And this is kind of scary given that much of Clockwork Pineapple are sort of a splinter group of Goonswarm. Probably says all sorts of things about me that I don't want to analyze at this time, heh. Still, I've been on both DROOG comms and Goon comms and there's no contest about which at least somewhat kinda sorta tries to be disciplined. Sorry Goons, but it ain't you. ;-)
Anyway, because of their shared history, Goonswarm Federation actually normally has Clockwork Pineapple set blue. This doesn't bother DROOG all that much, particularly when the Goons deploy to Syndicate. So GROON asked for a temporary reset while there were Goons in Syndicate. More things to shoot, right? Goon diplomacy would technically approve, right? Only it seems that not all the Goons got the message.
So this past week a GROON fleet shot the hell out of a Goon fleet, destroying an expensive Machariel, a couple of dictors, a Cynabal, and various other debris. And the Goon FC was rather annoyed. For this reason, that Machariel was very nearly KOTW, but got beaten pretty handily as it turned out. But let's stick to the Mach pilot, and just go to the tape:
[03:50:46] KIATolon > say goodbye to all your assetsLater that evening, the CTA was put out on Goon Mumble, including this little gem (edited slightly):
[03:50:52] Teantis > lol
[03:50:57] Teantis > you mean our asset
[03:50:59] Meaple > SBU the oh wait
[03:54:46] KIATolon > you say that like I'm not going to teat down everything you own
Please get your shit sorted to shoot groon because I will shut them down. I don't want any groon aggressing anything ever, without fear of us killing everything they've ever owned.To again answer the eternal EVE question, he mad. ;-)
Needless to say, to fear for all of your assets, you've got to have some assets and people living in Syndicate -- by definition -- have none. Everyone involved got on somethingawful.com and GROON in particular were ready to have a little fun with it. So this was threatening to become a massive forum war between two entities that pride themselves on their posting abilities but little else. ;-) Sadly though, it turned into a tempest in a teapot. As my alliance-mate Namamai put it:
TLDR: Everyone points and laughs at Suas for getting butthurt after losing a fight with someone who's technically neutral. Suas gets a night's sleep and chillaxes. Drama lasts all of a few hours, despite the best attempts of some J4G scrubs to keep the drama going. Best poast of the whole thing -- "Mr. Gorbachev, teat down this wall."
And of course pBump and the rest of Clockwork Pineapple have responded by going out and looking for Goons to shoot...
I do enjoy a good bit of small-bore spaceship drama, and it was good for a quote. gf, DROOG, gf. ;-)