This month's EVE Blog Banter comes to us from Roc Wieler of Roc's Ramblings. Roc's asks us to "write a story about a fellow EVE Blogger, or an EVE player whom has inspired you or affected you in some tangible way. After your story, describe why you chose them, and any Holiday wish you have specifically for them".
Well, this is most interesting and I can't wait to do a brain dump..
I have to say that the EVE Player who affected me the most was a real-life friend who one day mentioned to me about this game called EVE-Online, from Iceland (Wha?) and it was really, really different. I was casting around for a new game after being intensely disappointed by the slow death of Star Wars: Galaxies.
'Chrimera' was a long-time player and set up UNION AEROSPACE CORPORATION. It was based largely on the fake corporation from DOOM. We tried to get the ticker [UAC] but it was taken but [UAERO] was not. It was my first, and only corporation. I joined it and never looked back. Unfortunately, he sold his character almost two years ago. The character has been floating around somewhere and I am tempted to make an offer for it; just for old time's sake.
Therefore, Chrimera is the person who has affected me the most. He introduced me to this wonderful world and four years later, I am still here and still a bit bewildered over the multiple paths still ahead of me. There is no 'end game' for me - just a long and wonderful journey.
Since that time, I have met up with many, many people and I just want to give a shout out to a few, most are now out of the game but they made the world of New Eden so much more fun and real for me so....
Jack Brimstone - ex-UAERO pilot. I miss your steady temper, knowledge and calmness. Remember the first time we went to low-sec....in haulers? We joined a nominally PvP gang who were considering a jump into PF-346. We wanted to mine. Ah, fun times.
Ralus - ex-UAERO, left us for ASCN but a good friend and helped me set up our first POS. He also was the first co-CEO with me when Chrimera had to step down.
Maximillian Bozark - still here with me in UAERO and all-round missile fiend. A friend in RL and I hope to see him soon.
Eryrin - another UAERO pilot, been with us since the start. Recently hitched in RL and enjoying life with new family; but - come back soon.
Lionsan - back from his travels and with me and TFAce, we're going to jump into Faction Warfare. Famed for never flying with insurance, no matter the ship and always willing to give things a go. A real asset and a friend too.
TFAce - the rock, been a steadying influence in the corporation since his entry and probably the most experienced pilot in the corporation. He has, without complaint, kept the corporation forums up and running at his own expense and been working his socks off in the background. With me and Lionsan, considering taking the corp in a new direction.
Hal - crazy master of destruction and our first carrier pilot. He's also flown in a harrier jump jet in real life; that is very cool. Still with us but busy in real life too. Come back soon my friend!
Lts R0c - another crazy fellow with a passively tanked drake that was unreal. He had the uber-setup way before anyone else did in New Eden as he spotted the potential of this beast. Had to move countries and continents in real life and is sadly missed.
Flashfresh - well, we should know him. I have to say that I am delighted to see Flash doing his business in New Eden and the Blogsphere; his posts makes my day pass so much easier. Working with him is a delight too.
Others include: Elias Mooseblaster (weasels!), Mordred, Tish, Pro, Bracco to name a handful.
CrazyKinux needs no mention, you have given me an avenue to talk and blog to an appreciative audience and I cannot thank you enough!
Finally, to everyone in New Eden - have a merry christmas and a happy new year.
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