Monday 17 February 2014

Day 612: Swashbucklin In Brooklyn

Quick post. I was listening to a song and a question occurred to me. Where are the EVE heroes? Against a dark background surely all we have are anti-heroes? A lot of mockery is aimed at any who attempt to be white knights. EVE is a dark place and yet pretty much all other MMO's try to place the player in the role of some form of hero, boosting the ego and taking the player out of the humdrum 1 in 7 billion that is RL. Why have I fitted into EVE? Did I never want to be that?  So I guess my question is:

 Do classic heroes exist in EVE? Is such heroism even possible in EVE? How would you go about being one without opening yourself wide open to scams? Is the nature of the game so dark that heroes can't exist? How do you deal with that irony? What effect does this have on us and the psyche of new players coming in from other MMOs? Is it something special that we don't have classic heroes, or should we? Are our non classic heroes more genuine? 

I guess I'll level this at @kirithkodachi and hope it gets asked after the current Overview BB.

EVE Track of the Day 

Swashbucklin In Brooklyn : Fun Lovin' Criminals


  1. Rixx javixx is a hero to all pirates most of us even fly with his action figure for luck

  2. I would argue also that there are heroes within selected communities; the goons have several, carebears have Chribba, etc.

    As far as a universal hero, I'm not sure that would be possible, since not everyone has the same interests...just like life I suppose.

  3. I think there are heroes, but just like in real life they are within their own communities. The Goons have many heroes, and part of their whole recruiting process is advertising the fact that even a noob can quickly become the "ten-hour hero".

    Of course the care-bears have Chribba, see above for Rixx Javixx.

    Even humble podcasters have heroes and our own history and community!

    For there to be a universal hero, there would have to be a universal ethos, and there just isn't one in EVE; it's too real for that!

    Great question, though.