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Fickle Mistress EVE

A month, it seems, is a long time in New Eden. That EVE is clearly a feminine name is no coincidence I suspect. I dared allow myself some time to engage in the real world and although I feel I did not scorn her, EVE nonetheless acted with fury that Read more…

By Mat Westhorpe, ago
Freebooted

The Evolution of EVE Society

I’ve arrived safely in Vegas after a ten-hour flight which gave me plenty of time to reflect on all things EVE (between preparing myself for a week in the US by watching the inflight movies ‘Paul’ and ‘Battle: Los Angeles’). Community Crisis? Shortly before departing, I gate-crashed the recording of Read more…

By Mat Westhorpe, ago
Freebooted

I Am an EVE Player

I am an EVE player. I am one of thousands of individuals who make up a society of space-faring tycoons that participate in an endless dance of creation and destruction. In our virtual world there are people I admire, friends I have never met, visionaries who shape our universe and Read more…

By Mat Westhorpe, ago
Freebooted

The Free Boot Awards 2010

Given the recognition that the EVE community regularly receives, I was curious to lift the lid and take a closer look on the parts that affect my game experience. Having never been part of other gaming communities (apart from a brief involvement in the Battlefield 1942: Galactic Conquest mod community Read more…

By Mat Westhorpe, ago
Freebooted

Green Shoots

We’ve been quiet of late here at Freebooted. It was a symptom of a corporation-wide loss of interest in EVE which had a knock-on effect on this blog, sorry about that. But having stepped away from the capsule for a couple of months and enjoyed a period of holidays, bathroom-redecorating Read more…

By Mat Westhorpe, ago
Freebooted

Dear God, Please Kill Them All

Welcome to the twentieth installment of the EVE Blog Banter, the monthly EVE Online blogging extravaganza created by CrazyKinux. The EVE Blog Banter involves an enthusiastic group of gaming bloggers, a common topic within the realm of EVE Online, and a week to post articles pertaining to the said topic. Read more…

By Mat Westhorpe, ago
Freebooted

Free Cadmium Moon

Hurry, hurry, hurry, get your free Cadmium moon. While stocks last. Wildly Inappropriate have attacked our POS, the Free Boot, and put it into reinforced. As we Freebooters are having a period of relative inactivity, they’re probably doing us a favour, so I’ve declined their 350m isk ransom and told Read more…

By Mat Westhorpe, ago
Freebooted

Peaks and Troughs

Time has been called on the Chronofile and Rettic has left EVE. This makes me sad. For many reasons. With his departure, the EVE community loses one of it’s great contributors. His blog, Rettic’s Log: The Chronofile, was always a great source of insight and information as well as home Read more…

By Mat Westhorpe, ago
Freebooted

In Defence of the CSM

Following CCP’s recent removal of a member of the Council of Stellar Management, there has been an outpouring of vitriol and negativity from many amongst the vocal player-base. I’m not surprised, I doubt there’s an MMO in the world that doesn’t have forums full of naysayers and boo-boys. But I Read more…

By Mat Westhorpe, ago