Today I was going to talk about some fun Late Night had last night, but was distracted by this blog post recently published by Amarrian I.Law member, Almity.
In it, he accuses CSM member Hans Jagerblitzen of breaking NDA and feeding the Minmatar information in order to further their political agenda. He also claims that Hans turned on the Faction War community by telling them to “suck it up” instead of taking their concerns seriously.
He goes as far as saying that in his corporation they’ve replaced the word ‘douche’ with ‘Hans’ instead: “In I.Law vent we don’t say douche any more we say ‘stop being a Hans.’”
Not long ago, I published a post on why the Minmatar Love Fweddit. The post used some rather strong language to clearly, and accurately depict the opinion that Late Night had of some of the Amarr at the time –particularly pre-Inferno veterans who were acting somewhat besides themselves at the announced Faction War changes.
It was also meant to show what a breath of fresh air it was to us to have a new, enthusiastic group of pvpers in the opposing militia, who made it obvious that they just wanted to have fun. It was refreshing to once again be threatened with “we’re going to blow you up in the face” and “we’re going to roll you and take all your space,” as opposed to the rather outlandish threats and whining we were receiving by other Amarrian quarters—threats to get us “banned” for exploitation, and claims that the only reason they were losing was due to game mechanics that were “not in their favor.”
Honestly, as things somewhat quieted downed and every one began to get used to the changes, I thought that perhaps the politics would also calm down a little. Perhaps, some rather uptight, foaming at the mouth Amarrians would learn from Fweddit’s example and take on their attitude of, “we don’t care, this is a game, let’s just go have some fun.”
I was wrong.
In fact, not much has changed since then. While Fwedditers are writing battle accounts and talking about battle tactics, Amarrian ‘vet’s’ are whining about “why I hate Faction War” or making ludicrous claims about how the Minmatar are ahead because the CSM gave them privileged information. (Apparently they couldn’t get the exploitation things to stick.)
While I have no interest in taking the rather obvious bait of arguing over who has more numbers, and who has more advantages, and who blobs who, (blah, blah, blah, waaa, waaa, waaa) I will most emphatically and decisively defend my friend and alliance mate Hans Jagerblitzen who has the rather unfortunate task of representing the sorry asses of these Faction War dumwits.
You say that Hans gave us privileged information. I say you are full of horse crap. Station lockout and other FW changes were discussed at Fanfest, and at great length afterwards –before Hans even was even an official member of the CSM.
You claim that Hans “took it upon himself to insult and degrade anyone not for the changes.”
No. Hans fully admits that he brought concerns to CCP. And, instead of foaming at the mouth and crying DOOM when they proceeded with the lockouts, he made a mature, and rational decision to try out what CCP WAS GOING TO DO ANYWAY before ultimately condemning it all. I’m sorry that he didn’t fling up his hands and panic as you obviously wanted him to do.
Honestly, Hans took a lot of you crazies seriously, and even publicly supported a warzone reset that would have given back the Amarr dozens of systems. I should probably mention that this political move--that he did because he felt it would benefit all of FW--was extremely unpopular in the Minmatar militia, and had his own militia members shouting at him on coms.
Talk about biting the hand that feeds you.
Honestly, I used to feel kind of embarrassed by the Amarr, and the picture of incompetence they were painting to the rest of the EVE community. I even felt a little sad at their downfall. But, not any more. Not I just feel pity –for the new guys in their militia and others who just want to have some fun and do some pew pew, but have to carry around the baggage of people like Almity who makes them all look like pathetic, ignorant morons.
So, feel free to fly your tech-1 Rupture around the warzone looking for your elite “guerilla” pvp. You’re about as significant as the gum on the bottom of a Goon’s shoe.
PS. For those interested, Hans kind of had an interesting reaction when I brought Almity’s blog post to his attention this morning. After a short laugh he said it was “ironic.” Mainly because he had just gotten done pointing CCP’s attention to a feature that Almity had suggested recently….