We had an expansive run in 2016, when we held our first alliance meeting. You might have thought, as I hoped back then, that our alliance would have had its own Keepstars in nullsec well before 2019. But instead, we’ve pulled inwards. The casual roam aside, and of course Oblivion, we haven’t looked much further. We hurried back to highsec. And stayed.
Why? Was it a sense of failure, or a sign of maturity? Maybe it’s the most we could have really expected. In a way it’s amazing what we’ve achieved. We banded half a dozen of corporations together; we go on month-long excursions across all different regions in New Eden; destroyed countless of citadels that return a wealth on Tears; we energised others to join our journey; we created tools and websites to support our needs. But none of it is enough to build our own Titans or Keepstars. At least not nearly.
So what happened? What is Wrecking Machine really about?
Wrecking Machine brings a confidence, a new energy and perspective on EVE. It did capture our imagination when we first formed the alliance. It inspired optimism and a future for new players, and enthusiasm and a home for old veterans.
But there is something else: the fact that, every citadel we siege can be completed only in days ahead are reminders that there is always a future. There is always a next operation. There is plenty of work left to do here in highsec, and our commitment to that has never changed. We are the kind of alliance that needs a new goal, each week, and each month. Every time we move to a new region it produces a jolt of productivity that keeps us going to the next
But if you forget -for a second- the thousands of scout reports, the mundane routine of form-up pings and its bashes, and just witness our alliance for a moment, you can see that we have reached a new level of awesomeness.
We may have found this perspective just in time, just as CCP threatens our livelihood with the upcoming War Dec patch. Whatever the reason it was we started Wrecking Machine, back in 2016, however crazy it first seemed, We can now look back and find the inescapable recognition of a unity in this alliance. We find that we are more than Belt Raiders Inc, Prophets of Bob ,Common Ground, UK Freedom Fighters, or Dark-Rising: We are Wrecking Machine.
It is beyond our powers to predict the future, but each victory, no matter how small, is only a prelude to the next. And no boundaries can be set.
Per Aspera Ad Astra
'Through Hardship to the Stars'