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Old 02-06-2009, 05:53 AM   #1
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EVE Online Still King of Crazy Shit


From Slashdot comes news that a huge faction in EVE Online has been brought to it's knees after an epic campaign by a rival faction to "punish" it's arrogance.

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In the world of EVE Online, the infamous Band of Brothers alliance has been disbanded. It seems that rival alliance Goonswarm had a spy in the holding corporation, and he stole money as well as capital ships and other assets. The spy then disbanded the alliance. 'One of GoonSwarm's stated motivations from their early days as an alliance was to punish what they viewed as the arrogance of Band of Brothers. If they've held true to that ideal, stealing the alliance out from under BoB effectively means GoonSwarm has accomplished what they set out to do years ago.' As of 11:00 GMT, BoB lost all its sovereignty (its outposts are conquerable now, cyno-jammers are offline, jump bridges are inoperable)."
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:56 AM   #2
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:07 AM   #3
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This is the problem with having a single button which determines the status of a mega corporation.

It is too tempting to push it.
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:48 AM   #4
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In other extremely exciting MMO in-game news, I just found a three-handed sword in Anarchy Online, and sold it for 1000 credits to a vendor.
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Old 02-06-2009, 09:05 AM   #5
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Hah if this were say Japan or south Korea...I bet someone would get killed or sued over it!!!
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Old 02-06-2009, 09:57 AM   #6
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These stories always make me want to check out EVE and see what it's all about. Then I come to my senses.
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Old 02-06-2009, 11:12 AM   #7
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You're on the right side of sanity kwolf. It is way cool, but if you thought other MMOs were time hungry than you're in for a reckoning. Don't expect to do any of this fun sounding stuff any earlier than 6 months in. And that's just scratching at the surface of fun stuff. Think over a year to get even close to flying the bigger ships well and doing high end production to be factor in these alliance battles.
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Old 02-06-2009, 11:21 AM   #8
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You're on the right side of sanity kwolf. It is way cool, but if you thought other MMOs were time hungry than you're in for a reckoning. Don't expect to do any of this fun sounding stuff any earlier than 6 months in.
Not to mention the high likelihood of going into a crippling depression when you lose your first large ship.
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Old 02-06-2009, 12:32 PM   #9
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This is one game that actually cashes in on the promise of Multiplayer gaming.

I remember when Ultima Online came on and people were trying to assasinate Lord British and a bunch of mages teleported into a bank, walled all the enterances with spells, stole the money and then teleported out. That's a real RPG.

Collect 100 wonkets and talk to blah blah for your next wonket quest has destroyed what Massively Multiplayer gaming should have been about.
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Old 02-06-2009, 01:14 PM   #10
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I love me some EvE "but" it has been for far too long all about BoB Vs Goon.

Rekktor has BP in the works....I personally am hopeful.
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These stories always make me want to check out EVE and see what it's all about. Then I come to my senses.
This ^^

i love space sims... I love flight sims....

EvE's snails pace, laggy pvp, and unforgiving system made me change my mind.
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I love me some EvE "but" it has been for far too long all about BoB Vs Goon.
Surely this has to be the end of it?
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Surely this has to be the end of it?

No sadly it's a Blood feud now..it's not going to end until many many ships and players are in ruin.
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Old 02-06-2009, 08:51 PM   #15
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I just need to underline and emphasize how big a news this is. BoB were the undisputed superpower in EvE for a long arse time (years) and people hated it. And the anti-BoB bandwagon started around the time of the accusations of them having CCP employees amongst their ranks abusing their status to help the alliance.

I think that was 2 years ago or so , maybe more. So the BoB v anyoneelse-will-fight war had been raging for 2-3 years but slowed up this last year I think. BoB has had the rug pulled out from under their entire operation.

BoB might exist under a new banner on a smaller scale but they will never get back to their former glory. I doubt Goons will be able to hold delve, so delve will be some hotly contested space for a while as its basically the ISK fountain of Eve and its one of the easier areas to defend compared to the south and south east. I dont even know if BoB had any Tenants left in their space when this happened, if they did I expect their bailing from 0.0 or desparately seeking to broker some deals.

Some interesting Powerplays are going to be happening.
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I just need to underline and emphasize how big a news this is. BoB were the undisputed superpower in EvE for a long arse time (years) and people hated it. And the anti-BoB bandwagon started around the time of the accusations of them having CCP employees amongst their ranks abusing their status to help the alliance.

I think that was 2 years ago or so , maybe more. So the BoB v anyoneelse-will-fight war had been raging for 2-3 years but slowed up this last year I think. BoB has had the rug pulled out from under their entire operation.

BoB might exist under a new banner on a smaller scale but they will never get back to their former glory. I doubt Goons will be able to hold delve, so delve will be some hotly contested space for a while as its basically the ISK fountain of Eve and its one of the easier areas to defend compared to the south and south east. I dont even know if BoB had any Tenants left in their space when this happened, if they did I expect their bailing from 0.0 or desparately seeking to broker some deals.

Some interesting Powerplays are going to be happening.
No other MMO is this deep.

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anyoneelse-will-fight war had been raging for 2-3 years but slowed up this last year I think. BoB has had the rug pulled out from under their entire operation.

BoB might exist under a new banner on a smaller scale but they will never get back to their former glory. I doubt Goons will be able to hold delve, so delve will be some hotly contested space for a while as its basically the ISK fountain of Eve and its one of the easier areas to defend compared to the south and south east. I dont even know if BoB had any Tenants left in their space when this happened, if they did I expect their bailing from 0.0 or desparately seeking to broker some deals.

Some interesting Powerplays are going to be happening.


I'm almost super tempted to join back in because it will open it up more to more players and corps and smaller alliances.. I left right at beginning of BoB domination almost 2˝ years ago when we lost a war against em. Sold my character then tho for a nice chunk so I dunno about coming back and restarting.
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Old 02-08-2009, 01:55 PM   #19
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Well well, BoB finally copped it in the rear. Good for Goonswarm. BoB can go jump.

Pretty huge news though the I daresay the war is only just beginning.
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If everybody who was into BoB still is will they not all just get back together and fuck shit up?
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