Posted Wed, Jan 05, 2011 by The Mittani
Alliance and corporation politics are a major part of the EVE Online experience and each alliance takes on its own political system, sometimes mimicking those of real life. But is one system more beneficial than another? Join The Mittani as he explores the benefits and drawbacks of the various political systems adopted by EVE alliances in this week's Sins of a Solar Spymaster #56 - Escape from Freedom.
Alliance structure as we know it began from the primordial ooze of the first corp, the single-celled autocratic organizational lifeform, the default government of New Eden. From that exceedingly simple dictatorship a whole variety of political systems have developed over the years, sometimes mirroring those in reality - as real-world models are the only ones players can source their ideas from - but usually diverging wildly as time passes due to the unique circumstances of ‘life’ in a post-scarcity world where everyone is functionally immortal.