I had an idea for a blog post today, but I tossed it into the recycle bin. Why go negative? I've seen Ripard Teg go demagogic over Erotica 1 and then use the curious choice of the term "traitor" in his latest post on industry. Lately, I feel like I'm watching a slow-motion train wreck when I read his blog. Hopefully his forays into other games will keep him from going totally over the edge.
Then again, if every blogger must take a dip into the dark side, I'm already fully immersed. I've written about botting and illicit real money trading (RMT) for years now. I've found the wretched hives of scum and villainy to write about so I can afford to take a more positive view of other aspects of the world. Not to say I don't go negative when I write about other subjects, but I try to keep that impulse under control.
So what brings on this post? Fanfest is next week. Last year I heard some of the changes and didn't take them too well. I turned some of that negativity into a 10-week experiment to determine if the changes to low sec really were a nerf. This year I plan on getting a head start. I'm going to think outside the box and try to puzzle out what CCP plans on accomplishing with their changes.
I think I already know somewhat where CCP plans on going, at least in a general sense. CCP Seagull already told us last year about a dream of building a star gate to unexplored lands. I imagine that land will have its own rules, so we know have three types of space: k-space (known), w-space (wormhole), and now s-space (Seagull). Does New Eden even have sea gulls? We need to get some official lore made if not.
I'll just leave one example of where my mind is going, since I think I ate too much chocolate yesterday, and I really shouldn't eat chocolate. Are Redeemers about to become the new Avatar?
I think looking at EVE as a puzzle box and trying to explore the mysteries will leave me with a more positive mental outlook than concentrating on the negatives that affect me in the short term. Because I do see nerfs in my future. But hey, when you play in the sandbox, some kids get jealous. Since all the cool kids play in low sec, some jealously is bound to splash our way occasionally. We just need to deal with it.