As August drew on, forum threads addressing EoN’s dominance became ever-more popular. In an effort to both ease inter-alliance tensions and to help ensure “goodfights” for all, EoN continued the tradition of Planet Fightclub. Based around the planet Oddelulf III, Planet FightClub served as a sort of arena, where teams could schedule fights with one another. Admirable as it was, the system had two major flaws. First, with only 24 districts on Planet Fightclub, many corporations were left out in the cold. Second, EoN still controlled everything.
So what did the forum warriors do? They crafted a narrative: Blame EoN! EoN’s dominance is oppressing us little folk. Viva la revolucion! You might have scoffed at the title of this slide, but terms like the “Revolution of Molden Heath,” came from the players themselves. On one level, one could interpret this as a serious attempt to engage with other factions by creating a narrative with a clear villain--EoN--while at the same time evoking the image of the plucky underdog overthrowing the evil empire. Or it could be that the phrase “revolution” is all part of the joke. In actuality, it’s both.