What a Crazy Day

The other day I got a Direct Message on Twitter from Major JSilva, former CSM rep, about a donation to our upcoming FFA on November 8th. He was kind enough to donate a rather large and expensively fit ship, which was greatly appreciated of course. But, being the rather curious fella I happen to be, I inquired as to why he was parting with such a large item.

He replied that he was considering selling his main, the very same Major. As anyone who has played Eve more than five minutes knows by now, selling your main is one of the biggest "don't do" moments in anyone's career. It might sound good at the time, but eventually you'll probably regret doing it.

A couple of things all sort of happened at the same time. He did decide to sell his main after all. I did consider the fact that I happen to have an open slot on my account. And the idea occurred to me that he might actually live to regret selling his character some day down the road. So, despite his Goon background, I formulated a response to the thread on the forums. You can read the whole thing for yourself if you want.

I knew other people would offer billions for his character, iskies which a poor piwate like myself can only dream of having - so I went the other way. It was a long shot, but I figured it was one worth taking. I put myself in his shoes and imagined I was selling Rixx and what kind of life I'd want for him. Goodness knows it would break my heart knowing Rixx was mining asteroids in some dark corner of the universe every day. (And nothing against miners!)

And then things got interesting.

People started saying they'd give me isk to make it happen. And then things started exploding on Twitter and on the forum thread, and before you know it - we had a considerable amount of isk spoken for. I even made it clear, and I'll do so once again here, that should he ever change his mind someday - I'd be more than willing to sell him back again.

And so, in rapid succession, all of this actually worked. Or, at least, it appears to have worked. We still have to wait and see if everyone comes thru on the donations and then get thru the process of actually transferring the character, something I've never done before. So a lot remains to be accomplished. But even so, even if it doesn't work, it has been an amazing and incredible ride. And I'd like to personally thank each and every person who stood up and made a donation, big or small. This was always about more than just grabbing an alt, this was about saving a character - a little piece of Eve history. And ensuring that it gets the chance to live a life of adventure.

And, once again, this proves just how amazingly wonderful this great community of ours can be. Yes, this was a harebrained scheme devised on the spur of the moment and without much rational consideration - but sometimes things just happen that way. I remain incredibly proud to be a part of this awesome community. Thank you.

Oh and I also finally got my Gila back from CCP. Darn things mwd wouldn't work and it got exploded a few weeks back. So, all in all, a great day.

I even managed to do a few more art posters!

Onward and upward.





21 comments:

  1. Congrats on the new pilot! Well I didn't follow this happening, but can assist if you need.

    And I'm still up for the FFA.

    Krull

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    1. Thanks m8! Let's see if everyone comes thru on the promised donations. Hopefully we dont come up short at the last minute.

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  2. What was the final sale price? and while I may live inna hole n'all, I spend it like I stole it so I aint rich either... but lemme know if you has a shortfall and I will throw at ya what I can...

    Ya just gotta love this great community of ours... =]

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    1. 25b was the agreed upon price. Which is probably close to the entire amount of isk I've EVER had lolz.

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  3. Beautiful posters...love the Tristian

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    1. Thank you! I'm very pleased at how much everyone is enjoying them, it is extremely encouraging.

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  4. I enjoy this very much. Congrats Rixx on the purchase. How will you celebrate this?

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    1. Honestly my head is still spinning, today was crazy in so many ways. I've been working 14hrs straight while I'm writing this and I just need some sleep! lol I'm sure I'll think of something.

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  5. It makes me smile to know I was a part of this. If I hadn't know of your antics through your blog I probably would have just ignored it.... but it seemed like that character deserved the life you'll give it, so I parted with just over 1/3 my wallet balance. :)

    Fly him well!

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    1. Well thank you and much, much appreciated. Be sure never to spend what you can't afford!

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  6. "iskies which a poor piwate like myself can only dream of having"
    Oh, yes, you're sooooo poor with people giving you ships to lose left and right... Hell, I remember people giving you carriers for nothing.
    Also, new site design needs a workover, last time I looked at this thing was months ago, but it was a lot better than it is now.

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    1. Love you anonymous. Always there to bring things down a notch or two. I happen to be very rich in a lot of things, I am rich in friends, readers, people who appreciate my art, the events that I help to put together for the players, my advocacy of Eve, and this blog (poorly designed or not), those are things that I am rich in. ISK however, is not one of those. And yes, people often give me ships and have for years, each one is appreciated and flown with pride. Usually in player events, like the Nightmare I flew in the last FFA. Or the ships I give our young players, or the many many other things that I do with them. All of which is documented in these poorly designed pages.

      I realize these are all things you probably don't understand. And that is ok. I'm writing this response more for other readers than for you anyway.

      Keep the courage.

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  7. Fucking smooth! I like it.

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    1. The smooth was in response to the main article, but also works for the reply to the other anon douchebag. Ando Mofuku (who CBF logging into anything)

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  8. Too bad he couldn't sell his CSM seat together with the character :)
    Wonder if we will ever get the details of Major JSilva leaving the CSM, PL and now Goons.

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    1. Maybe once I am able to jump into his head we will learn all the sekrits!!

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  9. Well done Rixx. I'm sure the character will enjoy his new life and hope he will have a lot of adventures.
    If you ever get the bad Idea to sell the character Rixx, give me a call and I will enjoy bringing him online mining all day in a deep unknown space until you utterly regret that move and want to come back to safe him from such miserable life. ;-)

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    1. The funny part about that is that is exactly how he got started, ratting and mining in Providence. Which is about as deep and worthless as space gets, lol. I appreciate the offer, but I can't imagine me selling Rixx will ever happen.

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  10. Great initiative. Glad this pilot found a good home. And yes, kudos to the EVE community.

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  11. Late to the party - Rixx if something is missing to the final prize, I'll cover it. Send you an evemail

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  12. It's good that he'll still see the light of lasers and blasters, the flash of explosions. He's not truly mothballed yet, for that he'd have to go to the EVE Museum curated by Mark726. ;-)

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