Before I go on with blahblahblah wall of text, keep in mind NASA gave away sectors too, one intentional and another passively by choosing not to defend vs weaker attackers at all
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Arch, and the Word was “We will help new corps to develop and get some sectors.”
- 1:1. Star Conflict, Federation Space, American Region
This is where all of this started.
At the beginning, after that word came out, I was like “nice, at-least some one is doing something”, but then “The Patch” happened, some of the sectors were given to Russian and rewards were bumped up to be more iridium based. Both Arch and NASA had sectors were bound to be lost due to activity time zone change, we (NASA) got a little disappointed (ifrc we even had more sectors in that cut off than Arch, but can be wrong on that) but from the side it looked like Arch (or maybe Nuk) did not come to an easy resolve on this, due to multiple things happening around as in game and on forums/reddit:
And all of that be perfectly fine, sectors are sectors, rewards are rewards, but Nuc went ahead on posting in SC forums on how he wants to support and let newer corps capture some sectors for activity, AFTER he stated that on Reddit, I wander if he wanted to give away some one ELSE sectors, not of his own. Same nigh there were 3 attacks on that sector - 2 from those “supposedly in need of help form Arch” and NASA, Arch went ahead on defending vs these 2, and asked NASA to help supply pilots to defend vs them, and got somewhat emotional when we attack as well, since we were under impression you will just let newcomer take it over and we have a good game vs Arch vs NASA (and if Arch would’ve win, sector would’ve stay staid with Arch at that night) and the weaker ones would’ve xxxx it out between each other, but no, You guys went on stomping the crap out of both of them. Next day same thing happens - that sector at 20%, NASA chose not to attack that sector, since we were still under impression of Arch intention of helping (especially after all these big posts on forums form Nuc and Dirk on how you are helping them, that happened exactly at that time), we attacked Arch sector that had 30 (or was it more) defence points so Arch could fight us and let no0bs again fight off and decide who gets the sector, nope, Arch went on stomping them again, and again got emotional that NASA just wants sectors, ok fine.
Next cycle (or was it day after?): Sector is under multiple attacks, can’t remember how many - Arch can only field 2 teams, but sector is a GUARANTEED goner even if they win both games, Arch proceeds to defend vs 2 “newer corporations” stomping them in the process, NASA does last dmg to the sector for simply showing up and we get that sector, that we didn’t even want to get, because, AGAIN, we were under-impression that Arch would give it to newer ones, and if we would’ve win vs Arch in defence stage, we would’ve not show up for capture, leaving it to the winner of no0b vs no0b pair. In the same time there was a single attack on different Arch sector that was not defended against, that did 10%, so that cycle Arch not only pointlessly stomped 2 new corporations with the excuse we are helping them develop and we ignore NASA cause they got greedy (lol), but as well reduced total amount of games held in that cycle instead of 3(possibly 4, if NASA would stay for capture) there were only 2 stomps by Arch vs no0bs. And all of that while being so Noble on forums with those big words and statements.
As I said back then, ill say it again, we don’t care who you stomp, but don’t come around trying to make yourself look good by doing so.
After that we get to the Zerg stage:
We could’ve make 3x 5-6 pilot teams (with asking around from friend lists), that would’ve enough to win (stomp) 3 weakest attackers and delay the capture by 1-2 days, what NASA did? - made 1 wing and went fighting Arch, letting zergs fight it off between themselves.
Another cycle comes, another swarm. We get a message from BEAST that they are litterly forced by Arch to attack us, and they did not want to, instead they wanted to fight FDEF in different place. And yet again, NASA, instead of forming multiple short teams and stomping weakest attackers, effectively denying the capture at that cycle, decides to go with BEAST and, as expected and promised by Nuc, opposition was supplied with Arch pilots to take on “easy opponent”, ha, most of you know the result of that. (You can say all you want, but Nuc had a melt down after that)
Another cycle comes, NASA let all these Arch’s allies stay safe and fight themselves for our sector, if Radix wouldn’t show up, we would’ve defended vs Arch wing, but Nuc was not fortunate enough to realise that we have a long standing friendship with ArcTic and he would be very disappointed if we would’ve left his efforts slide without our respects.
Which brings us all to the time when our 2d sector was given to OWL,
MEFF came, OWLs cam (duh), CSA came - total 30% dmg for capture and obviously sector is open for grabs - Arch attacks BEAST (without knowing we were going to fight as OWL) meaning they purposely left MEFF to fight NASA all by themselves, so much for a support of the ally. Thanks to OWL providing logistics, we kept the sector from being obtained by whoever, and we gave it to OWLs, because they are cool. We don’t even consider it as a lost sector.
All of this lead us to this point, and here is what is the current situation is:
The moment ANY sector in NA Federation space is pushed through for capture, NASA will be there, and we will try our best to bring our A game to that, numbers are irrelevant, if you cant beat us, you aren’t getting the sector.
If that to be a NASA sector to fall, we will be there, and we will give it to OWLs, again, because they are cool, if you can’t beat us, you can’t get the sector.
We don’t care how many people or how fast you are going to push trough defence points with your numbers, at the end, it is that one game that will decide it all.
Here are your option from now on:
a) you zerg as much as you want, we get the sectors, as long as we on-line.
b) you focus on making a strike team that will reliably beat us, and not once in 3 weeks.
c) all activity in NA Federation space dies off.
d) Arch straight up their mind on what they actually want to do and actually do it, without all this blabbering on forums.
If you chose (d) - here is what we will accept as a plan of developing NA Federation Dreadnought space:
You make a list, and define who (corporations) are who, who is a new ones, who is not
what are the prerequisites to be in what group of “skill”
who allowed to fight who is not,
who is allowed how many sectors,
what sectors are allowed to be attacked
Practically you will draw the new map of the Federation space
We will beat your little zerg and Arch coalition to pulp, the more zerg you bring, the more pulp there will be.