Monday, September 3, 2007

The Difference Between Flying Big And Flying Smart...

...can be pretty huge sometimes.

I was all excited about buying a Megathron, but I didn't really completely think through how I was going to put it in space. Once I had it, I quickly discovered that there was just no way I was going to be able to afford to fit and insure it. I went back to doing Level 2 missions in the Thorax for a day, but then I decided that the best thing to do was to just fix my mistake and get realistic.

I repackaged and sold the Megathron, and used the proceeds to buy, insure, and fit a Dominix instead. After selling the Mega I had about 108 million ISK, and by the time I was done making it spaceworthy I found myself at around 13 million so I can only imagine how long it would have taken to actually put that Megathron in space by running missions with the Thorax.

Really, it's a classic case of having eyes bigger than my wallet. Yes, I was able to afford the actual purchase price of a Megathron, but it would have cost me another 31 million just to insure it and probably at least that much again to fit it properly. On the other hand, I've already got the Dommie in space, just about fully fit and ready to start taking on Level 4 missions instead of having to probably wait weeks before being able to put a Megathron in space. Yes, a very big difference indeed.

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It seems my post about "gay" and "lesbian" being censored on the the E-O forums has drawn some attention and support from CCP and hopefully some positive action as well. I hesitate to go into too much detail here as yet, but I will say that I'm very happy to see attention being paid to this issue and I have every reason to expect to be able to report positive developments in the future. As always, more when I have it.

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Ok, that's it for now. Til next time, fly safe.

3 comments:

eire1130 said...

I run level 4's in a domi. Lots of fun. Make sure you have good drone skills.

Bekka Jae said...

Oh yeah, totally...I've got pretty high drone skills, and I'm training them even higher now. I'm also going to fit some drone rigs once I have bit more ISK to play with.

Trigger64 said...

Don't bother with the drone rigs theres really nothing worthwhile.

Fit some Trimark Armor Pumps or Aux Nanos