Skip to main content

Purse Strings

The problem with ISK in the wallet is that it does start to itch sometimes. I was looking at Eve Hermit's picture of his Astero and I could taste it a bit. Jealousy. Jealousy for his blue ship. I don't even like the Astero but turn a ship blue and my interest immediately changes. "Maybe the Astero isn't so bad," I found myself thinking. "Look how cute it is in blue. How can it be bad?"

It can be bad by half a billion ISK is how.  Well, three hundred and eighty million at the lowest. It is the Stratios skin that hovers just under half a billion ISK. A few years ago that would have been a PLEX. With PLEX hovering just under a billion ISK, I can't use that excuse anymore.

Still! My goodness. Cold water to my lust was that price check. I'm pretty sure my price is sub a hundred million and probably sub fifty million at that. I'm still a bit of an ISK miser.

No blue Sleipnirs as of yet. I don't think that I'll be tempted into the valley of 500 million ISK skins, but I can't say that for sure. I mean, blue makes a ship better. It makes a ship worth flying. I'm absolutely, 100% shallow and the look and name a of a ship can make me decide it is all that I want to fly.

I've probably never said that what drew me to Jaguar's was the name. The same for the Wolf. By then, I was well into a deep and passionate love for shield ships. The Wolf and its amazingly cool name fell by the wayside.

Looking at skins on the market also made me stop and ponder my set of Quafe skins. I have the Tristan, the Domi, the Mega, and the Vexor. I vaguely wish I had sold my Quafe Mega back when they were worth almost ten billion. I could have purchased another with the price down to two and made a profit. But, I always see that later. As for now, I'm still debating sell or keep on these four so the skin tokens sit in my hangar for now.

Comments

  1. That pretty much sums up my own attitude. In theory, I'm interested in ship skins. But in practice, I see those ship skins as months of game time, and I just can't justify it.

    I'm still firmly of the opinion that CCP would have one more NEX customer if they'd let me save avatar appearances for reloading months down the road, though. But if I can't "go back" to an old look, I'm not changing.

    ReplyDelete
  2. no Quafe Catalyst ? for shame :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. What can I say? No one uses my buddy link when they had the program.

      Delete
  3. We've come along way since the $70 monocles.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Paid a billion ISK for tem in the day. Both of 'm (and one was paid by the goons essentially in HG5 it's my blood monocle :P). Looking at what they sell for now that was a good investment!

      Delete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

The Charm of the Familar

With a few picked up a shifts at work due to the holidays. I pondered logging in but I didn't have the energy to do so. Being able to say no to logging in is pleasant. Just as my youngest puppy interrupts me every fifteen minutes to pee, going to sleep instead of staying up is also pleasant. I had a lot of short slept nights when I was active in a corporation.

My next plan has been to learn how to scan again. The new map is in and I need to refresh my scanning skills. My hold is full of probes. My ship appears to be reasonably set up. I remembered how to hit my F key to cloak. In fact, I hit it a bit to fast. I need to get the ebb and flow of the tic back down.

I am also rusty in my paranoia. I idly switch to another window to research breadbowls and the soup I want to make later. Then I remember I am sitting, decloaked, off of a gate somewhere. Whoops. I did figure out a breadbowl recipe and soup as well.

The question was where do I relearn to scan? I need somewhere off the beate…

TCS: Sugar's Non-Technical Guide to Her Low Sec Market

Gevlon shocked me by featuring my store in his blog, yesterday. My entire project has been something I mostly scraped together and have bumbled through to the best of my ability and sense. Early on, I started a naming dynamic to my posts so that people could avoid the blogs about the store. These blogs are titled TCS. Also, if you search for TCS those particular blogs are available.

I decided to create a more cohesive naming strategy because someone said, “I don’t know how interested your readers will be in your market posts.” I didn’t either. I wasn't going to not write them because I write about whatever interests me. It seemed that a naming convention would correct the situation. However, I’ve started to receive a trickle of eve-mail and e-mail about what I am doing. Sometimes people ask me for advice on how to approach their own low sec market or what they should pick and choose or just how to pick and choose.

Cheradenine Harper asked me about moving forward into the wider mark…

Passion is so circular

I should dust the blog and delete the spam to leaks in through googles not so bad filters.

I log in from time to time to check my mail and see some of my friends. But, of lat I've commented on a few things in r/eve and it makes me think. Not of the impassioned things that I once thought about as I played the game but of the passions of the game.

I have the gift of several eve players are parts of my life. And we talk, but rarely about Eve. Most of them have left to some extent or another but the relationship that we gained is still strong. I do not hate Eve but I am still exhausted with Eve, even now when I am so far out. It seems to be CSM summit time and the anger and race that sits atop everything related to the game is still there.

It is interesting in its exhaustive existence. The passion is there and the player reaction continues to go full circle. Some things are still said the same way over, and over, and over again. Is it love? Is it hate? Or is it just stimulation that i…