Tuesday, 20 May 2014

From the writer: If you don't hear from me...

I don't usually like to break character. This blog is Behnid's, and New Eden is his world, and I try not to negatively impact that life in the same way as I don't let in-game frustrations spill over into the real world.

But, obviously, real world events can have significant impacts on virtual ones.

I'm an expat living in Vietnam. Right now, things are tense between my adopted country and China over an oil rig in the South China Sea. If you're not sure why, open up any international news. It's being fairly well covered (and I try to keep my links on this site to useful Eve things). Whilst we're not in the middle of it, the resulting riots in 'Nam are worryingly close to home.

I don't want to get into a mud slinging match about which country is in the right, or stir up any nationalistic feelings. As Behnid, I'd probably hop into a frigate, and go hunt some miners, then lament the fact I won't let myself get relatively easy kill-mails. As me, I'd rather everyone just drop the whole matter, so we can all go back to making money.

Don't let online personas fool you. We're all PvE care bears at heart.

This is just an FYI post that my updates may be erratic in the future. This situation has bumped up plans for me to get my family back to my home country. That basically means a lot of flying back and forth with stacks of forms to fill in. Which means I won't have as much time to fly spaceships, let alone write about them.

And frankly that's infuriating, since it's only recently that I've been getting a lot of traffic to my blog, and I've only just got my ship-to-ship combat eye back in. That and I might not even be able to keep up my trading well enough to keep the account running.


Thanks so much to the other bloggers and community members who've linked to this unfocused collection of words and sentences I call of blog. And more importantly, thanks to you the readers. Those page views are more motivating than you'll ever realize. Also, massive thanks to the followers of this blog. You guys are awesome!

I doubt the spat between Vietnam and China will get more serious. Everyone has way to much to lose, and hopefully people will be looking at their wallet balances more than their kill boards. Even so, seems like a good time to get moving on. Anyone who's tried Vietnamese food will know what a wrench leaving this place will be, but, well... better to fit that Tech 2 Damage Control Unit than lament the few extra hit points you didn't have.

Back full time in a month or two. I'm not done with Behnid, New Eden, or EVE in general. Not by a long shot. 

1 comment:

  1. Good Luck with the move. Speedy return!