News of my demise has been greatly exaggerated

I’ve been a bit out of touch for a while. Various things, like getting married, moving to a new city, trying to find a new job, starting a new business… I got distracted.

But I’m back now. I’m revitalised by my latest break over the past few months, and ready to continue.

I’ve been playing Eve for about 8 years now, and in that time I’ve done a lot of things. I’ve been a hauler, an anti-pirate, a pirate, a ninja, a trainer, an explorer… I haven’t been a miner or a station trader though, so those are a couple things I’m going to try out for a while.

Something else I haven’t done, but which has been an underlying interest and passion of mine for the past 8 years, has been to act as a Strategic Advisor. In fact, it started back in 2006 when an anti-pirate corp I joined made me their Strategic Operations Advisor as a result of all the good advice I gave them about how to be a better anti-pirate corp. It started the ball rolling for me, and strategy within Eve has since been something of interest to me.

Back in 2008 I started a series of articles for the community based on Sun Tsu’s Art of War which I had published in Massively: Eve and Sun Tsu’s Art of War.

I also created the Art of War Alliance┬áback when I was leading OUCH, but never had the opportunity to progress that in the ‘strategic operations’ direction I wanted to.

So now that I’m refreshed and back into the game, I decided to venture out into a new career path.

Strategic Advisor Consultancy – finding solutions to your problems

I put up an ad on the Eve forums yesterday, promoting my services as a Strategic Advisor consultant. You can have a read of it here.

I’m actually quite excited about this. The opportunity to assist others as their Strategic Advisor consultant is something I think I’d really, really enjoy.

Touring New Eden – a change of direction

The experiment in running the corp as a democracy and allowing members to vote on issues was a failure. I lost interest, the corp members lost interest, and everything faded away.

Now that I’m back, I decided to get rid of the democracy and return the corp to a ‘benevolent dictatorship’, one where I run the corp for my own interests and the interests of the members, but I maintain control.

Being in control feels a lot better to me, a lot more enjoyable. It’s why I run corps in the first place, because I need to be in control of my own destiny, and my own enjoyment.

While having the corp managed as a democracy was fun for a while, and certainly different to anything else I was used to, ultimately it just didn’t work. It created far too much drama, and that was the beginning of the end.

But it’s not the end of the corp, just the end of how it’s managed.

Now that I’m back, not only am I changing the corp management process, but also the blog. I decided to focus my adventures into a new blog that’s more focused.

Welcome to Touring New Eden’s new blog – www.touringneweden.net

I’ll be writing about my adventures as I continue ‘touring New Eden’, but also the adventures of the corp as a whole. It’ll also continue to be the corp website, with relevant corp information in the menu at the top of the page.

What’s also exciting to me is that I can now use my own email address. You can send me email at [email protected]

I’ll also be sharing latest updates from other Eve blogs in the far right sidebar. My favourites will be there. If you would like your blog added to the list, please make sure you send me an email with your blog URL so I can check it out.

It’s good to be back.

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