a popular EVE Online
web resource run by players, now has another thing going in its favor. Matthew Woodward, a Game Designer from CCP Games,
has put together an in-character factional warfare guide,
which is exclusive to the site. Woodward writes under the guise of one 'Sergeant-Major Illivia', and tries to whip the reader into shape as if they were a new recruit in Boot Camp.
Sergeant-Major Illivia's ranting introduction to factional warfare in the Empyrean Age
walks you through militia enlistment, battlefield intelligence, your objectives in the war, and most importantly -- how to stay alive in EVE.
It's a clever way of conveying what's involved in factional conflict to a prospective recruit, although Woodward/Illivia does make you feel like a whelp at times. Check out the "Faction Warfare Enlistment Debrief" at BattleClinic
for fiction with practical applications.