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About ddred

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  1. Kaynard Stormwalker's application

    Overall decent app except the suggestion for all of us to fly orthrus in a small / microgang setting. What ships do you think would synergize with your orthrus as the core of the fleet while roaming?
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    Let's summarise a few things. Your dominix fitting is pretty poor on many levels. You're grappling, but don't have a scram. You're brawling in a slow ship but have chosen an MWD over a jump drive which would give you disengagability. You've decided to make that problem worse by fitting a plate for some extra buffer on a pair of ships intended for a small-scale engagement when more damage or more reistance would be more useful such as from a reactive hardener. Your fit could easily be adjusted to take greater advantage of the cap transfers but you've ended up with a hybrid regen/transfer fitting that seems better placed in a wormhole shooting rats than it does shooting enemy players. You've fit a nano machariel with a grappler, web and aux nano pumps. That's two different schools of thought. Your brawler mach then decides it would be better to get some cargohold capacity rather than something useful like damage or resistance. Your nightmare is stolen from bigmiker from an era where off-grid links made it work. Your ishtar is the only thing that might actually work. You're freaking out so much about the drake possibly killing you that you've forgotten to kill it. You've applied to, in your own words, "the best alliance in the game" and yet you don't have a working microphone. You can't figure out how to kill a tempest that has sentry fire when you have two pilots at your disposal. You don't know how to do the most basic of problem solving and intel gathering when you discover a super carrier warping around a system. You think burning two escape cynos permanently is a viable solution to ensuring the safety of your super. You have empty highslots on your hic when you could fit nosf. You don't know who Taylor Swift is and thought that it was a good idea to state this on two separate applications.
  3. app

    This explains a lot.
  4. app

    Actually I like anime. An acceptable answer would have been the katana is the worst sword because it's a folded brittle metal rod, bent and then sharpened on only one side. Made by the worst sword smiths of the period but carried by shinto who didn't realise swords had to actually have a purpose in combat. Fortunately the Japanese had the sense to come up with the Naginata and used the sword more as a decoration.
  5. app

    I'll vouch you into SAS if you can explain why the katana is the worst sword ever made.
  6. DavidT33 Application

    It's actually a pretty legit choice for generation 1. Alakazam, Snorlax and Gengar were king of the meta for battles if you banned legendaries.
  7. DavidT33 Application

    This is easy stuff. Although, I'm not sure how you're getting the 1/2n series when it's sigma 1/n
  8. DavidT33 Application

    Confirming vouch
  9. ddred's app

    I wouldn't want to give the impression that I'd jump ship due to something trivial like being trolled. The member that I "fell out" with would eventually be black listed from DT. I had been bumping heads with him for a few months and eventually I just got tired of having to deal with him everyday. Trolling/Sperging on its own isn't enough to bother me. If I was to be accepted, I'd be an unproven and unestablished member of the alliance, so I'd most likely take the comments as a challenge to do so.
  10. ddred's app

    I'm just posting this so that the thread doesn't derail on this point.
  11. ddred's app

    Section A – General info: 1. List your sponsor(s) within SAS (make sure that they post in the thread to confirm this) Valan 2. How old are you? 23 3. Where do you live and what languages do you speak? Glasgow, Scotland (U.K) English 4. Which time zone sees the most of your playing time (US/ΕU/AUS)? EU 5. How many hours do you play eve on average during a week? 40~ 6. Please list all your characters on all your accounts and provide links to skill sheets and killboards. State how long you've had ownership of said characters. If you have characters that you for some reason need to kept secret‚ PM thе relevаnt infо to your recruiter when аsked to provide API. [REMOVED] 7. When will you most likely be available for an interview (Εve time)? 6pm -> 10pm 8. Link a recording of your voice. https://soundcloud.com/user-32367402/pandemic-legion-app Section B – The Eve Online ~experience~: 1. What do you enjoy doing the most in Eve and what do you enjoy the least? I enjoy large fights, solo pvp / micro gang and smartbombing. I don't enjoy frigate pvp in the game though as I find it to be over so fast that it's not worth the effort compared to the larger ship classes in the game. 2. Do you have any FC experience? If yes‚ please tell us a little about that and if not‚ why? I've never FCed large fights. Only a few casual roams and tower / poco repair fleets. I've typically acted as support FC / Logistics Anchor by using TS whisper to issue orders to the logistics wing without interfering with fleet comms. 3. Do you havе experience with аny оther speciаlised roles, such as scouting, scanning or leading logistics ships? As above, yes I do. I also use my alts to scan for wormholes and put eyes on key systems when required. 4. Link the killmail you are the most proud of and explain to us why? When I was helping run praetorium., the alliance leader claimed he could beat me in a 1v1. I claimed I could beat him in a velator. https://zkillboard.com/kill/41828058/ 5. Link the lossmail that you would say embarrasses you the most and explain to us why? I was FC of the rescue fleet of a titan. We managed to save the titan but lost the slow cats due to the titan pilot asking for all capacitor to be transfered to the titan leaving the slows with no cap to tank. I personally think it's one of the most embarassing engagements we ever had and thus the most embarassing loss. I could link some fail fits from my early days of eve, but I was young (literally) and didn't understand eve mechanics. https://zkillboard.com/kill/48471731/ 6. How do you make your ISK in Εve? Ninjaing supers and DED sites. 7. Give us a run down of your eve POD PILOT CAREER. How long you've played‚ in which corps/alliances‚ favouritе fights/incidents, аny relatiоnships (positive or negаtive) of note with persons and/or corps/alliances. I started playing EVE when I was 13 years old on a character that was biomassed due to me choosing bloodlines and a race that favored charisma causing pvp skills to train at a slow pace. I redid my character to ddred with more emphasis on intelligence, perception, ect. Finding a corporation was difficult as the community had much more mature ages compared to other mmos and so I mainly flew by myself and a few pilots that didn't use voice comms. I eventually found myself in vengeance CFC which was a high sec mercenary corporation. My daily routine was generally harassing miners by can flipping and camping war targets in station. Eventually I would move on to null sec by joining the GBC under Southern Cross Alliance and KIA Alliance. These two alliances would eventually die where I then joined a wormhole corporation called firebird squadron. We had a minor interaction with Rooks and Kings and Aperture Harmonics when they asked us to help find NOVA during Clarion Call 3. After an extended break following the death of firebird squadron to AHARM I returned and joined The United - the pirates of Rancer. I chose to stay in the recruiting corporation rather than join The United so that I could help recruits integrate into the corp. The United would eventually die due to inactivity and the lack of ability to fight d1rtyb1rd and the isboxers that had moved into Rancer (such as Valan himself and his friend beh3moth). Following this, I joined praetorium which lived near Rancer and were blue with Dead Terrorists. Praetorium was the probably the least competent and capable alliance that I flew with, but rather than try and find a new home, I decided to see if I could improve it. After an extended period of helping people get involved in PVP and make isk; leaders in the alliance accused me of drawing a line between them and their members. This escalated to the point where 2 corporation CEOs staged a coup to try and take control of the alliance which I thwarted. These CEOs split off and formed an alliance called Titanbane and sought to destroy praetorium. Almost all their members left and rejoined corporations in Praetorium. During this period Galactic Sky Fleet Empire had been attempting to rally a coalition to take towers and pocos from Shadow Cartel. This included an alliance called Obsidian Front that lived 2 jumps from us. Titanbane seeked to aquire blue standings with Dead Terrorists and Obsidian Front in order to attack us without having to worry about being third partied. In the end Titanbane died a quick death. I had placed a jump freighter spy in their alliance and the alliance CEO had plexed for around 8 billion (when plex were worth about 600mill each). He had purchased a bunch of faction battleships, strategic cruisers and such and asked if someone could move it. The spy stole it and the leader subsequently rage quit from the game and hasn't returned since. During this period Shadow Cartel contacted me and asked if I could set up a meeting with the alliance leader of Dead Terrorists, Letelio denum. This resulted in a joint op between DT, praetorium and Shadow Cartel against DNAC (GSE, EE, OF, ect) in eifer which Pandemic Legion third partied on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXX3L4m7CAI I would eventually join Dead Terrorists but after a falling out with one of the members, I decided to try my hand at joining PL and joined BUSA.A. I joined BUSA.A because I had heard their restrictions on what ships I would be allowed to fly were less than those of waffles. In the end, I would be kicked from BUSA.A for shooting PL towers. One of the leaders of BUSA.A actually defended my actions though saying that PL are not blue and thus they are fair game, but I understand that I was obviously pushing it with my actions. I rejoined DT and have flown with them since. I have been a part of them since they were flying 10 -> 20 man cruiser and battlecruiser gangs at peak to 80+ mega navy and tech 3 fleets and now on to fighting CFC/CFC in mach fleets. 8. You are solo roaming in an Orthrus and jump into a gate camp with interceptors and an arazu. Explain what you do to survive, if possible? It depends on the fit of the orthrus, size of the gatecamp and position of the arazu. I tend to prefer oversize prop mod fits, so if I simply can't handle the dps on grid then I would burn to gate and jump out with 100mn AB. Otherwise I'd try and brawl down some interceptors. However, if I was MWD fit then depending on the position of the arazu I would decide to either burn towards the gate or away from the arazu to get out of scram range. An orthrus should be able to kill any interceptors that try and chase for tackle but arazu damps may make that problematic in which case burning and trying to stay within the warp-distance from the arazu but out of damp range would be priority while trying to break free from the ceptors. If I were to burn and successfully reach the gate then I would hold to try and get max aggression from the gang (especially the arazu) before jumping out. 9. You are in a PL fleet in a Napoc, a squad of bombers uncloak, bomb the fleet, whilst the PL fleet is engaged with another fleet. You take 30% armour damage, what do you do? I don't broadcast for armor and try and lock up a few bombers to potentially kill between primaries. 10. You have decided to go roaming with your PL bro's and supply all the ships for said roam. What 10 ships would you fit and supply for your PL brethren? Show fits and explain why you have supplied said ships? Confessors, deacons and magus'. I would take 5 confessors with mixed ewar and tackle, 3 deacons and 2 magus. The slow speed means that they're kitable, but low signature, high resists and AB allow them to mitigate and tank higher dps than if they were MWD fit. The magus destroyers also will allow for the fleet to catch kitey ships or jump away from them if the engagement is not at a gate or station allowing the fleet to disengage if there are no ships coming in to scram range. Mixed ewar in the form of ECM can potentially neutralise logistics of the enemy allowing for opportunity kills. The faction modules are cheap and add enough buffer to easily justify their price tag, especially when 3 deacons will be repping around 30% of the confessor's armor per cycle (which is every 2 seconds with links). All ships cost roughly the same price (100m~). The confessor takes 2 heat sinks rather than taking more buffer as its resists and signature outshine the deacon and magus and thus if they're dying, so is everything else. The deacon forgoes a higher ehp value in favor of higher resists in order to tank higher dps. The magus forgoes damage mods in order to bring its resist and buffer in line with the confessor and deacons. The magus is chosen over other CMDs as it has additional mid slots allowing for more utility. Some of the mids are placeholders for optional ewar. I haven't EFTed these fits in the new march updates though and thus they may require some tweaking to fit. [Confessor, New Setup 1] Adaptive Nano Plating II Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II 400mm Crystalline Carbonide Restrained Plates Heat Sink II Heat Sink II 1MN Y-S8 Compact Afterburner 'Umbra' White Noise ECM Faint Epsilon Warp Scrambler I Dual Light Beam Laser II, Aurora S Dual Light Beam Laser II, Aurora S Dual Light Beam Laser II, Aurora S Dual Light Beam Laser II, Aurora S [empty high slot] [empty high slot] Small Trimark Armor Pump II Small Trimark Armor Pump II Small Anti-Thermal Pump II Small Trimark Armor Pump II Small Trimark Armor Pump II Small Anti-Thermal Pump II [Magus, New Setup 1] Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II Corpum C-Type Energized Explosive Membrane Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II Imperial Navy 400mm Steel Plates 1MN Y-S8 Compact Afterburner Micro Jump Field Generator Warp Disruptor II Warp Scrambler II Light Electron Blaster II, Void S Light Electron Blaster II, Void S Light Electron Blaster II, Void S [empty high slot] [empty high slot] Small Trimark Armor Pump II Small Trimark Armor Pump II Hammerhead II x2 Hobgoblin II x3 [Deacon, New Setup 1] Adaptive Nano Plating II Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II Corpum C-Type Energized Thermal Membrane Corpum C-Type Energized Kinetic Membrane Federation Navy 400mm Steel Plates 1MN Y-S8 Compact Afterburner Small Capacitor Booster II, Navy Cap Booster 200 Coreli A-Type Small Remote Armor Repairer Coreli A-Type Small Remote Armor Repairer Coreli A-Type Small Remote Armor Repairer Small Trimark Armor Pump II Small Anti-EM Pump II Navy Cap Booster 200 x41 11. While languidly chilling in a system 12 light years out of our current staging system in your covert ops, you come across a Wyvern outside the shields of a POS. What do you do now in order to facilitate non-risk, non-effort pvp for your bros in the Legion? First, I need to determine what the wyvern is doing. It may have logged in after foolishly changing the pos pw from the wyvern. He may have accidentally double clicked and gone afk, he may be defanging the tower and is alligning out to a safe pos or so on. Then I need to figure out who the wyvern belongs to and whether or not it could be a potential trap and whether or not the owners live nearby. If, after all of this, I decide that it's a potential kill, I would ping for a fleet. I would set up a warp-in while checking how far the gate is from the wyvern. Whether or not the gate towards PL staging is a regional gate which could potentially lower the range for jumping caps by cynoing them into the adjacent system first. I would check if we have a wormhole into the system or nearby for hics and my main to travel through while noting the range from the wyvern. I would use a warp-speed onyx. Before setting up the warp-in, if I believe I have time and I don't have combat probes loaded, I would warp to a celestial out of d-scan range and reload combats. If my ship has a cyno I would ask if it's possible get some ghost riders to cyno in with my covert ops. During the attempt to grab initial tackle, I would decloak and launch probes bookmarking each result if the ship manages to warp-away. If the wyvern tries to cloak then I am familiar with the techniques used to decloak supers who have warped to a safe. 12. Give examples in eve of when you committed acts of piracy, scamming, spying and/or general griefing? I've never really commited grand acts of piracy, scramming or griefing. The only time that I ever did it was when I instructed a spy I planted in titanbane to steal 8 billion isk of stuff from them that I have detailed in question 7. The only other example I can think of was when I FCed a roam with a spy from titanbane in teamspeak. I let him stay there giving false intel over TS and giving real orders in fleet chat. This lead to him unanchoring his towers in his home system and sitting outside thinking it was safe before we warped in with alpha tornados, killed him and stole his poses. 13. Why are you leaving your current corporation and/or alliance? Before LSV formed to go fight the CFC in hakonen, DT's EUTZ was inactive and a lot of the pilots I used to fly with were no longer active. That is still somewhat true, but not so much since the deployment. Valan offered me a vouch for PL last year and I was trying to decide on a key moment to take it as I always wanted to see what it was like to fly with the most elite null sec alliance there is in the game. I didn't leave DT at the time because we were going through some drama that people may have followed on reddit when a certain leadership member betrayed DT and stole a bunch of moons, poses and such. I didn't want to abandon DT during this time, and PL closed its recruitment shortly after. I decided to apply once recruitment opened and Valan has told me I should apply now. 14. What do you see yourself doing in ΕVE a year from now? What are your EVE goals? I was hoping to fly a super carrier, but I'm holding off on the idea until more details about the changes are released. My main objective in PL will be to establish myself as a reliable logistics anchor and member. 15. If asked to sing a song for you SAS bro's on your acceptance into Corp, what would it be? John Cage - 4'33 Section C – Ship set ups: Please provide fits for four ships of your choosing; one of which having to be suitable for fleet warfare‚ one most be suitable for roaming, onе of which must be а capital ship and the last is up to you. Explain briefly yоur choices of both hulls аnd modules. This broadsword is 100mn AB fit. The scram and web give it almost complete dominance over range control in an engagement and a decent ability to choose the fights it wants to take. I like taking it out for solo roaming as there are few ships that can kite and hold point on it meaning most ships will have to commit to fighting you in order to hold tackle on you. [Broadsword, Solo roamer] Gyrostabilizer II Gyrostabilizer II Nanofiber Internal Structure II Tracking Enhancer II Medium Capacitor Booster II Adaptive Invulnerability Field II Pith X-Type Large Shield Booster Federation Navy 100MN Afterburner Fleeting Compact Stasis Webifier Domination Shield Boost Amplifier M-36 Enduring Warp Disruption Field Generator 220mm Vulcan AutoCannon II 220mm Vulcan AutoCannon II 220mm Vulcan AutoCannon II 220mm Vulcan AutoCannon II 220mm Vulcan AutoCannon II Medium Ancillary Current Router II Medium Polycarbon Engine Housing II Remote repair blops setup. Setup is made to have a large uniform resistance profile to increase effectiveness of remote repairs. [Redeemer, RRedeemer] Damage Control II Imperial Navy 1600mm Steel Plates Corpii A-Type Adaptive Nano Plating Corpus C-Type Armor Thermal Hardener Corpus B-Type Armor Kinetic Hardener Corpus A-Type Armor Explosive Hardener Imperial Navy Heat Sink Large Micro Jump Drive Domination Stasis Webifier True Sansha Heavy Capacitor Booster, Navy Cap Booster 800 Domination Warp Disruptor Mega Pulse Laser II, Imperial Navy Multifrequency L Mega Pulse Laser II, Imperial Navy Multifrequency L Mega Pulse Laser II, Imperial Navy Multifrequency L Mega Pulse Laser II, Imperial Navy Multifrequency L Mega Pulse Laser II, Imperial Navy Multifrequency L Mega Pulse Laser II, Imperial Navy Multifrequency L Improved 'Guise' Cloaking Device II Large Solace Scoped Remote Armor Repairer Large Anti-EM Pump II Large Trimark Armor Pump II Berserker II x5 Standard slowcat fit for damage and drone projection. DDAs switch out to hardeners for tanking, highs switch to reppers, smartbombs, neuts, ect. Mids to various cap/ewar and counter ewar modules. [Archon, Slowcat ] Drone Damage Amplifier II Imperial Navy Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane Drone Damage Amplifier II Damage Control II Drone Damage Amplifier II Reactive Armor Hardener Drone Damage Amplifier II Sensor Booster II, Targeting Range Script Sensor Booster II, Targeting Range Script Omnidirectional Tracking Link II, Optimal Range Script Conjunctive Radar ECCM Scanning Array I Drone Link Augmentor II Capital Murky Remote Capacitor Transmitter Capital Remote Armor Repairer I Capital Murky Remote Capacitor Transmitter Drone Link Augmentor II Capital Trimark Armor Pump I Capital Trimark Armor Pump I Capital Trimark Armor Pump I Max tank napoc. With erebus and eos boosts and slaves it gets about 800,000 EHP cold with good tracking, damage projection and dps. It has scrams for scram chaining. Main issue with the ship is how cap hungry they can get which gives the machariel an edge over it. [Apocalypse Navy Issue, New Setup 1 copy 1 copy 1] Damage Control II Corpii A-Type Adaptive Nano Plating Corpus X-Type Armor EM Hardener Corpus X-Type Armor Thermal Hardener Corpus X-Type Armor Kinetic Hardener Corpus X-Type Armor Explosive Hardener Imperial Navy 1600mm Steel Plates Imperial Navy 1600mm Steel Plates 100MN Afterburner II Heavy Capacitor Booster II, Navy Cap Booster 800 Warp Scrambler II Warp Scrambler II Mega Pulse Laser II, Imperial Navy Multifrequency L Mega Pulse Laser II, Imperial Navy Multifrequency L Mega Pulse Laser II, Imperial Navy Multifrequency L Mega Pulse Laser II, Imperial Navy Multifrequency L Mega Pulse Laser II, Imperial Navy Multifrequency L Mega Pulse Laser II, Imperial Navy Multifrequency L Mega Pulse Laser II, Imperial Navy Multifrequency L Mega Pulse Laser II, Imperial Navy Multifrequency L Large Trimark Armor Pump II Large Trimark Armor Pump II Large Trimark Armor Pump II