14 years agoFatal Shadows was started as a X-Wing vs TIE Fighter squad in the US but when Jumpgate went into beta the squad transferred there. During beta two UK players were recruited, KronenBorg and Malice (also known as FS_Malice).
When Jumpgate went live, the servers were split into US and EU and so the squad was split. Rather then form a brand new squad on the EU server, KronenBorg and Malice asked if he could form Fatal Shadows on the EU server with the same principles and ideals. And so KronenBorg became the first leader of Fatal Shadows EU.
There was one little twist though, in beta and subsequently in US live, Fatal Shadows was a Quant squad. So Kro decided that on the EU server to make Fatal Shadows a Oct/Sol squad who hated Quants.
Things FS Jumpgate are well-known for:
- Shooting missile 'accidently' at wing leaders (fastest way of promotion)
- Tingle getting infested by Conflux and going nuts
- The color-em-red raids on Quant space, best known for this: JetSet
- The close friendship to the Octavian Vanguard, an elite PvP squad
- The close 'friendship' to three of the official game operators - almost as many as The Black Hand (most famous rogue PvP squad) had
- Alltime-Leader of the conflux annihilation boards, best known for this: Vorlon31
- Many NAPs, even with pirates, but in the end only FS prevails
Man, I so wish there was something similar out there we could play. Damn.
14 years agoDon't forget the FS ability to plan a route for days and still jump into complete the wrong sector at the critical moment
That's Banzaiii's famous "Flying with blindfolds diversion strategy" - makes your enemy mad, your own pilots dead
14 years agoIt was Malice that first introduced me to Jumpgate - and also to the Fatal Shadows. Although I didnt join at the start of JG EU, In my time of service, I witnessed some great triumphs and fun times the clone attacks at Hyperial, the nuking of Amananth, Static's Havok project, Malice downing a TRI enforcer, Tingle and Jetset getting lost in the 'fl*x galaxy, myself and Keemas taking on an entire swarm alone..... Its great to be a part of this, under the name of Fatal Shadows. And I was probably the worst combat pilot in the RRF! And no matter how many pierat or rebel squads showed up to grief their way around the universe, FS held strongly to their honour and were never broken! --------------------------------------------- After leaving the JG universe due to a number of issues, I did play Eve for a while, but unfortunately wasn't able to put in the time. Now, the only game I play online is NWN. Until the Galactic Allegiance project is finished, I can only look at the stars Fight Fly and Die with Honour Lt Cmdr Archduke (ret.)
that tid bit of RP had the whole universe going paranoid... now thats RP
The FS Vs Enforcer battle in Unreg space was also another great moment in RP history, who was the pilot that was spoted by the enforcers before the engagement began and claimed he was mining in a ranger ?
Little know fact: i was enforcer 2
Another fact: i was also responcible for getting Mightygames in trouble when i misspelled "leak" and typed "leek" while RPing the enforcer
I remember flying a TRI ship with an Insight locked on Kro and others for several hours ... noooo i wasn't spying of course ... I still wonder how they managed to stay calm, they only tried to shoot me once!
who was the pilot that was spoted by the enforcers before the engagement began and claimed he was mining in a ranger ?"static"
14 years agoThere's also Archie's infamous infatuation with anything 'roid shaped.
And our complete inability to actually get started at the time we said we would.
The squad battle cry of RAH! (which I think was more a shout of surprise that things had gone as planned than a shout of triumph)
Our favourite lady, Emma.
Being known throughout the galaxy as THE Fatal Shadows.
Despising Qanuts. Always good fun. Still is.
And, most importantly, having a bloody good laugh with a great bunch of people.