Well, yesterday CCP dropped the news that next year they would not be doing an Eve Vegas. I have a few thoughts about this and seeing as I am doing a post a day for the month I figured I might as well not them down for you.
I have been to Eve Vegas twice. Oh I wanted to go a lot more but I am a man of limited means and the usual family obligations. The things that leaves me go to that over, say Fanfest in Iceland were that I could get there relatively cheaply. VEGAS WANTS YOU TO VISIT. And there were things for those who came with me to experience aside from a bunch of nerds getting drunk, together.
My wife and I did the Grand Canyon before one Eve Vegas and she went to see Donnie and Marie. The second time I brought my daughter down and she hit some of the shows and had a nice time as well. Vegas is MADE for doing things and distracting yourself. It is a vacation destination.
For the past year or two I have been mentally tossing around another Eve Vegas talk as a kind of sequel to the one I gave in 2017 (look up Winning in Eve on youtube) This one would have been on the subject of longevity. I’d still like to give that talk but I would make a few changes. Oh hush, I am not saying that the game is dying, just that some of the decisions . . .well, they break traditions that help bind us together.
But . . .it is not like we have been doing Eve Vegas forever. It was a Goon event before CCP took it over and I bet that they will be fine with having a smaller more personal time of it once again. Just I doubt this old independent would be invited to talk to them.
San Diego? I guess Disney Land is close enough. Would Eve players want to do the Star Wars experience? (Hell yes, in my case)
Bottom line for me is I am sorry to see the big Eve Vegas end. I really wish CCP had asked for player speakers for this year but if they did? I missed that.
But we can still play the game.
fly it like you won it