I have one thing to say about the farm, no taxes, no social security thing. Think about the health of your kids (or your kids to be, or your neighbours kids if you don't want any).
It is that simple.
I want to live in a place that will look after my kids (and my wife and myself for that matter) if they get sick. Whether that is through a public health system, preferably, or a market insurance system, it is still dependent on society.
Good luck on your farm when your new born baby has a major health issue, or one of your loved ones gets seriously ill. Or if you are.
We wouldn't even be having this conversation if it wasn't for a series of amazing developments in human society in the last 100 years that brought us rockets, computers, the internet and a million other wonderful things. You think that you can just pick and chose what you want from that without contributing to the development of the science and society that delivers it?
And you call Thekla's request to read some real philosophers inflammatory?
Seriously...just think it through. Yes, there is a life outside modern society. Can it exist in a non-barbaric state? highly unlikely.
Nice write-up again Sambo. It is good to see the ping issue (and our national telecommunications woes) get an airing with the population of new eden. The article generated a lot of commentary and debate as well. Good work, +1.
1) How long have you been playing & been resident in RvB? Just over a year and in RvB for almost all of that time.
2) How long have you been FCing? On and off over the last 6 months.
3) Did you only start FCing in RvB? Yes, but now looking to branch into some spectre fleets.
4) Are you experienced in FCing in Empire Wars, low-sec and/or null-sec as well as RvB? No, with the exception of very limited low sec FCing to date.
5) Logistics - good or bad? In terms of RvB fleets / Fleets in general. If you have other experience with Logi say here too. Has saved my bacon before. Good if you have it, bad if you don't and your opposition does.
6) Ewar - good or bad? In terms of RvB fleets / Fleets in general. If you have other experience with EWAR say here too. Well, obviously tackle is essential, and damps/td/tp etc useful in certain circumstances. as to jamming, well, happy not to have it in RvB.
7) What is your comfort level when FCing? Small gang / maybe up to 20 members atm. hoping to increase my comfort level. Don't really mind the ship comp. happy with BS down. Looking forward to caps one day
Examples: "I am happy with frigs only", "I love BS heavy well supported fleets", "Im a nano fag", "Mallers are the way to a flawless victory", "I dont care as long it is a brawl"
8) Related to the above, how about fleet sizes, what is the sweet spot for you to handle? See above.
9) Shiny loot: all proceeds to RvB or split amongst the fleet? In the only really big kill I was FC for (a 3b isk drunk blue in a freighter) I asked for the look to be split. Anything smaller happy to let the loot whores reign. If there was an RvB loot rule would happily support that too.
Thanks Mang and all the organisers, and a VERY special thanks to the pilots of RvB who jumped in to fill holes in teams and ensure they could take the field and the tournament could be the awesome specticle it has been so far!
That was the most radical change in my life as a parent: we returned home from a holiday where our first born had learned to crawl. Suddenly (after "watch it, he's reaching for those scissors!" and "careful, he just opened the cupboard where the whiskey is stored") we realised the entire apartment was in need of restructuring
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This ^^, right down to the whiskey cupboard - had to rearrange pretty much every cupboard, get child locks for most of them (which makes opening and closing them a pain for all involved) and develop a sixth sense for sharp or heavy objects within reach!
The material goods are gonna get thrown away, the memories with my daughter will live forever.
Fine idea Hormone1971, I am definitely keen, though would need a little notice to negotiate family requirements. I live an hour and 20 min out of town but can make the trip down. late June might suit - maybe we can celebrate / commiserate our performance in the tournament
"F*ck man. You guys don't even have someone to point that arbitrator?!? The only reason I joined is so you could get your shit together. THIS is the REASON I don't FC. Seriously guys, you have EVERYTHING you need to win this fight. I am going to get you a warp in then leave fleet. OH man."
Not sure how to really make a poll, but will accept + and - 1s depending on your agreement or otherwise.
Note: love you Tele, and always happy to have you in fleet or FC, your vivid exasperation aside.
When you catch yourself wishing you had sticked with maths instead of switching to humanities for the sole reason that you want to be able to work out tracking, distance and angular velocity to apply more damage with your turrets.
I hope it is the first of many. I do not have the depth of experience in this game that many of the player content creators out there do, but I have really enjoyed my first year (well nearly 11 months) in eve, and my time with RvB. I hope to continue to build my enjoyment of the game, try new things and blow fellow pilots up as time goes by, and share some of that with anyone who cares to read it.
A lot of new players seem to get driven away by the negativity and difficulty they perceive in the game. I am happy to say my experience has been quite the opposite, and as I mention in the blog, thanks to you all in RvB for making it that way. This is an awesome organisation, lots of fun and a great place to find your feet and grow eve.
By the way, I am a techno incompetent, so if I want to make that link read as "Shaggy's blog", or "Yeah Baby", or "Sharing the Love" or whatever, how the fuck do I do that?
Finally, thanks to the guys over at multiplexgaming.com (who are the host of the podside cast) for hosting the blog on their site.