The lack of EVE-related posts here is mostly due to one factor; I haven’t been playing EVE much lately. I blame WoW mostly, along with The Witcher whenever the WoW bug has subdued long enough to play something else. I’m also not happy with this, as I really WANT to play EVE.
Granted my two accounts are still active (1 year subs ftw?), and I’ve been keeping up with skill training. The downtime has even helped in training those long skills that I know I needed, but hated to train while playing. I also quickly manage my industrial pilot once a week, updating his market orders and putting more items up for sale. The fact that I don’t have a huge need for the ISK right away lets me put up higher prices and deal with the longer timeframe to make a sale. Oddly enough in EVE, everything sells eventually, even if you price something 50% or more above the market average. Patience pays.
The reason I’m making this post now is because I’ve continued to listen to Warp Drive Active, and now also listen to The Drone Bay. Both are excellent podcasts focused on EVE, and are part of my ‘required listening’ for each week. Each time I listen, it drives up the urge to actually play EVE, which is saying something. I have no doubts that I will eventually return in a more active role, and when I do I will have two nicely trained pilots and a good stash of ISK to play with. At that time I will need to get serious about finding an active Corp, hopefully one that caters to both industry and combat. Given the size of the EVE universe, I’m not too worried about finding a good one.
So to my EVE readers, sorry for the lack of updates and discussion, but know that soon enough I’ll be back flying my internet spaceship, and will no doubt have plenty to say about it when it happens.
edit: I forgot to mention that in contrast to EVE, WoW podcasts do very little to raise the appeal of WoW for me. As excellent as The Instance is, I listen to it purely for entertainment value. It never makes me go ‘hmm thats interesting, I need to go log on and try that’, while basically every EVE podcasts has a moment or three like that in it. Just another example of how truly different MMOs can be, even in something as abstract as podcasts.