Here's the latest from Geaux Tiger. I really like his blog. Even though he says he's not into roleplaying in the game, his posts are certainly flavoured that way, which makes it such an enjoyable story.
What is your character's name or handle?
Geaux Tiger is my main character. Varnoka is another character which sometimes helps Geaux Tiger out. Not sure if she is my character or not.
What is your blog's URL?
How long have you been blogging?
Five weeks I believe. It started with my ascension to the noble occupation of Pirate.
What region of EVE do you mostly operate in?
Essence is my current region of activity with jaunts into Verge Vendor, Sinq Laison, and the FW regions of Placid and Black Rise.
When did you start playing EVE?
*Thinks back* I believe it was 6 months ago maybe. Not sure and I’m too lazy right now to check.
Why do you enjoy about EVE?
Tough question here. The freedom is probably the thing I like the most. Coming from a RPGMMO background, the whole space ship thing was intriguing to me. Then finding out that nothing is restricted to you play wise I fell in love with EVE instantly. Being able to not only PvE and delve into the industrial side of things, but also being able to concentrate on PvP, exploration, and 0.0 politics are the types of things you just don’t find in other games. Everything is player driven, for the most part, and this only works to add to the sense of accomplishment in whatever you choose to spend your time on while playing.
What is your playstyle?
A bit of an open ended question here; I guess you would label me as a pvper. Though to be honest, I started the game as a carebear initially. I have never been much of a pvper in any game I have played. EVE, with all its freedoms, allows players to change playstyles easily if they wish. Now I am a dedicated pirate and don’t see myself changing from that anytime soon. The EVE personality test labeled me as a “Gunslinger”, go figure.
Do you play any other games?
Currently, no I do not play any other online games. I choose to run multiple accounts on EVE instead. Warhammer looks intriguing, but with the current implementation of it I’m waiting a while before starting an account. Offline games I enjoy occasionally are D2 (yes its ancient but still a blast), Titan Quest, Oblivion, and Crysis.
What do you blog about, and why?
I choose to blog about my pirating adventures from an incharacter point of view. This allows me a chance to work on my fiction writing skills, though that has been lacking lately. I like to think of it as a starting point for a possible future novella or maybe even a full blown book. I know I have a lot to learn about writing fiction, but it has always been a dream of mine. This explains why many of my post are “walls of text” as others would put it. I plan to occasionally have out of character commentary on various aspects of EVE once I gain a little more experience playing the game.
What are your other interests?
Currently my 15 month old child takes up most of my time. I’m a stay at home Dad, but currently looking for a job. If anyone needs an out of work researcher/historian let me know. Just kidding there. *shakes his head no* Yes I am. *shakes his head no again.* Other than that I enjoy rockclimbing, backpacking, fishing, hunting, playing rugby, watching American college football, and Renfest.
What advice do you have for EVE players who are struggling to stay motivated?
Newer players just have to find an aspect of the game they enjoy. There are plenty of guides and information out there to help you along your way. Older players that are becoming unmotivated may just need to take a slight break from the game. Everyone gets burned out sometime. I personally found what keeps me motivated is trying new things, even if it is something I think I’ll hate doing. You just never know.
Anything else to offer?
Just that I enjoy reading just about anyone’s blog or stories. They all give me ideas for directions in which to take my own character and writing. Keep up the good work guys.