Interview: Gevlon Goblin

 

During the recent Fountain campaign, one name was on the lips of podcasters, bloggers and forum warriors. That name wasn’t The Mittani, Progodlegend or BoodaBooda. It wasn’t any alliance leader. It wasn’t even a senior FC on either side. The person everyone was talking about was that of famed Eve Online moneymaker, Gevlon Goblin. In an attempt to drag TEST back into proceedings, he rejoined the alliance and started a donation drive that raised 350b ISK in just two weeks.

Since then, TEST has abandoned sov, cut the dead wood and retired to some backwater system to lick their wounds. As a result, Gevlon has left TEST and all that donated ISK behind. I sat down to talk to him about TEST, the Fountain campaign and where his future lies in Eve Online.

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How did you originally become involved in TEST?

I saw their doctrine foxcats. Back then everyone was flying Drakes and assorted cheap things. An alliance flying good ships was interesting enough to join.

I presume before joining TEST the first time that you had some awareness of the notariety of the average TEST pilot. Did this put you off at all?

Quite the opposite. I believe that not being “elite PvP” is a necessity to win on the Sov map, as often the optimal strategy is throwing waves after waves on the enemy.

Under what circumstances did you leave TEST the first time round?

I was kicked. Back then there was a group in TEST called “Norkzulus” who had their fun with “being a bit harsh”, meaning their reaction to things they didn’t like was “kill yourself IRL you nigger faggott”. They were trolling out FCs and made the forum horrible to everyone. This did not stop me from posting (despite they commended “shut the fuck up publord” like 100 times in every topic) and it made them really mad. Montolio considered them an asset and to make them happy, kicked me. It didn’t work out for him, as they soon left on their own, awoxing on their way out.

Why did you decide to rejoin TEST a few months ago? What were the conditions of you rejoining?

It wasn’t “months ago”, but less than one month. They were in war with Goons, clearly in trouble. Back then both me and them thought it’s financial so I thought I can fix that. The “donation board” idea I told them got them 350B in two weeks (comparison, the whole N3 renter empire gets that amount of money in two weeks).

Was any kind of ISK ‘total’ assigned to you as a condition of joining (either you personally contributing or ensuring the alliance wallet was increased by communal contributions)?

When I rejoined there was no requirement and I donated nothing until they created the toplist I requested.

 

What was your relationship with TEST leadership, particularly Booda, at the time?

I had no relationship with Booda. We never really talked.

 

In total, how much ISK did you give TEST during your second term as a member of the alliance (payments and/or donations)?

40B. That’s about my one-month income.

Talk me through the Fountain campaign from your prespective. What could TEST have done differently?

Everything. The problem was from the start that half of TEST couldn’t care less about Fountain or winning. They were just here for bad jokes and wasting time. They should have been purged after the Norkzulus left, since that event proved without doubt that such punks cannot be used for anything. Their laziness and trolling demotivated members from joining fleets and chased away FCs.

 

Given the effort and ISK you put into TEST during the Fountain campaign, why did you leave? Was it exclusively your decision? Why was TEST holding sov so important to you?

Booda turned out to be a compete idiot who clearly has no clue about… anything. He made no decisions, conflicting decisions or totally random decisions. Holding Sov is practically the only competitive goal in EVE besides Alliance Tournament. Everything else can be easily acquired without facing resistence.

Do you regret your interactions with TEST over the past few months?

No. I could prove that the donation board works, that industrious members can hold an alliance better than any moons and renters. If TEST, halfway into destruction could rise 350B in two weeks, imagine what could an established, functioning alliance can do if it makes PvE participation a competition and a badge of honor! However I have little hope that it will be implemented soon, most nullsec entities hate “carebears” so much that they wouldn’t have them even if the “carebears” would literally put them into titans.

What is your current relationship with Booda? You have been incredibly scathing of his recent decisions as a leader. Can he fix TEST?

As I said, I never had interaction with him. The best thing he could do for TEST is uninstalling EVE, as he is clearly a pants on head moron.

What do you wish, if anything, for the future of TEST? Would you consider rejoining if Booda left and someone else got the alliance back into a state where it held sov?

I’ve left and their future is not my business. Looking at the amount of key players lost (like ALL FCs), I don’t think TEST as an alliance can ever get back on its feet. If they’d ask my advice what to do NOW (and not two weeks before), it would be: kick inactives, merge all corps willing into Dreddit, disband the alliance, say goodbye to unmerging corps and offer to join Nulli as a corp (go to Goons if Nulli rejects).

What is in the future for Gevlon Goblin? Will you remain in null sec?

Gevlon Goblin, my main was never in nullsec. I was and always be the proud member of the best corporation of EVE: the NPC corp. I had alts in TEST. I’m currently working on creating a specialist corp that has stratop-only “fleetbears” for an alliance  and currently looking for one to be a partner in this. As I have little hopes that any of them would pick up the donation board idea, fleet participation without membership in their oh-so-elite alliance might interest them.

I want to thank Gevlon for taking the time to answer my questions. If you are interesting in hearing more of his thoughts and opinions on TEST, ISK and Eve Online in general, I highly recommend pointing your browser towards his blog over at http://greedygoblin.blogspot.com.

Fly safe,

Xander

Tags: fountain, gevlon, gevlon goblin, isk, test

About the author

Xander Phoena

The good looking, funny, intelligent member of the team, Xander set up Crossing Zebras with Jeg in April 2012 mainly because he was talking too much about Eve on his other podcast. Playing the game for almost five years, Xander still has absolutely zero clue about how to actually play Eve but somehow still manages to talk a good game.

  • Damage Control

    Harsh words Gevlon, harsh.

    • Ace

      Sounds a bit like… payback.

  • Darius JOHNSON

    Am I reading this correctly that this goblin guy is laying claim to the idea of running and alliance on donations? Because I hate to burst anyone’s ego bubble here but Goonswarm ran on donations for at least the first… 3-4 years of its existence.

    • Troy Wexler

      He is claiming that he convinced TEST to have a donations drive. He is not claiming to be the originator of the concept of a donation drive.

      So to answer your question, the answer is maybe. You could have really poor reading comprehension, in which case the answer is no. Or you are attacking a straw man, meaning that the answer is yes but you are purposely misconstruing Gevlon’s words in order to argue against claims that Gevlon has never actually made.

      • Darius JOHNSON

        Sorry I presumed the guy would have actually accomplished something or claimed to have accomplished something in order to have warranted this article, which is why I used the exact words “Am I reading this correctly?”. I’m pretty sure that phrase gets me a pass from the comprehension digs.

        With that taken away I guess congratulations on getting someone to ask people for money shortly before they were soundly trounced and what passes for leadership stole it all. We just call it “Scamming” but our guys are usually at least bright enough to pocket it. A bunch of fools and their money as the saying goes. I’m sure Gevlin will find a home in some super “edgy” pubbie corp that finds unironic racism hilarious and doesn’t know a thing about the game itself.

        • MaraRinn

          I am looking forward to seeing how your rental program turns out to not be a scam at all 🙂

          • Darius JOHNSON

            I certainly hope they are scams

          • TheNormalTorr

            less a scam and more empire building serfdom. Picture the jews building the pyramids.

        • Troy Wexler

          Gevlon said, and I quote him verbatim: “The “donation board” idea I told them got them 350B in two weeks.”

          Your rebuttal was basically nonsense. You can try to argue it any way you like; the fact of the matter is that you made up something that had no basis in the article (or in reality), and argued against an idea that you created in your own mind.

          • Darius JOHNSON

            The fact of the matter is the author of the article agreed with me and asking a question isn’t arguing so basically eat a dick.

          • Troy Wexler

            You are making an argument, because you are trying to get people to accept your conclusions about Gevlon by using evidence that you made up. Here is an example of how bad you are at making an argument:

            Gevlon: I suggested that TEST could have a donation board.

            You: OMG guys! Did you hear that? Gevlon said that he was the first person on Earth to ever solicit donations! What a dumbass!

          • Darius JOHNSON

            Here’s a quote I hope will help you over your retardation hump “Am I reading this correctly that this goblin guy is laying claim to the idea of running and alliance on donations?” Note that squiggly symbol at the end. It’s reserved for questions which is where you’re unsure of something and asking. You sir are as dumb as dogshit.

          • Troy Wexler

            Since we are just quoting our previous posts, here’s how I already answered your question:

            “So to answer your question, the answer is maybe. You could have really poor reading comprehension, in which case the answer is no. Or you are attacking a straw man, meaning that the answer is yes but you are purposely misconstruing Gevlon’s words in order to argue against claims that Gevlon has never actually made.”

            You can hurl insults at me all you like. I understand. You got called out for making shit up, and you are mad about it. I am more than willing to be your verbal punching bag.

          • Darius JOHNSON

            You must be from the reddit school of posting. Asking a question is “making shit up”. Pretending I said something else in a series of posts people can clearly see and read is “calling me out”. Since this can serve as a teaching moment for you, telling you you’re dumb as dogshit isn’t meant to be insulting it’s simply the most honest conclusion I can come to given your complete inability to grasp or follow a simple narrative. You’re going to continue to be a punching bag for anyone you decide to torture with what I’m sure you consider profound rebuttals until you can do simple things like follow a conversation.

            Acting like a moron then screaming OWNED is just fucking pitiful and it’s flatly apparent that you’re either completely and utterly retarded or just a tremendous douche. Neither is really very interesting.

          • Troy Wexler

            Gevlon: I suggested that TEST could have a donation board.

            You: OMG guys! Did you hear that? Gevlon said that he was the first person on Earth to ever solicit donations! What a dumbass!

          • Darius JOHNSON

            Saying I said the polar opposite of the exact words that are immortalized above you on this very message board isn’t a “position” to argue. You can see me quite clearly ASKING if that was the intention of his statement. When I was told no I said ah ok and moved on. All the platitudes you bandy about at that point from your internet argument calendar like “straw man” or “ad hominem” don’t make this a debate or discussion. You are simply and demonstrably either wrong and can’t admit it or stupid. This isn’t meant as an insult it’s simply the only conclusion the evidence of your statements can lead me to.

            When I asked Xander (The author of the article) about this on Twitter he had understood why I would ask that question, given the way the statement was framed in the article. I’m not a person to mince words or beat around the bush. If I wanted to accuse Gevlin of being an asshole I’d have just said it. I don’t have a need to perform some tinfoil wizardry and pretend to ask dishonest questions.

          • Troy Wexler

            “You can see me quite clearly ASKING if that was the intention of his statement.”

            You asked a leading question (that you already knew the answer to) just to paint Gevlon in a bad light.

            “You can see me quite clearly ASKING if that was the intention of his statement.”

            Yeah, we can tell you were really confused on the issue when you followed up your leading question with the assertion that Gevlon is either stupid or a liar.

            “All the platitudes you bandy about at that point from your internet argument calendar like “straw man” or “ad hominem” don’t make this a debate or discussion.”

            If you don’t like being accused of attacking a straw man, then stop misconstruing Gevlon’s words. What he said is right there in the interview in black and white. You purposely phrased a question and a follow up statement based on something that Gevlon never said. You fabricated the idea that Gevlon claims to have been the first person ever to come up with the idea of donations, and you think you can shield yourself from criticism by using a question mark.

            “I don’t have a need to perform some tinfoil wizardry and pretend to ask dishonest questions.”

            Yet that’s exactly what you did.

          • Darius JOHNSON

            lmao thanks for telling me what I REALLY meant

          • Troy Wexler

            Nobody is buying your “Poor me, I just asked an innocent question!” routine.

          • Darius JOHNSON

            There’s very little in this world that could matter less to me than your obviously ridiculous opinion on this subject. The inability of pubbie trash to read doesn’t factor a whole lot into my care tree.

          • Troy Wexler

            You don’t care, but you replied to my comments 13 times. Sounds legit.

          • Darius JOHNSON

            At least you’re consistent in your complete lack of comprehension. Enjoying pointing out how absolutely stupid you are and caring about your opinion are mutually exclusive. Hope that helps.

          • Troy Wexler

            Remember when you said “There’s very little in this world that could matter less to me than your obviously ridiculous opinion on this subject,”? Keep on replying to show me just how little you care.

          • TheNormalTorr

            Don’t worry Darius, I still love you.
            -Awesome Torres

        • Really

          Jesus Christ Darius. Learn to read. Fuck.

        • Devore

          Pretty sure saying “no offense intended” then proceeding to deliberately insult someone is still insulting, and gives you no pass on anything.

          “Am I reading this right” then proceeding to quite clearly misread and deliberately put words in someone’s mouth still makes you a dick.

          • Darius JOHNSON

            If I wanted to be a dick I wouldn’t waste my time pretending I wasn’t. Sorry if that’s a bit of a tough concept for the blog comment crew to grasp as you’re all too busy tripping over each other pretending to be enamored with polite conversation.

    • MaraRinn

      No, Darius.

      Gevlon claims to be responsible for getting Test to run a public donations board, and claims that the board helped raise 350B ISK, and claims that this is equivalent to the monthly income of the N3 renter empire.

      You need to trade your cognitive bias for reading comprehension skill.

  • Boo Hoo Hoo

    [Booda is a] “pants on head moron”! Best line I’ve heard in weeks! Even if it weren’t so true, it would be hilarious.

    • Tim

      When Gevlon is the leader of a null sec alliance I’ll start listening to him. Hell, I’ll listen to him when he’s had more than 20 minutes in null sec. He docked his dread during tidi in 6VDT “by accident” and missed the whole battle, so excuse me if I’m a little cautious of accepting he judgement.

      Booda at this point seems to be doing the best he can with the situation they are in. I think TEST will face tough times, but they’ll pull through.

  • Arto Ruho

    Goblin & I had… disagreements? But he’s not stupid – just interprets everything wrong. I agree with a lot of what he said but ‘Norkzulus’ isn’t a thing – Nork was a corp, Zulu is an out-of-game social club of sorts – donations proved to only last while people had money & the war prevented people earning as much ISK, Dreddit should join Goons over Nulli because of culture – a concept Goblin never really valued – & no-one will want his carebear merc alliance because of security issues and because Goblin doesn’t want to do his own HR.

  • Tim

    Thank you Xander.
    Thank you for wasting all of our time by interviewing someone that knows less about EVE than my grandma. She’s available next week if you want to ask her anything.

    • xanderphoena

      People are interested about Gevlon. He is a ‘person of interest’ in the Eve community. He has had whole threads dedicated to him on the likes of kugu. Some people think what he has done is great, others think he is a joke but a huge proportion of the Eve community are interested in him at the moment.

      The fact that this piece has had a huge number of page views in the past 12 hours since I posted it only goes to confirm this.

      tl;dr – if you don’t like it, cock off back to EN24 and stop being a dick. No-one asked you to read the piece.

      • Poetic Stanziel

        Actually, you should interview his grandma. That would be funny.

        • Tim

          My grandma is amazing.

          • Jeg_Elsker

            Yes… she is

          • Tim’s Grandma

            Jeg, thank you for last night. I haven’t been fucked so hard since the Second World War.

      • Tim

        lol, anger much.

        The article gets views for the same reason his blog does. Everyone wants to see what nonsense he can come up with next.

        He admits himself he has no experience with most of the game outside high sec, yet you ask him his opinions on what TEST should be doing.

        I think my favorite part is the donation board comment, where he likens it to rent. Except donations won’t continuously flow, there will always be an initial burst, yet he seems to think that would mean that you could smash out 175b a week in donations forever, thus keeping the alliance afloat.

        This whole interview is just basically a way for him to take jabs at Booda, because once again, he was going to get kicked from TEST. This time he jumped before he was pushed, that’s all. Nobody wants Gevlon in null, TEST just needed the isk injection.

        TL;DR – Gevlon is a no-nothing idiot, with no experience and publishing a serious interview with him is like asking a 3 year old to comment on global politics.

        • xanderphoena

          People that act like dicks make me angry yes. And they deserve to be called out.

          ‘Everyone wants to see what nonsense he can come up with next.’
          ‘Thank you for wasting all of our time by interviewing someone’

          Yeah, if you can’t hold a coherent argument over two posts then I’m going to write pretty much everything else you say as bollocks.

          • Tim

            Hold a coherent argument? What is there to argue? Everyone knows that Gevlon has very little experience, and that most of his posts are written purely to insult people.

            Yes, people flock to his articles, but are you holding interviews with people purely for pageviews or because you actually want to present useful and factual information to the EVE community? If it’s the former, then I apologise, it was a good idea to interview him.

          • xanderphoena

            ‘Hold a coherent argument? What is there to argue?’

            *ahem*

            ‘Everyone wants to see what nonsense he can come up with next.’
            ‘Thank you for wasting all of our time by interviewing someone’

            Crossing Zebras doesn’t exist purely to give information to the community. If that’s all it was it would be a pretty fucking boring website. If all you want is information, you are probably best heading to Eve Wiki. The difference with CZ is we often like to provide entertainment or opinion also. See: the music on the podcast or opinion pieces such as having PL on the show a few weeks back or HVAC’s Dust 514 article. It’s nothing to do with page views but attempting provide a wide range of information, entertainment and opinion. If people enjoy reading Gevlon articles and hearing HIS opinions and ‘everyone wants to see what nonsense he can come up with next’ then that is entertaining the community no?
            But yeah, you know all this already and you are quite clearly a troll so your opinion is irrelevant. Kepp on backtracking though!

          • Tim

            So the TL;DR of that is “yes, we only care about page views”. Thanks for the clarification.

          • Want to know who else only cares about page views? Every single news site in existence. None of them do it for shit and giggles. None of the new articles you presumably read on a daily basis were posted just to inform, They are there to help drive page views. If you actually knew anything about the internet you would already know this.

          • Tim

            I know that page views are important, but a lot of new sites also like journalistic integrity. Interviewing Gevlon is shitting on the very community you wish to market to.

          • xanderphoena

            So providing free content (CZ do advertising or ask for donations – the site actually costs Jeg and I a fairly significant sum of money) which generates discussion and debate is ‘shitting on the community’? Are you fucking nuts?

            See when the BBC posts an article about atrocities in Africa and stuff going on there being abhorrent, do you send an email to the BBC complaining about it?

            Can you please let me know how my journalistic integrity has failed here?

            Here’s what’s happened – you don’t like Gevlon or what he has to say so you are keyboard warrioring like a pro against me / CZ.

          • Poetic Stanziel

            You can find all the best and most up-to-date news and information at Poetic Discourse:

            http://poeticstanziel.blogspot.com/

          • Merl

            Hold on a minute here. Isn’t this a game? Something to draw entertainement out of? Gevlon may be pants on head in his own right, but this article was entertainment. Dry news is all fine and good but i know i enjoyed this article purely for the laughs. Opinions are opinions, your mileage may vary.
            Xander, keep up the good work.

        • Kelleris

          Actually, TEST should probably take his advice.

          Love,
          Former Test Member

          • The Right Testie

            Or not.

            Love,
            Current Test Member.
            (Nice to see you bailed when your safe ratting went south).

          • Kelleris

            Actually I bailed long before then, but thanks for making assumptions w/o checking your facts.

            http://evewho.com/pilot/Kelleris

            Test can go do something different, but if they don’t train and keep good leaders/FCs they will always make better content (for others) than a place to be.
            You keep bravely soldiering on, anonymous guy…

          • Kelleris
  • EL_CUNTO

    Tim is the keyboard warrior of all keyboard warriors.

    KEEP ON TRUCKING, YOU MAGNIFICENT BASTARD, YOU!

    • Tim

      😀

  • Anom

    Why would you give someone like Gevlon another platform to spread his clearly wrong interpretations and bad idea? Isn’t it enough that evenews24 copies his blog entries, as if they are any good?

    Putting aside my personal feelings about Gevlon, I must ask, what kind of questions were that? Your questions discovered nothing new, everything he said, he already said in his own blog. So why publish an interview with nothing newsworthy in it?

    You could have asked him about his “Seperate but equal” article, why he felt comparing real life racism to ingame coalitions is appropriate.

    Or about his “fleetbears” corp, like who will lead it? How can they be an equal partner, if they are formed like he plans?

    This was a fluff piece, and I’m really disappointed, you guys can do better.

    • xanderphoena

      I interviewed Gevlon for the exact reasons I stated in the article introduction – people are interested in him. And fact that people are commenting on this piece in fairly large numbers here and on twitter seems to support this.

      A lot of people don’t read EN24 because hey, ~EN24~ and I’d like to think people find the stuff on here ‘better’. As such, it seems reasonable that I would talk to him outside the arena of that site. A lot of people choose not to read EN24 and even more choose not to read his blog. It’s not unreasonable to presume that a large % of CZ readers know nothing or very little about Gevlon before reading this interview. Don’t presume that everyone ingests Eve news and blogs like you and I do.

      • Arianne

        I totally agree, but there are also a number of people who do read a variety of platforms, hence Gevlon’s notoriety. For those who have read what he has written about test this adds nothing new. You are a good interviewer yet reading this piece I only get the impression that Gevlon gave his opinion without challenge which strikes me as a bit of a wasted opportunity. I would be interested in finding out whether Gevlon is serious in his over the top comparisons or whether he says them for page views, admittedly a voice interview would be better for a more nuanced analysis of the topic.

        • xanderphoena

          A voice interview would have allowed for more subtlety and back-and-forth. I asked Gevlon to do the interview over Skype and he refused. It was text or nothing.

      • Tim

        It’s also reasonable to believe that if the general response to every article from gevlon published on EN24 is “stop posting this shit” that you knew what you were getting into by posting his shit.

        The quality bar on this site just took a nosedive.

        • xanderphoena

          I’m not sure about the quality of the content of the site but you sure as fuck have dragged down the quality of the commenting.

          • Urziel99

            To be fair, reading you dumpster these scrubs in the comments is more funny than the article.

            Gevlon can and does let his inexperience show at times, but sometimes even he gets it right. Concerning test’s problems he’s pretty much hit the hammer square on the head.

      • Anom

        So it’s just a fluff piece, because you wanted to make a fluff piece? Thanks for the clarification.

        I won’t make the mistake again and come here for actual content.

        PS: You should interview Victor Villiance or Baki Yuku next, if you’re only going for the clicks. They are nearly as well hated as Gevlon, if you tweet about it, people will come in droves to read the shit and comment about it.

        • xanderphoena

          No it’s not a fluff piece. It’s a piece about a person that people want to read about. I won’t expect you to be able to understand the distinction.

          I’ll repeat what I already said to Tim:

          ‘Crossing Zebras doesn’t exist purely to give information to the community. If that’s all it was it would be a pretty fucking boring website. If all you want is information, you are probably best heading to Eve Wiki. The difference with CZ is we often like to provide entertainment or opinion also. See: the music on the podcast or opinion pieces such as having PL on the show a few weeks back or HVAC’s Dust 514 article. It’s nothing to do with page views but attempting provide a wide range of information, entertainment and opinion. If people enjoy reading Gevlon articles and hearing HIS opinions and ‘everyone wants to see what nonsense he can come up with next’ then that is entertaining the community no?
          But yeah, you know all this already and you are quite clearly a troll so your opinion is irrelevant.’

          ‘I won’t make the mistake again and come here for actual content.’

          Something good has come out of this at least.

          • Anom the Second

            Okay, lets make a checklist.

            You didn’t want to provide Information, there isnt any. Check.
            You wanted to provide opinion, gevlon said twice how BoodaBooda is shit. Check.

            You
            wanted to provide entertainment, and you got everyone entertained who
            is either reading comments or feels the need to tell you how shit gevlon
            is (and by extension you, for not realizing what kind of traffic he
            generates). So check again.

            3 out of 3. I think you reached your goal.
            PS: Trying to block me from posting comments surely is a show of character, don’t you think?

  • Kelleris

    Xander, good job on this. You are doing the most professional interviews of anyone in the EVE community. Fox News could learn something about “Fair and Balanced” from you.

  • Chief

    I’d have much preferred an audio interview as they tend to reveal more about someone than just text, maybe something for the future?

    As for the comments below this, it doesn’t matter where Gelvon goes, flamers follow him, but responding with comments like this

    “tl;dr – if you don’t like it, cock off back to EN24 and stop being a dick. No-one asked you to read the piece.”

    Isn’t the right thing to do, everyone can see he’s being a dick but there no need to stoop to his level, you’re better than that.

    • xanderphoena

      I too would have vastly preferred an audio interview as it tends to make a much more organic and conversational piece. Unfortunately, Gevlon wouldn’t acquiesce to any interview unless it was done via text.

      I take on board your second point and to be fair you are probably right. I am however of the opinion that if we don’t tell these people who constantly post like this in these sorts of articles that they are a cancer in the community, they will spread. That said, my choice of words perhaps wasn’t the best. I guess I took umbrage at the fact that he suggested this was somehow ‘shitting on the community’.

  • daniel

    as a frequent reader of his blog, yes, there are some interesting information in this interview – between the lines.

    at least we now know that test only managed to get 40b from him . afair that is 20b less than at his first time 🙂

    btw, to make this interview a worth.reading.one, you should interview someone from test about him – that would be very very intresting (to me).

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  • LOL.

    i never liked testgoons, but hell this goblin character is even worse in his ignorance than most testgoons and goons that i’ve met.

  • Riel Saigo

    I don’t mind the comments saying that Goblin is an idiot – that’s content for me and interesting – just like interviewing him was interesting to me. But saying the interview shouldn’t have been done… whatever. I think the “community” will survive somehow.

    I did find Goblin’s observation that the null sec alliances have a problem in their contempt for “carebears” to be very interesting. I’ve encountered corporations that do both PvP and PvE in equal measure, and I find all this elitist “I play the game more authentically than you” song and dance to be pointless. I’ve heard people rant about how null sec is somehow the “end game” and how wormholes aren’t “the real game”, I’ve heard people diss on mining while gladly flying around the ships mining made possible and accepting the corporate funds generated by their mining arm.

    In my view, the healthiest sort of alliance would be one where all the team members who make the alliance possible are valued. And anyway, it seems stupid in a game populated with alts to even call anyone a carebear in the first place. How do you know that miner in the belt isn’t just a money-making alt for a guy in a dedicated lowsec pirate corp? How do you know that the PvE guys aren’t just saving up to finance a stack of PvP interceptors or something?

    Personally, I think alliances and corps in Eve would perform a lot better without the need to compare whose dick is bigger.

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