Not At All Serious Business
It is entirely possible that this whole thing is going to fail. It might not work. It may, as many Eve players like to say, "failscade". No one is more aware of that potential than I am. Trust me. I've failed at more things out here in real life than most people have even tried. From television shows, to movie scripts, to my own decade-long run at owning my own business - I am no stranger to failure.
The thing about failure is this however - you will never experience it without first trying. You can't fail sitting at home in a chair, letting others take risks, or by dreaming about something. You only fail when you try. Failure is not a dirty word. It represents attempt. Failure means you tried, that you achieved. That you strived for something more. Failure is a great teacher. The best teacher. Failure is not something to fear. It is something to embrace.
On average I fail once every seven times I undock in Eve. And yet, I still undock.
They said Stay Frosty would fail. It has been almost a year since the prophecies of doom spilled out at us and yet we thrive. Our membership is higher than ever and more pilots are joining every day. We are one of the most active, insane, crazy, bunch of PvPers in all of New Eden. We are not playing by the rules. We have no end game. We accept anyone that wants to join. It can't work. And yet, here we are a year later.
Our hi-sec corp is humming. The WH corp is starting from a strong foundation, and both corps are under tremendously awesome leadership. Each has embraced the ideas of Stay Frosty and are translating them to their own corners of the Eve universe. What does that even mean? I have no clue. We'll just have to wait and see.
I am excited. My real-life situation has changed tremendously in the last two years and affords me a unique opportunity to be the driver behind this attempt. And I am going to take full advantage of it while it lasts. Will A Band Apart last forever? Of course not. We are after all, playing a video game here. Nothing lasts forever. But will it grow? Will it succeed? Of course it will.
In the end, we may very well fail. That is always a possibility. In the meantime we will continue to do what we do best, have fun and ride the crazy train all the way into the station!
I have many, many more things I would like to achieve in Eve. And I am personally excited to see just how many of them we can, together.
The whole thing is crazy. And that is just the way I like it.