Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Often times pilots in New Eden will apply their real life experience to the game.  Given that, I have an extensive business background.  I am good at organizing things, maybe that's why I have 20+ years in event planning (personally and professionally) experience combined with project management in a technical environment. 

Upon my corp leaving CHAOT I took a month off altho had been looking to join a new alliance called TCU.  After my break I had my corp join TCU.  I soon found myself being the Director of Operations for an alliance called TCU.  The alliance concept was fabulous but nothing was put down.  Forums weren't organized.  The alliance held an entire region and had renters, but no renters alliance.  Infrastructure was something that was severely lacking but also having someone who can organize it and get it done was missing as well.

What many players don't realize is that it takes a great deal of time, effort and man power for larger alliances to function and be successful.  Most null sec alliances are part of a coalition, which again takes coordination and organization.  Living in null sec doesn't just "happen" by chance nor does any alliance survive in null sec with out key things in place - infrastructure is one of those key things.   The sad thing there was no monetary backbone to the alliance.  There wasn't even funds to start a renters alliance to keep the two separate.  That alone was one of the first signs I knew TCU was destined to fail. 

TCU found themselves holding the entire region of Omist, however, the issue really was that the previous tenants evacuated.  There was no true war of fighting for sovereignty for it.   There is nothing wrong with this approach on a grand scale as it saves time, man power, and isk.  Although one can argue that it can make pilots complacent or lazy when it comes to defending their home because they didn't work to get it.  I have lived the majority of my game life in null sec and have found the later to be more of a true statement. 

Things were great until Nulli and company decided to come to invade.  Many pilots didn't see the need to fleet up for home defense.  Often making statements like "that's what you pvp'ers are for, now go fight".  In another post I'll discuss this type of logic.  Needless to say when less than 20 fleet up for home defense of a region, blues stop helping to support due to being pushed in other areas there is only one thing to go - leave.

Monday, October 31, 2011

GOTG October ....

So, after a nice break Garden of the Gods is rebuilding.  We have some great players that are really exciting to have on board. 

We had joined Territorial Claim Unit down in Omist.  I hadn't been to that area of space yet so what the heck right ? Nothing ventured nothing gained.

HOLY MACKEREL ANDY that place is way the heck down there!  And people thought Period Basis was the end of space?  Ok well it is but it's not as far from empire / low sec as Omist is.  Ok so you gotta plan and have supplies. 

The fights are good.  Rats were different from what I'm used too.

There are lots of good / fun people fighting over there.  Good times.

Garden of the Gods merged with another pvp corp which was a welcomed merger.  We had some others from yet another corp all us home, but have decided to do their own corp - Good Luck Guys!

In looking at the direction of TCU and the direction of Garden of the Gods the decision was made to break away from TCU.    We will be going back to the corp focus of pvp with our focus in black ops.  A new black ops alliance is in the works.  Some good fights are also bound to happen. 

Also this week was old home week.  Lots of old member stopping by to say hi and see how we are doing. 

So on to a new adventure .... should be fun!

Yep I'm a chick .... get over it already

Exactly what the titles says.  Yep I'm a real life woman that plays eve - get over it already.

I have heard so many guys complain about bimbos that play eve/online games and how tired they are of them.  Yep those kinds of chicks who are like "tee hee um oh boy toy how do I oh no you just do it for me (shows cleavage) oh that's how you do it hehehe oh i can't do that do it for me " .. ok BARF

REAL gamer chicks aren't like that dudes.  The cool ones don't find that game fun or interesting.  We don't care for the girl drama ... you know "omg why are you talking to HER" bullshit that happens with insecure and immature girls.  REAL gamer chicks tend to hang out with the guys and say things like they are.  They don't don't do the bullshit games that other girls do.

REAL gamer chicks are tired of hearing OMG YOUR A GIRL.  YES you basement / attic dwelling mouth breathing troll.  We don't want to see your epeen or hear about it, we don't care.  You don't impress us with your high wallet balances or ability to troll. 

What does impress us?  What makes us WANT to talk to you? Talking to us like we are another gamer.  Like we have a brain in our head and skills to use. 

So here is my challenge to all you geek boys out there - next time you meet a chick in Eve try something other then OMG your a girl or make me a sammich bitch and you may get a different response and a cool new friend.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

+ vs -

So originally I started this blog to highlight an adventure in eve or more like an incursion with a few of what I call spineless idiots but I think the proper term is trollers or griefers.  But after careful thought and consideration I realized these are not people worth my time or effort to even care about their mere existence on this planet.

Eve Online is a vast universe and has a lot to explore.  There are some GREAT people that play this game.  I've been fortunate to have met some.  There are also some people who well frankly are such loosers or even douche bags.

Eve has no checks and balances for "bad" behavior.  It's an interesting social experiment really.  Since there are no preoccupations for behaviors some players think that this means they can "role play" some type of pirate type of person or well crook and just behave truly bad. They don't behave like this in real life because if they stole well there would be consequences for that.  People have the freedom to be who they truly are at their core - at their heart and soul.  I'm sure that is a freeing feeling to have an avenue to really be who they are.

I will say it is hard to be you out there every day, even if that means doing the right thing or standing up for what you believe in.  You will always encounter people who will attempt to be obstacles in your plan for success.  Some will call them haters.  Haters are merely cowardly versions of admirers.  People can become jealous of what they THINK you have or have accomplished and rather than achieve that for themselves it's easier to follow a negative path and be destructive.

Those good people, who even translate that into the type of player they are in eve, those are the real gems of humanity.  There are people who believe in honor and doing the right thing.  Those who understand that giving a helping hand isn't a bad thing but what you should do.  These are people that in real life do public service like volunteering, military, police, fire, medical, etc.  With out people like that societies would not function - even on line gaming ones.

So, my blog is really going to be about my adventures but not about the negative ones of the cowardly admirers but of those gems that are good and all the fun we will have or have had.  It's so easy to focus on the negative and dwell on it.  It's much more rewarding to focus on the positive, even if it's a harder road to travel.

Thanks for reading!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Garden of the Gods

GOTG for short.  Although our actual ticker is DOFTG - long story short I typo ed / fat fingered it when creating the corp and yeah. 

Upon joining the corp all members have to agree to the Honor Code:

Code of Honor:
We will not lie, steal or cheat, nor tolerate among us anyone who does.

Upon membership in the Garden of the Gods you need to reply to this post that you will comply with the rules and code of honor.

Failure to comply with the rules / code of honor will result in a warning or the removal of your membership in the Garden of the Gods – with or without notice.
Some people in the game of Eve have found this odd.  How do you enforce it?  Simple, take time to recruit people and not be desperate for members or growth.  Loyalty, a sense of family, and having someone's back are far more important in a game like this than is numbers or bodies.  GOOD people, people who don't have an agenda or our to be unscrupulous are hard to find in this game. 

While it's not in the code of honor but I often say it to my guys - we stand together - you mess with one of us you mess with all of us.  One one hand I feel bad for my guys because I am a woman CEO that does pvp in a game where boys pretend they are something they aren't and my very presence threatens their distorted sense of self worth in the world.

I am kind.  I am giving.  I am helpful.  I am opinionated.  I am strong willed.  I am determined.  Something that seems to have happened is my kindness is mistaken for weakness.  Often times, my will and ambition are viewed by males as something to fear and feel threatened by.  My generosity is taken for granted and abused.  My sincerity and compassion for who someone is really manipulated and taken advantage of.

The sense of entitlement that guys feel in this game that because I am a gal that I have to talk to them, do what they want, jump when they speak, reveal my real name, hand out pictures, give out nude pictures, etc is astounding.  Then when I say no you aren't getting pictures or stand my ground I'm a bitch.

For all of these things I publicly apologize to my members - past, present and future.  This wasn't your cross to bear.  Standing by me in my corp to fight and move forward hasn't been easy for many of you and I thank you.  To my friends out of corp that have stood by me, who know me for being sincere and genuine, thank you. 

This is the resolve of Garden of the Gods.

We may joke around, we may ask noobish questions from time to time, we may not pvp the way you do, we may make mistakes, we may do lots of things.  One thing you will always count on with Garden of the Gods is that we stand strong and we stand together through thick or thin.

Never Give Up  - Never Surrender!