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Cause and Effect

Back when I started to document some of my projects, such as TCS, I was warned that I was putting a sign on my back to be messed with. Instead of tucking everything down and hiding information as one is supposed to, I decided to hand out most of my details to those that wished to read them. Does someone wish to destroy my market? Do they wish to gank me as I go about my day? That's always been a question. I'm predictable. My habits are easy to figure out when I make no efforts to hide them. I am cautious and take the proper protocols but that is only but so much.

It is always interesting when something that you just know is confirmed to be correct and true. Am I a prophet? I was chatting with someone as I stocked TCS and discovered that indeed, the desire to gank my JF has filtered across some minds. After all, I'm always around. I'm an easy target to track and plan around. I'm just a nice, juicy kill mail waiting to happen. And that was my prophecy. Simple enough. It didn't take that much skill to make that guess. It was interesting to have it confirmed.

But there is a second part. Somewhere someone said, "No." And they said no not because I am that amazing but because they had the foresight to see that ganking my JF might cause the entire TCS project to collapse.  Bosena thrives. But it is still mostly me If I have a big tantrum and pack up my toys it collapses. Many people go,  "So what?" And that so what is such that I can agree with rolling eyes if I have a temper tantrum. I'd roll mine too.

I find the greater unspoken social aspects of the game fascinating. There are so many people I've never spoken to that I interact with all of the time. Anyone who has worked with Black Frog in low sec knows that often they are given a pass with their cynos. It is because they work for everyone and they improve everyone's day. It is not a must have thing. If someone decides to pop a cyno they pop a cyno. But just as often it may be a nod and a pass.

There is someone who will read what I have said and assume that I am expecting or even demanding something. Someone else may decide to show me. Who knows. I can replace my JF. But it is not about replacing it. It is also not about me being some type of altruist. I'm not. It is about the walking a line of neutrality that fascinates me. It is separating behaving towards TCS from dealing with Sugar Kyle.

I'm interested in the Eve community. It is larger than the voices on the forums, podcasts, blogs, and twitter. I'm interested in how we work together and work against each other. My projects often start out of this type of curiosity and interest and blossom from there. I am interested in the other players and how we make this world of ours.

Neutrality is something that is fascinating to explore in Eve.

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  1. I think beyond just neutrality, fame/reputation has a large part to do with it. It's not enough to be neutral, you must be KNOWN for being neutral.

    Probably something you already realized and assumed was apparent, but I thought it was worth explicitly stating.

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    1. It is a very good point and one worth saying. I think, "But this is about this not about me," and forget that people won't make that assumption until I prove it... and that is if they even notice.

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  2. the Chribba™ affect

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