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Guide to PvP Events for Independent Players

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Jayne Fillon
#1 - 2014-07-01 19:33:49 UTC  |  Edited by: Jayne Fillon
NPSI (Not Purple Shoot it) has been around in Eve since 2006, however in recent years public PvP communities and events have greatly increased in both popularity and frequency. As the best kept secrets in Eve, these groups provide PvP opportunities to players of all experience levels without any kind of commitment or obligation. This thread will help you find these groups, find out how you can participate, and get answers to any questions you may have about the NPSI playstyle.

AttentionAttentionNone of the groups shown below require you to be in a certain corporation or alliance to participate.AttentionAttention


Open PvP Communities

RvB Ganked
Channel: "RvB Ganked"

RvB Ganked has been roaming into Lowsec and 0.0 every Saturday for over two years, commanded either by CSM9 member Mangala Solaris or various Guest FCs. Roams are usually based on a theme that changes every week and is announced in advance. Although originally dominated by members from RvB only, these roams now see widespread participation.

Spectre Fleet
Channel: "Spectre Fleet"

Spectre Fleet is the largest and most active NPSI community. A command team of over 50 FCs come together to run multiple fleets fleets everyday, with large fleets and special events scheduled days in advance. The main ships flown are easily insured T1 frigates and cruisers, that are designed as part of a doctrine. Battleships, and other T2 ships are used for special events.

Redemption Road
Channel: "Redemption Road"

Redemption Road is run by Greygal, former member of Agony Unleashed. Redemption Road runs scheduled fleets primarily on weekends, and often in the AUTZ. The weekly "Sunday Sinners" roam occur on (you guessed it!) Sundays at 1900.

Stille Gewalt
Channel: "Stille Gewalt"

The German NPSI Community! Quite large, and very popular - run by Citriconi and the Stille Gewalt corporation.
See their forum post for more information.

Eve Flight School
Channel: "Eve Flight School"

The Russian NPSI Community! I can't read russian, but those who can tell me these blokes fly NPSI.
More information can be found on the eve.ru forums.

Bombers Bar
Channel: "Bombers Bar"

This groups rolls stealth bombers to hot spots on the map in nullsec and causes massive amounts of mayhem. Need to be a little advanced in what you fly, but its very possible to get there soon. Occasionally goes wormhole diving, including into Thera, focusing on killing ratting carriers.

Frigs for Life
Channel: "Frigs for Life"

This channel is the successor to the popular "Frigate Fun" channel. As the name implies, this NPSI community is all about frigates, frigates, and more frigates. Fleets depart from the Placid region and usually involve gate camping. EDIT: Possibly Inactive?

Sirsqueebles PvP Streaming Community
Channel: "Sirsqueebles"

Squeebles is an absolute darling. He runs one of the premier EVE streams, with lots of newbie friendly advice handed out, as well as open roams that anyone can join. Twitch Channel: http://www.twitch.tv/SirSqueebles

Other NPSI Groups

Agony Empire

Forums: http://www.agony-unleashed.com/index.php?/forum/2-enrollment/
Wiki: http://www.agony-unleashed.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page

"Agony is an independent small-gang PVP corp that has offered 0.0 PVP classes for over 6 years. Nearly 10,000 unique students have taken their classes. After taking a class, students become alumni and are welcome to join alumni roams for free."

Live Events

Website: https://wiki.eveonline.com/en/wiki/Live_events_(Chat_channel)

Largely thought to be an official CCP run channel, this player run group became well known after it was mentioned in a devblog. This channel provides information on events run by CCP as well as occasionally forming a fleet for the event itself.

Other Resources

CCP Live Events

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EVE_LiveEvents

The actual official live events channel is simply called "Events" but no one seems to use it. Instead, when CCP employees form a fleet that players can actually engage, the announcement is made both on the official forums and devblogs, then kept updated through the Live Events twitter.

Other Special Events

On occasion, certain individuals will host community wide events that range from kill-my-super to a simple frigate free-for-all. These are extremely sporadic and (usually) tons of fun. When one of these events is announced, I'll update this space here.

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If you have any questions about how NPSI functions or any of the specific groups, feel free to ask. If you know of an NPSI community or would like your own group to be added to this list, please send me a mail.This thread was shamelessly recreated from this forum post by ROXGenghis of Agony Empire, a fellow GDI. Additional information stolen from Mangala's article on Crossing Zebras.

Can't shoot blues if you don't have any. Long Live NPSI.

Jake Warbird
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#2 - 2014-07-01 19:35:37 UTC
Good bit of info this. Also, I enjoy reading your articles on TMC. Get back to writing now. :)
Jenn aSide
Shinigami Miners
Already Replaced.
#3 - 2014-07-01 19:41:21 UTC
This post deserves a pinning (somewhere if not in GD).
Rob Kashuken
Row Row Fight the Power
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#4 - 2014-07-02 02:56:07 UTC
Cheers for the info - as a bored missioner looking to expand out, I'll be sure to check out these groups. Being AUTZ, the Redemption Road info is appreciated.
Mangala Solaris
Blue Republic
RvB - BLUE Republic
#5 - 2014-07-02 08:19:17 UTC
More people joining these the better. Its a great way for those new to pvp to get their feet wet, or for bored bitter vets (HAI DAN) to get their pew on without needing to do so as part of a strat OP, or the necessity to own a capital...
Arsine Mayhem
Doomheim
#6 - 2014-07-03 23:34:00 UTC
Would be nice to get a sticky on this in maybe events.

Nice post, thanks.
Cancel Align NOW
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#7 - 2014-07-03 23:40:29 UTC
Nice post OP.

Especially important to note it has nothing to do with corps or alliances.
Seraph Essael
Anomalous Existence
Spatial Instability
#8 - 2014-07-03 23:47:53 UTC
NPSI fleets are a great way to get into PvP if you're not in a corp, if you are in a corp with a lack of people to PvP with or if you just want a change of pace.

It's also a good way to learn how different people PvP and what tactics can be used to overcome different situations.

This definitly needs a sticky (as said above, if not here, somewhere).

Quoted from Doc Fury: "Concerned citizens: Doc seldom plays EVE on the weekends during spring and summer, so you will always be on your own for a couple days a week. Doc spends that time collecting kittens for the on-going sacrifices, engaging in reckless outdoor activities, and speaking in the 3rd person."

ISD Ezwal
ISD Community Communications Liaisons
#9 - 2014-07-03 23:59:32 UTC
This thread has been moved to In-Game Events and Gatherings. I also applied some glue. And tape, lots of tape.

ISD Ezwal Community Communication Liaisons (CCLs)

Rain6637
NulzSec
#10 - 2014-07-04 00:51:07 UTC
been meaning to test my multibox mettle in one of these. thanks for collecting them jayne
Mangala Solaris
Blue Republic
RvB - BLUE Republic
#11 - 2014-07-04 08:12:03 UTC
Jayne, throw in a mention of fleet-up.com.

Its a great resource for groups like ours when arranging fits, operations/events and so on. See if Wacktopia would do a few words on it or something :)
Jayne Fillon
#12 - 2014-07-25 17:36:57 UTC  |  Edited by: Jayne Fillon
Two big events are coming up:

Theomachy is taking place on the 9th of August, hosted by Repercussus with over 100B ISK in prizes.

Information here: http://www.theomachy.com

The NPSI Fleet Free for All event is currently in planning, and has been scheduled for the 20th of September.

More information to follow.

Can't shoot blues if you don't have any. Long Live NPSI.

Thedaius
Repercussus
Reverberation Project
#13 - 2014-07-25 23:12:45 UTC
Thank you for mentioning our event on your post :)

While Repercussus is a Proud member of RAZOR we would like to clarify that this event is being conducted by Repercussus. Independent of the RZR community.
CCP Logibro
C C P
C C P Alliance
#14 - 2014-12-18 13:10:18 UTC
Unlocked by OP request.

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Quattras Peione
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#15 - 2015-01-21 17:00:52 UTC
Worth mentioning that most Bombers Bar ops run out of Thera now.

Dr. Quattras Alvar Peione

No, I'm not that kind of doctor.

Jayne Fillon
#16 - 2015-03-12 05:28:32 UTC
OP Updated

Can't shoot blues if you don't have any. Long Live NPSI.

BeBopAReBop RhubarbPie
Stimulus
Rote Kapelle
#17 - 2015-04-15 00:36:17 UTC  |  Edited by: BeBopAReBop RhubarbPie
I was hoping we could get Violet Squadron added to the list in the original post. We're a small gang focused npsi community that focuses on fleets of two squads and smaller. If we get more interest than that at one time we'll split into multiple fleets to do different things. Our channel is "Violet Squadron".

Thanks Jayne!

Founder of Violet Squadron, a small gang NPSI community! Mail me for more information.

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