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Remembering? Why?

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Antihrist Pripravnik
Scorpion Road Industry
#1 - 2016-04-17 21:28:26 UTC
I just looked inside a container which was closed for long time.
Found a 7 years old corpse in it. Shocked
The moment I saw the name of the corpse, I unconsciously started to rewind the fight where I got said meat popsicle.
And then it hit me (no... not the corpse.. it's still frozen)...

I remember that the fight was 7 years ago. It was nothing special... a HAM Drake against a cloaky Vagabond (those were a thing back then, for some unknown reason). I wasn't a newb, been playing the game for 2 years already, it was a short, ordinary 1v1 fight... but yet, somehow I remember the details of it.

You know what the strangest thing is?
I don't remember where I lived in RL at that time. Since I've moved between cities a lot during the last decade, I can't remember in which city I was in when the fight happened.Straight

Anyone had the same experience?
Aaron Honk
Distributed Denial of Service
#2 - 2016-04-17 21:36:19 UTC
Antihrist Pripravnik wrote:
Found a 7 years old corpse in it. Shocked


Man taken out of context that could be weird
Jacques d'Orleans
#3 - 2016-04-17 21:59:20 UTC
Antihrist Pripravnik wrote:
I just looked inside a container which was closed for long time.
Found a 7 years old corpse in it. Shocked


Prepare for SWAT kicking door in, in 5,4,3...Lol
Linus Gorp
Ministry of Propaganda and Morale
#4 - 2016-04-17 22:58:28 UTC  |  Edited by: Linus Gorp
Antihrist Pripravnik wrote:
I just looked inside a container which was closed for long time.
Found a 7 years old corpse in it. Shocked
The moment I saw the name of the corpse, I unconsciously started to rewind the fight where I got said meat popsicle.
And then it hit me (no... not the corpse.. it's still frozen)...

I remember that the fight was 7 years ago. It was nothing special... a HAM Drake against a cloaky Vagabond (those were a thing back then, for some unknown reason). I wasn't a newb, been playing the game for 2 years already, it was a short, ordinary 1v1 fight... but yet, somehow I remember the details of it.

You know what the strangest thing is?
I don't remember where I lived in RL at that time. Since I've moved between cities a lot during the last decade, I can't remember in which city I was in when the fight happened.Straight

Anyone had the same experience?

Jesus, you've got problems.
I've collected thousands of corpses over the years and have literally no ******* clue where or when I got which one and I have a near perfect memory.

So I do know what happened in my life around what time, but I have no clue what I did at said time in EVE :P

When you don't know the difference between there, their, and they're, you come across as being so uneducated that your viewpoint can be safely dismissed. The literate is unlikely to learn much from the illiterate.

Sustrai Aditua
Intandofisa
#5 - 2016-04-18 16:33:59 UTC
...it either puts on the lotion, or....

If we get chased by zombies, I'm tripping you.

Mithandra
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#6 - 2016-04-18 17:37:08 UTC
I still remember my first month in eve. Mind you everything after that is a bit of a blur

Eve is the dark haired, totally hot emo gothchild of the gaming community

Pandora Carrollon
Provi Rapid Response
#7 - 2016-04-18 18:48:43 UTC  |  Edited by: Pandora Carrollon
I would not collect corpses, I collect other rewards. Hanging onto dead bodies is just morbid and freaky. Not really judging there... well, yeah, okay I am, but not my cup of tea.

However, human memory is really tied to context and senses. Many studies have shown this. You can recall a certain smell just by seeing something. Hear a favorite song and recall a place and time you heard it in. Have something touch you and instantly get taken back to an earlier experience of the same thing.

What you are describing is no different. The fact that finding an old in-game reward triggered it just shows you how engaged you were in that moment in the game at that particular time. That is why all the other aspects outside of the game likely don't have any recall attached to them, your brain knows you were in the game and only stored that data with the achievement. The city and other stuff were irrelevant to store so you don't recall them.

That's my take on it... 5 cents please. (That's about 2.5 million ISK game wise, you can put it straight to my account... thanks.)
ShahFluffers
Ice Fire Warriors
Infinite Pew
#8 - 2016-04-18 19:13:54 UTC
I don't even remember the girl from last night. What is this?
Johan Civire
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#9 - 2016-04-18 19:24:32 UTC
Odd but tbh no. I have a fine life enjoying it with my kids and my wife more than i do with eve. Even with those fine battles. For me eve is just a game. Like what uhm every game.

So i`m not building memory of it. In fact now you mention about it. I have almost no memory of this game playing. Except what i have learn in those years. Any one have that?
Nana Skalski
Taisaanat Kotei
EDENCOM Defensive Initiative
#10 - 2016-04-18 19:45:33 UTC  |  Edited by: Nana Skalski
JoeBear770
Faster Muffins
#11 - 2016-04-19 17:58:05 UTC
Sometimes I will get a notification that one of my contacts is online, and then I wonder "who are these people?"....playing too long I guess.
Mara Pahrdi
The Order of Anoyia
#12 - 2016-04-19 19:09:12 UTC
ShahFluffers wrote:
I don't even remember the girl from last night. What is this?

You should have collected her corpse first.

Remove standings and insurance.

Eternus8lux8lucis
Guardians of the Gate
RAZOR Alliance
#13 - 2016-04-19 19:11:39 UTC
Yes memory is closely tied to emotion. The more emotionally significant an event is the more ingrained into your neurological pathways, aka memories, it will be. Its also why women tend to have better memories than men, they are more emotionally involved in events.

@Johan Dude I feel sorry for you if you will not have any memories of Eve. This means that it had no emotional attachments to you at all. And that is a sad thing for a game, for pleasure in a sense, to have no emotional impact. To have to live life that way is a crappy thing imo. Why do something unless it evokes emotional responses on some level as to retain memories which imprint upon your personality, the true "learning" you speak of?

Have you heard anything I've said?

You said it's all circling the drain, the whole universe. Right?

That's right.

Had to end sometime.

W33b3l
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#14 - 2016-04-19 19:22:36 UTC
I have corpses stashed away. Whenever I go through my stuff I have to check the battle history for the name most times to even have a hope of remembering why I have it. I do remember a lot of stuff I've done in eve though. Basically all of it was PvP or interactions with other people in comms. I can't remember wich PC I had at the time, wich car I was driving at the time, or associate any real life stuff to the time frame like you either. Its probably normal for people to do like said.

Its been so long since I've done anything meaningful in eve though that the memories are starting to fade. I've been basically playing skill que online with 3 accounts for a year. I need to start playing again or finally unsub I suppose. I miss the days of looking at eve with wide eyes.
Vimsy Vortis
Shoulda Checked Local
Break-A-Wish Foundation
#15 - 2016-04-19 19:28:01 UTC  |  Edited by: Vimsy Vortis
We have a corp hanger division for corpses.

I look through it and am reminded of the good times, back when wars were cheap, trade hub camping alliances had like 70 people in them and the carebears tried to shoot back at you.
Tau Cabalander
Retirement Retreat
Working Stiffs
#16 - 2016-04-19 19:55:50 UTC
Mara Pahrdi wrote:
ShahFluffers wrote:
I don't even remember the girl from last night. What is this?

You should have collected her corpse first.

That's an unhealthy one-sided relationship. Break it off. Leave her a message stating, "You are dead to me".
TackyTachy1
Doomheim
#17 - 2016-04-20 01:19:05 UTC
I'm usually the corpse.

Forum Rep for a bunch of characters, couple corps and one seriously Lost In Space multiboxer.