Sunday, May 3, 2009

Blog Banter #7: So much to do, so little time

Welcome to another installment of the EVE Blog Banter, a monthly EVE Online blogging extravaganza created by CrazyKinux. The EVE Blog Banter invites enthusiastic EVE bloggers to address a common topic for a period of one week. Posts run the gamut: short, long, funny, serious, and everywhere in between, but always fun to read! This month's topic comes to us from CrazyKinux of CrazyKinux's Musings who asks "What 3 things haven't you done in EVE and why? Would you be willing to try one day? Why so? Why not?" Direct questions about the EVE Blog Banter to CrazyKinux.

Jumping straight in, here goes:

1- FCing a big fleet and not choking up on primary calling. It's one of my downfalls as FC and I don't get enough practice these days (thanks a lot RL). I know what to call in theory but on the field I tend to waste time on easy targets while better ones could be dealt with, or hit a nut that's too tough to crack. I've done mostly frig and Jihad gangs though so I think it's time I step up to a real fleet :)

2- Doing a "Tour de New Eden" and visiting some funky looking exploration sites, spying on cap battles, and visiting the EVE gate of course :) I've covered this before and EVE sheer size makes tourism interesting.

3- Flying my new battleship in anger. Yes, it's now official, Cozmik is a Tempest Pilot! Now I have to find something big to fire those humongous autocannons at, and I'm not talking NPC !!!

Now let me put a spin on this and mention the "3 things I will never do even if life depended on it":

1- Scamming. I feel tempted to set scammers full red alliance-wide every time I see 'em. If I could put a bounty on every 0 sec status trade alt to make their podding appealing to everyone I'd do it. Believe me, I tried and was disappointed to see people needed negative sec status to have a bounty placed on them. Well, maybe losing some of MY sec status would be worth it.....

2- Power-missioning. Doing the occasional (read rare) mission may be OK, but I just don't see myself doing it full time for ISK and/or standing. I hate grinding with a passion. Which brings me to...

3- Mining. Without any disrespect to all my industrial buddies who make all the fun stuff I love blowing up, mining is THE MOST BORING THING IN ANY GAME SINCE PONG! It is the Holy Grail of grinding. I would just as soon hit the uninstall button then hit a belt for its veldspar, scordite, omber, or even pure f***ing gold !!! I've heard that people fight the boringness of mining by chatting, surfing the weeb, listening to music and whatnot, but the fact that you need to do something else when you're playing EVE says it all. ORE ships are not for me, except maybe as fragbait :))

Fly safe? Never !!!



CrazyKinux said...

Come on! You know you want to burn through that asteroid with 'em big lasers of yours!

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Benoit CozmikR5 Gauthier said...

Hahahaha..... no!

Erbo Evans said...

Awww...last night I probed down a hidden belt full of omber, then took Tourmaline King (Hulk) in there and sucked it dry. Damn, that felt good.

(Of course, I had Zeph hauling for me in her "goldbricked" Bestower, and Selena riding shotgun in a Myrm...having good corpmates helps.)

Benoit CozmikR5 Gauthier said...

LOL! Belts are all yours... especially if you're in 0.0 space >:)