Posted - 2011.03.02 21:57:00 - [63
Edited by: garus banta on 02/03/2011 21:57:54
Originally by: Helicity Boson
I really love how everyone always posts assumptions on why I do it.
-I have a hulk BPO/make lots of isk off it (I do not)
-Industrialists hire me (they do not)
-It's about the bots (yes and no, I do like that its mostly bots that pop cos i hate em)
-It's about the tears (I do enjoy tears, they make me laugh)
I've thought long and hard about -why- I do it, and found it's impossibly hard to put it down to a singular reason, but...
I mostly do it because it's just generally a lot of fun, it's hard work, but people value it, I get good laughs out the preposterous paranoia on the forums, attention is generally nice. And above all I do it because it does make quite a few people very happy to play in the event. And the recognition for that is a very wonderful thing to experience.
I'm an oddball in EVE, I recognize that, I don't give two flying fudges about isk. All I need is a few ships and people to chill with and have fun, and I'm quite content with the game. I guess that is why I have not taken all the prizes and ran for the hills; I have no use for such amounts of isk, and the price of not being able to run anymore events is just too high. Likewise the API keys I've been entrusted with will never be used for anything else either... there is simply nothing to be gained from that which I might want.
The crux of it is really, I enjoy running the event more than almost anything I can do in EVE, that keeps me honest. I have no lofty goals for the event (trolling-RP-schtick aside) other than to generate some mayhem and have a funny contest and hand out some prizes.
If you're looking for some deep philosophical or monetary justification for Hulkageddon, you will be looking for quite some time. There is none.
I think it's fun, and so I do it.
If you're having fun why don't you do it more often?
I wish you guys would have it 24/7 all year round!
I don't give a **** about prizes just kill those macro ****ers!