• It must totally suck to be an Astronomer in New Eden. In the real world, astronomical changes and discoveries follow a relatively glacial pace, but in New Eden things can change in a single day. I imagine this conversation happening in some distant observatory yesterday. Bob, "I swear that all the Stars in space are suddenly displaying abnormal flare effects today! Every single Star!" Frank, "You Sir, are a complete nut job." That can't be easy.
• Speaking of Good Fights in Local. Do you have a set of established standards for when you do or don't say "gf" in local chat? In Stay Frosty we typically try to say it after every fight. But I also have some general rules about what does and doesn't deserve the automatic treatment. If I happen to catch some young player, who really didn't have a chance, I always make sure to say it. Hoping that it will encourage them and hopefully result in some conversation about the fight. It usually does, but not always. I also think that being blobbed by a small gang that also includes an ECM ship, does not deserve a gf in local. I'm sorry, but that was not a gf. And I do not want to encourage that sort of thing.
• Plex, Plexes. Really? AUR, ISK, LP? What else in Eve is starting to get a tad confusing given the constant layering of updates, expansions and releases?
• I personally love the new Mordu Legion ships, the design aspect of them, the look and feel. But I also agree they look like they come from another game. They are so awesome however, that I don't want to make this into a thing to complain about. In fact, I think that if we continue down this path (SOE, Mordu, Who next?) then each of the factions should have their own unique (and perhaps slightly non-Eveian) look. So far so good on that front.
• One thing I increasingly find odd as I continue to age as an Eve player (6 years in September) is the turn-over of history. Both in-game and out here in the community, the history that most players remember is as long as their subscription. As more of our fellow bloggers retire or go dark, it is apparent to me how critical it is to stick around. Us long-timers are getting to be a rare breed. I don't know if Kirith and Mark, or some of the few other long-time Eve bloggers also feel this way or not - but I suspect they do. It is all about perspective and being connected to the past. It is easy to forget that Jester wasn't the first blogger to be called a robo-blogger. Or that, at one point, Eve looked like this:
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A sense of history is important, but the most important thing is today. And dealing with the fallout of Kronos and yet another Summer looming on the horizon.
Onward and Upward.