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Welcome! This is the web journal of an up and coming pirate in the cruel and prosperus world that is the EVE Universe. This journal aims to document the victories, misfortunes and learned lessons of a pirate just starting out in the trade. I am currently roaming with FLA5HY RED [FLA5H] and am delving deeper into the world of Piracy. YARRRRR! o7

13 September 2010

Feature pt. 1

WARNING: THE NEXT FEW POSTS CONTAIN AN EMBARASSING AMMOUNT OF PROPAGANDA AND SNOBBERY. I AM CLEARLY USING THIS BLOG AS A VEHICLE TO SHAMELESSLY VOICE MY OWN OPINIONS IN NO SUBTLE MANNER.



Ok so up until now pretty much every single post has been about me me me. "But Mr. Kha" I hear you say, "wouldn't it be nice if you did a feature post on something other than what you and your corp did the past week?" Well although the corp has been having a lot of fun the past few days and getting into some great fights, I thought it was time to do the very first "feature series" on my blog. The title of the feature is:

"What does Piracy mean to you?"

And by that, I do not mean some academic analysis of what is technically Piracy and what technically isn't with reference to game mechanics. Here is the first chapter in a short series on what Piracy means to me...




1. COMRADERY







Undisputedly THE most important aspect of any kind of teamwork -oriented game. Forget Dave and his uber skills, or John and his killboard stats, quality people are what make it possible to enjoy multiplayer games without making you want to castrate yourself with a blunt, inadequate object. I would rather be in a fleet of fun-loving, interesting and amicable pilots than a bunch of sterile, bitchy, elitist power-tripping RL idiots who happen to be ruthlessly efficient with internet spaceships. I have witnessed an entire Alliance almost completely disband, owed in large to the arrival of a person with about as much charisma as a dead cat. Personality fail. Incase you hadn't noticed, I am pretty adamant about this issue. Fortunately for us, FLA5HY RED has not yet been poisoned by antisocial elitist nonense and I believe that with the current leadership ethos, it will stay that way.

Personality > Skill
Quality > Quantity
Personality + Skill = Win

It is important to state now that player skill is important to any fleet and I am in no way trying to bash experienced PVPers at all. Who doesn't want to be part of an effective fighting force? By now the "point" of my childish little rant should be perfectly obvious. The pilots I fly with are trustworthy, reliable, intelligent, enthusiastic, good-humored and eager to learn and improve. Anything beyond this should be considered a welcome bonus.

"You can make a good pilot out of a good person but you can't make a good person out of a good pilot"

- Mr Kha 2010


So this concludes the first in a short series of posts that seek to define what is most important in enjoying internet spaceship antics. If my blog was a gig, I'd be performing to the bar staff and a couple of stray dogs, but if you happen to be reading this, then I wanna hear what YOU think. What does Piracy mean to YOU? Be as obnoxious and offensive as you like, I wanna hear it.

And finally before I go and do something more productive, a big shout out to Casey (a.k.a Brielle15) possibly our biggest fan and proud recruit of FLA5HY RED :) good to have you aboard o7


-Mr Kha

9 comments:

  1. fucking love button moon.

    i mean yea piracy grr..

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  2. I grew up watching Button Moon (and Sooty). The space theme seemed relevant :)

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  3. Gotta agree its all about the people... and taking the piss out of cebit, and exhanging insults with rogue... and listening to Hattori's bitter rantings... yeah getting the picture :D.

    And the exotic dancers...

    AND THE RUM

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  4. Good post yo. I've been met and flown with all types of people/corps in EVE. It really is the mix of personality+skill which makes certain people more fun to fly with than others.

    What piracy is to me? These days I try and not discriminate. I take any pvp that I can get, be it low-sec, 0.0, wormhole, consensual or non-consensual etc, as long as it's a good fight (i.e. no falcon against me solo), then I'm happy.

    If at the end of the fight I've got the shakes and the adrenalin rush, then I know it's been a good one.

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  5. You said it very well Mr. Kha! My time with FLA5HY RED and TBRA before that have set the standard for the type of gamers I want to spend my time gaming with. Of all the games I've played in my 15+ years of multiplayer gaming, you guys have been, by far, the most fun and personable group of people I've had the pleasure of spending my virtual time with and I look forward much more boat violence :)

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  6. @ Laedy

    its all about the adrenaline rush, thats a good benchmark for a good time.

    @ Creeping

    right back atcha buddy o7

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  7. Well crap, I was going to make an elitist comment about spelling not being a requirement for the pirate lifestyle (because the largest font in your post was a misspelling), but apparently it can go either way (just like most pirates).

    Camaraderie.

    Also, and more importantly, I think camaraderie is super important for anybody group in EVE, not just pirates. It's a game.

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  8. thers noffing rong wit my spellin u gayboi

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  9. There's nothing wrong with being gay you cretin.

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