Thursday, April 29, 2010

Non-Gamer Hatin'

Why do non-gamers not (or try to) understand our gaming time?  I liken our playtime to a hobby.  I am pretty sure these people would not hate on someone that spends a lot of time fixing up a car, building furniture, being obsessed with lawn care (lol), making bead jewelry, watching every gah'damn reality show (/wave wife) on television, or just doing something that isn't a game but is still taking up time.

I have been thinking of this topic of non-gamer attitude toward games that you pay to play.  I would be interested in hearing other perspectives on this overall subject.

You pay to play a video game?
I think of my gaming as a hobby and thus this gives me the perspective that some hobbies cost money.  It seems video games get a bad rap partly because of the media but also people that don't play games don't understand the draw of them.  People who are part of a golf club pay to be a part of it to play their hobby.  Just because it is not on a computer doesn't make it different in the basic terms of paying for your entertainment.

There are things non-gamers do that I don't understand but I do not grief them over it.  For instance, people that tape every T.V. show known to man.  They get to a point where they are DVR'ing their max number of shows while also watching 2-3 that are on that night.  How is that different than myself playing several hours a night during the week?  Is it worse?

It's been hard to defend my hobby against others that are unwilling to understand my side of the argument because they put so little in to the value of my form of entertainment. 

What have you said in such debates to defend your side?

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Gladiators of AT8

Find the list of participants here.

Another exciting tournament is upon us.  Maybe this year we will get some hardcore low-sec representation in the finals (go go Pirates!). 

It's like the NCAA tournament for EvE!  The one thing I find disappointing though is how some teams are overlooked because they are not as well known.  I for one will be secretly rooting for V3 (Veni Vidi Vici) as they are the ONLY team to have beaten the 2x champions.  Some may write this off as a fluke; I disagree.

We will see what happens this year and I am excited to watch the matches.  The commentators usualy do a pretty good job during the matches which helps to keep it interesting.

Good luck to all that are participating.  This rule changes will make for some fun fights.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

"You're a carebear!" ... "No, you're a carebear!"

Perusing different blog rolls I came across a post at Planet Risk.  The title intrigued me and made me look inwardly at my pod-gue-covered self.  If you are too lazy to click the link, the title was "Deep down we are all still carebears".

Back in my first days of New Eden I was definately a bear that cared.  Mining....missioning... good times!  A lot of people cringe at the thought.  If they were monkeys they would throw their poop at you for mentioning mining.  I have since evolved into a dweller of Low Sec(x).  Some people can pull off living without having to mine or mission but many of us have to cling to our carebear roots.

My main goal in the black is to PvP.  If I could live purely off of this lifestyle I would.  The adrenaline is like nothing else (eat your heart out WoW arena!).  I have a mission alt who will also be training to become a better trader and possibly get in on some Planetary Interaction.  As much as I could say "low sec for life!", I could not abandon doing carebear activities.  Alright...I could never mine again in my life and be completely happy. 

I am finding that downtime for my new crew is spent doing level 5's.  Oh noes, missions!  Carebear antics are everywhere in New Eden no matter what hardcore hatebears say.

The title really touches almost every player in New Eden.  I guess it really depends on your definition of 'carebear'.  It would be interesting to know if all non-pvp related income streams are classified as being a 'carebear'.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Enter LowSec(x)


1.  to enliven; invigorate; stimulate: The cold weather exhilarated the walkers.
2.  to make cheerful or merry. 

One way to describe my new life in low sec is to use the word above.  It also is a great description of finding 320 million isk worth of Zydrine hiding in an alts hangar.  That find was just the find I needed to start my new career as a yarr loving zealot of pew pew.

I just recently joined Monolithic. which is a small group of talented low sec dwellers.  The first day was filled with extremely exciting logistics of moving my meager supply of ships to my new home.  When I did get finished, I was able to join a small gang and quickly get a kill to solidify my new life.  I foresee great things happening here and I couldn't be more happy with the choice of corporation.  An old buddy of mine, DefJam101, was the one who convinced me to join him there.  

I'm going to shamelessly steal a quote from his deity, Bill Paxton:  I'm ready man, check it out. I am the ultimate badass! State-of-the-badass-art!

Saturday, April 24, 2010


We gotta make a change...
It's time for us as a people to start makin' some changes.
Let's change the way we eat, let's change the way we live
and let's change the way we treat each other.
You see the old way wasn't working so it's on us to do
what we gotta do, to survive.

-Tupac, "Changes"

A life lived in 0.0.  As per my title of my brand new blog, I have lived out of POS for the past few months.  It was exciting...until the "Blob of Lag" attacks your fleet.  It even managed to prevent me from getting on KM's in many fights.

Tupac says it best, "We gotta make a change...".  Here I am, making that change.

You may be asking, "What change are you making Nar Lee?"

Well, I don't even know myself but it will involve smaller fleet fights (o7 600 man battles) and hello yarr....or merc work....or carebearing....or....???