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For our fourth audio interview, we present The Mittani. Put on your headsets, here’s Sindel:

Eve News 24: The Mittani by bagehi

Sindel: Current CSM chairman Mittani is fresh off the CSM faceoff with Riverini. How do you think you did?

Mittens: Ahhh… I think it is safe to say I did relatively well.

Sindel: It was quite enjoyable. The things you guys talked about… you definitely know your stuff. Where do you go from here?

Mittens: I think it is simple enough: win the election, have enough votes for a mandate. When you are an incumbent, you need to show that you have more votes than last time to show that people approve of the work you did. The more votes I get, the more persuasive I can be. It rarely gets to this, but when there is conflict on the CSM, having a lot of votes allows me to say that I represent more players than they. That’s sort of where I would like to go with it.

Sindel: I’m relatively new to the game. Only been playing for a year. What do you have in store for players like me, who are not necessarily casual players, but are still relatively new and learning their way around the game? What can make it easier and more enjoyable for new players? Any ideas? What would you like CCP to do?

Mittens: The New Player Experience is a particularly important focus for Goonswarm, Test, and Eve University and I think CSM 7 will have representatives from each of those organizations. In CSM 6, we spent a lot of time discussing the NPE, and now we are starting to see the fruits of that. In Incarna, though it was a terrible expansion, it did have the beginnings of changes for the NPE. We are now getting new rookie ships, so people don’t quit the game the second they see the Ibis. Continued focus on UI improvements as the UI is one of the biggest issues that confronts a new player. It is archaic and drives people away from the game. We have always had an eye on what makes the game better for new players. That cuts across all of the CSM. It isn’t necessarily a specific set of ideas, but pushing it as a focus. An example is one of the things I want in null is for income to come from the bottom up rather than the top down. Money coming from taxation of PI, mining, ratting. Rather than alliances needing tech moons, which is only something a power bloc can do.

Sindel: I’ve only been in Test for a small amount of time. I often feel useless to the alliance. More there for shits and giggles and the occasional roam. I would like to participate more. Nice to see that there are ideas out there to incorporate people like me.

Mittens: Well, from an actual Test or Goonswarm perspective, the important thing that newbies need to know is that the amount of involvement and the impact you can have in Eve is limited to your own cunning and your willingness to ascend the learning curve. Most of these organizations have extensive mentor programs. You can link up with them to find your place in things. With the exception of massive fleet fights, where there are titans that can destroy subcaps, the reason why Eve is a GOOD game is that a newbie in a rifter does not have to be at the bottom of the food chain. You can take over the galaxy if you have enough rifters.

Sindel: Speaking of titans… what would you like to see happen with titans?

Mittens: I think that titans are just about balanced. I think they need to be nerfed to the point where they cannot have as much impact on subcaps. I think the Leviathan is a good example of a titan that is a good citizen. The Leviathan is an excellent anti-capital and anti-structure titan, but it doesn’t destroy newbies in afterburning rifters. It isn’t much of an election issue. From what Soundwave has posted on the forums and twitter, odds are that a nerf to titan tracking is likely to occur before the start of the next CSM. But you know titans have a sordid history, like T2 BPO lottery. Supercapitals, as they have been implemented was a terrible idea. They’ve never been balanced well and always been a problem. Crucible has brought Super Carriers into balance. I’m happy where super carriers are. You can’t just destroy them, as much as we joke “death to all super caps” – you need to have a defined, useful role for them. They are an in-game ship. Veterans have very little to train for after a while. The anti-capital, anti-structure role is very good for them. There is a second problem, of course, when people argue about titans, there is the assumption that these veterans end game (like world of warcraft max level character play). At the December summit, one of the things we discussed was the end game needs to be broadened. There are only so many capitals. While the CSM was skeptical about Soundwave’s suggestion that we add more of these ships in various flavors, he did have a useful point. Right now, really, people with that many SP are shoehorned into a titan and then feel entitled to destroy newbies in afterburning ships. Rebalance titans and broaden the interesting ships for the end game and you get a better veteran experience at the end game.

Sindel: I’ve been told you are dismissive of people, and can be considered the bad cop.

Mittens: In what context? CSM chamber? Forums?

Sindel: A bit of both, from what I’ve read.

Mittens: I think there is an important distinction between who I am, Alex, and who I am in game, The Mittani. Tech moons, for instance. As the leader of goonswarm, The Mittani, I direct the alliance to get more, to reap the benefits. In Iceland, I actively talk about how they need to nerfed, they are ridiculous, the need to be rebalanced, and they are bad for the game. As chairman of CSM, I try to be as persuasive as possible, as friendly as possible. Am I a bad guy, or a villain in game? Absolutely. Most of my time in Eve has been on a three year long vendata (the great war) and harvesting tears along the way. I don’t suffer fools. There are many people in game and everywhere who are idiots. They have dumb opinions, they have dumb views, and they don’t deserve respect. There is a conceit that people have because of too much politeness or unwillingness to understand the truth. Just because someone has an opinion doesn’t mean it has to be taken seriously. I’m dismissive and that makes them angry. I would rather have that sort of person be angry with me than be happy with me.

Sindel: In retrospect, what would you have done differently in the emergency meeting? Was it handled 100% right? What could have been handled better?

Mittens: CCP said this? Who said it? Publicly or privately?

Sindel: It was a public tweet.

Mittens: Up until the emergency summit, CSM6 had gotten along well with the senior producer, CCP Zulu. At the summit, we had to reassess where things we going. After the summit, we found out CCP was going to try to spin the minutes and reterm the summit as the “special” summit. Knowing what I know now, I would have played even more hardball with CCP from the beginning. I would have been even more untrusting. The first thing you do at a summit, you have to get to a bar with your contacts. Discuss with them what is really going on. Who is mad at the CSM. Who will work with the CSM. Who is someone in power is hedging themselves, afraid for their job. There was an awful lot of crap like that at the emergency summit. CSM didn’t have a clue until the second day of the summit.

Sindel: It was CCP Manifest

Mittens: Ah, Ned. He is a real guy.

Sindel: Yes, he is. I knew something was very wrong during that time. As a player, I appreciate what you did. It was like a night and day change.

Mittens: You are welcome. The emergency summit is a difficult topic for a lot of people. From a CSM perspective, that summit was a battle in an extended war. Players thought it was just the summit, followed by the video with me and Zulu. The battle lines were drawn with monoclegate. The war was not over until the minutes finally came out, and the changed direction and admitted they were wrong. I am pleased there were staff shakeups. Some of the people who were responsible for the worst of the stuff with the NEX store are no longer with the company.

Sindel: Pretty bold statement.

Mittens: If someone from CCP is listening, they know exactly who I’m talking about. I made no secret of my enmity.

Sindel: What we’ve talked about so far, has been discussed before. Hard to not know what you stand for.

Mittens: I think you are being too kind to me.

Sindel: Even I, a newer player, am aware of what has happened during CSM 6. Was this your intention when you ran?

Mittens: Most people in null sec saw the creation of a structure that had power develop during CSM 5. Most had been ignoring CSM until after CSM 5. In null, you live or die by politics. The null sec organizations got together and made sure CSM was secure from the nightmare scenario of some idiot in high sec, who has no idea how to play the game, talking about jump bridges, having never used a jump bridge before. Which is what happened in CSM 5. We did go into it understanding politics and access. The average player in Eve is the type drawn to the game by its spreadsheet heavy play. A lot of mathematics. Clearly defined processes. They saw the parliamentary paridigm. CSM took in ideas, voted on them, then they went into a backlog, and CCP would ignore it. The real power, the null realized and ceased is the access. That is what changed things in CSM 6.

Sindel: People have been saying CSM 6 were in the right place at the right time. Or was this the right people at the right place at the right time?

Mittens: The opinions of random people don’t matter. That sort of person has already made up their mind, so their opinion doesn’t matter to me. The second thing, if I were to answer this straight up is that the record for past CSMs were that they lacked political ideas. They failed to implement change. When they did, it made the game worse. They were throwing spoons at each other, breaking the NDA, misbehaving, and just being an embarrassment. I don’t think you could have taken previous CSMs into CSM 6’s situation and have the same result.

Sindel: How is your dog doing?

Mittens: She’s smug right now because she jumped the fence and ate one of my neighbor’s chickens.

Sindel: You list who you don’t want to vote for you. Who do you want to vote for you?

Mittens: The kind of person who appreciates what I did and what CSM 6 did. Turn the focus from Eve being a beta test for world of darkness back to internet spaceships. What annoys me during election season is people have naive views of politics. One is that they shouldn’t define who their friends and enemies are. Politics are about making choices and those will piss some people off. I can’t say Eve is about spaceships, not pants without annoying someone.

Sindel: You heard it here. Eve is about spaceships, not pants.

Mittens: It isn’t a controversial view among spaceship first people. There are some very loud people who complain how Incarna was sidelined for spaceships. Those people are kind of the enemy of me and my constituents. They want things that I think are bad for the game. It is important to define what you are for and what you are against. Everywhere you go, and every thing you do in politics, you will piss someone off.

Sindel: Running about half an hour here. Need to wrap this up. What do you want people to leave here knowing? Other than your dog is adorable and your hair is perfect.

Mittens: If you like the accomplishments of CSM6, I would like your vote. The more I have, the more I will be able to persuade people to my point of view. It is a soft power. I know Trebor thinks additional votes for me are wasted. He believes in delineated powers. He thinks the title of chairman is meaningless because it doesn’t have any explicit power. The power of influence and persuasion has nothing to do with delineated powers. If you love me, vote for me. If you hate me, nothing I say matters.

Sindel: Credit where credit is due.

More interviews to come!

Previous Interviews:

Seleene – CSM Member, Former CCP Dev, W-Space Dev, Former MC leader, current PL director
Alekseyev Karrde – Noir CEO, Former CSM
Trebor Daehdoow – Veteran Player/CSM Member
Draco Llasa – Null Veteran/Mercenary
Hans Jagerblitzen – Faction Warfare
Mintrolio – Ukrainian Troll and Gossip Tabloid
Skippermonkey – The little man’s troll

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60 Comments

  1. ggggggggg

    "I'm cfc to the bone" lol, I bet you're from one of the pet alliances.

    March 6, 2012 at 5:28 pm Reply
  2. CFC Member

    Sindel is so painful to listen to; Have you heard the other other interviews. wow…

    March 6, 2012 at 6:12 pm Reply
    1. Sindel Pellion

      Ah, the criticism of some anonymous troll on the internet. It's entertaining. Have the balls to put your name on your work, your opinions– knowing damn well there are people out there who will do nothing but talk shit about you. Then, maybe what you say will matter.

      . . . But I doubt it.

      March 7, 2012 at 12:06 am Reply
      1. Rockafella93

        Just wish she had been less " your awesome" and more about asking the hard questions and more of a grilling. it seemed more and more as the interview went on that she was just being…. far far.. to nice.

        let us see ALL the CSM candidates get grilled and asked the hard questions!

        March 7, 2012 at 11:05 pm Reply
        1. bagehi

          They were all asked questions from the same 18 questions, dependent on what followed the flow of the conversation.

          March 8, 2012 at 1:00 am Reply
          1. Jason

            Right….. I wish the "hows your dog?" question was asked of seleen…

            March 8, 2012 at 4:47 pm
          2. bagehi

            That is actually somewhat of a joke. Mittani is well known for talking at length about his dog. Call it a jab at him. He seemed to have noticed and tried to move the conversation on to other things.

            March 8, 2012 at 4:56 pm
      2. Rockafella93

        Just to clarify i personally think The Mittani is one of the best candidates around this election in terms of what he can deliver and his willingness to do so. but that shouldn't mean he gets to be basically chatted up for 30 mins. we need to see some meaningful questions and debate between the questioner and the questioned rather than some stock softball answers that everyone already knows the standpoint on.

        March 7, 2012 at 11:10 pm Reply
    2. seriously?

      Whatever, Stop being a douche bag. I don't see your ass interviewing people and trying to actually take part in the community.

      March 7, 2012 at 5:31 am Reply
  3. GSF Member

    Yes, GSF is the single largest recruiter of low level SP pilots and largest recruiter of new pilots to Eve. Clearly this is a bad thing. Amazing what a mass of low SP pilots can accomplish when they act as a whole. Frigate roam anyone?

    March 6, 2012 at 6:22 pm Reply
    1. Anon

      The only reason Goons recruit new players is so they can brainwash them before new players can get a grasp of the universe and just how much Goons are ruining a game by forgetting the line between real life and epeen. Rarely does an individual not manipulated or pushed around by CFC have a single good thing to say about Mittani or his blind followers.

      March 6, 2012 at 9:48 pm Reply
      1. Eve is real yo

        wow just wow, brainwash? followers? i think your the one taking eve online a game to seriously. This isn't real life you dumb fuck, The mittani isn't kim jong ill or some cult leader sending people to gulags and starving them to death while he gets blow jobs for 12 year olds , His just a guy playing internet space politics. Why dont you go get mad about that then about this.

        March 6, 2012 at 10:20 pm Reply
        1. some dude

          I don't think the poster made his point easy to understand for some of the more simple minded folks. The point being goons have to recruit new players because most people who aren't already a goon would never join the goons.

          Brainwash may seem a bit strong but not completely inaccurate. Join us before you get a negative view of us. I do however disagree with the statement that the goons are ruining the game. They aren't ruining it they are just playing it.

          I would like to add another thing.

          wow just wow, kim jong? blowjobs? I think your taking EN24 comments too seriously.

          March 7, 2012 at 4:01 am Reply
      2. Anonymouse

        I have to say this about the Mittani: Politically adept and generally intelligent
        I have this to say about Goonswarm: May it die in a glorious fire.

        I am not a Goon, nor will I ever be.

        March 7, 2012 at 12:59 am Reply
        1. HR4ever

          I dont believe Mittens is exceptionally intelligent although yes, the guy does know his shit but then again: so do I and a lot of others. Nothing special here.

          I do believe he is a mediocre guy surrounded by a nation of idiots. In the land of the blind the one-eyed is king.

          March 7, 2012 at 10:54 am Reply
  4. Ah, the old "you blob!" red herring. That never gets old.

    March 6, 2012 at 6:38 pm Reply
  5. Mike

    tl;dr version

    Sindel: Your the greatest person in EVE, what do you have to say for yourself.

    Mittani: Your to nice… but yes I am great, the greatest? hmmm….. ok you convinced me i'm the greatest.

    Sindel: With the summer of rage, with mass unsubs of the player base, would you say it was CSM6 that made Crucible the greatness that it was, or was it the playerbase that made CCP see the light.

    Mittani: As we touched on earlier, I am great, and everyone that has a brain cell knows that it was my greatness that made Crucible.

    Sindel: You have a dog, how is your dog?

    Mittani: My dog is awesome… it can jump fences, and kill farm animals.

    Sindel: interesting, very interesting… hmm well what makes you a great chairmen?

    Mittani: Well… I did make a teamspeak chennel, and I think that teamspeak chennel speaks for itself.

    Sindel:I'd have to agree with that statement, also i'd like to add that I think your hot, and all that stuff, can't wait to see you in iceland for fanfast.

    Mittani: Umm… yeah sure……

    March 6, 2012 at 6:39 pm Reply
    1. Silentskills

      Very, very well done sir.

      Sindel sounds like she is drooling over Mittens throughout the whole interview.

      March 6, 2012 at 9:12 pm Reply
      1. Can't breath

        bahahahahaha

        March 6, 2012 at 11:47 pm Reply
      2. zip

        its like she is on her knees about to unzip him

        March 7, 2012 at 2:14 am Reply
    2. Sindel Pellion

      Not exactly how it went. But if it makes you feel better to passively make fun of me, by all means, please continue.

      March 7, 2012 at 12:10 am Reply
      1. Tidus

        You were interview possibly the most hated person in eve, and you tossed him softball questions for 30 mins, only to confess your sexual attraction to him at the end.

        Did you honestly think people wouldn't have alittle fun at your expense?

        If you had acted professionally, and came at him with real questions about topics other candidates are talking about it would have been a different story. The only questions with substance was the CCP Manifest, and the "right place at the right time" ones. Mittani actually talked about titan tracking at one point, which is at hot topic, but it wasn't even you that steered the conversation that way. I think the way the titan tracking came up was you were talking about how you respected him so much, and then you spit one of his one liner campaign slogans, and he just came out, and added substance to the interview without being steered towards it.

        March 7, 2012 at 1:00 am Reply
        1. Sindel Pellion

          I asked him about titans. He gave a roundabout answer, then said it wasn't relevant to the election. Point taken. I moved on.

          March 7, 2012 at 1:07 am Reply
          1. Tidus

            Without trolling, when I listen to the interview I can't help but call it political propaganda, and in my opinion it would be perfect to stick in a CFC forum, all the pubbies would eat it up, but on a site that alot of pilots outside of CFC uses, nah…. your gonna get trolled with an interview like this everytime.

            March 7, 2012 at 1:35 am
          2. seriously?

            you are bitching about propiganda… on EN24 the site that shoves riverini's cock down our throat with usless adds and poorly written articles about how the little guys in highsec should vote for some asshat carebear who hasnt left nullsec in over a year.

            March 7, 2012 at 5:32 am
          3. some dude

            Why are goons so mad?

            March 7, 2012 at 6:07 am
        2. bagehi

          What would you have asked him if you were given the chance?

          March 8, 2012 at 5:01 pm Reply
      2. Random Miner

        no one has to make fun, we can just read the article and see the obvious

        March 7, 2012 at 1:38 am Reply
  6. Lube

    To all of you gewnhaters: Use lube lotsa lube. You definitely need it.

    March 6, 2012 at 7:24 pm Reply
    1. Lube

      And Mittani lovers need knee pads.

      March 6, 2012 at 7:58 pm Reply
      1. tompkin

        Sindel need some knee pads that much is clear, both this interview, and the Seleene interview were filled with alot of ego stroking, and easy questions, with no brainer replys. The Alekseyev Karrde interview wasn't that bad, that interview actually had qustions that put him on the spot, and he had to form a real opinion about real topics that have to do with this elections. The Seleene, and Mittani interviews were filled with question like "you guys did great things in CSM6, How would you do better things during CSM7?".

        Like someone else has already said, it's pretty hard for someone that is a undecided independent voter.

        March 6, 2012 at 8:24 pm Reply
  7. Monoblock

    Please all people must vote in CSM,, vote, but no vote to mittani. The change is good

    March 6, 2012 at 8:25 pm Reply
  8. This is one of the most painfully sycophantic interviews I have ever had the misfortune to listen to.

    March 6, 2012 at 8:59 pm Reply
  9. Oh Snap!

    It's weird but I have to say this:
    The interview with Mittani and Riverini was waaaaaay more informative and interesting.

    March 6, 2012 at 9:06 pm Reply
  10. nightmare scenario

    "the nightmare scenario of some idiot in high sec, who has no idea how to play the game, talking about jump bridges, having never used a jump bridge before"

    This is the one really good reason to vote for a nullsec candidate. most people in highsec are complete idiots. Just look at the weirdos in the Jita Park Speakers Corner

    March 6, 2012 at 9:11 pm Reply
  11. Garbage interview

    You can hear this sort of interview every night on the news on TV. In North Korea and Iran for example. None of the interviews were awesome, but these last two were really awful. Please get someone who can at least try to act as a real reporter. Sindel, I'm sure you have your qualities, being a reporter isn't one of them, successful reporters are not known for groveling at the feet of people their are supposed to get answers out of.

    March 6, 2012 at 9:24 pm Reply
    1. Sindel Pellion

      First, I wasn't groveling. Or, rather, I wasn't TRYING to grovel. If you've had any interaction with people like The Mittani, you'd know that the easiest way to get to the answers you're looking for is to stroke their ego a little. If I had played hardball, been a bitch or something along those lines, the interview could have gone very poorly. That was the last thing I wanted. I would imagine he is used to being confronted by people, used to being put on the spot. Not the interview I was going for. Plus, hate him (and me) all you want, but you have to give the man credit. Give all of them credit. CSM6 made the CSM more important than it's ever been. I, as a player, appreciate the shitstorm these gentlemen went through. Their influence will impact the game for the better.

      Second, I can only work with what I'm given. The questions, sadly, were not written by me. I asked the best of the 18 questions I was given and if they weren't to your liking, you SHOULD have responded when you were asked– here, on the Eve forums, on Twitter, on my damn blog– if you had any questions. But you didn't.

      Last, I realize I'm not the best "reporter". I am a writer, plain and simple. I was approached and asked if I'd do these audio interviews as a favor to Bagehi, who had way more faith in my abilities than he needed. Hopefully, he reads through these comments so that he doesn't make that mistake again. God forbid anyone else dislike the things posted on EN24.

      March 7, 2012 at 12:27 am Reply
      1. blue

        Pretty sure he's getting my vote with the story about the dog killing the chicken…. but i am ornithophobic.

        March 7, 2012 at 3:29 am Reply
        1. mrniceguy

          LOL

          March 7, 2012 at 9:21 am Reply
  12. GPHNX

    More votes shows more people support him? No, more votes shows you're part of the largest block in the game and therefore biased to only look out for the best interests of yourself and how changes can increase your in game abilities. CSM is about making the game better as a hole and for the community, not about strengthening the players within the game as individual groups.

    March 6, 2012 at 9:44 pm Reply
  13. Anon

    CCP should take a good long look at just how many people outside of an individuals realm of influence, say his alliance or known allies vote for that individual. But that would give too much power to those who understand this is a GAME, not RL.

    March 6, 2012 at 9:50 pm Reply
  14. CareBearStares

    Holy crap. What the hell was that?
    It played out like an interview in an infomercial. I mean seriously, when your interviewer gives their endorsement and hit's on you is there really anything of substance going on here.

    To his credit, The Mittani did say that the questioning was way too easy.

    I'd say mulligan that crap and redo the interview… but.. well Mittani's platform seems to be extremely straightforward in it's vagueness. And, he's told me he doesn't want me to vote for him. So… any other interviews left?

    March 7, 2012 at 12:01 am Reply
    1. Sindel Pellion

      I didn't give him my endorsement. And I, in all honesty, will probably not vote for him. The line of questioning was easy, sure, but the man had just read gay erotica over TEST Mumble. He deserved a break.

      March 7, 2012 at 12:31 am Reply
      1. CareBearStares

        lol jeezus. Fair enough.

        But honestly, if you weren't voting for Dovinian he'd not have your vote?
        And either way, I sincerely I hold no grudge for anyone's decision in that regard.

        But, I mean it really did seem like you gave a pretty clear endorsement in the 'credit is due' section.

        March 7, 2012 at 1:04 am Reply
        1. Sindel Pellion

          I haven't decided if I'm voting for Dovi, either. There are a couple TEST representatives on the ballot, but I don't necessarily think what's best for my alliance is what's best for the game. I don't want to be disloyal, but I try to think on a broader spectrum.

          March 7, 2012 at 1:10 am Reply
          1. CareBearStares

            Kudos, I retract my assessment.
            The broader spectrum is my angle also.

            March 7, 2012 at 3:37 am
        2. bagehi

          http://soundcloud.com/phyber_0ptik/mittani-storyt

          And, of course, Test recorded it.

          March 7, 2012 at 3:02 pm Reply
          1. CareBearStares

            LOL oh.. so I was listening to this in my office as my fiancé walked past. She passed the door as the 'hard bit' in the shower scene played. She reverse stepped back into the door way and asked, "What the hell are you listening to? Who is that??"

            I was like, "What. It's just the Charman of the Council for Stellar Management reading a story to his friends…"
            She just mumbled "EvE is weird." then turned and continued on her original path.

            Later when the inspection and decription of the golden skinned corpse was taking place, I decided to put on my headset.

            "….the man had just read gay erotica over TEST Mumble. He deserved a break." So very true.

            March 7, 2012 at 4:12 pm
          2. bagehi

            Haha! Priceless.

            March 8, 2012 at 1:04 am
  15. Yarbear

    Wow…Sindel took Mitten's cock out of her mouth long enough to ask a few softball questions. That's a start at least.

    Seriously though, if you're going to do a real interview with a potential candidate, at least have the questioner be somewhat objective and avoid turning into a fap-fest.

    March 7, 2012 at 1:05 am Reply
  16. Random Miner

    "I would have played even more hardball with CCP" Look at the pair on this guy, acting like he works at CCP or something. When you actually have NOOOO say in the decision making process, you can't play hardball.

    Like Alex here can actually "reassess" where CCP is going. You play with internet spaceships, get to have free plane trips to Iceland, PLEASE stop having such huge delusions of grandeur.

    And this whole interview seems like a joke, what a circle jerk…. but I'm sure Dan Rather told Saddam Hussein how masterly his invasion of Iran was…

    March 7, 2012 at 1:54 am Reply
    1. bagehi

      This was more the Barbara Walters approach of stroke their ego, then try to catch them. Mittani simply slid right past questions about titans, dealing with the emergency meeting and aftermath differently, and the question of whether or not individuals in CSM6 had any inherent impact on the events of the summer of rage (or whether they simply rode the wave of the populous). But, if you think any important questions were missed, feel free to speak up.

      March 8, 2012 at 5:08 pm Reply
      1. Random Miner

        Lol, love the Walters analogy. I suppose I can see that if I look at it a little differently, but I still wish someone would have nailed him. I also suppose whatever votes mittani gets is not exactly from "winning over hearts," so nailing him on any particular question probably wouldn't do any good, or affect his numbers. Just frustrating when it looks like everyone's kissing mittens' ass.

        March 9, 2012 at 2:36 am Reply
        1. bagehi

          That's just the problem. So many people have tried to push him to slip up. Given a few hours of back and forth, I'm sure it is possible to catch him on something. But seriously, this is internet spaceships. Serious business or not, there are more important things to do… like playing the game.

          March 9, 2012 at 3:28 am Reply
          1. Random Miner

            … well now I feel a little stupid…lol. I don't think I'm too serious, I just value my time highly… and now back to my hour long frieghter flight… lmao

            March 9, 2012 at 8:07 am
  17. A chicken?

    What kind of backwoods farm does the great mittani live on?

    March 7, 2012 at 7:10 am Reply
    1. bagehi

      He lives in the middle of Wisconsin.

      March 8, 2012 at 5:09 pm Reply
  18. Karnage Kyosaku

    I can't STAND how she sucks up to him! I like Mittani, but "journalists" that act like this reminds of fascism.

    March 7, 2012 at 8:34 am Reply
  19. Quingar

    Crap he is such a nerd. Really don't like him.
    He has some good points in this interview but well I don't like his ( I am the pretty Mittens you should love me, you know that…. ) Crap someone should give him a monocle in RL and make a photo of his new look… Maybe he will start to live on the Earth not in Mittens's Heaven.

    March 7, 2012 at 8:41 am Reply
  20. TESTIE

    I love the trolling and the uncontrollable hatred for Mittens. With that being said, vote for him. You'll make the game a lot better. And definitely vote for Dovi. Cause yanno… beep beep.

    March 7, 2012 at 10:40 am Reply

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