7 Reasons I’ll Never Be EVE Famous


Reasons I’ll never be EVE famous….

1. I’m not particularly good at EVE. Really, I’m not. Yes, I realize I’ve invested years into the game and by this point I should be able to really kick some ass, but the hard cold truth of the matter is...I suck. And really, I’m okay with that.

I have spent countless hours trying to learn all the things, I’ve been lectured about what goes on what ship and what can kill this and yada yada yada. But it’s just too much. My brain doesn’t want to absorb any of that technical stuff. And bless my corpies hearts, they try. They do. But there is just some fundamental part of me that refuses to learn some things. My eyes glaze over and I start to tune them out and I can’t help it!

Sure, I’m decent with some things. I do okay with Amarr ships, because of lasers. They are pretty simple. Long range, short range. And the green one. Got it. But when it comes to Minmatar ammo, I usually have a melt down if I have to choose on my own. I mean, really? There’s usually at least five options to choose from and I have to decide in combat based on what the other person is flying! And their ranges. Too much, no can do. If someone doesn’t tell me beforehand, I usually just end up firing away with whatever was already loaded. I know. I’m bad!

I’m so bad that when people link lol lossmails and everyone is having a great laugh over some noob/idiots fit, I usually have no idea what’s so funny. I do the fake laugh like, okay everyone else is laughing I probably should be too…

2. I’ll never be an FC, obviously. FCs know things. They know how to do things really well, leaders of men, etc. I can’t choose ammo lol, so I hardly think I can lead people into great glory! I marvel at Almity, one of the best FCs I’ve ever flown under. He knows exactly what to do at all times. He is confident and when I fly under him, I feel at ease. He isn’t going to welp the fleet for lols. He is mindful of so many things at once it truly amazes me. He is moving our fleet and keeping watch of the enemy fleet and organizing this and that. Meanwhile, I’m like, already forgetting what gate to warp to. Yeah.

Granted, I could possibly rally a fleet. I could get plenty of people to join it, but once it was all formed up, I’d be lost! lol My target calling would consist of ‘ok shoot that guy who is shooting me! Get him!’

3. I’m probably never going to leave FW. It’s home and I like it. I hear a lot ‘if you’ve never done anything else, then how do you really know?’ Well, I’ve heard enough stories to know that I wouldn’t ever make it in either High or Null. The ‘crafting’ side of EVE seems boring to me. I spend enough time on my alt moving stuff around for the corp to know that I couldn’t ever do that full time. Or anything else in High. I really love the thrill of PVP.

As for Null, honestly, Fweddit gives me enough of a taste to know that I couldn’t ever, ever survive in an alliance that big with that many kinds of personalities. I’d rather shove bamboo sticks underneath my fingernails than to have to listen to DurrHurrHurr types every single night. And the few times we get tidi in FW is enough for me. I can’t see how it could be fun trying to pvp in those big fights with everything in slow motion. Nor could I tolerate having to move around as much as they do. My Egghelende hangar is massive, I couldn’t imagine having to move all the things halfway across the universe to fight a new war.

So yeah, lots of ‘famous’ people come from Null and I will never live there!

4. Other ways people become famous is through blogging and forums. Sure, I have a blog, but I cannot write every single day like some people do. I’m in awe at some other bloggers who write massive amounts. They know things. And write about them. And previously stated, I know very little! It’s impressive how much people can write about EVE. I used to be in awe over Poe’s old blog. He’d write like, tons of stuff! And there are others who are really good at blogging. Me? Not so much.

And forums, ugh. I can’t do forums usually. There’s just so much of the forums, people write SO MUCH and I don’t have the time to keep up with it all. I marvel at others who can, but I cannot.

5. ‘Well, surely you can become a famous role player on EVE?’ you might say. Nope! Granted, I love rping on EVE. It is one of my favorite things to do (besides blowing up spaceships), but rping is a complicated thing. Role players are complicated people.

When I first started out, I’d rp my little heart out. I’d blog about it. A lot. But somewhere along the way one or two rpers completely and utterly trashed me in the RP community with nasty lies and it just became easier to withdraw from the community.

Sure, I still rp, but I don’t venture out that much. I rp with people I know. I don’t put myself out there like I used to because it isn’t much fun, knowing that many people have this preconceived idea about who I am.

6. ‘But you’re a girl!’ Sure. But if you haven’t noticed, not all females come to EVE for male attention. Yes, there are some who really play the guys online for all they’re worth. There are some girls who really need that attention and affirmation from internet men.

I’m not one of those. In fact, I’m pretty shy. Sorta, kinda, anyhow. If I know you of course I’ll talk your head off. But just straight up meeting people is a bit unnerving at times on the game because it is usually prefaced with ‘omg a gurl!’.

So yeah, I’m just not going to make videos chronicling my every little thought, nor am I going to take pics of my boobs and ass just to become e-famous (don’t think my guy would appreciate that anyhow lols).

7. The spy game, another way to become EVE famous. I’ve told this story before but in case you missed it the first time, here goes. I originally came to EVE because a friend of mine played it and he wanted me to come be a spy for his corporation. He linked something like this and I was intrigued. I had no idea what spying entailed really, only that I’d get to be a James Bond spy girl and it’d be all kinds of awesome. Also, I had thought it would be more roleplay spying.

However, when I made my account and got into the target corporation, I quickly realized that spying meant nothing more than lying out of character and tricking people. It had little to do with role play. I just couldn’t do it. So my spy-girl gig lasted all of two weeks. After the contract was up, I decided to stay in the corp I ‘infiltrated’ and ended up staying with them for over nine months. And after all these years, I still feel bad for spying!

So I’ll never be the next Istvaan Shogaatsu, Mintchip, or Chribba. I’ll never have hordes of people knowing I’m out there in their EVE, mucking around the space lanes blowing up Minmatar (or being blown up lol), but I’m okay with that.

Though I will never have space fame, I do have a great corporation to be extremely proud of. I have lots of truly wonderful friends that I would have never otherwise met unless I’d taken a chance on EVE. And though I’ll never be Spy Girl Extraordinaire, I’m very happy with where I am at in EVE….grunt # 53, you know, that girl who is almost not bad at pvp, if she could only choose the right ammo… ๐Ÿ™‚

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16 Responses to “7 Reasons I’ll Never Be EVE Famous”

  1. Poetic Stanziel Says:

    Altho I love DurrHurrDurr … his FC type is pretty rare. During the Fountain War all the FCs were pure professionals … Almity level pro … maybe even better than Almity. You might get more DurrHurrDurr’s in TEST, but they are few and far between in the CFC.

  2. I wasn’t aware that being ‘EVE famous’ was a winning conditionโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Don’t be silly, of course Shalee is famous!

  4. great wee read that m8, thnxz

  5. Murdoch Luther Says:

    Awesome article, was extremely well written and gave me some serious lols.

    I recently left Biohazard. maybe you amarr folk have heard of it, but its good to get a sense of what goes on, on the other side, other then local smack and spai Intel.

    I am glad this site was featured and I hope to have many more lols reading it, thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. 1. Haha I know the feeling. Damn game ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Didn’t notice 6. until you mentioned it, 4. is probably why myself and others are here, I wouldn’t count that one out so fast.

    The first 10 fans are the hardest.

  8. Eye in The Sky Says:

    Showed your article to my Wife, who is also an Eve player, she can relate to prety well most of what you mention especially about fittings and stuff, still when its time to blow spaceships up she gets stuck in like the rest of us. No one should ever, make the mistake of “pi**ing off a Babe flying a fully armed spaceship”

  9. Van SogunDale Says:

    You just put it into the right words, how prolly most of the eve players feel in EVE ๐Ÿ™‚

    Greetz

    Van ShogunDale

  10. Illiana Togenada Says:

    As a relatively new girl in the game I was really happy to read this as much of it sums up pretty much where I’m at (esp 6 ๐Ÿ™‚ ) Haven’t got into FW yet, but It’s out there waiting ….

  11. Awesome read, I also agree, Iโ€™ve done the HighSec, Nullsec NPC 0.0, LowSec and FW, Although I could never get into the RP of FW I do love to fly in lowsec pirating, Was never a fan of nullsec it had had its moments that was fun E.G see titans and supers all over the place big engagements had some sort of rush you just pray your not called primary. Become Famous Become DEAD!, If your a well known FC your primary! if your Famous your hunted.

    Keep writing! Enjoyable read!

    (Sorry for the poor grammar)

  12. I’m a bit disappointed you said that you couldn’t make it in high sec or null but you never even mentioned wormhole space.

    Wormholes are really basically a mix between the smaller scale low sec fights and null sec rules of engagement where you don’t have to worry about station guns (or even stations) and what not.

    • I second Alexis…
      I jumped inna hole witrhin my 1st six months and haf not regretted it once. Hisec is where I sell my ridiculously expensive lewts and slavage, Lowsec is a place I pass thru on my way to an’ from Hisec and Nullsec is a place where I pop out of a hole occsionally look around and see… mind numbing vastnesses of absolutely nothing at all…

      Anoikis…
      No local…
      NO CONCORD…
      vast riches…
      and very, very few people… but ALL of em will shoot on sight…

      Wormholes turned Mabrick into a PvPer… Just curious, but have you ever tried it?

      Gods I love life on the other side of the sky… =]

  13. Pinky Feldman Says:

    But you are famous! I make video with you in it!

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