Now, Maelstrom was originally an alliance formed about 4 years ago in SM. They were a strong alliance with most of the best players that currently reside in TDZK. At the beginning of this round. KAOS, the alliance I was supposed to join, split off into two major factions. One was Maelstrom and the other was the Praetorian Guard. I was originally planning on going solo, but after talking to a few friends, and being invited to join Maelstrom and PG. I chose to go MS simply because I like a lot of the people there. We were going to be a small group though. A compact fighting alliance.
Unfortunately, we didn't start off too well. People were inactive or not doing what they were supposed to be doing. And our neighbours started acting up, so we had to quickly ship into war-birds to fight them. The Imperials, which were the remains of a once powerful alliance controlled most of the planets in the system we wanted. So we went to war with them, beginning a long mine war that is still going on now. We took one of their planets, but they still own 3 in that system. And directly to the south is SoF. A growing alliance that began pressuring us to leave their system. Our response was to systematically annihilate their forces. Of course, I was given the job of doing it. To this date, I have about 10 SoF kills and about 4 that I assisted in killing. This is pretty good since SoF hasn't killed many MS. Hopefully this disagreement will not turn into another mine war. Because I really hate mines, they are the worst thing unless you are using them to hunt.
Anyway, enough rambling... I'll update this journal as some fun stuff happen.