Is a lot harder than you’d think. I’m not talking about finding stuff to do. Sure I could go out and try to find PVP in faction plexes every night if I wanted to. I see people do this all the time. They have a whole bunch of T1 frigates ready to go, and it’s just kill and be killed. Warp back to station, and repair or jump in a new boat.
Not my cup of tea. And ISK is not really an issue. I’ve had several donations from fellow players (all piratey types) to help me out. Kinda weird actually, the people that are the most brutal (kill kill) are also the most generous …
But I’m not interested in throwing myself against other people just for the sake of PVP or killboard updates.
So what makes me tick? What am I looking for in EVE?
I read a lot of EVE blogs, and forum topics, and watched a lot of EVE videos lately. And the ones that always entertain me the most are the cloaky bastard kind of things. Like ganking explorers, or wormhole ganking. Even nuking industrial ships sounds like fun to me. Note: I did say fun to me, I never said honest, fair, ethical, … what ever.
So that means getting my frigate skill to level 5, and then learning the necessary cloaking and support skills.
I am going to stay in Stay Frosty. This is one hell of a relaxed corporation, and the CEO Rixx really knows his stuff, and he’s a cool dude. As are most of the corpies I have spoken to. The veterans are really helpful, and they share fittings or advice when ever asked.
But, something is missing for me. Like I said before, I am a loner. Always have. I’m a loner in real life to. I have lots of friends, family, a wife, a daughter. Love them both to death.
But when it comes to the real me, I am a lone cowboy. And I like to translate that to New Eden.
So right now, the things that are hampering my mindset a little:
– The waiting for skill points and necessary skills
– Real life and ingame time commitment (ofc)
So what are my future plans (short and long term)?
(short) – Get ninja covert ops ready. That means getting cloak and support skills ready
(short) – Educate myself to the best possible targets for a Stealth Bomber. Industrials, Cruisers, Explorers … Learn to recognise them on the spot.
(short) – Educate mysef about wormholes and the people that live in them
(short) – Expand. Up until now, I’ve pretty much always been nearby where I started. Time to change that.
(short-long) – Start probing for soft targets. Where can you find them? What’s the best way to approach them? Who are they?
(long) – The Proteus is the ultimate cloak-gank style ship. A long term plan.
When I read about Minerbumping.com I was a little baffled at first. I mean come on, that stuff sounds like maffia shit to me. Some dude that claimes all of high sec territory and demandes ISK for mining in it. How can CCP allow this shit to happen?
But, then I learned to see the whole picture. Imagine the effort this guy had to put in to get where he is now? You don’t become ruler of high sec over night. Or without effort. And get away with it. Check the forums, a lot of people hate him, and a lot of people acknowledge his business. So in short, kinda amazing.
I’m not going to try and be the next James315, but I also don’t just want to undock and throw ships out of the window just for the sake of PVP and killboard updates.