Among the numerous professions available to players in EVE Online, there are few that seem as arcane to an outsider as engaging in the booster (drug) trade and smuggling. One of the newest EVE blogs out there -- part of the ever-growing Blog Pack -- is something quite different. "Paradise Engineering" is written by Uhr Ptrak, who is part of the Es and Whizz cartel of drug producers and smugglers in EVE.
Paradise Engineering is a blog dedicated to giving readers some more exposure to this shady side of the game. "Many pilots may not even be aware of the vibrant black market in contraband in EVE... combat boosters get a hard rap from the larger EVE community, either scorned or unknown to many pilots. I thought I'd try to correct the record through a series of posts and guides on boosters and smuggling," Uhr Ptrak writes.
Of course, he doesn't want to spoil some of the mystique of his trade, but Uhr Ptrak still offers up some interesting bits of info for those interested in this side of the game. His recent post, "Can I Look in Your Bag?" deals with how players move contraband around in EVE and what penalties can result if you're caught. Check it out over at Paradise Engineering, and while you're there, you might want to have a look at some of his older posts, which collectively shed a little more light on this often misunderstood style of play in EVE Online.