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The strange PVP rules of the Sixth Empire

posted Dec 27, 2018, 3:55 PM by Max Singularity   [ updated Dec 29, 2018, 6:24 PM ]

INTRODUCTION:

EVE Online was built from the ground up as a Player-Vs-Player (PVP) game. Everything inside the New Eden cluster, from mining, building, and industry is to support the giant war machine of exploding ships in space.  Now while it is possible to play EVE Online and never fire a shot, the foundation of the game still resides.

The Sixth Empire is not a war-based combat alliance. We do not capture space for power. We are not a ‘land-grab’ alliance as are most other well-established alliances. While those naval alliances ply the jump-lanes with battleships and capitals, the Sixth Empire has a unique mission.

The Sixth Empire is the Coast Guard of New Eden. We provide a home for lost pilots, or for those that simply need a place to rest while between major alliances. It is also a place for our members to socialize and enjoy the game, and that does include some PVP activity as well, but unlike other alliances, our rules of engagement are a bit more complicated.


ALLIANCE PVP REQUIREMENTS:

Ok this will be hard to understand for some.  There are NO requirements to be a PVP player in the Sixth Empire. None. Nada. Zip.  If you don’t want to PVP, that’s ok.  There are no mandatory operations. No fleet calls. None of the things you would expect in another ‘combat’ alliance exists in the Sixth Empire. There are no mandatory fits. No ‘doctrines’. Nada.

however…

If you are part of a ‘special team’ in the Sixth Empire that is based on PVP, then there are indeed requirements for PVP which may include operations times, doctrine fits, and more, but those are only for those special teams. Ship reimbursement is TEAM DEPENDANT and may not exist at all. Only special teams know of this status.

Examples:

  • Combat Air Patrol (CAP) - This is a special team that protects mining or PVE operations in a solar system occupied by the Sixth Empire. There are specific rules of engagement based upon the region they are performing CAP functions. Low-sec and Null-sec are vastly different.
  • Roaming Teams - This is a special team that runs out in low-sec and/or null-sec looking for a fight. These teams must abide by the Sixth Empire Regional Rules of Engagement.
  • High Sec War Dec Combat Team - The HSWDCT is a special team that forms up for some fun in high sec for those that war dec the Sixth Empire.  This team has several restrictions that the other teams don’t have under the rules of engagement, but, they can expect to die in a fire and have fun doing it.
  • Spectre Fleet (and similar) - The Sixth Empire can join EVE Fleets by other organizations but there are restrictions that are based on diplomatic standings. Shooting a blue may cause a diplomatic incident and often the offending pilot may be held accountable for the full or partial reimbursement of the loss.
  • Pope's Teal Fleet - The Teal Guard is a corporation devoted to the personal protection of His Holiness, Max Singularity. However, The Teal Guard can't always protect the Pope in deep space, so players of the Sixth Empire form a Teal Fleet in his honor. (In reality, this is usually a suicide mission to die in a fire for fun and laughs.) All pilots are required to have at least Amarr Battleship Level 1 and able to fly an Amarrian Apocolypse Battleship (but this depends on the mission at hand).

DON'T CRY ABOUT IT:

Did you read the above? If you did you will see that there are no mandatory combat operations. That allows most of us to log on when we want and do what we want according to our lifestyle. THUS... if you undock, don't fly what you can't afford to lose or replace. If you fly without a protection fleet that may not exist, you assume all risk to your ship. Harden up or don't undock... or... better yet... help create the special teams as mentioned above, but whatever you do, don't cry about your loss.


RULES OF ENGAGEMENT:

(Classified) - Our rules of engagement are documented and available to our members and spies only.


SUMMARY:

Yes the Sixth Empire does PVP, but our rules of engagement are restrictive and our membership in PVP is limited to special teams. There is no expectation that line members are PVP required to participate.

We hope this clears up some expectations when joining this unique alliance. Enjoy the game!

/s/ Max Singularity


We have a really big CoC!

posted Dec 27, 2018, 3:19 PM by Max Singularity   [ updated Dec 27, 2018, 4:42 PM ]

Hello all members (and future members) of the Sixth Empire…

Our senior leaders are doing much to run the Alliance.

Remember, it is a game, and we all do it for fun. Our alliance is a little different than all others and that is what makes us unique


All members are required to read our Code of Conduct (CoC).


Let me tell you about it. Our Code of Conduct was not a copy and paste document. It was written over the years by incidents in our alliance. Please don’t make us expand this document. We are all playing EVE online for various reasons, mostly to have fun. 

We have no problem making changes when we are not having fun. Remember, you can always depart on good terms if that is the only option. Otherwise, abide by the CoC, as it has been written through the fires of previous drama that we don’t care to visit again.

We also have a Cardinal Of Communications (COC) which is not to be confused with the CoC.  The COC is a Cardinal that will communicate and remind all players of the Sixth Empire's big CoC. The position also will alert the senior leadership by a CoC ring of any CoC issues that may arise.

Sixth Empire COCs:
Current: Princess PI VII
Previous: Nick Dirkers
Previous: Feiryred

Enjoy your game, have fun, and please review the Code of Conduct.  I will honour our leadership decisions, so help us build the alliance to be a better place and game for all.

http://sites.google.com/site/sixthempirealliance/join/conduct

Thank you all.  Let’s play EVE Online!

/s/ Max Singularity

You should fix that...

posted Dec 27, 2018, 2:33 PM by Max Singularity   [ updated Dec 29, 2018, 6:27 PM ]

When people join an alliance, they think they are joining an organization that is already functional, and pre-built "out of the box" like going to the store and buying a new television. Well, that's not how alliances work. Everything an alliance does is held together by teams, and teams that are led by a team leader. Sounds like work?  Yes, because it is.  

Good alliances have good leaders that build the teams. Teams that know what to do, and are well practised at what they do.

If you plan on joining the Sixth Empire Alliance, there is a good chance that you can be a leader. One of our mottos is "Sixth Empire, Leadership Positions Available". Those that build the various types of teams EVE Online requires usually have a good time in-game, and enjoy good communications and comradery. 

However, there are those that join thinking that the 'brand new' out of the box shiny Sixth Empire functions as a well established long-time running alliance will be in for a disappointment. 

Example: Let's say you want to fly in Basgerin our low sec system. You warp to one of our moon mining facilities where a juicy low sec moon was just blapped by our citadel.  So you undock in your Orca, and use your three alts to fly hulks and drop the ore in the orca.  In low sec, this is a risk because any other player can scram you, web you, and call for friends to come help blow up all four of your shiny ships.  Your kill mail is in the mail and posted on the killboards for all to see.

So what do you do? 

Option 1: Rage quit and cuss out the Alliance leadership and maybe even the Space Pope himself for not using his divine powers to protect you in-game.

Option 2a: Don't undock until you are certain there is a protection fleet to protect you.  If no such fleet exists, there... RIGHT THERE... is a 'leadership opportunity'.  If you are not a PVP type person, then recruit one to create a standing fleet. Get them to practice operations near the mining operations. Create a team!

Option 2b: Once the protection team is ready... undock your mining operations in close coordination with the protection team.

Option 3: Undock without protection, but only fly what you can afford to lose or replace, then don't cry about it if you lose it.

This is how alliances are built and remain fun for everyone.  They don't come pre-fabbed out of the box. They are built FROM THE BOTTOM, not the top.  The top provided you with a Low Sec System and a Keepstar.  The top provided you with a null sec system with diplomatic relations and various structures in a fairly stable part of null sec space.  The top is not going to do it all, it must be built from the bottom.

So if you are the option 1 person, then goodbye Felicia because you are not here to help build the alliance anyway.  Maybe consider building something together.  

Sixth Empire
LEADERSHIP POSITIONS AVAILABLE!

/s/ Max Singularity

Google's Privacy Policy for Sixth Empire Free Site

posted May 24, 2018, 10:22 PM by Max Singularity   [ updated May 24, 2018, 10:22 PM ]

Reminder: This website is hosted on the free sites.google.com website that provides web services for Google users. You may want to review the Google Privacy Policy for the information that Google collects and what your rights/options are regarding their service.



Skills skills skills...

posted Feb 20, 2018, 1:13 PM by Max Singularity

There really is only one sin in EVE Online... and that is... NOT TRAINING your character.

Here is a free public guide from The Imperium:  https://wiki.goonfleet.com/Recommended_Skill_Training_Guide

Enjoy.

/s/ Max

We choose to go to the moon!

posted Dec 9, 2017, 12:49 PM by Max Singularity   [ updated Dec 9, 2017, 1:15 PM ]

"We choose to go to the moon! Then shoot it with a giant laser, rip a chunk off, blow that chunk to pieces, melt those pieces down then sell them for profit!"  -Max Singularity YC 119

Basgerin System - Sinq Laison
Sacred Dust Anthanor
YC 119

The first ever moon chunk for the Sixth Empire Alliance will be exploded in the Basgerin System on December 9, YC 119 (2017) at 2200hrs New Eden Time.

This is an open public event but know that Basgerin is a 0.4 Low Sec system and your safety is your responsibility.  You can however observe the event from the safety of our teathers from the Sixth Empire Anthanor Refinery.

His Holiness, Max Singularity and the Patriarchs of the Sixth Empire want to congratulate 6E pilot Donoven Nolen for creating the first Tatara Refinery, then selling it to purchase two Anthanors. The first firing of the extraction beam began two weeks ago as the moon chunk has traveled about hudreds of kilometers to the station.  The rock is in place and ready for its big big explosion.

Dragons suck

posted Nov 19, 2017, 10:01 PM by Max Singularity   [ updated Nov 20, 2017, 11:24 AM ]

A dragon sneaks up on Charles in the darkness
This holiday season maybe harder than most for 'various reasons'. The dragon's fire is hidden in our mental voices that persuade us into despair. And yet, we let them live in our minds, give them a home, let them sleep as if we don't want them to go, or are afraid to confront them. When the dragons win, we lose. We lose our friends, our family, our co-workers, our loved ones... and all that remains is smoldering hearts. More pain.

Drown the voice of the dragon by hearing the voices of your friends. Allow them into that mental cave of yours. Let them in. Talk.

This photo was taken by my wife while I was on a call helping a friend with their dragon. I added my dragon that tried to sneak up on me and return to his evicted cave. The worm shall not pass, for I have come to hear its breath, and smell its stench.

Below is a full list of numbers complied by my EVE Online friends that care for not just our players, but for everyone. It's who we are.  We will kill you in-game, but we need you to log-in tomorrow as well.

Please. Kill your dragon(s).

HELP IS HERE...

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Gaming

posted Nov 19, 2017, 12:58 PM by Max Singularity   [ updated Nov 19, 2017, 12:58 PM ]

The Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is very prevalent in on-line gaming.  Max Singularity (Charles White) posted the follow webpage to bring to light issues and raise awarness of what factors ASD in gaming, and how Neurotypicals can collaborate to bring great explosions in-game.

The webpage: Autism Aspegers 

Forums? Hell yes we have forums!!!

posted Nov 10, 2017, 12:38 AM by Max Singularity   [ updated Nov 10, 2017, 12:38 AM ]

I got us a new URL, and thanks to Stu, we have a new instance of phpBB forums that no longer need an API to authenticate.  All you have to do is log in via the CCP officially approved authentication interface and you are in.  We have no way of knowing your information other than your corporation that you belong to, and your EVE Online profile photo is automatically updated.

We are only open for business as an Alpha site (no not alpaca players, alpha as in alpha testers).  We know some things are broken, and we may have to reboot it all, but give it a try.  Good luck.


NOTE: This website URL is SixthEmpire.org, and the forums is just SixEmpire.org.  Don't get confused. :) 


New 6E URL... we are all grown up and stuff

posted Nov 8, 2017, 8:16 AM by Max Singularity   [ updated Nov 8, 2017, 6:10 PM ]

We have a registered domain our new (this) website.  http://SixthEmpire.org is live and working.  Soon we will have our own forums complete with their own custom URL as well.  I'm getting all proud and stuff.   

/s/ Max Singularity

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