The killing... The bloodshed...
My god, we got a lot of kills this month. We completely smashed our "kills" record, almost smashed our "losses" record and completely annihilated our "top killers" record. The month of February saw some extremely fierce fighting which quite often escalated into enormous super capital battles that thrust Local past 2000 and categorically proved that TiDi works. There have been victories, defeats, welps (600 drakes lost in 1 fight lol) but more than anything there has been the kind of exhilaration and excitement one normally only dreams about. No wonder ENL-I has a low turnover rate; who wants to leave after being part of a 1000 man battle on their first day in corp?
We are absolutely dominating the PvP side of the game. Within TEST we have been second on the killboard each full month since being in the alliance and February was certainly no exception. It is also worth noting that we are second only to Dreddit who has almost 3000 members. These are some particular highlights which fill me full of glee:
- 2596 Kills, 735 of which were Battlecruisers, 190 Battleships, 121 T3 Cruisers, 8 Carriers and 6 Supercarriers, for a total of 432 BILLION isk damage
- 2nd TEST killboard, link here: https://kb.pleaseignore.com/?a=alliance_detail&view=corp_kills&all_id=499&m=2&y=2012
- 6 of the top 10 killers for February in TEST were ENL-I, see this image: http://i42.tinypic.com/azbdr7.png
- Made it to TEST all time killers, 8th place, in just 4 months
- 1.3 BILLION isk payed out in PvP prizes, including 500 Million to new member Major Niall for finishing top on TEST top 10 killers for Feb
- Top 6 pilots over 300 kills, top 4 pilots over 400 kills, top 2 pilots over 600 kills, top pilot over 700 kills
The sweet spot was reaching the very last day of February with no super kills thus far, only to wake up and check our killboard to see 6 super kills of Pandemic Legion and NCDot. ENL-I scrambled to put people into fleet with zero notice and travelled 30 odd jumps across the universe to help AAA. Outstanding!
Besides all that
We merged with a corp you may have heard of, Northern Grit Shifters, bringing over a healthy number of active pilots. This has put our corp number to over 250 now. Our Mentor Team is doing a fantastic job which means our new recruits are set up and ready to roll within their first day of joining.
We are still working on our "Houses", as mentioned previously, and putting the infrastructure into place to get them off the ground. It's taking a lot of work and our managers are working flat out, especially our web admins who are setting up the Wiki site which will be invaluable to our Houses. We're not rushing, we want to make sure everything is right but before long our Houses will be fully operational and providing even more content to our members.
As always we're always after new officers and managers and more people step up each day to help lighten the burden. Our industrial side is also being given a new lease of life with the need for Dreadnoughts pushing our indies into a frenzy. This coupled with the new ENL-I Dread Initiative means more of our members are getting into capital ships than ever before. The initiative sees the racial Dread skillbook, normally costing 90 Million isk, being given to those ready for it for free. We are also discounting corp built dreadnoughts by 250 Million isk too. TEST has its own incentives, offering free modules to those new into a Dread. This amounts to well over 500 Million isk put towards a members new Dread. Not bad, huh?
We have some exciting announcements to make over the coming months which pertain to our future direction, but for now I'll be keeping quiet on those. Suffice to say we want to continue growing bigger and stronger whilst reinforcing our corp culture and identity. We will be doing everything we can, such as introducing Houses, to ensure our culture and identity remains as strong as ever. We're working hard on increasing corp related activities, both indy and pvp, and working even harder on giving our members more incentives and rewards.
I'd like to end with this: Major Niall has only been in ENL-I a month and in that month he managed to become February's Top Killer with 666 kills in the entire TEST alliance. He bagged himself 500 Million isk for this fact alone and has won much more from our weekly prizes too. This is testament not only to ENL-I's prowess on the battlefield but also to the Mentor Team for ensuring Niall got up and running in no time, and for the corp culture to encourage people like Niall into fleets without the need for CTA's or threats. So, a big round of applause to Niall and the rest of our Top 10 Feb pvpers!