About Goonswarm Edit
Description: Goonswarm is a player Alliance which currently controls space in the galactic Southern regions.
Goonswarm was primarily a creation of the player corporation Goonfleet, itself a creation of members of the SomethingAwful.com forums (where members are commonly referred to as 'goons'). The alliance itself comprises many different corporations but Goonfleet is by far the major contributing corporation, with thousands of players in its ranks.
Goonswarm is well known for its recruitment system, which allows any and all players into the primary corp Goonfleet (assuming that they are members of the Something Awful forums), which allows Goonswarm to operate fleets of massive numbers. This "everybody can make a difference" philosophy works well with the game's strategic structure, in that a large number of suicide pilots are available for tackling. A good example of this in use is Goonswarm's killing of Shrike, a member of Band of Brothers and one of the first recorded kills of a piloted Titan vessel. (Videos of this event, with varying quality, are available on YouTube.)
Website: Goonfleet Killboard
Traditional Regions Controlled: Southern Territories
Traditional Enemies: Band of Brothers
Corporations of Note: Goonfleet, Battlestars, Ars Ex Discordia, Merch Industrial, OEG
Military: Being the largest player alliance in the game, the Goons also field the largest military in the game. While large in numbers, many question the skill of individual pilots, even though the Goons have proven themselves on many battlefields.
Campaign History Edit
Germinate Campaign Edit
In late May of 2008, Goonswarm moved into Germinate for no apparent reason other than to pick a fight. With overwhelming fleets fielded by the Goons, both R0adkill and SMASH fell in less than 2 weeks. Engagements involving other alliances such as the Goodfellas occured throughout the campaign, but had little effect on invading Goon forces.
Regions Involved: Germinate
Allies Involved: KIA
Enemies Involved: R0adkill, SMASH