Sunday, July 29, 2012

Eve to Music: Eve Gameplay Defined

I've been reading some of the other blogs out there this weekend. There is so much depth and seriousness. I almost feel bad that I've had a good weekend with a lot of play time, light hearted humor, met a few new people and done a few rather silly things. The game of serious spaceships can be serious without the weight. I know I have my days where my spaceships weight me down with their importance. This weekend has not contained any of them.

But, to understand how serious the barge changes are and the tech changes and the social problems of Eve Online, I have stepped away from sharing my exquisite taste in pop music for something a bit more profound.

I promise I don't do any of this for fun and giggles. :D

Now, there is a serious element here. No, honest! The lyrics, if taken into the concept of Eve Online work beautifully. From the 'creation' of the first clone and becoming a pod pilot to the circular push and pull of the in game economy.

Anyone remembering their first days will remember how big the game was and how often many of the elements expressed here defined their decisions and choices. I may have been singing the song in my car but that does not remove the renascence the lyrics have with playing Eve.

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"Circle Of Life"


From the day we arrive on the planet
And blinking, step into the sun
There's more to be seen than can ever be seen
More to do than can ever be done


Some say eat or be eaten
Some say live and let live
But all are agreed as they join the stampede
You should never take more than you give


In the circle of life
It's the wheel of fortune
It's the leap of faith
It's the band of hope
Till we find our place
On the path unwinding
In the circle, the circle of life


Some of us fall by the wayside
And some of us soar to the stars
And some of us sail through our troubles
And some have to live with the scars


There's far too much to take in here
More to find than can ever be found
But the sun rolling high through the sapphire sky
Keeps great and small on the endless round

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To age myself, I saw this in the theater as a kid. :)

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