This blog is going to be full of long postings. If you can’t handle the reading, get out of the library. I’m generally not in the mood to answer knee jerk comments.
If you can read it, welcome.
This is a blog about Eve Online, but it’s going to touch on many things about MMOs in general. I’m a sociologist, or at least my diploma says so. I’m not affiliated with any significant group in Eve, national or otherwise, or at least I don’t feel about the affiliations I do have strongly enough to compromise my scientific integrity. So in that sense I’m just about as neutral as they get. I have never been Eve-famous in any way, at least up until this blog, but there’s a certain chance you might have heard about me elsewhere, which is one of the reasons I prefer to stay anonymous — or pseudonymous, to be more precise. I got my PhD (or rather, the roughly equivalent Russian title) in studying online gaming communities in 2004. I have been playing Eve on and off since late 2006. (Everything I do for fun eventually turns out to have been science all along, this is incredibly annoying.)
What I do most in Eve is not playing as such, but listening to the clash of ideologies, interests, and watching Eve develop over the years.
And here, I’m going analyse all that to bits. For Science.
P.S. Should you wish to contact me privately for whatever reason, you can always use firstname.lastname@example.org — Google Talk works too.
P.P.S. I got a twitter in case you care.
P.P.P.S. I broke down and made an alt named “Mary Clarissa Titor” to go with this blog, so you can also evemail me if you’re so inclined.