So I don't log in for a few days, and suddenly the blagosphere is going crazy over something something mittens something something. Apparently, mittens decided to wardec a few bloggers who don't like him. Or something.
The response from the community is varied, of course. Mabrik, one of the actual targets, decided to take the radical step of watching local once the wardec went live. Three days later, he eventually saw one war target. The rest of the blogosphere, sadly, has not been so reasonable: Yuki Onna, one of the other targets, quit the game and closed down his and/or her blog. Mord fiddle, formerly respected nullsec commentator, has elected to sperge about mittens "silencing and driving out" dissenting voices, and even went full tin foil retard over the "Oh hey, we didn't actually mean for it to be possible for an unlimited number of entities to be at war with another entity forever for free" changes.
Get some perspective, people. Mittens has no ability to shut down your blog or make you stop playing. Yuki was not silenced or driven out -- he and/or she decided to ragequit instead of making the effort to adapt.
Since it apparently, somehow, falls to me of all people to be the voice of reason, I do hereby welcome the rest of you delicate flowers to eve online: A game in which sometimes people do bad things to you. The basics are as follows:
1. Sometimes people do bad things to you.
2. Use your damn brain and adapt, you pansy.
As for "standing together", I can stand perfectly well on my own, thanks... and from where I'm standing, I can see the rest of you running around like chickens with their heads cut off. It's hilarious.