Sorry for baiting you with the header.
What have I been doing? Well, I joined a corporation called OUCH, or in full, the Open University of Celestial Hardship. They advertise themselves as a nullsec survival and PVP training corporation.
It sounded like a good idea, because I’ve been reading up on low-sec and nullsec and what you read ain’t pretty. Dog eat dog world and all that.
But after being in their little club for a couple of days now makes me wonder why in hell I joined them? For starters, once you apply and get accepted, you have to read an awful lot of stuff on their forums. Do this do that, can’t do this and you sure as hell can’t do that. Also, I have been given the opportunity to attend certain classes, but they all have these weird hours, and they all seem to take 2 to 3 hours.
Add to that the fact that once you are in the clubhouse as a student, it apparantly is required to be on their Teamspeak server at all times. Cool and all, but the last two days all I have to hear is them having fun gate camping in nullsec. Did I mention that as a student it is forbidden to engage in PVP, or enter low and nullsec. A bit dull if you ask me.
So my trial is about to end soon, and all I’ve been doing so far are the tutorials and level 1 and 2 agent missions, and it is boring as fuck let me tell you. So what did I do just now? I fitting my throw-away Atron frigate with cheap(er) stuff, and just went out to random low-sec areas (0.4). And let me just say, the last 2 hours of roaming low-sec has been more fun than all my play days in EVE combined so far.
I had two very narrow escapes from death. One was when I jumped an exploring Incursus, which was weird from me because I thought the Incursus was the exploration frigate (I always mix the names up). As I was about to engage it a Daredevil popped out of warp and aligned to us. I kinda knew I was in for a world of pain. But the gods had mercy on me, because the Daredevil targeted the Incursus first, which gave me enough time to warp out.
I roamed a bit, making sure the Daredevil wasn’t camping the gate, and then went over to another 0.4 area. In which I found a miner in trouble, who then died of said trouble, giving me free loot. Yay for free loot!
Not soon after, I was chased by a Kestrel missile boat, who for some reason had his sights on me. I still had the suspect timer on me, so I had to roam from celestial to celestial in order to make it out alive. It also made me very aware of the D-scan tool.
Like I said, the most fun I’ve had in EVE so far. Screw high-sec. I am now in love with low-sec and maybe even nullsec. But the pirate life … oh yeah, I can get used to that.