I facepalmed while listening to this podcast yesterday. During parts of the program, it was like a Fwedditer was opening his mouth, and an Amarr-Bitter-Vet was talking through him. Some of the arguments they gave were uncannily close to what I’ve heard I.LAW members say in the past, and some of the discussion centered around Faction War events and discussion that happened before Fweddit was even in Faction War.
While everyone is entitled to their opinion, I was somewhat flabbergasted at some of the statements made that were obviously, and provably false. Most distinct were statements made about Hans Jagerblitzen. For example, they claim that he was for a warzone reset during his campaign, and then went back on it after he was elected. I think I choked on my lunch when I heard that, I was laughing so hard. Say what? The whole ‘petition to CCP to reset the warzone’ happened far after Hans was in office and he never backed down on it, even after getting threatened by some of the Minmatar. The discussion mostly just dried up when CCP came out and said they weren’t going to do it. End of story.
They then make the age-old claims as to Hans not caring (despite novels worth of forum posting that would suggest otherwise) and not campaigning to fix issues in the system (despite novels worth of forum posting that would suggest otherwise) and treating the Amarr as enemies. (despite novels worth of forum posting that would suggest otherwise)
And of course, he doesn’t want to talk about any of it because he’s greedy and is trying to keep the system so he can make mad ISK.
Which is why he pushed CCP to reset the warzone. Because….that makes sense.
It’s like an oldy-goldy sung by new voices –a cheap, Beatles knockoff of unoriginal opinions.
Then, they started talking about how the Amarr is really the only Faction suffering from a ‘great disparity’ in numbers and activity. I stopped laughing at that point and just stared at my mp3 player in disbelief…are they serious? Or is this a troll?
Disparities between the Caldari and Gallente far outweigh anything we experience in the Minmatar/Amarr, with literally THOUSANDS of pilots difference in enrollment numbers. And the Amarr think Sasawong is a plexing demon? The Caldari are like plexing MANIACS. They plex so much that the in-game Victory Point stat sheet stopped reporting their weekly totals in terms of thousands like the rest of the Factions, and started displaying it in terms of MILLIONS instead.
Don’t make me get out my spreadsheets! I’ll do it!
I reverted back to laughter, however, at the comments about our blobbing fleet stabbers. The sky is falling! The Minmatar are winning because they have small gangs of 7-10 Fleet Stabbers!
Quick Minmatar! Lock down the hatches! The Amarr have found us out and we must protect the Fleet Stabbers AT ALL COSTS.
In all seriousness though, I sometimes wonder…
- How many nights do the Amarr need to drop 80 guys on our 25 man fleets before they consider themselves not to be the overwhelmingly outnumbered underdog fighting against horrific odds?
- And how many millions of words more must Hans Jagerblitzen write before the Amarr realize he actually cares about Faction War as a whole and has given up a part of his real life to engage with the community and improve aspects of the game mechanics?
Anyway, kudos to the podcaster who has an interesting show, and organizes things really well. I don't usually go for podcasts, but I actually enjoyed the formatting of this one.
As far as his Fwedditer Interviewees go, someone's been drinking the Amarrian Bitter-Vet Kool Aid. I'm kinda disappointed.