The argument started simply and asked why I wasn't offended by the way some null sec alliances treat their renters. I responded that the renters choose the alliances freely. As someone who does not play in null sec and does not want to play in null sec this makes a lot of sense to me. However, having been pissed off more than once when someone told me that low sec corporations simply failed to achieve anything in null sec I am not unfamiliar with the assumption that everyone in Eve want's null sec.
But that was the start of the conversation. When it dove deep into the concept and reasons of renting I tag teamed Silva into the conversation. I then watched Silva apply actual knowledge and reasoning to the argument. However, the line that struck me, out of all of them, was:
"Or is it that too much players who start the game with the purpose of building and flying capital ships at some point will never be able to do so, and that they will change something fundamental about that."The argument was the restrictions rental alliances put on their renters when it comes to building super capitals. The person discussing this (it had dropped down from an argument) was not making the distinction between capital ships and super capital ships. Super capitals can only be built in sov null. And I'm not even thinking about the argument of renters and alliances and the broken nature of Sov.
I wanted to know:
Did you come to Eve to fly super capital ships?I didn't. I came to Eve to fly vast, industrial machines. I've long, longed for a Rorqual. I can buy one now but I cannot quite convince myself to drop the ISK. I soured on battleships very early in the game when I found out how skill intensive they were and slow. So slow.
And I have carriers. I have a dreadnought. But I don't dream about flying them. I don't fly assault frigates because they are cheap. I fly assault frigates because they are fun to fly. And I have to admit that conceptually, the Rorqual is an amazing ship. I hope that we can make it even more amazing. I built an Orca because I wanted one and thought building it would be amazing.
So, no. I didn't come to Eve to fly super capital ships. Or capital ships. Maybe battleships... but mostly I wanted to fly industrial ships. And over time I've fallen in love with other ships. Curse. Machariel. Sleipnir. Hurricane. But never, ever, have I said, "I can't wait to fly a Nyx!"