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An Unintended Observation

Eve is dark. Unless you are in Amarr.

I don’t mean the normal time and tried tale of Eve being a dark game. I mean it is dark. Really dark. Have you been out to Derelik and into deep null? I wonder if those systems have suns sometimes they are so dark.

But that’s not really what I’m talking about either. You see, I sold my soul to Google a while back. It has been a slow process as Google has taken over my life. Similarly, I sold my ability to buy things to Amazon many years ago. I haven’t regretted either as of yet.

But, back to my lack of a soul. Like the tech hungry creature I am, I managed to get into the feeding frenzy that was ordering the Google Nexus 4 yesterday and score myself a new phone Two minutes after North Americia went on sale. I’ve held onto my beloved Evo 4G for the last two and a half years but it was time for an upgrade. Because Google owns my soul all of my important life things (email, websites, blogz, calendars, ability to think) are all tied together. When I receive an email my tablet (Nexus 7), cellphone and computer all let me know. My websites sync to each other most of the time and out of fear of publically embarrassing myself I won’t discuss my Kindle and book addictions.

This is going somewhere. I promise.

Since Google owns my soul part of buying this phone was fully transitioning over to being soulless. I was giving up my Sprint account (started with Nextel but they ate it) and had picked up a monthly account from Team Mobile that will save me ISK (I mean cash) because I don’t make phone calls but I do use data. Google will now own my cell phone number and redirect things to it without my number belonging to a phone carrier. Next, I started to bookmark every place I go to so that I can just do one glorious synchronization.

That’s when I realized: Eve is Dark.

The blogs that I read are so often done in black with white or grey text. The theMittiani.com is black. The eveonline website is black. The dev blogs are dark. The forums are dark. Fail-Heap is dark. I think I sometimes open Nosy Gamer’s blog to let the yellow sooth me. I use my cellphone a lot. Just like I use my heart, lungs, circulatory system and other such important things that help me make it through the day. All the darkness makes it a bit harder to read in the bright sunlight with sunglasses.

This brought about my amused notation about how masculine Eve is. I’ve noticed it before but today was an over saturation. It’s well known that guys play Eve more than girls. Poet has found six of us on twitter! But the reflection in the colors used outside of the game is a fascinating indicator of the audience. I threatened my own alliance that I’d change the forums to pink, blue, and green pastels. I never went through with it, but our forum is grey, black, and maroon. Eve-Kill is dark, battle clinic is dark and the hosted killboards are all dark. Dark, dark, dark, dark, dark colors everywhere I looked as I added link after link to my collection.

I’m a blue fan myself. This is why my blog is blue. I don’t care for bright colors and pastels most of the time. Pink is not a color I wear or own. I know that color palettes differ but sometimes it looks as if Eve Blogger’s color palettes have a uniformity going on. Even the Eve Bloggers Portal is dark. I do have to hand it to them for going with grey. I don’t have a solution with it or even a problem beyond the entire sun light + sunglasses + slacking off work = harder.

The heavens shall rain down blessings now that the Ore Frigate is yellow. Somehow that little ship is going to be a small burst of bright cheer in a dark, dark world. Once I could call upon the Amarr ship line to help bring sexy back, but due to their color nerf, its all up to Ore Frigate power!

Love you Ore Frigate! You are my color savior!

Comments

  1. I wish the forums weren't so dark just so I could read them more discretely at work.

    Of course, RSS feeds take care of that for blogs.

    But Eve... Dark so Dark!

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  2. This kind of thing might be of some interest. Not sure I believe it though

    http://vandelaydesign.com/blog/design/the-psychology-of-color-in-web-design/

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  3. I know a shit ton more than 6, though not via Twitter, rather actual in-game interaction, blogs here, and facebook.

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