Similar to the EVE Blog Banter, which occurs once per month, EVE Blog-a-Day will pose a short simple question for EVE's bloggers. It's meant to give bloggers a jump start into posting. You want to post something, but you're stuck for a subject? EVE Blog-a-Day can help. Feel free to use it every time a new question is posed, or only when a new question piques your interest.
Even though it is called EVE Blog-a-Day, questions won't come daily. Probably around four to five per week.
Would you be playing EVE Online if there weren't the possibility of losing your stuff? (Whether to scams, PvP, ganks, bad decisions, or any other method.)My Response
I was pretty bummed out last night (or earlier this morning, UTC.) In one alpha from a Tornado, while undocking from Dodixie, I lost 2.7B ISK in hauling collateral. Between my two characters I had 2.9B ISK (an equivalent loss of 9 PLEX or $157.00.) Today I have 225M ISK. Flat broke, more or less. The shittiness of losing that much aside, I wouldn't be playing EVE Online if not for the possibility of losses -- small, big and gargantuan. Sucks being on the receiving end of such a large loss, but in the end, I'm accountable for it. I took the large contracts, I was flying those large collateral contracts in a ship that could be alpha'd (Viator.) I take the responsibility.
I'll earn it all back again. It'll take a fuckwhile to do it, but I'll do it. And I might very well lose it all again. But that's EVE Online. And I still love the game.
I also call on folks to send me their questions to ask the community. I'll post them, crediting you for the question, as well as a link back to your blog (give me your blog address too.)
When posting a link to your blog entry on Twitter, use the #eveblogaday hash tag, as well as the usual #tweetfleet hash tag.
If you partake in a particular question, please post a link to your blog entry in the comments. I'll compile them all, and every 25 questions, I'll post a big recap.