Seir Luciel is a literature grad student who is currently teaching rhetoric at his university. He is in Pandemic Horde, and is the son of Gray Doc (a Goon editor/author on INN), which leads to some pretty interesting conversations; those conversations are often inspiration for articles on INN.
Self-Policing and Public Relations
At 12:15 ET on March 23, Fraternity undocked over 30 Titans and a number of smaller ships. They then locked on to two of those Titans, Fraternityâ€™s own, and blasted them into space dust. Thatâ€™s right: Fraternity pointed the gun…
How To Win A Narrative War: A Guide
Authorâ€™s Note: This article compiles and summarizes concepts found in a number of texts on rhetoric and propaganda. The following are ones I recommend for anyone who is interested in better understanding the topic and its application in EVE Online….
Silver Linings for PAPI; Considerations for Goons
It is easy to lose oneâ€™s head in the midst of war, when the violent swings of morale seem to toss one about like a small ship on choppy seas. One moment you are on the top of the world;…
“Git Gud”: Reframing Goon Identity
When Goons first entered the game, “the veterans of EVE Online laughed at the naivety of this swarming pack of new players in terrible ships” writes Andrew Groen. “Goonfleet embraced this idea, and co-opted the idea of the ‘swarm’ for its own self-image. Its pilots adopted the mascot of a chubby, cigar-smoking bumblebee wearing a World War 1-era German helmet, which they appropriately named “Fat Bee.” Their battlecry: “We’re terrible at this game!”
What’s PAPI’s Casus Belli?: Too Big To Fail vs. Allowed to Lose
As the war continues, I increasingly believe that this war is incredibly significant for EVE. I also come to believe that the consequences of it are even deeper than we initially realize. Some of this has already been spoken about,…
How Do Goons Look To An Outsider on Week Six of PAPI’s Siege?
It has been a good week for Goon morale; they are more manic than usual. I decided to check the pulse of the Goon bloodstream, and made the rounds â€“ The Meta Show, Imperium Network News, and Push to Talk.
The Myth of Capitalist EVE
The title of this article, for many, will seem shocking. EVE Online has often been touted as one of the supreme examples of capitalism in action. A recent Talking in Stations article noted that: A Caldari player 5hipy4rd pointed out…
The Serenity Superstition
A specter is haunting EVE Online â€“ the specter of Serenity. All the powers of nullsec have entered into an unholy alliance to exorcise Goons from the game. And this specter plans to create the largest blue donut EVE has…
Goons Are More Like BoB Than They Want to Admit
I want to start this article by making a few disclaimers. First, by comparing BoB and Goonswarm Federation I am not trying to say that Goons are â€śbadâ€ť and, in the context of the current war, that Goons somehow â€śdeserveâ€ť…
What’s In A Name
I was inspired to write this article after hearing that the name â€śGoonswarm [OHGOD]â€ť had been captured. On February the 26 the former holder of the corporation name lapsed on a payment to maintain possession of the name. Subsequently, on…
The Role of Honor in EVE
For much of my gaming career I played a game called “Warhawk.” In the game you could fly and battle in a plane, and there was this item pickup that allowed you to cloak your plane if you wanted to…
PAPI’s Current War Strategy
This piece does not aim to analyze some of the minutia of EVE wartime tactics. The specifics of ship doctrine, fleet makeup, the tactics used when assaulting structures, etc., are not the focus of this evaluation. Rather, I will look…
My Fellow PAPI Members: Post M2
By comparison, I have never regarded myself as one of the more bloodthirsty PAPI members in this war. I have mentioned before that PAPIâ€™s talk of extermination was never meant to be taken as literally as Goons have taken it….
TEST’s ‘Reasonable’ Victory
There has been some talk, some mocking and some boasting, about TEST leader Progodlegendâ€™s (PGL) announcement that they will be moving into Delve when the war is over. But what should we make of this announcement, as either a member…
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