Be Excellent to Each Other

Plus one.

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.

Minus one.