(1) Blobbing - Bringing numbers and firepower to a fight to the point that your opponent cannot possibly fight back in any reasonable manner.
(2) Capital Ships In Lowsec - Because their roles don't fit into the small scale combat that is more common in lowsec. I've commented specifically on how I feel about Carriers before but let's add Titans to the list now as well.
(3) Faction Warfare - Because all they do is generate giant blobs of talentless and skilless pilots that run around hoping to target and fire their guns once to be on a killmail as they gank non-FW related targets in 50-versus-2 fights.
So what happens when all these sucky items are utilized in combination? You wind up with kills such as these:
This is the Star Fraction, an alliance of Role-Players who are aligned with the Minmitar Tribal Liberation Force, using a Titan to jump bridge battleship fleets on top of us in several different situations in lowsec over the past few days. The first kill is perhaps understandable. A Macherial is a very high value target and you need decent firepower to destroy an aggressed battleship before it is able to redock. The second situation however was absolutely absurd. During an entertaining fight versus a Myrmidon and his friends in the renound Amamake Planet III - Asteroid Belt I, Star Fraction Titan jump-bridged a battleship gang on top of the group.
For anyone not familiar with the Titan jump bridge capability, here is an explanation (from the Eve-Wiki):
Titans are the largest ship type in EVE. They can perform the same fleet functions and support roles as the Mothership (Cloning, Ship maintenance arrays, Ship/Items hangars), and are the only capital ships which can create jump portals through use of the Jump Bridge Array, which enables escort and support ships to move from system to system without the aid of a stargate. Even though a Titan is a massive logistical advantage for the individual or corporation who possesses one, using a Titan in a combat role is often seen as undesirable. While large, their defensive and offensive capabilities are still overshadowed by the Dreadnought and Mothership class capital ships. They do, however, have the capacity to provide more logistical support to a fleet from behind the front lines than any other capital ship, especially when it concerns the Jump Bridge Array.Perhaps one of the funniest things related to these drops is a quote I found when looking up information about their alliance. From their very own website:
We have no desire to hold territory or allow a static infrastructure to impede us. We are under no obligation to police or restrict space and maintain no interest in POS deployment contests and tedious blob warfare. The Star Fraction is a highly mobile and ideologically motivated guerrilla warfare operation that prizes flair and courage alongside tactical skill and innovative combined ops strategies. Small unit engagement and rapid tactical response is our specialty: combat where the individual has an opportunity to shine and pilot skill truly matters.Really. Hot dropping battleship fleets onto individual ships or small gangs using a jump bridge truly shows invidual pilot skill? If I had to guess I would assume that the only individual skill any of their members shows is when they get home from a hard day of blobbing and start sticking their genitals into an assortment of each others body cavities. Use your imagination as to what I am trying to say by that.
I am saying they like to stick their penises in each others butts:
Fuck you, Star Fraction.