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Happy Thanksgiving I realize Thanksgiving is an American holiday and the majority of my stellar brethren are not Americans but I feel there some value in taking a look at this, my favorite holiday.  Plus, as an American, I am inherently self-centered enough to feel the rest of the world is just doing it wrong and should be more like me.  We will start off with a quick history lesson.

The First AWOX: Star Date Y1621 A small corporation known as “Pilgrims”, arrived in system PLM-RK with the intention  of establishing a new base of operations.  The Pilgrims had recently left their home  system to create a new life on their own terms.  They trusted to their Diplo’s and  Devine providence to safe-gaurd them on this journey. Arriving in PLM-RK, the Pilgrims found the area was inhabited by a thriving coalition.

While the member organizations of this coalition occasionally warred with one  another, they were by and large a peaceful group focused mainly on farming and  ratting.  Since the focus of this coalition was more Indy than pvp the group was given  the name Indians.  Soon after arriving in PLM-RK, diplomatic contact was made  between the Pilgrims and the local representatives of the Indians.  The Pilgrims were  welcomed to the region and even given support to help get them established. Over time, the Pilgrims continued to grow with new members arriving in constant  flow.  The once small corporation grew into a sizable alliance known as the Colonists.

This growth eventually caused some pressure between the Colonists and the Indian  as the Colonist consumed all of the content in the region.  Deciding that the Indians  posed a potential future risk, the order was given to shoot all reds.  The Colonists  methodically destroyed or drove out nearly all of the original inhabitants.

Clearly the spirit of EVE was alive and well at the first Thanksgiving and so to, should the spirit of Thanksgiving live on in EVE.  A quick scan of the various message boards and forums shows EVE players are by and large, a curmudgeonly group.  We love to complain.  If CCP announced tomorrow they were giving us each an actual gold bar, there would be some complaining about the weight.  I ask that we take today to sit back and realize there is a great deal for which we have to be thankful.  I have made a list of the top three things for which I am thankful.

My friends. This game is made infinitely better (or worse) by the people with whom you play.  EVE has brought me into contact with people from all over the globe.  I get to learn about their lives and culture and share mine in return.  These friendship are at the heart of the game.

My enemies.  All life revolves around conflict and it is our enemies who best define our world.  These evil bastards are what make even a simple run to Jita for some turkey and dressing, and white knuckled affair.  They are the spice of the game.

Our universe.  EVE is a beautiful world which works incredibly well.  When I think of the size and scope of what is going on, I am constantly amazed that it works at all.  At just about any time of day, I can be transported from my home to a distant universe where I am an undying stellar titan.

Today’s impending orgy of feasting and football will likely keep me out of EVE but it will not keep EVE from my heart.  Thank you all, for whatever part you play in my EVE experience.

Your Drinking Buddy,

Rupert

28 Comments

  1. Travis Musgrat

    USA#1

    November 27, 2014 at 20:20 Reply
    1. NCscrub

      get fucked

      November 28, 2014 at 05:03 Reply
    2. bad

      The only thing the USA has ever been number 1 at is bragging.

      November 28, 2014 at 07:11 Reply
    3. Bawk Bawkbagawk
      November 28, 2014 at 15:15 Reply
  2. Guest

    2nd. Just like Canada.

    November 27, 2014 at 20:35 Reply
  3. Guest

    2nd. Just like Canada.

    November 27, 2014 at 20:35 Reply
    1. Candyman

      Except the football part… Hockey has far more action, a lot fewer referees constantly interrupting the action with compulsive need to throw little orange hankies around, and a good fist fight once in awhile.

      November 27, 2014 at 21:06 Reply
    2. Bawk Bawkbagawk

      but first to burn the whitehouse

      November 28, 2014 at 15:13 Reply
  4. I expect many drunk fleet ops tonight

    November 27, 2014 at 20:37 Reply
  5. Jumpshot

    America, [email protected]#$ yeah!

    November 27, 2014 at 23:25 Reply
    1. bad

      [email protected]#$ America, yeah!

      Your grammar was off, FTFY.

      November 28, 2014 at 07:12 Reply
  6. Yas Pohn

    I thought Thanksgiving was an Americas-wide holiday, I celebrated with my family in Peru and Costa Rica and right now in (Hell on earth) Chile.

    November 28, 2014 at 01:09 Reply
  7. ShitNewsisShit

    “Happy Thanksgiving I realize Thanksgiving is an American holiday “My god, you couldn’t even get through 9 words into the article without being wrong. ‘American Thanksgiving’ is an American holiday, Thanksgiving itself is not. Those of us living in the civilized regions of North America celebrated 6 weeks ago.

    November 28, 2014 at 07:10 Reply
  8. dead

    poor indians

    November 28, 2014 at 11:53 Reply
  9. Shadow's Revenge

    Happy Genocide day

    November 29, 2014 at 17:04 Reply
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