Thursday, June 7, 2012
H-hour Minus Six
Fortunately I've always been of the opinion that without PvP, without the risk, EvE would be just another lackluster MMO. Until Eve I'd never played an MMO for more than 18 months. The one I played longest was Ultima Online. I'd like to say that was because there really wasn't anything else to play. However, I have to admit that it was probably because it was not boring. Danger never is. Eve has danger in spades. That makes accomplishments worthwhile. In Star Wars Galaxy, I was a triple-master done the hard way of the original skill tree. I ranked in the top 1% of income earners in that game. In terms of Eve I was as wealthy as the Goons. There was nothing I couldn't buy. But all that wealth was a hollow victory. Without blood, sweat and even a few tears on them, those things have no real value. They are just numbers on a screen or things in a can.
So, four years down the road and two years after starting my small business, I find myself at a cross roads. I am war-decced by the largest alliance in the game because I dared to speak my mind. (That was very Soviet Union of them. Are we sure they aren't DRF in disguise?) I've read the horror stories about how this goes. James can give you the personal account. He hasn't been able to undock since his corp was war-decced by GSF.
Now I have a choice to make. What shall I do? Stay tuned to find out.