So... there is a lot of negativity going around right now. People are leaving. People are subbing. Some are biomassing and moving on with their lives. There are theories about the subscription base. There are conspiracy theories to write a book about. In general, there is this thick murky layer of angst and darkness on things.
Except, I'm not really into that. My life is pretty good right now. I'm at a personal high with the CSM elections. I'm being productive back in Molden Heath. Plus, I've helped set up a local Eve meet for next weekend (May 17th) for and MD/VA/DC locals that would like to go to a place and hang out.
Here is my thread on the Eve forums. We had some needs that I wanted to fill. Some people want some particular beer options (I don't really understand but okay) and we had transportation restrictions as well. Hopefully, our solution works and we'll have a few more people dip their toe into meeting us. Epi (Who writes Journey Through the Mind) is kind of selling me as an attraction at this thing so I'll bring a notebook and a pen as well and consider it a business dinner.
Back to the darkness and negativity. I may just be in a position where I don't wish to soak in all of it. I was thinking, actually, that Eve's done a lot of great things for me. I've taken trips that I never would have taken. I've been to a country that I might never have visited. I've also met people I'd never have gotten to meet. None of my trips have been perfect but for all the things I might wish were different the over all is great enough that I immediately sign up for the next one.
There is a big sum of positives for me. I know that not everyone is invested in the game outside of their in game client. I can't expect my activities to be the gauge that another person's interest in the game is judged upon. While that would be fantastic it is not expected. In fact, some would probably have distaste that I would let the game creep into my real life as much as it has.
The problem is that seep such as that has defined my life and the life of several of my friends. Such as my best friend who I met 16 years ago and cemented our friendship through a MUD. Or one of her employees who she has recently been made the boss of whom she also helped get the job he is in, eight or so years ago that we also met from the same game.
I'll fight this fight for Eve. I rather like the game and its given me a lot of fun moments. I'm going to admit that I'm going to give things a chance. And in general, I'm pretty happy to be here for the good and the bad. Plus, I have the added bonus of saying that I took vacation to go to a video game convention.
If I don't see you Saturday and you are local, we'll be doing more of these. If I can't see you Saturday because of silly things like distance, how about Eve Vegas?