It wasn’t long ago that our own Curt Adrano flayed Sarra Somers and the Yokai alliance for newbro exploitation. Yokai’s misdeeds sent shockwaves through the EVE community and sparked a multilateral armed response. Mass newbro entrapment is one of the few issues that unites the community. So when the S.E.C.T.I.O.N. 8 alliance out of Querious got accused of Yokai-style exploitation, the court of public opinion started winding up for another collective roast. A very few voices – including at least one former Yokai victim – pointed out a need for actual evidence, but by then the accusations had picked up momentum.

I got curious. I’m all for smacking down the Yokais of the world, but I like to make decisions based on something more solid than emotion. So I reached out and connected with a longtime S.E.C.T.I.O.N. 8 member, a space-poor like myself, and asked him about the allegations.

The rumormongers had painted S.E.C.T.I.O.N. 8 as exploiting newbros by appropriating major loot, restricting transport and sale rights to alliance leaders at a huge markup, and charging 300% markups on weak doctrine ships. My anonymous contact denied all of that, which I expected. What I didn’t expect was what came next.

Over the course of several hours, my contact bombarded me with details and connections. Eventually he linked me with Sunna Regina, a leading CEO within S.E.C.T.I.O.N. 8. Between Sunna and my contact, I got access to internal financials, doctrine fittings, alliance communications across several platforms, and enough material to make their side of things more than credible. The financials didn’t match a pattern of exploitation, the doctrines didn’t line up with any of the details the accusers had provided, and the alliance proved to have a strong culture of generosity toward newbros. It became clear that S.E.C.T.I.O.N. 8 had been dubbed the second coming of Yokai by someone with an axe to grind.

The obvious questions were who and why – and neither my contact nor Sunna knew the answer. “We all come from places where we were ripped off and pride ourselves on not being one of those alliances,” my contact said. Separately, Sunna had the same frustrations: “I do not know why or even who is behind it.” The best explanation anyone could offer was that they’d recently burned and expelled a couple of spies, allegiance unknown.

If you’re looking for evidence of balance, I can’t offer much. Far as I can tell, this is nothing but a smear job trading on public indignation. When the Yokai story broke, detailed firsthand accounts came out of the woodwork. This time, there’s one secondhand, uncorroborated accusation against a pretty solid case for S.E.C.T.I.O.N. 8’s innocence. What I saw in their comms and financial accounts was an earnest midlevel alliance with strengths and struggles and not a lot to hide. I sure didn’t find a monolithic scam preying on helpless newbros en masse. To be honest, I’m a little disappointed: I was looking forward to a Yokai hunt. But I’m sure a deserving target will come around sooner or later – just not today.


Jenne Exupery

Jenne Exupery is a low-wattage independent who dabbles in shipping, salvage, trade, exploration, and nearly victimless heists. He can usually be found bumming around Derelik and Domain under one name or another. Preferred contact method: in-game mail to Jenne Exupery of Manticore-Horizon Shipping [MANHO].

1,944 Comments

  1. Appreciate it for all your efforts that you have put in this. very interesting info .

    March 14, 2019 at 20:32 Reply
  2. Wonderful beat ! I wish to apprentice while you amend your site, how could i subscribe for a blog website? The account aided me a acceptable deal. I had been tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered bright clear concept

    March 15, 2019 at 01:15 Reply
  3. Do you mind if I quote a few of your articles as long as I provide credit and sources back to your website? My blog site is in the very same niche as yours and my users would definitely benefit from some of the information you present here. Please let me know if this alright with you. Appreciate it!

    March 15, 2019 at 05:46 Reply
  4. I¡¦m no longer sure the place you’re getting your information, however good topic. I must spend a while finding out more or understanding more. Thanks for fantastic information I used to be in search of this information for my mission.

    March 15, 2019 at 09:26 Reply
  5. Hiya, I’m really glad I have found this information. Nowadays bloggers publish just about gossips and web and this is actually annoying. A good website with exciting content, this is what I need. Thanks for keeping this site, I’ll be visiting it. Do you do newsletters? Can not find it.

    March 15, 2019 at 10:24 Reply
  6. Hey there just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The text in your post seem to be running off the screen in Ie. I’m not sure if this is a format issue or something to do with internet browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you know. The style and design look great though! Hope you get the issue fixed soon. Many thanks

    March 15, 2019 at 11:22 Reply
  7. It’s perfect time to make some plans for the future and it’s time to be happy. I have read this submit and if I could I want to suggest you few fascinating issues or tips. Maybe you can write next articles relating to this article. I want to learn even more things approximately it!

    March 15, 2019 at 11:34 Reply
  8. Good, this is what I was searching for in bing

    March 15, 2019 at 15:02 Reply
  9. There are some fascinating cut-off dates on this article however I don’t know if I see all of them center to heart. There is some validity but I will take hold opinion until I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we wish more! Added to FeedBurner as properly

    March 15, 2019 at 15:50 Reply
  10. I think this web site holds some very good information for everyone :D. “Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from The Eternal.” by Alighieri Dante.

    March 15, 2019 at 18:38 Reply
  11. It’s difficult to find knowledgeable people upon this topic, nevertheless, you appear to be you really know what you’re discussing! Thanks

    March 15, 2019 at 22:22 Reply
  12. naturally like your web site but you have to check the spelling on several of your posts. Many of them are rife with spelling issues and I find it very bothersome to tell the reality however I will surely come again again.

    March 16, 2019 at 03:24 Reply
  13. Welcome to Morris Heating & Cooling Inc.

    March 16, 2019 at 14:31 Reply
  14. Thanks for the tips you have provided here. One more thing I would like to mention is that laptop memory requirements generally increase along with other breakthroughs in the engineering. For instance, as soon as new generations of processors are introduced to the market, there is usually a matching increase in the shape demands of all computer system memory plus hard drive room. This is because the application operated by these cpus will inevitably boost in power to leverage the new engineering.

    March 16, 2019 at 14:44 Reply
  15. Some truly choice articles on this website , saved to my bookmarks.

    March 16, 2019 at 19:14 Reply
  16. What’s Happening i’m new to this, I stumbled upon this I have found It positively useful and it has aided me out loads. I hope to contribute & assist other users like its helped me. Good job.

    March 16, 2019 at 19:48 Reply
  17. Bonjour On dirait que les thèmes de ce concis debrieffing requierent d’avantage de valeurs; Votre tournure peut paraitre recevable or je ne defend pas les différents avis plus anciens! il faudrait ajouter quelques valeurs pour plus de professionalisme! Merci

    March 16, 2019 at 23:39 Reply
  18. I’m not sure where you are getting your info, but good topic. I needs to spend some time learning much more or understanding more. Thanks for excellent information I was looking for this info for my mission.

    March 17, 2019 at 03:26 Reply
  19. Do you mind if I quote a few of your posts as long as I provide credit and sources back to your website? My blog is in the very same niche as yours and my visitors would really benefit from some of the information you present here. Please let me know if this okay with you. Appreciate it!

    March 17, 2019 at 09:35 Reply
  20. Wow, marvelous blog structure! How long have you been blogging for? you made running a blog glance easy. The whole glance of your site is excellent, let alone the content material!

    March 18, 2019 at 01:02 Reply
  21. I discovered your weblog website on google and check a few of your early posts. Proceed to keep up the superb operate. I simply further up your RSS feed to my MSN Information Reader. Looking for forward to reading extra from you later on!…

    March 18, 2019 at 18:05 Reply
  22. Really enjoyed this post, can I set it up so I receive an alert email every time you make a fresh update?

    March 18, 2019 at 19:30 Reply
  23. hey there and thank you for your information – I have certainly picked up anything new from right here. I did however expertise a few technical points using this website, since I experienced to reload the web site lots of times previous to I could get it to load correctly. I had been wondering if your hosting is OK? Not that I am complaining, but sluggish loading instances times will sometimes affect your placement in google and can damage your high quality score if advertising and marketing with Adwords. Anyway I’m adding this RSS to my email and can look out for much more of your respective exciting content. Ensure that you update this again very soon..

    March 19, 2019 at 09:18 Reply
  24. Wohh exactly what I was searching for, appreciate it for putting up.

    March 20, 2019 at 05:47 Reply
  25. Hello. impressive job. I did not imagine this. This is a remarkable story. Thanks!

    March 20, 2019 at 15:08 Reply
  26. A big thank you for your blog article.Thanks Again. Want more.

    March 20, 2019 at 18:54 Reply
  27. thank you web sites.

    March 20, 2019 at 21:45 Reply
  28. A monetary advisor is your planning associate.

    March 21, 2019 at 02:23 Reply
  29. WowWhoaIncredibleAmazing! This blog looks exactlyjust like my old one! It’s on a completelyentirelytotally different topicsubject but it has pretty much the same layoutpage layout and design. ExcellentWonderfulGreatOutstandingSuperb choice of colors!

    March 21, 2019 at 04:12 Reply
  30. I’m not that much of a online reader to be honest but your blogs really nice, keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your site to come back later on. All the best

    March 21, 2019 at 07:12 Reply
  31. As I web site possessor I believe the content matter here is rattling magnificent , appreciate it for your hard work. You should keep it up forever! Good Luck.

    March 21, 2019 at 13:25 Reply
  32. Hmm is anyone else experiencing problems with the images on this blog loading? I’m trying to find out if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog. Any responses would be greatly appreciated.

    March 21, 2019 at 23:20 Reply
  33. Where can I find free images?. Which images are usually considered free?. When is it ok to insert a picture from a website?.

    March 22, 2019 at 02:34 Reply
  34. Heya i’m for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It truly useful & it helped me out much. I hope to give something back and help others like you aided me.

    March 22, 2019 at 03:36 Reply
  35. I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good. I don’t know who you are but certainly you’re going to a famous blogger if you aren’t already 😉 Cheers!

    March 22, 2019 at 11:57 Reply
  36. I am really loving the theme/design of your weblog. Do you ever run into any web browser compatibility issues? A few of my blog readers have complained about my blog not operating correctly in Explorer but looks great in Opera. Do you have any ideas to help fix this problem?

    March 22, 2019 at 18:37 Reply
  37. Some genuinely interesting information, well written and loosely user pleasant.

    March 22, 2019 at 23:27 Reply
  38. Heya i’m for the first time here. I found this board and I find It really useful & it helped me out a lot. I hope to give something back and help others like you aided me.

    March 23, 2019 at 01:20 Reply
  39. Thanks for sharing excellent informations. Your site is so cool. I’m impressed by the details that you have on this site. It reveals how nicely you understand this subject. Bookmarked this web page, will come back for extra articles. You, my pal, ROCK! I found just the information I already searched everywhere and just couldn’t come across. What a great website.

    March 23, 2019 at 04:22 Reply
  40. You could definitely see your expertise in the work you write. The world hopes for more passionate writers like you who are not afraid to say how they believe. Always follow your heart.

    March 23, 2019 at 09:11 Reply
  41. My home computer is hooked up to a router. I would like to have access to my home computer’s webcam through my work computer. . My home computer is hooked up through a DSL modem and is always on.. My work computer obviously has access to the Internet..

    March 23, 2019 at 15:54 Reply
  42. I cannot thank you enough for the post.Really looking forward to read more. Cool.

    March 23, 2019 at 22:32 Reply
  43. Generally I do not learn article on blogs, but I wish to say that this write-up very pressured me to try and do it! Your writing taste has been amazed me. Thank you, quite nice post.

    March 23, 2019 at 23:29 Reply
  44. I have to get across my affection for your generosity supporting those people who really want help with this particular field. Your special commitment to getting the solution across turned out to be quite valuable and have specifically permitted those much like me to realize their goals. Your personal informative key points entails a lot to me and somewhat more to my office colleagues. Best wishes; from everyone of us.

    March 24, 2019 at 15:33 Reply

Leave a Reply