Life moves on.
Then this past week the Eve GMs looked at a petition from the ex-Bob-now-KenZoku alliance leaders to rename KenZoku to Band Of Brothers Reloaded, and they acquiesced to the request. You can imagine the uproar.
Here are my thoughts on the matter:
1) If this is not a special circumstance like they claim, then I have no problem with it. As per the post:
"We have previously changed names provided a petition was created within a reasonable timeframe and the situation warranted such action."2) People need to grow up. The temper tantrums and wild accusations of favouritism over a simple name change are pathetic.
3) CCP should have had better optics on this. If they did receive the petition two months ago and took this long to decided to enact the change requested, then they need to revise their planning. And simply saying "we've done it for others before" is inadequate for the attention starved Eve Online Forum Whores; they need to provide examples to shut them up.
4) It was a stupid mechanic that allowed not only the alliance to be disbanded in one night but the name stolen as well at the same time. Closed corporations and alliances should STILL reserve the name for a period of 6 months IMHO, and only after inactivity for that time period should the name go back to the public domain.
Stupid false controversy. Sigh.