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Live fire training for the Tribal Liberation Force (and allies)

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Petrus Blackshell
Rifterlings
#1 - 2013-09-04 19:29:15 UTC
As I have just received a surprised message from an Electus Matari diplomat (Bronnwynn), I thought that a public announcement of the status of Rifterlings and Point Blank Alliance in the Amarr/Minmatar war zone would be appropriate, to clear any further confusion.

Due to the recent reduction in Amarr resistance and the relative peace of space, we felt that our talents were not being properly utilized. As a result, we dropped our official role in the Tribal Liberation Force. We continue to support the Minmatar cause, and are cleaning up space of any Amarr and pirates we find. However, we are also conducting live-fire training exercises for the TLF (and to a lesser degree, the FDU).

These exercises include, but are not limited to:

  • Impromptu dueling prowess evaluations
  • Intel-ops and scouting tests, via reinforcing attacks with overwhelming numbers (also known as "blobbing")
  • Situational awareness checks, via attempted interdiction of complex capturing
  • Agility practice, by only allowing nimble/fast pilots through an established checkpoint at a system choke
  • Fleet engagement refreshers, using a variety of tactics and ships
  • And even possibly... Starbase defense ops


There is no need to thank us for this invaluable service. We are an educational organization at heart. Since we do have operating costs, though, we will be collecting any modules/items that drop off of ships that fail training exercises and using them to cover our costs.

If any other corporations or alliances wish to join us in this endeavor, they are welcome to. We would be happy to collaborate. Additionally, if a TLF corporation/alliance wishes to opt out (and have a good reason to), that is also possible.

Fly dangerously, and yarr!

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Makoto Priano
Kirkinen-Arataka Transhuman Zenith Consulting Ltd.
#2 - 2013-09-04 19:39:08 UTC
Have you ever considered a career in diplomacy? Or perhaps marketing?

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Petrus Blackshell
Rifterlings
#3 - 2013-09-04 19:41:10 UTC
Makoto Priano wrote:
Have you ever considered a career in diplomacy? Or perhaps marketing?

Already got my fingers in both those pots. I don't see how that's relevant, though.

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Makoto Priano
Kirkinen-Arataka Transhuman Zenith Consulting Ltd.
#4 - 2013-09-04 19:46:51 UTC
Salesmanship, Mr. Blackshell. Salesmanship.

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Drax Concrilla
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#5 - 2013-09-04 20:31:24 UTC
I must admit, I was quite surprised about this decision (the announcement of our live fire exercises, that is) at first - customs being so different here in the Republic than my ancestral home - but now I have little doubt of the true patriotic service that Rifterlings is providing to the TLF rank and file.

One could even say that it is quite...liberating.
Silas Vitalia
Nobilita Nera
#6 - 2013-09-04 20:44:07 UTC
Are things about to get more difficult for EM? Interesting!

Sabik now, Sabik forever

Anslo
Scope Works
#7 - 2013-09-04 20:44:20 UTC
Any region in particular training will occur?

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Repentence Tyrathlion
Tyrathlion Interstellar
Rote Kapelle
#8 - 2013-09-04 20:45:03 UTC
I was amused once I realised what was going on. Then I got to your oh-so-polite list of training exercises, and ended up crying with laughter. My thanks, I needed that.
Kahega Amielden
Rifterlings
#9 - 2013-09-04 20:48:30 UTC
Anslo wrote:
Any region in particular training will occur?


While giving away specific locales would reduce the quality of the training and ultimately make our pilots less capable of fighting the Amarr when/if they return, we desire the training to be convenient as well. TLF pilots will not have to travel beyond their home areas of Heimatar and Metropolis to participate.
Petrus Blackshell
Rifterlings
#10 - 2013-09-04 20:50:21 UTC
Silas Vitalia wrote:
Are things about to get more difficult for EM? Interesting!

I'm not sure their operation times coincide with ours, as I don't recall seeing that many of them around. Still, Elsebeth and some other EM members have encountered out training operations.

Anslo wrote:
Any region in particular training will occur?

We operate mostly in native Minmatar systems in the warzone, usually from around 00:00 ET to 06:00 ET. As far as constellations go, that's Essin (base of operations), Hed, Eugidi, and Tiat. We also have some presence in the rest of the warzone, but we can usually find enough students in those constellations alone.

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Anslo
Scope Works
#11 - 2013-09-04 20:50:45 UTC
Kahega Amielden wrote:
Anslo wrote:
Any region in particular training will occur?


While giving away specific locales would reduce the quality of the training and ultimately make our pilots less capable of fighting the Amarr when/if they return, we desire the training to be convenient as well. TLF pilots will not have to travel beyond their home areas of Heimatar and Metropolis to participate.


So Heimatar and Metropolis. Got it. Thanks.

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Petrus Blackshell
Rifterlings
#12 - 2013-09-04 20:50:54 UTC
Kahega Amielden wrote:
Anslo wrote:
Any region in particular training will occur?


While giving away specific locales would reduce the quality of the training and ultimately make our pilots less capable of fighting the Amarr when/if they return, we desire the training to be convenient as well. TLF pilots will not have to travel beyond their home areas of Heimatar and Metropolis to participate.

Come now, he obviously wants to help!

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Eran Mintor
Cretus Incendium
#13 - 2013-09-04 23:18:40 UTC
Amusing.

-Eran
Petrus Blackshell
Rifterlings
#14 - 2013-09-05 21:51:17 UTC
Since this announcement yesterday, TLF pilots have paid more than 1 billion ISK for our lessons. Most of that was used up in the training materials (their ships, fittings, etc), and we have claimed a small amount for our own operating costs. Among our happy customers are Ushra'Khan, who learned a valuable lesson about overview settings, Biohazard., who we have been making a special effort to help keep sharp as they spearhead the war effort, plus other miscellaneous pilots.

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kraiklyn Asatru
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#15 - 2013-09-05 22:10:10 UTC
Lol U'K still had you blue?
Petrus Blackshell
Rifterlings
#16 - 2013-09-05 23:02:48 UTC
kraiklyn Asatru wrote:
Lol U'K still had you blue?


They still do. That may change if they don't fix their overviews though.

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Eran Mintor
Cretus Incendium
#17 - 2013-09-06 02:03:37 UTC
I endorse this service. Please continue reporting on the results.

-Eran
Pinky Feldman
Perkone
Caldari State
#18 - 2013-09-06 05:33:12 UTC
Could it be that Rifterlings has fallen even further away from the faith and the wonderous light that is The Empire? Reliable sources have recorded images of Rifterlings CEO hanging around Rancer. It could be that he has fallen in with the wrong crowd and is now being influenced by the pirate scum that everyone detests so much.
Petrus Blackshell
Rifterlings
#19 - 2013-09-06 05:34:36 UTC
Lies.

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Christine Peeveepeeski
Low Sec Concepts
#20 - 2013-09-06 15:46:25 UTC
Hmm, so now I have to ask what the difference between what I do to fellow minmatar is and what Rifterlings have now chosen to do?

I am after all only constantly shooting my own kind to help them grow a pair. Still hasn't worked mind you, minmatar militia is still bloated with honourless fools that couldn't shoot down a pilotless reaper. There are of course exceptions, unfortunately they don't seem to get the respect they deserve in their own militia...

Good luck rifterlings, we may be on opposite sides but I like the cut of your wing spars.
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