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Tenal and the Law of the Jungle March 29, 2012

Posted by Wilhelm Arcturus in entertainment, EVE Online.
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“Now this is the Law of the Jungle—as old and as true as the sky;
And the wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the wolf that shall break it must die.
As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk, the Law runneth forward and back;
For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.”

-Rudyard Kipling, from The Jungle Book

The banning of The Mittani from EVE for 30 days, and the casting him out of the CSM, has emboldened the foes of the CFC.

They are hoping to find us demoralized, angry at CCP, rage quitting, or in an otherwise weakened state.

Such is the law of the jungle, which is the law of null sec.  When the enemy seems weak, you attack.

The border between Branch and Tenal has been a festering sore for a while now, with the CFC making some inroads into Raiden territory.  But it hasn’t really been a war, not like the crusade into Branch that saw the demise of White Noise.

White Noise was another alliance that looked weak and thus suffered.  They have disappeared completely from the map, its erstwhile allies dividing up its remaining footholds in null sec.

Sov. Map - 3/28/2012 - No White Noise here

In their boldness, the enemies of the CFC struck and put many stations into reinforcement, hoping that they would be easy targets, hoping they could further weaken an enemy they were hoping would shrink before them.

And then there was the State of the Goonion.  And The Mittani declared that we would go to Tenal, that we would show our enemies that we were not weak.

While some joined the fleets to defend the stations whose timers were running down, others went with the convoys bringing ships and supplies to forward deployments in preparation for operations in Tenal.  The Goonswarm delivery service (we have our own FedEx, complete with a shipment tracking page) opened up new routes to support this deployment, and started running those routes.  I had stuff delivered within a few hours of the end of The Mittani’s address.

Archons at the forward deployment

War has come, as it must.  Our enemies think us weak and so we must prove we are strong.

And we are strong, with our friends and allies deploying along side us.

The Mittani’s 30 day exile from EVE is shaping up to be an interesting time.

April should be a lot of fun.

The Mittani Removed from CSM7, Banned from EVE for 30 Days March 29, 2012

Posted by Wilhelm Arcturus in entertainment, EVE Online.
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CCP has come out with their ruling on the actions of The Mittani at the Alliances Panel at the 2012 FanFest in Iceland.

It was determined that his behavior violated the terms of service of the game.  The Mittani voluntarily stepped down from the chairmanship of CSM 6, which runs out its term early next week, and from the chairmanship of CSM 7.

CCP issues a 30 day ban from the game and declared that he had also forfeited his right to sit on CSM 7.

The Latest Goon Image

A more detailed look at this and what it means can be found here.

So The Mittani, who had just received an unprecedented 10K votes in the CSM 7 elections, securing him the chairmanship for another term and giving him a clear mandate to continue his policies, has seen all that come to naught due to his actions at the alliance panel.

The results announced on March 24

The ban will not affect his position as the leader of the Goonswarm.  The Mittani is famous for running the alliance while rarely ever logging in.

As Jester pointed out, and The Mittani confirmed, one of the The Mittani’s problems has been wearing hats that represent conflicting roles.  Being the leader of Goonswarm, the mastermind behind the most controversial alliance in EVE, is a role that does not mesh well with being the chairman of the CSM, which is a political position that requires being a good citizen.

Relieved of the second responsibility, The Mittani now returns to the role that built his reputation, the leader of Goonswarm.

And his first post-ban declaration is that Tenal must burn.  The State of the Goonion broadcast announcing this can be found here.

The war with Raiden will go from harassing cross-board exchanges to a full scale conflict.

The fury of the Goons will be thus focused.

April 4 Addendum: Seleene has been elected Chairman of CSM7.