Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Blog Banter #18; A long history of a short time.

Welcome to the eighteenth installment of the EVE Blog Banter, the monthly EVE Online blogging extravaganza created by none other than me, CrazyKinux. The EVE Blog Banter involves an enthusiastic group of gaming bloggers, a common topic within the realm of EVE Online, and a week to post articles pertaining to the said topic. The resulting articles can either be short or quite extensive, either funny or dead serious, but are always a great fun to read! Any questions about the EVE Blog Banter should be directed to Check out other EVE Blog Banter articles at the bottom of this post!

On May 6th 2010, EVE Online celebrated its 7th Anniversary. Quite a milestone in MMO history, especially considering that it is one of the few virtual worlds out there to see its population continually grow year after year. For some of you who've been here since the very beginning, EVE has evolved quite a lot since its creation. With the expansion rolling out roughly twice a year, New Eden gets renewed and improved regularly. But, how about you the player? How has you gaming style evolved through the years or months since you've started playing? Have you always been a carebear, or roleplayer? Have you only focused on PvP or have you given other aspects of the game a chance - say manufacturing. Let's hear your story!

Eve's 7 and Logan just turned 5, pretty impressive growth over time for both eve and Logan I'd say.  A lot has changed since Castor, though I never saw anything back that far.  I came into the game playing Exodus, introducing the t2 line of vessels, dead space complexes, and all kinds of other old-hat stuff these days.  Though even that expansion was in its dying stages when I started the game, headed into Exodus:Cold War. 

Logan was an alt, training learning skills, and moving towards PvP while my main at that time struggled with too many skills in too many area's and a distinct lack of direction.  This was when I did most of my mining, and thankfully I left that behind once Logan was in a Rifter.  I plowed about in the OLD NC, getting into fleet fights and largely dying.  As my skills, meaning mostly SP progressed and the NC of the age fell apart, I went back into Empire, joining a few corps that specialized in "Everything but pirating."  Was just never happy there, flying escort against NPC's in a wolf is somehow just underwhelming as was flying around CVA in Providence.

From there I went and joined my first Pirate corporation, called Nubs.  My first bro-mance with a corp was here, a buddy from one of the "we do everything but pirate." corp joined up, actually he brought me in.  Anyways, we roamed lowsec and null killing targets of all shapes and sizes and I have to say I was hooked.  At the time Nubs. and friends pretty much had their run of placid, at the time a big den of scum and villainy.  Times were good but they didn't last.  The now famous ENH of CH. started their march to fame through Nubs it often seems like when I look back on my time there.  We fought a few (bitter) wars with them, at the time they were very anti-pirate.  In any case for the most part we felt like we were winning and they must have felt the same because suddenly Outbreak. shows up to help them, deccing Nubs. as well as our allies and camping the crap out of our home station.  Long story short, Nubs. moved on and used Carriers to operate out of 0.0.

I left Nubs. to setup my second attempt at being CEO of a empire merc/pirate corp.  That exposed me to the perils of high-sec wars and I grew bored pretty quick, joining an alliance and moving back out to Syndicate.  There our alliance was repeatedly stomped by my old corp (Nubs.) new alliance.  We didn't last long and I headed over to Nubs. once again.

Following them around led me into fights in the North, GW and Wicked Creek, back to the North for Insurgency. then all the way down south fighting as an ally of BoB at the end of the ASCN war and the start of the Great war.  I grew to hate the constant lag fights, the utter stupidity of many of BoB's FC's and allied FC's, plus POS warfare.  Nubs. soon left and found a home back in Syndicate... by going inactive.  I left Nubs. there and did a short stint doing more empire wars, pirating, etc before joining up with STIM.

Since then I have really realized that small gang warfare, while hard to find and even harder to survive was where I wanted to be.  I have stayed with RK and STIM since.

In my time I have tried much of Eve's offerings, taking a stab at everything from mining to exploration, POS management to sniper BS FCing.  I don't think I would have changed much, other than perhaps keeping my corp around longer, leaving the alliance I was in instead of leaving behind my corp.  Somewhere I still have the desire to be "the leader" again, but that feeling goes away nearly as soon as it arrives, thankfully.  No, STIMULUS is more than just home for me now, it's the right fit and one I'm glad I was able to find, even more so after winning a few matches in AT8 =)

My Alts remain in hiding, still with those skills needed to do all those horrible things I have done in the past, like mining or l4 missions.  It's Logan who represents Eve for me now, and happy to be that way.

  1. CrazyKinux's Musing: The Heroes with a Thousand Faces
  2. StarFleet Comms: Life. Evolved.
  3. A Carebear's Journeu: This Carebear Thinks He Is Developing Teeth
  4. The Elitist: Our ventures in EVE
  5. A Mule in EVE: From a guppy predator
  6. Travels of the Ronin: Evolution and Adaptation
  7. The Ralpha Dogs: The Past Through Tomorrow
  8. Where the frack is my ship: A journey, not a destination
  9. I am Keith Neilson: 7 Year Itch?
  10. Inner Sanctum of the Ninveah: Evolution Me
  11. EVE Opportunist: A long history of a short time
  12. Roc's Ramblings: Things Change
  13. Guns Ablaze: Onwards and Upwards
  14. EVE On Real Life: Haven't you grown up yet?
  15. The Fang: The path of the ninja
  16. EVEOGANDA: Whoops Apocalypse!
  17. EVE SOB: Learning to swim
  18. The Life of a Dead Jester: My Time with EVE
  19. Personal Files, Ciarente Roth: Personal Diary 18.6.112
  20. Learning to Fly: Change is Good
  21. Depths Unknown: Falling With Style
  22. Morphisat’s Blog: Jack of all trades 
  23. Sarnelbinora's Blog: Thoughts of EVE
  24. Confessions of a Closet Carebear: It's the yellow box, stupid...
  25. Adventures in Mission Running: My path amongst the stars
  26. When 11 Ninjas isn't enough: First days in the North (continued)
  27. Lost in New Eden: My EVE Life So Far
  28. Life in my Hole: How My EVE Experience Has Evolved
  29. The Lathspell of Mithrandir: EVE-olution
  30. Chocolate Heaven: Recurring Themes
  31. Diary of a Pod Pilot: The many sides of me
  32. eve's parity bit: Me; the perpetual student
  33. Mike Azariah: When you look into the Past, the Past looks into you
  34. More as they get published...


  1. The back story of the BIG BAD WOLF! Love it man and glad you found your place.

    I appriciate all the free advice you scatter around the blog space. As a ner player it's key.



  2. Thanks man, I like to think of myself as a knowledge shotgun, sometimes I'm only loaded with hot air, but other times I get a good slug or buckshot of information out there :)

  3. I'd say rocksalt over hot air. Some times it stings...