Wow. That is 45 minutes of my life that I am never getting back. To those of you listening to Progodlegend’s “Legacy Town Hall” on Sunday night I want you to know that B4R is out there, if any of you are feeling far more depressed than you were before! I took one thing from that speech: some PAPI leaders have no idea what is going on. Let’s break it down.
Continue To Be Patient
If you’re a Legacy line member and want a TL;DR, then I’ll help you out. PGL says “We’ve had some good fights, we’ve won some; Goons have won some,” which is probably the most optimistic part of the entire speech. What he doesn’t want to say is that the PAPI invasion of Delve has absolutely stalled to a halt. He says they are “continuing to be patient” while the Imperium kinetically liberates more of their Supers from the M2- hellcamp than their entire coalition has managed in three weeks.
PGL raised two points on flexibility that need examination. He wants line members to have 7-8 jump clones ready to go, in all of their possible staging areas. Also, if you’re a krabber, you are now free to mine or rat in other parts of coalition space. What this really means is that their offensive war can no longer be offensive. The Initiative & Bastion are causing so much havoc throughout Immensea, Esoteria and Catch that PAPI has had to divert serious resources rearward to hold those areas. It is not safe to mine or rat in friendly territory, that is clear. Ships and pilots who should be at the front are now jumping around all over New Eden as the insurgency hits them where they are supposedly strongest. But guys, be a more agile player and be ready to respond to their ever changing “strategy.”
The Hellcamp Is Draining GOON Morale
On to the M2- Hellcamp. PAPI leadership thinks that the constant requirement to camp those juicy titans is draining the Imperium. Relating it to his own experience at UAXL: “As you guys remember, we ended up letting the camp go. . . . It’s actually having that effect on Goons too.” In a speech filled with self delusion, this was the icing on the cake: the M2- Hellcamp is still going strong and the opportunity to kill more of their supers each day enhances its presence.
Let’s talk about motivation. Leaders are there to inspire, to motivate, to make troops want to follow commands and to do so willingly, sometimes to their deaths. Following that speech, I wouldn’t feel confident following Vily or PGL into a carwash, let alone a fight.
I spoke to Brisc Rubal shortly after the address and he summarised it perfectly:
“In the interests of being polite, I will ignore the utter lack of any kind of quality production values for a speech that had thousands of viewers and had been hyped for days. The substance of the speech was notable only insofar as they said exactly the same things they have been saying for months. This was a speech devoid of news, devoid of any real information, given by two leaders whose speaking style makes Stephen Hawking seem engaging. They should SRP everybody in their alliance who sat through the whole thing, because they will never get that half hour of their lives back.”
To cap the whole thing off, a very exhausted PGL handed the reigns over to Vily. It was at this point when the viewers dropped by 1,500 people in the space of five minutes. I don’t think that needs analysis.
“We Still Expect To Lose Some Stuff”
There are some points of hope, though, for PAPI line members. “When we do finally get those titan’s out . . . we still expect to lose some stuff” and that could be any time in the next few years. Oh, and stop cherry-picking those relics. BRAVE are getting really upset.
If you are a member of the PAPI coalition and are feeling low on morale after that speech, then there is a place for you on the other side. Sure, you’ll have to listen to The Mittani talk about fish and pigeons, but you will turn off the stream with a smile on your face and a new ship named Pete that you’re about to throw into the fight.