Monday, June 1, 2009

Answering CrazyKinux's

Today’s post comes to you via the blog challenge posted over at CrazyKinux's Musing. This is an answer to his #7 - "What 3 things haven't you done in EVE and why? Would you be willing to try one day? Why so? Why not?"

Thing 1 – Pirating. Up until recently I really haven't had the resources to effectively enter low sec space, let alone pirate there. Now that I do, I still see no reason to go there and pirate - why would I want to grief random people who did nothing to me? /shrug

Also, since I'm a loner, it doesn't seem like pirating would be particularly effective. I MAY decide to level up my stealth skills eventually and grief a miner in order to influence low sec mineral prices, but that's not really likely.

Thing 2 – Enjoyed a fan-made video. Now, I do NOT want to be insulting here – I appreciate all the time and effort that goes into making a video and I realize it is not easy work. I just don’t enjoy them. At all. Not even a little bit. To me they all look exactly alike and I can rarely understand what’s going on in them. Again, this is probably a “me” problem but, well, I guess that means I just can’t or don’t enjoy them, ya know? There is ONE video I found interesting, now that I write about it some – Bumpageddon. But even that video was only exciting because it involved miners, griefing, and bouncing ships. Outside of that, as my wife says, “EVE always looks exactly the same. It’s a ship, on a black background, over and over again.” That does not make for entertaining videos.

That said, I may actually make an EVE video one day, but only to show off the awesome that is my Agent. Of course I won't be expecting anyone to be impressed with the cinematography or anything like that; it would only be to show what the Agent is capable of, how quickly he works, and how he can recover from bumps/losing targets etc.

Thing 3 – Corporation management. I’ve never run a corporation because that would require working with other people, and frankly, I don’t like other people. Still, I may do it one day - if I become a paraplegic.


  1. Well, I can see why your wife would make the comments about EvE. Really, it's not (shhhh) about the internet spaceships, it's more than any other MMO, about the people. The whole "people" thing led me to running this corp as we are a bunch of friends who had to decide if we were going to stay united somehow or move on to join differeing corps. We chose the latter, at least for now. We are not all on at one time and most of us have alts as we are very, very laid back and uber-casual, but enjoy each other's company. My wife says Eve is like IM w/ internet spaceships. She's right, as we are often doing vastly different things and just chatting. You clearly are in the game for differing reasons and I just hope you don't get too bored out there solo.

  2. I'm not solo...I have my programs to keep me company :-D

    And my wife too, since ya know, I can kinda be doing both at the same time. I'm a cake and eat it kind of guy too.

    But that said, I'm really looking forward to that at some point. I think that once I accomplish some of my goals I will be able to engage in EVE's version of an endgame. And, thus, be more social.