Greetings and welcome to Pod Born!
For a long time, I’ve searched for a decent repository of good tales from EVE Online’s pilots, and some have come very close. Innominate Nightmare’s 0.0 Experiment entertained me until it dropped off, and many other blogs have popped up and faded away. The EVE Stories contest was a hopeful moment for me, but many of the stories trended to strict information rather than creative narratives. The search continued.
Eventually, a chance happening on Reddit early this year led me to register this domain and get this site set up. And now I’m ready to present it to you all.
What is Pod Born?
Pod Born is meant as a place for capsuleers to share the stories of their adventures in New Eden, whether that be in character, out of pod, or editorial stylings. Capsuleers can share their tales of courage, honor, lies and deception for others to learn from and share in the experience. Having a single place pilots can go to simply read stories from New Eden is a far better end result than 100 blogs with only a few unread posts.
Stories can relate to all aspects of EVE, from PVP, to PVE, to even pure meta-level tales. Whether they are stories of newbro wonder, or the destruction of a coalition, all stories are welcome with all the spin you want to put on them. This isn't about being unbiased and professional.
How does Pod Born work?
Anybody can post stories to Pod Born from the ‘Community' tab. These stories will be viewable by any reader on the site, who will then be able to comment, rate, and like stories. One to two times a week a moderator will promote a story to the front page where the story will get more exposure.
The front page, in time, will become almost a "Best Of" section to complement the unfiltered Community side.
Why should I post my story?
I would hope you would want to share your story to simple help build the community of New Eden and build dreams in other pilots, but I also understand that that alone may not be enough incentive to post stories, so we’ve been able to come up with a reward to participation.
Any story that gets promoted to the front page will get 100 million ISK on top of the exposure from being on the front page. For the first month after launch, this bonus will be doubled to 200 million ISK. While some Vets would scoff at this amount of ISK, for some newbros this ISK could mean a whole lot.
Side note: This is also a comparable amount of ISK to what writers on TMC get paid for their articles.
I hope Pod Born can grow as a storytelling repository as well as a community site. Share your stories and support those that share theirs!