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Alliance Tournament X: Match 5

This is one of my work weekends. I was not able to be around for the Alliance Tournament. The killboards started to act up this morning before I went to work and they did not update for most of the day.

The final is that we did not beat Goonswarm. I wound up pulling up the Alliance Tournament site that I have been using. I saw the breakdown in ships and knew exactly why we did not win that match.

ECM. It is our biggest weakness perhaps. It is a huge weakness of a lot of the game. We don't use it much. We used damps a lot during this tournament, but its not our standard method of fighting. We have people that can bring falcons, but we rarely ever break out those ECM boats. It just isn't the style of game we wish to play.

It was a strong setup against us. However, I saw that we had two Sleipnirs left on the field. I think that Goonswarm needed to defeat us fully to continue. I'm not sure. However, if they did, we at least held them back as well. I'm glad of that. Preparing and planning for these matches have shown me what a small group we really are. It has been an interesting experience and the output of support from the alliance has been spectacular.

The mutterings of payouts and ISK to toss the matches makes me roll my eyes. Even in game, that is just not a way I play or the type of people that I want to be in a corporation or alliance with. If that is how someone else plays, I do not understand it but I can accept it. However, that does not mean it should be assumed that everyone sells themselves for everything.

As Diz has said before, we fight for the fight. Sometimes the outcome has no ultimate win, but it is not the winning that gives us reason to do what we do. Sure, we love to win, I'd never pretend that we do not. Yet, to get out and do, to pewpew and fly... it is a fantastic feeling in and unto itself.

The murmurs for next year are already on the table. I made a terrible suggestion for it. I suggested that we start preplanning now. As terrible of an idea as that is, I had to lay it out there. Beyond that, the Alliance Tournament X is done for Capital Punishment. We can work on other projects that have been sidelined for the last few months.

Yay.

Recruitment and all that fun stuff.

I had this nice little rant written up to toss my head at all the haters. Then I deleted it. Because really, who gives a damn? :)

Those that wish to know and meet us, are welcome to. Those that do not can enjoy themselves without us in their game.

And if haters wanna hate, let them hate. It is good to bring productivity to others, even vicariously.

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