Saturday, August 25, 2007

I'm A Big Girl Now...

...well, in EvE, anyway.

Earlier tonight, I officially left EvE University and joined a new corp created by a friend, Nealla Fraer, Stonewall Interstellar. It's a corp that's welcoming and supportive of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and allied pilots. We're a pretty small group right now, but I think we'll grow as time goes on and as more players find out about us.

As excited as I am to be taking this new step in my EvE career, it's also a little sad. I've truly enjoyed my time with E-Uni. It's without question the best group/guild/corp/bunch of folks I've ever had the chance to game with. I've met several folks who I'm quite fond of, learned a hell of a lot from, and just had a great time playing with in general. I leave E-Uni knowing that should I have the opportunity to assist during an attack or just be in a position to help them out in some way in the future, it'll be my pleasure and honor to do so. It's the very least I can do for all I've gotten from them. I can truly say I don't think I could possibly have been more fortunate than to have spent most of my first seven months in this game with such a great group of people.

Even so, I've been casting my sights outward for a while now, and when Nealla asked me if I wanted to join I felt it was the perfect opportunity to take that step and explore aspects of the game I haven't as yet. Add to that the fact that I'm able to do it with someone who's already a friend and help create a safe and welcoming corp for GLBTA pilots in this game (not that E-Uni isn't absolutely wonderful in that regard...one of the many things I love about it), and I knew this was the chance I'd been waiting for.

I will admit it's kinda weird not having a corp chat with lots of people in it at any given time, but that's ok. We're just a few days out of the gate right now. It's a new experience, and one I'm looking forward to with great anticipation. Needless to say, you'll be reading a lot about it here as time goes on.

If you're interested, we're recruiting. While I'm sure most of you right now have jokes formulating in your heads about gays recruiting, we are looking for pilots of all specialties, and no, you don't need to be any one of those first four letters in order to qualify, all you have to be is cool with people who are and talk about it sometimes, along with everything else. We're doing a lot of research and manufacturing, so if these interest you, we're especially interested in talking to you. Just get in touch with me or Nealla in-game and introduce yourself.

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By the way, if you've got an EvE blog or other game-related site and would like to do a link trade, please get in touch with me. I've been thinking about creating a decent-size link list for this blog, and I'd like to do it in a way that helps promote this blog as well. You can post here, or get in touch in-game. EvE-related sites only please.

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Ok that's it for now. I'm beat. Til next time, fly safe.

5 comments:

Trigger64 said...

Short time reader, but yeah toss me up on your blogroll. I'm trying to get in the habit of writing more, but theres not much I can write about while all 3 of my accounts are inactive. :)

Rick said...

Good luck Bekka! I've got friends out in 0.0 that I may join in the future. I can understand the sadness at leaving E-Uni, they really are a unique organization. I haven't encountered anything like it in my long mmorpg experience.

Best of luck with the new venture. I'm looking forward to hearing about your adventures.

Bekka Jae said...

Trigger,

I'd love to, but you forgot to include the URL of your blog! Please post it so I can put it on the list.

Thanks! :)

Rick, you're so right about E-Uni...they really are a unique and special group. Thanks for the well wishes and keep reading...much more to come!

Bekka

Trigger64 said...

Should be anchored to my name, but just in case you're viewing in text only..

http://trigger64.mmogonline.net

Bekka Jae said...

Trigger,

It's up! Hey, I hope you'll keep it going...it's good stuff! :)

Bekka