Herald Pundits Give Rise to Intellectual Hand Wringing

by Alphaville Herald on 21/09/05 at 7:38 am

You may recall that some weeks back we reported the EVE Online heist in which a guild was infiltrated and $16K US in assets were ripped off. All legal in the game. Heartless Herald Editor Walker Spaight was overjoyed: “it doesn’t get much better than this.” But former Herald reporter Neal “Love Beast” Stewart wasn’t so sure: in the comments to the Herald article he worried that some real life betrayal had to take place to make this happen, not unlike the old SSG infiltration jobs.

Now the eggheads at Terra Nova have taken up the question, framing it via the two positions staked out by Heartless Walker on the one hand and Neal the Love Beast on the other. Which side shall prevail?

5 Responses to “Herald Pundits Give Rise to Intellectual Hand Wringing”

  1. JC Soprano

    Sep 22nd, 2005

    Old SSG infiltration jobs? What old SSG infiltration jobs? lol

    JC Soprano
    Just curious.

  2. Urizenus

    Sep 22nd, 2005

    the jobs where they infiltrated houses by pledging love and then demoing the houses.

  3. JC Soprano

    Sep 22nd, 2005

    hahaha Oh ok, I was misreading that. Hi Uri, I missed you. haha

    JC Soprano

  4. Prokofy Neva

    Sep 22nd, 2005

    Yes, I can recall this in detail. There were some SSG operatives especially skilled at this. They would fake love affairs, win over people, even have huge weddings, the kind like you see with mafias in SL. Then they’d get control of the job/skill/club whatever lot. They’d rename it Shadow something. At this stage they might dump that original lover who might be left to lick their wounds somewhere else as some other lot’s roomie, or else be intimidated into leaving the game. I saw this happen several times over, with people I knew well, and it would always astound me that despite these visibly nasty tactics, that involved faking love and even driving people from the game, and despite the renaming of the lot from its old, original name, to “Shadow” this or that, there’d still be this claim that I was crazy for saying there was an underground movement with a conspiracy, and there’d still be people who’d say the SSG was a nice neighbourhood watch group that held picnics and organized basketball tournaments for the young people.

  5. Marsellus Wallace

    Sep 22nd, 2005

    I am familiar with the SSG.. hehe But, thanks!

    Marsellus Wallace
    aka JC Soprano =)

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