The Beauty that is EVE Online
Welcome to the twenty-sixth installment of the EVE Blog Banter, the monthly EVE Online blogging extravaganza created by CrazyKinux. The EVE Blog Banter involves an enthusiastic group of gaming bloggers, a common topic within the realm of EVE Online, and a week or so 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Check for other EVE Blog Banter articles at the bottom of this post!
This month’s topic was proposed by @KatiaSae of the much praised “To Boldly Go” blog. Katia asks: “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. As an astrophotographer, I’ve found it in the stars and planets of New Eden. Where have you found it? Perhaps you’ve found beauty in the ships we fly? Maybe it’s the sight of profits being added to your bottom line? Or maybe it’s the pilot portraits you see in the comm channels? Where ever you’ve found it, write about it and post an image.” Don’t be afraid go beyond the simple visual aspects of EVE as well. Is the EVE Community in itself a thing of beauty? What makes EVE the game, the world, the Community, so appealing to you?
Well, just got back into the game (for the second time), and still had this Blog Banter topic flagged as a big TO DO.
So then, on to the topic at hand.
A fine question I think, which gives a lot of people food for thought if you ask me.
For me, the beauty of EVE Online is the fact that you can be whoever you want to be, at any time of the day.
Hell, even changing midway through the day from Carebear to Pirate and back again is perfectly possible.
I think I can state that I have already tried a lot of things EVE Online has to offer to players around the globe.
I’ve dabbled in mission running, acquired blueprints, did some construction, and whatever else I have tried in the past.
I even tried PvP, which I did find quite to my liking, but also seemed to be a major ISK sink, a sink which was slowly causing a whole in my wallet that I couldn’t fill up in a timely manner.
Now, since I’m back, I’ve been mainly doing some ratting to get from -2.00 to 0.00 sec status again, as I want to be able to fly freely in Hi-Sec space for the beginning, and not have to worry about the possibility of players/NPC’s taking an unhealthy interest in me.
As soon as this is done, I’ll see where I head off to again.
Another thing I find so beautifull about EVE Online, is that it’s a game that forces you to think (and rethink) your actions.
Whatever you do, you have to face the consequences.
This was made perfectly clear to me a few days back in my trading station of choice.
I made a few bad decisions on what to buy, and did lose a bit of money.
This forced me to retrace my steps, and figure a way out on how to not let that kind thing happen again.
A few clicks later, I quickly realized where and how I made that particular mistake, and soon came up with the solution.
Suffice to say, I now am a more prudent trader.
One last thing I wish to mention as truly beautiful about EVE Online, is the social aspect.
As we all know, you can meet some very nice people in New Eden, and meet total jerks 5 minutes later.
It’s these kind of interactions that really make the game great for me, the chance to meet new people, talk to them, run away from them, laugh at them, or simply stare in undisguised awe at the cool ships they are flying.
Couple that to the Tweetfleet and all those bloggers out there, and I think you’ll soon realize what I’m talking about.
These two seperate communities enhance the social aspect remarkably for me, and I do hope that it will continue to do so for a very long time.
Now, that would be enough of my senseless drivel for the time, I need to relearn how to fly (and how to type), all the while while looking at those strange graphs in the market place :)
List of Participants:
- CrazyKinux’s Musing: Beyond nebulas and shiny ships
- Freedom: the beauty in EvE » A Mule In EvE
- Achernar: The bike and the barbecue
- where the frack is my ship?: Blog Banter 26: Love at first sight
- BlogBanter 26: EVE … beautiful … « One capsuleer against all
- Blog Banter 26 « Mad Haberdashers
- » Blog Banter 26: Beauty of EVE – To Boldly Go To Boldly Go
- Down By Law: Blog Banter #26: “The Beauty of EVE” (OOC)
- Blog Banter #26 – Beauty « Roc’s Ramblings
- Banter #26: Beauty is in the eye of the markets | Diary of a Garbageman
- Progression’s Horizon: Blog Banter 26- Carry It With Us, Or We Find It Not
- Blog Banter 26: The Beauty of Eve « A Scientist’s Life in Eve
- Freebooted: BB26: The Beauty Between the Lines
- Eve Opportunist: EBB #26 : Beauty is destruction.
- Blog banter #26: EVE shines, and not just visually « Diary of a Pod Pilot
- Blog Banter 26: Everybody is Pretty – Learning to Fly
- BB26: Beauty, in certain conditions | A Missioneer in Eve
- Dying in Lowsec (One Hauler at a time)
- EVE Blog Banter #26 – Beauty « Evehermit’s Blog
- EVE A to Z: The Beauty of EVE
- Blog Banter 26: Beauty In A Bottle « A Lush In Space
- EVEOGANDA: Blog Banter 26: The Ballet of Battle
- BB26: Sometimes the sum of the parts … | Morphisat’s Blog
- The 26th EVE Blog Banter – TOPIC: The Beauty of EVE – The Phoenix Diaries
- And Knowing is Half the Battle: BlogBanter#26 The Real Beauty of EVE
- The Beauty of EVE | Miner’s Blues
- The Beauty of EvE | Aggressive Logistics
- Blog Banter 26: The Beauty of EVE – Random Posts from Auga
- Eve Blog Banter 26: Quit gettin’ mad about video games | Spaceholder