EVE: Just your average MMO story

I don’t have much to add to this that has not been written either in the post itself, or in the comments. I’ll just point out that in the MMO genre, there exists only one game where such a story is not only possible, but has occured multiple times.

Being a ‘hero’ in the wrong world is far, far less epic than being a cog in the right one.

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11 Responses to EVE: Just your average MMO story

  1. Myn says:

    True or not, it’s an amazing read. One that really shows the facets of eve.

  2. Guest says:

    An amazing read? It was four pages of self-aggrandizing horn blowing. The author makes very few specific claims and instead spouts generalities about the size of their wallet and how they pull the strings of empire. How big was that fish again?

    • Zyref says:


    • Snafzg says:

      Just about anyone could whip up a story like this. Even if it were true, there’s no way he’s completely anonymous. The guy points out that his alliance gave him an ultimatum early in his career (stay or leave) and that people would get in touch with him re: espionage jobs (which means he had a reputation). In the end he says he’s happily flying around in Russian space because he’s allowed to… which means some people know him enough to let him do so. Sounds like complete fantasy to me.

  3. Ahtchu says:

    Being a ‘hero’ in the wrong world is far, far less epic than being a cog in the right one.
    Stealing this.

    • saucelah says:

      Heh, I think players in (most current) theme parks are more ghosts than cogs. Cogs actually are necessary for a machine to function. Take away cogs and things stop working.

      Take away a theme park player and nothing changes. Just one less ghost drifting through the a pre-made world, affecting nothing.

      • Sae says:

        There’s only one game where players can really call themselves cogs, and that’s EVE. ‘Heroes’ tend to congeal on the walls and floors of theme-park MMOs, on top of the crusty residue of the many who came before them.

  4. Michael says:

    EVE’s sandbox produces some very good stories. This is not one of them.

  5. While I don’t doubt that one could make a virtual living being a spy-turned-advisor, it’s hard to feel awed by this story.
    It’s about an anonymous person with undisclosed amounts of wealth and undisclosed exploits.

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