Monday, November 16, 2015

Imaging

The difference in price for a Prorator between Hek and Jita turned out to be about fifty million ISK. Thank goodness I misread my asset list.

The misread happened when I attempted to plug in a build and got an error on megacyte. Of course I did. I'm almost done the build and things have been going well. Something had to happen. I think I have enough of everything else. I think. These are the times that I wish I was a spreadsheet guru. I would have automatic tables built in that told me things. As it is, I stumble around and bump my head into the well until a ship is built or I pass out.

I decided to go with Friction Nozzle Joints. Where I am going if I am caught I am dead. On the flip side, hopefully no one will be around when I jump in and my paranoia will make me chuckle a bit. Maybe.

Being on my own, fitting ships is more about what I want to do with them. With no meta to worry about and no fleet doctrine to fit to, I have spent more time scrolling through modules to see what they do and to see what I want them to do.

I do know in the back of my mind that what things say and seem to do and how they actually preform are sometimes a bit different in Eve. There were also the nagging voices of 'how things should be done' to contend with. They told me I had to fit this module or that one so that people would not laugh at me if and when my ship died.

Ignoring the voices of reason and how it should be is a tremendous task. Because of my early integration into an experienced group, I've had most of my ship fits handed to me over the years. Not being a numbers person, I was happy with this situation. I downloaded EFT as I was told to do. I've played with it a few times. It is a very good tool but it is not one that keeps me fixated on Eve. And when I am fair, I've never used tools like that for any game.

The Great Right Way exists in many games. There are the right class, skills, and equipment to pick. Why this is something I've not rejected in Eve as I have in every other game interest me. When I attempt to break it down the major difference between Eve and other games I play is how much I am working with other people.

My gameplay has always been on my own terms. Playing with my best friend was easy. We had complimentary natural play styles. The only other game that I seriously played with strangers was City of Heroes. One of my most successful characters was a pure healer. She'd be invited to groups all the time. But, I remember when someone wanted a buff of some type. I had not learned it and they where shocked and irritated. I felt bad there to and a bit confused that they wanted things I had never really considered.

In the past, I've bantered about the term 'serious gamer' ever since I was told that I am not serious. I do not think that I can claim to not be serious as this point. I can reevaluate the term.

Serious:

  • having an important or dangerous possible result
  • involving or deserving a lot of thought, attention, or work
  • giving a lot of attention or energy to something
  • thoughtful or subdued in appearance or manner 
  • requiring much thought or work <serious study>
  • of or relating to a matter of importance <a serious play>
  • not joking or trifling :  being in earnest 
  • deeply interested :  devoted 
  • not easily answered or solved 
  • having important or dangerous possible consequences 
  • excessive or impressive in quality, quantity, extent, or degree 
If anything, serious is a ridiculously good word to define me. Instead, seeing that English has a lot of words to use, non-technical is perhaps a better term for my gaming style. I am not the archnerdtype that is into math and builds electrical panels from nothing but dreams and peppermints. I can discuss genetics and some sciences. It has long been one of my hobbies. I think that technical lack has been my weak point in Eve. I cannot ever get a correct load of materials moved while my husband can recite IP addresses like I can tell you the recipe to anything that I make.

Surprise, we're all different. Still. Just like the last time I thought about it. 

There is an urge to wallow in defense and justification of my view. Instead, I'm going to explore it a bit more. Wander back to where I was when I didn't know that there was a right way.

My blockade runner idea went fairly well. I did learn that I am not in my ascendancy implants. I must have jumped out of them some months ago and forgotten. I ran out of another material along the way. 

Back to Jita I go

2 comments:

  1. One of the many things I love about Eve is its extraordinary facility to act as a vehicle to other things. Other things like, say, terribly unique real life friendships, or, perhaps, writing or, maybe, meditations on just what it means to approach something seriously.

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  2. I love me those Cargohold Optimization rigs. A Prorator with 4 x Expanded Cargohold II maxes out with 12,280m³ (3xGSC + 580), but a couple of T2 CO rigs you can squeeze in another GSC boosting your space up to 17,395m³. An increase of over a third. Mind you when I died in Rancer, those speed rigs could of come in handy :)

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