Tuesday, 9 November 2010


*Clueless F*cking Noob*

I'm an EVE Newbie. I've been playing for about four months now, discounting a brief trial back in 2004 (really brief). And I've managed to get past the "clueless" bit of this - I understand basic things about the game. I know what the buttons do. I know what much of the terminology means. I've been on both sides of PvP battles.

I'm still a Noob. There are vast swathes of the game that I don't know about. Have never seen. I can't fly vastly powerful spaceships. I'm not and have never been in a nullsec corp. And I love this. EVE is hard, dangerous and huge in both a physical sense and a knowledge sense, and there is no hurry to conquer it all. My enjoyment isn't linked to some deluded power drive - it can't be, because that's ultimately futile. There's always someone bigger.

And here's the thing: I don't ever want to stop being a Noob. I want to keep finding out new things, flying new ships, going to new places and getting blown up by new people. I want to keep the "this is cool!" thing going. And I want to avoid becoming cynical, believing that I know and have seen it all. I've been there, I've done that, in many other games and places. It's dull, negative and it means you stop having fun.

“There are worlds out there where the skies are burning, where the sea's asleep, and the rivers dream. People made of smoke, and cities made of song. Somewhere there's danger, somewhere there's injustice... and somewhere else the tea's getting cold. Come on Ace...we've got work to do!”

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