I recently re-subscribed to EVE Online. It’s that time again. The need for my flavor of sensory deprivation, that floating around in deep space provides. I am once again without a corporation because I wanted out of FW. I’ll be playing much too casually to be a flashing target.
Returning with the idea of continuing the grind toward level 4 missions, repairing my standing with the Caldari and dabbling in exploration meant vacating the low security FW home I’d moved to with my former corporation. I was definitely not looking forward to the 19 jumps back to Hek, which is where I like to setup shop when I’m going solo. To make things easier on myself I sold all of the ships I’d purchased and fitted locally for FW. I obviously kept the Viator to transport the rest of my goods. Followed by flying 2 Navy Vexors and the Aries out of the area one at a time.
Before the holiday I’d already wormed my way back to being “Good” with Caldari and was running a few missions per night – just before bedtime. I might not have been good at FW PVP but certainly learned a thing or two! The first time I had difficulty with the “boss” ship in an encounter and used things I’d been exposed to during FW, I was like “Cool, that experience paid off after all!” Before joining Aideron Robotics for FW I didn’t even know what web, scram or neut meant, let alone used the tactics in combat. The increased skill training queue and certificates also helped to define a more directed approach to training. It feels good to setup a ship to match a recommended fitting and be CAP STABLE. Sweet words indeed.
EVE is great for me to have gaming alone time in an MMO. I enjoy the quiet and open spaces in between encounters. The dark and muted tones put me into a chill mood. But I also know that doing PVE solo, even if I incorporate learning exploration, will get boring after a time. Not sure what if anything I’ll do about that. Guild mates from AA are now in EVE and they’re people I enjoyed immensely but it’s the same issue as before – they’re all Aussies. They’re coming online to play just as I’m signing off for the evening.
You're a Winner
Perhaps it’s fine that EVE fills this niche for me which happens couple of times a year. Maybe it doesn’t need to be or do anything beyond providing what it does when I’m in that mood. I’ve been watching a lot of Twitch lately as a distraction when I can’t focus enough to play anything and as luck would have it, I won a prize! I almost never bother participating in Twitch channel giveaways as I usually already own the game I’m watching. I did it on a lark and BAM!