Welcome to the sixteenth 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 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 email@example.com. Check out other EVE Blog Banter articles at the bottom of this post!
The third Blog Banter of 2010 comes to us from ChainTrap of the Into the unknown with gun and camera EVE Blog. He asks us: "Eve University turns six years old on March 15th; six years spent helping the new pilots of New Eden gain experience and understanding in a supportive environment. Eve is clearly a complicated game, with a ton to learn, so much that you never stop learning. So, the question is; What do you wish that someone had taken the time to tell you when you were first starting out? Or what have you learned in the interim that you’d like to share with the wider Eve community?"
298 days ago, we set foot inside wormhole space for the first time. Back then it was a group of 8 friends, most of us with less than 10M SPs at that time, that had absolutely no idea about wormholes, no idea about PVP (some say we still don’t have a clue), and had turned all the ISK in our wallets into a Medium POS, some supplies and fuel to last about two weeks.
We dared to venture into the unknown, dared to be bold and embraced the sandbox of the EVE Universe. In EVE – YOU – control your own destiny.
During that time, we managed:
…to make and burn more than 50 billion ISK
…to act as a fleet supporting each other instead of being a band of solo players
…to build capital ships
…to ride capital ships
…to self-destruct capital ships (damn you R&K!)
…to master the art of t3 production and make a fortune out of it
…to easily farm C6 plexes
…to have a show, podcast and blog related to w-space that acts as one of the definitive sources of information for EVE players
…to have played a major role into the CSM elections by hosting a series of interviews with Candidates
…to relay Alliance Tournament 7 for two weekends and commentate on the fights afterwards
…to fight alongside seasoned pilots
…to be considered celebrities and widely identified & to fight against (and win) against famous celebrities in planned deathmatches
…to organize our very own PVP tournament
…to lose ships due to friendly fire
…to strip belts out for vast amounts of minerals
…to mine mercoxit
…to keep losing ships and still have the "oh well.. no real harm done" mindset
…to manipulating wormholes and w-space as if we were the ones who designed it
…to see ships in directional and instead of cowering, head over to take them down
…to have a single monthly corporate meeting
…to kill a Rorqual 5 days into the w-space colonization effort
…to successfully ransom a ship for 1 billion ISK
…to take down and destroy a defenseless POS
…to take down and destroy a defended POS that someone else erected into our own back yard
…to participate into large capital fleet warfare
…to help destroy the ego of a large alliance such as the R&K
…to spend Valentine’s day fighting our most epic fight defending our home
…to spend Steak & BJ day self-destructing our assets and evacuating our Class 6 wormhole
…to grow our corp with valuable and trustworthy members
…to have the creator of EVE-HQ in our corp fighting and having fun alongside us
…to get QP’s brother to join EVE
…to make so many friends in the game
…to exploit what w-space has to offer us to the point that we’d grow tired of it
…to lose multiple billions in assets, ships, pride and not /emoragequit
…to make a lengthy post on how much we have achieved during the previous year
None of this would have happened if we haven’t dared to be bold!
This is our message to all new capsuleers:
Dare to be bold pilot!
Luminus Aardokay & Quivering Palm
List of Participants:
CrazyKinux: The Three Pillars of Wisdom
The Elitist: Helping the new guy/gal
Hands Off, My Loots: Nothing Needed
Rantuket: Blog Banter 16
EVE Opportunist: Nooby Cluey
Into the Unknown With Gun and Camera: EVE University
Zero Kelvin: We’re the young ones!
I am Keith Neilson: Set Your Destination
Prano’s Journey: Just Like the Very First Time
A Merry Life and a Short One: No Seriously
Yarrbear Tales: Nublet 101
A Mule In EVE: If I only knew
Diary of a Space Jockey: WTH did I get myself into?!
A Memoir From Space: 16th Blog Banter
Death’s Sweetest Kiss: Who What When Where Why How??
Freebooted: Beyond the Shortcuts
Learning to Fly: Noobing
Caldari Outcast: My First Blog Banter Post!
Roc’s Ramblings: Financial Survival
Diary of a Pod Pilot: Free Knowledge Inside
Nullsec Carebear: I could’ve been less of an idiot
Facepalm’s Ramblings: Something Smells Fishy
Kirith Darkblade: Do you wish to know more?
Autopilot Disabled: I’m still starting…
Finders & Keepers: Relax
Confounded Capsuleer: What have you got to loose?
Clan Oriana: Sixteen
Flashfresh: EVE Blog Banter #16
Rettic’s The Chronofile: You Make EVE
Diary of a Bored Spaceman: Past Imperfect
Chocolate Heaven: Known Unknowns
Zen and the Art of Internet Spaceship Maintenance Trust No One!
More to come soon…