war has its winners, and its losers. While history lessons may be
full of factoids for us to memorize about the winners, it’s
most often the losers who determine the outcome of a given war. The
same holds true in CCP’s href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/eve/" target="_blank"> style="font-style: italic;">EVE Online
and for this week’s column The Mittani explains how the war
in Delve was ultimately lost by the losers, rather than won by the

I've had to sift
through piles of such offal while reading other
people's forums - honorless spying sort that I am - and there
is one principle that has consistently held true in EVE, and yet I've
never seen it popularized. Here it is: "Wars are not won by the winner;
they are lost by the loser".  In other words, between roughly
equal forces, things are usually not won through the winning side
deploying some stunning tactic or beautiful offense, but rather the
loser making a critical error and the winner identifying the mistake
and exploiting it. Until the 'oops' moment, the strategic situation
trends towards stalemate. As an example of this in action, let's look
to the war in Delve.

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016