Jesters Trek is going dark, it is explained here
The celebration of his enemies started with a post by Dinsdale here
I was within a hairs breadth of posting on that thread but then I decided that I wanted to do it here.
Three guys, Jester, Ripard, Ross. Related but distinct.
Jester wrote a blog. It caused discussion often around the Eve watercooler and was read by more than one dev (that I know of). It was researched and thought out and so damn prolific that it was scary. I will keep the site bookmarked till he closes it down because I still go back and read some of his arguments/thoughts. Not that I agree with all of them but they make me think.
I like thinking . . . maybe another reason I don’t fly with . . . nah
Ripard flies with Rote Kapelle. He is a proponent of small gang PvP and he ran in an election and did EXCELLENTLY. He managed to take one of the coveted top two seats in CSM8. You do not get that by being nobody.
Ross is the guy I know the best. He is a man with a beard, a willingness to laugh and listen and think about what he is listening to. He is not going anywhere because he is not an in game creation. I attended a summit with Ross, not Ripard or Jester. We had running jokes and (along with Trebor) mocked the younger enthusiastic members of the CSM. He is the one who has tired of writing so continuously.
Ross will keep playing the game. He just decided to stop WORKING on the parts that were not as fun anymore.
I think he made the right decision, even if I will miss the blog. I still have Ross to talk to on skype. I’ll still get wind of his opinion, now and again. So two of the three may go away, the important one remains.
if you don’t get why this makes a difference, read Malcanis’ article from a fe years back here
fly it like you won it