Skip to main content

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 or just continue to give people outdated advice.


Comments

  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!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Sugar’s Non-Technical Guide to Making Boosters

Welcome to my non-technical and outdated but probably still useful guide to boosters.  There have been changes to how things are built in Eve. This was the old POS code before the introduction of new structures in 2016.   This is just a walk through on my wobbling path of booster production.  It took me half a dozen different documents to figure out what I needed to do to make these mythical things.  It is what I do.  It may not be perfect but it works.

This is pirate focused industry.
This guide brought to you by Lain asking me to write it after I tried to explain it in chat.

Why make boosters? Because drugs are good.  Really they are performance enhancers and performance enhancers can give someone that extra edge in PvP.  It was also because my boys used them and when they ran low they often ran out, I could be their supplier.  They would no longer hoard their drugs due to the length of time it takes to get fresh product.. The thought of being a drug kingpin was also very appealing. …

Will the real player please stand up?

I installed Eve on my Surface the other day. I then remembered why my last laptop, when I was playing Eve, was an Alienware gaming laptop. My Surface, wonderful creature that it is, runs Eve at such a tiny magnification that I squint to see it. I could change my settings and adjust for this. Instead, I'll stick to my desktop and try to remember to log in and see the latest round of changes.

Yet, here I am writing.

Deep in the muzzy field of my brain that has been working almost daily for the last six weeks, random thoughts bubble up. I may not log in and spend my time focusing on Eve as a world, but it hasn't slipped from me. I've picked up an amazing group of friends that I talk to daily and many of them still play enough that I skim the social edges. At times I'm angry that the same social problems exist. At others, I'm fascinating by the process.

Today is a fascinating day because I've been answering e-mails. I still get e-mails occasionally from people who …

Memoirs - Part One: Virtual Worlds

Virtual Realities: Memoirs of an internet spaceship politician by Sugar Kyle CSM9, CSMX
This is where it really started. The day I lost my mind.

I never told anyone how long I had been debating my run for the ninth CSM. The thought started to circle in the back of my thoughts in November. I was back home after a sucessful Eve Vegas. I had met a few people. My notes from the presentations and round tables had gone over very well. I felt useful, comfortable, and excited that I was a member of the community. I belonged and I cared about this thing that I belonged to. That thing was the community of Eve Online.
Eve Vegas of 2013 was when I found out that a conversation I had been fortunate enough to have with CCP Masterplan at Fanfest of that same year, had sparked enough interest to gain developer attention. At Eve Vegas I learned that they would be working on ideas based off of the premise that I had presented. Only days later, a developer posted to the Offical Eve Online forums about i…