The saga continues in ruthless bloodbath between the Caldari and the Gallente. In the Citadel, the Gallente have maintained their insatiable thirst for control of solar systems, pushing relentlessly. Their ability to hold onto tier 3 status has attracted pilots and groups to their ranks, further disadvantaging the Caldari. This effect was particularly apparent with the fall of Oto. Rapid Withdrawal had made numerous attempts on Oto in the past, each beaten back when the contested rate rose too high. However, their last attempt was successful. The primary reason for the fall of Oto was the off time zone plexing pressure that the local Caldari were not present to counter. During the US time zone, many fights were had, many ships were destroyed, and tears were shed. Though no evidence exists to support the last claim. Here are two fights between the local Caldari and Gallente.
Despite the fall of Oto, the Caldari have continued to deploy in force, searching for Gallente to engage. Recent news about Rapid Withdrawal’s standings with Snuff Box has added a new element to combat analysis of large scale fleets. However in the most recent fight, Snuff Box did not show up.