A Love/Hate Relationship

He un-docked his shiny new ship, the love affair which had taken him an age to carefully collate. After 5 minutes in low sec his ship was obliterated by a sneaky scumbag. All that work, all that time wasted.

We've all been there, cruel fate taking from us by force our very identity. Many of us choose to accept the punishment and carry on as best we can. Some of us get even. But some of us even complain, constantly. We complain about the physics, we complain about the rigidly-regular software patches, we complain that Faction Warfare is broken, that low sec is ignored, that ships are unbalanced, node crashes, PvP, missions, mining, manufacture, local, lag...etc.

The list is endless and one would assume, that with all this contempt toward New Eden, the galaxy would eventually implode into a ghost of it's former self, with scores rage quitting never to return.

But there is one simple reason why we complain with daffy passion about our realm of robbery and reward. It's also the reason why we never leave, and why New Eden is as vast as never before. My fellow troopers, the simple truth is that we all love EvE Online, and despite the flaws or hard nature we cannot satisfy our thirst for it. We are on some level; sado-masochists.

Oww, Oww, Ooh.

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Rixx Javix said...

On "some" level? Lol, seriously I think it is much more obvious than that. Bring on the pain!

Redundant blogger said...

"It's like a poorly tooth, I just can't, I just can't stop touching it, Oww..." - Bill Hicks (Rant in E Minor).

Mandrill said...

I couldn't agree more. Now would you mind applying these electrodes here and here

Aaaaaargh! ooh thank-you, again please.

Mat Westhorpe said...

Funny but oh so true. I think there is an element of sado-masochism involved in playing EVE. We're all essentially digital self-harmers. We need help.

do pheromones work said...

I enjoyed reading your post about love/hate realationship. It makes a lot of sense. Thanks for sharing!