Evebloggers.com is being killed off in a few days, and I'm hearing that people who are approaching @MarcScaurus to take it over are being ignored. That doesn't surprise me, and I still believe he's trying to force a killing off of Eve bloggers in order to get more people across to themittani.com.
So I'm nearing the 'alpha' release of my own project, a new site to move forward with the Eve blogging community.
There's another travelling blog out there that I wanted to do a shout-out to. One of the members of the Interstellar Geographic Society corp, Brother XII, has gone off on some travels around the galaxy, similar to my own - exploring the galaxy one system at a time.
Back in 2009 I created evebloggers.com for the Eve Online blogging community. It was a resource to showcase the latest posts from all the Eve bloggers out there, on one website. With hundreds of hits a day, it was very popular and a much needed resource to keep track of all the Eve blogs and what they were up to.
I managed this from 2009 through to 2012, updating the site with new blogs and removing inactive blogs. However, life has a way of introducing distractions, and in 2012 I had very little time to continue maintaining it.
There's this expectation many pilots have in New Eden that the only valid method of existence is to engage in combat-PvP (pilot vs. pilot). They're so committed to this idea, that they will seek out and engage in combat-PvP against anyone that they feel violates what they think is the only way to play.
Wardecs are made against those who think differently. Hunting parties are organised against those who try to avoid combat-PvP. Attempts are made to teach non-combative pilots the 'error of their ways', and a good time is had by all those pilots who engage against those who want to avoid it.
One of the things I often find fascinating is the understanding of personality types. It's even more fascinating to understand the personalities of those who play Eve. I know there's an Eve personality test, but that's just about the game. I'm talking about you, the player. What's your personality type?
There's tests out there that people can do, but most people like a quick way of determining their personality type without needing to do a test. They might not have enough time, or maybe their personality type just doesn't like doing tests!
So I thought it would be a great idea to allow you to quickly work out what your personality type is likely to be.
One of the things I'm doing is teaching TOURING members how to survive the perils of travelling around New Eden. It's a great feeling to know that some of the guides I've written for the members to study actually work at keeping them alive - if they read and remember them, of course.
So one of the TOURING members had their very first encounter with a gate camp today, and after getting all excited about how he survived, and thanking the guides that were available to TOURING members, I asked him if he'd write up a report of his adventure. Here it is for your enjoyment.
Isn't that an interesting question. In New Eden, where 'might makes right', and disputes are settled at the end of high-powered ship weaponry, one might ask, how can pacifism succeed when war has been declared?
I think it can, and while it might not be easy to fulfil, I think it's easily possible. It would require adherence to some basic concepts, however.
AWOXing is something I've been hearing a lot about lately. An AWOXer is someone who infiltrates a corp in order to put themselves in a position of trust so that they can take advantage of it by being given expensive corp assets to move or use, which they'll then take for themselves, or they'll attack other corp members (which are also called Safaris).
It's quite a fascinating career choice, and it might occur more often than you think. I'm interested in finding out more about it, and so I bring you today's interview with an AWOXer. The information she provides here is amazing, and I think that if you're serious about running a corp as a CEO, then you should take notice of what you learn here.