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Bronson Hughes
The Knights of the Blessed Mother of Acceleration
#241 - 2017-01-30 03:22:38 UTC  |  Edited by: Bronson Hughes
Thunderdome was not meant to be fought within the confines of arbitrary limits. Several of the matches I had previously fought in raged over hundreds of kilometers of breathtaking excitement.

With that notion in mind, and the idea that the combatants could warp to a common object at the range of their choosing, this is the fit that I provided to Max:

[Typhoon Fleet Issue, NanoPhoon MkII]
[Damage Control II]
[Ballistic Control System II]
[Ballistic Control System II]
[Ballistic Control System II]
[Overdrive Injector System II]
[Overdrive Injector System II]
[Nanofiber Internal Structure II]

[500MN Microwarpdrive II]
[Large Cap Battery II]
[EM Ward Amplifier II]
[Alumel-Wired Enduring Sensor Booster, Targeting Range Script]
[Alumel-Wired Enduring Sensor Booster, Targeting Range Script]

[Cruise Missile Launcher II, Caldari Navy Inferno Cruise Missile]
[Cruise Missile Launcher II, Caldari Navy Inferno Cruise Missile]
[Cruise Missile Launcher II, Caldari Navy Inferno Cruise Missile]
[Cruise Missile Launcher II, Caldari Navy Inferno Cruise Missile]
[Cruise Missile Launcher II, Caldari Navy Inferno Cruise Missile]
[Cruise Missile Launcher II, Caldari Navy Inferno Cruise Missile]
[Drone Link Augmentor II]
[Drone Link Augmentor II]

[Large Dynamic Fuel Valve II]
[Large Anti-Thermal Screen Reinforcer II]
[Large Hydraulic Bay Thrusters II]

Drones to suit.

Dictate range for as long as necessary, apply damage from that range, fight until the end. Obviously not a strong contender for such an arbitrarily limited grid, and in a warp-to-zero slug-fest it would die in a fire. But in an open-grid fight with open starting ranges, as in the fights of the style of C&P, I still contend that it would have taken any comers if properly flown.

With moderate grumbling regarding the arbitrary grid limitations, I congratulate ISD Buldath.

Two ships enter, one ship leaves. This is the way of Thunderdome.

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Bronson Hughes
The Knights of the Blessed Mother of Acceleration
#242 - 2017-01-30 03:25:09 UTC
Noragen Neirfallas wrote:
ISD Max Trix wrote:
The Fit that won thunderdome (if it wasnt for some imaginary line) was provided by Bronson Hughes. It will be his choice to share it or not.

Good man. Such things are held sacred to us usually unless one happens to die in it Big smile

As much as it pains me, he lost. The fit he flew should be made public, even if it only lost due to arbitrary grid limitations.

This is the way of Thunderdome. The loser shares their fit, killboard or no.

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ISD Athechu
ISD STAR
#243 - 2017-01-30 03:49:13 UTC
Fight is on our youtube page here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0oHILPTbpE

First Fight: 23:20
Second Fight: 40:25

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Specia1 K
State War Academy
Caldari State
#244 - 2017-01-30 04:07:54 UTC
ISD Buldath wrote:
My loyal followers of the Knights of the GD...

It is with great pleasure that i announce my victory in Righteous, honorable combat in the Ring of ThunderDome against the Max Trix!

It started with the heathen Max Trix somehow having more likes then I.. but it has been shown, across TWO Counts of combat, that The Order cannot be bested!

I did not accomplish this alone. I spent many nights theory crafting with my fellow STARS, and with the support of my loyal followers of the community of GD. Below are all that those that wish to be named. There are others, who wish to be anonymous.

Special thanks go to:
Specia1 K
Wolf Kruol
Asveron Durr
SilverDolphin
Wanda Fayne
... and those who rooted for me on Twitch chat!

These pilots, and more, were very much helpful in creating the Machine of destiny that removed the dirty mark that was left by the Court of the Crime and Punishment.

But it is not so bad! As a new member of the Court of C&P, I can use the guiding light of the GD to clean this once sacred place, and restore it to it's ways of old!

Thank you, again, and good night!

[Dominix Navy Issue, Holy Order of the GD]
Damage Control II
Reinforced Bulkheads II
Reinforced Bulkheads II
Reinforced Bulkheads II
Reinforced Bulkheads II
Drone Damage Amplifier II
Drone Damage Amplifier II

Large Cap Battery II
Warp Scrambler II
Heavy Capacitor Booster II
100MN Afterburner II
Stasis Webifier II
Sensor Booster II

Heavy Gremlin Compact Energy Neutralizer
Heavy Gremlin Compact Energy Neutralizer
Heavy Gremlin Compact Energy Neutralizer
Heavy Energy Neutralizer II
Medium Ancillary Remote Armor Repairer
Medium Remote Armor Repairer II

Large Transverse Bulkhead II
Large Transverse Bulkhead II
Large Transverse Bulkhead II



Garde II x5
Ogre II x11

ECCM Script x1
Navy Cap Booster 800 x14
Targeting Range Script x1
Navy Cap Booster 3200 x1
Scan Resolution Script x2
Nanite Repair Paste x509



I asked the most baddassery ship builders I know for their suggestions to give you. And you made a loadout that worked. Triumph is its own validation.

I congratulate the Holy Order of the Knights of GD!

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Valkin Mordirc
#245 - 2017-01-30 07:51:28 UTC
ISD Buldath needs to add his thunderdome victory in his sig line. Otherwise Mad Trix isn't going to remember the salt of defeat.
#DeleteTheWeak
ISD Gwedif
ISD STAR
#246 - 2017-01-30 08:01:11 UTC  |  Edited by: ISD Gwedif
I am glad that justice was served!

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Nana Skalski
Taisaanat Kotei
#247 - 2017-01-30 08:13:25 UTC  |  Edited by: Nana Skalski
Max would win if there would be no boundaries. Maybe Max is used to a mindset that nothing can stop him. For sure some unseen boundary in space. Space that is so wast and limitless, it influences mind of a capsuleer. Changes your perspective on limits.
DeMichael Crimson
Republic University
Minmatar Republic
#248 - 2017-01-30 10:19:53 UTC
OK, so the best ISD won The ThunderDome. 3 cheers for ISD BULDATH

Hip Hip ...... Hooray
Hip Hip ...... Hooray
Hip Hip ...... Hooray


I actually met ISD Buldath in person. He was an Eve VIP Guest @ California Capsuleer Los Angeles Eve Meet on 5-21-2014.

Good job ISD Buldath.


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Sasha Nemtsov
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#249 - 2017-01-30 10:35:45 UTC
Ok ok you lot. I just wanna slide in here and show that we in C&P know how to lose sans tears, and graciously (if not exactly gladly).

Thanks to Dom Arkaral, whose idea it was, and to CCP Logibro who (eventually) gave his permission to use the very special Arena. We are eternally - eternally I tell you - grateful to His Majesty for his condescension.

Thanks also to all those who offered fits and advice to the combatants; I was unable to do so, being so very used to the ambush playstyle.

And lastly, to the two ISDs themselves, for being good sports; an example to us all (probably).

It'd be a shame if this just fizzled out, so if anyone has any ideas which might have mileage, step up!
Saeger1737
Habitual Euthanasia
Pandemic Legion
#250 - 2017-01-30 11:36:29 UTC
Next thunderdome needs more ISDs.... And maybe DEVS. Just saying.

MERC WITH A MOUTH, Send me DPS and my fleet will double it back! Special offer!

Nana Skalski
Taisaanat Kotei
#251 - 2017-01-30 11:46:45 UTC  |  Edited by: Nana Skalski
Maybe a quick match to close the CSM meetings? CCP team vs CSM team? And the losers order pizzas for the whole party.
Bronson Hughes
The Knights of the Blessed Mother of Acceleration
#252 - 2017-01-30 13:02:56 UTC
ISD Buldath wrote:

[Dominix Navy Issue, Holy Order of the GD]

I won my first few Thunderdome matches in a similarly fit hull-tanked Navy Vexor. Hull-tanked Fed Navy ships are absolute beasts up close, although vulnerable to kiting.

A fantastic choice, and well fought. o7

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Dom Arkaral
Bannheim
Belligerent Undesirables
#253 - 2017-01-30 20:30:05 UTC
Thank you ISD Max Trix and ISD Buldath (and CCP of course) for this fight!
Hopefully we can get an AT-styled Thunderdome where each team of CCP (Game of Drones and the others) , ISD (CCL, STAR, etc.), and GM sends their 6 best pilots for a fun and friendly competition.

I believe that would be fun for everyone involved, and everyone watching of course!

CCPlease make it happen
#TheGreatEVEThunderdome2017

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Saeger1737
Habitual Euthanasia
Pandemic Legion
#254 - 2017-01-30 23:47:01 UTC
Dom Arkaral wrote:
Thank you ISD Max Trix and ISD Buldath (and CCP of course) for this fight!
Hopefully we can get an AT-styled Thunderdome where each team of CCP (Game of Drones and the others) , ISD (CCL, STAR, etc.), and GM sends their 6 best pilots for a fun and friendly competition.

I believe that would be fun for everyone involved, and everyone watching of course!

CCPlease make it happen
#TheGreatEVEThunderdome2017

We could launch one using a twitch stream with commentary and we would need an area of space we control aka Null or Wormhole where we could hold these fights, but if CCP wanted to offer rewards it would all be good. Polaris frigs, or Concord battleships.

MERC WITH A MOUTH, Send me DPS and my fleet will double it back! Special offer!

Khergit Deserters
Crom's Angels
#255 - 2017-01-31 01:09:36 UTC  |  Edited by: Khergit Deserters
Valkin Mordirc wrote:
ISD Buldath needs to add his thunderdome victory in his sig line. Otherwise Mad Trix isn't going to remember the salt of defeat.

Mad Trix fought hard and good, same as Master Blaster Balduth. The second round with the war boys at 0 range... Seemed bound to make it kind of a fitting vs. fitting instead of a pilot vs. pilot fight. But there'd been no blood in the first round and, the people of Bartertown was waiting, so they came for a real fight. It was a tethered hands death match, at range 0, favoring a brawling gutgasher over a ranging cheststamper. Haven't looked at the ship fits, but the war dogs came out frothing and ready for some of the old arga warga. Real horror show, war boys with blood in their eyes!

Got to say o7 to Wez and Humungus here! Thunderdoming on Twitch with a bunch of Eve critics watching takes hella guts. Not to mention also having to also work up the Twitch live stream team, and help manage the crowd at the same time. Really great.

P.S. Here's the fight soundtrack, for us who wanted to know. EVE music, symphonic version. It starts at 16:05, (after some fanfest live dev interviews). Courtesy of CCP (I'm sorry sir, I was drinking bourbon at the time, and Twitch seems not to have easy chatlogs like Eve). Anyway, courtesy of kind CCP ________ (please step up and weigh in sir)-- and also really great stuff. Eve music, symphonic. You might probably be amazed at what's behind it.
ISD Buldath
#256 - 2017-01-31 14:29:58 UTC
Above and beyond simple Supporters for each faction, I would like to take the time to support the CCP Staff that helped make this possible as well.

CCP Phantom for putting up with my incessant nagging with ideas.
CCP Logibro, The keeper of the ThunderDome for allowing us to use his special fighting grounds
CCP Falcon for helping with getting it all toghether
and above and beyond GM Lisad for the Awesome flyer and for being referee for the fight. (seriously, it was awesome )

~ISD Buldath

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Saeger1737
Habitual Euthanasia
Pandemic Legion
#257 - 2017-02-02 11:26:42 UTC
Nana Skalski wrote:
Maybe a quick match to close the CSM meetings? CCP team vs CSM team? And the losers order pizzas for the whole party.

Loser should have to buy 2 rounds of beer....

MERC WITH A MOUTH, Send me DPS and my fleet will double it back! Special offer!

ISD Eshtir
ISD Community Communications Liaisons
#258 - 2017-02-02 14:40:03 UTC  |  Edited by: ISD Eshtir
ISD Buldath wrote:
The STARMY shall see the end of the Barbaric CCL!

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ISD Buldath
#259 - 2017-02-02 16:12:58 UTC
Is this a chalenge, sir Eshtir?

~ISD Buldath

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Dom Arkaral
Bannheim
Belligerent Undesirables
#260 - 2017-02-02 16:21:57 UTC
TWO SHIPS ENTER, ONE SHIP LEAVES

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