Posted by: shatteredblog | January 19, 2012

Current Status

Back from the anti-SOPA blackout yesterday. Good to hear that momentum is building to strike down both the laws. The internet may need oversight to counteract piracy but giving rendition-like powers to block sites with no legal review is not the way.

Back on subject, I was musing about where I’ve been in EVE and what might be the next step. We’d come to current times, the last few things I’d trained and purchased.

When I last came back to the game I had no goal and a bit of excess isk from built up datacores and PI material sales. I looked at skill training and decided I would buy a tech 3 cruiser. The total outlay for that I estimate was 1/5 of my total net worth, and after a few weeks I had a shiny new proteus. No, I’m not going to show you my current fit. You would laugh. I’m working on that.

Crucible came after that, and with it a severe cut in PI profit in empire. I’ve scaled back production to just the alt account and gone back to level 4 missions and invention to make some money. The time is ripe for finding a new corp. But what are the options?

The way I see it, there are three places that would be good for me. The first is to try to join a group doing high-sec Incursions. Incursions are the newest PvE option in game and an excellent money maker. There are public channels set up for people looking to join pick up fleets to run them, but I don’t know how much fun that would be. It would be better to try to find a corp dedicated to running them, get into a fleet that was trustworthy.

The second is null-sec, specifically NPC null. I’ve said before and reiterate that I’m not interested in the “grand game” of soverignty and blob warfare that is most of null space. In NPC regions though there are corps that scratch out areas for themselves through PvP skill and alliance with neighbors. There are also missions and epic arcs for the pirate factions that would be interesting to see.

The third is w-space, the realm of the sleepers. I’m honestly leaning in this direction, as rule 1 of wormhole living is that everything begins with scanning. Exploration is a big part of what I enjoy about EVE and the idea of being able to use those skills in a corp is encouraging. It is a hard life though, with no stations and limited access to the markets and amenities.

There are positives and negatives to all of these. The big issue is that the latter two would require some PvP skill, which I don’t have. Prior to committing to anything there are a few things I’d need to train to be useful in that situation. It’s something I’ve been thinking about.

I would love to hear feedback on this from anyone out there. What would I need, what have you enjoyed, etc. Part of why I’m writing all this out is so it’s not just in my head self-reinforcing after all.

Fly safe, everyone.

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