What do I deserve?

Sugar Kyle recently asked the interesting question on what do you expect or deserve when you log into the game.


My answer –

. A stable and responsive game client

. An environment where everyone operates under the same set of rules

. Freedom to play in many different ways

. Variable rewards tiered roughly to the level of risk taken

. Success impacted by skilfulness, knowledge and effort

. Interactions with other players that stay within the EULA *

I know some people have the view that unless you are playing EVE a certain way (invariably their way), that the game shouldn’t be fun for you. I guess the narcissistic don’t really get the idea of a Sandpit game.


(* This is the bit of the EULA I was thinking about – “You may not submit any content to any chat room or other public forum within the Game that is harassing, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, libelous or defamatory, encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense or give rise to civil liabilities, or is unlawful in any other way..”)

5 thoughts on “What do I deserve?

  1. In regards to your ending clarification, with all of the “hate speech” laws coming on the books in various countries, such as having the quoting of Bible verses now a criminal offense in certain locations, that seems too slippery a slope, for eventually, *SOMEONE* will be offended by *ANYTHING* said, and mere offense is now grounds for civil action in certain locales.

    I find that oddly strange in a game where the approved mantra is a ceaseless chorus of “HTFU”.

    Rather hypocritical, frankly.

    • (Keeping in mind that was only one aspect I remarked on.)

      The EULA entry is not perfect.

      I don’t think anyone that plays EVE should be subjected to sustained behaviour that a reasonable person would find unduly offensive.

      I hope the current EULA gives CCP the flexibility to address – where sustained and unreasonable, such issues as they arise on a case by case basis.

  2. I gotta let sugar know she triggered something. Hell, a few more of us write about that idea and it is an unoffical blog banter


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