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Amid all the trash talking in the game, all the chest beating, and all the trolling, let’s take a break and thank those who actually make all that possible. I’m not talking about CCP, though they make the game. EVE is unique in the gaming world in that it relies exclusively on the players to create their own content, however, this is something that all of us, even myself, take for granted.

I wanted to take a few moments and give some due credit to all those in this game that help make it what it is. The truth is that we would not have anyone to smack talk, no space to play in, no poses to hide in, and no station to spin in if the few people in the game who manage those networks left. There would be no fleets to fight if there were no FC’s, and there would be nothing to fight over if the CEO’s, alliance leaders, scouts, and spies did not find stuff for the FC’s to do. These people actually work in a video game instead of play it, and they make it possible for thousands to have fun.

POS Workers/Managers

These people have chosen to help their group out by anchoring towers in space, putting fuel inside a fuel bay, and playing SimCity with the pos mods. This is one of the most un-appreciated roles I have seen in EVE, and I just wanted to thank all of you who do this. Thank you for taking time out of your life to make sure the thousands of players who rely on POS networks have content. Keep up the work, and maybe one day CCP will actually make it better for you. It may not take much time to run fuel out to a tower; however, the real work comes in with setting it up and running the entire POS network. Before complaining about it being easy, if your POS guy quit would you be willing to run the network yourself? I don’t even know who does that for the corp I am in, yet I use towers all the time.

CEO/DIRECTOR

Thank you for what you do, and I would like to give a special thank you to my CEO, White Aero, the head Panda. Seriously, though, CEO/Directors have to solve problems, mostly drama, handle corp business, and a host of other things–and they do it at the expense of actually playing the game. There are many CEO/Directors who are accused of being inactive/AFK but in reality they are simply busy managing the actual work that it takes to run a corp and don’t actually have time to undock and have fun. They literally work a job in a game….for you! If you have a chance to actually talk to you CEO amide all his/her meetings tell them thank you. Without these managers and organizers EVE would be in a sad shape.

Fleet Commanders

FC’s are loved when winning and hated when losing. However, if people were not willing to actually command fleets then it would be very difficult to get players together and focused on a common goal. Having someone who wants to deal with the hassle of setting up and running fleets is a huge bonus in ensuring EVE players have something to do. It’s easy to get mad at an FC for losing ships, but try growing and learning with your FC instead of bringing him down for mistakes. Thank you to all of you who take out fleets–even though you know what will happen if you make a mistake.

Fleet Support

Thank you to those who step up and help the FC and the fleet. You guys/gals are there, sitting in a staging system, scouting ahead of fleet, bubbling, making pings, scanning, boosting, etc. and you miss out many times on the main action. However, you are no less important to ensuring that the main action actually happens. A very special thank you to the logistic ship pilots who ensure that the fleet lives as long as possible. There are many fleet doctrines based off of alpha volley in an attempt to render logi un-effective, and that speaks volumes about how important it is. Logi pilots are loved when they rep in time, and hated when the reps don’t hold. Either way, thank them because it would be a lot worse if they were not there. Thanks again to everyone who helps support the fleets.

Alliance Leadership

These are the real movers and shakers in the game. They take everything mentioned above and attempt to bring it together in some cohesive, organized form (some are more successful than others). They have to deal with all kinds of drama, stress, problems, and management situations. Take some time and thank your alliance leaders (thank you, Vince) for what they do as it is not as easy as it looks. Alliance leaders cause massive amounts of EVE content with their decisions. They can get thousands of players into a war they lose, which could cost their group everything, but they can also help thousands of players get into a war they win. They make all kinds of decisions in an attempt to make something of their name and their group and these decisions change the face of EVE and write gaming history.

Burned Out

Many leaders, I would dare say all, get tired eventually. This causes them to take a break and get “burned out”. This leaves a power vacuum when a CEO quits, and can cause a fail cascade when an Alliance CEO quits. One leader anywhere in an organization that gets burned out can affect thousands of player’s gameplay. Thankfully, many of these leaders come back after taking a break, and I am constantly amazed with EVE being the where people leave and then back. My biggest point to make here is simple. If you are a leader and need a break…take one….don’t let it get to the point where you are burned out. Members should understand if you need a break, and you will not be so bitter after one then if you get completely burned out.

Thanks again!

EVE lives and dies on player created content. Thank you to those of you who have chosen to help be part of that content cycle. I hope you continue to do so, even through the hard times, the slow times, and the tired times.

GG

~jsb

59 Comments

  1. blubblub

    so true!

    October 21, 2013 at 10:40 am Reply
  2. Loot Fairy

    and ofcourse again no love for the heroes of the New Order, who fight the good fight every day against the thousands of botting highsec dwellers.

    October 21, 2013 at 11:00 am Reply
    1. EasyKill

      Long live the New Order!

      It is the penicillin G to the hi sec bot aspirant syphilis.

      October 21, 2013 at 6:47 pm Reply
    2. GFY

      New Order…..AKA, scared to leave hisec, and no PVP skills.

      October 21, 2013 at 7:32 pm Reply
    3. Barkaway

      Must be 2 New Orders because the New Order i know of, is just a bunch og ganking sons of bitches, they don care if you are a bot or not..:)

      October 22, 2013 at 10:13 am Reply
  3. Dennis the Dreamer

    So thank you Gevlon?

    October 21, 2013 at 11:00 am Reply
  4. Atogrim

    Maybe i was part of the right kind of corps/allies in my very active eve time but fcs and support always were honoured.
    About the rest….very true.

    October 21, 2013 at 11:05 am Reply
  5. Lukas Rox

    Let’s not forget the third party devs, most notably the creators of Aura, Neocom and Evanova!

    October 21, 2013 at 11:27 am Reply
    1. GrouchyOldGamer

      Agreed, dotlan is run by one guy.

      October 21, 2013 at 11:31 am Reply
      1. Dave from FA

        Dotlan could be improved quite a lot though. It needs to be more strategic and intelligent and then it would be more useful to FA. The simplistic way it is set up probably works if you are a goon I would guese but for player like FA trying to get more out of EvE it doesn’t quite cut it.

        October 21, 2013 at 6:42 pm Reply
        1. Dirty Rotten Sneaky Bastard

          Then quit bitching and go help the guy or shut up.

          October 21, 2013 at 7:32 pm Reply
      2. FROGS FOR LIFE

        +1 I use dotlan every day.

        October 21, 2013 at 7:57 pm Reply
      3. DOTLAN is awesome.

        October 21, 2013 at 8:47 pm Reply
    2. very very important, yes. But i was trying to stick with in EVE for this article.

      October 21, 2013 at 8:47 pm Reply
  6. juan more group

    I would also argue the logistically inclined people who haul in, fit, and setup contracts for all the ships everyone flies.

    October 21, 2013 at 1:22 pm Reply
    1. yes. i forgot. just shows how unappreciated they are. HOWEVER, at the leadership level these guys are usually well taken care of, more then the ones i mentioned (b/c leadership knows how important this is).

      I could be wrong, but it what I’ve seen.

      October 21, 2013 at 8:46 pm Reply
  7. Billbo

    Let’s not forget your friendly alliance awoxer!

    October 21, 2013 at 2:48 pm Reply
  8. StarFleetCommander

    You forgot Logistic pilots

    October 21, 2013 at 3:10 pm Reply
    1. That is important. Hauling stuff around and setting up contracts/ships is a lot of work. I knew I would forget some role out there. :(

      sad panda

      October 21, 2013 at 8:45 pm Reply
  9. Inigo Montoya

    Thank you Mittens. You’ve helped us dunk many a sperglord alliance…

    October 21, 2013 at 3:42 pm Reply
  10. heh

    surprised evenews never did an article on the 2 day battle in 9uy so far… and which will bound to continue. A little surprising since its the most active region in the game at the moment.

    October 21, 2013 at 3:44 pm Reply
    1. FROGS FOR LIFE

      You sure about that? I’ve been fighting TEST squids in FW for the last week and there have been 1200+ kills per day in 2 systems there for some it.

      October 21, 2013 at 7:56 pm Reply
      1. FA Pro

        Faction war?
        Lol, go do some mining.

        October 21, 2013 at 8:08 pm Reply
        1. is soo fluffeh

          gobble gobble

          October 22, 2013 at 1:20 am Reply
  11. Viruk

    Nice to see such article having well written good points. It’s nice to know atleast some appreciate the eve game and what defines the game!
    As one wrote below, you forgot logistic pilots. Extremely much thanks for them and triage carrier’s. Its fucking boring, but needs to be done, so thanks! 😉

    October 21, 2013 at 4:16 pm Reply
  12. alx

    I played the POS game allot… But since CCP don’t give a shit about the POS revamp that everyone asks for… Dont give a shit about the old outdated systems and game mechanics that could be fixed, and all that techinical stuff that “Enablers” have to work with, and the development is really slow… I stoped flogging the dead horse and I quit EVE…. I will resume my subscription when they delivery at last half what is asked… that may be never… But since there is always hope I will continue checking the evenews whille playing other games… or maybe I just need a long, long rest….

    October 21, 2013 at 4:41 pm Reply
    1. slipt

      If you quit eve, why are you still here?

      October 21, 2013 at 11:27 pm Reply
    2. BURNTOUT POS TECH

      Apparently CCP thinks sitting for hours on waiting for timers to cooldown and clicking ‘anchor’ and ‘online’ is good gameplay. How about a F**KING simple que system already. Thanks

      October 22, 2013 at 11:55 am Reply
  13. nonmmpm

    Big shoutout to White Aero, he, is someone you want to be your ceo. Damn fine gentlemen

    October 21, 2013 at 5:25 pm Reply
  14. TiredCEO

    thank you.

    October 21, 2013 at 5:32 pm Reply
    1. Anon

      Some CEOs in coalitions work harder than others though…. In our coalition we have a large alliance that holds a huge amount of map that has got very lazy and at this point is really very useless. But then there are other alliance in EvE like FA, just for example, who seem to do all the important work and carry the others.

      October 21, 2013 at 6:48 pm Reply
  15. FA the Best Content Creators

    Big shout out to FA. Without their leadership the CFC would be a very boring place, as well as the rest of EvE.

    October 21, 2013 at 6:37 pm Reply
    1. Andrew Metzger

      You know, if you tried a little less hard to get an “FA ROCKS!!!!11one!” post in the top five comments of EVERY article your propaganda effort might not be so obvious.

      October 21, 2013 at 10:11 pm Reply
      1. Dave From FA

        copy is the most sincerest form of flattery
        Hey Test sitting in your space killing your rats taking your worth while corps v0v

        October 21, 2013 at 11:18 pm Reply
        1. FA the leading meatsheild

          “Imitation” is the most sincerest form of flattery.

          I fixed it for you dumb ass

          October 21, 2013 at 11:31 pm Reply
          1. Dave From FA

            thanks Bro for pampering to my complexities appreciate it

            October 21, 2013 at 11:34 pm
        2. I IS SOO FLUFFY U GONNA DIE!

          As a member of FA I would like to say we are a true flock. Like turkeys
          we fluff and go into full strut when our hormones kick in, and we like to
          gobble and make noise at least until hunting season, at which point you will see
          nothing of us except pods.
          Signed Mr Fluff -_-

          October 22, 2013 at 1:18 am Reply
          1. lol

            October 22, 2013 at 4:49 am
  16. anoymous

    You forgot w-space probe scouts.
    But anyway thanks guys for making this game great!

    October 21, 2013 at 8:15 pm Reply
    1. FA Pro

      Lol you must be kidding. Those guys are EvEs most useless.

      October 21, 2013 at 8:22 pm Reply
      1. Unless you get stuck in a WH, then the guy with a probe is a god.

        October 21, 2013 at 8:42 pm Reply
        1. FA Pro

          Only a nube would go into a WH. So no one cares about them.

          October 21, 2013 at 8:45 pm Reply
          1. Justin May

            FA pro? Pro what? Pro fail?

            October 22, 2013 at 12:18 am
          2. is soo fluffeh

            Gobble Gobble

            October 22, 2013 at 1:20 am
      2. Mr FixIT

        Nou nou dont for get your place noob from FA. w-space probe scouts are more important then your shitty FA

        October 22, 2013 at 8:41 am Reply
  17. sister_uta

    You also forgot the long unsung content creator, captain blue-on-blue diplo incident.

    ‘That one pilot’ who just can’t seem to get their overview straight and everyone secretly suspects is actually doing it intentionally. Every alliance has at least one.

    October 21, 2013 at 8:54 pm Reply
    1. RC

      It’s called “Whiskey night”, ask your friendly neighborhood panda next time you see him.

      October 22, 2013 at 1:26 am Reply
  18. Rapta

    White Aero is a terrible Ceo

    October 21, 2013 at 9:22 pm Reply
  19. Dave From FA

    we need more content creators to be honest and I agree with the article these selfless guys are the life blood of any alliance / corp. They deserve the big up and they make our game happen. It would be nice to see some true personalities come back to the game though. You know true hero’s like dogbuttdolgla, general windypops, Butterdog, LordDragonMP5 or maybe some crusty old clown like Sir Molle. Lets be honest we all need a focus to hate and those jokers will give us that in spades. Also the current set of bad guys find it hard to type let alone become a hate figure. Vince Draken well he all noise no bite, PGL ok but look at is girlfriend twice and he will scream and scream and scream until you internet sandcastle collapses, Shadoo does not play anymore and even if he did he does not have an alliance behind him to back up his deranged mumblings. They are all quite fail and are more comedy villains than anything to get worked up about. The content is not the same anymore, but I guess that’s the price to pay when you’re on top all the time.
    Viva FA, long live Zagdul
    Dave

    October 21, 2013 at 11:32 pm Reply
    1. lol

      We have a focus to hate. Its cfc.

      October 22, 2013 at 6:08 am Reply
    2. Mr FixIT

      Dave go back to your trailer camp you dumb troll. oow and when you are passing Fagduls trailer tell him to stop sucking CFC’s bals.

      October 22, 2013 at 8:39 am Reply
  20. Herpa Derp

    FUCK FA FUCK FA FUCK FA FUCK FA FUCK FA FUCK FA FUCK FA FUCK FA FUCK FA FUCK FA FUCK FA FUCK FA FUCK FA oh and FUCK YO MOMMA FA

    October 22, 2013 at 3:53 am Reply
  21. bestshot

    props to all the guys that do the “work” in eve

    October 22, 2013 at 4:29 am Reply
  22. JIeoH Mocc

    Looked for the bittervet category, didn’t find it, skipped the article.

    October 22, 2013 at 6:51 am Reply
  23. BS

    HE DIDIN’T THANK GEVLON GOBLIN WTF ? I’m shocked.

    October 22, 2013 at 9:18 am Reply
  24. Sidara Davidson

    I like how this whole article makes no mentioning of the manufacturers or miners a.k.a. the only people who allow those ships and POSes to be built and used by all these other people in the first place.

    I am a miner and manufacturer and I have no delusions about my worth. I know that I am but a small pixel of a peck of a huge wast canyon and therefore, pretty meaningless.
    But without all those pecks, that canyon would not be so huge and magnificent, no matter how many people you put in charge of managing it.

    You wanna talk about unappreciated people in EVE, go see indy people.

    October 22, 2013 at 9:45 am Reply
  25. Ambulation. ONE DAY RIGHT

    Big shout out to the recruiting staff for CCP. Because without their tireless efforts we wouldn’t see this amazing development pace which has seen us stuck using a decade old UI.

    Ahh wait shit..

    And before I hear “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” …. Horses never broke either.

    October 22, 2013 at 11:59 am Reply
  26. Aonus_the_blaster_maniac

    THANKYOU GEVLON GOBLIN! Thankyou for all the hard work u put into giving something for people to read and toss out angry comments to. without you, Evenews would be dull and boring.

    There.. i said it. someone had to amirite?

    October 22, 2013 at 12:16 pm Reply
  27. Bp920091

    Don’t forget about your Recruiters and Human Resource people (other than CEOs). The people who do the tireless job of checking the background of recruits, resolving conflict within the corp, and actually getting new recruits up to speed and fully integrated into said corp (This can be a major issue, and key to solving a disconnect between the old members and the new ones).

    Could this be done by a CEO/Director, yes, but they have much more work to do…

    October 23, 2013 at 2:24 am Reply

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