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Thukk You, Frill Me! July 15th Protest March

Seismic Stan
Freebooted Junkworks
#1 - 2012-06-29 00:45:15 UTC  |  Edited by: Seismic Stan
At-a-Glance Itinerary
(subject to change)

1800 'My Loot, Your Tears' Prize Suicide Gank in Jatate
1900 General Stabber/Vagabond muster to form the "Frill Me" fleet at Jita Memorial to flash our knickers at the AT10 camera.
1929 "Thukk You" RvB-led Outlaw fleet enters Jita, performs monument alphastrike flyby. Pinata self-destructed.
1930"Thukk You, Frill Me!" combined fleet departs Jita on Protest March
2000 Rendez-vous with remaining outlaws in low-sec
2100 Fleet arrives in M-MD3B to deliver a sternly-worded letter of complaint to the Thukker Mix CEO.*
2101+ Tea & Biscuits/Death or Glory
2130 Surviving protesters will head for Delve via Curse and Catch.

*this may involve a degree of carnage. ;)

Useful Links

Event Updates at Freebooted
EVE-O Forum CSM Assembly Hall Proposal (where it all began)
EVEOGANDA's Frill Seekers (careful, it can get ruff)
RvB Forum Thread (low-sec centric fleet)
My Loot, Your Tears Blogpost (suicide raffle)
E-UNI Forum Thread
Failheap Challenge Thread
Reddit Discussion

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What's the Point?

Like a gentle echo of last year's acrimony, capsuleers have once again been voicing their dissent at changes brought about by the latest expansion. This time it is the removal of the Vagabond's "frill". Chief amongst those protesting is Rixx Javix of Eveoganda notoriety, but there has also been much chatter in Tweetfleet, on the forums and elsewhere. It seems that finding something to rage about is fast becoming a Summer tradition in New Eden, but this time there's a distinctly more festival feel about things.

That's not to say there isn't a point to be made. It would be a magnificent showing of player solidarity if we could get a bit of a crowd together to tub-thump about the needless circumcision of the Vagabond, but equally to celebrate EVE and its communities, and also to remember that 20% of CCP staff lost their jobs as a result of last Summer's mistakes. Whatever axe you've got to grind, bring it along, I'm sure we can blow something up in its honour.
Rixx Javix
Stay Frosty.
A Band Apart.
#2 - 2012-06-29 10:49:34 UTC
+1 from me of course.

Let's keep stirring the pot and see if we can't make some soup.

Seismic Stan
Freebooted Junkworks
#3 - 2012-06-29 11:21:59 UTC  |  Edited by: Seismic Stan
I'm adding info to my blogpost as there are new developments. When there has been significant organisational progress made, I'll update here too.

Rixx, in order to accommodate the outlaw support, how do you feel about a pirate flyby of the Jita Monument to kick off the march? I appreciate many folks aren't really in a position to hang around in Jita, but you could all "buzz the tower" and press your collective arses up against the windscreen of authority.

I'm thinking the "opening ceremony", if it can be done, would be a general congregation awaiting the outlaw flyby, punctuated by the symbolic self-destruction of a Vagabond over the monument. At this point, the urgency of the outlaw fleet's need to keep moving would serve as a great "pace car" to get the march moving.

Rixx Javix
Stay Frosty.
A Band Apart.
#4 - 2012-06-29 19:10:18 UTC
I like that idea. It re-creates the JIta Memorial protest, but does so in a different manner befitting the event.

I also created some swag that we can use, or people can pick up and use, to help promote the event:
TYFM Promotional Banner

Tony Two Bullet
Monocle Madness
#5 - 2012-06-30 13:46:11 UTC

Love it!
Genos Occidere
#6 - 2012-07-01 13:39:06 UTC
a reason and worthwhile cause to play? in my eve?

you have my *stabber hull ship that lacks individuality*

i just locked an open door.. strange, yet symbolically compelling.

Seismic Stan
Freebooted Junkworks
#7 - 2012-07-01 19:32:49 UTC
Waffley original post made more concise for the Wall-of-Text averse.

Added relevant links for associated events and other community discussions, including reference to My Loot, Your Tears and RvB involvement.
Caldari State
#8 - 2012-07-03 17:25:49 UTC
Sorry bro, I never liked the dumbo ears
Cecil Arongo
Gallente Federation
#9 - 2012-07-04 21:21:00 UTC
You have my (generic stabber hull) as well.

This is for all you new people: I have one rule. Everyone fights, no one quits. If you dont do your job I will shoot you myself. DO YOU GET ME?

Tibus Massani
Tactical Worldwide Operations
Semper Fidelis Coalition
#10 - 2012-07-06 07:33:30 UTC
I'll take out my Sabber for this. We should be prepared, every gate we pass through once we're out of Highhsec is going to be camped.
Jace Errata
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#11 - 2012-07-06 08:24:07 UTC
I guess I'll fit up the old 720 Stabber and head out to join you :) sorry I can't bring a Vagabond, but even if I could afford them, I can't fly them.


One day they woke me up so I could live forever

It's such a shame the same will never happen to you

Seismic Stan
Freebooted Junkworks
#12 - 2012-07-06 10:17:04 UTC
Tibus Massani wrote:
I'll take out my Stabber for this. We should be prepared, every gate we pass through once we're out of Highhsec is going to be camped.

Perhaps they will be there to support our cause, cheer us on, or even join us on the rest of the march.

Right? ;)
Lord Black Dragon
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#13 - 2012-07-07 05:31:38 UTC
Hey I am going to try my best to be with you all I have a Old Stabber in my hanger doing nothing so i mite put a gun or 2 for the gate camper or 2 and see what try to be there. I
It sounds like it could be fun lol.
I would not bet on the Gate Camper to support us lol

Thror Ginkar
Flying Blacksmiths
#14 - 2012-07-08 19:57:46 UTC
Isn't there the Alliance Tournament X final going on this day? You should try and contact Eve-TV to get this covered between the matches :)
Mangala Solaris
Blue Republic
RvB - BLUE Republic
#15 - 2012-07-10 08:00:00 UTC
Thror Ginkar wrote:
Isn't there the Alliance Tournament X final going on this day? You should try and contact Eve-TV to get this covered between the matches :)

Just group stages this coming weekend. Nothing more than that.

We will be poking for Jita coverage and possibly coverage out in GW, but we shall see.
Panthe Tek
Robox Army
#16 - 2012-07-11 06:09:48 UTC
After looking at the agenda, and rough calculations, as a flashy Concord-Hater I'll need at least 3 Stabber hulls just to make it to the Thukker HQ - that is the best case scenario.
It sounds like great fun is to be had.

Seismic Stan asked me to post my fly-by Stabber fit here, although I would not go as far to call it a "fit".
It is an insult to every Stabber ever built, but for this event it is what I'm going to fly.

Exchange turrets for weapons of choice, however this one is for MAXIMUM RAINBOW EFFECT before and upon detonation.
Autocannons, I still love you, but the Jita cam and average pedestrian will see SUICIDE LAZORS much better.

Shoot rainbow colors and new beautified missile explosions while zipping past the Jita Monument at 8,600m/s!

[Stabber, ThuckYouFrillMe]
Reactor Control Unit II
Reactor Control Unit II
Reactor Control Unit II

Prototype 100MN MicroWarpdrive I
Target Painter I
Medium Capacitor Booster I, Cap Booster 800

Gatling Pulse Laser I, Infrared S
Gatling Pulse Laser I, Standard S
Gatling Pulse Laser I, Xray S
Gatling Pulse Laser I, Gamma S
Light Missile Launcher I, Mjolnir Light Missile
Light Missile Launcher I, Nova Light Missile

Medium Ancillary Current Router I
Medium Low Friction Nozzle Joints I
Medium Low Friction Nozzle Joints I
Mangala Solaris
Blue Republic
RvB - BLUE Republic
#17 - 2012-07-11 09:30:10 UTC
Tibus Massani wrote:
I'll take out my Sabber for this. We should be prepared, every gate we pass through once we're out of Highhsec is going to be camped.

Believe me when I say, they wont.

We'll be lucky if we see anything to pew until after the visit to Great Wildlands.
Khalia Nestune
Mad Stacks
#18 - 2012-07-15 14:51:30 UTC
The Thukk You, Frill Me: The Vagabond Protest event is today!

As my part of this event, I will be holding a suicide gank raffle at 1800 EVE time (that’s 2pm EST / 1pm Central / noon MST / 11am PST).

Go to Jatate III – Moon 9 and bring your Stabber, Stabber Fleet Issue or Vagabond and be ready to blow up a Vagabond! Winner of the raffle will take home:

1 x Vagabond
2 x Stabber Fleet Issue
1 x Stabber BPO

See you there!

Rixx Javix
Stay Frosty.
A Band Apart.
#19 - 2012-07-15 22:19:03 UTC
Many, many thanks to all those that participated in the event today! Well done. My apologies that I was unable to go the entire distance with the fleet, RL> Eve. But I am going to go down and shoot the station myself!

Keep the courage.

Seismic Stan
Freebooted Junkworks
#20 - 2012-07-16 11:59:41 UTC  |  Edited by: Seismic Stan
All in all, a successful event.

Thanks to all who participated, especially Mangala Solaris and the RvB crew for putting the meat on the bones of the idea. Rixx Javix and Roc Weiler provided some great promotional material that was sadly denied airing on the Alliance Tournament feed. Lelouch Degilead (@whistlerbean) did a bang-up job of livetweeting throughout the event too.

By my count, our fleet of approximately 200 pilots comprised 10 Vagabonds, 25 Stabber Fleet Issues, well over 100 Stabbers and an assortment of other ships including a Vexor and Federation Navy Comet presence as some are disappointed by the removal of "smile" and the blue light on respective hulls.

Thanks to everyone who took part, we TiDi'd Jita, the gates shut down at 2,200 pilots in system, we exploded a Vagabond over the Jita monument and we took the fight to Thukker Mix in Great Wildlands (where they promptly exploded me). I understand that the majority of the fleet went on to die in a fire somewhere in null-sec.

I'll do a write-up at some point this week, but Oreamnos Amric has already beaten me to the punch on Notes from New Eden.
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