Ah all day work training, how I love you. At least it’s Friday.
And as the week ends, I can’t help but reflect on the EVE-related activities of this week. For one, the game came out ahead if for no other reason than the number of people who have had their interest piqued enough to try it, mostly thanks to all of the real EVE players commenting on either the errors or misconceptions presented. Thanks to this week it’s also very clear just what kind of community follows EVE, and how far they are willing to go to not only offer help and assistance in-game, but out of game as well. That community is one of the main reasons EVE is the only MMO still growing 5+ years after its release, and it’s a ‘resource’ any MMO dev would die to have on their side.
The week also shows once again just how far some people are willing to go to discredit a game in order to further their own personal agenda. The cult of Ed Zitron is indeed alive and well when it comes to reporting on MMOs it seems. On the plus side I think a lot of eyes were opened, and what some have seen for a while now was on display front and center for everyone else to see. This combined with the fact that rather than having its reputation tarnished, EVE and its community came out looking even better, it’s been a very enjoyable week.
Hell, I might even re-activate my old pilot and have a go at it again myself, get back in touch will all those griefers and bullies I played with before.