Thursday, 14 May 2015

News: Continued Fighting Over Y-MPWL System

Y-MPWL system, Providence region. On the 13th of May, at 21:00 EVE Standard Time, Providence Bloc and Northern Coalition(dot) [NC] clashed once more over an Infrastructure Hub timer in the system.

Providence Bloc brought a 160 pilot Ishtar Heavy Assault Cruiser fleet, intending to take down the Sovereignty Blockade Units deployed in the system.

[NC] brought a 70 pilot Tempest Fleet Issue Battleship fleet, hoping to engage the Providence Bloc force in the system.

WAFFLES(dot) [N0MAD] were also present in the system, in a small Stealth Bomber wing.

The three sides met on the Kari gate in the system, as Providence Bloc forces attempted to take down the Sovereignty Blockade Unit deployed on it. This was done in order to secure the Infrastructure Hub, as its first reinforcement timer was running out.

However, [NC] forces attempted to engage the Providence Bloc force, who kept a distance away, though losing some ships who got tackled or were lagging behind. Added to it was constant harassment from the [N0MAD] bombers, who attempted to bomb the fleet several times, even getting a few kills.

[NC] did not like the lack of commitment from Providence Bloc and brought in their Super Capital fleet to reinforce the Infrastructure Hub, pushing it into its second timer. Unable to fight the Tempest Fleet Issue Battleships, being bombed and unable to achieve the strategical objective, Providence Bloc forces retreated, attempting to minimize their losses.

With the Infrastructure Hub reinforced and Providence Bloc standing down, [NC] extracted its fleet as well, putting an end to the fighting.

Battle report for the Y-MPWL system can be found here.

All told, the system hosted close to 300 pilots at the peak of the fighting, with Time Dilation not reported as an issue. The fighting itself was brief and lasted around 15 minutes.

Providence Bloc suffered the brunt of the losses, 54 ships for 6.5 Bil ISK of damages. [NC] lost mostly light tackle, 4 ships only for nearly 200 Mil ISK of damages.

As fighting continues in Y-MPWL, it seems [NC] decided to show the seriousness of its intentions and seems poised to take the system, as both the Station and Infrastructure Hub are reinforced. 

Evacuation has already started but has been made extremely difficult due to both [NC] and other third parties being present in the system at all times. The jump bridge in the system has also been taken down. 

The EVE Scribe will continue to update you on the situation.

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