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The Spartan bring us part two of the controversial analysis on the on-going war in the north.

View: The War in the North and what is to come (Part 2)

Part 2 of this series dedicated to the Northern War will analyze some data disclosed by The Mittani in his CEO Update addressed to the GSF coalition. I will also present some exclusive information supplied by one of the high level FCs of GSF. When a senior FC makes public statements of such strategic significance this means that either GSF believes itself to be invincible, or that person simply became largely overconfident regarding the power of his alliance or coalition. Since the purpose of this article is to present data in an objective manner, I will simply present the facts combined with some personal comments and observations.

For the first time we have a public announcement from The Mittani that he plans indeed to invade Tenal. Even though this has been presented in my previous article, now there is an official statement from the leader of the GSF stating it. Most of you will probably say that this is old news and that was obvious anyway. Well, wait to see what’s next. The vision of at least one of the main FCs of GSF is that as soon as Tenal will be “pacified”, the next in line is Tribute. However, to give proper credit to the one that stated this, I will further present the two options that the GSF is considering regarding Tribute.

Option 1: Tribute will fall as soon as Tenal will be over. We will launch a full scale assault on Tribute in March if NC DOT are stupid enough to side with RAIDEN. We plan on integrating some of the corporations member of RAIDEN and of NC DOT, as one of the estimations made by our Military Team lead us to believe that both RAIDEN and NC DOT will disband once evicted from their currently occupied space. We saw it happen in the past with BoB and IT Alliance.

Option 2: We will allow NC DOT to keep Tribute in exchange for their neutrality but we will not allow them to keep most of their current Technetium moons. We will of course leave to them some resources as to have the means to pay their sov bills. Everything depends on what position they will adopt when we will be invading Tenal.” (Quoted from a public discussion on Goon Jabber from one of their FCs). I will not disclose for now the name of that FC as this may compromise the identity of my source since the number of people present to that discussion was not that big according to what I was told.

Now some personal comments and observations:

1) Tribute is essential to establish a connecting route for Branch/Tenal/Venal. All these three regions inhabitants need to pass through Tribute in order to reach the Empire. Therefore it makes sense that Tribute needs to be blue and secured as otherwise the routes to and from Empire are severed.

2) The statements above are showing a great confidence in the GSF forces that is reflected in the statement issued by The Mittani where he clearly indicates that GSF mustered numbers “in excess of 1600 pilots in active fleets that conquered Branch”.

The overall feeling that Mittani conveys is that GSF is invincible with such numbers. Those that are not bowing now, will eventually bow later when:

“their dicks will be chopped off by Mister Vee and the other GSF Eurotime FCs”. (quote from The Mittani – CEO Update).

The Mittani made another astonishing statement showing that:

“the CSM can wield a frightening level of influence if someone of sound mind and a knack for political manipulation is in charge.”… “I will once again be running for the Chairmanship, and we will be fully mobilizing to ensure that the voice of the people (ie, our people, and everyone of like mind to us) is heard”. (Quote from the Mittani – CEO Update).

While we can not deny that the CSM had a positive influence on the decisions that led to so many improvements of the game, The Mittani starts claiming here that all merits for the positive changes were practically his alone. He further states and admits that he manipulated and will continue to politically manipulate the CSM in order to reach what he believes to be his agenda for the future development of the game. There is no wrong doing in believing in something and trying to make it happen but it is immoral to use political manipulation from your public position of Chairman of the CSM in order to reach your goals and those of your followers. It is ok to represent your own people that may elect you to the CSM but publicly admitting that you intend to use your possible new position of Chairman of the CSM in order to “politically manipulate” and push for decisions that may benefit only “your people”, is again very wrong. So, now there are the Goons as the new overlords of Eve that intend not only to make their stand on the battlefield, but to “politically manipulate” the CSM in order to reach their objectives. It is an incredible display of arrogance and moral turpitude that we can all see here.

My position regarding this matter is triggered by a legitimate indignation that every honest player should feel when such public statements of open “political manipulation” are made. If the statement would have been made by someone from PL, NC DOT, WN, RAIDEN, or from any other alliance in game, I would have said exactly the same things. If Mittani so proudly presents his skills of political manipulator of all Eve, I am wondering where does political manipulation stops when he affirms his intentions towards his allies or potential allies. Because someone that makes such statements can not be trusted in general in real life or in game. Today I may be his best friend because he has the interest in making me believe this but tomorrow he may even not answer my phone calls. In fact, I can not stop asking myself what will happen to those that were installed in Branch during these last days. Because their alliances are in no way able to oppose by themselves to any of their current enemies (RAIDEN and EVOKE for now). When RAIDEN will reinforce for the tenth time their towers or systems, what will happen if GSF will not show to defend them anymore? Perhaps at that time Mittani will simply state that if they are not able to defend themselves then too bad for them. I guess we all remember that this is exactly how GSF behaved in relation to the former Northern Coalition.

GSF pushed all those smaller allies to Branch and that feat required some effort to get them installed there. What will happen when they will come under constant attack? We all know that defensive warfare is exhausting and none of those alliances have great PVP records. All of them dream today of new ratting systems and new farming grounds. But what if those farming grounds are suddenly under constant pressure from your enemies? Because political manipulation has its limits after all. Perhaps Mittani opened here the Pandora box that he may very well have wanted to keep well locked and closed. To want to politically manipulate people is one thing but to openly state such thing in public is wrong on so many levels.

And now the last quote that basically sustains all the above presented data and arguments:

“EVE will learn that when Goonswarm wins a war, the celebration will be the suffering of absolutely everyone else.” (The Mittani – CEO of Goonswarm Federation).

I will not comment on it as I will let each one of you to draw your own conclusions. Perhaps GSF went too far in insulting all those that are not bowing to their new position and power. Below you can find the full CEO Update issued by the Mittani to the GSF Coalition.

– The Spartan

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  1. aopi

    It's hilarious that people are taking this seriously, the whole thing is practically riverini trying to convince NC. to attack goons (with PL). In reality nothing is going to happen between NC. and Goons since NC. didn't intervene in the branch campaign.

    January 15, 2012 at 2:39 am Reply
    1. He who was there

      And GSF NC. relations (not standings) are actually more on neutral than red, but let's not get useless facts into the way of obvious side-line trolling.

      January 16, 2012 at 12:54 pm Reply
  2. IRC pilot

    every great power in eve starts talking big during a golden era, history shown what happen when great force stretch its forces and occupy territories, politics will become more complex and the house will start to crumble from with in. when some one with high rank talks openly like that it will spark internal disputes and rapidly escalate into civil war or withdraw of forces from within. these statements are self defeating and pointless, no mater how influential his speech his state of mind is isolated and he doesn't realize that there are others that there own opinions. it will be interesting to see how this event will develop and witch way it will take in the next few months.

    January 15, 2012 at 2:55 am Reply
    1. Dumdumdumdumdum

      I, too, am wondering if it will develop in a witch-related way..

      January 15, 2012 at 5:03 am Reply
    2. Mittanisucks

      I am wondering why an IRC piot is posting on here after HC specifically told us not to feed the trolls.

      January 15, 2012 at 10:38 am Reply
      1. Anonymouse

        And someone listens to high command?

        January 15, 2012 at 2:58 pm Reply
  3. OldPueblo


    January 15, 2012 at 4:31 am Reply
  4. dreamersofreality

    this is why the goons were the ones that caused and backed the super nerf and why they are the ones to blame for it. Will be nice to see goons get taken down a notch when they get hit with a very angry raiden super fleet…..that will be a nice day to see. 1600 dead goons, killed by only 200 people, and they will cry wee wee wee all the way home.

    January 15, 2012 at 4:44 am Reply
    1. Dumbnorix

      you're dumb because unlike you pubbie shitlords goons don't care about dying, they'll just go back and get 1600 more ships. anyhow sorry to hear you need supercaps because you don't have any friends. maybe you should be less of a pubbie shitlord

      January 15, 2012 at 4:48 am Reply
      1. lolololol

        That will make 3200 dead goons then :p

        January 15, 2012 at 11:17 am Reply
        1. Urziel99

          Of course when your industrial and financial base can shit out Alpha Maels like there's no tomorrow and your opponent's favorite toys cost 80 bill a piece and take much longer to replace it's just attrition at that point.

          January 15, 2012 at 7:36 pm Reply
          1. Dumbnorix

            but can your industrial and financial base shit out e-honoure? no, didn't think so. chew on that, goonies

            January 15, 2012 at 8:45 pm
          2. Urziel99

            You assume they care about such things. I assure you, they don't. Mittens himself has said so on numerous occasions.

            January 16, 2012 at 1:37 am
  5. just-a-FA-grunt

    "Since the purpose of this article is to present data in an objective manner". Where is this article? I can't seem to find it. Someone plz help!

    January 15, 2012 at 6:45 am Reply
  6. TheOneEyedMan

    *pst* Its only pixels and server space|!

    On a side note great troll who whould have thought the whinney pubie could have read forums and then pull together a constructive argument. All his ideas all his doing, he is certainly master of his own virtual world.

    10/10 would read again in a virtual world.

    Remember the larger the empire the larger the fall.

    January 15, 2012 at 10:28 am Reply
  7. NotLikely

    This is one of the worst articles I have read on this site.

    0/10 would not read again.

    January 15, 2012 at 10:30 am Reply
    1. galaxy spy

      ^^ Goon detected 😉

      January 15, 2012 at 11:14 am Reply
  8. Mittanisucks

    The Mittani lives in Madison? Me too! We should be buds. I'm gonna convo him in game and invite him out…

    January 15, 2012 at 10:33 am Reply
    1. Jarhead

      then offer your services to the open market as someone who has both mittens' address and a pair of wire cutters

      January 15, 2012 at 11:13 am Reply
  9. Zxnr

    Fake, GSF doesn't have a 'miltary team'.

    January 15, 2012 at 12:02 pm Reply
    1. lolololol

      yeah as it doesn't have any kind of teams at all. Call it what you want though. :)

      January 15, 2012 at 12:05 pm Reply
  10. john the baptist

    You should show more respect to the mittani , he is the 21 century equivalent of Napolean Bonaparte

    January 15, 2012 at 2:53 pm Reply
    1. TheOneEyedMan

      short French and full of shit?

      January 15, 2012 at 8:57 pm Reply
      1. Wikipedia Rocks

        Maybe Napolean was French, but Napoleon Bonaparte was not, even though he reigned France for a period

        January 16, 2012 at 6:36 am Reply
  11. Thodoros

    The amount of trolling on the Goons coms is unbelievable, but you good Op just fell for it.
    As for MasterSpinner Mittani i bet all my ISK that is bellyaching from laughter after reading this post.

    January 15, 2012 at 5:16 pm Reply
    1. lolololol

      Nah, Mittani knows exactly that he went a little bit too far this time. Troll is one thing but here we have something else that even himself became suddenly aware of. :)

      January 15, 2012 at 6:34 pm Reply
  12. Shado0

    Pride comes before the fall and Shittani is about to have a hard one.

    January 15, 2012 at 7:26 pm Reply
  13. African

    Your game (CCP) is broke like the Euro, so sshh and move on.

    January 15, 2012 at 7:35 pm Reply
    1. Nobody Cares

      Africa has no food and needs Euro handouts so shhhhhh and sit back in the little corner aids boy

      January 16, 2012 at 6:25 am Reply
  14. Teut

    "We all know that defensive warfare is exhausting and none of those alliances have great PVP records"

    Lol. Disqualified.

    January 15, 2012 at 8:38 pm Reply
  15. PL dude

    Goon invading Tenal. Not going to happend. Raiden. to strong!… I personely would do goons for free.

    January 15, 2012 at 9:29 pm Reply
    1. goon

      i'd do you for free too <3

      January 15, 2012 at 10:46 pm Reply
  16. CFCer

    Don't know why people hate Goons – They happily welp fleets and get you feeling a good and warm despite losing your space. That sounds like a reach-around.

    January 15, 2012 at 10:17 pm Reply
  17. Thetasquadbestsquad

    Fox News in Spaaaaaaaaaaace!

    January 15, 2012 at 11:08 pm Reply
  18. Eleazar_U

    I, for one, appreciate that the spartan takes time to write this, and puts up with tons of crap as a result.

    The Mittani is what the Mittani is, and gladly pushes his role to the limits. The result is amusing. With regards to the "manipulation" of CSM, the player base votes for him. Therefore its the player bases choice if there is a character displaying "arrogance and moral turpitude" in control. This fact is far more amusing to me.

    January 16, 2012 at 1:32 am Reply
  19. jew

    If goons are stupid enough to attack RDN they might as well disband again? If so I see Goons disbanding again and losing all their space faster than they lost Delve/Querious.

    PL / NCDOT / RDN / EVOKE / RU will wipe goons off the map or until they stop fighting and hide in VFK station. GSF wont commit Super Caps or they will and all will perish either way they don't stand a chance against the best 3 Nomad alliances in EvE which have a combined super fleet of 300+ not to mention FC's with brains until DBRB =D

    January 16, 2012 at 5:17 am Reply
    1. FA Grunt

      You are a good case of the kind of person that reads EN24, the kind of person that should be shot for stupidity.

      Goons never disbanded, they will never die and supers will be nerfed yet again as you have to use that as an I-win button due to being shit with everything else.

      P.S. You madjelly of Goons.

      January 27, 2012 at 2:38 pm Reply
  20. Nobody

    Some day someone will cut " MiTTTannni" head off on the fanfest. I think he need to watch his back there 😉

    January 16, 2012 at 6:26 am Reply
  21. Sir Molle

    "Our people" means 0.0 players. Read anything Mittani has written.

    January 16, 2012 at 10:01 am Reply
  22. Goonlover

    This thread needs montrolio comment

    January 16, 2012 at 11:06 am Reply
  23. GameIntegrity

    Why is the same person allowed to be CSM more than once, especially the chairman? Isn't that a conflict of interest that is a subject to abuse their power and what the CSM was meant to prevent?

    January 16, 2012 at 4:02 pm Reply
    1. FA Grunt

      We got the best expansion for a number of years because of Mittens yet you compain about him?

      January 27, 2012 at 2:29 pm Reply
  24. ViperRum

    <blockqoute>There is no wrong doing in believing in something and trying to make it happen but it is immoral to use political manipulation from your public position of Chairman of the CSM in order to reach your goals and those of your followers.

    Either you are amazingly naive or stupid…or both.

    This is what politics is all about. Sure it might be immoral, but that is how ALL or politics works. You might as well get upset about grass being green or water being wet. Really, its about time you grew up and got rid of the childish notions that politics and democracy are these noble and virtuous things.

    Oh, and stop using the word objective. You clearly don't have a fucking clue what it means.

    I will not comment on it as I will let each one of you to draw your own conclusions.

    You already did you dumbass.

    Really, its fine you have an agenda and write a column, but to pretend it is objective analysis…you need to contact CCP and see if they can let you have some of the old learning skills.

    January 16, 2012 at 5:51 pm Reply
  25. Allonzo

    "Since the purpose of this article is to present data in an objective manner, I will simply present the facts combined with some personal comments and observations. " -thespartan

    objective, adj.: not influenced by personal feelings, interpretations, or prejudice; based on facts; unbiased

    January 16, 2012 at 6:35 pm Reply
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    January 17, 2012 at 5:04 am
  27. goon recruiting mgr

    It is all part of a cunning plan that involves turnips and syndicate. Once revealed, people will talk about it for weeks or maybe days.

    January 20, 2012 at 5:01 pm Reply
  28. ex-NC

    riverini are a sad sad little man and i have pity on you.

    January 27, 2012 at 9:39 pm Reply

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