Well boys and girls, it’s time for my semi-annual return to EVE Online. I've resubscribed to take part in the game's 18th free expansion, Rubicon. I’ve been playing EVE off and on since December of 2005. Damn, that's a hell of a long time to play a game without achieving a long term goal. Ouch. This is my second account and I've been on it since 2007. I gave my mining character away to an old guild master after declaring I wouldn't be returning to that game! Who knew?
Over the years I've invested the vast majority of my skill training in combat areas with a slant toward PVP as a precaution. I have a decent stable of ships both PVP and PVE, and a bit of funds to play with right now. Instead of picking up where I left off in my pursuit of unlocking level 3 missions, I'm going to roll the dice on PVP.
My first objective is to join a Corporation. I'd sworn off player Corps after my last noob in space adventure with one. That was enough drama, grins and giggles to last me the past few years. But I'm going back for more. Specifically, I’m looking for a Corp with a presence in low sec, null sec, does PVE and is PVP noob friendly. This combination will hopefully let me see PVP action while sustaining my bank account via mission running and salvaging.
The last time I popped into EVE I only stayed a month. I spent most of that time moving my assets to Hek, a moderately low security region. I was vaguely familiar with the area from that nightmare corporation membership a few years ago. I like that Hek is only 1 gate away from high security and not too from Jita, the game’s major trading outpost.
This time I’m subscribed for 3 months and plan to get jiggy with it. What’s the point of sitting on pile of PVP fitted ships?? Losing them doesn’t affect my ability to continue with PVE, as those are a different set of ships in my hanger. I’ve got the skill training and equipment, let's get down to some practical application. If this all goes belly up, I can take a break and when I come back next time, join an industry focused corporation and put my Viator to more use than hauling my own crap from location to location.
Holding down the accelerator key and bracing for mass drama...