Blog Banter #4: Delicious!

Welcome to the fourth installment of the EVE Blog Banter, the monthly EVE Online blogging extravaganza created by CrazyKinux.  The EVE Blog Banter involves an enthusiastic group of gaming bloggers, a common topic within the realm of EVE Online, and a week to post articles pertaining to the said topic.  The resulting articles can either be short or quite extensive, either funny or dead serious, but are always a great fun to read!  Any questions about the EVE Blog Banter should be directed here.  Check out other EVE Blog Banter articles at the bottom of this post!

This month’s EVE Blog Banter comes to us from Manasi of A Mule In EvE.  Manasi asks ‘How do we, EVE bloggers, adapt to changes as they are thrust upon us (speed changes, no more ghost training, all the Dev blogs, etc), or as our lives make playing the game different (more time, less time)?‘”

This is my first time with the club, so keep the gloves on for now.  *wink*

Manasi asks an interesting question.  As bloggers, what’s different about the way we adapt to changes when compared to a regular EVE player?  I believe that each type of player learns of said change–whether it’s beforehand, gleaning every tidbit of information from the myriad avenues available, or after, through the trial and error of gameplay–and then begins the process of breaking down that information to absorb it.  The mastication portion, if you will.  Our EVE blogger-player then takes the process to their public forum to hold it up for others to examine, tear down, rearrange, and, to steal a word I learned in WoW, theorycraft.  This process continues in the goings-on and in-character posts and fiction written (and sometimes, as in the case of more or less play time available, this can effect a shift in the focus of that writing) until there emerges a stance toward the change, allowing that blogger to move past it and on to something fresh.  I believe this digestion is how we adapt to the enormous number of changes a game as complex as this one sends our way.

Participants:
Manasi
EVE-Druid
CrazyKinux
ombeve
The Ralpha Dogs
Hallan Turrek
Kirith Kodachi
Everyday EVE
Mynxee
Karox Lominax
PsycheDiver
Morphisat
Shae Tiann
Gabriel Theodoulos
Speed Fairy
Roc Wieler
YoMma
Venom
Epic Misadventures
X1376
Myrhial Arkenath
{ 3 comments… add one }
  • CrazyKinux February 2, 2009, 9:27 pm

    Never really thought about this way, but we do assimilate changes differently then other non-blogging-players might. Food for thought!

  • Quin February 3, 2009, 2:24 am

    Does this mean that the brain of a blogger is wired in a different way? I knew it! I’ll bet it sits between the whine and the keyboard…

    Kidding aside, if you blog and you whine people away then, well… let’s just say that a happy blogger wants readers. So thinking, digesting and, you know, not whining may essentially be an act of blogger self-preservation.

  • Manasi February 3, 2009, 7:26 am

    Lurby initially when I started this thought it was how do we react to changes, I think those that blog ( as well as those that read and comment) are a little more ..tied into the game. I play with several guys that would not read a blog if it hit them in the face. I have lamented the fact that sometimes people listen sometimes they do not…it seems to me that the bloggers and their readers are better equiped to deal with any change as we at least know about it before those that will wonder ( for example why their interceptor no longer travels at 15KM/s) Thanks for the thoughts!

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