Susan Black is a liar.
Recently back from her hiatus, just in time to see the Amarr reclaim Kourm, she has started her
trashtalking propaganda blogging once more.
It’s funny really, I found Susan’s blog by happenstance, long before she was in the Minmatar militia, when she was somewhere out in nullsec. It was an interesting read, she posted a lot of informative pieces about how to do marketing and other helpful tidbits. I didn’t even know it was hers, though I vaguely knew who she was because she was once in Amarr militia.
Once she returned to the militia, I was actually pleased to see her blogging about FW. Her earlier posts were less trollish, still more informative. At the time, FW was the neglected step-child of CCP, always cast aside for their favored children, ‘Null sec’ and ‘Care Bear’.
So yes, it was wonderful to have another person out there promoting Faction War.
However, instead of promoting FW, she started trolling and outright lying. It became an amusing tounge-in-cheek read.
Most of Amarr know that her blog is nothing more than a troll fest, but since we do have tons of new members within the militias, I just wanted to make clear that you guys know that Susan is a liar and her latest post proves it.
I’ll start with:
In regards to Fweddit: “they have made little to no impact on the war zone.”
Wrong! Before Nulli joined militia, Amarr had already made vulnerable over 20-something systems, mostly due to the Fweddit plexers. Fweddit runs fleets, joins general militia fleets, plexes, and have been very active within the war zone. Their directorship works very closely with other militia corps. Also, when we took Kourm, it was a Fweddit hero-pilot who dropped a dread. Rina Kondur, one of Fweddit’s directors, has done amazing work for the militia.
She goes on to claim that if Amarr doesn’t reach war zone control 5 “it would be a huge blow to the Amarr,” and “the impact on their morale could cripple the faction for a long time to come.”
Wrong! Since Inferno, Amarr has been fighting an uphill battle. We have had to deal with fewer numbers, less sov, Minmatar who bugged plexes, etc. And yet we stayed, we brought the fight night after night just like pre-Inferno. We did this at war zone control one, have been doing it at level one and if we never hit level five, we will be fine. It will not cripple anything at all.
She predicts that if we do hit war zone control five, “Amarr’s credibility will be irreversibly damaged.”
That just made me giggle. Like, seriously a fit of giggles. When has Amarr ever HAD any credibility?
Let me bitter-vet here for a moment. Pre-Inferno, all of us were aware of the changes to come, but at the time, the Minmatar vastly outnumbered us. They had the superior numbers to flip systems (and please remember that it only took six hours to flip a system in those days), and they had several dickhead pilots who would go out and bug plexes so that they wouldn’t respawn if we were trying to plex, so it was nearly impossible to recapture a system. And please don’t forget how easy it was for a Mim to solo-speed-tank a plex in an unfit ship because of the rat imbalances.
So that is how Inferno began, with the Amarr severely crippled. If we tried to explain this on the forums, it was ‘omg Amarr stop whining’. Or ‘plex more, fight harder’. If we tried to convince our CSM representative of this, we were told ‘CCP knows and doesn’t care’.
After Inferno, a few ballsy corps and alliances did join Amarr for ‘more wartargets to shoot’ like Fweddit and Moar Tears, etc. And once they started to realize that everything we were claiming was true, once they started to speak out, they were then branded as ‘drinking the kool-aide’.
So you see, we never had any credibility to begin with. We don’t give two fucks what other people think. What we do care about is the fights, and we’ve been bringing them. 🙂
TLDR version: Suck it Susan.