Still, this was a particularly fun comment (edited a bit for flow and clarity):
All I'm seeing here is a man who created a blog to run for a spot on an elected council for a video game.I approve of snark. I myself pressed the "snark" button to respond. I answered the question with one word -- "nope" -- and went on with my life.
Lost. Rage quit. Couldn't stay away and now bad-mouths the game at every turn.
That about sum it up?
Still, despite almost certainly being a troll, this accusation deserves a slightly more thoughtful answer. Particularly since I've got a post going up in the next day or two that's going to play "consipracy theory" that's probably gonna get me yelled at even more. So, I should make myself clear.
When movie reviewers review movies, you get three kinds of reviews: good reviews, bad reviews, and missing reviews. The first two types are obvious. The third type, if you know the code, is equally obvious. "This movie is so bad that I didn't even bother showing up to review it" is how you interpret that third type.
I'm showing up. But if you think that everything I say about CCP or EVE are bad things, then you haven't been paying attention. When I think CCP does something smart or good, I talk about it. As I did here. And here. And here. And here. And here. And here. And here. As of today, I've written 77 posts on this blog that I've tagged with "CCP" and granted, a lot of them are pretty direct pieces saying, "CCP, get off your ass and do X!" I make no apologies for that. But when CCP does something I agree with, I praise them to the skies.
I'm not Mittens here, adding "the terrible game" as a suffix every time I type the word "EVE". I believe EVE is a very good game... with lots of highly solvable issues making it worse than it could be, usually caused by a too-insular developer community not in close enough touch with the game's players. When I see one of those issues, I'm going to point it out. Doesn't mean I hate EVE. If you read my particular reasons for unsubbing when I did, you'd learn very few of them had anything to do with CCP or EVE in and of itself.
If I didn't like the game, I wouldn't play it. If I didn't like the company that makes the game, I wouldn't support them with my money. Simple as that.
And I don't think my tone in those posts toward CCP has changed in the eight months I've been writing this blog. I know for a fact that a number of CCP employees read this blog, and follow me on Twitter. They might not always like what I say about them, but I think they take me seriously. I'm not a nut-job "bad-mouthing the game at every turn" because I'm butt-hurt about a space-election. That's just silly.
Finally, if you do really think this is all I'm about, there are lots of other EVE blogs out there. Go read them instead. But if you're still reading me despite believing this, then I'm going to have to go with the "Darian O'Toole" response. Darian was one of my favorite disc jockeys ever, but she also had lots of critics. One critic called into her show and started bitching about all the stuff she did that he didn't like. Darian listened patiently for a while, then responded "OK, I get that. You hate me. How often do you listen to my show?"
"Every day, but--"
"I win!" Darian yelled into the mic, then hung up on him.