It's inevitable that, on occasion, I'll play Eve while sitting next to my wife. In this case, we were discussing a babysitter we needed for a couple weeks from now. Now, some women will argue that men can't do two things at once. While this may be true, it doesn't preclude certain women - my wife - say, from forgetting everything she was saying and staring, transfixed, at my Eve client.
For she came face-to-face with that downside. Being in GSF, it was inevitable. For she saw the Goonwaffe logo in the upper-right corner of the screen as I sat in one of their stations.
It's a unicorn with a heart behind it.
Not only did she decide that she absolutely had to have something with that logo on it - how could a person resist a unicorn with a heart? - but she enlisted my daughter to plead her case.
She does not fight fair.
To a woman descended from Cossacks and Lombards, of course, this only made her more interested.
In all seriousness, though, too often we overlook some of the smaller aspects of Eve. Corporation logos. The appearance of some of the stations (I'm looking at you, exotic dancers). The descriptions of some of the items, including trade goods. There's a rich tradition of inside jokes, irony, and developer trolls just waiting to be discovered. Part of what makes Eve so unique is the hidden gem hiding in plain sight.
Even if it does make your wife fall in love with Goonwaffe and ask you to petition your corporation to change its logo to a pegasus with a sparkly star.
Don't worry, Troyd, I will not be doing that.