You may have noticed that EVE A to Z has been rather silent in regards to the shit-storm going on in the EVE community right now. There are reasons for that. After seeing what's been going on and witnessing my own revulsion at the attitudes of a vocal minority of EVE players, I have made some decisions regarding this blog.
Negativity is everywhere in the world today. I suppose it will always be that way in the foreseeable future. If you want to see the worst humanity has to offer, watch a talk show or visit an MMO forum community. It's impossible to change the world; one can only change one's self.
I will not be feeding the negativity. I will maintain a positive slant. There's always something positive to say.
EVE is in a period of growth. Growth is often (always) painful. But growth also leads to something better. None of what's been happening has changed my optimism for the future of this game we all love. Incarna is just the beginning. Dust 514 is just the beginning. Nobody knows where the players and CCP will take EVE Online, but it's going to be cool. EVE is going to be an even more unique gaming experience--the ultimate sci-fi gaming experience.
Some of the more well-known podcasters in the EVE podosphere have put out a podcast where they discuss what's been going on in the community lately. I enjoyed hearing the points of view of intelligent people who were able to convey their thoughts in a rational, adult way. Give the podcast a listen, and see what you think.
And then let's get back to playing the game we love.