That was the message from The Mittani this morning on Twitter, the announcement that there would be a new EVE Online site on the web, one modestly named after the most well known player in the game: Himself.
And so was born The Mittani Dot Com.
But it isn’t a site dedicated to The Mittani or just his writing. Instead the plan is to create a new EVE Online focused news site.
Endie, one of the
more most well spoken member of the EVE community and someone I hope will be a regular at the new site, wrote the welcome post, which opened with:
Welcome to your numbered, collector’s first edition of TheMittani.com, a gaming site with a particular focus on Eve Online. Our goal is to create a combination of news and commentary for you that is both up-to-date and insightful, and one which combines old-fashioned fact-checking with a broad range of contributors in order to provide an authoritative source of updates for Eve Online and everything that interests Eve Online players. We have by far the largest team working on any Eve-related site – currently over twenty people both behind the scenes and producing content, and we hope that that breadth of talent will show in the quality of what you read.
The opening post is long and covers various aspects of the “how, why, and who” of the site so far. The goal is a focus on quality.
Our goal at TheMittani.com is to set a high standard for the quality of writing on this site. We hope to provide as balanced a view as possible, so that those on all sides of Eve’s conflicts can come here for information, even if they sometimes disagree with the analysis of one writer or another. And most importantly, we hope to give you something far more interesting than work to do on a Monday morning in that awkward gap between getting that first cup of coffee and fictionalising your timesheets.
So there it is.
They have even managed to avoid that common error of launching a site and having nothing to see. There are already a number of articles posted. Some have been seen elsewhere, but there is enough new to make it viable.
Aside from the lack of an RSS feed, it looks like a damn fine venture so far. We shall see how it develops.
Edit: There is now an RSS Feed.