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In which Sugar learns to scan

I horrified someone. It was accidental. Still, a lingering taste of guilt was present at the time.

"You don't know how to scan!" was the shocked response when I said that Sugar was learning to scan.

"I, the player, know how to scan," I assured them. "Sugar, the character, does not. She always had an alt handle that."

The idea behind Sugar learning to scan is a simple one. I have not spun up any other account since I walked back into the door. In my not quite plan to do... something. Explore? Fly around? Live? Die? I have no idea but it is interesting how ill prepared I am to do so with just one character.

Alts have been a part of my game play from an early age. I made Sugar three weeks after I made Chella. Sugar was the alt. She was supposed to go learn how to PvP while respectable Chella built things and had a glorious spaceship life.

That didn't quite work out. Sugar wound up training in the background until one day, sleepy eyed, she took the spotlight and Chella stumbled backwards and became the secondary. She was always a strong secondary but when you are very new, and in a world before injectors, a path was important and multitasking one character was for the old vets. Chella became a logistics pilot and a hauler. Sugar became a combat pilot and another account was spun up to become a scanner.

In my heart of hearts I wanted to be a scout and a combat scanner. It never happened. I never took that leap of responsibility. My alt was trained, but almost no knew knew about her. She eventually learned industrial skills and for a while I had more core three. That became four with my jump freighter pilot who is also a skilled miner and eventually a market alt as well.

Eve was the reason I got a third monitor. I'd had two for years. One for reading books and other such long text and one for doing things.

It leaves poor Sugar alone. I'm not even sure if I got all of the scanning skills injected and trained. I think so.

Where will this take me? Who knows. I've still not made any firm commitment into really playing Eve. I define this as taking an actual risk. My zombie half life is amusing me for now.

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  1. DireNecessity wasn’t my first character either. I wonder how often an alt creeps onto center stage. In my particular case I’m pleased Dire grabbed the ‘main’ mantle as she’s the most interesting of the batch.

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  2. Fascinating glance at your characters' evolution. Not dissimilar from my own or, I expect, many others. Happily, I seem to one of those 'old vets' and my main is cross trained to the hilt. That is bringing me late into the alt-side of EVE. So, now I hope to learn from others before charging recklessly ahead.

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