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Eve Fame/Celebrity

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Tasari
JD Asset Management
#1 - 2013-03-11 15:39:40 UTC  |  Edited by: Tasari
Who do you think are the most famous and recognisable toons in New Eden and what do you think are the pros and cons of being an 'Eve celebrity' or being closely associated with one?

EDIT: Just realised this may look out of place on this forum but my enquiry was about the tangible benefits for players, and if fame based influence can effect the economy just like in real life.
Alex Grison
Grison Universal
#2 - 2013-03-11 15:52:32 UTC
They do things in outer space and doesn't afraid of anything.

yes

Benjamin Arthie
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#3 - 2013-03-11 16:22:52 UTC
They spend time on forums and people trust them. Like me, im super famous.



Trust me im a trader

I'm not a low-sec roamer, i just need to blow off some steam every now and then.

Bad Bobby
Bring Me Sunshine
In Tea We Trust
#4 - 2013-03-11 16:28:01 UTC
Tasari wrote:
Who do you think are the most famous and recognisable toons in New Eden

Off the top of my head...

Chribba
Garmon
Shadoo
The Mittani
Kill2

Of those I'd expect Chribba to be on pretty much everyone's list. Garmon for his videos, for his trolls and for his alliance tournament victories. Shadoo for alliance tournament commentary, legendary rage and for being so prominent in EVE politics. The Mittani for many things but primarily for the Mittani Dot Com. Kill2 for his videos, for his alliance tournament commentary and for his community activism.

Tasari wrote:
and what do you think are the pros and cons of being an 'Eve celebrity' or being closely associated with one?

Your reputation precedes you... so love, fear and respect. Each can be a pro or a con depending on the situation.

Still not convinced this is market discussions material though.
Benjamin Arthie
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#5 - 2013-03-11 16:30:41 UTC
Bad Bobby wrote:
Tasari wrote:
Who do you think are the most famous and recognisable toons in New Eden

Off the top of my head...

Chribba
Garmon
Shadoo
The Mittani
Kill2

Of those I'd expect Chribba to be on pretty much everyone's list. Garmon for his videos, for his trolls and for his alliance tournament victories. Shadoo for alliance tournament commentary, legendary rage and for being so prominent in EVE politics. The Mittani for many things but primarily for the Mittani Dot Com. Kill2 for his videos, for his alliance tournament commentary and for his community activism.

Tasari wrote:
and what do you think are the pros and cons of being an 'Eve celebrity' or being closely associated with one?

Your reputation precedes you... so love, fear and respect. Each can be a pro or a con depending on the situation.

Still not convinced this is market discussions material though.



Boooooo get your constructive content out of here.


Trust me im a trader

I'm not a low-sec roamer, i just need to blow off some steam every now and then.

Bad Bobby
Bring Me Sunshine
In Tea We Trust
#6 - 2013-03-11 16:35:59 UTC
Benjamin Arthie wrote:
They spend time on forums and people trust them.

While I'd agree that the more famous EVE personalities are all active forum posters, I think that the most famous (and certainly the ones I listed) are more famous for what they have achieved off the forums than on them.

Also, trust can be a product of fame for some people. But it really depends what you are famous for. From my list there is only one name that the common man would trust, even though most of the list are men of honor.
Benjamin Arthie
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#7 - 2013-03-11 16:39:50 UTC
Bad Bobby wrote:
Benjamin Arthie wrote:
They spend time on forums and people trust them.

While I'd agree that the more famous EVE personalities are all active forum posters, I think that the most famous (and certainly the ones I listed) are more famous for what they have achieved off the forums than on them.

Also, trust can be a product of fame for some people. But it really depends what you are famous for. From my list there is only one name that the common man would trust, even though most of the list are men of honor.



I agree that they have risen because off there in game activity. But most "famous" people first got there name out on the forums and used the forums to kickstart there business ventures

I'm not a low-sec roamer, i just need to blow off some steam every now and then.

Samroski
Middle-Earth
#8 - 2013-03-11 16:40:02 UTC
Ok, I'll bite :)

From the perspective of the economy, and from the top of my head, with tongue in cheek, I would like to name these (active) influences:
Bad Bobby - influence diminished, but reverbratingly tangible
Akita K - may come out of hiding any minute to wreck (and predict) financial mayhem
VV - penetrating the outer (and inner) reaches of space economy, whether you like it or not
Chribba - rumored to control the Veldspar market, may influence Eve economy at whim in other ways (but unlikely to)
Grendell - Eve economy may crash the day he gets run over by a bus (holds 38% of all eve assets)
Yih - I just wanted to say that

Any colour you like.

Benjamin Arthie
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#9 - 2013-03-11 16:45:11 UTC
Samroski wrote:
Ok, I'll bite :)

From the perspective of the economy, and from the top of my head, with tongue in cheek, I would like to name these (active) influences:
Bad Bobby - influence diminished, but reverbratingly tangible
Akita K - may come out of hiding any minute to wreck (and predict) financial mayhem
VV - penetrating the outer (and inner) reaches of space economy, whether you like it or not
Chribba - rumored to control the Veldspar market, may influence Eve economy at whim in other ways (but unlikely to)
Grendell - Eve economy may crash the day he gets run over by a bus (holds 38% of all eve assets)
Yih - I just wanted to say that



I never knew grendell held that much power. Is there any real proof of this other then his word.


Trust me im a trader

I'm not a low-sec roamer, i just need to blow off some steam every now and then.

flakeys
Doomheim
#10 - 2013-03-11 16:48:48 UTC  |  Edited by: flakeys
Samroski wrote:

Akita K




never heard of this one ... is that like Akita T's sister ? She hot?She single?She horny? and most importantly , she easy?



Samroski wrote:
Yih - I just wanted to say that


Fair is fair he didn't kill of the goon alliance , or did he ... /me starts mission impossible theme song Blink


To answer OP ,

Chribba and molle , these two where the first to make their name a ''brand'' .

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.

Bad Bobby
Bring Me Sunshine
In Tea We Trust
#11 - 2013-03-11 16:53:21 UTC
Benjamin Arthie wrote:
I never knew grendell held that much power. Is there any real proof of this other then his word.

He doesn't, there isn't and he never said it.

But bringing a touch of reality and economic relevance to this thread, Grendell is extremely important. A lot of deals simply would not happen without Grendell and the other top-flight 3rd parties. Deliberately or by default, the trusted third party is an essential part of the EVE economy that bridge the gaps in CCP provided functionality.
Benjamin Arthie
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#12 - 2013-03-11 16:59:44 UTC
flakeys wrote:
Samroski wrote:

Akita K




never heard of this one ... is that like Akita T's sister ? She hot?She single?She horny? and most importantly , she easy?



Samroski wrote:
Yih - I just wanted to say that


Fair is fair he didn't kill of the goon alliance , or did he ... /me starts mission impossible theme song Blink


To answer OP ,

Chribba and molle , these two where the first to make their name a ''brand'' .

I'm not a low-sec roamer, i just need to blow off some steam every now and then.

Bad Bobby
Bring Me Sunshine
In Tea We Trust
#13 - 2013-03-11 16:59:57 UTC
flakeys wrote:
Chribba and molle , these two where the first to make their name a ''brand'' .

I didn't include SirMolle in my list because he's more of a faint legend now than actually famous, but he certainly would have made that list a few years ago and going back many years before that.

If you want a list of blasts from the past then we'd have to roll out Hippoking, Dark Shikari, Ricdic... etc etc
Velicitia
XS Tech
#14 - 2013-03-11 17:01:10 UTC  |  Edited by: Velicitia
In no particular order:
Kugutsumen - See:T20 incident
The Mittani - Goonswarm
Akita T - knows the markets crazy well
Vare.. (VV) -- economy stuff that I don't understand half of
Chribba - the overseer of all veldspar
Sir Molle -- BOB
Estel Arador -- Jumpclone services
Tippia -- brutal forum responses for people being dumb
Seleene -- Led MC when they turned on BOB
Cyvok -- pilot of the first built (and first destroyed) Titan


edit -- holy ****!! since when has kugu been allowed !? (used to be a "bad word")

One of the bitter points of a good bittervet is the realisation that all those SP don't really do much, and that the newbie is having much more fun with what little he has. - Tippia

Bad Bobby
Bring Me Sunshine
In Tea We Trust
#15 - 2013-03-11 17:20:34 UTC
Also, Istvaan Shogaatsu.

Although really his name is nowhere near as famous as his corp, possibly because nobody can pronounce or spell it. But when mentioned among veterans, it's normally followed by a chorus of "I started playing EVE because of him". I certainly re-subbed and had my second go at EVE because of him and have never left since.
Samroski
Middle-Earth
#16 - 2013-03-11 17:21:14 UTC
flakeys wrote:
Samroski wrote:

Akita K




never heard of this one ... is that like Akita T's sister ? She hot?She single?She horny? and most importantly , she easy?.

Twins, actually. Difficult to tell them apart, especially in the dark. K's definitely easier, though none of the other adjectives apply.

Any colour you like.

Bad Bobby
Bring Me Sunshine
In Tea We Trust
#17 - 2013-03-11 17:50:20 UTC
I'd like to ask the people on these lists what they feel their greatest achievement in EVE was.

I suspect that in many cases the answer will not be the thing they are famous for.
Samroski
Middle-Earth
#18 - 2013-03-11 17:53:08 UTC
Bad Bobby wrote:
I'd like to ask the people on these lists what they feel their greatest achievement in EVE was.

I suspect that in many cases the answer will not be the thing they are famous for.

You're on my list :) So what's yours?

Any colour you like.

flakeys
Doomheim
#19 - 2013-03-11 17:57:48 UTC
Velicitia wrote:

Cyvok -- pilot of the first built (and first destroyed) Titan





Anyone know if cyvok still plays.One of the few who led a massive alliance while not being a semi or total dickhead .

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.

flakeys
Doomheim
#20 - 2013-03-11 17:59:05 UTC
Bad Bobby wrote:
I'd like to ask the people on these lists what they feel their greatest achievement in EVE was.

I suspect that in many cases the answer will not be the thing they are famous for.


Molle probably would choose one of the bbq recepies as his biggest achievement :)

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.

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