Posted - 2011.07.31 22:32:00 - [1
Bitter Old Veteran Syndrome
Bovwhine Whingyforum Encephalapathy
Long-term players of EVE Online who have developed a passionate interest often lapse into this state after a series of disappointments. Often the individual's passion gives rise to unreasonable expectations which are inevitably not met.
BOVS is a social disease and long-term interaction with the EVE online meta-gaming experience greatly increases the likelihood of developing BOVS through exposure to other sufferers.
Signs and Symptoms
-Obsessive behaviour surrounding key gameplay issues
-The compulsion to criticise in all available social media
-An arbitrary aversion to change
-Inflated sense of entitlement
Although the more aggressive aspects of BOVS can be appeased by the introduction of desired gameplay changes, this tends to be a short-term solution which only amplifies the BOVS sufferers condition in the medium- to long-term.
Mild or acute sufferers gain much benefit from fresh air or participating in a non-digital activity. Alcoholic beverages can have beneficial effects.
Moderate sufferers have had some success by interacting in a non-digital environment with real human beings. This enables them to develop a more objective view of their interests. A key technique that aids recovery is the the shrug. Development of a good shrug technique promotes the release of relaxing neurotransmitters, enabling the BOVS suffer to give less of a ****.
Severe sufferers of BOVS suffer from a debilitating mental condition. There has been some successful treatment with the repeated application of a bi-phasic current through the pre-frontal cortex. In other cases it has proven to be untreatable. Terminal sufferers should be aware that they may infect others and should probably consider other hobbies.
Reference : http://freebooted.blogspot.com/2011/06/dr-stans-capsuleer-clinic.html