Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Occupying myself

No, it doesn't mean i am occupied in eve. RL things just need to be done and they can actually directly hinder any reasonable time on eve. But thats not what I'm going to blog about, otherwise this would be the 'whiny RL issues' blog. And we have plenty of those to go around already.

So I'm working on getting my first capital ship. Im very excited about it, but at the same time this has brought me several new issues that need addressing. First is making more isk. I never loved spending lots of time carebearing to the point of feeling 'comfortable' on a cushion of isk. I like to work to the amount I need then get going. As a result, i have only a handful of ships and are not spread around. It feels wasteful to me to have several of one ship if it isn't useful immediately.

My other issue was choosing between going for a carrier or a dread first. While the dread was closer skill wise and suited my gunnery, i went for carrier for its more support/logistical role and cost. I'm not ready to sink nearly 2 bil into one ship that is only useful for shooting other caps in large lag fights. Carriers would pay off more for me both immediately and in the long run.

Since training for a carrier will take me a bit longer, and i have been feeling a bit bland on ships lately, i finally trained up stealth bombers on my main. I have yet to take it out for a spin but while at it i figured i should train up recons. I have been looking at the curse a lot and it seems like a nice add on to small gangs. Would certainly be a nice change up on a small gang roam ship from my signature harby. If anyone has any recommendations on small gang, even solo, fits and tactics on a curse please share them. I have no experience with recons at all.

Anyhow, i was chatting up with my alpha corp buddies in MV when they mentioned the whole Evoke attacks on us and all. Curiose as to their changing political situation, one of them asked me what was going on. I unfortunately didnt have an answer, but i was surprised when i shouldnt have been when they replied 'Wow, you usually know that stuff.'

At hearing that i felt a bit of a spark. I don't like being just some typical grunt. I like to be a bit more useful. The best part of eve for me was helping newbs in our training corp, making sure people were doing good enough and seeing that we got as many as we could to make the cut to the command corp (I had started out a newb too in this corp and worked my way up to director in the command corp, the corp all the 'graduated' members in the newb corp would go to for null). Ever since the two collapsed, i have been looking for something to do that isn't just grunt work. Why not be a reporter? Or a political advisor (like that would happen soon...), or a diplomat (ditto). Problem is, not really sure how one can do that in a sea of grunts. Ill find a way. Until then, i gotta keep up on my knowledge if i'm to be useful. Any blogs relevant to that please chime in.

PS- Yes i know, nothing too humorous as i usually plan it, but i am tired and short on material. I have to do something crazy soon. I put in pictures so it looks a bit shinier.

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