Another quickie that almost went in the junk drawer, but it really does deserve its own post.
I'll have more to say about this in another context soon(tm), but Destiny, the noted professional streamer and StarCraft II player, has started playing EVE. Once some initial... ummm... interesting developments associated with his joining the game had been sorted out(1), he or someone working with him set up a corp for him to join. And this is the part where it deserves its own post: that corp is rapidly filling up!
Lots and lots of the new members are brand new alts clearly created so that they can be in "Destiny's corp." But there's enough veteran players joining as well to add a hard core of PvPers. The corp is approaching 400 members now, all of them having joined in the last week or so and most of them created minutes or hours before joining. This results in some rather amusing fleet metas: three or four battle cruisers being escorted by large fleets of Atrons, Rifters, Kestrels, and the occasional destroyer.
But from time to time you see a battleship or two.
It's turning out to be a pretty fun group to fight when they visit your neighborhood! The corp is certainly approaching the game with a refreshing lack of risk aversity. With the 15 minute delay on Destiny's stream, you can fight him, go visit the
restroom, have a beverage and come back. Around that time, you can watch
the fight from his perspective. And watching his face when he gets caught out by something he hasn't learned about EVE yet is kind of entertaining...
Welcome to EVE, Destiny!
(1) Those will be included in the other post.