A new Year’s EVE…

Well its time to sum up life in the EVE universe for TSU last year… it never took off at ALL! 2015 ended up with me not having returned and it continues into 2016, even to the extent that I stopped blogging 😦

My last post was Jan 11 to commemorate the passing of the Starman and a year later I am saddened that Princess Leia has also just gone…

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EVE has gone F2P in its special way which I think is awesome. There are so many casual gamers out there that forking out money and/or farming ISO becomes restrictive and we stop. And I think there is a space in the game for these ‘freeloaders’ to thrive, they give back to the game, activity and fresh blood… and some of that fresh blood may eventually start paying 🙂

I would have jumped at the chance to leap back into the sandpit but having no PC rather prevents that… 😦 Lets see if 2017 is the year I escape Argentina and make it back to Europe and regain access to modern PC technology (AFFORDABLE being the focus here!)

So Happy New Year to all and sundry 🙂

Oh and special thoughts go out to Rixx Javix my fav EVE blogger and cultural icon. His RW dramas surpasses any in game EVE antics and my heart goes out to him… (cant do it directly cos his blog refuses my comments!) it all sounds so unfair and tougher than it should be. Lets hope he catches a break and can get back to business, or one of them which is being CREATIVE in EVE.

Erm maybe I to will be able to do that at some point in 2017…

 

 

 

 

EVE: Malcontent…

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Malcontent:

/ˈmalkəntɛnt/

 noun

  1. a person who is dissatisfied and rebellious.

Inspired (as always by Rixx over on EVEOGANDA), his post ‘Bitter Syndrome‘ describes how the negativity of many EVE players is damaging the game itself. That is a fact. Negativity breeds negativity.

His previous post ‘The Great Divide‘ which provocatively suggests the haters should go…’Things are changing. And it would be better for all of us, if you just got out of the way.‘ He continues that in a more positive aspect of the game needs room to grow: ‘A sense of positivity and fun that a lot of us are trying to spread around the universe.

Being malcontent is not always a negative state of being, if it can be used creatively and constructively to feedback into the game adding to a better game.

I for one support this kind of anarchic, rebellious behaviour especially if it helps: ‘…provide young players, old players, and players that just want to play, a place to do so. A place that isn’t about anger, but about joy and friendship.

The malcontent is dead…long live the malcontent!

EVE: Terraqueous

Terraqueous – Of Land and Water

Taken from Carl Sagan‘s reading of ‘Pale Blue Dot’

So as long as we don’t destroy our planet, one day a changed human kind will spread out throughout the galaxy and they will look back and wonder how they managed it… especially, as many pointed out in the following video, if it pans out like EVE Online!

They will point at a distant star and say,

“How the fuck did we not blow ourselves up!” and then less contemplatively add, “Lets go there and blow some stuff up!”

RIXX version of Carl Sagan’s reading 🙂

And now for some True Stay Frosty:

Wow thx Bryan Ward the second: bryanward2

The most creative pirate that ever lived!

Youv’e turned me into some kinda fanboy… will have to name my next free account char after you…

Thursday Tsuxx

Or maybe not…

EVE: Rixx Rifter

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ORANGE AND WHITE RIFTER

(With added doodling!)

Been waiting all week to get at the scanner at work to get this posted!

Thanks RIXX

http://eveoganda.blogspot.com.ar/2015/07/eve-coloring-book-rifter.html

Now  please do more 🙂

PS: thinking Rixx Rifter would get a hit on YouTube, really sounds like a porn star name, and low and behold I found Rixx’s WANKER film! REALLY!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b-VNGggFts

EVE: PIRATES!

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Us Eve Online players are not only prey for pirates we ARE pirates!

This pirate themed post is in celebration of adding RIXX to my BLOG ROLL…well shiver my timbers!

RIXX, I think, is a bit of a celebrity in the EVE community, not for just his amazing EVE themed artworks which are stunning (he recently shared winning spot in the EVE art competition, ) but also for his BLOG: Evogenda which is wonderfully hardspoken and honest. If brutal at times, and what do you expect of a PIRATE.

And there is nothing wrong with being a PIRATE in EVE… indeed its an advertised career path:

http://community.eveonline.com/news/dev-blogs/all-our-webs-are-belong-to-you/

ALL OUR WEBS BELONG

ALL OUR WEBS ARE BELONG TO YOU

Indeed they do… Also check out this PIRATE guide:

https://wiki.eveonline.com/en/wiki/Piracy_guide

SO you wanna be a pirate:

Martin Freeman’s – So you Want To Be A Pirate!

‘So yu wanna be a pirate…
So you wanna be a pirate
In outta space
Can you punch like a Jita bound freighter
Tell me just one thing

Can you move ur ship like a humming bird’s wing
If you need to (ooh thats fast!)
Can you maneuver, can you weave can you fake and deceive when you need to?

Well, you might as well quit
If you haven’t got it…’

Based on Bugsy Malone’s ‘So you wanna be a boxer!’

Now pirates have been around a very long time and unlike the Hollywood romanticized version they were rough and tough and generally monstrous creations of circumstance, people pushed into a corner that came out swinging, in a time when rebellion was met with death, with nothing to lose they risked it all and those that succeeded came to be infamous, and invariably the pirate life claimed them all in the end, failure for a pirate meant most of all the loss of freedom and invariably death!

I highly recommend the following BOOK, read it while playing EVE… ‘The Pirates Own Book: Authentic Narratives of the Most Celebrated Sea Robbers‘ by Marine Research Society, Research Society Marine, you can even read it online thanks to the Gutenberg Project:

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/12216/12216-h/12216-h.htm

So I am gonna be the ultimate freedom fighter, a pirate?

I am probably more likely to join the navy and hunt pirates down… but I may give in to my anarchist tendencies and do both 🙂

In EVE you can be a PIRATE and an ANTI-PIRATE

Just don’t become confused and become ANTIPASTA!

…or more fatally ANTIMATTER!