Posts Tagged ‘Goonswarm’

Meet The Players Who Create EVE Online Propaganda

Samahiel Sotken is not your average EVE Online player. While most are defined by how they spend their time in the game, like blowing up defenseless miners for example, Samahiel’s influence in EVE is more profoundly felt by the time he spends outside of the game. He is a diplomat for the Goonswarm Federation, the most powerful alliance in EVE that spearheads a coalition of alliances known as The Imperium, but he is also the director of the Ministry of Truth. For those who might not understand the reference to Orwell’s “1984”, The Ministry of Truth is The Imperium’s very own propaganda branch. From within this shady organization radiates the whispers that dismantle alliances, turn defeats into victories, and weave the yarn of EVE’s living narrative. Samahiel is a propagandist.

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Brilliant: Players Waging Actual War On EVE’s Economy

Wow. Just wow.
I’m not an EVE player. I know it sucks in some people like a massively multiplayer black hole, but the actual act of playing it has never exerted much of a gravitational pull on my attention. I’m probably dumb. Regardless, though, I can’t help but admire the sheer insanity this place┬áconstantly generates. Years-in-the-making corporate conspiracies, thousands-strong space battles, the very existence of Dust 514 – it is, at times, nearly unbelievable. Case in point: the ever-mischievous Goonswarm is up to its old tricks again. And by “tricks,” I mean bringing an entire economy to its knees. The best part? CCP’s totally loving it.

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