For years, he's been a sworn enemy of the New Order. Rusell opposes ganking--and everything else good and wholesome about highsec, really.
But Rusell is no ordinary rebel, and he never intended to be. He always had ambitions to become a great leader of the Anti-Gankers.
From the beginning, Rusell has done everything he could to rise in prominence and stature among his fellow rebels, to become the face of the anti-Code resistance.
Since he never had any particular talent for stopping ganks, Rusell's activities primarily focused on ranting against Goons in the Anti-Ganking channel and begging CCP for more nerfs to ganking.
...And sending the occasional complaint EVEmail to people who purchased too many shares of New Order stock.
But on the heels of his 8.8 billion isk freighter loss, Rusell found his reputation threatened by a new breed of Anti-Gankers, who shouted him down and blamed him for losing the freighter--rather than cursing Goons and CCP for it.
Rusell > and admit that goons are deciding everything in this gameRusell was amazed and disheartened by his chief critic, Alexander Kaan. To hear Alexander tell it, a hauler shouldn't carry too expensive a load in an untanked, unescorted freighter and jump blindly into a gatecamp.
Alexander Kaan > I only said you didn't take the necessary measures to protect yourself and should not blame CCP for your faults, I never insulted anyone
Rusell > what FAULTS Alexander Kaan ?
Aldorien > I assure you all decisions of consquence are made by the management of CCP, not the CSM, not the developers themsevles
Alexander Kaan > are you implying you did every possible thing right, mr. Rus?After an hour of being picked apart by critics in the Anti-Ganking channel, Rusell became even more bitter about EVE. He regretted ever joining the resistance.
Rusell > every FAULT that you mention can be counter measured for me
Rusell > Alexander Kaan you are funny
Alexander Kaan > I'm glad to give you a smile
Rusell > ive realiced now that i should never been an anti ganker that is the best measure
Rusell > now i cannot do anything
Alexander Kaan > circle-jerking was never in AG's goalsRusell did his best to deflect difficult questions, but his fellow Anti-Gankers hounded their leader, demanding answers.
Alexander Kaan > I always strive to tell people the harsh truth even if they don't like it. There's no way to improve if you get hugboxed
Brad Neece > Rusell at what point did you realize you may have needed help finishing that courier contract?
Rusell > Brad Neece yes and recover the collateral but doesnt matter anymore
Alexander Kaan > I don't think "at what point?" question is best answered with "yes"
Rusell > Alexander Kaan your harsh truth have destroyed real antigankersRusell perceived that he'd been toppled from his throne. He warned of the consequences of Alexander-style criticisms of Anti-Gankers. The anti-Code movement would be shattered from within.
Rusell > i have seen it
Rusell > Alexander Kaan do not mention me if it is not necessary
Rusell > Alexander Kaan you have destroyed anti gankers
Alexander Kaan > care to mention a few, mr.?Suddenly, Rusell had a revelation: Critics like Alexander were just as dangerous to his ambitions as the gankers who'd killed his freighter.
Rusell > are you trying to reprimand me?
Rusell > dont tell me mr my mother still alive
Alexander Kaan > I am having an harder and harder time understanding you, however you want to be called. I guess I'll try to stop here. Try to not mess the channel too much ;)
Aldorien > don't stop now, things were just getting interesting
Rusell > Alexander Kaan you are a bully
Rusell > not very distant from the gankersIn fact, everyone who critiqued his bot-aspirant tendencies was the enemy. He'd realized too late that the Anti-Gankers themselves were controlled and influenced by the Goons, just like CCP.
Rusell > you love it Alexander Kaan
Aleff Knoll > I can't believe this guy is still going. This is embarassing.
Alexander Kaan > honest feedback can't be handled by everyone but this is what AG is for
Alexander Kaan > it's not a way to share the hate towards some entity while telling each other they did nothing wrong
Dorothy I > TIL antiganking is destroyed. Here me thinking it was an activity focused on prevention instead of some singular entity.Rusell quit the channel in disgust. He'd spent years giving everything he had--which, admittedly, wasn't much--to the movement. Now that movement had betrayed him.
Rusell > tell me dumb but do not insult the people who has helped me
Dorothy I > He's not. People help for a challenge.
Aldorien > life too short to sweat internet insults
Aldorien > New Eden is a silly place
cynoalt x vonalt > russell still here? Just wanted to let him now he's one special retardA few hours later, more prowling wolves entered the channel. The scent of blood was in the air.
Alexander Kaan > not quite in AG spirit though
Aleff Knoll > Nah, I don't think the namecalling is necessary. I don't think I want to keep reading that all day.
Cynorella with thelongHair > quick on the bans these days
Sarah Flynt > yep
ReallyProud Cyno Character > wanna hear the full story how he got caught?And so it was that life in the Anti-Ganking channel returned to normal--with one difference. The legacy of Rusell, everything that that he'd worked for, was tarnished forever. His fellow carebears may laugh at him freely now, but Rusell's fate awaits them--and anyone--who would dare to disobey the Code.
Sarah Flynt > no
Aleff Knoll > I read about him earlier on you-know-where. As soon as I saw his name I knew I was in for a facepalm.
Aleff Knoll > That ranting earlier was made ridiculous because he refused to do what I did: look at what went wrong, try to find a way to mitigate the risk in the future. I hang out in this channel for that precise purpose.