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Whatever the hell you want! Erry day!

It came up in chat that Eve's motto should be "Do whatever the hell you want!" because people get so caught up in micromanaging the best that they lose track of enjoying themselves.

For some, their game of micromanagement gives them pleasure. I'll bow to that as much as I will bow to the people who do nothing but get blown up and find pleasure in that. As long as all sides are accepted for what they are, then its a good day.

What frustrates me, is when people beat other people with, "My way or no way! I know it is the nature of the beast but it irritates me anyway.

I'm pretty sure this discussion came up about loyalty points and how best to use them. I was commenting on buying implants and I was told that it was a stupid use of my loyalty points. I should buy whatever is the highest exchange, change that out and buy implants for market value instead.

My response was that I had 800k in LP at the moment. Spending a few of them to buy myself a nice, cheap set of implants worked for me.

I was told, no. I was making a stupid and wasteful decision. I was making a *wrong* decision.

I can but roll my eyes. I was making a valid game decision based off of what I wanted to do with the assets that I had. I've given people implants on my LP and just had them pay at isk cost because it is easy. I don't see anything bad about this. It should not be labeled as 'wrong'.

I'm very big into telling people to play the game however they enjoy it. I will say that their enjoyment should not range to changing game mechanics to make their lives easier. That is for both the PvE and the PvP side of things. But, if someone wants to mine, let them mine. If someone wants to PvP let them PvP. Even the griefers have their place, even if I do not understand them. Sure, we all intrude on each others game play but we don't restrict it. Just because miners get blown up does not mean that they can not mine. Just because I am restricted to high sec access does not mean I can not PvP there. It just makes me adjust my game, not stop it. Stopping is a choice not a game failure.

I try to stay open minded. Sometimes, I just roll my eyes. It is not because people don't play my game, however. It is because people insist on burying their head in the sand and ignoring all the knowledge and differences around them. It is like the Eve Uni public help chat. People log in and go "What do I do to apply?" This means they ignored the MOTD that tells them exactly what to do, how, and with links.

But then, there is already the problem of people ignoring the tutorial, warning messages, and everything else. I guess my surprise is limited.

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  1. As Forrest said, stupid is as stupid does. reading back through from the beginning of your blog and enjoying it immensely.

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  2. Sometimes EVE looks like a microcosmos of the whole world.

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  3. Knowledge is like water...
    You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink.
    If the horse wants to die of thirst let it, no reason to make a fuss over it.
    A horse is gonna be a horse.

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