With the Space Violence goons preparing to pull up sticks and move on to greener, and presumably Black Legion filled pastures, it will be back to business as usual in Syndicate. As the dust begins to settle it will be interesting to see if Evoke was actually killed off by the goon Syndicate deployment, or if they simply went dormant to wait them out. This being NPC null after all. Prior to the goons coming in and exploding on Evoke the Germans had actually done a pretty good job of destroying the locally owned POS on anything resembling a valuable moon.
If Evoke does reappear it will almost certainly be in the 98Q pocket where they had hunkered down to wipe out I-Reds remaining structures. Time will tell if the Germans are either hiding or truly dead. FD- will almost certainly return to Iberian control. Queue the Falcons and cloaky Sabers.
The Rote ‘purge’ of bears in Syndicate is now concluded or on hiatus. Stimulus and friends are back in TXW and have resumed the usual debauchery. Notably, there are a lot of new faces in their fleets since many of the guys from FIGL opted to join Rote instead of leave Syndicate. It will be entertaining to see how many of them survive Bach and Cass.
For whatever Rotes mini-deployments may have accomplished I-RED is not nearly as healthy as it once was. Johnny Rev and his crew have been absent for weeks from the US prime roaming scene. The charts also show a pretty significant drop off in alliance membership. Hopefully they rebound as a more PvP centric alliance and don’t fold.
Ineluctable continues to grow and strengthen their hold on the PC-9 pocket. The resurgence of RSPH didn’t seem to come together in the end. Ineluctable is still mostly Euro, but they do have a US component that is growing. They seem to favor ganks and easy kills over a brawl, but they will fight if they think they can win.
Black Thorn Alliance is in Y9G and their numbers seem to be up since they left M2. I don’t fully understand the group but from what I gather, what you see in Y9G is only part of BTA. They almost exclusively camp the 97X gate in Y9G, or the M2 gate in 97X. They keep cloaked eyes at all times, so if you plan to catch them unaware, best bet is to bridge. That said, they will take an even fight.
Rise of Legion, who used to live down in the JQV area has been in Syndicate with a roaming gang of 15-25 or so twice in the past two weeks. As far as I know they still live in low sec, but they appear to be making a concerted effort to get fights around MHC, which is just excellent. Props to them.
Finally, the Moon Warrior/Clockwork love fest continues around the PVH8/AAS area. Shamefully, I believe that we are the largest ‘blued up’ entity in Syndicate right now. These numbers are spread across almost all time zones however since MOW has Aussies, Euros, Russians, and USTZ guys to complement our Euro and USTZ. In US prime (0100-0600) you can find us roaming between FD- and M2. All other time zones you’ll find us around the Reb gate in 6-C or camping around M2/JH/PVH. Come on by, we love to explode.
Bonus intel: Solitude is pretty aptly named. Nobody really lives there since Psychotic Tendencies (collapsed) moved out. However there does appear to be a group called ‘That Red Alliance’ that is living in there somewhere. We ran into them on one of Tims Ops down in 98Q. They were shooting an Ishuk POCO with about 30 sub caps. We blew up some of the tackle and left. Further inspection of their gang revealed that they had about 4 HICs mixed in, so it was almost surely bait for someone bigger and meaner. Hopefully they become a regular on the Syndicate scene. God knows there isn’t a damn thing to do in Solitude.