The thing I miss most is having mail. When I log in I often check that line to see if I have mail. Unfortunately, I do not. I am not surprised. There is no reason for me to have mail. Yet, I do miss it.
In some ways having regular eve-mail was the moment that I was most connected. I had people to talk with and engage in. It was the closest I've ever been to having a normal social level that I was comfortable with. This shows you how introverted I am that eve-mail filled up my social meter.
I log in and look around. Normally, I am looking for the people that I do not have other social contacts with. It is very, very easy to lose those relationships. The binding glue of the game has dissolved and friendship, as an adult, can take work. Even in this information time. Eve gave me things to talk about. Without it, I remember that I don't talk very much. Unless it is about dogs and driving my co-workers crazy when people come to me for advice they won't follow.
Since I logged in, I went to fill my skill queue. I still havent learned my T3s to V. Stubbornness for the sake of it. However, I realize that I don't have the T3D installed so I went about and took care of that. My Eve habit sare not fully dead. I made sure not to blindly buy things and check my zeroes.
The advent of skill injections sucked the joy of training from me. I find that I sit upon a stubborn little hill. One where I ignore skill injections while understanding that my habits of training and time are from an era past. I do miss those little milestones and the joy that came with them.
But things change and so does CCP. I was sent a few articles and dipped my toe into the edge of the discussion over CCP being sold. I didn't dip far. Really up to my nail polish and that was about it.
I do admit, I am glad I am not on the CSM with that discussion. I will also say that I am not surprised. Instead, I chuckled. I hate being right about some things. I wish I had been surprised instead. But the sale has happened and I will see if my predictions come true. I have made the ones that I hope happen and the ones that I believe will happen.
I think a lot of older players from generations past still run their skill queues as we always have. I have used injectors on my alts or in a real at the minute crisis to pull sp from my main and sell it for isk to grab a ship to take to a fleet or distribute the sp to a low sp alt with no penalty to get a job done quickly but I am no less satisfied when those long awaited level 5s click over to "done" :)ReplyDelete
I guess it is all perspective.
To me personally SI are just another tool that I can use if needed in a pinch when otherwise I would of just been straight up SOL.