So, I was chatting with the crew of the Podside Podcast the other night and after the show I had a few questions that I wanted to throw out to the EVE Null Sec community, if you have a moment to respond:
The Set up: The way it has been explained to me is that the CFC only exists because of the threat PL and NCDot pose to the GSF (GoonSwarm Federation). Because of this, GSF decided to surrounded themselves with a thick, insulating, layer of Alliances who have bought into the GSF narrative that PL/NCDot are Null Sec Bogeymen and that all these Alliances need GSF to survive. Meanwhile, GSF has been the real threat to their survival by slowly poaching these pet Alliances of their good pilots to keep them weak and reliant on GSF to survive.
The fallout has been half (if not more) of 0.0 is log jammed into a Coalition that’s told by The Mittani where, when, who, and most importantly “why” he is letting them enter into video game combat.
Question 1: If PL/NCDot did not pose a threat to the SOV/income safety of the GSF Coalition pet Alliances, would there be a need for this coalition?
Question 2: If PL/NCDot were to offer a one year NIP (Non-Invasion Pact) to all the pet GSF Coalition Alliances so these Alliances could extract themselves from the GSF “Services” crack pipe, would they accept it?
Question 3: Would it help if PL/NCDot were to agree that during the one year NIP they would apply pressure on GSF space so as to allow the recovering Alliances to shore up their borders, infrastructure, and space?
Question 4: Does GSF have their hooks (services and spies) so deep into all these pet Alliances that there is actually no way out for them?
Question 5: Will the CFC go down as one of EVE’s biggest and longest running scams?
Question 6: Are GSF Coalition Alliances more afraid of what GSF will do to them if they decide to leave the Coalition or of what GSF claims PL/NCDot will do to them if they leave?
I ask these questions because it sounds to me like PL/NCDot only pose a threat to GSF; and, not the other Alliances being used by GSF as a shield. That PL/NCDot are content with the space they control and wouldn’t want to expand beyond what they feel comfortable managing. That they would probably be happy spending the summer kicking in the “Fortress Deklein” door while the Alliances, currently held hostage by GSF, sort things out and become what they’ve always wanted to be, self-sufficient null sec Alliances.
The last GSF Alliance SOTA (State of the Alliance) tries to create some sort of elaborate illusion that there is some sort of “Cold War” going on. The piece is packed full of scary phrases like “Our foes despise us, and grimly work towards avenging their humiliations”, when in reality The Mittani has simply realized that his house of cards is getting too high and he needs this “Cold War” time to make the final preparations for when it falls – on top of GSF. He has already played the long-con pilot preparations by slowly poaching all of the adequate pvp talent from the Coalition’s pet Alliances and now needs to put what’s left of them (their industrialists) to work building the SC and Titans that GSF pilots will need to fly when the cards come tumbling down.
Anywhooo… I was going to stand a top my Hound at one of the western null sec gates, boom box over my head, belting out “what’s wrong with you people!!! Don’t you see what’s been going on?!…but alas, when they came for Li3 no one spoke up, and when they came for Gents no one spoke up…and when they come for you…
Fly it like you stole it!!