At the eve of a push by the Gallente for Tier 3, the Caldari are expected to once again play the role of the beaten underdog.
But not this time.
Things have changed.
First, we are in the midst of the most significant push back by the Caldari seen in a while. This push back forced the Gallente out of Tier 3 not that long ago, in addition to seeing several of their core station systems falling to us. But more importantly we also have new blood among us, new blood that brings with them the experience and strife of null-sec.
[Editor’s Note: What follows is an opinion editorial piece from Dantelion Shinoni – a member of the Caldari Militia. The opinions expressed in this article are solely that of the author’s and do not necessarily represent the views of FactionWarfare.com’s editorial staff.]
Brave Newbies joined the Caldari militia recently. Leaving the stagnant and deformed land of Sov, the remains of the Brave Collective decided to enter Faction Warfare through the Caldari.
As surprising as this move seems to be, it actually was easy to predict. Brave lived in Aunsou for months now, they have seen our warzone and its massive potential. They have seen the constant fights and the ever-present content that I myself had the pleasure to bring to them. They have seen the massive forces in our warzone, the big fleet fights and the need for a contender to the domination of the Gallente and Snuffed Out. Brave joining the Caldari was merely a matter of them realizing sooner or later how great Faction Warfare made our area of space, and they wanted to get involved in it.
So, to our new militiamen and women, Welcome! There are many great things to be done here! You are now in a space where fun every hour is a reality.
I did compare Brave with Operation Meatshield in my recent article about the Fall of Tama. About how a bullheaded Operation Meatshield looked a lot like a Brave that had suffered at the hands of some of the most powerful entities in the game. And I still stand by those words. What Brave and Operation Meatshield shared ultimately led to their downfall.
But now there is a chance at redemption. As I said, only through sheer realism and smarts will we defeat the wall we tried to headbutt for so long. Brave is now part of a Caldari that understands that out-maneuvering is better than charging blind. We fight against powerful enemies and we hold.
And it is a new Brave that joined us. A Brave that has learned the value of smart planning, of leadership, and of having a realistic approach to the war, never underestimating your enemy and never feeding it. That Brave is part of us, the Caldari can and will, like Brave, learn from past mistakes and thrive this time.
Both Caldari and Brave, we can rise up and prove all those who only saw us as the eternal losers wrong. This is our opportunity to shine together.
So now, together, #WeAreBrave.
We can win against that which is stronger than us.
We can fight without ignoring the danger in front of us.
We will fight because we know we have a chance to win.
All those who are interested in making the Gallente swallow their arrogance are welcome to join. Those who want to give Brave a second chance are welcome to enlist. There has never been a better time. SQUIDS, The Mjolnir Bloc, Templis CALSF, and now BNI will welcome you into the fight.
Go forth my fellow Caldari, go forth and Plex!