It has been abruptly brought to my attention (within 24 hours) of just how wrong my original article on the events of Hasmijaala was. I originally wrote the article on Hasmijaala with little info on the subject since I hadn’t logged on much during the time period. I also stated that we (the Gallente) had “failed”. I may have rushed to judgement.
From here on out, I will try a new approach. I will conduct interviews with key players in GalMil and focus on which systems have flipped against or for the Gallente. In addition, I will cover fun stuff like the biggest killmail for the reporting period of the article. Now on with the show.
Lost Systems: Oto (15-2-16 @ 05:54)
And the largest kill at the time of writing is… Tattooscarface Cielingfanz in his Gila for 3.42 Billion ISK
This update I also spoke with Zam Hunter, leader of the corporation 3.14Rates. Known far and wide as an FC who’s willing to go (for a lack of a better way to put this…) Suicide Mode and win. Today I had the opportunity to sit down over a cold one with him and discuss his… tendencies. As well as some quick info on his corp.
Matt: How do you pay for the expenses of your fleets considering how much more often you seem to take risks with large numbers?
Zam: People seem to underestimate the insurance payout on large ships. With my corp of 20 being in FW easy LP from killing farmers and routine plexing make the difference take only moments to cover.
Matt: When you do these fleets where you’re whelping Battlecruisers, HACs and upwards with other people do you have issues with people not wanting to lose their ships.
Zam: When we do these kind of fleets when we know there’s a high risk of a lot of ISK being lost in a ball of fire. We give warnings to people in a message before hand and in the MOTD as well as on Teamspeak when we undock. After that, if someone dies and complains we blame Charles Darwin.
Matt: Does being an FC and a CEO at the same time present any unique challenges?
Zam: As much as people don’t believe me, this is the first time I’ve ever been a CEO . Being a CEO means I have to deal with internal friction which can be a pain. I’m lucky enough to have mature people to tell me when I make mistakes. I’m still new to FC’ing and being rough as an FC means losses, so we joke about it and we make sure no one takes it personally.
Matt: What goals does your corp and yourself have in the near future.
Zam: My long term goal is to create a tight-knit elite group who come together in explosions whether it’s PVP, ratting or whatever. We’re there for each other and hope to get bigger in the next year or so. We try to uphold a serious and immature attitude at the same time, which causes friction because other are more serious people in GalMil. No one here is a dictator, and if anyone gets an over inflated head we pop it within a few minutes.
Matt: Anything else to add?
Zam: No matter who you are we all either pay $10+ a month to CCP or buy a PLEX off the market for a cloud of ones and zeros. This game can be great and it can be boring. If you’re not having fun, you’re doing it wrong.
Matt: Agreed, nice speaking to you and I’ll be in your fleet later.
Zam: C’ya there, fly safe. o7