Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Focus

"If Chella is going to be your 'carebear' toon, you need to get into a thanny. Nothing says carebear like a carrier," my CEO announced the other day.

"Sounds good to me," was my response. And hence, my future was born.

I've been training my core skills. Its what I've been whining about for weeks and will continue to whine about because they are very useful, its the right thing to do, but it sucks. I can't do anything that's tangibly new and cool. I have my same old same old skill set and that means I suck. But, I expect that when I do get to ramp up in another few weeks the difference will be very, very noticeable.

However, this carrier thing is a long range plan to the tune of about 18 months to be fully functional and super nifty. The nice part is that it perfectly compliments my goals of becoming a logistics focused pilot. So it will consume my logistics training which is a mandatory prerequisite for me to be a kick ass support carrier.

I find it fun that not everyone has to shoot things to be useful. I consider it depth and texture. There is a certain 'teeheehee' aspect to everyone blowing up everyone else in a massive wave of fire power and explosions that ripple. Yet, working on being able to keep others in battle and to a certain point, being mostly unable to defend yourself, is a very intoxicating experience for me. I just love being a support character and I love games where you are not useless for being one.

To get into the Thanny, meaning I can move it from point A to point B is going to take me 108 days of focused training for things that are almost completely focused on just that ship.

Oh my.

Anyway, that's okay. I'll chew away at the learning. In the mean time I'll also get into a logistics ship first. That alone is about 3 months since I'm about to drop the 16 days of training I have left to get into my blockade runner the Viator. My path does not lead towards guns. I'm a bit sad about that but it still stems from my feelings of inadequacy over my inability to do the missions that other people in my 'age group' can do because they focused on guns. I'm expecting some of that to start clearing up as I age a bit more.

Hopefully, my focused game plan of character building and core skill training will let me break out in a few months. I feel a bit slow to start, which is frustrating in itself, but I'm technically not slowly starting. I'm also learning a lot.

Perhaps, tomorrow, I'll ponder Eve politics since I have a day off.







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