Journal of a Pilot: Week 1 of EVE Online
There are two ways a person usually gets into an MMO: friends and stories. As MMOs are inherently social, it’s always better to share them with friends, and some truly incredible stories can come out of such widespread player interaction. These tales are everywhere and about anything you can imagine, from a difficult first kill on a newly released raid boss to guild-on-guild violence. Nowhere is the concept of “player-made meaning” more well-known than through the stories of EVE Online. It has it all, from player-run banking scams to large-scale politics and warfare.
After the Battle of Asakai, I decided to finally jump back in. I played EVE a long time ago on a trial account, but could never really get into it. Awful tutorials, an interface straight from my nightmares, and a learning curve that was more like a sheer cliff all kept me from getting hooked the first time. Now, EVE Online is more newbie friendly than ever, and I want to share my own personal stories. My path from being a tiny, insignificant pilot to truly influencing somebody else’s world.
This is a journal of that journey. The story of Succendus Tegimens.