Monday, 30 September 2013

What's in a name

I've had a few people ask me why I call myself a Noob, when I obviously am not. Or at least not quite. They use the little ISK I have as an example for me not being one. But what exactly defines being a noob? And am I allowed to call myself one?

Those that asked me, are thinking about newb/newbro, as in someone who's new to the game and doesn't quite understand it yet. A noob on the other hand, is, according to UrbanDictionary; "Someone who knows little and has no will to learn anymore"

But I don't like that definition either, because I do want to learn more. I just call myself a noob because I, like many others, know very little of the game, despite having played it for a while now. And despite having experience in things like this. But my noobyness (if that's even a word) makes for some good writing.. That and I had no idea what else to call my blog so there you have it.

Speaking of learning, I learnt something new today.. That my mission runner is not that well liked by the Gallente Federation. How did I find out you ask? Well quite simply by going to Arnon and having their Navy tell me that they will blow my ship up if I don't leave their controlled space.

So now I'm training Diplomacy, because I wanted to go do the SOE arc again. That's something I do every few months, despite it not being of any use to me, I kind of like doing it, it makes me go out of my way to other systems, systems I don't usually go to.
That and I get a bit of extra standing with the Sisters, which is a nice thing to have with the upcoming expansion.

Cue obligated thoughts on 'Rubicon'

I don't really have a big opinion about it, I don't know enough about anything in the game to form one that makes any sense. I like the idea of player owned custom offices in High Sec. I'm one of those that does PI in High Sec, and to me the glass is always half full. So I'm thinking of lower tax rates. I might even be able to place a few of my own in my home system *fingers crossed*

I have no idea what the new structures will mean for me, the one thing I'm afraid of is that the Noctis might be on his way out.

Why? Well, the Noctis is, by far, my favorite ship. It has been ever since I first bought one and started tractoring, if I could and it paid quite a bit, I would be salvaging all day. Right now I use it to follow my mission runner, I pop in, tractor everything to me, salvage and loot.
Come to me my precious

I think I have more fun in that ship than I should be having in it.

Skills are trained, lets see if the Gallente Federation is still eager to blow me up


Stay tuned o7

3 comments:

  1. Everyone might not agree, but I've always looked at like this:

    A "newb" or "newbie" is someone new to the game who doesn't know very much.

    A "noob" is someone who's been playing too long to a true newb but is casual enough he still plays and acts like a newb.

    A "Nub" is someone who's been playing for a long time and thinks he's an expert on everything (and love to tell everyone too) but he's really just a clueless idiot.

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    1. That's close to how I look at it too. I like being a "noob" at least people don't expect me to know too much :D

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  2. A noob is someone who approaches every situation as if it's new rather than have it forced upon them (a newb). They take the enjoyment of the situation but suffer the lack of experience or skill. A noob will roll with the punches where a "nub" will not. A noob my friends, is the king of internet gaming.

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