Sunday, June 15, 2014

Farewell, Niss

Note: This post is behind by a week due to how I schedule my posts.

Recently, the Wormhole Campus (WHC) manager announced that he would be leaving EVE University to join Adhocracy Inc., one of the wormhole corps that live in higher-class wormhole systems.

As a fellow Canadian, it was easy for me to develop a liking for Niss. Although I wasn't around when he first started his tenure as campus manager, from what I've read and been told, the campus is a much better place because of the work that he's done. It seems like every time I logged into comms he was on there giving a detailed explanation to a question posed by one of the campus members. There was never a moment where he didn't have time to answer questions about the game, and that's one of the things that I'll miss most about him.

EVE is an interesting game, not because of the game itself but more so because the game is driven by content that comes from the community that you get involved in. Living in wormhole space is tough, and the lack of proper permissions on POSes means that you really need to have trust in those who can easily access all of your valuable belongings. It is for this reason that the friendships that blossom in w-space are strong, and the sense of comraderie is forever present.

One of the traditions of the WHC is to have a send off for pilots who are leaving us. Basically, this involves the campus getting together to shoot whatever ships are left and say our goodbyes. But just shooting his ships didn't seem right for someone who has made such an impact on many of our experiences in the campus, so an outgoing present was organized for him. As a dedicated Gallente pilot, it seemed only right that he received a Proteus filled with all of the necessities to have a fantastic party: exotic dancers, strippers, alcohol and drugs were all placed inside the hold of his ship. As we landed on grid, people shot fireworks at his new Proteus and it was a great experience.

We'll miss him around the campus, but Adhocracy has certainly picked up a fantastic new pilot. Farewell, Niss. Fly dangerously and we'll see you down the rabbit hole!

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