Achieving a state of "Piracy Meh"

What is meh? Any Google search will result in a search result leading to the definition for the word as meaning “to be indifferent”.

For me, being a pirate is a pursuit of a State of “Piracy Meh”, Meh being not indifference but balance. “Piracy Meh” is when you no longer feel the negative effects some in game events.

So, what are these events? Well, the loss of a ship and/or pod. Inane smack talk in local that is so utterly devoid of any actual wit that rather than cringe, you sit their and actually laugh at the absurdity of the exchange. Being patient enough to hunt down that solo kill. Things of that nature.

So, how does one achieve a state of “Piracy Meh”? Well, there are many ways that I have learned, but don’t assume that I know everything. I don’t. I am still learning after playing EVE for over 4 years now.

Some of the things that will help you achieve the State of “Piracy Meh”:

  1. Learn to be patient. Rash decisions usually lead to a hard lesson learned and a fresh new clone. Find the balance between patience and passion, find that inner wisdom to identify when to be bold and when to be cautious. Give yourself the time to learn this valuable tool.
  2. Listen to what others have to say and/or teach you. Take the time to read things like, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (in EVE). I know, self help stuff can be boring, but this is a good outline of how things relate to EVE Online. There are things to be learned here.
  3. Always keep to the “If you can’t afford to replace it, don’t undock it” rule. The best “insurance” you can have for a ship is a fully fitted spare sitting in your hanger.
  4. Don’t rely on your piracy skills to pay for everything. Spend the time to train an “isk making” alt. Learn and understand how to be a carebear. Hunting a carebear is easier if you actually have been one.
  5. Most importantly, make having fun your main focus. Do this and everything will fall into place.

So, what sort of things do you do to achieve your State of “Piracy Meh”?

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~ by J. Riley Castine on March 23, 2010.

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