KNac - Thu, 15/01/2015 - 17:49
Seems FD is rapidly pushing some changes that were on queue and actually influence numbers got updated! So seems they are saving unapplied changes that are in queue and efforts are not wasted after all. Here is the last update:
In face of this we must finish the job!
Recently our fears got confirmed, there are two bugs which are preventing influence changes from being applied in some (most from my experience) systems. Along that a wealth of information came from Michael Brooks on some of the BG workings (more detailed info on the forums), confirming a lot of we were trying to be right. Despite bugs we have achieved a lot on Enki, gathered some information and had some fun. Currently we managed to create civil unrest for opposing faction, break their lockdown, and almost start a boom for our faction, all while destroying Enki Corporation ability to issue many missions any more. But our progress has met the stopping bugs and we are having a hard time progressing, and don't know if it's even possible (trigger a civil war would seem the next natural steep).
Because of this we are considering temporally (or definitively, depending on what happens when the bugs are fixed) halting operations in Enki and switch focus elsewhere. Everybody is welcome to post their opinion in the forums and participate in the discussion, like what should be our major grand strategy in the long run and what to do now. Hopefully we can achieve a list of objectives that please most people and are as inclusive as possible so we get as much people as possible on board.
Please come and leave your opinion here: http://elitediplomats.com/forum/index.php?topic=127.0
KNac - Tue, 06/01/2015 - 23:09
After several days of fierce fighting against the corporate thugs on the Enki Corporation the lockdown was broken by the AEDP and the freedom fighters of the Alliance Protectorate, as a result a general state of civil unrest it's occurring in the system right now. The crumbling government is still in control of the economy of the system and trying to enforce lockdown, but we shall prevail.
Most of the previous orders still are valid, however this should be the priority right now:
- Complete missions given by the AP at Ponce de Leon (ALL the types, as long as are given by AP are ok). Alternativelly, complete the alternatives for Enki Corporation missions (the alternatvies you get at Unidentified Signal Sources), as those are negatvie for them.
- Wage economic warfare against the Enki Corporation, we will focus on bankrupting the Enki Corporation so they cannot finance their brutal operations anymore while increasing the profile of the AP in the system. In practice this means we will import expensive materials needed by the Enki Corporation while depleting their financial assets to finance those imports, avoiding basic necessities (like food) or luxuries (consumer goods or drinks) - so import expensive minerals like gold or machinery. We will keep exporting goods from Alliance Protectorate so they keep increasing their financial assets.
- Keep supplying the AP with warfare material (weapons, any medicine missions etc.) if it rises above 'LOW' demand level at Bass Port.
- Revoking the clearance to kill WANTED enemy ships, we are still not clear of the effects this may have, but overall is probably worse (wanted ships could be importing narcotics or increasing piracy activity, unstabilizing the system which is what we want).
- Destroy enemy transports (nav beacon, SC) and working ships in extraction sites, this is the main military objective right now, we must 'sink' as much enemy goods as possible while they keep paying for them.
KNac - Sat, 03/01/2015 - 20:30
From now on we are going to focus our actions near the Ponce de Leon station. This means that:
- we will complete EVERY mission for the Alliance Protectorate at Ponce de Leon (yes, you can go inside even if you are hostile, just be careful not to die if you last landed there or you will have to pay your bounty when respawning),
- blow up checkpoints near Ponce de Leon,
- kill authority ships near Ponce de Leon,
- kill enemy trading ships near Ponce de Leon (IMPORTANT!). Every target that is not pertainign to the Alliance Protectorate or Enki Boys (pirates) is now elegible for kill, just DO NOT cash out bounties (save them for when we win the system!).
- Do not repair/refuel/rearm at Ponce de Leon. DO NOT trade with them (you can import illegal drugs though).
If you are a smuggler you can trade with Enki Corp Lakon 9 in 'seeking goods' point, trade narcotics and illegal drugs. Our partners from the Alliance at the nearby LHS 2687 system (15LY), at Williamson Hub, have offered to provide us with Tantalum at profitable rates for our revolutionary cause (export Bertrandite and import Tantalum). Also don't forget to keep the Alliance Protectorate well supplied with weapons (Personal Weapons demand is now again MED), armour, medicines and production goods (like mineral extractors), by that priority.
P.S: this thread is always kept up to date in case you want to consult something: http://elitediplomats.com/forum/index.php?topic=51.0
KNac - Fri, 02/01/2015 - 00:58
Today the crypto-fascists of the evil corporation controlling our current target system have imposed a system-wide lock-down, doing what they know best: employing force and brutality to impose their own agenda on the free citizens of the Alliance Protectorate. Under dubious pretentions, they have deployed military forces (System Defence Forces) enforcing controls on every transit coming in or out of the system. Officers said: "If you have nothing to hide you don't have anything to fear and will have free passage, we only ask people to pass controls or face consequences". There are recordings of members of the corporate paramilitary forces confiscating goods without good reason for personal gain. We got reports that the local and neighbour Federation factions are involved on this dubious schemes.
We have been told to focus our military efforts on checkpoints, it's recommended commanders to raid those points with a wingman for increased effectiveness. Military "Anaconda" class ships spotted on SC are also priority target, as well as any transport ship (not-wanted) not pertaining to the Alliance Protectorate, as they are importing weapons and ammunition to continue this brutal acts against peaceful population protesting against the corrupt corporate government.
KNac - Tue, 30/12/2014 - 00:16
Alliance Protectorate just issued a report on the current situation, "steady progress ..... we need more reinforcements ..... first results starting to come in".
Some errors were made the first couple of days, but our active assets in the area with good deligeance are acting fast to adapt to a mobile situation. After just a day of correct operations we are already watching some good results. Alliance Protectorate told us the local incompetent corrupt government is starting to crack down with pending civil unrest state. Their answer? Like any other opressor their first reaction has been to start lockdown protocol in the system. Officers from AP told us to continue our duties as we have been doing during the last hours, continued effort will help their (and our) objectives.
Thanks for the effort commanders!
Commanders fighting hordes of evil opposition:
KNac - Sun, 28/12/2014 - 05:32
Rumors say that some fruits may be already happenning due to our activity with Alliance Protectorate, a neighbour Federation system is losing estability and influence by the controlling faction is weakening.
KNac - Fri, 26/12/2014 - 14:07
UPDATE: There is more info on the target system in the thread now, check it out and come join the party!
The Alliance Protectorate recently contacted AEDP communciating an interest in our services to expand their activities in some systems. They promise to develop a partnership with us for future operations and any share on profits from that same expansion.
For more info on the operations come in the forum and check the appropiate thread.
KNac - Wed, 24/12/2014 - 15:23
It seems the Alioth Independents under the joint efforts of several CMDR's of the Pilot Federation are expanding their influence in the core world of Alioth itself (+10% over the last days). This is good news for our efforts as if the trend continues we may soon see an expansion outwards and increasing activity in neighbour systems.
Keep the good work up.
From now on, focus on helping building Alioth Independents influence in the area, take very Alioth Independents mission you can from Alioth itself and neighbour systems. This will also help your Alliance overall reputation even if you are allied with them!
KNac - Wed, 24/12/2014 - 04:46
When asked about the recent uprising in Sorbago one officer from the AEDC (Alliance Elite Diplomatic Corps) commented: "That's what you get for not being a member of the Alliance, your revolution getting crushed, and back to slavery with vengeance." Small revolutions without the support of other independent nations will be crushed, and attempts to liberate the population from the oppression of major blocks will fail.
When asked about the situation in Kappa Fornacis this same officer said: "Unfortunately the Alliance would like to help, but it cannot extent help there due to logistical reasons and the lack of Alliance presence in the region. It does not help either that the government of Kappa Fornacis has not asked for help. As long as those isolated systems keep going on their own this is what they will face, bullying from the Federation or the Empire".
AEDC is a small undeground organisation of Alliance loyalists operating under the umbrella of factions and systems affiliated with the Alliance, to expand their influence in the galaxy and free every system from the two major blocks tyranny. It's not unusual of this organisation to carry out covert op missions operating 'out of the law' in some systems, something that Alliance could not do openly without facing major confrontation, but always to opposse shady operations from the other major blocks.
KNac - Sun, 21/12/2014 - 14:37
Why the Alliance
The Alliance provides a cooperation framework for independent systems to thrive and progress away from the machinations of the two powerful human blocks. It respects the independence and rule to self-determine how each people should govern their own societies. Acknowledging that the only way humanity can progress in through diversity and exploration of different systems of governance and organisation, in contrast to the stagnant overreaching power blocks, but providing powerful back up to avoid bullying from those same power blocks.
The Alliance was formed circa 3230AD in Alioth, and portrays itself as a beacon of human rights and democracy in an increasingly autocratic universe. The Alliance does not conform to the ideals of the totalitarian Empire, or the authoritarian Federation.
Summary about The Independent Alliance of Systems
The Independent Alliance of Systems arose out of a need for cooperation. Centuries of warfare and both Imperial and Federal meddling in a great many otherwise peaceful independent systems caused various small alliances to form and then get broken up over the centuries.
The Alliance formed from a number of culturally different systems with a unified goal – to provide a stronger voice in the galaxy for its member systems and ultimately to defend them against unwelcome attention from the big powers. The Independent Alliance is culturally very varied and leadership of the Alliance (the presidency moves between member systems annually) has been described as ‘challenging’. Seeking agreement between the member systems is generally a tortuous process, usually ending up with a great deal of compromise.
Militarily, cooperation has been more successful. Each member system contributes a portion of its navy to the Alliance Defence Force – the total contribution proportional to its GDP. It is led by the six-strong Council of Admirals (one from each of the largest member navies), but they can act swiftly without government approval, which has proved very effective, and over the years there has been little disagreement between the admirals.
Contributed vessels generally bear the decals of their own navy, but have an additional Alliance Defence Force decal applied while they are with the group – so the culture of identity and independence (and rivalries) applies here too.