Don’t you just love to sing that out loud?
So how does one start a life of villainy? Where does one go to? In the world of EVE, that would probably mean, creating a pirate corporation or joining an already excisting one.
Neither of these appeal to me. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, in my game time I prefer to be left alone. At my workplace I have to manage 8 colleagues, all of them are the female species kind, and god knows when the workday is over, I have had just about enough conversation.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the female species persons, but a dude can only endure that much jibber-jabber on a daily base.
But, pirates need friends to.
So to the people I’ve met ingame thanks to this wonderfull blog (*cough*), who have been giving me advice and the occassional ISK donation to get me started, a huge thank you. And I mean that. So don’t go mistaken my sometimes silent behaviour in chat as arrogant or what ever, because it is not.
So what is the deal then?
Skill points, and level 5 skills. A biatch. A true test of patience if you ask me.
I’ve set my eyes on a couple of ships, and a couple of playstyles. Knowing that I will probably be soloing a lot, one has to prepare a bit right? Also, it doesn’t matter how you turn it, or how you look at it, but I do believe that in order to achieve to maximum out of a mostly solo operation, I do HAVE to have a second account. For logistics or scouting, or even privacy reasons.
Anyway, the ships.
One of the ships I will surely go for is the stealth bomber. Equipped with either rocket launchers to gank explorers with, or torpedo launchers to gank bigger mining ships with. Overall, an expensive goal.
Second, I am not planning on flying around cloaked all the time. Sure it’s safe and dandy, but real pirates fly mean looking ships, at least at the movies they do. So an interceptor sounds nice. Fast, nimble, warp-jamming-safe.
An assault frigate is on the table to. Tanky and durable. I had dismissed it before, but the more I read about it the more I start to like it.
Another issue is the skil level. In order to get some PVP skills in EVE it is recommended to join a PVP trainer corporation. Like EVE Uni, Agony … whatever. Sounds cool, but I’m going to be completely honest here, and I’m probably not going to make many friends saying this, but euhm … I’m actually not planning to engage in fair PVP fights.
Why on earth would I? The (probable) majority of people in EVE are playing this game a whole lot longer than I have, and thereby have way more SP. Making them hit harder, tank harder, fly faster, turn faster. Why would I throw myself against those odds?
I’m not playing EVE for the honor. As far as I am concerned, everything is fair game.