CSM Metagame: Aryth Flips The Judge


Members of the Imperium were greeted with a series of exultant pings tonight:

(11:07:38 PM) directorbot: I want to smug. You are going to love this. I am the best CSM in history

~~~ This was a broadcast from aryth to all at 2017-09-12 03:07:48.478333 EVE ~~~
(11:07:55 PM) directorbot: The next 24 hours are going to be glorious

~~~ This was a broadcast from aryth to all at 2017-09-12 03:08:05.526120 EVE ~~~
(11:10:17 PM) directorbot: Flipped Judge at Summit. CCP watched me do it live. Keep is in his hands he has robbed them blind

~~~ This was a broadcast from aryth to all at 2017-09-12 03:10:27.827522 EVE ~~~
(11:15:20 PM) directorbot: the 68FT C02 Keepstar capital is now owned by us

~~~ This was a broadcast from aryth to all at 2017-09-12 03:15:30.836288 EVE ~~~

~~~ This was a broadcast from the_mittani to all at 2017-09-12 03:17:57.637807 EVE ~~~

Despite some initial shock, reddit chatter quickly confirmed the gist of the matter: Circle-of-Two’s CSM representative, The Judge, had taken control of the 68FT Keepstar and some other citadels and transferred ownership of the structures outside of the alliance. What will come of this in the long term remains to be seen.

The Judge himself has posted a notice to reddit now, as well:

To the members of CO2,

I’ve been a member in CO2 for 5 years. Half a decade. Even in EVE this is a long time. I started as a normal member in Redhogs, moved to Balkan Mafia as a Diplomat and eventually took over as Head Diplomat for CO2. The first few years in CO2 were marked with a few bumps, but overall it was amazing. We were growing and our leadership was upbeat and well manned.

This started to change after World War Bee. We lost a number of key members of leadership and most of what was left went inactive. I will admit, I started to become more and more consumed with CSM duties so I didn’t give as much attention to the alliance itself from that point on, but one reason was more impacting than any… gigX projected his hate of CCP and how they were developing the game onto me. After all, the CSM works with CCP which in most peoples minds makes us close enough to get as much hate as developers themselves.

After everything I’d dealt with over the last 18 months, what pushed over the edge? The breakdown of Legacy. I was in Iceland walking down a street with BRAVE leadership member Yukiko Kami when I got a ping from gigX with the now famous Doomchincilla leaks. Yukiko had no idea himself, but soon it was confirmed from his side just as it was mine. I was shocked that things could fall apart so spectacularly so quickly, and was frustrated that we (CO2) had taken this route. I had asked our leadership to calm down and not blow up our coalition. Both sides (TEST+complacent alliances / CO2) were at fault, taking blue status from people we each didn’t like and making moves without informing each other.

gigX has expressed his wish to disband CO2 for many months now, driving away good corps who found out like Totally Into Spaceships. What did these corps, who were loyal and simply lost faith in their leadership get in return? They were shit talked in private channels, undermined and even one was removed for wanting a meeting with gigX to boost their morale and understand what was happening. Good people treated badly. That is something I can’t keep turning a blind eye to. Aryth from Goonswarm offered me an out, and I’m taking it.

Why did I do it this way? Partly because of how much I’ve put into CO2 and wanting to leave with something to show for it. Partly because gigX needs to let CO2 die and move on with his life. Partly because some of these corps that have been removed deserve some of their effort back themselves. While I know people will hate me for this action purely because of the fanatical culture that exists in CO2, I want you to know that my aim was never to hurt the line member of CO2. Maybe one day we will fly together again, but it won’t be under the leadership of gigX.

-The Judge

UPDATE: TEST and the Imperium have reportedly settled on a one (1) week temp-blue to avoid friendly-fire incidents. The Hellcamp of 68FT-6 has begun:

Something something regards something.

UPDATE II: gigx has now begun making RL threats against TheJudge in alliance chat, visible on TheJudge’s twitch stream:

This threat came just after gigX offered to pay for TheJudge’s RL name/address and other information. Petitions may have been filed. And the threats continue.

UPDATE III: gigX and TheJudge are both in Talking in Stations Discord on INN’s twitch stream. The highlights and full recording will be available in the normal venues.

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  • Oh EVE… Ya never disappoint.

    September 12, 2017 at 4:43 AM
  • Deni'z Von

    Really hope that line members and their ceo’s who has balls will make the best fate for their people and bright future in different place but CO2.

    September 12, 2017 at 4:43 AM
  • Caleb Ayrania

    FInal verdict for CO2 it seems. In the end no one escapes “Judgement” 🙂

    September 12, 2017 at 4:45 AM
    • That is a bad pun and you should feel bad.
      (Ok, I admit it, I lol’ed)

      September 12, 2017 at 2:48 PM
  • Aryth

    A special shoutout to CCP Nagual who got to watch the endgame of this playout right in front of him at a Summit dinner hosted by CCP. The metagame doesn’t stop at the border of Iceland

    September 12, 2017 at 4:56 AM
    • Moomin Amatin Aryth

      I can sense your field of smugness from my castle.

      Congratulations dear and I am looking forward to all the stories that will come from this in the future. One can only hope that this will end up in a book one day – heh.

      September 12, 2017 at 10:59 AM
    • Xenuria Aryth

      Some interesting conversations happen at those dinners, it’s unfortunate I had to miss this one.

      September 12, 2017 at 4:37 PM
    • Aderoth Anstian Aryth

      While I can enjoy the meta at this moment, space soap opera at its finest, do you feel any guilt in ending this war with such finality and lack of “content” for the line members who just want to blow up spaceships on a regular basis? This is a genuine question. I’m just curious.

      September 13, 2017 at 12:35 AM
      • Distracted Aderoth Anstian

        People can blow up spaceships whenever they want. Fuck Co2.

        September 13, 2017 at 12:45 AM
  • Empanada

    one of those “i was there” moments. i know a couple of folks on 7G who going to absolutely enjoy this.

    September 12, 2017 at 5:08 AM
  • Aaron Rook


    September 12, 2017 at 5:18 AM
  • https://i.redditmedia.com/wdCAGY5LShY7WPovSdyPxm3esNVvrFyyF5RGpMjasb4.png?w=1024&s=4c7fe9b9e1f201b3ce1445053c445ff4

    Wow, those personal threats are really coming close to the edge of “Banhammer” territory.

    September 12, 2017 at 5:49 AM
  • hurf

    lmao, could not have happened to better people! get fucked

    September 12, 2017 at 8:23 AM
  • Erick Asmock

    What news to wake up to. Just amazing. Great Job Aryth! So much to talk about the next few days. I can’t wait to see who comes clean with all the information that will soon be flowing.

    September 12, 2017 at 11:26 AM
  • DustVet

    Wow, going from Jin’Taan’s story on Crossing Zebras to THIS sheds a whole new and blinding light on the matter. This will, indeed, be one of those ‘where were you’ moments in New Eden (and so soon after such a RL one!).

    Congrats – NO ONE plays EVE like Goons!

    September 12, 2017 at 3:18 PM
  • chimpy

    Grats goons 🙂 A knife well stabbed 🙂

    September 12, 2017 at 3:50 PM
  • Hittings

    Death to Traitors

    September 12, 2017 at 4:57 PM
  • Juvenius Drakonius

    Why Hollywood has not made a movie out of EVE content is beyond me ….the stuff here is as real as it can get

    September 12, 2017 at 5:48 PM
    • Bill Vesée Juvenius Drakonius

      They tryed but everyone left after the 1st blackscreen.

      September 12, 2017 at 11:35 PM
      • the_blur Bill Vesée

        It’s black screens all the way down.

        September 15, 2017 at 9:05 PM
  • Rob Bobbie

    That explains why his accounts got banned. Eve sucks in your soul & warps it. It’s still just a game isn’t it?

    September 12, 2017 at 7:07 PM
  • Cereal Guy

    I don’t know about the rest of this but all I remember about The Judge from when CO2 left the Imperium is that he was an immense shitheel.

    September 12, 2017 at 7:15 PM
  • Rolfski

    Sad but typical goons way to end the Blue Donut war

    September 13, 2017 at 8:48 AM
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    September 13, 2017 at 5:07 PM
  • Jesse Low

    Another chapter for Andrew in Empires of Eve vol. 2

    September 14, 2017 at 4:10 PM
  • Yuna

    What I see is a man that drowning in gigx BS ‘to ride it out’. Then deflecting to a known side that he had been a part of a year prior. For he was at flipping tables point inside, but whatever you want to spin it as.

    September 14, 2017 at 5:35 PM
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