Pirate or nothing?

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Yesterday evening (while getting Heather to search the forums for pirate corporation recruitment threads), I posted my own recruitment info thread so as to get corporations coming to me as well as me finding them. Around 40 minutes later, I got a reply saying;

I was going to reply but then i read

“Can fly a Covetor Mining Barge and an Iteron Mk V ideal for hauling large amounts of minerals, ore, loot (), etc. (as mentioned above).”

If you want to pirate u can sell that barge and come join us, never to speak of the M word again.

And this was from someone called Miner Taur.

After reading this reply, it got me thinking. Pirates seem to generally be split over the issue of taking part in certain ‘carebear’ activities. There are some pirates (solo or corporations) that believe that to be successful and earn  a substantial amount of money as a pirate, it would be foolish to have pirating as your one and only profession. There are other pirates that believe that if you want to be a true pirate, all of your EVE time should be spent focused on pirating and nothing else. These are also the kinds of people that you’ll see in the forums calling ‘carebears’ (or pirates that mine, build, run missons etc.) weak.

Personally, I’m in the first camp. While I’m not entirely sure that pirating (as a profession) needs a boost, everyone needs a back up plan. I also think that this applies to all other professions too. If your main source of income dries up you need to have another, reliable profession to fall back on.
This is especially important if you have something that you spend your ISK on regularly, such as  time codes, POS fuel, etc.

While this is my opinion, I’d love to know what your opinions are on this subject. Even if you’re not a pirate, I’d still like to know your opinion in regards having back up plans to other professions.

In other news, I’ve started to get urges to fly Caldari. I have no idea why but I’m starting to love the blocky, shinyness of the ships. So, to help me make a decision, I’ve put up a new poll on the right. You know the drill, point those eyes to the right and engage that clicking finger.

Update:

I’ve put the poll below as it’s no longer in the sidebar.

EVE Player/Blogger Tweeps

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As CrazyKinux kind of already has dominion over the EVE Player Blog list, I thought I’d make a list of EVE Blogger and Player Twitter accounts. So, if you have a Twitter account (or know of an account not on the list) and would like it added to the list, feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll update it as soon as possible. I know 100% that I don’t have all of them here so get to commenting!
As long as you tweet fairly regularly, you can be added to the list.

  1. CCP Games – Not a player or a blogger but they kind of earn the right to be here. ;)
  2. CrazyKinux
  3. EVE Warrior
  4. Ga’len Druid
  5. Godlesswanderer
  6. James Egan
  7. James Spellman
  8. LurbyJo
  9. Mynxee
  10. Sarah Conna
  11. Serious Sally
  12. Silicon Buddha
  13. Wensley
  14. Winterblink
  15. Xiphos83
  16. YoMma

If you’re not quite sure about whether to get a Twitter account you can either read 12 reasons to start tweeting, or just take my word for it and get one. Come on you can trust me, I am pretty awesome. ;)

Update – 20/12/08:

Added Bloggers from CrazyKinux’s Top EVE Bloggers Twitter post (with the exception of Black Claw as he is now Sara Conna) and put the list into alphabetical order.

Update – 3/2/09:

Alexia Morgan posted a list earlier last month and has had considerably more success than I did with this list. So if you’re looking for a proper list of all EVE Online players who are also Twitter users, head over to the Twitter Users post on her blog.

EVE Online, Gaming, MMORPG, PC, Twitter, Web December 19th 2008

New Plugin: Intense Debate

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I just installed a comment plugin called Intense Debate (similar to Disqus) that should make the whole commenting experience a little more fun and easy to read and reply. Give it a go and let me know what you think. As you’re going to be the main people using it, I’d really like to know how you’re finding the new comment system.
Now, I’m hoping I’ll actually get comments. The other few times I’ve asked for comments for a certain reason, I never got any. I’m counting on you guys! ;)

I’ll try and get an EVE related post posted some time in the next couple days. It’s a bit hard at the moment as I’m still sorting things out domain/hosting/blog-wise, but I’ll see if I can get Heather to write up her post during the next couple days.

Fly safe.

EVE Online, Gaming, Life, MMORPG, PC, Web December 16th 2008

New Beta: Fuggidy

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Right, so I was thinking, since I can’t play EVE anymore (no extra money to spend on a subscription) I thought I’d go back to the original purpose of this blog at least until I can get back into EVE. Now onto the main subject of the post.

I received an invite to a website beta that I didn’t sign up to today. Thinking (perhaps foolishly) that I had been chosen specifically, I’ve gone ahead and created an account.

Fuggidy Main Page

Fuggidy Main Page

I should probably say now that as I didn’t sign up for a beta invite, I’m not entirely sure what Fuggidy is. But, after a bit of searching it seems that Fuggidy is a new competitor to brightkite and Fire Eagle.
On face value, it seems that it won’t be much of a competitor, but I’m going to be using it as often as I can over the next week or so and see if it really has a stake in the location based social networking scene.
After a quick look, it seems pretty average, nothing new. Although the addition of manual location adding seems interesting. If you can’t find your location in the pre-set location list (after entering zip code/post code), just enter a name and a location and Fuggidy will log your newly created location.

As a bit of fun, I’ve created a poll below. With this poll, you can tell me your opinion on what you want to read about in this blog. As I’m sure a lot of you will have multiple reasons for coming to this blog, you can have multiple answers. So, answer away!

Fuggidy, Geek, Tech, Web October 23rd 2008

EVE Personality Test

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Seems like there’s no “Pirate with mining and industrialist tendencies”. I wouldn’t quite call myself an industrialist with teeth but it’s close enough. ;)

Industrialist with teeth
Industrialist with teeth
Take The EvE Personality Test today!
Created with Rum and Monkey’s Personality Test Generator.

You enjoy Eve’s economic model and you find that the greatest challenge of the game lies in mastering the market. System security status is a matter of profit/no profit for you, and you always factor in the possibility/probability of PvP in your estimates. To you, Eve isn’t a PvP or a PvE game. It’s a simulation of capitalizm in its purest form, and a place where the savvy wins the day.
Thanks to Wilhelm2451 for pointing this out.
On a side note, I haven’t been able to play EVE lately which explains my lack of posts but I’ll try and get some time in EVE soon so I have something to write about.
Fly safe, boys and girls.
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EVE Online, Gaming, MMORPG, PC, Web July 31st 2008