I have a project. I'm almost shivering in excitement because my first efforts worked. There was a lot of fail and a lot of derp but the ultimate end was more successful then I expected.
Industry by Piracy has not faded by the wayside. In fact, it has only just started. This project has potential A lot of potential. I may be super excited to have an early success. Details will be eventually. I doubt it is as exciting for anyone else as it is for me. However, I am buzzing from the flush of success.
You have to make your own content in Eve. I think I am starting to come into my own for that category. I'm not stealing corporations or ganking miners. There are no twisting of the games rules or EULA violations. In fact, it might be considered very boring. However, my little op success has me buzzed. The accomplishment is delicious. Almost as delicious as skittles. But grape skittles. Damn. Grape skittles are delicious.
This game is fun. It is damn fun. It isn't fun in the normal ways of many games but if you put the time into it and the thought and energy it starts to give back. You reach in and you make fun. Today it did that for me. I built a mother fucking sand castle. Months of planning came online and what I wanted to happen happened. I'm proud of myself. I'm proud of my partner in this crime. They are gaining content too. The entire day was spent laughing over our numerous failures and mistakes as we figured out what we were doing. We learned a lot. We will be better next time.
For the first time I feel as if I sank into the game and learned mechanisms Not just things that I have been taught but the sum total of my knowledge slammed into experience and I learned from it. It felt good and once again, I had fun. I have a grin on my face. I might get wrinkles from it. It is a concern.
One has to make their own content. To learn to look outside of the now and at what can be. It might take some planning and some changes. It may mean time and it may mean planning and effort. But the pay off. The sweet, sweet pay off. If nothing else worked out this one accomplishment will satiate me for a while. but I suspect there is more out there on this path and I'm going to glut myself on it.
Then I will share all the details.