The R In RPG


Welcome to the twenty-fourth installment of the EVE Blog Banter, the monthly EVE Online blogging extravaganza created by CrazyKinux. The EVE Blog Banter involves an enthusiastic group of gaming bloggers, a common topic within the realm of EVE Online, and a week or so to post articles pertaining to the said topic. The resulting articles can either be short or quite extensive, either funny or dead serious, but are always a great fun to read! Any questions about the EVE Blog Banter should be directed to Check for other EVE Blog Banter articles at the bottom of this post!

This month’s Banter topic comes to us from the ever helpful Eelis Kiy, capsuleer behind the "Where the frack is my ship" blog. She asks: How does your real life personality compare to who you are as a character in EVE? Does a good leader of people in the real world make a good leader of pilots in game? Or vice-versa? Do your real-life skills help you with the roles you fulfill in your corporation or alliance? Or do you behave completely differently? Does the anonymity of the Internet allow you to thrive on the tears of others in New Eden whilst you work as a good Samaritan away from your keyboard? Or are you as mean outside of your pod as you are inside it? Have experiences in EVE Online affected your behavior, skills or attitudes outside of the game?

In a world such as EVE Online, with endless possibilities, it’s easy to see why the attraction of developing an alter ego would be there. Let’s try to answer Eelis’ questions!
How does your real life personality compare to who you are as a character in EVE?


This isn’t very hard for me to answer: I am pretty much myself in MMOs ! Helpful and somewhat funny (some people might disagree with my sense of humor). I tried to do the pirate thing in Eve with my alter ego Belautis, but that failed miserably. Never could get myself to shoot some helpless new player in a belt, accidently mining in an 0.4 system. I can see the attracting of rping someone totally opposite, but I couldn’t never really get into it.

So what’s the point of playing an MMORPG when you don’t really do the R thing ? Well, it’s still a bit of mild role playing when you’re pretending to be capsuleer in Eve. Or a Tauren or an Orc in Warcraft. Factional warfare brought out the role player mostly in me in Eve, and I really started to dislike the Amarr. Them shooting me didn’t help of course.

List of participants:

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  2. BB24:RL + EVE = | A Mule In EvE
  3. Freebooted: BB 24: You Talking to Me?
  4. where the frack is my ship?: Blog Banter 24: Behind the keyboard
  5. (OOC) CK’s Blog Banter #24: I Am Prano. « Prano’s Journey
  6. mikeazariah » Blog Archive » BB24 Who are you, who hoo woo hoo
  7. Drifting: The 24th EVE Blog Banter (January 2011 Edition) – Topic: EVE and Real Life
  8. Victoria Aut Mors » Blog Archive » Eve Blog Banter #24 – Where Eve Meets Real Life
  9. Who is more real?? « The Durzo Chronicles
  10. Captain Serenity: blog banter #24 – Personalities
  11. Confessions of a Closet Carebear: EVE and Real Life (EVE Blog Banter #24)
  12. The 24th EVE Blog Banter – EVE and Real Life – The Phoenix Diaries
  13. » EvE Blog Banter #24: EVE and Real Life EvE Blasphemy
  14. Blog Banter 24: In Real Life « Yarrbear Tales
  15. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Alt « the hydrostatic capsule
  16. Blog Banter #24 – Me « Roc’s Ramblings
  17. Blog Banter: Personalities in game and out of game
  18. Fiddler’s Edge: Game Face – Eve Blog Banter #24
  19. Progression’s Horizon: Blog Banter 24- Synonymous or Anonymous?

2 thoughts on “The R In RPG”

  1. “them shooting me didn’t help much”…funny I feel the SAME WAY about C0VEN and Stain Empire…lol made me lauugh


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