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Posted - 2008.12.20 16:54:00 - [31]

OMG! this would be soooooo fun. to bad i will be at work all day. somebody should capture some footage of a massive noob fleet takedown ugh

Alicina Goodbody
Posted - 2008.12.21 01:37:00 - [32]

Edited by: Alicina Goodbody on 21/12/2008 01:51:59
here is a chat with Dex Timor, one of the organizers:

[01:13:04] Alicina Goodbody > hi there, I like your event, in radio its call QRP
[01:13:20] Dex Timor > woot it's on radio :)
[01:13:56] Alicina Goodbody > so I am not going to use my main, so I'll whip up a toon just for this, would you please usggest race, profession etc...
[01:14:30] Dex Timor > race, probably Gallente might save some travelling time.
[01:14:34] Alicina Goodbody > I am a total carbear that has not even done many level 3 combat misssion
[01:15:19] Alicina Goodbody > well, I have a long trial setup, I am setting the tooom up now, travel is not a factor
[01:15:19] Dex Timor > after character, everything which hints to combat :)
[01:16:14] Alicina Goodbody > so two civilian gattlings are really going to dent something in 0.0?
[01:16:44] Dex Timor > No. not at all. Fit small turrets.
[01:17:05] Dex Timor > please :)
[01:17:13] Alicina Goodbody > will the mother ships have a supply of them as we get mowed down?
[01:17:48] Dex Timor > I'm afraid not. We will have to dock up and pick up the next free rookie ship.
[01:18:15] Alicina Goodbody > so are there going to be support cruisers?
[01:18:27] Dex Timor > no.
[01:18:39] Alicina Goodbody > so just a swarm, that is interesting
[01:18:42] Dex Timor > We will try to do everything with one fleet.
[01:18:57] Alicina Goodbody > will you use voice chat?
[01:19:13] Dex Timor > I hope to get people on voice, yes.
[01:19:53] Alicina Goodbody > so I am sure we are going to be targeted and constatnly podded, how do we deal with that?
[01:20:05] Dex Timor > I'm sorry if my replies are short, I'mm in a fleet atm.
[01:20:37] Alicina Goodbody > np, If you don;t mind I'll post this chat on the forum
[01:20:40] Dex Timor > If you come with an alt there is very little risk. You won't lose money.
[01:21:23] Dex Timor > Yeah. I think there might be questions people would like to have answered before joining.
[01:21:45] Alicina Goodbody > that is fine, but as I if providing ISK would be helpful I am willing to provide some
[01:22:42] Dex Timor > Don't ... rookie ships are for free, equipment costs 30k - 50k
[01:23:21] Dex Timor > And everyone who brings his main with implants in his head does it at his own risk.
[01:24:42] Alicina Goodbody > so as they pod us, where should our clone wake up to have us easily re-join the fleet?
[01:25:24] Dex Timor > I think we will see that tomorrow. AFAIK there is no route planned ahead atm.
[01:26:00] Alicina Goodbody > well, that makes sense, and if there is please keep it under your hat :)
[01:26:35] Dex Timor > yes, we have pirates that want to smartbomb us.
[01:27:08] Alicina Goodbody > any other wisdom you can think to impart?
[01:27:44] Dex Timor > <url=showinfo:1378//733384828>Phosphoer</url>
[01:27:58] Dex Timor > He / She had the original idea.
[01:28:53] Alicina Goodbody > ok Gl with your current fleet operations, and thanks for answering my questions
[01:28:57] Dex Timor > She wanted stasis webifiers / scramblers fitted. You need the skill before you can do that though.
[01:29:10] Dex Timor > I just left the fleet :)
[01:29:22] Dex Timor > Safely docked up now.
[01:29:22] Alicina Goodbody > ok, so you have more time?
[01:29:27] Dex Timor > yep.
[01:30:29] Alicina Goodbody > ok, so If I can train web and or scamble for tomorrow I shoud do that
[01:30:46] Dex Timor > aye, would be nice.
[01:31:28] Alicina Goodbody > and atleast have 150mil turrets?
[01:31:43] Dex Timor > yep.
[01:31:50] Alicina Goodbody > ammo?
[01:32:39] Alicina Goodbody > sry I mean what type of ammo?
[01:32:42] Dex Timor > I'm not so much into hybrid turrets, so I don't no which one is good.
[01:33:33] Alicina Goodbody > I don;t think you could put much more than 150 on a ibis, I don't know about galliente noob ship

More to come

skye orionis
Posted - 2008.12.21 17:22:00 - [33]

If you're creating an alt just for this event then gallentean Soldier or special forces are your best bet so you can get the velator and fly two drones from it.

Samuel Hunt
Posted - 2008.12.21 23:46:00 - [34]

Some intermediate stuff from a local chat we recently crossed Laughing:

eel > lol its busy here.
rip > holy crap
eel > lol
eel > faction warfair gang i imagine
ghe > I've never seen so many nub ships in my life
sar > LOL
eel > lol oh... its a noob ship fleet.
rip > hahah flock of the noobs
eel > lol call in the titan
rip > smartbomb lol jk
eel > :)
ill > noob fleet, where?

Alicina Goodbody
Posted - 2008.12.22 00:15:00 - [35]

This is where we all went boom!


Please don't post image directly into thread.Applebabe

Zach Donnell
Posted - 2008.12.22 00:19:00 - [36]

^^That pic is kinda big...


Mnemonic Enterprises
Posted - 2008.12.22 00:28:00 - [37]

Great Fun was had and lots of podding. Looking forward to NOOBDEATH FLEET ver.2.0

Posted - 2008.12.22 00:29:00 - [38]

Great fun. 4 frig rats and a warp bubble. Actually more than I expected to get lmao


J5 Industries
Posted - 2008.12.22 00:33:00 - [39]


Was very fun and I managed to live :D. And yeah, 4 rats and a warp bubble, more than I thought too, almost got a Taranis too, about half armour left then it got outta scram range :( (Warrior II's ftw)

Posted - 2008.12.22 00:50:00 - [40]

Meh I wasnt podding my butt back to empire lol. 350k for a clone aint bad.

Posted - 2008.12.22 01:02:00 - [41]

Ok, it's time to setup up part II. This time we need to setup 3 or 4 meet times. How long did the fleet last. Make that the mission time. Like every one meet every two hours. 22:00, 00:00, 02:00 eve time. Just a suggestion, I did not make this one, I made a alt just for this mission. looking forward to the next one.

Dex Timor
Valklear Guard
Posted - 2008.12.22 01:44:00 - [42]

Originally by: CooperJZ
Great fun. 4 frig rats and a warp bubble. Actually more than I expected to get lmao


Yep ... that's all we got: 4 frigate rats and a small warp bubble.

I apologize to the more then 34 pilots (exact numbers unknown) who did join and where ready by 22:00. Shame on me for entering the system without a pre-fitted Reaper at 22:01 Embarassed

Half an hour later, you guys then witnessed noobish fleet commanding ... somewhat fitting for a noobshipfleet. We went to the first planet in Aunia to take some pictures of our fleet, but damn are those frigates small ... well at least you know how drones would feel now: small and lost.

We then set destination for Stacmon, with our scouts in Covryn and Cumemare. Only after I got the fleet 2 jumps into low-sec, did it occur to me that people might not want to risk a sec. hit. So we made 6 more jumps into 0.0. For some of you guys it was the first time in 0.0. I clearly remember someone saying: "Man it's all empty here. Does that mean it's not so dangerous to mine in low-sec ?" One could almost believe it. There was a system in which the 2 locals suddenly left after our fleet of 30+ pilots jumped in. But it didn't take long until a Vagabond an some inty caught up with our "bait". I believe we had 3 scouts / tacklers in the system with the Vaga and his friend. Our fleet was ready to jump in from the other side, as our bait approached the gate. Rookie frigates being what they are, the bait got killed very fast. But then we all jumped through the gate, copying our "NOOBDEATH FLEET FTW!" into local, scrambling the Vaga ... and failing to keep it in range. We lost a few ships ... but somehow the Vaga didn't punch through us as fast as I had expected, so we warped to safety. We had utterly failed to score a shipkill. I thought I had just managed to bore the guys who made NOOBSWARM possible in the first place: The 30+ pilots willing to fly. But given the options of either returning to high-sec or suiciding in an epic charge, they decided for: suicide.

Suicidal Fleetwarp to the gate we had encountered the Vaga. It was gone, the gate was clear. We landed next to a small warp bubble and with no other target in range, we took it down: keep space clean !

Then came the Phobos accompanied by an Ishkur. The Phobos was closer, so I called it as primary ... not the best choice, but hey we weren't looking for a kill anymore. We wanted the fastest ride home. And sure we got a ride: Did anyone on the fleet count how many ships warped on us ?

Back in Minmatar space in a brand new clone, the first thing I did was checking if the 25+ pilots who had gone through 'till the end weren't mad at me. Well ... the next date for a NOOBSWARM is far from being decided yet, but I think those crazy guys want more of it.

... uhm, did someone really suggest a fleet of battle-haulers ???

Posted - 2008.12.22 02:06:00 - [43]

Dont beat yourself up man you did alright. A little quick on the fleet warp button but thats my only complaint, Ill get over it lol.

I will be watching for the next one.

Illectroculus Defined
No Bull Ships
Posted - 2008.12.22 04:18:00 - [44]

I was looking forward to this, butwhen I had to bug out halfway through I decided the only to get any pew pew was through friendly fire, so the minute before I had to go offline I picked the nearest fleetmember and started laying into him, got my kill, got killed, didn't get podded, still sitting in a station in Ansou.

Sorry, Barfo, I did it for teh lulz

Zach Donnell
Posted - 2008.12.22 05:49:00 - [45]

hah so it was you, when I saw you shooting I thought awe man, this thing is falling apart already haha

Samuel Hunt
Posted - 2008.12.22 09:45:00 - [46]

So, when is the next swarm starting?
Personally I would suggest December 28th, make Sundays the NOOBDAYS!


Morita Ren
Posted - 2008.12.22 11:25:00 - [47]

Edited by: Morita Ren on 22/12/2008 11:24:56
The fleet was absolute epicness Smile
and I was the first one to die, by the hands of the vaga, damned me choosing to be a scout.
Great fleet though, loads of fun guys and well great experience period for flying in a fleet, I don't think many of the peeps that came along did that oftenVery Happy

And to dex: Great commanding mate, can't say anything more or less of it Wink

Illectroculus Defined
No Bull Ships
Posted - 2008.12.22 16:06:00 - [48]

Originally by: Zach Donnell
hah so it was you, when I saw you shooting I thought awe man, this thing is falling apart already haha

Actuallly it was my alt, but clearly she doesn't know how to use the Eve forums.
The alt also forgot that sentry guns would be mad at her so she warped away to escape the rest of the noobs she got pwned about 2 seconds after dropping out of warp

Next time I will be better behaved, and I'm glad to see nothing expensive was destroyed by my actions.

Commander Yassir
Dirt Nap Squad
Dirt Nap Squad.
Posted - 2008.12.22 17:28:00 - [49]

I'll be waiting in the smartrokh....

Zach Donnell
Posted - 2008.12.22 18:16:00 - [50]

Edited by: Zach Donnell on 22/12/2008 18:16:25

Noobswarm Vid :)

Would the author please post here so I can give credit, I only know him by his youtube username on the video.

Illectroculus Defined
No Bull Ships
Posted - 2008.12.22 18:52:00 - [51]

Would be nice if we could get that posted to a site with Higher video quality - like

Zach Donnell
Posted - 2008.12.22 23:39:00 - [52]

Im not sure if it requires logging in to youtube or not, but I am given a "Watch in HD" option underneath the video that gives very good quality.

Dex Timor
Valklear Guard
Posted - 2008.12.23 01:10:00 - [53]

Originally by: Zach Donnell
Im not sure if it requires logging in to youtube or not, but I am given a "Watch in HD" option underneath the video that gives very good quality.

Thank you for the video. Yes you can click the "watch in HD" without loging into Youtube. I've watched the video three times in a row and only heard positive comments of it.

I'd like to seize the opportunity to tell everyone who enjoyed NOOBSWARM to check out this event: House Rigel's frigate race

Please come if you can, be it as spectator, contestant or track marshall.
There are prizes to win for the competitors, but you can also place bets Very Happy

Concerning NOOBSWARM: some people have suggested we do this kind of event on a regular basis or even try it with bigger ships. I personally didn't really consider another NOOBSWARM for several month, but if there is enough interest we could do it again sometime.

Samuel Hunt
Posted - 2008.12.23 09:50:00 - [54]

Great vid :)

We should definatly try to assemble the NOOBSWARM again, maybe not this year,
but next month it should be possible to do this. And maybe we can increase the numbers
of pilots, let the swarm grow!

The Program
Posted - 2008.12.25 22:58:00 - [55]

I was the one who posted the Youtube video. I used an alt I just made for the event "SuperTrooper69". Tried to make it as noob sounding as possible lol. I'd be willing to do another swarm, it was a fun experience.

Night Theifs
Posted - 2009.01.05 13:10:00 - [56]

Awesome idea, wish I'd seen this in time...

Julius Rigel
Sub-warp Racing Venture
Posted - 2009.01.05 14:08:00 - [57]

Originally by: Meatay
Awesome idea, wish I'd seen this in time...
Make another one. Very Happy

skye orionis
Posted - 2009.01.05 16:43:00 - [58]

Since the majority of the pilots were in Velators why don't we try and take down one of the Caldari Navy ravens escorting the Titan in Luminaire? That way we can get some shooty action before we end up getting bored scouting around low-sec.

Posted - 2009.01.22 16:47:00 - [59]

Hah i dont know about the noob part. but I think Im gunna train my alt for an optimal noob-ish combat! :P
We ought to have swarm-training before hand... To make sure ppl know their role and on what to do :P
Please contact me the next time this is happening. It sounds crazy fun... But Can we use less noobish gear?? :P I wouldnt mind using up around 50 mil towards the ship...

Srgt Sunshine
Posted - 2009.02.11 09:32:00 - [60]

Well as i check the Forum and all the action what has been taken in Noob Swarm i think its an Idea to get up to the next LvL whats about Aa medium Noobb Swarm i sugest a fleet of Cruisers Destroyers and Frigs :-) and then we might the person who will slaughter them all :-)

Well and if everyship takes a jammer with then we might have a chance :-) unless Goonswarm gets close to us :-)

If there are peopel Interested i wouldt like to give it a try on Friday 21hundred Eve Time so in 2 Days

I hope i can get anyone interested meeting point will be anounced when there are more then 20 players sign in.

Sincerely Sunshine

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