Factional Warfare “objective” fulfilled
Eleven days ago ISD posted this news-piece in the Amarr Militia:
Ammatar Scientist downed in Huola system
reported by: ISD Caleb Kang | 2008.07.23 07:20:03
Dresen Karnell, an Ammatar scientist loyal to the Amarr Empire, was attempting to flee capture in the Minmatar Republic and return to the Amarr Empire when his craft was attacked and shot down in the Huola system.
Prior to the Minmatar Invasion, Karnell served aboard an Ammatar Navy vessel conducting experiments of high importance to the Amarr Empire. During the invasion his crew mutinied, forcing the scientist to disguise himself as a sympathizer in order to evade imprisonment. A day ago, he commandeered a shuttle and attempted a return to the Empire.
However, while traveling through Huola, Karnell’s ship was attacked by unknown hostiles. With his vessel heavily damaged, he was forced to make an emergency landing on a moon in system. 24th Crusade commanders have confirmed they received a distress call from the missing scientist only hours ago.
Rescue operations for Karnell are currently impossible while the Minmatar Republic retains space superiority in Huola. The moon Karnell landed on is habitable, yet inhospitable. Current estimates of his supplies suggest he can remain at his crash site for one to two weeks before he runs out of food and water.
The rescue of Dresen Karnell has been designated as a high priority task for the 24th Crusade. Militia command has recommended that current resources be diverted towards the recapture of Huola from Minmatar Republic occupancy as soon as possible.!
Now 11 days later the Amarr Militia succeeded in capturing Huola just a few hours ago. I wonder if the Ammatar scientist survived and what he had been up to. I think this has been the first time where CCP added some ‘consequences’ to the system occupancy and also referred to it with ‘space superiority’ (which is a word that makes me frown a bit, as I remember some misusage of it in the past, heh!) Ah well, I haven’t played EVE all that much lately and I wasn’t part of the fleet that took down the bunker. But I do know that they blew it up rather quickly without any Minmattar opposition.
It was also the second system in Factional Warfare to be conquered since the last patch that made capturing systems significantly harder.