16 responses

  1. Jaedia
    March 27, 2012

    I think he should learn to live with the damn consequences… that is.. I’m officially speechless.

  2. tink
    March 27, 2012

    This guy is a complete turd in the cesspool that is the public perception of the EVE community, and his “sincere” apology is ANYTHING but. In basically any other MMO, saying shit like that publicly would probably get you a perma-ban for out of game harassment.

  3. Anuillae
    March 27, 2012

    Here’s two more blog posts about Mittens’ drunken ramblings:
    http://jestertrek.blogspot.com/2012/03/hats.html – Jester, a well known EVE blogger, writes about why he doesn’t think The Mittani should be removed from his CSM chair position.
    http://liangnuren.wordpress.com/2012/03/26/the-mittani-hero/ – Liang Nuren gives an account of the actual happenings.

    I’d also note that CCP isn’t actually in /that/ bad a situation regarding whether or not to remove Mittens from the CSM council. He’s issued a full apology (both public and private), transferred all (as far as we know) of his ISK, and offered to resign from CSM on Twitter:

    ‘The Mittani: Just landed. Step one, apologize profusely. Step two, resign. Step three, send all my isk to the victim. Entirely my fault and unacceptable.’

    https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&find=unread&t=86980 – the apology
    https://twitter.com/#!/TheMittani/status/184412238218657792 – the tweet quoted earlier

    My opinion? I’m completely with Jester here, in that I think that The Mittani, in his position as CEO of Goonswarm, should be punished. I don’t think that Mittens the beloved EVE CSM chair or Alex the real human should get any more punishment than he already has.

    • Hugh Hancock
      March 27, 2012

      Interesting – thanks very much for those additional links.

  4. Michael Hartman
    March 28, 2012

    Thanks for the shout out to my blog (Muckbeast).

    The Mittani’s apology was a total joke. It was clearly made for no reason other than to save his position and reputation, and his lame “I was drunk” excuse is almost more disgusting than the initial behavior. That’s the most piss poor excuse ever, and the sooner people realize it doesn’t float the better.

    Also, the degree to which the community hero worshipped him for his apology was just hilarious and sad.

    • Anuillae
      March 28, 2012

      ‘There’s no excuse for what I did – while some might try to use my inebriation as a mitigating factor, I put myself in that compromised mental state, and the guilt of that is entirely mine.’

      Doesn’t look like an excuse to me.

  5. Noizy
    March 28, 2012

    Ignoring the whole morality of the situation, one thing that people are missing is that the whole episode is Eve metagaming at its finest. Knowing that The Mittani is pretty much undefeatable in CSM elections as long as he is CEO of the Goons, people used Mittens drunken performance to force his downfall via other means. The first effort involved trying to force out The Mittani because he was drunk and swearing at a CCP-run event. Once that failed someone actually took the effort to watch the whole presentation and found the offensive statement in the last few minutes of the video. Not only was a threadnaught started but the media (Eurogamer) was directly contacted.

    He who lives by the sword dies by the sword. The Mittani gained his power and fame through the use of the metagame and exploiting weakness in others. Now it appears he will lose a lot, if not everything in-game, due to others exploiting his weakness.

  6. Skyreth
    March 29, 2012

    My posting name is my EVE character name.
    The Mittani does not represent myself, nor many others in EVE online. I find his behavior both distressing and reprehensible. Although EVE has a strong sense of “tough love” and allows people to commit things that in the real world would be massive crimes (theft, murder, piracy and so on) I always thought that all EVE players had that sense that there was a limit.

    Now, knowing that not only The Mittani, but his Alliance “Goonswarm Federation” do not have that limit…I can’t help but think that CCP needs to place stronger rules in terms of how players interact with each other.

    Also, I would like to point out, “Mittens” Alliance in EVE is backing him and even going so far as to continue the attacks on the depressed player. These actions I find sickening, and fully believe players like that need to either leave or grow up.

  7. Nano
    April 3, 2012

    How soon we all forget, the pedigree of these Goons:


  8. TXDSX
    July 9, 2012

    Not only is it morally reprehensible its a criminal offense. If someone encourages someone to commit suicide and they do out of duress then it is a crime. You will be prosecuted in a court of law. People need to understand the differences between virtual and real life. You do something stupid and out of season in the real world and there are repercussions.

  9. Adama
    August 3, 2012

    In no way does Mittani represent me as an Eve Online player. I found his actions to be disgusting and reprehensible. So what if he was drunk? The “I was drunk” defense doesn’t work when a drunk driver causes an accident and seriiously injures or kills someone, so why should Mittani have gotten away with just an apology and a temporary ban? I can guarantee that if a not so well known player did what Mittani did, they would be banned without question. What’s good for the goose is good for gander.

  10. Wayne
    October 2, 2012

    Funny as hell making fun of a nerd .
    Maybe he shouldnt have done it but I got a good laugh out of it and people shouldnt be so serious…

  11. Thai-boxer
    March 8, 2013

    If i was at that fan fest I would go up on that stage a knock that asshole out via roundhouse kick the his worthless head. Who does that piece of shit think he is? In my opinion he needs professional help as this fantasy world has somehow twisted him into a false sens of power that he does not actually posses, does he think he is beyond reproach? I would be happy to show him just how powerful he is in real life facing off against a real life marshal artist. I am usually not a violent man, but i believe in sticking up against those he are weaker and those who are being bullied.

  12. lol
    June 12, 2013

    >Marshal Artist

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