Right. So after talking with Hilmar at Fanfest and receiving unbelievable inspiration from everyone I met; after being humbled by the impact I’ve had on some real lives … I decided it was time to do more for our EVE Online community.
It began with a simple idea. How do I make a healthy lifestyle appealing to EVE Online players? Dick Talens over at Fitocracy wrote an app. I’m working on an app as well. More on that in another post. I don’t want to replicate what Fitocracy is. What would be the point of reinventing the wheel? Also, I don’t want to bite off more than I can chew as this will undoubtedly be something I do in my spare time so being automated is a plus. It would also be great if the community could get involved in helping me create it. The efforts of the many always outweigh the efforts of the few.
Real life digital skill books. Real life skill training, just like in-game. You want to learn Cardio II? It will have a specific set of requirements (like already having Cardio I) and actual time spent to learn it, just like in-game. I could probably even borrow the look and feel to a degree. You want to reach the specialization skills? You need to learn the basics first. Sound familiar?
I shared this idea with a few esteemed colleagues and friends whom also happen to play EVE Online. They loved its simplicity.
I registered the Clone Upgrade domain. I haven’t done a thing with it as of yet.
As an EVE Online player hopefully you’ve heard of SomerBlink. They do wicked lotteries and the technology behind their website is brilliant. I’m fortunate in that I know GrammarNazi personally. He’s part of that corp and while I absolutely detest his name, I’ve reached out to him to see if he can help me build this vision into reality.
I can architect this. I can design this. I could probably build it but it would take a long while. I’m hopeful that if I can get a few good web developers onboard to help me out, we can put together something pretty awesome in shorter order. If you’re interested in assisting me with this vision, email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m asking for your help.