Sunday, 11 August 2013

This Is My EVE

"Life in a Wormhole" is a collection of blog posts documenting my adventures in EVE Online. Together with a small group of real life friends we will attempt to survive in the harshest of space EVE has to offer.

The evening began with a familiar scene. I logged in solo; anchored one of my bubbles; then started watching a TV show half-screened with Local clearly visible in the background. (If anyone cares, currently watching Fairy Tail - up to episode 45, I love it!)

For the most part, this is My EVE. This is how I enjoy playing. I sit and I wait. Sometimes there's banter to be had in local, other times you've got to entertain yourself. I can happily wait 2 hours for a frigate to fall into my lap, the pilot either uneducated or just plain careless. I take the kill, smile on my face, then go back to watching TV or writing this blog. It makes me happy.

Interestingly, some people take offense at My EVE. They don't like that I stay in the same system all night, they don't like that I won't engage their Cruiser Fleet with my solo Harpy. It's never the guys I end up fighting who troll, it's always the guys I avoid. Sometimes they destroy my bubble. Oh well. I have a lot of spare bubbles.

I suppose what I love most about My EVE, is that my relatively simple actions can have such a tangible effect on others. In a game with tens of thousands of concurrent users, my little escapades are having an effect.

At the very least I'm an annoyance that slows a fleet down some extra 60 seconds; at worst I'm costing people their ships, their time, probably infringing on their fun. I've made friends and I've made enemies. I've had bounties placed and red contact notifications to prove it. One pilot has even named me the "Weekend Ruiner" thanks to a very 1 sided engagement involving his PvE frigate filled with salvage. Yet we still chat in local whenever he makes an appearance.

My little Harpy has been alive for 8 days. In that time, I've had 13 kills including an Industrial, a cruiser belonging to TEST and many, many pods. According to the killboard, I've helped to cause almost 1 billion ISK in damage. In a week. Granted, there's been a pod with a full rack of level 5 implants which attributes to half of it.

Is there a conclusion? No, not really. That's My EVE. It makes me happy :)

2 comments:

  1. Indeed, I think some (a lot of) people tend to take these online games too seriously. If you're having fun then it's the right thing to do. It's just a game. People that take offense will one day (hopefully) mature and understand. :)

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    1. Absolutely :) ... and until they mature, I'll take comfort knowing I bother them enough to make them talk trash!

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