The Sordid Story of Cerebral Wolf

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Damn... That dude be crazy...
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Again a pubbie who wants to be like mitten, and fails? Its like history repeating^^
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Having dealt with CW on a nearly daily basis for months, I can attest that this article was entirely too kind to him.
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"The post is generally sited as one of the reasons..." should be "The post is generally cited as one of the reasons..."Site is a location (though it can be used as a verb). Cite means "to refer to".Also, whoever thought of "Goonfeet" deserves a medal.
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Captain Awesome - my name mentioned. I am now famous. Life is complete!
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This article barely scratches the surface of how nuts the dude is, but it'll have to do.
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He was a douchebag of epic proportions, trust me, I had to deal with him multiple times.I could tell he thought he was the king of the world, that nothing could get to him.Well, this happened.
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Grammer Nazi.
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Wait, so is Immobile Infantry no more? Damn, they had such a good name, and propaganda posters.
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On a scale from 1 to Sort Dragon, how much a douchebag was he?
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Not sure if trolling or stupid.jpg
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Not a good comparison, but I would say Sort Dragon plus infinity.
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Mother of god.
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He's right up there with ProGodLegend
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Don't worry the guys who did the II propaganda posters are in GoonFeet and have already cranked things out.
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now to begin your heavily publicized downward spiral into drugs and debauchery like all good celebrities! GODSPEED!
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Having been in II I can agree to that.
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stop bein meen yo. Check ur privilige
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Thank goodness we don't have to see those shitty cartoon ants any more.
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Goonfeet is indeed quite a good name
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MAAAAAAAAYBE.
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Hate to break it to ya, but those ants went with us to goonfeet.
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They look like shit. There's obviously some talented people in the corp, they need to work on something better than a badly drawn halfassed Fatbee analogue.
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LOL, nice!
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It's absolutely fine to fight a war by discrediting the leader, sowing discord amongst the ranks and making him out to be an idiot. It's fine (in EVE) to scam newbies and live lives preying on the other people playing. Bringing someones real life is on a completely different level and is sick and shows someone so screwed up they can't tell the difference between a game and life
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Not a Grammer Nazi.This error was a derpy as saying "websight" instead of "website".
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If by 'permit and encourage such behaviour' you mean 'boot and publicly shame the individual concerned when the extent of his actions come to light' then uhhhhh .... ok.
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This story is a tragedy in the Greek style. It is a bit too late for poor Cerebral Wolf, but it's the audience that needs to internalize the message.
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more like sperglogdump.zip
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Grammar*This entire line of posting is beyond saving now and should just be forgotten.
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If this didn't become a big deal and the goon leadership knew about it then they wouldn't have booted him. He was booted as a political way to try and protect there own reputation after the fact. But again if it didn't make center stage would they have done anything about it? I don't believe they would have. Goonswarm as somebody already pointed out has a reputation of being that group of people that will go out of there way to come up with new and innovative ways to wreck havoc in eve, this is only the next logical step for them. I think this is only the beginning of what will become the next goonswarm attempt at wrecking havoc.
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Next logical step? dude its one thing trolling people in a game but taking shit into RL is fucking low, this guy needs to grow the fuck up and realise that eve isnt fucking real.
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Note to users of "next logical step."The phrase has reached cliché status. If you're using it, you're probably not thinking very hard about what you're saying.Case-in-point, original comment.
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lol i wasn't trying to say that i support it, it's just that they look for more and more ways to wreck havoc, they've exhausted any practical ways and are now going way the hell over the line. but they don't give a shit about anybody or anything. So from that mentality to them it's the next logical step.I think it's retarded and way the hell over the line. Something like this has no place in any game. If you can't separate reality from virtual worlds then you need to unplug. But that would imply that you cared about anybody other then yourself.But it's the goonswarm, does it surprise you that this was one of there members that did this?
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lol good to know. I'm glad we have you here to set everybody straight on the proper usage of what you consider cliché.
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Gold glitter motorcycle helmet with deer antlers attached, strung with xmas lights.
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This is also the same goonfleet/waffe that sent faxes of remedial's dick to his job after he stole their space gold. Personally I don't give a fuck what anyone does. I find it humorous.
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I was wondering which author. I somewhat confused as to how this whole scenario could be an analogue to Oedipus Rex unless he was literally mailing people video of the event.*shudder*
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Oedipus Rex is one of the best known tragedies, but not the only one.
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Shhh, you are going to ruin our space retard roleplay. People believe we are simultaneously inept poopy heads and Machiavellian puppet masters secretly controlling the game because that is what we want them to believe. It is pretty funny.
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Bringing her up in this context would be a huge faux pas. I, for one, am not prepared to do the intellectual heavy lifting to connect the dots between her and this kerfuffle.
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The economy is a contemporary classic.
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I do not seem to ever be surprised by the things I hear about this person. I remember the way he would try and act intimidating. I of course always found it funny and let him know I was not at all impressed with him.
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You are wasted on us Alizabeth.
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A wonderful dream of love and peace for everyone Of living our lives in perfect harmony A wonderful dream of joy and fun for everyone To celebrate a life where all are free
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It's Progodlegend ffs. Camelcase is 4 n00bz.
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You're using quotes wrong.You can't tell now, because of course any dissenting view has to be squashed and the original comment has been deleted, but I didn't say "encourage such behavior," the original line was that "[Goonswarm] will continue to permit and even encourage behavior right up to this point". The implication being that most will draw the line at taking things out of game, however if you keep pushing towards that edge, some individuals (as evidenced by the story of CW) are bound to take it past that line.
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He wasn't a pubbie, just had pubbie like tendencies and devolved into acting like an idiotic pubbie in the end.
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Anyone who makes an effort in real life to gain points in a computer game suffers from serious mental deficiencies. The scary part of it is that such people do not even consider they are doing anything wrong. Labeling such an individual as a psychopath would not be far off the mark. Despicable.
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CW was threatening to dig up real life info on people for months. Glad to see this fuckery finally caught up with him.
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Well... now I feel embarrassed. I guess this is further proof that spell-check isn't the end all, be all.

At one point in time, the Immobile Infantry corporation presented itself as the official Dust 514 arm of Goonswarm. Their future looked bright with the might of one of the largest EVE alliances brought to bear on their behalf. With the ever vocal Cerebral Wolf at the helm, success seemed assured. Unfortunately for Immobile Infantry, their leader’s distasteful actions would bring everything crashing down.

The Story

Cerebral Wolf (CW) came to Dust looking to plant the Goon flag and lead the Goonish hordes to riches and glory planet side. With this goal in mind, CW established Immobile Infantry, branding it as the “official” Goonswarm Dust corp. In reality, the only reason Immobile Infantry was allowed to go forward with that tagline was that none of the higher ups in GSF in EVE cared, given the limited scope of Dust at the time.

CW was a vocal member of the Dust community, often voicing his opinion on Dust development from game mechanics changes to the formation of a player representative council. Also a fan of the metagame, he successfully infiltrated Zion TCD with an alt and posted various internal messages on the forums for all to see. While most would approve of spying as good old fashioned meta-game, this is when CW began to take things too far.

Within the post with the Zion TCD info CW makes a shocking claim: Zionshad somehow obtained CW’s “Misses’s” phone number and proceeded to call her on several occasions. CW uses this and other reasons to discredit Zionshad. The post is generally cited as one of the reasons Zionshad dropped his CSM 8 campaign. However, as the dust began to settle CW’s claims of Zionshad’s misconduct began to be questioned. It culminated with a post by Martin Short Man, a member of Immobile Infantry at the time. Martin alleges the whole story was fabricated by CW. Further, CW was attempting to create evidence that would implicate Zionshad. While the whole Zion TCD infiltration event ended devolving only into a match of “he said, she said," this wouldn’t be the last time that CW took the meta-game too far.

Within Martin Short Man’s post regarding the Zion TCD incident, he also alleges that CW had been gathering real life information of prominent members within the Dust community, including members of the future CPM. This effort came to a head when CW allegedly began blackmailing members of the CPM, presumably to grant him a “shadow seat” on the CPM. I spoke to Hans Jagerblitzen on these events and he said the following:

Cerebral Wolf is a douchebag of the highest order.  Possessed by jealousy of The Mittani's status as Chief Goon in the EVE community and seeing an opportunity to play the same part in the newly emerging Dust514 community, CW set about trying to metagame the hell out of both the Dust514 community and the CPM itself. This started with him trying to tear down CaptainAwesome and others trying to push for the formation of a council (which they were successful at doing) while privately stating his ambition for running as a CSM candidate next year on a Dust ticket.  Despite saying it was "too early" for a CPM to exist, he immediately tried to obtain a seat once it was announced, and proceeded to try to tar and feather other well-qualified candidates for the position.  This culminated in multiple instances of CW using deeply personal information to attempt blackmail, an unforgiveable offense.

It’s at this point that CW’s sordid actions begin to catch up with him. While at the 2013 Fanfest, The Mittani spoke with some of the member of the CPM. He was presumably aware of some of the problems CW had been causing, but had yet to take action as a result of them. What tipped the scale was the CPM member informing Mittens of CW’s blackmail attempts. At this point, the Mittani began to take action. Upon returning from Iceland, the Mittani tweeted the following:

Cerebral Wolf has been hellpurged, for the #dust514 players so ignorant of #eveonline that thought he spoke for the Swarm.

CW was removed from Goonwaffe, his name tarnished. Further development began to shed even more light on past events; it was later revealed that the directors of Immobile Infantry were planning to abandon CW by taking all corp assets and members into a new corp. With the formation of Goonfeet, this has presumably already occurred.

Final Thoughts

Cerebral Wolf actions were surely distasteful. His actions were vastly out of proportion in light of the fact that this is all a game. Hans Jagerblitzen rightly said:

Remember everyone, this is still just a game, and as we recently saw at Fanfest 2013 - even the worst in-game enemies are often friends and family once we step away from our computers.

Let us remember that.

Hans Jagerblitzen's full response

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Oh, look they fixed the layout. Wait.. spoke too soon, it's broken again.