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Knights of the Banter

The blogging community is an unquantifiable source of reading material with all manner of contributors; some transient, some content to stay in their corner and some you couldn’t shut up if you tried. The Blog Banters are by no means an accurate measure of the community, but the concept is Read more…

By Mat Westhorpe, ago
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An Ecosystem of Wordsmiths

There has been some recent community discussion regarding the welfare of the EVE blogosphere. Marc Scaurus, custodian of the Blog Pack and EVE-Bloggers as well as Judgemeister General of the Eebies (the EVE Blogger Awards), has published a blogpost asking for a frank look at how these community services (and Read more…

By Mat Westhorpe, ago
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EVE Development Strategy on Trial

Kaeda Maxwell, like many EVE players, was attracted to EVE Online for its scope and promise. The wealth of gameplay options offered by the New Eden sandbox promised the opportunity to partake in a gaming environment of infinite possibilities. The audacity and creativity of CCP’s ever-expanding universe was a powerful Read more…

By Mat Westhorpe, ago
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Mittens and the Echo Chamber of Goon

In my last Guild Launch Exploring EVE Online column, The Metagame Rabbit Hole, I discussed the complex communications and entertainment infrastructure that supports CCP Pokethulhu’s “Nation of EVE”. As with any society, EVE Online‘s intertwined communities are linked together by a broad spectrum of interaction, most notably the player-driven news media. Read more…

By Mat Westhorpe, ago
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Blog Banter 38: Dogma

Welcome to the 38th edition of the EVE Blog Banter, a community discussion that delves broader and deeper into the topics of the moment in all matters EVE Online. This month’s community meat upon which we dine is inspired by an obscure and inactive blogger you’ve probably never heard of. Read more…

By Mat Westhorpe, ago