era of CSM 5 and CSM 6. So when we're talking about the grayscale heresy Apparently they're just back to old bad ideas that have long been rejected But again, he just said this on some random podcast. So I don't want riots in the streets or anything like that I just want people to know we are monitoring the situation game number go up good CCP listening and maybe fixing things in an all sec good, but you know, we're not out of the woods yet we're obviously not out of the woods yet because Why the fuck would you talk about removing jump freighters if you're just just what? Anyway, so we're we are monitoring that we are all over it. Our CSMs are working on CSM stuff. Uh, You know, what the fuck right? Okay, let me go ahead and take some questions here guys Uh, I also want to see no, I think that's it. I need some questions. We will go through that Can we twist the knife on manto over on serenity? Uh, I don't really see a reason to do that Uh, he can go be the big boss on serenity and I don't really give a shit as far as i'm concerned. We pretty much decapitated His entire organization here And took all of their shit. There's not really much else do and we have bigger fish, uh bigger fish to fry out in the east Were chat porn when guys i've told you so many times matter all was right. I am pappy snowden I've already given you so much chat porn. Are you are you not entertained palatine keep star? That's a question for billy obviously as the leader of g stall He gets to have all of your palatine keep star questions Did we get many corpse or players fleeing from aom some people from aom did join the imperium? Uh, there were a few corporations, but it wasn't like a big transfer because most of them are crap And we only took the ones that seemed like they would have value Value, can we get an iq test attached to capital purchasing rights? Um, potentially, but then we would have no fun, right? I I This is something that many of you have heard before but it's a good rant in case we've got some people that are new To the imperium and new to goons from is I think that certain people cannot be reached because human stupidity if I could conquer human stupidity I would have already taken over the world by now or maybe I wouldn't because I wouldn't necessarily want to take over the world because it's full of so many fucking stupid people, but the point is uh in some cases when people are going to drive a capital ship into a tree the only value you can get from that is The opportunity for everyone else to learn from their failures. The essence of wisdom is learning from the mistakes of other people It's you can learn from your own mistakes if you can but it's even better to learn from somebody else's fuck up. So Uh, there's never going to be a time where there isn't some dumbass crashing a capital into a tree and resulting in embarrassing Lost mail one of the things that differentiates goon swarm and the imperium from the rest of eve Is that we will point and laugh at stupid people because we realize that if they're going to be that dumb The only value that they can provide is as an object lesson of what not to do for those that can learn So don't be fussed if you see somebody being stupid. I mean mock them Try to get them to not be stupid, I guess but like just because somebody turns into a flashy kill mail On z kill board because they were dumb our penises and our boobs or whatever sort of gender Appropriate analogy my dick isn't gonna shrink Just because some idiot with a goon swarm take our last snacks because I don't care that guy or ha ha ha I hope he learns in the future You don't have to be mean about it It's just like stupidity and people losing ship ships at peacetime is just a fact of life and either they are going to die out And learn their lesson or they will become a lesson for the rest of us. Uh any news on Battleship buffs. Um, no at least not that I have let's see what else we got fan fest is something that is on our radar I believe uh, you know, whatever the the pandemic might turn around and fuck more things up But I personally am under the impression that as omicron goes through the universe. Everybody's gonna either Have an immunity wave and that's going to be cool or whatever, but i'm thinking that by may life will be More normal, uh, we see life is returning to normal in cape town Uh life is returning to normal in ireland potentially and we're not out of the woods yet But I do believe that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and as a result a lot of fun travel with space Space nerds. We've got like fan fest is coming up. We have the berlin meet There's a whole bunch of shit that i'm really excited about traveling to and seeing the world and not having my plans Repeatedly interrupted by this bullshit. All righty our question any news on progod and villi. Are they even playing eve? um Progod is off snowboarding Okay, great. Uh, villi hasn't been too active. Okay, great. Um You know test is occasionally putting like 200 people on the field pretty rarely. They did come to our artech ar party Uh, and I look forward to them continuing to continuing to continuing That's not even a word continuing to how about how we are not Uh attacking them in a way that they are happy with because I I get off on that Join sigs and squads and yes, happy birthday to karma fleet. They turned seven Man i'm old Uh chill back is back that is actually super super awesome news glad to see you dude Many high fives to the black order in general really cool group of dudes fun to smoke weed with high fives all around Uh ranger gamma has a new nickname by the way he is now, uh, I mean he was already botulism gamma now He's botulism nine toes gamma. Yes Uh, he he is uh on the mend and out of the hospital after his or will be soon out of after his latest Misadventure, he's got another nickname It's good. All right. Let me see if there's any last questions and then we're going to call it Oh, wow rest in piss sarin for being promoted to a karma fleet director any chance of a move up from our tech a uh, It's possible if people x up if you actually let's this is a great time. There's 780 people here still Uh x up and elisea if you still have shit in our tech a that you would like to get moved from our tech a In like a move op we took so much shit from these guys I am so proud like the fact that it is days and days and days All right. So i'm gonna i'm gonna ask the cord to uh, Lay in some plans to get another artak ar uh move up gun I I am so happy that you glorious motherfucker mother motherfuckers took this much shit that we are still Having a baggage train of fucking collecting this loot high fives all around All right, so that is going to be it for this week. We will see you next week. Keep eyes on If another crazy opportunity presents itself, we will jump on it in the meantime get rich join sigs and squads There is combat afoot six and squad six and squad six and we're not yet at a jeff deployment level, but uh, there is There's the scent of blood in the air and that's very Otherwise i'd have to talk about moon taxes rather than the doom of our foe and you guys know how I roll Thank you for coming. Let's get back out there. We'll see you next week.