You probably heard that Insidious Empire [EMP] is closing. This isn’t happening often. No, I’m not talking about failed groups and projects, they happen all the time. What is rare is simply accepting “it doesn’t work, let’s close it and let everyone find his happiness as he can”.
What usually happens is a long agony with desperate attempts to save the organization. I left TEST when it started there. Even before 6VDT I wrote on the forum that with the current lack of leadership and FCs, the best move is exactly what Phreeze did: close the alliance and move the corps to another, functional one. Probably not by accident I also suggested Nulli Secunda. But that damn BoodaBooda and his second class excuses for management held on to their space importance and kept leading TEST into oblivion.
This would have been the fate of EMP too. But Phreeze recognized that he is unable to lead the alliance properly but refused to lead it improperly and did the right thing: closed it. He should be commended for this. Not many give up space-importance so easily.
There is one thing everyone must understand: groups aren’t people.People are people. The destruction of EMP isn’t the destruction of the members. Just as Makalu found home in Pandemic Legion, every one of them will sooner or later be somewhere else and won’t shed a tear for EMP. No groups deserve the sacrifice of people. Groups are there to serve members and not the other way. The example of Phreeze should be followed by every failed group leader. When your group couldn’t break into nullsec, the solution isn’t lingering in NPC space while crying that “small guys can’t get a foothold in null”, because they can. Your group isn’t a guy, it is a group. The guys are the members you are stopping from getting a foothold in null by keeping them in NPC space instead of letting them go to join groups that aren’t failures.
- Gevlon Goblin
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