style="font-style: italic;">EVE Online,
one of the most poorly understood aspects of nullsec warfare is the
underlying political structures which create and define an alliance.
Structured well, an alliance can survive incredible stress and bounce
back from defeat; structured poorly, an alliance will implode in drama
at the first sign of adversity. For the latest edition of href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/features/mittani"
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the Mittani takes a look at the four broad categories alliance
structures tend to fall into:
I don't know what it
says about humanity or even if a broader comment
can be made from what occurs in a spaceship game, but democratic
alliances in EVE tend to be flaming disasters. They are rare, because
most CEOs are brought up with absolute dictatorial power and the idea
of voting is an alien idea to them.
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