Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Thanks Two Million
Can you believe it? It seems like just yesterday MinerBumping received its millionth hit. In fact, that was back in July 2013. It's extraordinary how much traffic this humble blog gets each day. You would almost think that people prefer emergent gameplay and engaging content in their EVE, rather than AFK carebearing and mindless isk-grinding. Even in highsec!
The truth is, the wild success of MinerBumping does more than reflect the state of mind of the EVE playerbase; it shapes it. Each day, MinerBumping attempts to "move the needle", gently nudging highsec and EVE in the right direction. We still have such a long way to go, but we're getting there. Every hit this blog receives is a gut-punch right in the belly of bot-aspirancy and carebearism. Not a bullying, harassing kind of gut-punch, but a compassionate, life-affirming one. Two million hits represent two million opportunities for highsec carebears to think a little harder about what they're doing, or for "undecided" players to reconsider their neutrality, or for Gallants to become more bold and confident in their gallantry.
Although obviously I'm the individual most responsible for these positive changes in the EVE community, I couldn't possibly do it alone. MinerBumping enjoys the influence it does because readers like you choose to read and to share. You know that your fellow EVE player needs MinerBumping in his or her life just as much as you do. You know that it's a tremendous act of random kindness when you link MinerBumping in the local chat of highsec systems, or when you provide a link for the carebear whose ship you've just ganked.
EVE is a much different place thanks to those two million hits. Now imagine what the EVE community would look like after three million, five million, ten million, or one hundred million(!) hits. Why, with enough improvement, we won't even recognize the EVE community anymore.
Let's make it happen.