BoB is Dead

What glorious news is this? Band of Brothers is was a group of mostly elder EVE Online players that acted the playground bully for the last few years. They destroyed the alliance I was in (ASCN) and pretty much stuck their hands into anything they could mess with. It’s all part of the game, sure, but they had a knack for making things that were once fun – well not so much any more.

I have just heard the news that their alliance has been destroyed thanks to the Goons.

BoB is dead! BoB is dead! Let them shout from the rooftops! BoB is dead. For now.

– Ethic

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I own this little MMO gaming blog but I hardly ever write on it any more. I'm more of a bloglord or something. Thankfully I have several minions to keep things rolling along.

26 thoughts on “BoB is Dead”

  1. My first thought was, who controls the goons now?

    I doubt all those players will simply go poof though. Knowing EVE, something more sinister will pop up for sure.

  2. Why be happy when something catastrophic happens many people who worked to make BoB a strong alliance didn’t deserve what happened. I guess I just don’t get the I hate BoB thing. I fight Goons at the moment but even then I would not want something this bad to happen to any alliance..it is bad for the game simple as that :(

  3. Oh yeah, poor BoB. They have done things like this time and time again and they will do so again. They deserve it as much if not more than all the alliances they decided to kill. This is very much part of the game and they participate in it like all the others. Goons will get served as well, it’s all a big circle. The circle of EVE.

    ASCN worked hard to make a peaceful area out of 0.0 space and it was working. BoB decided to ruin ASCN and they did everything possible including underhanded tactics like used by the Goons. BoB is only getting a taste of their own medicine now. To say they don’t deserve this is silly at best.

  4. I haven’t played EVE in over three years, but as a former member of ASCN, I’m delighted to hear the news.

    I spent most of my time in low-sec empire space, running missions, but I spent an entire evening flying my battleship down south to help the alliance with a war. The next day, I logged in and docked my ship from our station, only to find it blockaded by BOB. I was insta-killed, and couldn’t afford a new ship. I quit EVE for good a couple weeks later.

  5. I just spent a few months in EVE but reading stuff like this make me realise why I started in the first place. Real universe with total freedom. It’s so epic it’s almost scary.

    It can only happen in EVE!

  6. Typical BoB quote:

    At the barbecue Mr. Molen unveiled a new strategy called Max, for Maximum Damage. While most Eve campaigns center on taking and controlling regions of space, BOB’s new Maximum Damage doctrine focuses on simply pillaging and destroying the territories of others.

    “Our goal is to control all of Eve,” Mr. Molen said in an interview. “It’s totally impossible to claim all of Eve physically. But it’s possible to control the people. It’s possible to control the alliances, be it by economic means or fighting means or political means. That was the goal and that is the goal.”

  7. I think it’s really misplaced to feel sorry for most of the larger alliances when they go down. Sure BoB members put a lot a hard work into getting where they were. But a large segment of that hard work was taking all that space, and the way they took all that space was to completely and utterly destroy a lot of people who had done a lot of hard work to build up their little corner of the galaxy. And even when they can’t make a good land grab, just having their military knocking at your door can leave you economically and structurally devastated.

    What we mean when we say, “this is EVE”, is not that we think corp stealing is a great thing. It’s just, one of the two was going to be completely destroyed at some point, this time the pendulum swung to BoB, next time… who knows?

  8. sounds cool but dissapointing that one single player can click a button and tons of assets just “switch” over to the other side immediately and without consequence (unless I am misunderstanding the mechanic..)

    Wouldn’t some stations just stay loyal to BoB and those would be contested and have to be won? Politically, is it just a button press to convert entire areas of space to a completely opposite enemy?

    If my country was invaded and we lost, and re government said “hey guys, it’s theirs”, I would still fight tooth and nail.

    Just seems like a poor implementation – although I haven’t played eve past the 14 day trial – can someone explain the process better?

    Definitely intruiging stuff!

  9. Please, CCP… PLEASE… roll this back. It’s February already in 2009 and we haven’t had a cat five internet shitstorm of nerdrage.

    *evil*

  10. “sounds cool but dissapointing that one single player can click a button and tons of assets just “switch” over to the other side immediately and without consequence (unless I am misunderstanding the mechanic..)”

    I was thinking exactly the same thing.

  11. I’m not entirely sure what keeps BoB’s players and member corps from reforming? You can kill the name ‘Band of Brothers’, but you can’t kill the players or the social capital between them like that.

  12. I’d like to point out that most of the people who are all ‘boohoo the meanies podded me’ would do exactly the same thing if they could.

    Eve is the most “real” game there is. Despite being set in space and all, there is only one way to get to the top: to f*ck thy neighbour in every possible way.

    I find quite amusing when people are all capitalist and social darwinist in real life (don’t know if there are such people in this blog, though) cry a river when they are steamrolled by someone stronger in… a… bloody… game.

  13. Yes, that is what EVE Online is all about. Creating, destroying, making friends, making enemies, getting revenge, spying and stealing, etc. That is how it works. BoB chose to play the villain and they made enemies. Enemies get revenge and cheer. Now it is the Goons turn to watch their back as I’m sure BoB and others want to put them down as well. Love it or hate it, that is EVE.

  14. One of the funny things is just days before one of the Goons higher ups switched sides and stole a Titan in the process. He did not go to BoB but was a big deal until this new development.

  15. I find quite amusing when people are all capitalist and social darwinist in real life (don’t know if there are such people in this blog, though) cry a river when they are steamrolled by someone stronger in… a… bloody… game.

    I’m a (mild, thoughtful, post-) Marxist in real life specifically because of examples like EVE. People suck.

  16. “Eve is the most “real” game there is. Despite being set in space and all, there is only one way to get to the top: to f*ck thy neighbour in every possible way.

    I find quite amusing when people are all capitalist and social darwinist in real life (don’t know if there are such people in this blog, though) cry a river when they are steamrolled by someone stronger in… a… bloody… game”

    Part of the reason capitalism can work is precisely because there are consequences to actions. Eve is not “real” by any stretch of the imagination whatsoever. In real life, if I steal from my neighbor in America I might get sued, in some other countries I might get killed. That won’t happen in eve.

  17. Actually yunk, RL isn’t much different from eve. Except we use lawyers instead of ships.

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