This year I am spring cleaning like never before. Some of it is a rearrangement of my house. We're giving the basement room to be my husbands computer workshop and server room. I've been gardening. Its warm enough that I can get to work on projects like repainting the bedroom. Etc.
While at work today I decided to close down two of my accounts. There is no dark or sinister reason for it. It is because I am not as active as I have been and I don't need them. I've been training them for a future date when I may want them to be able to do things. Only, I've almost never used them. What kept me going was that they had TCS alts on them.
It meant deleting an alt I only used a few times. It was back when I wanted to try selling boosters in a sustainable way. I created an alt to run the goods to the buyers. That was before I fully comprehended how much I put on the line and how little I received for it. I couldn't sell those boosters for trying. The people it was suggested that I sell to ignored my efforts to supply them. It was one of my earlier efforts and I did terribly at it. I wound up with a huge back log of boosters that took me forever to get rid of. I learned a lot then. I learned that selling things directly to people in this game of stuff is incredibly hard. I learned that even having what people need at the price they wanted did not mean they'd buy it from you.
The TCS alts I will move onto other accounts and I will be down to the ones that I use constantly and use all of the characters on.
This all came from a thought about ISK and the value of things. I don't PLEX my accounts. That means I'm just paying for accounts I really don't do anything on. That seems silly. I can reactivate them later, when I want to use them. I don't have an endless supply of ISK or PLEX. I don't buy PLEX for the game. And with the CSM I have little game time and less ISK making time.
I don't think I'm abnormal in that. The average wallet amount has always been fascinating. Its often been much lower then people think. It was under a billion the last time one of those amounts surfaced. Managing ISK has always been an essential part of Eve for me. Making ISK comes easier to some than others. I've always longed to roll in the hundreds of billions but I've never been able to keep myself over ten billion liquid for longer then a week or so.
But there is an interesting disconnect for some when ISK becomes easy or ISK is part of a greater support structure. Someone has to make it. Someone has to manage it. It is nice if you can just throw it around and if it feels endless. It isn't that way for everyone. It's not that way for me. Any time I hear something is only 25 billion "don't be poor", or how a hundred PLEX is reasonable I am like, "What?"
This stuff doesn't just rain from the sky. TCS does well but I still find myself struggling to select things that will not sit but turn over. I have large amounts tied up in capital production right now. It pays itself back but it isn't instant and sometimes I grow very tired of peddling to keep things moving. Tired enough that I debate finding new ways to make money or at least not spend it.
However, that may be me. Perhaps everyone else is reeling in ISK and can spend a hundred PLEX any time it is called for. Me? I've never been quiet good enough to PLEX my accounts and not make it feel like a job. I don't want Eve to be a job. So, I'm downsizing a little bit. Breaking a few habits I've sunk into over the last year. I've been admiring Kaeda's newbie start over project. I don't think I want to go down that particular rabbit hole but I have a whole lot of projects I've wanted to do and gotten distracted before I ever got there.
So maybe. We will see.