Tuesday, April 11, 2017

FEDUP Command Update YC119.4.11 - Operation Sunbeam

Greetings troops!


This is my first update since joining FEDUP, but boy have we been active.


Discord

Our Discord server is working better than ever. We now have two devs working (very-part time) on Discord functionality. All members are expected to go through the registration process: https://aura-for-discord.herokuapp.com/


Additionally, you can join and leave channels now. Three new commands have been added:
!channels shows all channels
!join <channel name> joins a channel
!leave <channel name> leaves a channel


Please use #access-requests channel for these commands.


Recruitment and Membership


With our Alliance fully formed, we need members to fill in our ranks. We need people willing to process new recruits, as well as those willing to help the propaganda department push the corporations agendas and recruitment efforts. If this sounds exciting to you, please contact Ashterothi.


In addition, we may also be shifting people around. We want each corporation in FEDUP to have a strong corporate identity as well as a Alliance mission. We plan to be moving people between corporations in the next while to ensure everyone has the strength and capabilities they need. If you feel that there is a corporation in FEDUP that would be a better home, please bring it up to your command, it will not be seen in a negative light.


Warzone Control and Data Visualization


In addition to our bot devs, we also picked up CRYRS, whose members are exceptional web devs. Their first public offering map.cryrs.org. This allows us to monitor the warzone moment by moment like never before.


As you can see clearly, our objective of taking and holding the southern warzone has been completed, congratulations to all. All people south of Intaki now hold their freedom thanks to your service.


Citadel (and Caldari) Destruction


As it turns out we have gotten very good at killing structures, which is very handy given their importance in the modern EVE. So far the highlight has been the night that we killed two at the same time, part of a larger effort to destroy three Caldari citadels at the same time.


Because of this, and our successful reclaiming of the south, we have a much more subdued Caldari State. This brings up it’s own unique challenges. A Galmil that owns the warzone is a Galmil that ends up getting in trouble, both with themselves, and their neighbors. We have to not only prepare to struggle and fight, but also what to do if we conquer. Our enemy is already struggling to keep up with us, and we are only going to get bigger and stronger.


Operation Sunbeam


Thus, we now announce Operation Sunbeam. We will be launching a two week training incursion into Amarr space. Our goal is to do as much damage to the Amarr infrastructure as we can, but mostly to align ourselves with our Matari allies, and to assess our enemies capabilities.


The objective is to bring ourselves to readiness so that when we conquer the Cal/Gal warzone, we can then make history in launching the very first successful inter-warzone effort. We are not suggesting that every step of the way will be smooth, or even that this goal is obtainable, but we know that our organization will only thrive with clear, ambitious goals, along with dedicated and clever troops in the sky.




The success of Operation Sunbeam will be a key part of our future plans, CCP has made clear that they are uninterested in devoting time to changing lowsec and FW, so we can be confident the rules will remain the same until we force them to change it. Because of this, we can take much bolder moves, and with each of your help we can perhaps not just bring glory to the Federation, but forever etch our names in the stars.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Aideron Robotics Command Update YC119.2.20

Corp meeting recording YC119.2.19
Greetings fellow corp-mates,


It has been a significant couple of weeks. We successfully assaulted and destroyed an Astrahus Citadel anchoring in a friendly home system, we have successfully continued to hold our key expansions to below thresholds, and we have managed to destroy 61 billion isk already this month, and continue to maintain over 200 active membership even after our purge at the beginning of the month, which removed 68 members for inactivity.


Operation Chowdah continues and not only have we managed to maintain our target systems, but we have also assisted in the reclaiming of several key systems. Our military forces are stronger than ever and thousands of contracts are being processed to get you the equipment you need to stay in the fight. Thanks to your efforts, Gimli will be awarding over 40 members with our new campaign medal.


Additionally, our enemies are having an increased problem maintaining their momentum. EE, a current strong ally of the State, has been recently in the news thanks to large disruptions within their organization. During our take of Loes EE formed to help stop us not once but four times. Ultimately the forces of the Federation prevailed, with your help, and hopefully our enemies have learned that pirates are ineffective in such endeavors, and we hope to take that lesson and expand upon it.


Industrially, our program is stronger than ever, our industrial leader Andre is hard at work ensuring we have the blueprints and minerals needed to serve all of our T1 hull needs within our local area. Now that this standard is in place, we have implemented a “no T1 hulls” policy for CFO. If you need hulls, please put up orders in Ticonderoga, instead of overwhelming our hauling services. As always: materials, modules, and T2 ships can be hauled by CFO, standard rules apply.


Now that T1 hulls are taken care of, our next industrial goal is to service our high fuel needs. All materials required to build the fuel blocks necessary for our various structures can be harvested in Fliet and surrounding systems. The most important part of the equation at this point is Enriched Uranium, Coolant, Oxygen, and Mechanical Parts, all extractable PI from our planets. I encourage anyone with spare PI capabilities to help the effort, and earn ~10 million ISK a day passively.


Historically, POCOs have been a sign of Aideron’s strength, and it is time to try to take the ones in Deven again. This is likely to upset Shadow Cartel, however they are already hostile to us. The goal is to expand our POCO empire, increase our isk flow, and demonstrate dominance over the region.


I know I have not been around a lot in game, and a lot of this has to do with the fact that I am working on new tools for us. As many have seen we have a new bot in Discord which is hopefully the start of a corp/charactor management tool for Discord. For now the functionality is limited, and untested, and I appreciate any debugging and patience anyone gives. The goal is to automate our security protocols and allow our members better access to the power of the EVE API.


On the subject of Discord, I have finished the first draft of the Aideron Robotics Communications Policy for Discord (AR-106-10).


We have had some concerns with our behaviors with wardecs, and our relationship with ACTEE. There really are two concerns. The first is that we have members mining in highsec away from ACTEE, and thus becoming victim to our wardecs targets. This is causing the wars to be prolonged for ACTEE which is the opposite of our intent with our intervention. I would ask that everyone be mindful that you are in a corp in perpetual war, and use an alt to mine if you are doing so without the protection organization provides.


Additionally, ACTEE leadership has expressed concerns about members using their corp as simply a place to stick an alt and mine. Our allies are every bit as organized as us, and take their efforts seriously. I would ask that you maintain Drakes standards for membership, and be a good member of the team with any alts in ACTEE. We can have our own mining alt corp if that is what is needed.


Finally, I would like to announce the initiation of “Project Emerald Curtain”. The goal of this project is to provide a non-stop stable plex fleet and a system for anyone to become a member of galmil, plex, and get paid. Our free ships and LP programs provide the backbone, and our membership now have enough general plexing knowledge that a full fledged FC is not always necessary. The goal is to create an SOP to remove any friction for those who wish to help, and then advertise our project as the place to do small gang PvP and get paid. You all have enjoyed the fantastic programs we have to offer, and it is time to open it up to the world.


Targeted goals:


  • Continue securing the southern warzone
  • Ensure all fuel blocks needed for Citadels and EC are produced locally
  • Engage with the militia and get players engaged
  • Secure Devens POCOs


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Aideron YC119.1.11 Update - Azbel Online!


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Greetings fellow group mates and once again I come to you with great news! As of 2020 NEST on Monday, January 9th YC 119 Aideron Robotics successfully onlined our Azbel Engineering Complex. This, along with the previous anchoring of XMETA’s Fortizar, has greatly increased our capabilities, defensibly, and truly brought truth to the expression ‘Fortress Fliet’. Most of all this also enables us to begin doing our industry in system, specifically the production of capitals.


Make no mistake, this is a move that has been watched by both allies, and enemies, and the time will come where we will need to defend our home. It is the duty of all that bear the AIDER tag to hold the line when that day comes.


Promotion


While I cannot thank enough all of those who have helped take Aideron from a skeleton corp, to the powerhouse it is growing to be, there are two individuals who have recently stepped up to take on positions of leadership within our corp.


Charun Rynnaw - One of the fastest up-and-comer since Ascension Charun hails from a null background. Originally finding us out of chance, he became curious of our ambition, and now it is safe to say he is wrapped up in it fully. Recently promoted to Director of external affairs, it is clear that his efforts transcend that position. That is why I am promoting him to COO (Chief Operations Officer) the same title I held under Marcel. In this position, he will be overseeing the operations of the corp, and will answer only to me. I firmly believe that Charun is the right hand man I have been searching for, and am proud to have him by my side.


GimlitheDestroyer Durin - Gimli has been a member of Aideron for about a year, and in that time has been a valuable member to the team as a pilot, and as a recruiter. I am happy to say that he has accepted the position as HR Director, and in this position will work to best advocate and work for you. Over the next few weeks he will be getting to know as many members of our find corporation as possible. If you have any questions comments or concerns about your life in Aideron, Gimli will be there to hear and to help.


He is also actively recruiting assistance, herding cats takes several hands.


Jr. FC program - Gimli has also initiated a program called the “Jr. FC Program” designed to allow members interested in trying this role within fleets the ability to gain opportunity and education with minimal risk. We already have a couple of members interested in exploring this program, and hope that it will increase our coverage, and opportunities for all of our membership.


Other Movements


While our military efforts have been a resounding success, and much because of the efforts of our Military Commander Blastil, unfortunately real life prevents him from continuing to fill this role for us. When Blastil accepted this position we were still a corp with roughly 15 active players total and my crazy vision for Ascension. Since then we have ballooned into daily operations, across nearly all timezones, frequently in several locations throughout the warzone.


What this does mean is, as always, Aideron is in need for military leaderships. If you are interested in being an FC, please contact me or Gimli ASAP. In the meantime the Blastil will continue as an FC, and I will take over as functioning military leader.


Operation Shark Fin Soup


After the fall of Vlill, the focus of Aideron Robotics has become the securing of the southern warzone. As such we have chosen three locations to allow us to best project our forces within the south. These systems are our capital of Fliet, and satellites Ouelletta and Ostingele. Operation Shark Fin Soup was initiated last week by Gimli to secure these locations. Phase one, stabilize Ostingele is now complete, and it is time to focus a bit on Ouelletta.


The secondary objective of this operation is to seek out and befriend those loyal to the Federation, who may wish to function as occupants and defenders of these key locations. This operation is ongoing.


All that said, Deven is currently under pressure, and should be stomped down. An enemy foothold in Deven would be very unfortunate, and securing our perimeter should be a high priority. If you receive meaningful opposition, please use Discord to call allies whenever possible.


Aideron LP Exchange


The exchange rate is currently 1200 isk/lp + 100% refund on store fees.


There are no hard numbers for “Total LP exchanged”, but since inception the Exchange has placed 4.7 billion isk into pilot’s hands (this includes the store fees).
A conservative estimate would be that pilots have gained ~3.5 billion isk after accounting for the fee refund, though this is highly dependent on the items exchanged. Store fees refunded could account for anywhere between 2.3 billion (half the total isk handed out) and 360 million.


With this Occator purchased and GalMil still in Tier 1, the hope is to continue increasing the exchange rate. Any changes will be announced through the in-game channel “Aideron LP Exchange” and #Broadcasts.


As a reminder, price quotes are not indefinitely valid, though usually the market will not shift enough to invalidate a quote within a reasonable time-frame.





Future Operations


With the Azbel and Fortizar now online, we have markets that are protected from enemy manipulation. While we were hesitant to move the main operations of Aideron to the Fortizar due to key bugs in the structure contracting system, we believe that those problems will be resolved in the re-deploy of the 119.1 patch. Assuming that goes well, all major operations of Aideron will be moving to the Fortizar Ticonderoga and our other structures.


Expect to see even more structure support in the weeks and months to come. These new assets have become key to our success and opportunities, and already many are jumping on just those opportunities. Andre has been hard at work stabilizing a system of industry, and we continue to work to attract as many ore sellers as possible to our system.


ACTEE continues to be a strong ally of ours, and a leader in the stability of the Actee highsec pocket. As such I encourage all members who are interested in mining efforts to place an alt in their corporation. Remember a bullet built by ACTEE is a bullet in our guns.