Against All Authorities: Failure Cascade?

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Klingon analogies always work(no)
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"for all internsive purposes" -MakaluHoly shit, how can people follow someone who writes like that? How does anyone take him seriously?
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Raiden and NC. sold out White Noise. NC. sold out Raiden. Ewoke and BL sold out on NC. Ewoke sold out their souls.PL which i had the most respect for, are blueballing whole EVE. AAA sold out Nulli Secunda, AAA corps joining PL.Nullsec i going to hell. CCP cant do anything to improve 0.0 because it is all about ppl and apparenely, ppl down there are full of shit.I wouldnt think i d ever say this, but i actually started to respect and cheer for Goons.This is the game and only thing that stick to our persona irl is the honour and respect for eachother.
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Makalu Zarya can i have your stuff when you quit eve, cant be long now
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Oh, well, I'm surprised.
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To be fair english isn't his first language.
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Now the whole world knows that being blue with BUSA is giving me really bad gas.
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The level of irony is not able to be measured here. So many MV members have been zealous to the end for -a-, and now this.
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It's a doggy dog world out there. Fortunately really active corps are a diamond dozen, so there will be no shortage of camping father to go around.
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this is what makes eve, the drama and infighting is wonderfull, its like days of our lives, on a comp:)
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Confirming that tengus are "small ratty broken down ships"
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"Guys its ok we'll just hide out in Stain for a bit and come back to take our space when they get bored"*member corps stampede for the exit*
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the term is dog eat dog you aspergal mongoloid
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Days of our lives, only with more shooting in the face
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With -A-'s shitfit for them? Pretty much... they should have 10mn fit them., 100mn is bad for fleet ships, especially that wtf 100mn Zealot fleet they are using now.
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That's the joke.
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I personally like this. The more dudes NC. has, the more cool shit they can do. The bigger PL is, the more fights they can be involved in as just PL.
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Deleting your account won't remove your ip from forums these days, IP's are linked to previous logins and posts.
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Me too!
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R-i-d-i-c-u-l-i-o-u-s. There is no e.
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LIOUS?
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It's also "Dime a dozen" but he's obviously making a joke at mak's "intensive purposes" (intents and purposes)
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...nor there is a third "i"...
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Never an excuse. If that's the case, ask someone whose first language IS English to be the public face of the corporation/alliance if it is English-dominated.
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:cripes:
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he isnt russian he lives in the United states
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any entity would crumble under such a high opposing coalition barring down on you. While i hate -A-, i do also hate whats replacing them. Neither Goons/TEST or -A- is worth a cent
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I'he never personally understood why some people are so neurotic about keeping their IP address hidden as if its some sort of magic key to the kingdom. What, are you afraid that the mighty -A- is going to call upon their vast botnet and ping flood you while you're ratting away in your Nyx? Its like taping over the street address on your house because you're afraid of getting an anthrax letter in the mail. Never mind the fact that unless you shell out extra for a static IP, it litteraly takes either two command lines or simply unplugging your modem for an hour or so to get a new IP. And yes I realize that there are other concerns with a foe being privy to certain information, I'm just using these examples as extremes to make a point. The information you should be worried about is things that can't easily be changed like: what time a certain player is active, capital abilities, or better yet, people who use the same password for every service in every alliance every time. How many of us are guilty of that?
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Apparently theres a lot going on in 0.0 despite all the bullshit we've been fed about NAPfests and blueblobs and NIPtrains. 2013 is gonna be a good year fellas.
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Goons have litteraly nothing to do with this (well, except for writing the article).
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Random hyphens aside, when was he the public face of triple A? I don't give two fucks if they collapse but it's always amusing when people think spelling mistakes are important. Because syntax and grammar are so important when it comes to Internet spaceships.
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Pretty sure the destruction and deconstruction of -A- was Shadoo's project.
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god adapts to a changing gaming environment, -a- does not
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eve politics its like game of thrones without the incest (mostly)
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NC. are one of the more interesting alliances in Eve. They always seem to be pissing on someone's cornflakes.
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IPs can be used to burn spy accounts. If random joe TESTie tends to have the same IP as Makalu, there's a damn good chance that you've found a Maka spy.e: And resetting your modem isn't nearly as effective if someone were to compile a listing of known IP addresses, which you can be certain that all the major alliances do in the background. You can try to counter by resetting your modem often, but you still always come in from the same subnet.
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For all intensive purposes? I don't think you are doing it right.
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Somehow, oh glorious leader, I doubt you are surprised by this.
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WTF, are you ignoring the fact the word was totally the wrong word. That isn't grammar, and more than misspelling. A good part of judgement is not throwing around phrases he only half knows. He became the face when his whining was posted. He is their LEAD FC and is swallowed up in his own ego so badly he can't recognize his own faults.
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Imagine rundle.
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At first I wondered whether Richter knows what "eschewing" actually means, and then I read Makalu's "internsive purposes". :facepalm:
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Did you need someone to explain to you what he actually meant?
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I don't really feel bad for them, the culture was hostile to people playing for fun. So damn serious.
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The value of accurate communication from leadership may not matter to you but it is a sign of 'doing things better'.
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Today I learned that -A- is Klingons.
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I'm gay
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That's not an excuse to not read through and correct more formal communications like emails and forum posts. Whatever you throw in a chat window in the heat of the moment doesn't prompt much quality wise, but things like that should always be read through and corrected or you don't display much care for what you're writing.
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We joined ncdot for a number of reasons, most are clear to be seen.
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Should be interesting when NerdHerd parks their neut alts in HBC systems (as they have done with Engarde in Catch) so they have exclusive access. Curious to see the tears and griping that will ensue.
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I came.

It has been a bad year for Against All Authorities; once the leader of the 'Southern Coalition' bloc holding the Southeast,  a series of poor moves diplomatically and strategically has seen -A- reduced to one of the least-liked organizations in the game. No matter what seems to happen in nullsec, the HBC, CFC, SOLAR, N3, and almost every other major player is willing to drop whatever current conflict is occurring between them to either burn down -A-'s space (almost all of which is now gone) or camp them back into NPC 0.0 (usually Stain) when they appear to be having a resurgence. James 315 took a more detailed look at the -A- public relations problem in his piece 'Why Does Everyone Hate -A-', but the topic of today's news is internal strife, not external loathing.

Locked into a war of extermination with the HBC, Against All Authorities has seen a number of corps leave the alliance. Some are leaving for greener pastures, such as Macabre Votum, the former-Morsus Mihi corp most known for Traderjohn; MV is joining Northern Coalitiondot. However, two prominent -A- corps have not just left, but joined the HBC: Tr0pa De Elite and now Blackwater USA have both switched sides in the midst of this war, joining Pandemic Legion. -A- is down 800 members in a short period of time and likely to lose even more unless something is done to staunch the bleeding.

A moment of analysis: In my view, the modern -A- is a strange amalgam masquerading under the name of that old alliance which was once led firmly by Rage and Terror (RAT) under Evil Thug; While Herculetz is nominally in charge of RAT and -A-, culturally -A- has developed in the post-Thug environment to be a strange chimera of former IT Alliance, former Atlas Alliance, and former Morsus Mihi corps. The old Russian-dominated culture has vanished, and the current social structure is now fracturing in a predictable way given the external pressure and weak identity.

When there is drama, there are chatlogs. We offer these furious evemails for your amusement.

From MukkBarovian, FC of Blackwater USA, on leaving to PL:

I have been fighting my internet company for the last several days. I haven’t been able to be on to do damage control. The best I can do is write this, but I will not do the damage control you might be hoping for. I apologize.

Yesterday a request came in for me to overrule Theng. His discontent was clearly evident. I was asked to take power to prevent him from taking the actions that would lead to BUSA leaving -A-. I refused. In all honesty I have the power. My first instinct is to avoid taking risks. By myself I would probably not take such radical actions as leaving -A- because of the danger of failure. If things go badly for one reason or another because you were proactive you must take responsibility. If the boat sinks while you sit doing nothing you at least can say, “It wasn’t my fault.” That attitude does not make for leadership, so Theng’s plan has my approval.

Theng is making the decision and has done very well so far. I do not believe Theng is leading us into a bad place. We are going off to fly with a successful group of pilots with a sterling reputation. BUSA is joining PL.

I will not point fingers and try to blame someone else for this. I will not breach security to create forum porn for the masses reposting things. I will end my stay in -A- with a nerdy analogy.

-A- are not cowards. The call of coward was simply levied by enemies who found they could not easily harm -A- in battle. Disregard it. Some time ago, Ashemi Darkhold from hirr made the insightful observation that -A- are like Klingons. They fight enthusiastically. The alliance would not be near the top of EVE Kill if it was otherwise. In combat they are skilled and they continue to fight in increasingly hostile environments.

The ground state of a Klingon is flying a small ratty broken down ship fighting those without the same warrior ethic and skill. There is nothing impressive about the ships the Klingons fly after they uncloak and join battle. They rarely have overwhelming numbers or serious firepower on their side. They do not have a capital ship fleet. They still do very well, because they commit everything to the fight. The worst that happens to them is death in battle when they pick a fight with a strong battle ready opponent. Even then they often give that opponent a serious run for their money. When the Enterpise would get destroyed, It was at the hands of the Klingons.

This is all admirable. Unfortunately -A- also shares the negative aspects of the Klingons. They are easy to anger and lack diplomacy or tact. Pain is a rite of passage. Soft emotions don’t figure in. The terrible Klingon reputation is there and few people find the stomach to be their allies.

BUSA is leaving -A- because we are tired of the Klingon culture. We have come to demand more in conduct than a Klingon is comfortable with. I personally wish -A- well. We will not turn around and snipe stragglers on the undock. We will not breach security or run off with assets. I respect Herc and regret that I will not be working with him in the future. For the most part I care about the well being of the -A- membership. Hopefully the CEOs and FCs lead them on to green pastures. I take responsibility for the consequences of withdrawing support from -A-. If green pastures prove evasive because I am necessary to acquire them then I apologize.

It seems someone has doctored the MVN MS Paint thing in response to the new situation.
http://i.imgur.com/zmxaS.jpg

God, I wish my stay in -A- had left me that buffed. On the other hand I don’t remember dildos being involved at any point in the process.

Richter also had a statement to make regarding our changing position:

“Ever since I read someone mention BUSA was going to join PL in jabber yesterday, I’ve had the most rancid case of bad gas of all time. Like, I cannot stop farting and eschewing the most grotesque smell from my ass.

Is this some sort of coincidence, or is there a conspiracy at play here?”
Maybe somebody will eventually be able to help you Richter.

-Good luck

Makalu Zarya, star of Makalu Cries and the primary FC of -A-, offered the following response:

 

I read Mukk’s mail about oh…6 hours ago…in that time i mulled over what to write in response, and whether I wanna be nice about it or not.

The end result is…traitors don’t deserve nice, and for all internsive purposes I consider this treason at the highest level. Leaving the alliance…yea that’s cool…going to PL…that makes you no better than Lee Chanka whom you smacked about it not a week ago. But hey back then PL was a terrible alliance, and now they are your best friends.

People who want to remain with the alliance will be more than welcome by the rest of us, as I’m more than sure that many of you don’t want to be flipping sides, As for those who have set their minds on leaving…I’m sorry but the only thing I can tell you:

http://i.imgur.com/KMeL2.jpg

…and don’t let it hit you on the way out.

-Maka

The CEO of Blackwater USA, Theng, sent out a corp-mail as a rejoinder to Makalu's accusations of treason:

BUSA!

I’ll keep this to corp as I don’t want to get into a shit throwing contest. Those who are the most vocal about us leaving are the ones most responsible for creating the condittions that have lead us to leaving.

The audacity of Maka, who has for quite a while a character in another alliance to FC there, is mind blowing. PK, who runs almost exclusively corp only fleets, and Zumzat who just came back after months of not bothering to check in just to whelp a fleet or two are the right ones to teach us on how we are letting everyone down. Harc? When was it the last time he was around and did something? The presumption of having the authority to tell us where we may or may not go after we have gone above and beyond the call of duty in -A- is just rediculous.

I guess they are realizing what it will mean when BUSA is no longer around to carry the load. They get scared and lash out. I look at it the Eve equivalent of “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” At the same time, many decent people in -A- express their sympathy to us and their sadness of us leaving. These kind words, which are by far greater in number, mean a lot more to us than the sour grapes.

As to the number of people who want or don’t want to come along as of right now: One person will not come with us to PL, which is Will Clark. I respect his decision and wish him all the best for the future. At the same time we are picking up about 90 characters. Please make them welcome. I will keep you abreast of the changes.

Theng

Settle in with your popcorn, kids; this drama is likely to get louder and angrier when Pandemic Legion's two new corps begin actively shooting those who remained with -A-.

Goonswarm Federation CEO, Space Tyrant. Likes yoga, Alaskan Malamutes, bacon, and delegation.