Blog Banter 78 – The Big Reset

Welcome to the continuing monthly EVE Blog Banters and our 78th edition! For more details about what the blog banters are please visit the Blog Banter page. This months topic comes from Talvorian Dex.

“Just for a moment engage your “willing suspension of disbelief”. Imagine that CCP, at downtime today, reset everything in Eve Online. Everything! When you logged in you were in a starter system with your character… but now with less than a million skill points, a mere 5000 ISK and a noob ship (now with civilian afterburner!). Markets are pretty empty other than a few seeded items. All Sov is gone. All player structures are gone. All PI infrastructure is gone. No corps or alliances exist. Nothing remains. New Eden is suddenly a completely level playing field and the next great gold-rush is on? Or is it? What happens now?”

I think my disappointment would be heard, and felt, in Iceland.

Recent months have been busy doing Burner Missions and blogging about them. I know people are still doing them because the zKillboard is full of fits that don’t work.
It has given me a new goal that has rekindled my interest in Eve.

For me, the game is like a bad marriage, CCP and I don’t see eye to eye on many things but we both love our child and because of little Eve, who is about to turn 14 in five months, we are willing to ignore our problems and pretend to get along.
Once the kid is 18, and able to fend for itself, all hell is going to break lose in this loveless household.

After all, I love Eve but the kid isn’t mine.
I started the relationship three years after she was born.

If I logged in this morning to find myself in a Reaper the ‘what happens now?’ would be irrelevant.
CCP would have filed for divorce and taken the child.

I have spent a week thinking about the topic and had plenty of ideas that would flesh this out and make it a good solid read, but none of my ideas capture the passion shown by the following contributors: