Monday, March 17, 2014

Blog Banter #54: Heroes

Welcome to the continuing monthly EVE Blog Banters and our 54th edition! For more details about what the blog banters are visit the Blog Banter page.

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Today's topic comes Diaries of a Space Noob blog and other sources:
Quick post. I was listening to a song and a question occurred to me. Where are the EVE heroes? Against a dark background surely all we have are anti-heroes? A lot of mockery is aimed at any who attempt to be white knights. EVE is a dark place and yet pretty much all other MMO's try to place the player in the role of some form of hero, boosting the ego and taking the player out of the humdrum 1 in 7 billion that is RL. Why have I fitted into EVE? Did I never want to be that? So I guess my question is:
Do classic heroes exist in EVE? Is such heroism even possible in EVE? How would you go about being one without opening yourself wide open to scams? Is the nature of the game so dark that heroes can't exist? How do you deal with that irony? What effect does this have on us and the psyche of new players coming in from other MMOs? Is it something special that we don't have classic heroes, or should we? Are our non classic heroes more genuine?

And I would add to this, who have we elevated to the level of larger than life heroes ourselves in the game, and do they actually deserve it?

Get Writing!

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Sand, Cider, and Spaceships: Eve Ain't No Place for No Hero
Emergent Patroller: The Definition of a Hero
Warp to Zero: Grey Suits Me Better...
Roc's Ramblings: Heroes
Eveoganda: My Eve is Full of Heroes
Inner Sanctum of the Ninveah: No Heroes
Life on the Bubble: What Heroes?
Point Blank Diplomacy: Heroes in Eve Online?
Low Sec Lifestyle: There Are Only People Here
Fua consternation: Optimism in an anti-heroic age
Morphisat's Blog: Just for one day
Jester's Trek: There's no more heroes left in the world, son
Art Hornbie: No Place For Heroes
Another GD EVE blog: My heroes have always killed cowboys
A CARBON Based Life: One Man's Hero is Another Man's Villain...
Extra-Vehicular: Polarizing Express
The Beginnings of Piracy: Blog Banter 54
Fiddler's Edge: Heroikos
Extra-Vehicular: Polarizing Express

Throwback Posts:
A Missioner In Eve: Heroes




  3. After a long absence from blogbanters, back once more:

  4. Sorry I'm behind this time:



  7. My modest contribution is at


  9. Heroes. My contribution.

  10. My heroes have always killed cowboys.

    Much propers to the other contributors, especially those who took a completely different tack on it than I did.

  11. My .2 ISK worth... Hero is a subjective term now aint it?

  12. great question, my answer here:

  13. first blog banter I have been involved in since number 18, really need to update my blog a bit, it looks a bit dusty...

  14. Heroikos: