This is going to be a very predictable post... but...
One of my co-workers told me that they made an Eve account yesterday. I promptly lost my mind in hysterical joy and almost scared him away. He had been told by another co-worker that games (we're some of the only non-FPS gamers that we know of) that I played Eve so he should get in touch with me. He did and I about turned into a packet of Starburst (strawberry best, then orange).
Of course, I was late home from work. It was not a big deal but you know it is going to happen on days when you have things to do in Eve. I staggered inside almost an hour late, got myself sorted, discovered the AC was broken again, took a cold shower and logged in.
My co-worker had picked Gallente. I wasn't surprised. Gallente is very appealing and he is an experienced gamer and player of MMOs. However, will he like Eve? Well, he enjoys DayZ. He'll be fine.
This is what we decided to do. He was on a normal 14 day trial. I told him that I would give him a 21 day trial. I would then give him a PLEX and let him subscribe himself, giving him the 51 days. That would give me 30 days game time to redeem. That way he gets 51 days to decide if he want's to play or not, try to PLEX or not, or pay or not if he liked the game. He asked me if I was losing out. I said no, I'd get the game time for the PLEX usage. He gets off of the trial restrictions and can dive into the game for almost two months.
I went and met him at his newbie system and had him transfer over all of his stuff. He then recreated off of the link and I headed off to Jita. This is when I managed to do something special. I had switched from my Blockade Runner to a Velator. I wasn't in the mood to have my Blockade Runner popped in Jita.
So, I set autopilot (I'm using Chella not Sugar) and went off to make dinner. I then wander back to notice that I am in low sec warping to a gate.
You see... someone forgot to change her autopilot settings.
As I panicked and went to warp off the gate a bunch of frigates jump through, decloak, and point me. Whoops. One dead empty Velator. I reshipped into another and snickered. I have never done that particular bit of stupidity before. My first loss involved me getting confused about gates due to autopilot settings and not really understanding things. But I made it through several systems before I caught my mistake and then was caught in my mistake.
Anyway, it was late and he had to log. We picked back up today. I got him to Jita and explained PLEX usage with him. He got himself subbed, relogged to clear his trial restrictions, and returned to his rookie home to finish the tutorial missions and start figuring out what he wants to do in Eve. I've dumped him in help chats, given him links, and we will see how it goes. I gave him 10 million ISK and told him his handouts were over!
I did forget to give him a set of +3 implants. He is okay with it. Putting through his training and asking questions. I hope he enjoys it.
I, however, do not think I am very good with ISK anymore.