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So, what am I now?

I was asked a couple of days ago by someone that I casually chat with if I was still trying to make my goal of being filthy space rich. Boggled, I said, "Yeah. Of course. Why?"

"Oh, you just seem to PvP all the time these days."

"Really?"

That made me think about what is PvP all of the time. I've commented before on meeting people and them telling me what badasses they are in the PvP arena. I then look up their killboards and find 3 or 6 or 9 kills over 3 or 6 years. To me, that is not PvPing much. Yet, I don't think hat I do a lot as well. For one, I PvP with others. I'm not ready to roam on my own and I'm fine with that. For another, I work a full time job and I work midnight. This means, I miss the busiest times of game play most of the time. I also work every other weekend so I miss the weekend PvP.

Yet, the other day, one of my boyz logged on and said, "What is wrong? I don't see you killing everything on the board. Are you ill?" In a playful way. If I could blush, I would. I was super pleased that he was teasing me so nicely. I want them to be proud of the newbie that they brought into their corp. I'm also having a fantastic time. Sometimes, after we've been balls to the wall (well I don't have balls, but its still an approprate term) I'm flushed and have the shakes and have a massive endorphin rush. Its fantastic stuff and I deeply enjoy it.

Yet, I still don't think I do a lot of PvP.

I am also still trying to become filthy space rich.

Someone once asked me why. A lot of players see ISK as a means to an end. ISK accumilation for me is part of my personal gameplay. I love getting it. I explained that it was The Mittiani's fault.

When I was deciding to start playing Eve I did a lot of reading about it. I had intially heard of it from an article on Cracked.com. In an article entitled, The 7 Biggest Dick Moves in the History of Online Gaming where Eve is featured not once, but twice. Entralled with the idea of a horrible, vicious place where people ripped each other to shreds, I started to research.

I cam across an article, I believe on tentonhammer by the Mittani. I don't remember what it was, but at one point it was a discussion about Goonswarm reimbursing for Hulkageddon since insurance for suicide gankers had been nerfed. The Mittani said something along the lines of, "We are filthy space rich." That stuck with me. I wanted to be filthy space rich. I started playing Eve the next day.

Everything else has grown from there.

But I still like to make isk.

I will tip over 7 billion in a few days. Then, I will write up my six month comparison, then and now post. I've learned to spend some. I've spent about 600mil this month for various reasons and I'm still going up.

So yeah, ISK has not fallen by the wayside. I just have more interesting things to babble about.

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