Introduction - This is part four of a series of article's hoping to provide a balanced representation of the eSouth African situation. This interview was conducted with Bass Junkie a ex-Australian citizen now living in the eUS. He is part of a somewhat outspoken minority, within the EDEN and Australian communities, that doesn't condemn the channers.
Interview with Bass Junkie by Thor Jarglson
TJ: Firstly. You moved away from eAustralia some time ago a few months ago can you tell me what caused you to leave?
BASS: I mainly wanted to get away from all the bickering and constant bitchiness that seems to surround eAustralia. There seems to be a clear lack of things to do, which translates directly to attracting idiots and causing friction. Whilst I have an immense amount of fun trolling certain elements of eAustralian society, it does take its toll, and I was simply getting too tired to keep it up. That, and I didn't want to maintain an active political career; so moving was the best way to stop getting offers for tempting cabinet positions.
TJ: Moving onto the theme of the interview The channers in South Africa have a lot of people claiming there action are immoral and not in the spirit of the game but what do you think of the situation?
BASS: I think South Africa has had it coming. Their previous leadership let Phoenix onto eAustralian shores previously, and I have no doubts at all that they would do it again given the chance. Although the channers did not play with respect, they are still playing the game well within its limits. We are putting all the focus on a group of people that join the game legitimately, use the power of population and process, and install whatever government they see fit. I don't see that as cheating, I see that as a reflection of real life. It may be immoral, but so is most of this game, and so is most of life. If we really want to focus on the bad elements of the game - lets focus on the Phoenix cheating that, instead of creating an interesting element to the game, actually ruins the game for a lot of people. In my opinion, Phoenix is far worse than any PTO group.
TJ: What if this grows from here and effects major EDEN countries, such as eOz or even the US? Wouldn't that just profit Phoenix more?
BASS: I believe the channers have no true allegiance. If they were to grow in such a size as to be an economic threat to Phoenix, there is no way that Phoenix would continue their support. If Phoenix is no longer of use to the channers, they would remove them like a diseased limb. I see this as a threat to EDEN's security, but a legitimate and welcome threat that will hopefully add a few more interesting elements to the game. I'm sure everyone is getting sick of the PEACE/Phoenix v EDEN wars, and adding a third major alliance to that is probably the element of change that we need. If eAustralia or the eUS is targeted, it will be the next phase of the eternal world war.
TJ: Do you think now that eCountries need to start tightening there security to avoid pto's or is there another friendlier route to take?
BASS: Reactive security never works, as the techniques will always change. Today it may be an exploit that gets patched; tomorrow it may be social engineering. If we recognise the goals of the channers and give them breathing room to have their fun and complete their goals, we shouldn't have any problem with them. Most nations should already be actively participating in security and intelligence gathering, and I'm sure any threat can be met with the appropriate measures. Alliances can be used to get voters into threatened countries and get them the appropriate citizenship. I believe the military has been used in the past for this purpose, and I have no doubt it will be used again.
TJ: Do you believe that the war against Brazil/Argentina should be pursued?
BASS: Absolutely, war is the only reason to keep playing this game, and it's the solution to retention problems in every nation. There is also the matter of the vendetta against Brazil that needs to be addressed - eAustralia needs to clear eSA of all foreign control, retain control of the nation, and keep Brazil on its toes with their border. When the time is right, military action will need to be taken to get all Brazilian iron into EDEN hands. Australia will have its time as a world power, and Brazilian iron will be the main force behind it.
TJ: Well there's a goal to look forward to. Are you personally going to return to help out eOz?
BASS: I am currently a soldier with the US Airborne - I will be following whatever orders given. If given the opportunity, I would like to help the eAustralian cause, but orders will always come first.
TJ: One last thing Why do you believe that Phoenix is such a danger, over the channers or other groups?
BASS: I don't believe they are a greater danger, I believe they are more immoral, and make the game less fun. Phoenix uses cheating as their main weapon, rather than tactics and skill. As such, the playing field is uneven and we experience losses where technically we won. Unfortunately this is not possible to stop, as there will always be new ways to cheat, and Phoenix does not have the balls to take the moral high ground. The recent article by Phoenix claiming they are against the channers is hypocrisy at its finest, and is the best example of their immorality. Not only do they claim to be against a group that they are actively supporting and providing military support for, but they claim to be against a method of playing the game, which is far more moral than anything that Phoenix do… My brain kinda died at the end there, need moar coffee.
TJ: It's 4 in the morning here
😛 Well thank you for the interview Bass Junkie, and good luck with your life in the US
BASS: Thanks Thor
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Day 840 - Interview with Ronell(NOTE: Identity in doubt) Published(Published)
Day 841 - Interview with Aeros published(Published)
Day 842 – Interview Bass Junkie(Published)
Day 843 - Interview with Aussie Bloke or Frymonmon published(To be finished)
Day 844 - Interview with Brazilian or Argentinian Government official published(Looking for interviewee)
Day 845 - Summary article analysing each of the interviews
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