"What would I have become if I had followed a different path in Eve?"such was a question I asked about myself. I've had a lot of changes of late. Sometimes I wonder who and what I am. I am not the newbie that I was. I am not the bitter veteran that I may become. But, what would I have become if THC2 had not picked me up and taken me in? Who would I have been without the guidance of three, veteran pirates in a quiet low sec region who taught me how to play?
There are always paths not taken. Sometimes we stumble onto the path as we thrash around in the forest. Other's have always been where they wanted to be. They lay their path before them.
I might have stayed a loner with my bad fits and habit of not spending a lot of time searching for how to do things in the game. I understand those people who don't search for fits, duel tank, and have six types of guns on their ship. That would have been me. That was how I always played games and how I played Eve before I was taught to play Eve.
What might have been is a story of musing and guesses. But, some part of what we are would still show up. I do not think that I would have gone and joined one of the pirate corporations that accepted new players. I might have wound up in null but I know my distaste for being another's pawn would have caused problems in my future.
But, I do not know what I might have become if I had said "No" to Lue that day and taken another path.