EVE News24 published a two part story on the Brave Alliance Coup attempt and their expulsion from Catch.
I don’t know if it is 10% or 90% accurate, but it is a great read. How many other games out there are able to generate stories like that?
I’ve seen a number of BRAVE members be disparaging about their capitulation to PL in Catch. I am not sure why they were feeling like that.
BRAVE is an Alliance filled with low SP, low wealth new players. PL is made up of high SP, wealthy and accomplished old players. PL comprehensively outweighed and outclassed BRAVE.
PL did not however just steamroll BRAVE, they did something worse. They in effect gave them an ultimatum. “Make yourselves available for a complete rodgering any time we feel like it. Don’t just bend over – make sure you make each romantic encounter titillating for us. Otherwise we kick you out of Catch.”
BRAVE consented – I presume in the name of content for their pilots, but that sort of relationship is simply not healthy.
I was surprised that PL kept at them for long. It no longer seemed like it was “just for fun”, and had crossed over into either purposeful or sadistic. I think it was impressive that BRAVE put up with it for so long. Many other Alliances would have collapsed well before.
Respect goes to BRAVE, although not to their opponents.