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Question to high-sec mission runners and miners about friendship.

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symolan
BamBam Inc.
#21 - 2013-07-26 11:27:26 UTC
where can I buy that friend SHIP you're babbling about?
Seven Koskanaiken
Shadow Legions.
#22 - 2013-07-26 11:37:51 UTC
Riot Girl wrote:
Hi, I'm a resident of high-sec and also a friend to high sec missioners and miners. Lately I've been meeting a lot of people in high-sec, mainly young men, who seem lonely, depressed and emotionally exhausted. I have to say, it pains me to see my fellow Eve players in such distress and so I always take the time to chat with them and do what I can to comfort them. I've formed some strong and lasting friendships because of these small acts of kindness which literally cost me nothing.

I've been thinking lately though, about all the people who don't have a friend like me they can talk to and rely on. It makes me wonder how difficult it is for people to make friends in high-sec. I understand you can join high-sec corps where you can meet people but I feel those friendships are superficial and lack the emotional connection some people need to really help them get over their problems and help themselves. I think it's also a lot harder for people with anxiety and other social difficulties to form meaningful relationships in this game.

So my question is this; Do you find it difficult to form friendships in game? Would you like a friend you can confide in and form a meaningful friendship with? Would you feel more or less comfortable talking to someone in game rather than in real life, face to face?

I understand that many people are very uncomfortable talking about this stuff, particularly the socially awkward types so I'm not really expecting any serious replies to this thread. I would like to say, however, that if this thread appeals to you and you're not comfortable discussing it openly on the forum, feel free to PM me or convo me in game so that we can discuss it in private. I'm always very eager to help those who feel a little lost and need a gentle nudge in the right direction Blink


This post and your toon reminds me of this song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxZkjq9z5wg
Tron 3K
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#23 - 2013-07-26 15:54:58 UTC
Riot Girl wrote:
Hi, I'm a resident of high-sec and also a friend to high sec missioners and miners. Lately I've been meeting a lot of people in high-sec, mainly young men, who seem lonely, depressed and emotionally exhausted. I have to say, it pains me to see my fellow Eve players in such distress and so I always take the time to chat with them and do what I can to comfort them. I've formed some strong and lasting friendships because of these small acts of kindness which literally cost me nothing.

I've been thinking lately though, about all the people who don't have a friend like me they can talk to and rely on. It makes me wonder how difficult it is for people to make friends in high-sec. I understand you can join high-sec corps where you can meet people but I feel those friendships are superficial and lack the emotional connection some people need to really help them get over their problems and help themselves. I think it's also a lot harder for people with anxiety and other social difficulties to form meaningful relationships in this game.

So my question is this; Do you find it difficult to form friendships in game? Would you like a friend you can confide in and form a meaningful friendship with? Would you feel more or less comfortable talking to someone in game rather than in real life, face to face?

I understand that many people are very uncomfortable talking about this stuff, particularly the socially awkward types so I'm not really expecting any serious replies to this thread. I would like to say, however, that if this thread appeals to you and you're not comfortable discussing it openly on the forum, feel free to PM me or convo me in game so that we can discuss it in private. I'm always very eager to help those who feel a little lost and need a gentle nudge in the right direction Blink


TL;DR

Boobies?!
Riot Girl
You'll Cowards Don't Even Smoke Crack
#24 - 2013-07-26 18:17:50 UTC
Yeah, you guys raise some interesting points.
GreenSeed
#25 - 2013-07-26 18:25:26 UTC
agree, CCP needs to fix loneliness on eve. they need to add dogs on the nex store.
Sebastor Cane
The Outlet
#26 - 2013-07-26 18:32:23 UTC
Eve online is full of emotionally ******** **** ups.

Its Friday night, its hot and sunny and they are sitting alone on a computer.


I cant think of how many suicidal eve players there were when CCP Punky announced she had given birth to a baby that was not theres.
Riot Girl
You'll Cowards Don't Even Smoke Crack
#27 - 2013-07-26 18:57:50 UTC
A very valid statement, Sebastor Cane. I like that.
Evei Shard
Shard Industries
#28 - 2013-07-26 19:31:23 UTC  |  Edited by: Evei Shard
Riot Girl wrote:
Hi, I'm a resident of high-sec and also a friend to high sec missioners and miners. Lately I've been meeting a lot of people in high-sec, mainly young men, who seem lonely, depressed and emotionally exhausted. I have to say, it pains me to see my fellow Eve players in such distress and so I always take the time to chat with them and do what I can to comfort them. I've formed some strong and lasting friendships because of these small acts of kindness which literally cost me nothing.

I've been thinking lately though, about all the people who don't have a friend like me they can talk to and rely on. It makes me wonder how difficult it is for people to make friends in high-sec. I understand you can join high-sec corps where you can meet people but I feel those friendships are superficial and lack the emotional connection some people need to really help them get over their problems and help themselves. I think it's also a lot harder for people with anxiety and other social difficulties to form meaningful relationships in this game.

So my question is this; Do you find it difficult to form friendships in game? Would you like a friend you can confide in and form a meaningful friendship with? Would you feel more or less comfortable talking to someone in game rather than in real life, face to face?

I understand that many people are very uncomfortable talking about this stuff, particularly the socially awkward types so I'm not really expecting any serious replies to this thread. I would like to say, however, that if this thread appeals to you and you're not comfortable discussing it openly on the forum, feel free to PM me or convo me in game so that we can discuss it in private. I'm always very eager to help those who feel a little lost and need a gentle nudge in the right direction Blink


People only talk to you in game for one of two reasons:
1) They are trying to scam you.
2) They are a spy.

Profit favors the prepared

Bloody Slave
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#29 - 2013-07-26 19:35:48 UTC
I have many friends on this game.

I can freely talk with them about anything, including my emotional disarray.

It's not hard to find friendly faces in EVE that you can trust, you don't even need to log, there are several of them on the forum, some are helpful enough to double my isk and share their wealth with me.

(sarcasm off)

Majority in Tranquility play solo? Is that true?

Why?

If your balls are hurt and bleeding don't sit in a pool full of piranhas (note to myself: don't complain in GD)

Darius Onok
Red Phoenix Rising
The Burning Contingent Alliance
#30 - 2013-07-26 19:49:23 UTC
GreenSeed wrote:
agree, CCP needs to fix loneliness on eve. they need to add dogs on the nex store.


I think they tried with the addition of Boosters and Drug Manufacturing. Lol
St Mio
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#31 - 2013-07-26 19:53:39 UTC
Sebastor Cane wrote:
Eve online is full of emotionally ******** **** ups.

Its Friday night, its hot and sunny and they are sitting alone on a computer.


I cant think of how many suicidal eve players there were when CCP Punky announced she had given birth to a baby that was not theres.

u wot m8
Morihei Akachi
Doomheim
#32 - 2013-07-26 20:20:01 UTC
I am convinced by none of this.

In New Eden, trust is earned: it is not granted merely on the grounds that someone asks for it. All the more so if what is at stake is not ISK or in-game resources, but a RL player's emotional state. No one here knows who is hiding behind the avatar; not his/her intentions, his/her age, his/her actual competence in dealing with other people's emotional problems, or even his/her … gender. (Riot Girl's female avatar is aesthetically very successful; this should already be ringing all sorts of warning bells in the heads of our 96% male player base … but I bet it isn't.) Asking for confidences, but offering none in return, seems to me less like a strategy for making friends than an attempt to establish oneself in a position of power.

"Enduring", "restrained" and "ample" as designations for starship components are foreign to the genre of high-tech science fiction and don’t belong in Eve Online. (And as for “scoped” …)

Riot Girl
You'll Cowards Don't Even Smoke Crack
#33 - 2013-07-26 20:24:48 UTC
Very profound words, Morihei. Thanks for reminding us of the dangers of placing too much faith in strangers.
Domanique Altares
Rifterlings
#34 - 2013-07-26 20:28:09 UTC
St Mio wrote:
Sebastor Cane wrote:
Eve online is full of emotionally ******** **** ups.

Its Friday night, its hot and sunny and they are sitting alone on a computer.


I cant think of how many suicidal eve players there were when CCP Punky announced she had given birth to a baby that was not theres.

u wot m8


It's the aviator sunglasses. He has no idea what the **** time of day it is.
Lee Hekard
Doomheim
#35 - 2013-07-26 20:28:43 UTC
All around me are familiar faces
Worn out places, worn out faces
Bright and early for their daily races
Going nowhere, going nowhere
Their tears are filling up their glasses
No expression, no expression
Hide my head I want to drown my sorrow
No tomorrow, no tomorrow

And I find it kinda funny
I find it kinda sad
The dreams in which I'm dying
Are the best I've ever had
I find it hard to tell you
I find it hard to take
When people run in circles
It's a very, very mad world mad world

Children waiting for the day they feel good
Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday
And I feel the way that every child should
Sit and listen, sit and listen
Went to school and I was very nervous
No one knew me, no one knew me
Hello teacher tell me what's my lesson
Look right through me, look right through me

And I find it kinda funny
I find it kinda sad
The dreams in which I'm dying
Are the best I've ever had
I find it hard to tell you
I find it hard to take
When people run in circles
It's a very, very mad world ... mad world
Enlarging your world
Mad world
YuuKnow
The Scope
#36 - 2013-07-26 21:04:33 UTC
Cannibal Kane wrote:
I play EVE to enjoy myself.

I would not think of EVE friends as real friends except for those I have actually met and consider a friend.



This

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Tarryn Nightstorm
Hellstar Towing and Recovery
#37 - 2013-07-26 21:15:19 UTC
RL misanthropy has its advantages in EVE-O.

Just sayin'.

Star Wars: the Old Republic may not be EVE. But I'll take the sound of dual blaster-pistols over "NURVV CLAOKING NAOW!!!11oneone!!" any day of the week.

Inxentas Ultramar
Ultramar Independent Contracting
#38 - 2013-07-26 22:09:47 UTC  |  Edited by: Inxentas Ultramar
I am one of the first to admit that behind this facade does not sit an oppurtunistic rogue, in real life I am nowhere near the Robin Hood the game allows me to be. I find enough emotional exhaustion in real life, work and responsibilities, in the populism of todays politics and the neverending, senseless wars. It's an oddity that I find relaxation and enjoyment in something that comes so close to it, in terms of complex relationships between individuals and groups, and the ingame identities they manifest themselves with. Perhaps the key to that is that none of it is real. Untill you get on voice comms with people. Then the game suddenly changes.

Suddenly it's not just about internet spaceships anymore. It's about people. That guy that so loyally supplies your corp with minerals, or your best spy, do you really wish to know of their personal distress, the terrible issues people struggle with in real life, or do you just want to blow things up together, and have fun trying to get away from all that for a couple of hours? I can understand both viewpoints. Trust has nothing to do with this. I will hear your story and I will feel for you, and that has nothing to do whether or not you have the keys to the batcave.

We recruited a couple of new guys which ended up in one guy killing his IRL nephew without CONCORD intervention because he loaned 50m for a mining ship and lost it on Somer or something. It was hilarious, so to be honest I'll take the highs and lows as they come and should I ever slip up and lose the keys to the Batcave to some spai when 420... there's always Faction Warfare!
Diesel47
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#39 - 2013-07-26 23:59:29 UTC
Sebastor Cane wrote:
Eve online is full of emotionally ******** **** ups.

Its Friday night, its hot and sunny and they are sitting alone on a computer.


I cant think of how many suicidal eve players there were when CCP Punky announced she had given birth to a baby that was not theres.


Yeah because people that don't like hot weather and don't want to just chill on fridays all have issues, right?
Malcolm Shinhwa
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#40 - 2013-07-27 01:23:39 UTC
Ever since I learned to love the Tentacle, I have never been alone or felt unloved.

[i]"The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. The sword is more important than the shield and skill is more important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental[/i]."