[EVE Online] I’ve been playing EVE Online now since May 2005. In the last month, I think I might have left the station once. Ever since I purchased my second account during the special promotion CCP ran, all I have been doing is logging in to train.
The end result of this is I’m starting to forget how to actually play this game. I’m feeling like a noob again. Only this time since I’m not a noob I feel too stupid to ask questions because I should already know this stuff. Really, I just need to get back out and blow something up.
This seems to happen to me in most any game. I hit a lull and I stop playing as much and then it feel like I’m too far below the curve to get back into the game. So I quit. Difference is, I don’t want to quit EVE. This is the first game that I can’t imagine quitting. Strange thing that, perhaps it is the real time training that keeps me paying the monthly fee. Even when I am not interested in playing, my characters are still improving.
Sometimes I think I need to spice it up a little and go pirate (with my new guy – not this one). I have some connections into the darker side of EVE and I could pursue something that way, but I would have to cut my ties with my current corp before I would feel comfortable with it. My corporation is a good one, and they seem to have a lot of fun – but I’m always missing out on it.
I’m kind of all over the place here now. I guess the best thing about EVE Online is hidden in here somewhere. That best thing might be this: if you get bored of the gameplay – you can change it. This game is the most flexible I have ever encountered. There are so many options regarding how *you* choose to play the game. Perhaps this is really why I don’t quit EVE.
Now that I’m coming out of my Oblivion-induced haze and my new character is decently trained, it’s time to get back out into space and make some things go boom. Undocking…