I came to Eve because it is not a nice game. I know that people fight and wardec and do their thing but I really like the lifestyle of just roaming around and killing shit. However, that is not going to continue to be my life. Now, I have the choice of leaving my corp and roaming on my own but that is not what I want to do. So, I have to ponder the entire war thing. I think, for me, war, feels like such a strong term. I don't really have any strong feelings against other corps to feel the need to go after them. Like wise, while I expect people to want to harm me, it seems more serious and focused when you put that shiny red star beside their name.
The entire situation left me very grumpy yesterday. Grumpy enough that I lost my temper a bit at someone playing stupid ass gate games. Normally I'm super cool and relaxed, but I happen to hate some things in Eve I am finding out. One of those is people who wish to fight in an area with a particular type of game mechanic (IE Gate and Station guns) and then is unwilling to deal with them.
Plus, I was pissy in general over having my cheerios pissed in.
I normally play super nice in game. Sweet, easy going, "hi!" to everyone. Not today. The guy was playing gate games where he was trying to lure us into the gateguns and then hop into high sec. I assume he was hoping the guns would wear us down enough for him to get easy kills. For some reason, this type of thing pisses me off. He was in a battlecruiser and we were in cruisers and frigates. Just take the guns. Bitching out into high sec when a bunch of flashy pirates are willing to engage you and playing games like that just drive me mad. Engage or don't. I run away like hell quite often. I had a guy chase me in my myrm in his myrm. I knew I wasn't in a state to fight and I chose to run and avoid. I'm not saying you have to throw yourself into a stupid situation, but don't sit there teasing.
I understand hoping the other people make mistakes. However, this was a good 5 or so jumps back into high sec he did while we took guns. Then, bored, we leave and he tries to chase one member down. He dies to that member and I rage out all over him. He still didn't take guns btw. A thorax took guns over a freaking battlecruiser.
I was good at first. We put a little corp fleet of frigs together and went to get ourselves blown up. I am trying to join in on these things to relax some. I don't find being blown up fun yet but that's because I'm not grounded in the game yet. But, I go out anyway because really, why not. I'm so uptight about things and I learn a lot on these ventures. I also am trying to throw myself into more fleets but I do get distracted by making isk, especially when I don't have a lot of time on my hands for the day.
I'm rather grumpy it seems. :)