In the middle of all of the hauling rebalancing a theme I see crop up across freighters, blockade runners, and deep space transports is wanting one ship to do the job. There were complaints that deep space transports could not launch modules and that blockade runners were to similar to each other.
I'm one of those Eve players that tends to invest in spaceships because I like them. My scanning alt flies Amarr because I wanted to learn Amarr. Chella flies a Viator because at the time, it was the biggest hauler. My scanning alt also handles my booster business and flies Amarr haulers because, I wanted to.
In my hangar there are many haulers.
When managing my POS for instance I flip between my Bestower and my Prorator depending on tasks. I will be replacing my Bestower with an Impel I suspect with the improvements on the deep space transports. I have a freighter for high sec hauling and I flip between that an my Orca depending on my cargo. I have a jump freighter for jumping and I use that, just for that.
That is five ships of different size and ability to move stuff around. Each one is valuable to me for what it can do.Am I odd in that I don't look for a one size fits all option with my ships?
When I scan I have an Anathema and a Legion. I prefer the Anathema due to it being faster and more agile.
When I PvP I have three races of ships to choose from in both T1 and T2. I only fly two racial T3s.
Why would one hauler fit most of my needs? And when does that start to end? I think its ridiculous to have three different freighters for instance but I don't think its ridiculous to use five different T1 and T2 haulers. Obviously in there is accessibility both in skill points and cost that dictate what I feel is reasonable vs unreasonable. I may also be more prone to ship spread due to my environments effects on my stocking habits.
Do high sec pilots tend to have a large spread of ships or only a handful that they use? I know that I left the tutorials with a stack of haulers that I still have. I settled on my Iteron III (whatever one it is now) as the perfect hauler and I never went back from that one until I abandoned high sec all together and moved into T2 haulers for low sec.
I'm in a learning mood of late. I'm starting to see lots of dots that I'd like to connect a bit better. Maybe it is all the drawing.