So I’ve been playing for a decade now. And for that entire time I’ve always heard grrr goons. But for the life of me I can’t figure out why?
What exactly DO they do that makes them any worse than any other alliance out there?
Sure back in the day they where notorious for miner ganking. But they where hardly the only group (and that mantle has since been taken up by code) but come on people. A decade is more than enough time to adopt some basic precautions. And barges have been massively buffed since then making it even easier to have more tank than a wet paper bag.
Hulkageddon(rip) burn Jita. Those are always a lot of fun, and announced well in advance so you can prepare for them.
Ice interdiction was pretty badass to see in action. And again it was announced in advance, so you could easily prepare for it.
Now I’ve heard that back in the day some members ran recruitment scams. Targeting newbies with those is kinda shitty. But afaik those have also been forbidden for a long time.
So really why the hate? Is it because they didn’t fight fair with Bob? That was a ■■■■■■■ decade ago. Let it die. No one is owed a fair fight, even sun-tzu advocated for retreat unless the odds are in your favor.
In fact, the only thing I can see about goons that I find at all discouraging. Is that they have gone from anti-establishment rabble rousers to being the establishment. Which is dissapointing to see them become exactly like everyone else.