Monday, November 17, 2014

The Lifecycle of Redemption Strawberry

A year ago, on November 17th, 2013 I stole a Proteus. I wrote the story. 7-2 had deployed to Solitude/Syndicate and I was doing the interceptor thing for our Ishtar fleet. This Proteus derped into us and the pilot ejected, leaving the hull. Being the interceptor in the Ishtar fleet, I got to grab it. Not a single thing on it was expensive.



I was fresh with my T3 skills. I had learned them just to learn them having little want to fly T3. I've always loved frigates for their agility. Without a hunger for DPS or an interest in doing top damage, I happily took on the role of tackle. I knew that I had a use in the fleet, my ship was fast, and I utterly enjoyed the game play.

Yesterday, on November 16th, 2014, I lost that stolen Proteus in combat. I was taking damage and decided to be a bit stupid and not warp out when I should have. I might have saved myself. I might not of. I was rather disappointed with my poor decision making in that situation. This would be the second time I've done something really stupid like not leaving when I could have and committing when it was dumb.

I also know it sounds silly to be unhappy in a DPS ship. It may just not be the place for me. I can't say that I find it satisfying like I did being the front line tackle frigate and Snuff does not need me in that way. It is not so much that I want to be important or essential. I need to buy Chella her implants and spend some time doing logistics and see if that is a better fit for me.


I used to believe that skill points where the answer. If I could just get enough of them I'd figure things out. While important, they are not the be all and end all of things. Losing one of my level five subsystems sucked. I cannot say that I enjoyed it nor that I am suddenly in love with T3 for the experience. It hurt less then I expected. I had prepared myself for some huge, jarring sensation and a sense of complete loss and irritation. I did wonder if it was worth it. I guess so?

I have a second Proteus that used to be my BlOps Proteus for 7-2. BlOps are another one of those things that I feel as if I should enjoy and do not. I'll refit that to replace the combat one that I lost. Snuff has a thing for using BlOps Battleships and I don't have a BS to V yet, nor do I have one scheduled for another three or so months.

7 comments:

  1. What!?!?

    How can a pilot of Sugar’s stature have no bounty on her head? I find this most unseemly and declare we must rectify such slight immediately. Accordingly I’ve tossed a small donation to the cause and implore fellow readers to follow suit.

    Save Sugar!!!!

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    1. Dire,

      Do not you think it is silly to encourage people to throw money at the bounty system in its current incarnation? Along with the endless payment mails long after the bounty has worn down their ISK is not going to anything.

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    2. Of course it’s silly. As best I understand the current system, nearly vacuous too. One of the very reasons I tossed a rather small sum at the endeavor. T’was not meant to 1) irritate you nor 2) swindle others into parting with important wealth. Sadly, to the best of my knowledge, I’m unable to undo the small bounty I already placed. That, perhaps, is another inadequacy of the current system.

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    3. I'm not irritated. I'm an ISK hoarder. Big piles of it makes me happy. Plus, the bounty system is broken.

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  2. Maybe you are flying with the wrong crew if your favorite ships dont fit. I often see comments that high skill point pilots should not fly little boats, but my experience has been that those skill points are not wasted on the little ships and make a huge difference. Fly what you like. Also, I read often of your jaguar live and would like to hear about your favorite fits

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    1. Doing different things is important. I know there is a lot about Eve that I do not know and while it is comfortable doing the familiar, its not the best for me. That is doubly so since the CSM. If anything I feel more compelled to try things and push my comfort levels so that I can improve my ability to relate to others.

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  3. Don't worry, after 7-8 Tech 3 cruiser losses it stops hurting. :)

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