The 24th EVE Blog Banter - EVE and Real Life


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Welcome to the twenty-fourth 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 crazykinux@gmail.com. Check for other EVE Blog Banter articles at the bottom of this post!


This month's Banter topic comes to us from the ever helpful Eelis Kiy, capsuleer behind the "Where the frack is my ship" blog. She asks: How does your real life personality compare to who you are as a character in EVE? Does a good leader of people in the real world make a good leader of pilots in game? Or vice-versa? Do your real-life skills help you with the roles you fulfill in your corporation or alliance? Or do you behave completely differently? Does the anonymity of the Internet allow you to thrive on the tears of others in New Eden whilst you work as a good Samaritan away from your keyboard? Or are you as mean outside of your pod as you are inside it? Have experiences in EVE Online affected your behavior, skills or attitudes outside of the game?

I like me. Honestly! So I may as well be me in-game too. While I do not go out of my way to experience things in-game that I otherwise wouldn't in the meat world, I do not throw as much caution to situations with unknown capsuleers as I would to unknown people normally. I'm not rude to people unless provoked and the same applies to my capsuleer life too. Now, I don't tend to go around in real life smashing up unknown peoples things like I do in game but that's because I have chosen this play style in the game from a limited selection of careers open to me. I would like to try the role of protectorate for the innocent, rather than a blood thirsty scaly-wag shooting neutrals as I see them in 0.0 space. Unfortunately our Sci-Fi Simulator does not provide any framework to answer distress calls from innocent people as ships explode nearly as soon as you can hit the warp button. Perhaps if our current metallic avatars provided for lengthier battles with the ability for ships to last long enough for reinforcements to arrive, I wouldn't obliterate everything around me while foaming at the mouth.

Still, this is a game. The whole point of a game is to have fun, if you're not having fun you seriously should not be playing. There are plenty of capsuleers who actively roam the space lanes hunting. Looking for any type of prey worthy of sinking their teeth into and then tearing them apart while offering a 'gf' in local. I know these people to be normal fun people to hang with, I am these people and it does not reflect on their behaviours in the real world. In this game, believe it or not, we are all role players even though I know of people who hate role players which makes it funny because they are pretending to fly a space ship. Because we are role playing, we allow ourselves to be somebody we aren't, experience and thrive off of that. We do not have consequences in EVE Online that will last further than "OK, I'll just stop playing then" which will attract people to throw caution to the wind and will undoubtedly have fun while doing it.

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