In this intricate web of communication, influence and control, what part does propaganda play in your game?"
I'm quite a new player so I have not had much experience in applying propaganda to my game in Eve, but I experience other peoples propaganda all the time in blogs, forums, mails, convos and local chat.
A quick explanation of what I think two important forms of propaganda are:
1)Propaganda: can be described as form of communication that is aimed towards influencing the attitude of a community toward some cause or position by presenting only one side of an argument.
2) Counter-propaganda: can be described as form of communication consisting of methods taken and messages relayed to oppose propaganda which seeks to influence action or perspectives among a targeted audience
While propaganda messages may not always be truthful, effective counter-propaganda generally only broadcasts the truth
So... why did I label the name of this post as psychological warfare? Because the U.S Department of defense defines psychological warfare as:
"The planned use of propaganda and other psychological actions having the primary purpose of influencing the opinions, emotions, attitudes, and behavior of hostile foreign groups in such a way as to support the achievement of national objectives."I'll keep the explanation short and leave it at that so you can decide for yourself. To end this post, I will attempt to use some propaganda to explain my character's mentality as he interacts with the universe of Eve Online...
- Fly like a maniac
- Da Dom