With Thera coming, the lore story behind it has been an ongoing source of interest in the intergalactic summit. There is a part of the forums dedicated to roleplay for those who did not know. I discovered this back when there was a live event in Oddelulf and we wound up posting on this thread and having all of our posts deleted. Whoops.
Anyway, someone named Hilen Tukoss has made three cryptic posts.
These are all tied around everything that is coming. Clues, hints, and lore happen here. I've been paying attention even if I am not deeply enmeshed in Eve's lore. I am more fascinated by the players and their interactions with each other and the game world. But, as I write for the contest I spend time diving into the lore of the game. I watch trailers and read the chronicles and pay more attention to the storyline of Eve.
In the background I am doing some serious posting. I'm writing up some of the war dec stuff to see if we are moving anywhere with what our view of the system is or if I am wrong in my summary. I've also been spending time on the test server. I'm an explorer at heart and if it were not for my distaste for bubbles and love of docking before I walk away from my keyboard, I'd go to wormholes.
Thera's features excite me. I have my story of being a newbie and drifting off from the station because I could not figure out how to fly around. I had seen other ships moving around so I knew it was possible. After half an hour of Google searches I found a post that told me to double click in space. Thrilled, I did so, and learned to fly my ship.
I always thought that was bad. Terribly, terribly bad. Now, with the ability to use the WSAD controls I can put down my torch about teaching players to double click in space. I'd still prefer for them to learn from the game. However, this is a good step. A very good one.
It does make me miss interceptor piloting. Hopefully it hits Sisi tomorrow and I can go and try it out in some frigates out in Thera. On Tranquility, I've been out in space more, flying with Snuff Box and living a different life what I used to do and meeting people that I've never known. In Molden, I knew all of the neighbors. I realize that I am still unsure about the feel of things in Black Rise. Our neighbors joined the alliance and I don't even know them. It is a strange experience but I hope that things mesh well for everyone.
Life in Eve has been pretty good. The winter is looking to be interesting on all levels. I am rapidly approaching my third birthday and it has caused me to ponder where I have been and where I am going a bit more then usual. Everything has not been perfect. The ride gets rocky at times. I'm happy to be on it. Writing about it. Entering contests, shooting spaceships, and talking with people about this game.