What follows is a crosspost from internal TEST Alliance Forums, is it a grunt’s perspective and I am posting it as I received it.
For many years now, The Mittani has regaled us with tales of bombastry. Claiming to be an agent provocateur and spymaster par excellence, it was hard to miss the bloated self-adulation. While controlling a message and narrative, the impression of competence came across, even when failing to history, or taking credit for otherís work. No mention of the many failures of his aborted leadership, massive economic failures, apart from the most public of Fanfest. Sucking on the teat of moongoo, he grew fat and happy, blue-ing in the process most of 0.0 . Mittani had completed his transformation into SirMolle, a Jabba the hut of idiotic proportions.
(Mittani at Fanfest)
However, due to a circlejerk of epic magnitudes, and threadnaught of low content goon posters, he always had allies plenty, along with powerful friends in TEST and PL. But this “great” leader couldn’t even help CFC police their own. Whilst FA members of his own coalition CFC attempted to sabotage others such as HBC, he took no action. Space slugs are not particularly fast. Eventually, reprisals began and Sperg squad slaughter of FA ratters took a toll, leading to FA violating terms. After some time, it was clear there was a general move towards war between the two coalitions, while the Space Tyrant moved to maintain his precious tech supply above all else.
(Escalating Technetium prices)
The root of his folly was a failure to realize his position depended on the good graces of his powerful allies TEST and Pandemic Legion. In doing so, he demonized his opponent, Mr Montolio, saving his moons. While claiming to be ever reasonable, it was clear he wasnít. Yet another drunken faux pas, this time alienating close allies. He forgot his true broskis, while cavorting with the False Prophet Zagdul. Whilst he may claim everything is patched up, the truth is quite different. The cat is out of the bag. Mittaniís actions is all about his own grandiosity, and he will trample on any allied coalition, valid issue or not. CFC priorities are #1; true broskis are disposable. Make no bones about this, his own actions have forever poisoned the well with TEST, and PL is paying attention too. Who would want an ally like that?
(Tiger Shark consuming a dead whale)
The truth is that there is likely a limited amount of time until smaller, more skilled pvp alliances start to capitalize on this situation; alliances with both the anti-goon grudge, and the expertise to over-match limited goon skills. It wonít take long for the sharks of EVE to come out and feast upon the distended whale of CFC once it is clear that PL and TEST will not their savior be.
Quite simply, the emperor has no clothes.
(Illustration of the Emperor’s New Clothes by Thorarinn Leifsson www.totil.com )
- TEST Grunt