Let me preface this:
- I voted for Hans.
- I hate Goons.
- Not sure if I care too much about The Mittani on a personal level.
However, after reading all the blogs, and his replies and responses, I have to lend my support to the Mittani. Why? Three reasons:
- His apology was, I think, pretty sincere. He replaced the isk and then some, he made a public, very personal apology that wasn’t the crappy Rush Limbaugh type of apology we get to see more and more of each day.
- Being human myself, I’ve made my share of mistakes.. and I had to eat some serious crow. I also personally believe that there isn’t a person out there who hasn’t said something of this nature to friends.. especially corp and alliance mates in Eve.
- Someone actually took the effort and contacted the guy the Mittani was talking about. His responses clearly indicate he didn’t think it was that big of a deal. In point of fact, you can read what Liang discovered here: http://liangnuren.wordpress.com/2012/03/26/the-mittani-hero/.
After reading quite a bit of all the information, it’s just another day in Eve. CCP and the rest of the non-Eve gaming community are completely going overboard. CCP, I can understand since this could become a PR issue.. but the rest of the non-Eve wankers need to settle the **** down, and get back to playing their Happy Kitty MMOs or whatever they’re called.