New Eden seems to be growing by bits and pieces. New systems and even regions occasionally being discovered. The amount of pod pilots also seems to be on the rise over the past few years. With the various clones available to pod pilots, it's almost as if we're immortals.
Where we once received a casual nod, or wave of the hand, the great Empires now actively recruit from our numbers for their wars with each other. So, now, we're the knights, we're the heroes, we're the forces that accomplish the goals of the great Empires?
Out in null sec, it's easy to forget what life in one of the Empires is like. It's truly a different world out here. I suppose the same can be said about both high sec and low sec empire space. We all have our own laws, our own codes, our own rules by which to live.
It's easy to lose touch with the folks living in these other "areas". It's easy to be out of touch with those just in another alliance, or sometimes corporation.
Constantly, we see new rookie pilots. Sometimes, the advice we give IS good advice. But, we're so out of touch with the rookie pilot state of mind, that the advice is just no good for a ROOKIE.
I wonder if that's from where some of the major alliance collapses spring? A leadership that became fat and out of touch with the common man. A leadership accustomed to taking an unfair share of profits. A leadership out of touch with the constant changes to the fashion in which we, the pilots, wage our wars...
Being out of touch is unavoidable in some circumstances... living in null sec for a long time, it's easy to forget how life was under the thumb of the great Empires.
Being out of touch for the leadership in null sec... that seems to lead to bloated feelings of self-worth, arrogance, disdain for the very people who support your rule... time and again, being out of touch in this fashion has led to the demise of once-great and once-powerful pod pilot institutions.
The would-be conquerors of vast regions of space end up being just another foot note, just another soldier in another nameless war that will have no point five minutes after it's ended...
Is being out of touch really a bad thing?