Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A Moment of Forgetfulness

I was pretty proud of myself. It was bedtime and I was tired but I had been productive. I had been productive during the day at home. I had meant to do a bit more in game but I was finally getting to what I needed to do. My builds would be done for the morning and I'd be right on task. I'm always pleased when I avoid the urge to not do the things that I need to get done. So, I was in warp to my tower when it hit me.

I had forgot to set the password on my freighter. I was in in warp. I was in a Charon. I was in low sec. It was not a good thing.

As my screen started to shake the adrenaline hit me. So many things can go wrong. How could I have forgotten to put the password in? Wex and I had discussed it extensively for the last few days. Yet, the first time I went to use it I relapsed into the habit of just warping to it. And memory came all to late.

I've never been quite so happy for the slow slide out of warp on a freighter. I decided that decelerating and turning around, accelerating and getting back into warp would take to long and I'd die. I always say that I live in low sec because I can die. That doesn't mean that I like it.

With fevered fingers and my senses all to aware I selected the safe log off. First, let me get the ship safe and secure. Next, I can figure out what to do. Only, it didn't work. I was still in fleet. Panic. Never had leaving a fleet been something I failed so miserably at. Why was I in my own fleet? I must hate myself. I must leave my fleet forever as soon as I am done making my jumps.

I logged out while wheezing and panting some. Why oh why could I not remember something so simple?

Then I told Wex. "Wex! Wex!" I called to him to tell him of my mistake. I'm not good at hiding these things. We decided that it was late and I was tired and we'd fix it in the morning. We could have done it then but... there is that moment when you know it is a good idea to just stop. It is that moment that stands between solving a situation and making a huge mistake that will cost a lot of ISK.

I went to bed.

In the morning, I made tea, watered my plants, and we set up to get me webbed back to station. I entered the password, made a test run with my venture, and then went and took care of business.

I feel like an idiot. Such a simple thing that, but suddenly not so simple when you are meters away from the POS shield in a freighter.

9 comments:

  1. I confess, I don't really understand some of this post.
    Can't you enter the POS password on the fly?
    Does it only matter if you enter it before warping?
    Did you not know the password?

    Alas, the mechanics of EvE are beyond me :).

    I'm glad everything got sorted out in the end though, risking freighters in low-sec is brave and dangerous. Maybe I could buy one of the first 'Sugar Kyle's Archon'. (or Thanatos) It'd be a great honour :D.

    Rob K.

    (You are building capitals, right? Or am I creating a strange mash-up memory of you and Kirith combined :S)

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    1. You must enter it before warp. Simikar to a bubble being activated after the warp has started.

      I knew it. I crested it. But every login it must be entered. And I forgot.

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    2. "But every login it must be entered"

      Huh? Since when? I set my password once and don't update it unless the password changes.

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  3. Yeah.... Hey, I have an idea... could the password being able to be a saved thing, you know, like modern computers can... could that mebbe be something those 10s of thousands of years advanced computers in EVE could do? Oh and while we're at it, why can't I rename my pod and have that stick also???

    I love this game, I swear I do.... and while some of the mechanics complex and harsh and hard and make you work you ass off, I have no problem with that, I prefer it actually... but some, like POS passwords not having a "Save?" check box and pod naming not lasting like our ship names.... some are just plain stupid.

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  4. Our POS passwords are regularly changed. In fact we're almost giddy for changing POS passwords. A save function would get us killed, and it would make us lazy about reading and listening. :)

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    1. OK... then have it, oh I don;t know.... mebbe set a "prompt to change every" day, week, month, never.... you know, like we can now.

      And ours aren't... we don't set a POS password as it is not needed for corp... we only set a PW if and when we have an op with OOC friends.

      As long as it is corp members only, we don't set a PW and that cannot be hacked... or guessed at... ever. And I have seen 'guessing' at the POS PW work and we took that POS down.... so we don't use em at all unless we cannot figure out another choice.

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    2. Yeah, unless this is a personal POS, um, why set a password?

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  5. So much crybaby. So little time. When contemplating asking a truly dumb question, continue contemplating and stop pushing the publish button.

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