Thursday, September 10, 2015

Two Months, Nine Days

I looked at my corporation history the other day. I'd been in Sebiestor Tribe for quite some time.

The NPC corp life is a bit different. The corporation chat window is almost always blinking as people chat. There are questions and conversations, people say good morning and wish each other good night. They discuss fits and discuss PvE and very, very rarely the topic of PvP may come up. When it does, it is mostly how to deal with people.

I watched someone roar in defiance at any CODE. watchers that might be there. I've seen them chat with a suicide ganker while others tried to rescue someone who had gone into a wormhole. They chat with newbies, sometimes they share recipes, and in general they live a very, very different Eve lifestyle to what I have so far.

It has been fascinating. It is not home. I to deeply desire to be around people who wish to be around me. No one knows what the CSM is. No one has ever commented on my name. Their world of Eve is not filled with news or third party websites. They never discuss development blogs or notice what is happening in the news.

Some leave. They ask for advice or wish everyone well when they go into the corporation lifestyle. Others are firmly resolved to stay where they are. The NPC corporation is the best corporation they say. They don't want structures, they even often avoid incursions. They have a very social game of Eve but they spend that time alone as well. And they are happy with it.

It has been an interesting time here. A little bit different. A few new things to learn. Some perspectives that I might not have been able to form. But the NPC corp life is not for the rest of my Eve.

2 comments:

  1. I have always, since day one felt NPC corps were Corporations of Strangers... I know there are some as make them home and some who even form groups within NPC corps... but it has always felt weird to me... when you could own and control your own place in the verse.

    But I have lived inna hole for over 95% of my EVE life now... I see the game from a really different perspective. The NPC Corps in Anoikis (The Sleepers) don't accept player applications... =\

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  2. I have a couple of alts in NPC corps, and if I'm just logged in to them and off comms it's almost a different game. NPC corp chat reminds me of chat in other MMOs, except for a relative lack of toxicity.

    That said, it never even occurred to me that the "alone together" NPC corp life was essentially invisible to CSM[1], so I'm glad you're living it for a while. There are a lot of people who are hard to reach by the conventional means, unless they're in a well-organized group like CAS.

    If you want to pursue this angle further, I'm interested in reading what you find. I imagine that CCP would be as well.

    [1] I'm sure there are plenty of CSM with NPC alts, but how many of them pay any attention to Corp chatter when they're logged in to those alts?

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