Wednesday, December 2, 2009

OUCH

I've been seeing some chatter lately about various tales of woe with Eve University, and how it can be difficult for new players to get to learn the game because of the attitudes of those already entrenched in University operations.

If there's one thing I dislike more than Crying Carebears, it's Elitist Scumbags. You know the ones... They think they're better than you because of their position, status or skills, and they'll go out of their way to remind you of it.

It's not just limited to the University though. They're all around us. They're just... everywhere! Those people who think they're the Gods' gift to the races.

If you fly with a Scumbag, you're supporting them. You're encouraging them. If you give them positions of responsibility, you're doing the same thing. But you're also lowering morale amongst the non-Scumbag members of your corp or alliance.

No one wants to fly with a Scumbag (unless they're a Scumbag too... we all know those Scumbags need to stick together), but if you force or encourage people to fly with Scumbags, you're slowly driving your pilots away.

And if you're one of those who just doesn't like the Scumbag you have to fly with, then just stop flying with them. If the corp or alliance or University has too many Scumbags, then go somewhere else.

Here's a tip for the new players:

The best University is in 0.0 space. Suck it up, gather your belongings, and head out to the Open University of Celestial Hardship (O.U.C.H.)* and you'll learn more there than you could ever possibly imagine.

I've already helped a few people out to 0.0 and they've joined O.U.C.H. and haven't looked back. You could too.

Contact me if you're interested.

* Just in case you're wondering, O.U.C.H. is not a real university. It's more like the 'School of Hard Knocks', but O.U.C.H. sounds better than S.H.K....

8 comments:

  1. LoL! Down with the Scumbags!!

    Tailwinds'
    Pud



    PS: Sperm

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  2. Alexia,

    Apart from the recent issues with PudTugger here (Hi Pud), I'm not aware of any significant problems.

    For members, they can PM me via the forums, and everyone can evemail me with any issues, and I'll get the relevant person to take a look.

    When I took over, I re-added the "Student Relations Manager" post, whos job it is to be the first point of contact in the event of any problems. He, Chks, has direct access to all of the forums and the directors, and acts as the voice of the membership.

    Unfortunately, from time to time, some people either don't read our Code of Conduct (which they agreed to before joining), or decide it doesn't apply to them, and when asked to stop, seem to take the things the wrong way.

    Than, rather than speaking to the relevant person, or in fact anyone, they storm off in a 'hissy fit'. When it comes down to it, we have well over 1,000 members who are all free to leave if they want, but the majority don't have a problem with the rules we have set.

    However, if anyone has a problem, either with E-UNI itself or any problem with a member, director or not, then please, drop me an evemail, and I'll see what I can do.


    Anyway, I agree, O.U.C.H. sounds like a great idea, and something drastically needed in Eve.

    --
    Kelduum Revaan
    Director of Operations
    Eve University

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  3. Thanks for dropping by, Kelduum. It's always good to have 'the other side' provide their point of view too. :)

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  4. great post Alexia! I actually joined BKAT and headed to 0.0 as well. it has been a fun ride so far and you are right, there is no better uni than 0.0

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  5. Best thing a friend in EVE did to get me over my "fear of the bubble" was to dare me into bringing him some ammo so he could continue ratting. Knowing that he would cover expenses for me if something happened I said fuck it, went there, and discovered on the flight back lowsec is in fact more dangerous (if you are not paying attention to sensor booster gatecamps and thus don't warp to your closest celestial).

    They should include a trip through lowsec and nulsec with survival tips in the NPE to be honest.

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  6. Good idea, there is always room for more pvp tutorial/learning style corps.
    I'm sure guidance could be found from Agony and eve-uni(possibly??)

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  7. If you are in the Uni, you can easily join TGRADS in Morsus Mihi. They have a nice location up in tribute and are very willing to help new pilots get used to 0.0.

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