I’ve been reading.
I’ve noticed a thing, anonymously posted in the comments of a few Eve blogs. I’ve seen it twice now on Sugar Kyle’s blog. It’s a comment that goes a little something like this:
I used to try and do good. I used to try to just do my own thing and have fun in Eve. But I was scammed, ganked, or otherwise robbed of my enjoyment. I was treated poorly by my fellow gamers for their amusement.
This game is a “sandbox”, where the game designers do not intervene between players. Bad behavior is encouraged. I am powerless to get justice against the people that did these bad things to me.
And since they will not give me justice, I now prey on their livelihood. I treat the new player as I was treated. I want to stop them from wasting their time supporting this game.
So you become what you hate.
I don’t understand.
Me neither. I want to understand, but I don’t think I can.
I’m going to give a little more thought to this. But I think I am going to pull the string and it’s all going to go back to the same simple point: We’re all not playing the same game, and too many of us don’t respect 90 percent of the player base that is not playing our game.
I just sometimes wish Eve players could be a little more like Bill S. Preston, Esquire and Ted ‘Theodore’ Logan.