Those who've been here a while may be aware that the alliance I'm running in EVE, Shinjiketo, is a criminal organization with loose ties to the Syndicate and in competition with the Serpentis. They might also be aware that we are trying to develop the alliance as a faction unto itself, rather than simply a loyalist of this or that NPC faction.
The relevance that has here is that I'm interested in exploring possibilities of working with a group of DUST mercs that might have similar RP leanings in preparation for the day when CCP expands the EVE-DUST interplay beyond Molden Heath to the rest of New Eden. I'd love to get into orbital bombardments and stuff in Solitude to get lower costs for infrastructure stuff and whatever other benefits that whole thing confers, and I'd love even more from an RP standpoint to have Havo be able to say "Yeah, our ground forces are unstoppable and stuff, so watch it!" and send Shinjiketo's DUST mercs after planet-based assets belonging to enemy capsuleer corps/alliances.
But first, there needs to be a DUST arm of Shinjiketo.
Now, I have very little idea of how DUST works and/or what's possible - now, or CCP's plans for the future - but as I said, I'm very interested.
If you're a DUSTer or an EVE player with a DUST toon and you like the idea behind what we're doing with Shinjiketo, let's see what we can make happen?