Many I suspect have no idea who I am, other than being more vocal in the last few weeks, which is fair as I do not like speaking up in the past. But what I am is this; a member of Mobius, and supposedly a fellow member of the player group created to support the faction "Order of Mobius" on which we take our name.
I have felt, through reading the conversations, the atmosphere in discord, and the goings on around the last month that people do not remember, those of us which were around then, the ideas behind mobius group being formed (and OoM states it remains true to those ideas).
If I remember correctly, and this is a long time ago, around end of November 2014, during the Beta of ED, the group formed as a result of FDev forcing an always online component in their game which meant you had no way, other than be entirely solo, to interact with other players without the risk of the griefers that have their own reason for doing what they do.
We wanted a space in which like minded players could play together, without fear of other players ruining it. It was that simple, it was small at its start, I remember the being 22 players, and about 9 of us online chatting.
The idea is still the same, that we play in such a way not to diminish the enjoyment of other players.
Now we come to how people are behaving towards one another, aggressively, dismissively, at some times out right calling each other out.
That is the very reason why this group was created, to avoid such behaviours, yet they are present within OoM. Has this faction, which came as a result of our collective collaboration in game, forgotten this?
The OoM was created with the idea of remaining true to Mobius's groups ideals, and to further the in game entity that we gave birth to from our actions previously. That we, as a group of players, work collectively, voluntarily and in collaboration with one another to help the in game faction, originally become stable, and then grow (I was not playing by the point we grow beyond 1 system, I will say it is very pleasant to return to a game and see OoM doing so well).
Lastly, and quite possibly most importantly is the idea that we are a safe space for all, to have their voices heard, even if they are disagreed with, and for others to voice their disagreement in a safe space. As anything to the contrary is actually creating the very thing this group was founded (Mobius, and by extension OoM) to avoid; that of players being aggressive to one another and stopping people from enjoying this game.
Elite's moto is "Play you way", mobius was formed to help that happen as the devs missed it, it would be a shame for us to lose it as well.
Looking forward to your replies and thoughts on the matter.