Given recent events, I have decided to leave Snuffed Out. For the past few months I struggled to ignore the toxicity of an unsurprising lineup of “boy’s club” Snuff members, and the exploitative and dishonest behaviour of Hy.
This toxicity and dishonesty lost any subtlety a few months back. A Snuff member sent me an evemail me just to say “no-one likes you”. Hy messaged me to say “people are saying CCP doesn’t like talking to you”. Hy knows this to be false as a result of my repeated attempts to reach out to him to try and involve him in the CSM process. I let him know that I was making contact and good progress with CCP devs.
A few days later I hear from several other alliance leaders that Hy himself is soliciting them for votes. He spread this lie amongst them in an attempt to redirect votes from myself. He himself was the source of this lie, spreading it while knowing it has no base in reality. Yes Hy, I’ve known for a while.
I have involved myself in helpful activities in the alliance wherever possible. I volunteered my help with first-port-of-call recruitment, finding content and leading smaller fleets, and doctrine discussion. My thanks for my efforts was laughter and mockery when asking for help killing a tackled Kronos. Fortunately, a handful of Korean Snuff members were more enthusiastic and came to assist.
I knew a few weeks ago that I was no longer welcome, but didn’t leave for fear of it appearing to be a cheap move for votes. The reaction I saw today to the offer of a Kronos kill made staying an impossibility. I’m sick of this alliance’s hellish toxicity.
To anyone from Snuff reading this, it’s not the majority of you. As ever, an entrenched toxic minority spoiled it, and will continue to do so indefinitely.
I look forward to engaging with Faction Warfare whether or not I get the opportunity to help guide it on the CSM.