Anakin L

How we can clear sites better and make more money and LP faster and easier

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Hello all

I'll start with my point then explain in detail.

We need regular good scouts to clear sites faster..well..you read the title so you know what I mean.

I had originally started thinking about this because I've been reading about General George Washington's spy network

and I had also read Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's excellent "Infantry Attacks". Both works directly and indirectly teach how invaluable

good intel is. It's a force multiplier.

Now. There are times when we have scouts, very often Kirsi (thanks Kirsi!), sometimes others. Sometimes our scouts do it as alts or 

sometimes they do it "themselves".

I've noticed we operate MUCH more efficiently when we have good scouts and the more the better.

For example

Bouncing and failed contests burn time and time is money(isk and LP). Now a contest where we have a fighting chance is FUN! Actually 

I enjoy them almost as much as TCRCs, provided we have a chance! If the contesting fleet vastly outguns us, its a waste. How do we know who or what we

are facing? A good scout.

The more we know about which "enemy" is in space, where he is, what he is doing and what he is doing it with, this gives our FC better information as to what sites to go for, who is likely

to finish the site they are running first and move on to that juicy TCRC that just spawned before we can finish the site we are running. what dakka they can bring to a contest and other

valuable and handy info. Scouts can also help keep track of when  new spawn is due to pop up.

Generally there seem to be no more than us and two other fleets up at a time so three scouts would seem ideal as a minimum. Plus we have more people who can "HOLD" sites for us

after the Kundalini goes down.

Thoughts and discussion welcome, naturally.

 

 

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Dude, whenever there's scouts available we're already using them, including sending each other d-scans of the opposing fleets. It is very rare for me to be in fleet and not have my scout up, basically only happens when both NGA and TDF are down. We're just doing the talking about it on command coms and in FC chat so the line members don't always see it.

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" whenever there's scouts available" makes my point. Perhaps I said so too obliquely so I'll be more direct.

Rather than trust to the luck of having scouts available, we should instead seek/arrange to always have enough scouts as diligently as we seek to have enough logi, It will make a difference. Guaranteed.

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51 minutes ago, Anakin L said:

" whenever there's scouts available" makes my point. Perhaps I said so too obliquely so I'll be more direct.

Rather than trust to the luck of having scouts available, we should instead seek/arrange to always have enough scouts as diligently as we seek to have enough logi, It will make a difference. Guaranteed.

I'd love to have guaranteed good scouts. What do you suggest to accomplish that? How many do we need?

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"I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse" Don Vito Corleone. The Godfather.

Simple..make it worth their while. PAY scouts. 

How many? Like I said. Ideally a minimum of three. That's enough to keep tabs on the other two fleets and have one quick reaction force scout who can fly about checking sites for wrecks(incomplete sites) and other useful intel and all can help keep new spawn countdown "watch".

How much...That will have to be debated.

Here's my thought on the matter.

Lately people have been asked to donate 1 mill per site since boosters aren't getting paid. If only half of the people (40 usually) in fleet do this also for scouts that's 20 mill. Divided 3 ways that's a bit south of 7 mill each which is not too shabby since they can scout in cheap frigs at essentially zero risk.

21-28 mil mostly riskless in a cheap frig is GOOD money in high sec. Whether its and actual WTM members alt or a hired scout.

 

Edited by Anakin L
minor typo fixes

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if You are fc’ing scout your own fleet, with an alt? In a cloaky astero? Fc? I just wanted to post something. First time in a few months. Fresh T badge, pretty excited. 

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