The last system in the Deklein region, homeland of the Goonswarm Federation for more than five years fell during the wee hours of the morning.
Deklein joins Branch, Tenal, and Tribute as regions completely lost by The Imperium. Fighting continues is Fade, Pure Blind, and Vale of the Silent.
Meanwhile, Darius JOHNSON, former Goon leader, former CCP dev, and former TMC contributor, has announced his return to the game, decrying ally alienating decisions made by the current GSF/TMC leadership and heaping scorn on the pubbies that make up the coalition as a whole, and the alliance specifically. He says he doesn’t want to fight The Imperium, but he doesn’t want to associate with it either. He just wants to make a home for “true Goons,” of which he estimates there are about 200 in the whole coalition. Getting those 200 to flock to his banner would boost the numbers in his new corporation, Ten Dollar Bond, to nearly 250 pilots. With that he says he has a plan to rescue their assets in Deklein.
I am told that idea doesn’t sit well with another Something Awful splinter group in New Eden, The Greater Goon, part of the Clockwork Pineapple alliance, which joined forces with the Moneybadger Coalition to attack The Imperium.
We shall see how well they and their 80 members do against Darius JOHNSON’s handpicked 46 to win the hearts and minds of “true Goons” in New Eden. Not being a “true Goon” (though I paid my $10 to SA back in 2008) neither side is likely to see me as anything but a target.