In all serious, it's time for CK's Blog Banter #3.
"This month's EVE Blog Banter idea comes to us by RocWieler of Roc's Ramblings. Roc's asks us to "write a story about a fellow EVE Blogger, or an EVE player whom has inspired you or affected you in some tangible way. After your story, describe why you chose them, and any Holiday wish you have specifically for them".
This is a hard one to be honest..... To pick "any" player from my time in Eve would be disrespectful of all those other people that I have flown with and that are also fully deserving of my respect.
Instead I am going to pick someone who I can not name, or identify, simply due to the time passed since that event.
The person that has most inspired me in Eve, was the first person to shoot me down, and then as instantly chose to pod me in short order.
That person inspired me to review my goals in the game, and indeed what I valued within the game. Until that time I had flown perpetually in fear of losing my "ship", and as such had fearfully lived in high sec, for fear of the danger that would await me in low sec, let alone 0.0.
By destroying my Badger Mark II, at a low sec gate camp (in the time before warp to zero), i was suddenly reset back to nothing, by the sudden and complete destruction of nearly everything I owned in game at that time.
For many, this would be the moment that leads to them pushing away the keyboard in disgust and walking away. The sudden loss of everything, was instead the kick up the "proverbial" that I needed!!!
From this point, I had an objective, get out and experience everything that Eve offers, PvP, fleet warfare, territory control in 0.0, etc.
My 2nd main, originally intended to become a pirate, was soon rolled, but instead the life of an 0.0 pilot called... and so within 3 months I found myself in 0.0 where I learnt to PvP, and to enjoy the camaraderie of my fellow pilots.
..... so what do I wish for my "saviour" that showed me the true way of Eve???