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I don’t want to go too in depth on this Circle of Two disaster that has occurred with The Judge making off with trillions of ISK and turning over citadels to the alliance’s enemies, and gigx getting banned, but I do want to comment a little.

CCP was put in an unfortunate position when gigx had the entirely human reaction to the betrayal and destruction of his alliance for all intents and purposes, and the company had to follow the reasonable policy of permanent ban for anyone making real life threats in the game or community. Its sucks for gigx and I feel for him, both for the in game loss and the subsequent banning, but CCP can’t afford to be lenient in some cases and hardline in others, regardless of the publicity of events or innocence of the reactions.

CCP has created a society where almost anything is allowed in game and promoted how “EVE is Real” and so much more than a game but also put in a hard and fast line against real reactions involving threats that they are in a no win situation in this case.

CCP, you reap what you sow.

Gigx, from all reports, was your typical alliance / coalition leader. Confident, even arrogant, and not afraid to talk ill of other alliances in private chats, even if they were part of the coalition. Its a common theme in EVE politics and indeed human nature. Had he been more humble, understanding of others, a better leader, its possible that the betrayal might not have happened. Had he taken a more zen attitude about it all he would not have been banned. But then again, truly nice guys with zen attitudes rarely rise to lead null sec alliances.

Gigx, you reap what you sow.

While others deal with the blow back from their decisions and actions, The Judge strides smugly off into the sunset, his place in EVE infamy doubly secured. Not only did he pull off an impressive heist against Co2 which can be acknowledged as part of the game and a risk all alliances face, he had to stream the reactions in alliance chat and purposely provoke reactions that led to gigx’s ban. That’s a dick move, sir. Selling out the alliance? OK, its that kind of game. Rubbing it in faces and acting like your some sort of mastermind for it?

The Judge, you reap what you sow.

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