The 26th EVE Blog Banter - TOPIC: The Beauty of EVE

Welcome to the twenty-sixth installment of the EVE Blog Banter, the monthly EVE Online blogging extravaganza created by CrazyKinux. The EVE Blog Banter involves an enthusiastic group of gaming bloggers, a common topic within the realm of EVE Online, and a week or so to post articles pertaining to the said topic. The resulting articles can either be short or quite extensive, either funny or dead serious, but are always a great fun to read! Any questions about the EVE Blog Banter should be directed to Check for other EVE Blog Banter articles at the bottom of this post!

This month's topic was proposed by @KatiaSae of the much praised "To Boldly Go" blog. Katia asks: "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. As an astrophotographer, I've found it in the stars and planets of New Eden. Where have you found it? Perhaps you've found beauty in the ships we fly? Maybe it's the sight of profits being added to your bottom line? Or maybe it's the pilot portraits you see in the comm channels? Where ever you've found it, write about it and post an image." Don't be afraid go beyond the simple visual aspects of EVE as well. Is the EVE Community in itself a thing of beauty? What makes EVE the game, the world, the Community, so appealing to you?
Noise started his capsuleer life as an industrialist, a miner to be specific. Trying to haul enough Veldspar as a tiny frigate could carry in order to sell for ISK. That ISK was then used to buy bigger and better skills, ships and modules that I had no idea how to use. The newness was enthralling. Everything learned was exciting and compelling. It was the unknown that made this period beautiful and also very much scary!

After the initial awe, periods of activity were overwhelmed by large absences, struggled to get to grips with everything. Unable to cope with learning all that was needed to survive in this harsh reality. Missions were run but mining was easy, was already established and for a long period of time became the peaceful break needed and gave something solid to train for. The beloved Hulk. The peacefulness and ease with which it was to relax that made this period beautiful.

As everybody knows, mining may be easy but that isn't why most of us are a part of this universe. I guess getting ganked while carrying all of your possessions changes your perspective. Friends had been made and together the decision was made to try PvP. Faction Warfare when it was first introduced was exciting and made the adrenaline pump. Using ships that, at the time, weren't all that cheap with the possibility to either explode in a ball of fire or to make your war targets explode in a similar fashion was what made this period beautiful although a bit laggy.

Then there was only a sole friend still piloting capsuleer ships to talk to. Joining corps together, first still in Faction Warfare and then 'progressing' onto null sec. Back to Faction Warfare and the re-progressing to null sec. Back to Faction Warfare again and then re-progressing to null sec. This was with three separate corporations. Each time wanting to remain with that particular corporation. The social part of the game had come alive. Enjoying the company of others who enjoy the same type of activities. A gathering of like minded people. This period is made beautiful by the socialising of the people around me. This is where I am now.

Roaming the space lanes in gangs. Hunting for prey who should venture into our grounds. Most of all though, having a laugh with your mates whilst doing it.

List of Participants:

  1. CrazyKinux's Musing: Beyond nebulas and shiny ships
  2. Freedom: the beauty in EvE » A Mule In EvE
  3. Achernar: The bike and the barbecue
  4. where the frack is my ship?: Blog Banter 26: Love at first sight
  5. BlogBanter 26: EVE … beautiful … « One capsuleer against all
  6. Blog Banter 26 « Mad Haberdashers
  7. » Blog Banter 26: Beauty of EVE – To Boldly Go To Boldly Go
  8. Down By Law: Blog Banter #26: "The Beauty of EVE" (OOC)
  9. Blog Banter #26 – Beauty « Roc's Ramblings
  10. Banter #26: Beauty is in the eye of the markets | Diary of a Garbageman
  11. Progression's Horizon: Blog Banter 26- Carry It With Us, Or We Find It Not
  12. Blog Banter 26: The Beauty of Eve « A Scientist's Life in Eve
  13. Freebooted: BB26: The Beauty Between the Lines
  14. Eve Opportunist: EBB #26 : Beauty is destruction.
  15. Blog banter #26: EVE shines, and not just visually « Diary of a Pod Pilot
  16. Blog Banter 26: Everybody is Pretty - Learning to Fly
  17. BB26: Beauty, in certain conditions | A Missioneer in Eve
  18. Dying in Lowsec (One Hauler at a time)
  19. EVE Blog Banter #26 – Beauty « Evehermit's Blog
  20. EVE A to Z: The Beauty of EVE
  21. Blog Banter 26: Beauty In A Bottle « A Lush In Space
  22. EVEOGANDA: Blog Banter 26: The Ballet of Battle
  23. BB26: Sometimes the sum of the parts … | Morphisat's Blog
  24. The 26th EVE Blog Banter - TOPIC: The Beauty of EVE - The Phoenix Diaries
  25. And Knowing is Half the Battle: BlogBanter#26 The Real Beauty of EVE
  26. The Beauty of EVE | Miner's Blues
  27. The Beauty of EvE | Aggressive Logistics
  28. Blog Banter 26: The Beauty of EVE - Random Posts from Auga
  29. The Beauty that is EVE Online « Lost in New Eden
  30. Eve Blog Banter 26: Quit gettin' mad about video games | Spaceholder


I do wonder how many folks have followed the same course in EVE. It seems such a natural way to experience the game and I'm glad you've found it to be a beautiful one. In the end, like you've found, it is the network and community of friends made along the way that truly make it something special. Sorry it took me so long to comment, I was using CK's list as a check to make sure I saw all the entries. Thanks for taking part in this last month's banter! :)

Thanks for the comment.Yeah, most people do the same, which is why I was gently 'reminding' CK that the updated list still needed to be done :)

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