Telling us about something after you've used the heck out of it isn't what we consider to be responsible. We do our best to be lenient in cases such as this but we want this to serve as a notice to the community that the proper time to alert us to the issue was before actually using the system.Uhhh... Sreegs? Remember a couple of weeks back, when I mentioned that Goons complaining about other EVE players exploiting game mechanics was a weaponized level of irony that could flatten whole cites?
Yeah. That. ;-)
Semi-seriously, one of the reasons The Mittani struggled in the role of being CSM Chairman was because he felt he couldn't be both a good Chairman and "a good Goon" which of course means "really good at making other people feel really bad." So this is a lovely time to point out again that CCP Sreegs is himself a former Goon. As a result, reading something from CCP Sreegs begging EVE players -- EVE players! -- not to exploit broken game mechanics produced a charming level of meta irony that had me smiling the rest of the day after I read it.
I kind of wonder if Sreegs has the same struggle.
Anyway, the fact that he was essentially addressing this plea to -- you know -- Goons made it that much more delicious. I can only imagine the level of humor that this is producing on the Goon forums themselves. Anyone want to copy a few choice examples into the comments?
Just to be clear, we've got about four levels of meta here:
- It was Goons that exploited the FW mechanics.
- It was a former Goon that had to punish them for it.
- It was the same former Goon that then begged current Goons to stop; and,
- then begged them to -- rather than be Goons -- to instead tell him about the next thing they're going to exploit before they exploit it.
I'll just leave you alone now to think about that one. There's some aspirin in the bathroom.