Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose

Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose

Alex "Furor Planedefiler" Afrasiabi Leader of "Fires of Heaven", Everquest's most notorious guild May 9, 2003

...our interactions with CCP's upper management in the aftermath of the Emergency Summit have shown us that the suits are not treating the needs of the players with the gravity they deserve; our willingness to negotiate in a chill way with the FiS ["Flying in Space", aka the primary Eve Online game as opposed to "Walking in Stations"] teams (which has met with obvious success) is being misinterpreted as a sign of weakness and compliance by the suits.

So the gloves come off. There's not much point for Goonswarm striving to 'fix EVE' by seizing control of the CSM [Council of Stellar Management, Eve's player-elected representatives] and negotiating successfully with the FiS devs if the amount of resources allocated to FiS itself dwindles and the game continues to stagnate. In the coming weeks we are going to be making some extremely loud statements regarding the neglect of FiS, the failure of Incarna, and the need for CCP's management to pull the game out of this stall. We need something new to do, not something new to wear.

This will not take the form of an incoherent threadnaught (though that certainly got results, last time) but we may seize control of the internet's dynamic media - Slashdot, Digg, Reddit, and the gaming press as a whole for several news cycles.

We will not stand idly by as an alliance while our subscription money goes to waste, watching the game we pay to play spiraling into entropy due to the folly and neglect of CCP's management. It is not yet time to start a fire, but get your gasoline ready.

Alex “The Mittani” Gianturco Leader of "Goonswarm Federation", Eve Online's most notorious guild September 3, 2011

So, given history's inevitable cyclical nature, I suppose we should expect The Mittani to give up his promising career as a corporate attorney for life as a worldbuilder on The Old Republic shortly!