Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Waiting Game

It's been a few days since I last wrote. I have barely logged on in Eve. This is more down to adjusting back to normality after the vacation than anything else. Work and other RL pressures taking priority in the main. Consequently, I have let the dual training lapse so only my main is playing Skills Queue Online. I am a bit reluctant to resume as I am suffering a minor crisis in confidence in what I was aiming to achieve. 

It was the "o7" show's announcement on fleet warp that finally made me doubt the wisdom of continuing. If I have understood it correctly, Essentially the fleet composition can only warp to a point that can be mutually seen be that another ship in the fleet or a celestial. For a single player this is problematic. While I was thinking of using two accounts to move my assets about for example, it now looks like I would need three to include a scout (that could easily be burned) to achieve the same thing. The details have not been finalised but it is clear the agenda behind this is coming from the Null Sec CSM's so I am not hopeful that it will be resolved in a way that is useful to me. The noises coming from some of them suggest they want to go further. 

So when other announcements are taken into consideration, the general mood music is that there will be more game wide changes which will likely be disruptive to the things I want to achieve. Untested and dubious assumptions are never a great basis for a plan and I know what I am not going to do is to sub or grind three accounts. Life is too short and time is precious. It therefore follows with the uncertainty around the changes, I am not going to open a second account for the moment. At least until there is some stability and I can be confident that whatever I chose t do won't be nerfed. In the same way the dual training has also fallen by the wayside for now. 

While it is a bit disappointing, it was probably inevitable. The changes to null are big and clearly haven't been impacted on the rest of the game enough. Strangely, as an outside observer with no skin in the game, some of the changes seem obviously detrimental to null and none of them seem to improve its playability. Perhaps that is a topic for another day. Time will tell. In the meantime, it is a waiting game for me and I will spend the money and time saved on something else. CCP's loss is my gain,  but I will continue the exploration and ISK accumulation activities. There are plenty of other ways to have fun in Eve with just one account.

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