Test military commander Progodlegend (PGL) told his line members July 5 that the well known “EVE is dying” meme is “more convincing” today than it has been in the past. He said that “most people blame CCP” for this state of affairs, and that players “are forced to use the tools given to us by the [game developer].” But, he added, “the EVE community is partially to blame for the game’s stagnation.”
PGL said that “if you’ve been paying attention over the past few weeks you’ve probably seen a version of Goons that you’ve never seen before.” He claimed that Goons have recently transformed into “an alliance that actually forms fleets all the time” and suggested that “this is nothing like the Goons that most of you are used to.” He said that Goons have “brainwashed an entire generation of players into being absolutely content with being the nullsec equivalent of a hisec mission runner.”
He went on to say that The Mittani and Goon leadership have “corrupted a once-great organization into this black hole of pathetic MER-standing and pseudo intellectual musings about empire building in what is supposed to be a fucking video game.”
PGL said that EVE “could be a much better video game than the one we’ve been playing for the past four years.” He said that the game would be closer “to the game I’ve always wanted to play” without Goons, and claimed that most EVE players agree with that view.
Progodlegend also said that Goons never take a fight and just “sit in Delve.” He said that Test and the other big coalitions have been forced to stay in their own space despite that.
Test commander Vily added that “the entire server is coming together to free itself.”
The entire SOTA can be heard here.