Back in August, right after we first got Jabber, DP posted a link to a personality test. Personality tests are always amusing. This particular one was, "What Kind of D&D Character Would You Be?" And of course, it was not a short test and takes about forty minutes.
Lots of us ran off and took it. It was a pretty interesting mix of results but almost everyone was some form of Wizard/magic users that charted towards some form of good. Me? I was a true neutral ranger. I doubt that is how many would imagine us. The low sec, PvP corporation. I leave pirate off of our label. Many of us consider ourselves, at the core, pirates but our corporation is PvP small to medium gang oriented.
The concept of "who" and "what" one is comes up a lot in Eve. The other day I babbled a lot about ISK and mentioned Rhavas'. Rhavas decided to make categories for the members of low sec and Kaeda and I demanded that he make one that we truly fit into. Very few people fit into one category. You can chase them into a box but that does not mean they fit. It also does not mean that they continue to fit where they once did.
One of the things that Rhavas's post told me is that Eve is growing up. The inevitable fact of a game going on for ten years is that the player base will grow up. Just as supercapital saturation has reached the point where they are starting to kill each other. So will low sec change, high sec twist, and null sec do whatever it does.
7-2 is an interesting mix of anti-pirates and pirates turned into a low sec PvP corporation. What the players were and what they are now, are different. Ranks, roles, interests, and abilities have all changed and grown over the years. The worst choice a player can make is to allow themselves to stagnate just because it is familiar and comfortable. And the cure to stagnation does not have to be something dramatic. It just needs to be change.
That includes me.
I came up with a little idea while I was at work. A personal operation that will push my knowledge and improve some of my skills. Now, I may never get it off the ground and I still need to make some plans and do some training. I figure I will be ready once the first excited expansion wave is done. What I am thinking about engaging in is operation Siphon.
I'd like to take two alts, one in an Orca into null sec and start stealing moogoo and reactions. Once my Orca is full I will scout it back out through wormholes. The Orca will carry a blockade runner, some siphons, and some scanning ships. The entire goal is just to creep in, steal, dump my siphons and move when I need to. I don't know if it will work, be successful, be boring, or what. I may never get it off the ground due to other, more pressing obligations. But, if it does happen it may provide some interesting stories and maybe a bit of ISK along the way.