“der Wille zur Macht”
As always before Hulkageddon even starts, the crying begins.
I’ve posted a few of the first ones on the hulkageddon page (incidentally, why are you not reading that right now? It should be your start page holmes!)
I’m always rather amused by this, amused and intrigued.
“But why do you care Helicity? This is nothing new?”
Good question. I care in the sense that I find it mystifying, I am literally incapable of understanding the reasons. Yes, I too complain of imbalances on the forums sometimes, but this will almost always be about something I literally cannot change or control in any form. There is a subtle difference, these people go out of their way to judge others and make sweeping statements about their personalities, which harm upon them and in some regrettable cases in the past actually threaten my life.
All because they do not understand they have all the power they need to counter anything we might do using in-game means.
Let that sink in… they go so far as to threaten me (or us, technically) and wish us ill… because they are too lazy or uncreative to use the truly massive amount of empowerment EVE gives it’s players to their advantage.
EVE is all about empowerment, almost everything in the game can be done by players. The PLAYERS have power in the game; in a very real sense Hulkageddon is shining example of this; It exists BECAUSE I am empowered by the nature of the sandbox to make it exist.
This is the fundamental divide between the successful player and the failure. The successful player is, or becomes, aware that he or she can do almost anything. There are a few limits imposed by the ruleset of the server and the mechanics of the game, but everything else is possible.
As an example: You want to build a huge megacorp, with a massive fleet and conquer space?
ANYONE can do it. You just have to want to do it and work for it.
The ” losers” however fall at the above two points, lacking either or both. They just want to lazily repeat a set of motions they have conditioned themselves to perform, with the only goal being an ever fattening wallet. They do so without true lust for results; the result is expected instead of actively sought after. The clever player looks at hulkageddon as an opportunity, not a curse.
Sadly no amount of rational explanation can endow a passive person with the drive that EVE requires of it’s players. EVE is greedy mistress, all of us have felt it at times (and sometimes needed breaks) It is the nature of the Beast, and the Beast will not be denied.