Greetings to all foreign community!
It’s sad, that some of you think of us as cheaters, farmers, or something like that… I understand that it’s a pain to confront a full T4 squad, but let me recall some history of Star Conflict.
During the last few months there were 2 corporations fighting for the name of top-1 on the server: SYN and ESB. SYN was the older one and most of ESB players had to fight against them in the same conditions as now the other players are fighting against us. When this confrontation was taking place, ESB had much better reputation, at least in russian community, due to our different attitude to random players (SYN has a rule not to shoot at their corp mates, who are playing against them, ESB doesn’t have such). But after patch 0.7.3 the most SYN players left the game, including their top squad, because of some game mechanics changes. And immediately ESB became “the evil side”, only because of our dominance on server and the absence of force, which can match us.
The only one thing ESB can be blamed for it is desire of the corp leaders to create the strongest corporation. That’s why they are actively trying to recruit as much good players as possible. Only those, who proved their skill, may be invited to the corporation. But our Mumble server is free to anyone, who wants to fly in squad with us, and some of those players are entering ESB after leveling up their skill.
And our officers are actively recruiting those good players, who don’t have corporation. For example, in the beginning I wasn’t interested in corporations, but when I got 3 T4-2 ships and made it within top-100 of the ELO ranking, ComradTroY invited me, and I decided to try it. And I don’t regret about my decision.
So, if someone wants to blame ESB for trying to be the best - well then, it is their right to do this.
Now about our T4 ships. Many of players are finding this unfair, but you should understand us too. We put a lot of time and efforts to get and fit those, and many of us got used to them, so we prefer to fly on them. And it’s not so hard for anyone to get at least one T4-2 ship with good fit. Yes, harder than before, but not impossible to anyone. Then you may farm a synergy for those in PvE and kick our xxxx =D
Next, about the T4 epic loot. There are people, who think that our players have ship full-fitted with those, but it isn’t so. Yes, some of us are lucky with that, but someone is not. For example, I have epic assault lasers, epic shot-range plasma, and epic assault plasma, but all of them are useless to me, because I prefer other weapons at the moment. And, in fact, after near a thousand games on T4 I have only 10-12 epic modules and weapons (can’t remember exactly), and most of them are useless for me.
About T4 playing vs T2/T3. Yes, it is a problem. Yes, it confuses a lot of new players, and even the older ones. Unfortunately, the game is not so popular, and balancer itself is far from perfect, so a lot of teams are matched completely unfair. But, because of the reasons i stated before, we don’t want to give up our T4 ships. So, we have a dilemma.
But even there may be a solution. As you can see above, there is a video from our lobby practicing. I hope, such practice will become a tradition within our team (at least I’ll put all my efforts to make it so), and we will play as often as possible, during our prime time, so we can improve our skill, and other server may play peacefully without us.
Another topic, connected with the previous one: our attitude to other players. As I said before, ESB don’t have any rules, that forbid our players to shoot at each other, on the contrary, if two our squads will meet each other in combat, they should fight fairly against each other and put all their efforts to achieve victory. This, and other rules are fixed in “Parallax statement”, which was made by (surprise =D) Parallax, one of our officers. If someone wants, I may translate it into English.
And the last few words. You may think of us good or bad, but, please, dont be mistaken on our intentions. We DO NOT think about others in the way like “Omnomnom, we are so pr0, go away n@bs”. We want to be the best, but also we want a contest, want to face opponents equal to us. So, we hope that SYN will return soon enough, or the new force shall arise. Hope, we’ll be ready for this =)
In order not to mislead someone, I am not the leader or officer of ESB. I’m just common ESB pilot who want international corporations to see his own corp in the right way.
Well, that’s the end. Sorry for my bad English.