Thursday, November 27, 2008

A Pirate and His Dog!

I know every pirate should have a parrot, at least in books and movies, but I have my dog. Her name is Gracie, a Brittany. She is always by my side if I'm on the couch, working outside, and, yes, playing Eve. This wonderful dog will sit by me while I fly around the Eve universe. I can always reach over and give her a pat if I have a bad roam, and, yes I talk to her a lot as I fly. We celebrate success and laugh over losses. This dog is a true friend in every sense of the word and makes playing Eve that much better. The only thing she demands is a rub now and then, but otherwise she is content to watch, listen and fall asleep while I play. I know in my mind she would be flying with me on every adventure I have. This pirate needs no parrot just, Gracie, the best gaming friend around.

On another subject, I see a lot of bloggers are writing about what attracted them to this game and why they stay with it. I was attracted to Eve because of a fascination with space. The thought of flying around a universe in a space ship is simply wonderful. I was also attracted because of the complexity of this game including, the PvP, the economy, the unique career options, and the ability to interact in space. These are some of the things that make Eve unique and challenging. There is also a simplistic reason that this game attracts me, that is Eve has no levels. I have grown tired of playing games that require a player to race to get the maximum level as quickly as possible. Eve is a game of patience and that is what keeps me in it. While the skill-based system can be frustrating at times, it is a much preferred system over levels. I will never know the experience level of a PvP foe. I can guess from his or her age, but I have no level to judge his experience. This unknown experience level keeps adrenalin flowing as a pirate. I especially enjoy setting up a skill plan and watching it delevlop. To me there is no better satisfaction when playing an online game.


Cussbeard said...

A certain space pirate slash smuggler and his faithful furry companion comes to mind. ^^

Keep up the good blogging B.

Mynxee said...

My two Jack Russells often lie under my desk while I'm playing, and for some reason my cat has an affinity for snuggling up to the keyboard, often attacking the mouse cord as I play. I usually have the hedgehog out running around on my desk as well, although he prefers to snuggle inside a knit cap and peer out suspiciously. He doesn't care for the loud noises of pew pew. Husband has drawn the line at me bringing the mules or miniature donkeys in the house. What is wrong with that man?! Doesn't he realize that a she-pirate needs her familiars?!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the Blog Banter topic; I've added you to the list of banterers at the bottom of my own Banter post.

Blackheart said...

Nice small zoo you have there Mynxee. Jack Russells rock as dogs, one of the best breeds. The hedgehog is a little over the top. The mules in the house, well, I'll leave that one alone! Thanks for the comment.

CrazyKinux said...

Hey there!

Welcome to the EVE blogging community!

I added your blog to my EVE Player Blogroll. You'll also be featured in both next Friday's
EVE Speedlinking post as well as the next Micro Warp Cast podcast.

I'd appreciate if you made a post about it and/or added those links to your blogroll!



ombeve said...

Cute dog. If I talk to my German Shepherd while I play he gets the idea that I want to play with him and plops his saliva laced ball on my laptop keyboard. Mmm nice.