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Walk through a barren landscape. What happened here? Crumbling remains of brickwork, concrete, metals rusting before their time. Red sky at night, the Underworld's delight.
I told you so.
Winking light overhead. A star? A satellite? Survivour mourning silently in the sky for it's children; too deafened by themselves to listen.
Untouched footprints of timeless creation - as if the moon and Earth exchanged lives. Follow the footprints. Where are we going? Back to see the past forever frozen in stone.
Pinpointed. There. That place. That moment. That decision.
Unidentified smoke, cloth bleached by exposure. An angry wound in the sky of a mother sun forcing time onwards.
Turn around and walk away. Walk on to find something - SOMETHING.
Where to begin?

This journal is now friends-locked. If you would like to be added, please drop a comment here!

Date: 2008-05-27 04:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] queneva.livejournal.com
A while ago, when I mentioned that I'd started playing Eve, [livejournal.com profile] wyldcard pointed out your journal to me (http://queneva.livejournal.com/19695.html). I had a look the and it sounded like you were trying Eve again after some time away.

Now that you're friends-locked I'll ask here: are you still playing, and would you be interested in sharing some ideas and experiences about the game?

Date: 2008-05-27 08:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zenmeisterin.livejournal.com
Hello there! Truth be told, I'm not playing EVE at the moment and haven't really for over a year now. I'd be happy to chat about EVE-related things but with the speed that the evironment has changed withint he last year or two, any kind of advice I might have will almost certainly be obsolete.

Date: 2008-05-27 06:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] queneva.livejournal.com
I'm trying to frame the things I'm interested in usefully. It's partly history and culture of Eve (what's the background to some of the older corps and alliances, so I can start working out where I'm likely to be an okay fit), partly admin stuff like whether some ways of grouping characters into accounts work better than others, and partly curiosity about something I think you mentioned in passing about some players' reaction on finding that you're a woman.

This is my first MMOG and one of the things I'm finding fascinating about it is the sense of getting to observe behaviours which I don't normally get to see and hear these days. That includes a fair amount of boys behaving badly, sexism and (especially) heterosexism, but also some much more encouraging stuff. I expect that my current sense of anthropological curiosity will wear of in a month or three and I'll be making some decisions about what I'm willing to tolerate and who I want to spend my play time with.

Is there a better forum to chat? LJ private messages? Email? Catching up somewhere while I'm in London this weekend? (I'm not actually sure whether I could timetable that last one, but it's worth a mention.)

Date: 2008-05-28 08:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zenmeisterin.livejournal.com
Email is good, and a meetup would be interesting if you have any free time on sunday.

I should warn you pre-emptively that the EVE community is pretty cutthroat and harsh. A lot of other MMOs are positively 'carebear' in the way they mollycoddle you and punish people for acting like dicks but in EVE as long as you aren't exploiting, hacking or otherwise interfering in actual game mechanics - it's all fair game. If you don't have a tough skin, people smacktalking you in the local chat channel bothers you and can't face the prospect of getting randomly blown up by a suicide kamikaze squad who want to steal your stuff the moment you look away from the screen, EVE won't be for you ;-)

Date: 2008-05-28 07:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] queneva.livejournal.com
Yup, I'm getting very used to hearing variants of "this is Eve: get tough".

Currently playing with Eve Uni, so some aspects of the culture are apparently atypical (but see previous comments). Been tackling and scouting in the Uni's wars for the last eight-ish weeks. Now on holiday for a month: can't log on to the game but can watch the drama bombs on the forums.

I'll send my email in another reply which I'll then delete from LJ. I'm assuming you'll get the email from LJ saying what's been posted. I'll be tricky to contact between Thursday morning and Saturday lunchtime, when we roll into London, but Sunday's mostly down for catching up with people so we might manage something. :-)


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