It appears that the entire EVE blogosphere has polarized itself into 2 camps, those who defend Highsec miners and those who see them as target for some reason or the other. The maelstrom of blog posts has sucked in writers who normally deliver original and readable content but currently seem content to put out unreadable walls of text.
So what is going on?
Basically, blowing up high security ships has become en-vogue and wrapped in some pseudo-religious / pseudo rational rhetoric has become a “cause” worth fighting for. Those who do it for this cause have – needless to say – fallen prey to propaganda and they feel righteous about it (the gold standard by which success of propaganda is measured). The other camp – with equal zeal – defends the rights of the helpless miners and labels the aggressors as cowardly or at least misguided.
I won’t dive into this too deeply – all arguments have been made – but I do wonder why this is such a big deal at the moment. Surely, there is more going on in New Eden worth writing about?
Well, it doesn’t seem so. Nullsec seems calcified – all parties have what they want – and while FW has truly invigorated lowsec life, there is nothing new and worth talking about in high sec. The absence of news content means that small stories like the said miner-bumping receives so much press. And its nice and polarizing – you can feel good having a strong opinion.
Well, so I shall hope this blows over, just like other news stories. Miners will adapt and join real corporations, fly in WH space where life is rough but the expectations of sudden death make miners generally smarter. Or they will play another game – I hear World of Warcraft actually is quite good these days – and leave CCP with few more Plex. The mineral prices will not be affected since for every high sec miner lost, three nullsec bots will undock. The James_315 crew will run out of targets, venture to lowsec, get murdered by some real FW PvP players and run off to the safety of nullsec or World of Tanks. And life goes on.
So, please bloggers, stop focusing on this – if your EVE life is so boring that you can’t think of another topic to write about, leave your C5 or C6, leave your nullsec fortresses and join FW, join a C2 crew and experience EVE as an exciting game full of stories.
And yes, we are recruiting 🙂