What is this... Might it be swag #tweetfleet? Only those coming on Saturday will know https://t.co/qk1MPxCfwi pic.twitter.com/dqrl8xiwUF
— Sugar Kyle (@Sugar_Kyle) February 2, 2015
Teasers are not really my thing but I decided to give it a try. I mentioned the other day that we have a local meet on Friday and that I have gifts brought back from Iceland. I decided that it would be fun for there to be some mystery and randomness to it. So, I wrapped everything up. I've then randomly stuck numbered labels on the items. Next, I have some goody bags that have stuff everyone gets. A set number of those will have numbers inside. The number goes to a package. If things go well everyone will get something small and large. If not, well there is always the next meet up because I will have more stuff to give out.
Hopefully this works out and is fun. I have no idea how many people are going to come so I will have some backup stuff for any late arrivals.
That's been a lot of my day. Wrapping things is fun and a good way to relax since I am dragging after this work weekend. I slept in, got up and started buying and moving minerals. Then I started packing things. While at it I also have been working on my CSMX application and I started some confluence documents with things that I have not been able to find a home for so far and want to get onto CCP's table before the election results.
Exciting stuff, no?
It actually interests me. Some days I spend my whole day writing, responding, or participating in discussions and conversations. It is hard to put a value on it. "Today I talked and wrote a lot of words. I'm quite pleased with them." But that is often what it is. I've spent a lot of time this last year trying to share the CSM process. I have no idea if I've helped explain anything or not. Confluence is our newest thing. We're moving from the forums into CCP's internal wiki where they do their own communication. It removes a step and makes accessing or looking at the CSM easier for those who do not go to the forums.
With six weeks left I can see that I'm going to be a bit consumed with finishing things up and fleshing stuff out. I have a lot of loose ends. Ideas and projects and things that need attention that have not yet found a home. With confluence that should be easier. We're organizing a section to gather and dump all of that information so that it can be gone through at leisure. It is very important to me that all of the stuff that I have gathered gets its chance.
I was told the other day that I don't actually play Eve. It was right when I got back from the Summit and really not what I wanted to hear. Jet lagged. Tired from delayed. I smirked a bit because it seemed that I very much did play. At the time, I was wrestling another carrier build between station and POS. I think that I play Eve. I'm producing capital after capital. TCS has gone from 10 billion to almost twenty five billion ISK in stock on the market in under two months. And today I had time to log into Rookie chat for a bit and hang out and ask questions.
I log in and do industry and markets. I haven't been doing the pewpew because if I have time to spend 1-2 hours in a fleet right now I have time to do my 'homework' for the CSM so to speak. That is the same for most of my projects. That won't last forever but I'd hate to be sitting here March 16th trying to get things done before I head to Fanfest. Hopefully I'll get the things I want to write written by the end of this weekend and my time will open back up.
Back to 'playing' Eve. What is playing? I'm prepping for an Eve Meetup. I will hopefully meet between 1 and 30 people who play the game. I will give them Eve presents and talk spaceships for six to eight hours.
I'm doing CSM stuff, it is very much an Eve Job, is that playing?
I'm building spaceships and running a market. While not flashy things that create killboards the fact that they have become time intensive due to size and velocity means its an active project.
Maybe we don't play Eve. Maybe we engage in it. We indulge in it. We step into a pool where we cannot see the bottom. If you splash your feet or dive until you can no longer see where you are going you are still doing things involving Eve. I doubt I am the only one who knows many people heavily engaged in the game who almost never open the actual client.
I don't think I've become a magical metagamer who doesn't log into Eve. I'm just in a somewhat odd position brought on by the whole CSM thing. But, I've now stumbled through confluence enough to post something, wrapped everything I had to wrap, and gotten my next build on the table. I think I'm going to try to play with water colors for a bit this evening and hang out in Rookie Chat.