The Wardec Conspiracy

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Whatever happened to Diagoras...Did Aryth's little enterprise get him thrown into a fjord?
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No love for CCP Guard :C
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CCP...can we (the CFC) please get permanent war with everyone in hi-sec? Please...? You are jumping right?
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CCP Guard owns. Fear not
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He was part of the 20% that got laid off. Kinda sad really his statistics were rather entertaining and informative.
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People like you are what makes the Internet bad.
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Common sense has never been a strong point of the average eve player or the typical highsec Goonswarm detractor.
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Damn, that's a shame. He just went quiet for a while and we never knew.
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This is the silliest piece of shit I've ever heard the ignorant masses that is EVE-O come up with. Common sense would tell them that CCP has been working on a fix since its less than a month before the patch goes live. But lets forget common sense and just blame the 'enemy' cause its cute and an epeen stroke when you can say something like that and get away with it right? When all the hisec scrubs scream that Hulkageddon sucks cause mining is :srsbiz: and CCP listens and changes Mining ships, was that the Goons too? Pull your heads out of your collective asses and use common sense before you put your fat fingers to your grimy keyboard.
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Surely it has nothing to do with mechanics being either game breaking, broken, or about as well thought out as a random dice roll; but because Goons. Yeah, that makes sense.
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You don't need war decs, you need 6 guys with a few Talos each that literally give no fucks.
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It wouldn't be such a big issue if CFC and Goons weren't a **CENSORED**
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I blame Kesper North.
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Why would they deny this if it wasn't true?TORCHES AND PITCHFORKS FOR EVERYONE!
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*tinfoil hat on*
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Goons bitch about bitches bitching about them. Why Goons whine about conspiracy theories? Don't like life in the limelight? Then get out of it.
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The cat talks to him
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I am pretty sure there are rocks out there smarter than you.
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Tin foil hat? You fool, it's the fluoride in the water that's contaminating our precious bodily fluids and sapping our essence! Have you ever seen a Space-commie Goon drink water?
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Message Recieved. It shall be done my Jewish/Corporate/Royal/Satanic/Retired Nazi masters.
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You already had that. But all you did was whine and make grandiose posts about how unfair it was and how it broke the mechanic. Obvious the rest of the claims that the CFC is in bed with CCP is tin foil hatter y and BS but you guys brought it on yourselves. hfgl keep QQ'ing
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Don't you see, they are waiting for everybody else to get so sick and tired of the shit that is null, that they will gladly give up sov to Goons without a fight. Then when CFC, the HBC, and Solar have all of null, CCP will magically "fix" null, locking everybody else out. MUAHAHAHAHA!Wait did I just type that out loud?
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fnord
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We all know Eve is broken in a 100 ways, the tinfoil is about Goon issues being top priority... don't feed the trolls!
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CCP WORKS FOR CFC xoxoxoxxo
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Few years back, the same was said about BoB from... guess who. =)
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Having a permanent war is great! However when you can't use other mechanics of the game due to the war it makes the game unfun to play.Passing sov peacefully is something that has happened since the ability to claim space in EVE was introduced. Due to the war mechanics this has become impossible due to poor design and bad war mechanics, not because we don't welcome, or even care for that matter about a War Declaration.The ability to remove corporations because of a forever war? That's not good game design. The forever war isn't what's broken.I for one welcome a war declaration, but if it's sole purpose is to prevent me from doing tasks necessary to run an alliance, I'll just go play another game until the broken, exploitable and blatantly overlooked bugs are fixed.
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Well, on the other hand you do get lengthy conspiracy theory articles on this very site which predict that miners will be the death of EVE and the new mining ships bring us all one step closer to the abyss ;)Crackpots exist on all sides :)
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We know the truth goon. It's no coincidence. To name only a few:- rework in techmoon goo (CCP - give it to you)- wardec glitch (they done nothing but when goons start complaining...)cheers
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Goonswarm had zero holdings in the north when technetium was made the bottleneck. You're dumb.
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God damn, I WISH that it only took a couple of hours from "We should do something about this" to "Here's a detailed design for something ready to be implemented". Would make my life so much more productive.
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I like that people think that War Decs hurt Goons more than the other guy. Because if they didn't make things like Sov transfers more difficult I'm sure Mittens would be desperately spamming decs against every corp in hi-sec to make Empire tolerable for us.
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ie "correlation is actually causation, no really"
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Never noticed passing sov to be fun.
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Nah, he just runs a few alts for us to keep some POSes topped up. He's pretty cool about it actually. All he asks is to let him mine some ice in peace once in a while when he needs to blow of some steam. Even Miniluv obliges the guy.
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Let's just say it was true. Thanks for making CCP get shit done guys.

EVE players love a conspiracy theory. They especially love a conspiracy theory that discredits their enemies. Accusations of botting and RMT are a time-honored tradition, easy to make and impossible to disprove. Occasionally they’re even true!

Lately, though - this past year in particular - there’s been a more disturbing trend. If a change to EVE seems to benefit those you hate, it's not just bad design, it's corruption. The Titan tracking nerf, Inferno 1.1 wardecs, the destroyers buff, you name it: it's all because CCP is in cahoots with [insert hated group here]. Examples are rife: the -A- guy who thinks CCP Fozzie is a PL spy and Jade Constantine’s wardec meltdown, just to name a couple. 

Two days ago, I may have helped to spawn a new one. Kesper North, GENTS alliance leader, submitted an article for proofreading about the issues the CFC was having with the wardec system. You may have read it, but in short, an inescapable war is breaking the usual system of sovereignty transfer corps. The issue had been previously publicized by Dec Shield alliance and their effort to draw thousands of players into the "war trap." 

Now, I proofread that article. There's a sentence in there: "Coalition members hope that a sovereignty transfer mechanic of some kind could be added in a future patch, or at the very least a fix be engineered for the wardec system." I thought about cutting it. Mentioning that a particular player organization wants anything in terms of game mechanics is a great way to feed the paranoia machine. Still, what harm could it do? I finished proofing, submitted it, and an editor queued it for one of our timeslots the next day.

That timeslot happened to be within an hour of CCP Tallest posting that the issue would be fixed in Retribution. Uh oh. Predictably, the thread became a haven for the "correlation is actually causation, no really" brigade:

They are NOW getting fixed because goons are in a permanent war. Seems ccp responds everytime the goons have a problem -.-it takes them now to actually do say something

More piled on:

Anything to make sure goons stays free of war decs right? This is a good thing though. Now the rest of the play base knows that if we want immediate fast action on an issue, we just have to have whatever it is affect goons.

Even with a few players giggling or making "tin foil hat" jokes, it continued:

Seems that if Goons say jump. CCP do say how high please Mr. Goon CEO...

...Not a peep out of CCP about the current state of the war dec mechanics and it was not until goons were griefed hard by it interfering with people transferring sov to them and only 45 minutes after they posted a QQ article on mittins website, magically CCP is on the case.

Bitching about the content or tenor of EVE-O posts is utterly pointless, and making fun of crackpots is far too easy. The changes had been coded days before and won't be live until Retribution. For what it's worth, CCP Punkturis quickly refuted the charge, saying that "as the person who implemented this fix I must admit I had no idea the goons were war decced or had any problems with it", and CSM member Alekseyev Karrde noted that he had discussed the issue with CCP weeks or months in advance of the GSF wardec. 

So: a baseless accusation of corruption. Such is fairly typical these days, especially against larger alliances. The most interesting aspect of this one is how incoherent it is. The idea that a large sov-holding 0.0 alliance would care much about highsec wardecs is a little strange. Nullsec empires, as a rule, are supplied by out-of-alliance hauling corporations, and Goonswarm is no exception. CFC pilots are actively encouraged to get out of highsec as quickly as possible, and large concentrations of Goons are usually only found in Empire as part of Miniluv operations or Burn Jita-style sackings.

Accusing CCP of impropriety on behalf of GSF is somewhat ironic, actually. Goonswarm was forged in the fire of righteous indignation at developer collusion with player organizations. Older players will remember the T20 scandal, when a CCP employee kept an alt in Band of Brothers and actively worked to provide them with things like T2 BPOs and information on potential exploits. This ‘conspiracy theory’ actually turned out to be true and players decried the corruption. Under serious pressure, CCP instituted effective ethics reforms and created an internal affairs department. 

I went to Warr Akini, leader of the Ministry of Love, Goonswarm’s highsec organization, for a quote. He provided me with this gem:

Taking away the foreverwars removes what was for the Ministry the mildest of inconveniences; our war targets barely ever undock, and almost never get anywhere near our operations.   Only a couple of months ago, we sat in plain sight of a horde of ~elitepvp~ highsec mercs with a membership count not even a quarter of what we have now and we still managed to kill many more idiots than we lost.  So as far as I'm concerned, the null guys benefit from getting around some silly mechanics while we keep doing our thing in Empire.

As for the dummies who get caught hauling on an alliance character? They deserve it.

I’d end this with a request for sanity, but that seems silly. Folks aren't going to give up their conspiracy theories. Fine. Can we at least avoid attacking CCP employees without evidence? Failing that, can we stop being jerks to Punkturis and Fozzie? They’re the only devs I can think of (apart from dearly-departed CCP Diagoras) that are universally beloved. If you must spin a paranoid fantasy, at least pick a hateable target.

AKA Alikchi. Traitor, hater, ganker, idiot. Follow me at @alikchialeika.