Two years down.

Time flies when you’re having fun and boy, did we have fun. A few years ago I started playing EVE Online in the middle of a terrible position in life, and it allowed me to escape the negativity because I met wonderful people. We didn’t always get along, but in the end meeting people like you helped me shape who I wanted to be as a person.

When I was fed up with nullsec in early 2014, I decided that I’d need something fresh. A former CEO and a friend started a group called Worm Hole. In a C2/C5/Null. Being fresh of the boat, I had no idea what to expect but we went for it balls deep and ended up getting burnt once or twice by incompetence. But hey, that’s how things go, it is all part of the game. So eventually when the then CEO resigned, I tried to build an environment that one day could be competitive. One day. You see, eventually we felt that we were bound by the negative reputation of our former CEO and we moved our member base to the Confederation of Independent Systems. This was an interim corporation in which we had ups and downs, but ultimately we settled on a new name on the 7th of November 2014. We became Swamphole Inc, a small corporation that focused on transparency and integrity as values. If I were to list all the ups and downs here for you, I’d need a secondary e-mail just for that alone.

And this brings us to today. We’re still with that same dream, but at a slower pace. In a little less than a month there will be the official two year anniversary of the corporation. While I do not have any plans for celebration presently, I do want to send everyone of you this message.

All of you have been an integral part along the line of Swamphole. Your effort, your time and your attitude helped shape who we are, what we achieved and what challenges we have ahead. While we may not always get along very well, I do look back to two very fond years of which you all have been a part in some capacity. For that, I’d like to thank you. I want to thank you for taking a plunge and try to make an environment that suits us all. I want to thank you for being a part of our history, how big or small it may eventually be.

In one month I will celebrate our existence. But I couldn’t have done it without the bunch of you.

Thank you for being part of what made Swamphole be awesome in it’s own way.

In name of Swamphole.
Alexhandr Shkarov.

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