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Molden Heath – An initial report commissioned by the Tribal Assembly on those low security areas of Molden Heath under the control of cloned mercenaries indicates generally positive results. According to the report, the areas are “more secure, better protected, and free of organized criminal elements” but also cautions “violence between the military occupants is high” and “negative elements may be attracted.”
Amarr – Empress Jamyl I today announced that on May 31 st any first-generation cloned soldier who has not joined her will be considered an enemy of the Amarr Empire and issued a decree that any who hunt them down after that date will be rewarded.
In her statement, the empress said, “My Empire has extended open arms to any who have been inflicted with the terrible curse that is the first generation implants. We understand that they cause great pain, confusion, and suffering on a level that few can know. I empathize with their plight more than any can know. Many have already come to my side and are receiving the help they require. Yet I know there are hundreds, if not thousands, more who remain unsaved. Some remain apart from us out of fear. But do not allow fear to control you. Come to us and you shall find succor.
“Yet sadly, I know there are many who have not come to us because their desires are dark. They are mad and terrible. They have been driven beyond the brink of salvation and exist only to do harm to others. And like any rabid hound, they must be put down. For the good of all humanity, they must be destroyed.
“Thus I shall amend my offer of peace and salvation on the 31st of May. After this date, I declare all first-generation cloned soldiers who refuse to accept my offer to be enemies of the Empire. Those who purge the rouges on my behalf shall be rewarded.”
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In this dev blog published on May 14, we identified the EVE Online bonuses that will be given to corporations for conquering planetary districts in DUST 514. In the blog, two of the bonuses for the Research Lab and Cargo Hub were accidentally reversed. The Cargo Hub gives a 10% reduction to manufacturing time at POSes per district owned (up to 4), while the Research Lab gives a 5% reduction in POS fuel consumption per district owned (up to 4). The dev blog has been updated and we apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.
The Southern Legion is one of the more involved corporations in Planetary Conquest. The 250-man corporation controls 16 districts, mostly on Kadlina IV. CEO Hunter Blake shared a bit about the corp with us that has helped show why they've been so successful so far.
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MOLDEN HEATH – Within the first ten minutes of the Thukker Tribe opening planetary districts in Molden Heath to cloned mercenaries, every district set aside had been claimed by independent corporations. Individuals continue to arrive by the thousands as they fortify their newly-claimed districts and prepare to sell their skills to the highest bidders.
Entire planets have been claimed by corporations such as SVER True Blood and D3LTA FORC3, while others are split between many different corporations. Already reports have come in that several corporations have planned assaults on rival mercenary groups in an attempt to claim more land for themselves.
The Thukker Tribe, however, is dismissive of the potential violence between corporations and instead noted the positives. A representative from the tribe said, “Within hours of us announcing our plans, local chatter from the Angel Cartel increased ten times over. The Republic Security Services has told us that many of them are highly worried about the presence of the cloned mercenaries and the capsuleers they will draw into the region.”
The Angel Cartel itself has not made any statements on the matter, but reports have come in that several Angel Cartel ships have been seen evacuating the region. However, other reports show the Cartel continuing to engage in criminal activities inside Molden Heath.
The Minmatar Republic has similarly refrained from making any official statement on the Thukker Tribe's invitation.
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Orien – The Thukker Tribe today announced that it is inviting cloned mercenaries to Molden Heath in an effort to police the region and protect it from piracy. The region, long known as a haven of the Angel Cartel, has fallen on difficult times recently and has been virtually abandoned by the Republic Fleet.
The Thukker Tribe, which controls numerous stations in the region and has interests in it as an important route between the Great Wildlands and the heart of the Republic, made the announcement early in the morning. In the statement, the Tribe said, “In an effort to improve the lives of the Minmatar people, the Thukker Tribe is extending our invitation to the cloned mercenaries of New Eden to settle in Molden Heath. Numerous districts on temperate planets in Molden Heath have been designated for your use. We offer them to you free of any strings.”
A representative of the Thukker Tribe said, “This is a win-win situation for us. The mercenaries will settle on the planets and discourage the Angel Cartel from attempting to invade. We have seen before, in Skarkon, Konora, and Oddelulf, that the Cartel has no fear of attacking planets and attempting to annex entire systems. Local Republic forces are not able to secure them; numerous highly armed and armored immortal soldiers, however, should prove to be a deterrent.”
The move is already generating controversy within the Minmatar Republic, with complaints that the Thukker made the move without any consultation of the Tribal Assembly. However, the districts being offered for colonization by the mercenaries all fall under the jurisdiction of the Thukker Tribe. While several of the planets have small planetside populations, the districts being offered are all unsettled as well.
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Some people think the best training is to get thrown to the wolves. The weak perish, but the strong survive. Survival of the fittest. But not everyone subscribes to that theory. Take those who are weak, untrained, and inexperienced and give them the proper education and they can make a mightier force than any in the universe. That is why DUST University exists. It's CEO, Dennie Fleetfoot, sat down to talk to us for this newest CEO Spotlight.
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On Monday - 6th of May, DUST 514 will go offline for an extended period of time starting from 8:00 GMT. Server is expected to come back up at 15:00 GMT. We will deploy new update to DUST 514 – The Uprising.
Log on to DUST 514® today to experience the new battlegrounds, gear, graphics, and more that go live today, 6 May, in Uprising.