There was an interesting article published the other day about some of the ugliness in the EVE Online Community.
It finished with the line:
“We should figure out how to do something about that.”
A throwaway line maybe, but how complicated is that one sentence?
I was writing a long post about my experiences in EVE, in other games, and with social media generally over the last 25 years. I just couldn’t get it to all flow nicely. My conclusion was that I am not sure EVE is especially worse than other competitive games where players directly interact, and that the problem of people not respecting others is a much wider social issue. It would have been a very convincing post, my best ever. You will just have to take my word for it.