I was browsing the forums yesterday and recognised the name of a famous null corporation leader from around 3 years ago when the Phoenix Coalition was in its heyday (correct me if i’m wrong…I don’t know too much about null).
When I saw that this player was active on the forums (or perhaps had just stopped by), I got so excited and was flooded by memories of how I encountered him, our first discord convo, etc etc etc…
This player who shall remain nameless, was incredibly active several years ago and deeply woven into the fabric of nullsec gameplay and corporation recruitment - at a time when I was looking for a ‘themed’ corp for one of my alts - theirs fit the bill, and I was accepted.
Actually getting to their space was the first times I encountered HED-GP and saw it in all its smoky glory.
So basically the purpose of this thread is the following question:
Did the visions of corporation / alliance leaders who were active several years ago (and more) create the atmosphere in Eve that we enjoyed being a part of, as well as content?
Also, is it possible for Eve to return to that kind of glory and excitement without these kinds of players who we admire and link to those days?
On the other hand, is this completely untrue? Does Eve’s success rely on other elements of the game, and NOT just on these so-called fantastic content-creating players?
If so, what are these elements?
Appreciate all feedback - and also welcome all stories about fun times in Eve.