The sci-fi game EVE Online is a title that many players clearly feel passionate about. So much so that 2008 saw a record number of player blogs focused on the game. But beyond the blogging community, there are three standout websites that feature the writing of EVE's players, and pay their writers for those contributions with EVE's virtual currency, Inter Stellar Kredits (ISK):
- EVE Tribune offers no-holds barred commentary on the game and the player culture surrounding it, with notable coverage of EVE's politics and alliance struggles. EVE Tribune is also the home of Silicon Buddha's Fly Reckless podcast.
- EVE-Mag is a relative newcomer to covering EVE Online but in that time has distinguished itself as a diverse site that covers the entire scope of the game experience, and doesn't flinch away from controversy.
- EVE Network News is another notable site covering the game, with well-rounded coverage of the various facets of EVE. ENN is also the home of the Titan Weekly podcast.
As they pay their writers in ISK, making a small donation if you like what you've read from any of these sites is the way to ensure you can keep reading their content. If you've got deep ISK pockets that would certainly help, but even small donations could help keep these sites running strong. While no one likes being solicited (much less as it pertains to internet spaceships), the simple fact of the matter is that if they can't pay their writers what they're worth, these sites won't be able to keep the content flowing as they have been. Massively wishes this trinity of EVE-focused sites another year of excellent content.