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Yukari Ikaran
Posted - 2007.06.25 08:00:00 - [1]
 

If this is a clever play with words, I don't get it.

Christopher Scott
Blue Republic
Posted - 2007.06.25 08:08:00 - [2]
 

It's hard to write such a news article against your bobbit masters. Better to make it sound like BoB lost it by a fluke accident, rather than Redswarm destroying it in a calculated strike.

Give the pro-bob ISD guys a break, at least they try hard!

murder one
Gallente
Death of Virtue
MeatSausage EXPRESS
Posted - 2007.06.25 08:12:00 - [3]
 

There is a Titan on the loose?

MotherMoon
Huang Yinglong
Posted - 2007.06.25 08:17:00 - [4]
 

the goons threw down at least 10 bubbles on a titan after it doomdayed
and kaboom

Yukari Ikaran
Posted - 2007.06.25 08:18:00 - [5]
 

Yes. I hear it was loosed in a co-ordinated attack.

I don't see how that would make news though, many alliances have been loosing titans for quite some time now.

Decimo
Silver Snake Enterprise
Against ALL Authorities
Posted - 2007.06.25 08:19:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: MotherMoon
the goons threw down at least 10 bubbles on a titan after it doomdayed
and kaboom

I heard there were over 9000 bubbles.

MotherMoon
Huang Yinglong
Posted - 2007.06.25 08:19:00 - [7]
 

this is... the third one

that was finished being built mind you

Farys
GoonFleet
GoonSwarm
Posted - 2007.06.25 08:23:00 - [8]
 

Someone needs to buy the news authors a dictionary and grammar book.

Both instances of "loose" in the article need to be "lose" and the comma here: "there have even been some pilots, and planet-bound citizens" should not be there...

Yukari Ikaran
Posted - 2007.06.25 08:23:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Decimo
Originally by: MotherMoon
the goons threw down at least 10 bubbles on a titan after it doomdayed
and kaboom

I heard there were over 9000 bubbles.


No wai!

An really? Only three? I thought BoB alone had loosed at least 4, d2 loosed at least 2 that I saw.

Yukari Ikaran
Posted - 2007.06.25 08:25:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Farys
Someone needs to buy the news authors a dictionary and grammar book.

Both instances of "loose" in the article need to be "lose" and the comma here: "there have even been some pilots, and planet-bound citizens" should not be there...



OMFGWTFBBQBATMAN!!! That was posted by a GOON!?!?!

Amarria Black
Clan Anthraxx
Posted - 2007.06.25 08:27:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Decimo
Originally by: MotherMoon
the goons threw down at least 10 bubbles on a titan after it doomdayed
and kaboom

I heard there were over 9000 bubbles.


I feel dirty, but I'm compelled to say it:

OVER NINE THOUSAND!??!

Yukari Ikaran
Posted - 2007.06.25 08:29:00 - [12]
 

THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE!

MotherMoon
Huang Yinglong
Posted - 2007.06.25 08:29:00 - [13]
 

Edited by: MotherMoon on 25/06/2007 08:30:16
for those out of the loop
OVER 9000!!!!OVER 9000 ddr

murder one
Gallente
Death of Virtue
MeatSausage EXPRESS
Posted - 2007.06.25 08:29:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Yukari Ikaran
Yes. I hear it was loosed in a co-ordinated attack.

I don't see how that would make news though, many alliances have been loosing titans for quite some time now.


Who set it loose? And how loose is it now?

Whoa Bundy
hirr
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2007.06.25 08:38:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Yukari Ikaran
If this is a clever play with words, I don't get it.

http://mae-synchronicity.blogspot.com/2007/04/lose-versus-loose.html

Vyktor Abyss
The Abyss Corporation
Posted - 2007.06.25 08:39:00 - [16]
 

Unlucky. I lost mine down the back of the sofa... :(

Nevada Tan
Federal Navy Academy
Posted - 2007.06.25 08:44:00 - [17]
 

There are no Goons.
Goodbye.

E'lucid
Posted - 2007.06.25 08:51:00 - [18]
 

Edited by: E''lucid on 25/06/2007 08:50:24
they'll just build another....& another ....& another... but good work non-thelessVery Happy

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2007.06.25 08:58:00 - [19]
 

Edited by: Akita T on 25/06/2007 08:59:15

"Band of Brothers lose Titan in co-ordinated attack"

BoB lost Titan. Check.
To kill a titan you need some firepower. Coordinated attack ? Check.
Newsworthy ? Maybe a couple of days ago, when it happened.

They risked a titan with a relatively small support fleet in an engagement in hostile territory.
So they eventually lost it.
Means pilot made a bad call, picked the wrong time and place for a fight.
Also means defenders weren't totally incompetent and had the right numbers of people up and running.

Stuff happends. Stuff blows up.
Sure, it was a huge, expensive ship. Still, what's the big deal ?
They have several more operational, and probably are building even more right now.

So, I don't get it. What's all the fuss ?

Tivookz
Caldari
Long Dong Corp
Intergalactic Exports Group
Posted - 2007.06.25 09:22:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: murder one
Originally by: Yukari Ikaran
Yes. I hear it was loosed in a co-ordinated attack.

I don't see how that would make news though, many alliances have been loosing titans for quite some time now.


Who set it loose? And how loose is it now?


Heh I know, it's about time ppl learn the difference between losing a titan and having a titan on the loose.

Tiv

Shiraz Merlot
Octavian Vanguard
RAZOR Alliance
Posted - 2007.06.25 09:26:00 - [21]
 

Edited by: Shiraz Merlot on 25/06/2007 09:41:51
TENERIFIS - On Friday 22nd June 109, the Band of Brothers alliance lost one of their titan-class vessels to a co-ordinated assault by Goonswarm and Red Alliance pilots in the 46DP-0 system.

The behemoth ship, named 'Darwin's Contraption', was besieged by numerous capital class vessels and their supporting fleet. Whilst initially holding fast, the damage caused by attacking Dreadnought-class ships eventually breached the enormous vessel's hull, ejecting the pilot, Shrike, and crippling the vast superstructure beyond hope of repair. The wreck of the Amarr-designed ship was subsequently looted and extensively salvaged for components.

Fleet Commander and Goonswarm CEO Sesfan Qu'lah told how his forces and those of his allies were able to trap Shrike and swiftly destroy the ship. "She [Shrike] warped to a group I was leading on the 9-9 gate in 46DP system then doomsdayed [sic] and cloaked," said Qu'lah from his command headquarters.

The doomsday device in question, known simply as "Judgement", is one of the most destructive weapon systems known to the cluster and lends the Avatar ship design its battle-turning reputation. This devastating superweapon floods the battlefield with EM radiation, causing colossal damage and utterly destroying smaller ships in the blistering eruption. Only specially-fitted battleships and capital vessels can hope to survive this feared blast, and many captains will leave the pitch of war rather than stand against it. However, the device is also a titan's Achilles' heel. Following activation, the gargantuan ship is so drained of power it cannot immediately leave the scene of battle, no matter what comes against it, until internal jump systems have been recalibrated.

During the engagement in Tenerifis, many of Qu'lah's forces evaded the blast of Shrike's Judgement device by warping away from the nearby stargate. The titan pilot then activated a cloaking device to hide her Avatar from sensors. Qu'lah then continues his explanation: "One of my interceptor pilots then decloaked her 100km off the gate, and we had four interdictor bubbles down on her within a few seconds. We then cyno'd in our capitals that were waiting – and she died."

Qu'lah later praised recent advances in interdiction technology that enables warp disruption probes, known colloquially to pilots as "bubbles", to prevent super-capital jump drives from operating.

Shrike countered that the loss was neither a morale nor financial blow to Band of Brothers, stating: "We have three more, and the ship was built to die, as all our ships are." When pressed if their forces would still include super-capital class ships in front-line engagements, she added: "We don't build ships to look at them; we build ships to use them." The well-known pilot added that BoB forces were expecting an attack, but ran into logistic problems caused by a nearby Red Alliance operation defending a star base. Band of Brothers were able to field only 40 ships in the 46DP-0 system when the attack occurred, with forces reaching 250 captains as the battle raged about the doomed Avatar.

Shrike declined to make any longer statement, instead declaring "I'll keep those last words, people will have to find out themselves the hard way." Sesfan Qu'lah has called for the remains of the Avatar to be left where she fell, as a monument to the historic and bloody battle. And the brutal alliance wars seem set to continue. Within days of the destruction of Darwin’s Contraption, many cynical, battle-hardened pod pilots of the cluster were rumoured to be wagering their kredits with gambling syndicates, betting on which of New Eden's elite group of titan pilots will be the next to lose their prized, cluster-famous ships.

Shiraz Merlot
Octavian Vanguard
RAZOR Alliance
Posted - 2007.06.25 09:27:00 - [22]
 

Yes rewriting dodgy copy is a hobby of mine.

Death Kill
Caldari
SolaR KillerS
UN1CUM
Posted - 2007.06.25 09:36:00 - [23]
 

Edited by: Death Kill on 25/06/2007 09:34:36
A good read Cool

Bartholomeus Crane
Gallente
The Crane Family
Posted - 2007.06.25 09:42:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: Shiraz Merlot
Yes rewriting dodgy copy is a hobby of mine.


Gargantuation?

Erika Hulme
0utbreak
Posted - 2007.06.25 09:44:00 - [25]
 

Free ze titans!!!!

Shiraz Merlot
Octavian Vanguard
RAZOR Alliance
Posted - 2007.06.25 09:45:00 - [26]
 

Edited by: Shiraz Merlot on 25/06/2007 09:51:25
Originally by: Bartholomeus Crane
Gargantuation?

Oops. Well spotted :D

A more completed rewrite might change the tone to be more active, perhaps even present tense a la Movietone News.

There's also considerable ambiguity in the use of "class" to denote specific ship designs ("Avatar"), design equivalence groups ("titan", "dreadnought"), and general size ("capital", "super-capital"), in neighbouring clauses too, but I'd rather eat dinner than have another pass at it.

Conrad Bland
Posted - 2007.06.25 09:48:00 - [27]
 

It's loose? They'd better tighten it...

Angor
BURN EDEN
Posted - 2007.06.25 09:54:00 - [28]
 

Edited by: Angor on 25/06/2007 10:07:29
Edited by: Angor on 25/06/2007 10:07:07
Bob are one of the only alliances (that we know of) that have multiple titans. Every other alliance will be crapping their pants every time they take the thing into battle but bob wont care... they'll just have another titan on standby incase one gets "trapped" they just send in the reserve titan to wipe out all the tacklers.

"reserve titan" thats like having the "reserve SAS" lol.

And it wasnt a plan either... from what i can gather, titan dd'd then cloaked, goon tackler decloaked it (I know, how could you miss a station sized ship cloaked), 3 or so dictors bubbled it (i assume 1 or 2 died during this, officer sb probably) and then goon fc's start screaming for dreads which slowly trickled in. It wasnt like taking down the mothership the other week which actually seemed to be a planned event.

Fink Angel
Caldari
The Merry Men
Posted - 2007.06.25 10:50:00 - [29]
 

Me fail English? That's unpossible.

Ashaz
Mindstar Technology
Executive Outcomes
Posted - 2007.06.25 11:29:00 - [30]
 

Originally by: Akita T
So, I don't get it. What's all the fuss ?


cause alot of people still live in the illusion that titans are godmode, and if they re proved wrong they'll have to come up with someething else to whine about ;)


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