All I have in this world is my balls and my word, and I don't break 'em for no one. You understand?
Tony Montana - Scarface
Tony Montana - Scarface
So, maybe it's time to pull back the curtain a bit. My handle is Hallan Turrek, and that's how you'll know me, but that doesn't mean I'm just a charactor either. I exist. I am real. Sometimes people don't get that. Sometimes it doesn't matter.
I'm a bit off you might say. I tend to do what I want, when I want, where I want. When I'm not populating this universe I'm busy busing tables at a restaurant or operating machinery. I don't do much besides play games, but I'm not really a gamer either.
I like old video games, but it's been a while since I've had time for 'em. I played WoW for about a year, and I've played Eve for about 3 months now. I'm finding it to be a much more fun and interesting game to play.
To the main focus of this out of charactor post though: There was an interesting focus on Honor a week or so ago in some of the blogs I follow.
Yeah, it's that important.
I've played alot of online games, alot of folks believe that their word is just another weapon they can use to trick, trap, and hurt others. I don't mean words in general, I mean promises.
If you say you're going to do something and don't do it, you are not clever, you are not smarter, you are not better. You are a liar and a piece of garbage. I'm always on the lookout for scams in Eve because I've been around gaming long enough to know, there is alot of garbage laying around.
Now, if I offer a ransom for a pod and it's paid, they are safe until they comes back in a new ship. Simple as that. I know there are those that will take a ransom and a pod and move on. It belies a fundamental flaw in their charactor. It betrays a basic lack of self-worth as well.
I kill people for a living. I enjoy it. If I tell you I won't kill you, I mean it. If I say the duel is to the pod, or you ask for that, it's to the pod and nothing further. If I win a duel with someone who's failed to make that choice beforehand, they are not safe. My word is my bond, but sometimes I count on you not asking. I am a scoundrel after all.
If you break your word with me, there is no way to gain that trust back. I do not forgive. I do not forget, and I am extremely annoying to people I do not like. If you're on the naughty list, I don't just leave you coal, I leave you torpedoes and put downs.
A game is, after all just another part of your life, however minor. The defense of "It's just a game" doesn't hold up for that very reason. You hurt others through dishonesty, it's your and someone else's life. Your integrity vs. his trust. The conman that steals from your grandmother does the same thing. The man who yanks a purse off a ladies arm is doing it too.
It's not competition to steal or lie, it's wrong.
Be true to yourself, and you'll never go that way.
"i reached for the stars through the darkness, but the light shied away from my hands"