This morning at 0930 SET (Standard Eve Time) war broke out between the Black Rebel Rifter Club (aka "The Good Guys" aka "R1FTA") and Eve University (aka "unistas" aka "The Blob").
No two more different groups of players exist in Eve.
R1FTA believes in flying small ships solo or in small groups with no rules, no responsibilities, and no electronic support. We fly around looking for a fight and never camp a gate or station as a large group. The only two infractions that will result in immediate removal from the Black Rebel Brotherhood are not honoring ransoms and not honoring 1v1s.
On the other hand, Eve University is composed of many new players and believes in overwhelmingly large fleets of large ships backed by electronic support. They camp gates and stations and rely on numerical superiority and electronic countermeasures to overcome their inexperience. 1v1 fight? God forbid! Everyone! Help our classmate! War breaks out? Unistas are mandated to either stay in station or fly only in large fleets - that used to be one of their many, many, many rules that could get students expelled from the university (not sure if it still is).
What started this war? Well, the unistas moved into our low sec station in Heild a week or two ago and last night (prior to the war) there were a dozen of their ships camped on our station's exit hoping to catch individuals as they left... That's just not right. Plus some of the other pirate groups in Molden Heath decided to fight the unistas and we're joining them.
Let there be no confusion - R1FTA has no chance of winning. But it should be fun and that's our goal.
Note: Personally, I have no real problem with Eve University. Their play style is different and not to my taste, but it suits their corp composition in many ways (lots of new players learning the ropes who would face endless struggles if sent out solo - just witness my blog for what horrors would await them!). And I've learned quite a bit from the various classes that they offer on their website - the audio recordings on all sorts of topics are very informative.