I am Jesoph Swolin from Ushra’Khan, a fleet commander for EDENCOM, and I am writing to all EDENCOM and Triglavian players about something important.
Since I heard about the Trig invasions and came out of the Amarr-Minmatar Faction War zone to help people, I have noticed a disturbing trend on both sides. That trend, dear reader, is that there is a fair amount of people who frequently ignore their body’s need for sleep in favor of doing 8 to 18 hour shifts in fleets for the sake of pushing the bar. Today, whilst discussing this, one person brought up the idea of using Methamphetamines in order to keep going.
Whilst Pyrolancea is great, I think that if people are considering using IRL combat drugs from the second world war, things are probably getting a tiny bit out of hand.
Accordingly, I reached out to the Kybernaut leadership in order to discuss the option of a joint PSA. Leon agreed that this behavior is not healthy, told me to post something, after which we’d link it to both sides.
So here we go:
Regardless of whether you are a high-sec player defending your home system, or a player who picked a side for RP reasons, or a player who was bored, or a player who is just in it for profit, regardless of whether you are fleeting up as a DPS, Logi, Prober, Salvager, Puller or anything in between, regardless of how dramatic the fleet ping announcements sound, please remember that whilst your character is a post-human demigod who can’t be killed and has millions, billions or trillions of ISK to their name, you yourself are still Human. You only get one (1) clone body and once it starts to deteriorate, there’s no guarantee that it can be fixed regardless of how much ISK, implants or drugs you spend on it.
For this reason, please make sure to:
- Go to sleep at a sensible time and sleep for eight (8) hours.
- Eat regularly and healthily.
- Stay hydrated.
- Don’t ignore your friends, family, bae and IRL responsibilities.
Otherwise, we are going to see more incidents like these:
- People going boom because they were too tired to remember to broadcast for reps.
- People going boom because the Logi fell asleep behind their keyboard (again).
- People going boom because the DPS commander was tired enough to primary a player, people were tired enough to follow it and CONCORD said no. (PS: Safeties green in HS)
To those who join fleets:
Fleet commanders, regardless of side, appreciate your efforts, but it must be said that you are far more useful to us when you are functioning optimally, and that burning yourself out to flip one system is not helpful if it entails that you are going to be burned out or completely zombified for the next five. Take care of yourselves.
To those who lead fleets:
Please don’t encourage your members to continue past their limits. Instead, please encourage them to dock up or drop fleet if they have to do IRL stuff. Potentially, remind them to look at the clock every so often. Please vocalize your support for this message and spread it around, so we can keep things fun and competitive without people torturing themselves for a percentage tick in a videogame. Only you can stop overzealous pilots.