EVE Online is a massive multiplayer game without a real ending. There is no clear endgame goal like others have. There is no (or little) pre-defined path to take that will get you through tier 1 and 2 and 3. I like that.
The last couple of days has been mixed of emotions for me. It has been fun, but also boring. I’ve been doing my solo stuff once more, and I like it. I’m active on corp chat. Ask a lot of questions, act like a goof. So I’m no sociopath. But it is clear I like my own company the most.
And that has got nothing to do with the corporation or its members. Or very little. The corpies tend to do engage in PVP alot. Often solo, sometimes in a small gang (2 to 3). Just go out, kill and be killed in return. That’s cool. One should not get to attached to a ship in EVE. But dudes, this is not Call of Duty okay ??
Yesterday I had a personal moment of clarity. As people were linking their killmails and often immediately after that their lossmails, I kinda wondered … what was the point in all this? Yes, you have been playing EVE for years and years. Yes you probably have enough T1 frigates to last a lifetime. But does that mean you have to act like a respawning Call of Duty soldier? I can’t quite put my finger to it, but that bothers me.
The other thing that kind of dawned on me was the simple notion that Stay Frosty isn’t really a pirate corporation. In fact, they do very little pirating. Yes, individual members can engage in personal pirate-hood ventures, but the identity, the ‘brand’, has very little pirate in it (for me personally). I would call them a band of misfits.
So I’m considering some options here.
A. I want to engage in lowlife activities and generally speaking, causing mayhem and destruction as much as possible
B. I want to do this in the cheapest way possible aka engaging soft targets. Unexpected, brutal and without excuses.
So that leads me to wardeccing industrial corporations. Small, lonely, eager little corporations all looking for their fortune in New Eden.
I’ve been taking notes (I ❤ Dotlan) on various systems I roamed as of late, where are the best populated belts, who mines them, how often, how long, how many … in order to get a better view on things. I’ve looked up the information on starting my own corporation, which would be a solo corporation. Just me VS the world.
Things to consider:
+ Starting ISK:
Not a problem. Got the necessary funds to cover the starting fee and several wardec fees.
Not a problem. Got a little fleet of ships and fittings ready to go.
Not a problem. SP plan has been laid out and planned for this endavour
+ Personal skills:
I’ll learn on the go. I’ve become very good as of late in dodging other bigger players. Time to turn the table and become the hunter.
+ What do I want from EVE?:
Will this sort of gameplay bring this? Surely it will. Will it be hard? Damn right it will. But at least I will have something to brag about. At least I can say I tried it on my own terms.
– What don’t I want from EVE?
No mission (quests) running.
No Call of Duty PVP engagements. EVE has a huge rock paper scissors thing going. And that is what makes it a big COD thing in the frigates PVP section. It is unbelievable cool that there are so many ways of flying or fitting a ship. But I refuse to see my ship as a disposable ipod. Think of it as roleplay if that bothers you.
And lastly, what I don’t want from EVE is drama. Attention draining drama. Personal shit that gets dragged into chat and that affects everyone. For some reason, this is a huge part of EVE and corporations, but like I said in an earlier intro post, I am seriously allergic to that kind of crap.
Stay Frosty has very cool people in it, but as of late, there are things happening that are so ever present in chat and attitude.
Some people have done bad things, been kicked / left. They messed with the Teamspeak server and the forums. Started their own corp, now SF is at war with them. There are spies in the corporation, the station is being camped. And yet everyday there are new players invited to the club, and they are asked ‘You better not be a spy … /laugh /laugh’.
In a word, freakin’ drama.
I don’t know Rixx Javix (CEO) personally, but I think he has a little to much on his plate than he should. He has so many plans and ideas in motion, I guess it is very difficult to see the trees through the forrest at times. I know this conflicts with my previous post about Stay Frosty, and I’m to blame for that. I am the kind of person that lives in the moment. Often that is a good thing, sometimes that means eating your own words.
Rixx, if you happen to read this, this is not an attack on you or Stay Frosty. What you have done is amazing and is a testament of your resilience and attitude.
I’m at a crossroad here folks. I’ve learned so much the last week. Still a newbie, but a newbie with a goal. I’m not saying I’m about to take over the world, but I sure am willing to get kicked in the nuts when trying to do so. Even if it means I’ll get stomped into the dirt, at least I will have tried to make my own little mark in the world of New Eden. And lets be honest, even the big established pirates New Eden has today probably started small as well, right?