EVE Online is the last remaining computer game where the interaction between players actually matters. Within EVE, the smaller and the more ambitious a group is, the more the actions of one man or woman impacts the success of the whole team. Wormholes with their resource and mass limits attract smaller groups who relish the complexity of transient routes, danger running even the most mundane activities and the uncertainties that this lifestyle brings. Wormholers are tight group, even by EVE standards for those reasons and many of us can not imagine anymore flying in the anonymity of a large k-space alliance. And when corpmates become friends, the transition from “game” to “Real Life” is complete.
On December 30th 2018, our corpmate Mindful Visteen died while logged into EVE. He was scanning an unknown signature when he suddenly disconnected and dropped off voice comms. Nobody knew what happened, people attributed his sudden disappearance to a computer or network crash and only later we found out from a friend what happened. It hit us like a sledgehammer. Some of the information can be found here, some other details stay with us. Continue reading