Saturday, October 25, 2008

Blogger profiles #3 - Gigaer

One of the things I enjoy about getting to know people in real life is how everyone has a story. I'm enjoying the same thing with these Blogger Profiles; everyone has a story, and I'm really enjoying reading the stories that bloggers tell. Here's the latest blogger to honour us with his stories.
What is your character's name or handle?
Gigaer (primary) and Howlynn (alt), but my online handle is PsycheDiver.

What is your blog's URL?

How long have you been blogging?
About 5 years, on and off. I had a livejournal account in college and tried to blog on IGN after that. The problem with IGN is that the community is really only about video games and I want to write about more than that. My weekly comic book reviews (that I put a lot of work into) went unnoticed.

What region of EVE do you mostly operate in?
Metropolis (Hakeri for mission work, though I may be making a second home for lvl.3 missions) and Curse (CL-85V, which is where my corp usually hangs).

When did you start playing EVE?
I had an account back around 2005 (I think) and was part of the ACSN's "Training" corp, which ended up being a scam to rip off noobs and I got kicked from the corp when I started asking questions, which got me depressed and I quit because of it. Luckily ACSN went down soon after so I was actually quite lucky... and happy. I started a new account after making sure I was fully prepared for the intricate nature of EVE and have been playing for almost 9 months now.

What do you enjoy about EVE?
Complex gameplay, deep story, originality. It's the most hardcore game ever and I enjoy the challenge. Plus it's the coolest place to RP!

What is your playstyle?
My primary is combat-focused, either PvP or PvE. My alt is a miner/refiner/etc... that I'll be handing over to the wife when everything is set.

Do you play any other games?
Plenty of 360 games in the RPG, action, adventure and FPS genres. Getting a PS3 soon. The only PC game I play right now is EVE, but I might get Spore after I do some upgrades. Games I'm playing currently (or will in the near future) are Gears of War 2, Team Fortress 2, Penny Arcade Adventures ep.2, Mass Effect 2, Too Human, Metal Gear Solid 4, Final Fantasy XIII (and all its variants), etc... (Don't know if I want Fable 2, and I hope to pick up Rainbow 6 Vegas 2, Ninja Gaiden 2 and a few fighting games when they drop in price).

What do you blog about, and why?
Games, anime, comics, TV, movies, RL, politics, novels, writing, etc... I blog about these things because they are the foundation of my life. I write about everything about me because I feel the purpose of having a blog is to connect with people on a personal level. If I wanted to just keep a journal of my thoughts for myself I wouldn't bother publishing it for others to see. I also make a real effort to comment on other blogs when I can because I think others see blogs in the same way and communication between bloggers is half the fun!

What are your other interests?
Everything above and more.

What advice do you have for EVE players who are struggling to stay motivated?
If you can't stay motivated in such a deep game, EVE is not the place for you. Go back to WoW you noob. EVE is a complex game with a complex community, some of whom rely on you for one reason or another, so if you're going to go offline for a few weeks, let people know. If you need to go AFK for longer than you're subscribed for, then I don't think you should expect to progress for free, and so I'm happy that ghost-training is gone.


  1. I appreciate the plug!

    Too bad I'm the only commenter so far... :(

  2. hey, now there's 2 comments to your profile. :D