I just did the most commented on posts of 2012, now to the most viewed posts. I became more widely read in 2012, as evidenced that no 2011 posts remain on the all-time top ten list. Every popular 2011 post was eventually pushed off the list by a 2012 post.
The popularity of sperg posting was down. Constructive posts were up. Fweddit posts, although not the most popular, have a consistently high readership. As I mentioned in my This Blog is a Work in Progress post, I'm going to concentrate more on the constructive, and less on the sperg in 2013.
A parody of TV informercials and MMO gold farming websites. I was pleased with the result. I especially liked my photo array of actual Whoring Enyo pilots, all too embarassed to show their faces.9. Greenscreening Coming to EVE Online
Wherein I actually had an idea get developed into EVE Online. Nothing that actually made a difference to the game, mind you, but I was pleased as punch nonetheless. The thing about the summer is that most of the devs are on holiday, so if you can come up with a short easy idea for a remaining dev to implement, there's a good chance it will get implemented as a busy-bee project for someone waiting for their holiday time to happen. Summer 2013, I hope to convince Bara to expand on the green-screen concept, to ships and other character portraits.8. CCP Employee of the Year
Some folks suggested that I should have rewarded the entire ship balancing team, not simply CCP Fozzie. He was communicating with players directly, not just on the issue of ship balancing, but many more features. Although he's only been an employee of CCP for about six months, he somehow packed an entire years worth of work into that time period. Perhaps if CCP Ytterbium and CCP Tallest were more visible and vocal with the community, the decision to award Employee of the Year to a team, rather than a single dev would have been a no-brainer.7. The Theme Parker's Guide to EVE Online, Part 1
These took a lot out of me to write. Tutorials are always difficult, because it's easy to miss points. There's always so much to cover, yet you don't want to bog down any particular post in minutiae. Overall, I was happy with the five-part series.6. Hulkageddon V - Internet Space Terrorism
I still think it's a ridiculous argument that only a ship of equal value should be able to easily destroy another ship. Although this argument seems only to be made by miners about their mining ships. I brought some real-world comparison into the picture. That always gets hackles up, unfortunately. CCP eventually buffed mining ships, but apparently they too believe that ISK equality is not a factor. A Hulk can no longer be brought down by a single cheap Catalyst, now it takes three or four.5. The New Tracking Camera and D-Scan
I was surprised that I was the first blogger to mention this utility of the new tracking camera. After playing with the new camera functionality on December 4th, it took about 5 minutes before I realized "Shit, this could make d-scanning so much faster and easier." And then another 10 minutes to figure out how to set-up the camera to do it properly.4. The Jade Constantine Conspiracy
Drama. Conspiracy. Goonswarm. All the elements of a well-read post.3. As Usual, Goonswarm Proves Us Wrong
Goonswarm in the title, or something obviously about Goonswarm (see Jade Constantine above) just seems to bring a tonne of hits. I think most people are disappointed when they click my Goonswarm links because I'm not anti-Goonswarm. As it turns out, all my previous whining about the mining barge/exhumer buff turned out to be not quite as dire as I thought, when Goonswarm successfully set about on Ice Interdiction 2.0. Since that day, Fweddit has been making some half-decent ISK (enough to support the newbie ship program) ganking miners.2. What Rote Kapelle Can Teach New Players
A simple lesson for new players. Throwing ISK at a problem is not a solution. In EVE Online, skill often trumps the value of a ship. The richest player is often not the winner, just the guy who lost the most.1. The EVE Online Mixed Tape (with commentary)
EVE Online players are very talented. I showcased a bunch of that talent in one easy to find place. The @EVEOnline and facebook.com/eveonline bump helped as well. All told, players enjoyed the one-stop location for the best music EVE Online players have created.