To Play the meta game in Eve without any “friends”? To push policies or changes without any N+1 factors in consideration? No batphones, no intel channels, nothing.
A lot of people say solo is dead. That to compete in Eve you need friends or at least frenemies. But do you think it is possible to be so Machiavellian, so cunning that you could play at the highest levels in this game, the truest form of the meta game solo?
Within the Meta game killmails and isk amounts arent the true metrics of measurement, but influence through direct or indirect means. Some of which could be as subtle as the insemination of an idea or ideal which spreads like wildfire, take James315 and his ideas. Most meta game, like the CCP designation of ‘Crowd Control’ is about manipulating large groups of people to do your bidding.
Yet can a true puppet master arise in a game such as Eve online? Not some Illuminati figure, nor an alliance leader, nor a leader of spais and thieves. But someone much deeper, unknown or shadowy that they really just dont exist at all? That if someone said their name noone, not even Chribba or the Mittani or the great CCP Falcon could say yeah or neigh. What would it take to be such a figure?