Erm hell that didnt last long.
Why do i laugh when i read this? This is a good lesson for Metatron, altough i wish them all the luck in the fight against the terrorists, i do think they need to stop blowing from that high tower and act the way they should. They are mighty forum warriors, and loyal ammarians, but not the warriors they often pretend to be. Even amarrians need to be a bit prudent about what they say, and even more, WHEN they say it...
My 2 cents,
As much as I hate to admit it, MM's response in the post following the announcement is very satisfying. Metatron had it coming.
actions speak louder than words! or the other one...
you talk the talk, but can you walk the walk!
Still, I am sure they have seen that pvp is not always exciting, even roleplayed.
Is this the same Metatron that criticized the CVA for destroying only HALF of a 20 battleship terrorist fleet?
Matsua is declaring a grudge war back on Metatron to teach them a lesson.
Hardin it is our duty to protect the citizens of the Amarr Empire, hard feelings or not.
The Lord does not care about our ego or theirs when it comes to doing His will. It is our place to be silent and obey.
Please offer Metatron our aid and assistance whenever needed against Matsua Matari aggression.
Well thats just peachy isn't it.
God how I despise Amarrians.
looks around warily
heh...no offence guys....
Kura sprints out of the thread with several large laser beams chasing him-
Grudge war, nothing.
They can't just come on the forums giving it the big I am, declare war, and then retract it a few weeks later once they've taken some losses. A couple of their pilots, one in particular, have taken it upon themselves to target our youngest and least experienced pilots and pod them repeatedly in recent days. By youngest, I mean with only a couple of weeks training under their belts. Something I know full well PIE would never do.
We knew they were going to retract a couple of days ago, but never seriously thought they'd have the temerity to expect to get away with it. I only wish we'd prepared the war declaration sooner.
Don't poke the cat with a radio aerial and expect not to get scratched.
QUOTEBy youngest, I mean with only a couple of weeks training under their belts. Something I know full well PIE would never do.Not repeatedly no but I've podded less than a week old members.
Just so they know what they are getting into :twisted:
I must agree with the MM view here. PIE wouldn't needlessly intentionally target new players to MM. While I'm sure PIE has destroyed some in the past they may've been targets of opportunity and not sought out targets. I think thats the difference? They were actively seeking these newbies to pod?
While we must defend the Empire and all Amarrians I understand (OOC) the reasoning for their new war declaration. I can't wish them well but I do understand.
Podding new Amarrians was Darax's favourite passtime. He would nuke one of our newbies in a punisher and then dual-mwd away before reinforcements arrived.
There is a distinction though between happening across a newbie and repeatedly podding the same guy.
How Metatron conducted their war is irrelevant.
It is PIE's job to stand in between terrorists and Imperial civilians.
Ah, the intrigue!
I'm afraid I do not keep up with the vagueries of alliance politics as well as I should, but if Metatron feel more interested in providing logistical support than direct military support to the Gladius Legion, who am I to argue? Such affairs are being handled by men far wiser than I.
On the other hand, it fires my Caldari blood to see the "grudge" war declared back. Perhaps this will fill Metatron with the zealot's spirit, and bring their full potential to life! Either way, unless there's been a coup I'm unaware of, I will continue to assist our allies with joy in my heart and missiles in hand. Whatever the petty grudge is between PIE and Metatron (yes, petty in the face of God's Will!) I ask that PIE's pilots keep it in perspective and in the past. AmAx may no longer be allies with you, but we don't think any less of recieving the assistance of the greatest of the pro-Amarrian paramilitaries...
Well, Kura might.
And Makkar, I can understand your sentiments. I, too, remember a retracted war that AmAx felt the need to re-declare in turn. And the public announcement stating the reasons of the retraction was not at all polite or appropriate.
As I said on ventrilo last night, I ask PIE pilots (much though it may be amusing on a human level) to give Metatron our support.
They are Amarrians after all and we should not belittle potential allies even if one or two individuals in their corporation did go out of their way to belittle us.
Personally I think its all PIE's fault. You guys just make taking us down look far too easy.
More seriously I think they are finding you can't have a part time or uncommited war.
Well it made me laugh.
Let the record show, Metatron made this announcement with no consultation from thier Gladius Legion allies.
This battlefleet is on the verge of dissolution. The Auxilia has no stomach for anyone who will not see thier goals through to completion, with death as the only alternative.
We know full well what we are doing...
Have a nice day, citizens...