NPSI is not some underground capsuleers club with secret handshakes, nods or winks.
NSPI is not for l337 pilots with a gazillion skillpoints.
NPSI is here – for everyone.
For many, NPSI introduces capsuleers to PVP, and a whole different spectrum of opportunities within EVE online. Like it or not, NPSI is growing, and is here to stay.
NPSI – or Not Purple Shoot It – quite simply, is fleeting up with the mentality of “if you’re not with me, you’re against me”.
Broadly speaking, in EVE, this means that anyone in your fleet (who by default appear as Purple on your overview & brackets) is your friend, and everything else is a valid target.
There are a number of big-name NPSI groups out there. In this new series of articles called “NPSI: Community Spotlight”, we talk to some of the larger, more established NPSI groups. These organisations engage in large fleet warfare, cloaky high-value target hunter gangs, and those that provide newbro friendly content. In addition to established groups there are new and recent additions to the NPSI fold that provide first class small gang content, and those starting out on the NPSI pathway in setting up an NPSI group.
This series is by no means a be-all-and-end-all of the content available out there – it is a representative selection of a group of entities that are recognisable in the NSPI world. If you would like your group to be featured in this segment, please join the NER Discord and contact the writer or an editor.
1. Tell me a bit about your time in eve online?
I have the typical “I started EVE X times” story that many have. Started in started in EVE back in 2013, flew around in high sec for a bit before seeing Brave Newbies recruitment spam. Joined them for a bit but never really got interested in the game, I think they were living in Placid lowsec or something and couldn’t defend their undock from whoever was farming Brave at that time. I subsequently lost interest and moved to a Wormhole for a month or two before getting evicted by someone and rage quitting the game. I came back again in 2014 and rejoined Brave for about 2-3 days before going AFK.
I came back to EVE for the 3rd time at the start of WWB and like many others, found my way to Horde. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there and have to say it was a great place for a “new” player to wind up. After about four months some friends I had made within Horde were moving on to Waffles and I decided to apply there as well…I’ve been here ever since.
2. Tell me a bit about your group?
Waffles has been around in one way, shape, or form for over a decade. The corp started out as a feeder corporation for Pandemic Legion (PL) and transitioned to “Waffles 2.0” in 2016, which moved Waffles from a feeder corp to it’s own lowsec entity. In 2017 we joined PL as a corp but after about 10 months decided that the culture wasn’t a fit for the corp. We ultimately left PL in 2018 and moved back down to Derelik to rebuild our ranks and get back to our roots as a corp. We’ve spent the last 8 months rebuilding through a recruitment push part of which has been accomplished by running advertised Public Roams.
3. How long has your group been around?
12 years at this point.
4. What is your style of PVP?
Lowsec and small to medium gang PVP
5. What do you fly?
Literally anything. We have a couple fleet comps that we regularly run but a quick look at our “loss board” should give you a sense of the range of things we fly.
6. Who do you cater for?
We generally look for self starters that are interested in learning to PVP but maybe don’t want to join a big bloc. We’re harsh but fair (mostly) when it comes to teaching new players how to perform key roles within a fleet. As long as you’re interested in bettering yourself in game, and learning new things, I think this is the best place to be.
7. Are there any limitations?
10m SP to join. We require people to maintain “60/60″…60 kills over the course of 2 months. We can look past the SP requirement for pilots that show initiative.
8. How often do you roam?
We generally have people out doing fleets or nano-roams every day.
9. Where do you roam?
Providence, Derelik, Wormhole dives
10. Why NPSI?
We’re not really a NPSI community, we just occasionally do public roams to drive recruitment.
11. What does NPSI mean to you?
Not Purple Shoot It?
12. How does someone get involved?
Join our Discord channel for recruitment (see below) if you’re interested in joining. Otherwise lookout on /r/eve for our public roams.
13. Why choose your group over other NPSI groups?
I can’t imagine being anywhere other than Waffles at this point.
14. What would you like to see CCP do to improve visibility of NPSI communities?
Fix the fleet advertisement window. I honestly have no idea why this thing is such a pain in the ass to use when the game has been around for over a decade.
15. How do you see the future of NPSI?
As I said we’re not really a NPSI community however…Content is Content is Content…I’m all for more content and less big blocs existing.
1. Favourite fight in eve?
Tough one…but probably the XHQ dread fight back in 2017…a legit slugfest
2. Favourite type of gang?
Small gang, 50v50 etc. Myself and many Waffles also enjoy “elite solo PVP”
3. Worst welp?
4. Funniest fight?
For me, it was hotdropping an Algos fleet on to evacing Goons in Saranen back in WWB when I was still in Horde. This was one of the first “fleets” I FC’d and it was pretty fun. I am 90% certain that I accdiently YOLO’d the fleet into high sec after podding some folks 100% on accident. Someone was kind enough to record and post this fleet on YouTube.
5. Can you describe the problems NPSI face?