It's a good speech: short, to the point, reasonably witty. It's also self-congratulatory, but Mittens wouldn't be Mittens if he wasn't self-congratulatory. It's his defining personal characteristic. The speech covers the situation GS finds itself in: the NCdot/Raiden/Ev0ke/PL blob, having slowly pushed east to west throughout the entire northern half of the 0.0 map, is going for the hat trick by finishing the job in Pure Blind and Deklein. And why not? There really isn't much else for them to do. Presumably, if they succeed in Dek, they'll turn south and head for Cloud Ring and Fountain next.
Still, there's an amusing bit where Mittens belittles his enemies by stating that they've become what they hated. They attacked the NC, in public because the NC were horrible blue-setting, blobbing, stagnant, lag-fest combatants that used weight of numbers instead of skill. Yep. That's all true. And it's true enough that's what's happened to NCdot/Raiden/Ev0ke/PL as well. So Mittens riffs on this theme for a while, how ironic it is that this "new northern coalition" has become what they hated.
But... isn't becoming what you hate sort of the definition of success in New Eden?
Let's look at another EVE entity. One that...
- is huge,
- lives in a single and most distant region in EVE space,
- (which is the richest part of EVE space),
- and comes out only occasionally to terrorize the local populace,
- using tactics that were great a couple of years ago but which are now probably out-dated,
- but otherwise sits back and congratulates themselves on their past accomplishments, and
- all the great things they've done for the game,
- creating terrific propaganda,
- while they surround themselves by a small number of pets,
- which they have a cute nickname for,
- all while glorifying a single semi-charismatic Internet spaceship nerd.
Does this remind anyone of anyone we know... ummm... knew?