I heard a thousand times over how useless mining is, how insignificant workers in EVE can be. I kept quiet every time; it wouldn't do to give ignorants the key to power. Not instantaneous power, achieved through brute force and cohersion, not pure martial skills, which some believe puts PVPers above everyone else, these forms of power are nothing but shackles and all shackles are broken in time.

 

EVE is a game first and foremost, but it is quite close to a hobby, like painting and writing, and like any hobby, those willing to put work into it, who refuse to take shortcuts and will work for every victory and feel proud of it, those willing to roll up their sleeves and get the job done, be they mission runners, gankers or miners, are worth ten of their lazy, pay-to-win counterparts.

 

You are more powerful than you can imagine.