Posted Wed, Aug 25, 2010 by The Mittani
Events continue to unfold in EVE Online and Atlas Alliance has learned a hard lesson through a series of setbacks. In just a short time this alliance has fallen from power at an astonishing rate of speed. How did it all happen? Join The Mittani as he examines what led to the fall of Atlas in Sins of a Solar Spymaster #50: Painful Lessons - Atlas Routed, the first of several feature articles that will detail the painful lessons learned in EVE.
The essence of wisdom is learning from the mistakes of others. It’s one thing to hurt yourself and learn not to do the same thing again, it’s a far superior thing to determine what to do/not to do based off the travails of others, without having to make their costly errors yourself. In the coming weeks, I’m going to be writing a series of columns about painful lessons in EVE, case studies of catastrophe and gross negligence. Contrary to the incessant propaganda that surrounds the dramas of the game, the demise of an alliance has manifold causes; there’s not one single thing that goes wrong, but a whole compilation of mistakes and errors in judgment leading up to a failure cascade. Our first example will be Atlas Alliance, who has recently suffered a whole range of setbacks as their territory is invaded and capital systems fall.