Lowsec Feud Draws Fresh Blood

Lowsec is a thriving place with rivalries old and new. Before becoming Editor-in-Chief here at Crossing Zebras, I was the writer of the Lowlife weekly column, attempting to cover as much of it as possible. Although I still write Lowlife when I have time (which is more seldom that I’d like), there is so much going on that simply doesn’t get covered. In order to remedy that, CZ welcomes #EVE_NT organiser and lowsec outlaw Nashh Kadavr. Nashh will be reporting on lowsec in lowsec style (among other things). That means hands-on, violent and dirty, exploring the evolving meta and the many entities that call it home. No headline posers here—the “metagame” is endless war, and violence the norm.—Niden The long standing feud Overload Everything [CYNOU] have with lowsec dominators Shadow Cartel [SHDWC] reignited again over the weekend. A clash between the two lowsec power blocks erupted Saturday evening at about 2145 and lasted over 45 minutes, resulting in over 50 billion isk in losses between the two sides. Doomchinchilla, the overconfident but charismatic leader of Overload Everything, was once part of the Shadow Cartel Alliance, but left after relationships soured between the US and EU time zones. An authority from CYNOU claims that the secretive leader of Shadow Cartel’s obsession with POCOs caused the rift between the two groups, and eventually the split. Management between the two Alliances have not seen eye to eye since the break-up, and it appears Chinchilla’s men are inspired to obstruct and pick fights with SHDWC at every single convenience. According to sources, the conflict centered around a poorly defended small POS in Hesarid, Essence, and involved predominantly armour tanked faction battleships, in fleets of roughly equal size. Overload assisted the POS owners and friends Psychotic Tendencies [TISHU] in an attempt to save the tower. Although already working on the assault of the POS, SHDWC showed no clear advantage as CYNOU had already bridged their fleet to a nearby POCO. However, SHDWC immediately warped to the cyno, putting their autocannon Machariels at close range to the arty Machariel fleet of Overload. As the two Machariel fleets clashed at the CYNOU entry point, a few ships fell to both sides before reps stabilized, and more tactical thinking was required. Unlike Overload Everything, Shadow Cartel had not thought to bring Triage carriers, and for a moment it seemed the fight would be over faster than initially thought. eve-online-rubicon-31 A pilot in the Shadow fleet commented; Fortunately for us, logistics pros BALEX (Balkan Express) kept our ships alive while the FCs concocted a plan of attack.” With Shadow Guardians managing to keep their Bhaalgorns up long enough to cap out the two triaged carriers, the fight became a more level playing field, and ships started to explode faster on the Overload side. Some skilled probing from a TISHU pilot caught the Shadow Cartel command Loki unprepared, and its destruction caused havoc to the stability of their fleet until it was replaced. Easily Excited [NSFW] made an appearance on field in EWAR frigates and proceeded to shoot both sides, possibly to get on as many killmails as possible. Although their effects may have been minimal in the grand scheme of things, it appears Overload Everything and TISHU suffered most of the EWAR projected by NSFW, probably due to TISHU’s ongoing campaign against NSFW. The loss of links, combined with well coordinated alpha from the Overload Everything Machariels contributed the loss of Shadow’s Bhaalgorns. However, by this time the cap damage had been done, and Shadow were able to destroy the two triage Archons, bringing an end to the fight. Doom proceeded to explain that they had indeed been beaten by superior tactics and pilot error on their side but continued; “[…]it was nice to fight Shadow Cartel and I’m glad Dead Terrorists were not there to hold their hands.” Holding the field and claiming victory with 10 versus 30 losses, W0wbagger’s only comment: “Both sides had fun and that’s why we play, the best fights are even numbered ones where both sides lose ships, and it comes down to tactics and luck to decide the fight. Removal of our links almost cost us the fight and had it happened earlier, the result may have been different. GF” Despite this particular battle not involving many capitals, the value of the total losses makes it one of the lowsec highlights of the weekend. It is likely the rivalry between the two sides will continue, and more drama is sure to evolve in the coming months. The increased popularity of Machariels could indicate a replacement for the much loved Ishtar fleets of late. It is nice to see an introduction of Nestors on the battlefield too, and it will be interesting to see what value they can add in battles to come.
Tags: lowsec, Nashh, Overload Everything, Shadow Cartel

About the author

Nashh Kadavr

#EVE_NT organiser, lowsec -10 scumbag, blogger and altogether great guy. Starting EVE in 2007, Nashh has been a pirate for most of his years and currently flies with the Bastards.

  • Kamar Raimo

    Great fight report but the real reason for the low performance of Overload Everything has evaded the author. Informed sources confirm that OE has decided to become an RP alliance which will dedicate most of their effort to fighting the Drifter menace rather than opposing player forces.

    • Not roleplaying, vengeance. A Drifter Twitter account insulted Taylor Swift.

      • Kamar Raimo

        The only mistake made there is that it’s overcompensation. The existence of Taylor Swift is already an insult to humanity.

        Edit: Also, to pick a fight because of Taylor Swift is also RP 😛

  • Name Required

    CZ- You can do better than this guy.

    • Kamar Raimo

      We invited Nashh to write for us because we know him and like him. Since we don’t know you we may be missing out. If you introduce yourself you may turn out to be a great lowsec commentator, who knows.

  • Name Required

    Doomchinchilla: “[…]it was nice to fight Shadow Cartel and I’m glad Dead Terrorists were not there to hold their hands.”

    Sounds emotional, bitter, and down right childish, and whats with
    “[…]”. Too much cussing and screeching to post on your article?

    W0wbagger: “Both sides had fun and that’s why we play, the best fights are even
    numbered ones where both sides lose ships, and it comes down to tactics
    and luck to decide the fight. Removal of our links almost cost us the
    fight and had it happened earlier, the result may have been different.

    Cordial, and tolerant. Bagger sounds like a respected leader and FC.

    If I was to choose who to fly with, I would say the decision is pretty easy by viewing the 2 leaders comments.

    • Selina Crendraven | Buho


  • topkek

    1. Hesarid is in Genesis

    2. Fight lost because primarying bhaalgorns is difficult

    3. Easily Excited whored on both sides with t1 frigs because that’s all they are able to afford and fly.

    • Giuseppe Raimondo

      we used all our moon isk to buy those frigs. otherwise we would have been in noobships.

  • Zlocho

    The fight was awesome. It is one of the highlights of my EVE experience for sure. Being a Guard pilot in that fight was extremely hard but we managed it. Go BALEX go SC!

  • The Cartel

    doomchinchilla? confident? LOL. Also sounds bitter compared to wowbaggers humble response. Typical OE kiddery. Bunch of immature man children. GF

  • Lucas

    I dont know details of the fight, just wanted to poiny out that CYNOU is the corp ticker for Collapsed Out while the alliance ticker for Overload Everything is 8URNT.