Sunday, May 3, 2009

CK's EVE Blog Banter #7: So Vast...

Welcome to the seventh installment of the EVE Blog Banter , the monthly EVE Online blogging extravaganza created by CrazyKinux . The EVE Blog Banter involves an enthusiastic group of gaming bloggers, a common topic within the realm of EVE Online, and a week to post articles pertaining to the said topic. The resulting articles can either be short or quite extensive, either funny or dead serious, but are always a great fun to read! Any questions about the EVE Blog Banter should be directed here . Check out other EVE Blog Banter articles at the bottom of this post!

This month's topic comes to us from yours truly, and I ask: "What 3 things haven't you done in EVE and why? Would you be willing to try one day? Why so? Why not?"


I've been playing EVE for about a year now, and looking back at my time so far, I find it hard to believe I've done so little. For instance... I'm still a PvP virgin, even though I'm in an an alliance with a long and strong tradition of it. Mostly, I've been mission-running and skill-training. That said, it'll be easier to mention three things that I PLAN on doing in the relatively near future. These are not the only things, but they are the first to come to mind.

1) Scanning: I have not once used the scanner, probes or anything connected to them. Hunting players, exploration... nada. I have guides that I have yet to read. I'm not sure what will be the pivotal moment I actually get around to this, but it will certainly be interesting. Will I finally check out wormholes? Will I try being a pirate for a day? Time will tell.

2) Mining to Production: Considering I have no skills trained for such endeavors, this may seem a little odd at first. Will I be training an alt? No. Will I start a second account? No. The fact is my wonderful life-partner is on this path and I'm just going to tag along for the ride. Watch over her, learn with her and probably play for her when she's not home. Everything from mining Veld to production of every tech level. Why have an alt when you have a wife! ;)

3) PvP: I want to learn it all. All scales, all types, all tactics. I don't care if my killboard looks like a monkey was in my pod, I want to experience it all, and perhaps, SOMEDAY... be good at it. I hope to be in a position next year to assist my brothers and sisters in the Ushra'Khan in the next alliance tournament, so I'm going to have to at least get the basics down FAST.

So... yeah... a lot to cover. Sad that some of these things conprise the experiences of the average player's first week or month. Oh well. The journey continues.