Thursday, February 23, 2012

Market Trading and "The Way" and instigation

I am not sure how much of a market trader I will become. I'm willing to do things like log in and do a 20 jump run to adjust a buy order that it not selling without thinking about it. Now, I could have done missions during that time. However, my profit was 10 mil for adjusting the buy orders. My mission profit would not have been nearly that if I had done level 3's during the same amount of time.

The thing is that the market is self rewarding. My wallet flashes and I click on it and I have more isk. This is what drives me to continue to figure out ways to do sell orders. The reward is to much of a lure right now. Plus, it gives me a somewhat steady isk flow. I hate the long days when I barely earn anything.

Image of me the other day going to sell salvage.

While I was in my market run, a dude popped into the public channel I am in. I've seen him before but today he was all abuzz with how amazing he was. He has been playing for 5 months and he lives in null. He spent an inordinatnt amount of time going on about how amazing null was, how he was such a cloaky cloaky player in his dramiel sitting on gates and shooting people.

He then started to tell someone that there was not any reason for them to get to 5's on skills after complaining about not being able to fit things on his own ships due to poor ship skills. Yet, hes in a newbie channel preaching on about how these things are unimportant, just fit a ship and come to null. Then he started offering PvP advice (to someone who was not asking for it) and my head started to explode. I was sleepy and that makes me pissy.

So, I pulled his killboard. His killboard says he has 23 kills to 73 losses. Two of his kills are 1v1. One was to a catalyst in high sec to his dram and the other was a pod, sometime last year, also in high sec. That info I brought up in a side chat and the person grabbed it and ran with it. Suddenly, the leet null pvpr shut up.

It's not like I have an amazing killboard. However, I don't set myself up to be amazing, to mentor anyone, to advise people how to set their skills up to become amazing, or anything else along those lines.

If there is any argument in Eve that I am tired of reading, and one that is rehashed daily on open channels, it is the 'best way' to do any particular thing. The best way to trade, the best way to mission, the best way to make isk. I understand its a social game and for many a competitive thing, but lordy I get tired of it.

There isn't a best way because everyone plays a different game. Someone can emulate someone else and succeed or fail. Someone can forge their own path and succeed or fail. Someone may really enjoy their game but not be filthy space rich. Someone else may be filthy space rich and unable to do basic game play. None of this is wrong as long as everyone is enjoying their games.

Yet the negativity is enough to knock a person over. It also drags people down paths that they are not ready for, seeking to be this 'thing' that is so defined. I've found myself there a few times and hung on the edge of the learning curve cliff while the wind and rain ripped at my grip and the spikes below waited for my blood.

I just told someone not to talk to me for a bit because they where telling me that I lost dones because I mismanaged them. "You have to tank the aggro and recall your drones" I am told. "No fucking shit," was my reply. "However, they get nailed heading back to me." "Well learn drone navigation and durability." "So you assume that because I loose drones that I don't have the skills or management? How about the fact that you lose drones?"

This perfect player scolding is why I've had so many complexes in Eve and spend half the time wondering why I suck so badly. Someone is always ready to stand over you and tell you that you are not doing it well and THEY don't have any problems.

"Remember, please, that I am 7 days away from being 3 months on the game." I finally say when I calm down a bit. "Why are you in a myrm then?" "What the fuck?"

Anyway, pretty picture. Lava planet I believe, somewhere in null sec.

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