Monday, January 25, 2010

The EVE Blog Banter Special Edition: Why we love EVE Online Contest


Welcome to this special installment of the EVE Blog Banter, the monthly EVE Online blogging extravaganza created by myself, CrazyKinux. The EVE Blog Banter involves an enthusiastic group of gaming bloggers, a common topic within the realm of EVE Online, and a week to post articles pertaining to the said topic. The resulting articles can either be short or quite extensive, either funny or dead serious, but are always a great fun to read! Any questions about the EVE Blog Banter should be directed to me. Check out other EVE Blog Banter articles at the bottom of this post!


When you've been roaming New Eden as long as I have, it almost feels like home. That's how familiar it has become over the last 5 years. Not that I have done everything or touched every aspect of this most amazing of virtual world, far from it, but it just feels as though it's always been there. And always will be.

Whether you've logged into the game every day since its launch in 2003, or you've taken one or several sabbaticals from your capsuleer career, you've always come back to New Eden don't you. Why is that?

We know the EVE Online Community is unique in so many ways, and that EVE Online is like no other MMORPG out there. But what makes the game special for you?

What is it that makes this particular virtual world so enticing, so mysterious and so alluring that we keep coming back for more. Why is EVE one of the very few MMOs to see a continuous growth in its subscriber.

To put it simply: Why do you love EVE Online so much?

The Contest & The Prizes
Write an article letting us know why you love this game so much and get a chance to win one of these 10 amazing prizes courtesy of CCP Games!
  • 1st Place: $100 in EVE Store merchandise
  • 2nd Place: $50 in EVE Store merchandise
  • 3rd and 4th Place: $25 in EVE Store merchandise each
  • 5th through 10th Place: a 14-day EVE time pass each
The Rules
I'll be judging your articles based on their quality, structure, approach, originality. Other criteria are as follows:
  • Contest is open from now until Sunday January 31st 11:59 PM EDT, 2010
  • Submit your article (title and URL) in the comments below, before the contest expires. I will be using the date and time of your comment as the time stamp for the contest.
  • No offensive or racist language will be allowed.
  • You will need to link back to this post in your article introduction, as in typical EVE Blog Banter fashion.
  • The winners will be announced on February 8th, 2010.
As always, I'll be adding a list of participants to the end of this article until the drop date next Sunday. Don't worry if your article doesn't appear immediately after you've posted your comment. As long as it's in the comments before the drop date, you'll be entered in the contest. And for those asking, the next regular EVE Blog Banter will be in mid-February!

I'll be waiting anxiously for your submissions and look forward to reading them.

Let's have some fun folks!

62 comments:

Manasi said...

CK here is my entry:
LINK: http://manasi.eveplayer.net/?p=1226

TITLE: "Why do I love EvE?"

Manasi said...

P.S. It goes live tomorrow morning 1/26/2009

astral dominix said...

http://eve-trial-by-fire.blogspot.com/

My entry hope you enjoy the veiws of a newbie..

astral dominix said...

sorry forgot the title "eve blog banter..a first attempt"

Mail Lite said...

http://thebeginningsofpiracy.blogspot.com/2010/01/eve-blog-banter-special-edition-why-we.html

EvE Blog Banter Special Edition: Why we love EvE so much

First real Blog Banter, and I've only been blogging a week so have a read and if you like, please blog roll me!

Thanks!

Jager Da said...

My entry, 'Why I love Eve' will go live tomorrow, January 26th, at 12:30 PM EST. http://www.jagerda.com/why-i-love-eve/

Minuit Soleil said...

My Entry can be found at, http://minuitsoleil.blogspot.com/2010/01/welcome-to-this-special-installment-of.html

Thanks for the opportunity to participate!

Fly straight!

Logan Fyreite said...

Oh opportunity, is there anything so fickle?

http://eveopportunist.blogspot.com/2010/01/oh-opportunity-is-there-anything-so.html

nicely done, entry is above!

Sered Woollahra said...

Here's my entry, from a virtual worlds explorer point of view:

http://sered-sl.blogspot.com/2010/01/eve-online-whats-appeal.html

Cheers,
Sered

Mithrandir Stormcrow said...

EVE Blog Banter Special Edition: Why We Love EVE Online

malexmave said...

My Entry:
http://podlogs.com/lightofthestars/2010/01/26/special-blog-banter-why-i-love-eve/

Title: "Special Blog Banter: Why I love EVE"

Ahnog said...

Why I love EVE.

http://denseveldspar.blogspot.com/2010/01/eve-blog-banter-special-edition-why-we.html

Latro said...

My post as a poor vicitm of "shiny spaceboat syndrome."

http://latrosbunker.blogspot.com/2010/01/ebb-why-do-i-love-eve.html

karlmarx934 said...

For The Love of Eve! – Eve Blog Banter Special Edition
http://www.thechronicles.me/blog/2010/01/26/ftloe-ebb-se/

Zimmy910 said...

Posted mine at
http://www.sobaseki.com/wordpress/2010/01/26/why-i-love-eve/

Why I Love Eve

Eve SOB said...

Here is a green backed Newbies entry:

http://evesob.blogspot.com/2010/01/roses-are-red-violets-are-blue-for-all.html

Agent said...

My entry is live now on my blog.
Buyer Beware

Thanks for this chance to participate.

KaarBaak said...

My Blog Banter on Tastes Like Chicken

b**kl***s said...

Well, heres my post:

EVE Blog Banter Special Edition - Why I Love EVE
http://evewhat.wordpress.com/2010/01/26/eve-blog-banter-special-edition-why-i-love-eve/

already read a few of the posts and have to say theyre a pretty good read! gonna be tough for you to decide CK!

avastynothingness said...

My meagre contribution...

http://avastynothingness.wordpress.com/2010/01/27/53/

scienziatapazza said...

Hey! =)
My post is here

http://www.scienziatapazza.com/blog/?p=740

Bye and thanks for the opportunity!

scienziatapazza

scienziatapazza said...

Sorry I forget the title... O well it was so simply...

"Why I love Eve Online"

LOL =)

Mark Mustang said...

She Doesn't Like My Rifter

http://bit.ly/d6iI5M

Prideful said...

EVE Online: Sky's The Limit

http://eve-stl.blogspot.com/

Here's my entry to this contest!

Prideful

CommuniZm said...

Thought id give it a shot :)

TITLE: Eve Blog Banter : Why I love Eve

LINK: http://boulismind.blogspot.com/2010/01/why-i-love-eve.html

Weynard said...

Here's mine:

http://weynardseve.blogspot.com/2010/01/is-this-thing-on.html

Lord Pietuos said...

The way i figure is why the heck shouldnt i say my opinion on what i view as the best game you could ever play

so here tis (i think)

http://whyeve.blogspot.com/2010/01/why-do-i-love-eve.html

thaumaturge said...

Here's my article.

Why I Keep Coming Back to EVE Online
http://thaumaturge.livejournal.com/801531.html

Kitochi Oritsu - Korthan said...

My little piece of the pie:

http://korthan.blogspot.com/2010/01/for-love-of-eve.html

MinorFreak said...

http://ordoministorum.blogspot.com/2010/01/why-i-love-eve-online-so-much.html

Taxtro Grave said...

Woo, Eve. yeah...
http://taxtrograve.blogspot.com/2010/01/eve-blog-banter-contest.html

Turgon said...

Below my answer to the question raised:

EVE Blog Banter Special Edition: Why I love EVE
http://zargyl.blogspot.com/2010/01/eve-blog-banter-special-edition-why-i.html

Cheers!

Gary O'Connor said...

Why I love Eve
http://fruit60.blogspot.com/2010/01/why-i-love-eve.html

thanks guys

Fenris Ulfur said...

My reason for loving EVE

Nice reading all you others. Not done yet but going to be reading this over a good cup of coffee tonight!

Lea said...

My entry!!!!

Why We Love EVE

Some awesome entries so far!! \o/

00sage00 said...

Mine's here: http://00sage00.lonetrek.ws/2010/01/29/eve-blog-banter-special-why-i-love-eve/

Bryan Ward said...

Here is my contribution:

http://eveoganda.blogspot.com/2010/01/why-do-i-love-eve.html

All the entries I've read so far have been great!
RJ

Kirith Darkblade - EvE Online said...

My contribution:

http://kirithdarkblade.blogspot.com/2010/01/why-does-eve-captivate-me-so.html

Jaggins said...

Here's my link:

http://vivevirtual.blogspot.com/2010/01/eve-blog-banter-heart-and-soul-of-eve.html

Nice turnout on this Banter!

Shinzann said...

Here's my blog link...

http://podlogs.com/bcat/2010/01/30/how-i-love-eve-let-me-count-the-ways/

Normandy said...

"Why I fell in love with EvE online... the ramblings of an EvE romantic."

http://evetoday.blogspot.com/2010/01/why-i-fell-in-love-with-eve-online.html

yakshamash said...

I love loving what I hate to love...

http://faintresolution.wordpress.com/2010/01/31/what-i-love-about-eve/

Myrhial Arkenath said...

[OOC] Blog banter SE: Why we love EVE

http://myrhial.blogspot.com/2010/01/ooc-blog-banter-se-why-we-love-eve.html

noreply said...

This is Flashfresh here.

Here's my entry..

http://i-pirate.blogspot.com/2010/01/eve-blog-banter-special-why-we-love-eve.html

Shinji said...

Thank you for doing this.

http://newedenvoyage.blogspot.com/

Petter MÃ¥rtensson said...

Woah, I actually did it this time. :D

http://blog.dontfearthemutant.com/?p=1489

A Grand And Pretentious Love Declaration To EVE Online!

James said...

http://kantlavar.blogspot.com/2010/01/blog-banter-special-edition-any-way-you.html

Blog Banter Special Edition: Any Way You Want It

brandonstrauss said...

EvE is my mistress..

http://surfingtheeventhorizons.wordpress.com/

acolite said...

Meaningful Targets - http://acolite.eu/node/69

My entry :)

acolite

MushskiC said...

My entry: http://mushskic.blogspot.com/2010/01/let-me-think.html

Title: "Let me think..."

Thanks, Mush.

Veraziel Severaque said...

My few words are these.

http://our-love-for-eve.blogspot.com/

Chain Trap said...

My many words are here:

http://wp.me/pwvnN-2B

Fingers crossed it hits the spot.

Lyiet Finvar said...

Here's the link to my Entry: http://lyietblog.blogspot.com/2010/01/bbs-lovin-eve.html

Good luck to everyone. I look forward to reading your entries.

Achernar said...

Hello everybody,
Here is a personal take on the question:
http://www.alphaeridani.com/2010/02/broken-motorbikes.html
Fly safe.

Woobly Shnufflepops said...

Title: Why I love EVE



Link: http://eveonlinecontest.blogspot.com/2010/01/why-i-love-eve.html

Arrhidaeus said...

Arrhidaeus' submission: http://antiquityinspace.blogspot.com/2010/01/why-i-love-eve-online.html

The title (the punctuation is important) is: Why, I Love EVE Online!

Yeah, see that tricky thing I did with the comma? Pure genius.

Drew H said...

Here's my post: http://jumponcontact.com/2010/01/in-between-moments/

It's titled "In-Between Moments." It's got a video, too! Hope you guys like it.

casiella said...

Why do I love EVE? Because New Eden is just awesome...

Allvan said...

Here's my submission.

EVE Blog Banter Special Edition: Why I Love EVE

http://spidermonkeyexpress.blogspot.com/2010/01/why-i-love-eve.html

Perseus Kallistratos said...

My answer, as well as my uber awesome null sec blog

Aggressive Tendencies Why I Love EVE

Samir Patel said...

Well, I know it is past the deadline but my blog is new and I thought I would answer just because it seemed like fun :D

Title: Special Blog Banter: Why Do I Love EVE?
URL: http://arukemos.squarespace.com/home/2010/2/2/special-blog-banter-why-do-i-love-eve.html

Idiocrates said...

http://windryder-eve.blogspot.com/2010/01/why-do-you-love-eve-online-so-much.html