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Amusing Struggles

The sensible and productive thing to do would be to go look at developer blogs and figure out changes. That has little appeal and feels to serious for my current low level interest in things.

I like the new character sheet windows. I made some assumptions about how things would work. I assumed I could still drag skills around and adjust my windows. I was correct. I assumed that I could drag skills and scroll. That worked too. I should see if I can detach the training queue but that seems like more work then it is worth right now when I have such amazing plans.

Someone, that I will assume is me, decided to fill Sugar's skill queue. I say good job to her. Sugar has learned all sorts of random things that I have  no interest in. However, that has opened up her path to learn some scanning skills. Finally. After five or six years.

For years, scanning skills where the privy of two of my other accounts. I diversified early and seriously. Sugar was serious spaceship pew pew. Today, I cheerfully plugged in Archaeology levels 2-4. I'll slot in the other scanning things and set Sugar off in a life of doing something or another.

Maybe.

It is a thought. One that is followed by another one.

Sugar has never managed my Eve life. I've always had that safely tucked away on alternate accounts. She owns little liquid ISK to avoid scams. She owns only combat ships to avoid theft or mistakes. She has only spaceship skills because le pew le pew pew. And for a moment I found myself regretting that I couldn't just tool Sugar around on a new adventure because she wasn't skilled properly.

The weight of habit is fascinating. The drag of time. I worked so hard to accumulate things in the game and now they swirl around my feet and bog down my thoughts. I keep feeling as if I must do something that involves them because they are there. Then I remember that I don't have to! I can ignore my accumulated wealth until I figure out what I want to do with it. Or not or fall back into the void of space.. or just continue to give people outdated advice.


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  1. Someone said once that EVE is like a beach. :-) Enjoy your time in the sand, taking time to appreciate the beauty of the land behind you and the ocean before you. Hike or swim at your leisure. Take all the time you need. There's no rush.

    Have a great day!

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