Of the market group for gaming blogs like massively, how many are hyper sensitive enough to base a decision to play an mmo or not (or are parents who follow this crap) based on it? Or is this more of the usual rabble rabble people starting rabble rabble rabble while 99% of people continue playing what they enjoy playing regardless of the noise?
People are bored and want things to talk about. This thread proves that much. That doesn't mean that anything short of CCP doing something completely insane like officially encouraging player suicide would have any measurable effect.
Likewise how much of a positive effect do they get by making it to the news yet again? I, for one, would be enticed to see what this world of sociopaths is like. I'm a horrible person but there are lots of us horrible people around.
Last edited by Frug; April 2 2012 at 08:14:33 PM.
Originally Posted by Loire
Being drunk is not an excuse. He said those things in a panel where his name was, in real life. His real life name was used in the report. Makes sense. It wasn't "in-game".
Originally Posted by Loire
your an idoit
[–]bam_strokerCaldari 6 points 18 hours ago
Your command of deliberate, convincingly bad English is amazing.
They should use his name. He said it, not his :lolalterego:
Mel gibson on the other hand is ACTUALLY an anti-semite. The views he expresses while drunk are his true views, not just some drunken showing-off shock humour to his goonfleet of faggot brownnosers.
tl;dr - Mittens can be a douchebag, but he isnt THAT much of a douchebag. He fucked up and went too far with a joke, rather than revealing his "true" evil nature.
So? My point is that he should still have his name associated with what he did. He did it in a public, real life forum, then whined and used his collective influence to cyber-bully a blog into changing a factual report and getting the associated blogger a 1 week leave of absence.
Personally I think in game Mittani is a good thing for EVE overall. But I believe that this "joke" was utterly disgusting and he should reap what he sows instead of crying to goons to spam a completely factual report because it used his "omg real name".
The thing with cyber-bullying, or cyber-harassment, or vicious trolling is that usually the little shits who do it get away with it because of the anonymity they have on the internets. Well, tough luck for Mittens, but his real name has been out in the public domain ever since he first ran for the CSM. It makes no difference in practice if his name was mentioned in the Massively article or not. Connecting Mittens with his real name is trivial through Google Search. Perhaps he should have thought about that when he decided well in advance that he was going to make his Alliance Panel presentation about the Goons hounding other players so that they'd 'kill themselves'.
Anyway, if this was just a one-off transgression for some stupid drunk guy, I'd say: nothing happened in the end, no need to drag his real name into this.
But it isn't just some stupid drunk guy, nor is it a one-off transgression. Mittens has been doing this kind of loathsome shit for years now, and clearly planned ahead to grab some attention by doing it yet again. Even when he was warned against how tasteless it all is. You can talk about how he's really a nice guy, and about hats and booze and all kinds of things. But those are just excuses. In the end he's just a bully who finally got caught on camera stepping over the line one time too many. And now he has to face the consequences of his actions.
Anyway, Lallante: 0/10