So I’ve talked about it, calmed down, and thought about it, and believe that I’ve finally found an appropriate way to handle the matter. I’ve decided to reupload the video, set it to unlisted, and to provide a new introduction. However, it will include the entirety of the unedited original video.
First, in spite of the accusations on the forums, neither CCP nor the CSM censored the video. It was only on Youtube, and I decided to take it down. I was not threatened or bribed.
As for the video, it was an emotional response caused by my concern over the direction of Eve. After I had posted it, I realized that it was made in anger, based entirely off of suspicions, negatively impacting community morale, not the type of content that I want to make as a creator, and illustrative of a personal failing. And so I took it down.
That being said, I don’t think it’s fair to not warn new and existing players of exploitative monetization methods. However, that’s where things start getting complicated, because I only suspect them of doing shady ■■■■. I do not actually know. So, that’s why I have decided to handle it the way I did. The video will stay up, unlisted. And this is my final decision. Unless I see irrefutable evidence of CCP implementing exploitative monetization methods, this is where I leave it.
Of course, I can’t say that this is the correct path to take, but at least I can say that I arrived at my decision through careful deliberation this time. Moreover, I believe that this solution is that is fair to my fans, my detractors, and the community as a whole, and consistent with the type of content creator that I want to be. I am not trying to be a negative Youtuber who drums up outrage for views. I want to make fun and informative content. I want to share with people the things that I like, and for them to like it too. I wish that I could get more views doing it, but I’m not going to corrupt my channel in order to do so.
I may be wrong, and you may disagree with my decision, but hopefully you can agree with my motives. And if not, I do not care. Because I’m not trying to please the people who just want to see the world burn. I’m too busy trying to be the best possible version of myself.
Also, I am done with this thread. Fortunately, it looks like it’s dying.