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My name is Hallan Turrek. This is my blog.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

EVE Blog Banter #2 - This Is My Time.

"This month's EVE Blog Banter comes to us from Brinelan over at The Shard ( He asks: What drew us into EVE, what keeps us playing the game and what brought us back if we've ever left?"

I enjoy the space combat genre of games. I played an old game called TDZK which was a text based EVE, I played Elite on the NES and it's sequels. Loved Wing Commander. Loved Freespace. Absolutely fell in love with Freelancer. The truth of the matter is, I love space combat. It is by far my favorite genre of game.

That said, EVE has a hell of a learning curve, but I'm sticking to it cause I know in the grand scheme of things I'm not doing so badly. That's right, I'm sticking around cause I know I'm learning it faster than some other new guys are.

If you look around at other MMOG's out there you'll find a lot of good ones and a few great ones. EVE stands head and shoulders above the rest.

I love a universe I can just immerse myself in, I love that I can do whatever I want. I love that it gives me an entire universe to play with. I can mine, hunt, police, build an empire, break one down, or watch it fall. I can hire myself out as a merc, research ships or technology. I can explore the universe and make money doing it.

This is my time. If anyone wants to take it away they'll have to fight me for it, and I like my chances.

Good Day.

PS. If this appears shorter than you expected, realize I just found the email 30 minutes ago saying this had to be up today. I don't actually check my email... ever... so uh... yeah.



  1. I'd say you're galloping along that learning curve, Hal...with quite an amusing style that is all your own. You are really fun to fly with.

  2. To the point works well sometimes. Good post.

  3. Would you agree that EVE's steep learning curve is part of the reason behind its allure? Kinda like the elite MMO? I would think so.


  4. Depends on the person, if they're anything like myself it becomes a "this will not defeat me" kind of thing.

    Some people see it as a reason to quit. Once I know others have it figured out, I have to figure it out as well.

    So in a way yeah.

  5. I think part of the learning curve is probably the knowledge that so many pilots are out there with tens of millions more SP than you.

    The more experienced players know this isn't necessarily a big deal, but to the new player, SPs are everything

  6. "This is my time. If anyone wants to take it away they'll have to fight me for it, and I like my chances."


    You have my respect.