Culture ClubMangala Solaris
Plave Okice’s Fun HouseWhen the first iteration of RvB was created back in 2008, it was done so as a place where pilots fed up of CTA’s, AOE doomsdays and Falcon alts could PvP in the ways that brought them the most enjoyment. There were no rules, no one was prevented from joining and good times were had by all. However, people moved on as costs mounted, groups joined up that took it far too seriously and leadership flamed out from trying to balance all these competing forces. Simply put fun, as it turned out, wasn’t enough to keep folks fighting. The second iteration started in 2009 and began with the same ideals of fun, constant PvP for all who were interested. Again there were no rules, just the expectation that people would not be a dick. The majority of the pilots who flew in RvB at that time were experienced veterans who really did see the rest of EVE as a tad boring, or too blobby. To them RvB was a mecca for good fights for all.
Ch-Ch-ChangesAs I discussed in an earlier column, low SP alts and new players began to find their way to RvB, but being farmed by vets in shiny toys / podded by anyone at will, was not something they enjoyed at all. This led to the first of several rules being added to RvB:
- No Podding
- No ECM