The first thing that I did was the hardest. That was taking my 70 million skill point character and pausing her training.
I made the decision to use the account easily. I had opened up a free slot by deleting a holding alt. I was determined to downsize and not just start up yet another account. However, it was when I logged in and stared at Chella that I realized stopping the skill Queue was a harder task then I had realized.
Skill Queue Online, one of Eve's most powerful controls had me firmly in its grip. I found myself feeling doubt. I felt the urge to just give in an open another account. I could taste the very bad decisions all centered around me allowing Chella to continue to train.
But, what does she do? She mostly sits logged out. She is a well trained logistics, carrier, industrial, and mining character. But I don't play her. I haven't been playing her. Her queue is full of support skills. She is currently topping off her armor compensation skills. I don't care about them and she isn't using them.
And I hate being controlled. Even by myself. So, I logged her in and shut down her skill queue. I can do dual character training if I wanted. I, however, have no need. Maybe in a few months if this project of a new combat pilot takes off. But for now, this week, maybe this month, Chella is going to sleep as an account in training.
And I made Violet Petal.
On the other side of skill training comes Violet's basic skill queue. Without adding anything and just learning all of the basics to level 5 I was at 81 days of skill training. I know that I can hover at four for several of them but it was an interesting reality. I'd be adding more skills as soon as she started the career agents.
I took some time to try Opportunities. I quite like them. Starting in space in a ship with things to look at and poke at from the start is an improvement. Since I am a post Incara Child, I was dumped into the Captain's Quarters and taught to walk around to start the game. I then undocked in a pod and had to go find and board my ship which, later as I learned Eve more, became the most ridiculous, disjointed thing.
What I did discover in opportunities is that my old bane of existence, teaching people to double click has been built into them. I was ecstatic. I felt as if I had accomplished so much. I have no idea if my ranting and raving over double clicking being a mystery helped any and I don't care. It is finally there. If I was prone to crying over things like that I'd do so.
The rest of the weekend was busy. Both IRL and in Eve. Still, I will see what I stumble into later this week on some evenings.