That piece of crap should have picked a different media. Because Reddit has the same strength and weakness: the voice of the people. While it's often an uneducated and even a toxic voice, it's also a honest one that can't be swayed by paid opinion leaders. No matter how many FCs and alliance leaders (and sadly artists I once respected) are on Lenny's payroll, the people remember the truth. All the top level comments are negative:
And my favorite:
Go read them! They all say "this was boring and fast and without real battles". Why? Because Goons were done years ago. I kept telling everyone caring to listen that their killboard data is outright horrible and mostly ratting losses, while their ratting data is out of the roof. But no one attacked them because of "reasons". Then I paid highsec mercs and evicted their highsec POCOs without them putting up any fight (RvB did some for them). Then I supported a little NPC dwelling alliance Mordus Angels, they quickly became #1 Goon killer and took systems of them in 2015 August. All the Mighty Imperium Who Already Won EVETM could answer is siccing their dog CCP Falcon on me. But people finally saw how weak they are and dogpiled on them. When their fate was sealed (around December-January) IWI started to throw money on everyone because they saw the opportunity to claim a name. Then all the same people who avoided attacking Goons for "reasons" jumped on them and Goons were evicted without a fight.
This is the ultimate problem of IWI. If they masterminded a great war, then there must have been a great war. There wasn't. The masses of Reddit may don't understand politics, but they sure as hell remember orbiting buttons "contested" only by "Sword" crap. The truth is that no one masterminded nothing. Not IWI, not me. Goons lost because they slowly transformed into a huge "everyone invited" carebear nonsense with only one purpose: click ads on TMC. When anyone dared to show up with literally Cormorants and bombers, Mighty Imperium Who Already Won EVETM couldn't do anything. Their "winning EVE" was from corrupted deals with CCP devs and not from in-game strength. Falcon could protect them from other big alliances by telling leaders not to attack them, but couldn't do anything of simple roamers, gankers, "NPC trash" who were naively playing the game instead of the metagame and then "accidently the Imperium".
I did overvalue my contribution and it didn't help. While my results clearly shown that they are weak, it doesn't mean I made them weak. While I helped Mordus and Marmite and these groups were crucial in showing how weak Goons are, they didn't and couldn't destroy Goons, simply because of the sheer size of them. A handful of wolves can't exterminate a whole herd of sheep. If there is anything that was really my doing it's standing up to that corrupted bully Falcon, proving that he isn't all-powerful, removing the weight of the behind-the-scene threats of Mittani and Sion. (Hint: my account is still not banned).
One more time: the IWI group want to canonize themselves to look irreplaceable content creators for CCP. In reality they are just a bunch of RMT criminals (illegal gambling, tax evasion) who literally kill the game with the corrupted devs on their payroll. Dear Reddit, if you want to save EVE, just downvote everything they do. I'm sure there are dissenting voices within CCP, show them how the players are not behind this RMT-er filth. Maybe these dissenters win and get the corrupted ones fired. With unbiased stewards who treat every player equally, EVE can rise again. That's a little hope, I admit, but why not try it?