Hello everyone! If you don't know me, I am James 315, and I will be your guide through an exciting adventure in EVE Online. What kind of adventure, you ask? Stick around and you'll find out!
As for the rest of you, welcome to my new blog. It's hard to believe it's only been about a month and a half since I first took control of a little ice mining system in highsec called Halaima. So much has happened since then. If you'd like to take a little trip down memory lane, check the Links section to see all of the past forum threads in which our adventure unfolded.
You may ask, why create this blog? Well, first off, there's the convenience. When I began bumping miners out of the Halaima ice field when they refused to pay their mining fees, I could simply refer them to the original Halaima thread. As our business has grown, I have seen a greater need for one centralized location for all bump-related materials. Now whenever a mackinaw pilot expresses his confusion/anger, I can refer him to this website--where he can pore over a wealth of material about how he fits into the New Order of Highsec.
But it's much more than that, of course. I wanted to shift to a format where I can make shorter, more frequent updates about what's going on as I go about bringing civilization to highsec. The blog format is also better suited for posting pictures, chat logs, etc. from my travels.
Finally, I hope a blog will enable me to speak directly to the people of EVE. Shareholder Reports are useful for relating lots of information, but they tend to put a bit of distance between me and the readers. With this format, I'd like to bring EVE players closer to the front lines of the struggle, with a more conversational style. Though I may hold an exalted position as the Supreme Protector, I don't want to be off in an ivory tower somewhere. I'm one of you, a man of the people.
To that end, this blog will have an open comments section. Blogger allows you to post comments using various types of accounts, but there's also an option for anonymous comments. Since I believe there is value in candor and the free exchange of ideas, I do not intend to moderate the comments sections of my posts. Don't make me regret this. Just kidding, I know you won't.
With the mission statement out of the way, I hope you'll stick around and return frequently. Join the conversation as we build a better highsec together.