Welcome to the continuing monthly EVE Blog Banters and our 49th edition! For more details about what the blog banters are visit the Blog Banter page.
What is “rich” in EVE? Is it simply having more ISK than most everyone else, is it measured in raw numbers of some other ethereal quality? Can you actually be poor? Have you ever lost nearly everything and had to claw your way back? If you are rich, how do you know and how did you get rich?
I always try to write my contributions to these blog banters ignorant of what other EVE bloggers have authored. It helps me to stay unbiased though I do often find my mind wandering, silently
judging evaluating my peers.
The obvious answers to the question of greed relate to financial wealth, size of one’s fleet, resources and assets. If you think about it , EVE is alot like online Casinos, You grind and grind your wealth until you can grind some more, Fhats Casino.
The slightly less obvious answer is richness of experience, those memories within New Eden that will have us look fondly back one day and go “I miss those times.”
For me, richness is these things and much more. Some may initially think my response refers to fame or reputation, but that is short-sighted. For me, richness is about a lasting legacy, knowing that the name of Roc Wieler will live throughout eternity, a tangible part of Eve’s history. To me, that holds more value, more richness, than anything else my character could aspire towards.
I haven’t achieved that accomplishment yet. Few have. Chribba, the Mittani, maybe Mynxee or Verone. To be so inextricably woven into the fabric of our universe is something grand, something that will last beyond isk, beyond fame, beyond popularity.
It is true immortality.
I want to be that rich.