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Where Have all the Battlecruisers Gone?

I was going to write something thoughtful. This is what happened instead.

Please sing to this song in your head:

Now, the Eve Version I just came up with on my lunch break.

Where Have all the Battlecruisers Gone?"

Fleet Warp in two three four

Oh you get me ready
With your fully fit heavies
Why don’t we go sit on this acceleration gate?
Take the gate when the point calls
Lasers switching to scorch
An explosion sweet as any good gank

I’ll do the logistics
You pay for the fuel
Where is my Hurricane?
Where is my Myrmidon?
Where is my Ferox landing?
Where have all the battlecruisers gone?

Why don’t you stay in this fleet
Kick back and watch the gate
And I’ll watch for a little something to gank
Ohh I know your wallet hurts
From working on the fleet doctrine
How many nerds do you want in this fleet?

I will do recruiting
You handle the roles
Where is my Hurricane?
Where is my Myrmidon?
Where is my Ferox landing? Where have all the battlecruisers gone?

I’m in my new battlecruiser tonight
But you called, you called for a cruiser fleet
Now I am docking
Now I am docking
Now I am docking

We finally sell the Cyclones
When we had a assault frigate comp
And you became an FC in null
You made friends out in sov
And you joined them at the bombers bar
Almost every single fleet call that came

I will fit the doctrines
While you kill all the things
Where is my Hurricane?
Where is my Myrmidon?
Where is my Ferox landing?
Where have all the battlecruisers gone?

Where is my Prophecy?
It shines so gold in the sun
Where is my lone Drake?
Where have all the battlecruisers gone?


  1. RIP in Pieces old Hurricane.

    I'll try and console myself with the Typhoon class BC ^^

  2. I attribute most of this to changes in Faction Warfare. The limiting of battlecruisers to only the largest plex size during the overhaul put a very larger damper on their use.

    1. But we don't live in FW space and they are mostly gone. To much Nerf against everything's buff. They are no longer flexible and no longer worth their cost against other ships for so much in PvP. Mostly, now, I see missile boat BC only.

  3. I do live in FW space, and rarely see battlecruisers. I think though that to increased viability of T1 cruisers and cruiser gangs (think T1 logi and ewar cruisers) is the real culprit here. I keep a few BCs on hand for that very reason. Most small cruiser gangs won't take on a battleship, but they will engage a BC or two. Because there are less BCs out and about (or anything larger than a crusier), I feel much more confident undocking a BC of my own to fight outnumbered.

    Well, that and the other reason I use them is that there always seem to be soft targets on gates and station undocks to shoot, and BCs generally stand up to sentry guns pretty well.


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