Dr. Happiness or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love EVE Online

Much can be said about EVE Online, but one of its defining features is how players respond to change.

It runs the gamut. Some rant on and on at changes having occurred way back when, others automatically reach out to the costco sized container of calamine lotion they keep on their desk as they break out in hives at the mere thought of something changing. From the insignifiant to the transformative it all goes through the opinion filter of a rabid player base.

There is no question that sometimes, changes are frustrating and have a considerable impact on personal game play. The recent resource and production changes remain at the top of my mind for example. But I’ve decided that going forward, I’m going to shift how I perceive EVE Online.

EVE Online is not a space MMO… It’s the greatest never ending game of patience ever created by humans!

What other game out there actively challenges you to be patient at this level? It’s a masterclass. Really, it is! Patiences in learning new things and new ways of doing things. Patience in waiting for broken things to get fixed. Patience because no one really knows what’s next. Patience on the next thing you will need to be patient on.

So I’ve decided to see my little virtual world as a game of patience.

Joyce Meyer said “Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.”.

Let’s see if I can behave while I reach for the last of the calamine and smile!

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