Rest in peace, Pop Paddi

This is not one of those happy posts I am always doing. I stumbled upon an article about a guy whose grandfather was going through some very serious treatment and he managed to find peace nowhere else but in the game we all so love and enjoy – Eve Online. You can read more about the story here. I do have to quote Evestardam AD “Eve is real”.

I learned about this on @SindelPellion while looking around the Angel project. It turns out that a lot of people from Pandemic Legion, spreadheaded by Sindel and Seldinger as much as I was aware of, I am sorry if I forgot to mention any vital cogs, organized a kind of a Thunderdome with 1000 Ishkurs. They were all fitted up and ready in Zaimeth, handed out neatly and then you would proceed to Mai and shoot at other people to honor the memory of quite possibly one of the oldest Eve-online players.

My corp mate, Known Associate, and I participated and had some fun, but we had to clear out after only 3 ships lost. It was getting kind late, but that’s not the point of this post – what I’ve been trying to find in many other video games I’ve played past couple of years, I’ve found in Eve. Eve is real. The people you meet here aren’t just some randomly created characters behind a role playing game. You come to realize that people in Eve are a lot more ‘real’ than in other video games. In Eve, people care, people suffer and people enjoy. This is what Eve has to offer compared to other video games and this is why I love Eve.

Rest in peace Pop Paddi, I did not know you but you shall be remembered. o7

Thunderdome!

Well, I’m bloody thrilled! I managed to jump in last-minute to Crake Gaterau’s Thunderdome down in Gallente space and I have to say it was the most fun I had in Eve since I joined!

Basically, Miura Bull went out of his way and thrilled all of us by being kind enough to fit around 230 T1 frigates with T1 modules; all different kinds of ships – Laser Incursus? Check. Dual rep Griffin? Check. We had it all! At one time, the battle became so cluttered we had to make another grid and we actually f’ed it up! Somehow we did some top secret grid-fu and created 3 different grids within 100 km of the warp in so people were coming in and out of Overviews. It was hilarious!

I had my luck with plenty ships – Laser incursus, laser merlins, Griffins with rockets and dual tank, Slashers with MWD and Invul field that was funny as all hell, buzzing around, whoring on people and calling out target. Have to admit, Crake was broadcasted as main target more often than not.

On the other hand, we had a rule about not warping off for repairs – you have to lose your ship before you can warp off. The rule was breached once by Incognito, and honorable execution by hands of Mr Spaxi was done. Honor among pirates? Done. At one time, we warped to the center of the arena, jetted out of the ships and moved away 15km from them. Crake began the countdown and we all raced for them. Little did they know, Rifter that Mr Spaxi jumped out off was depleted of all ammo. I believe Nuke Cave was unfortunate to board it.

All in all, a lot of people were drunk, a lot of laughs were had. 10/10 would do it again!

Thunderdome

P. S. #Incogwarped #Tweetfleet