Sunday, September 21, 2014

One More TIme...

So yeah, I'm back in Eve again.

I know, I thought I was back in January too, but then all of sudden things got busy workwise and Eve, along with pretty much all other forms of entertainment, took a back seat. In truth, that's still the case to an extent. Yet, the busier I get in RL, the more attractive a vacation in New Eden is.

You might notice that my name and picture are different as well. My first main, Bekka Jai, appears to be lost to the ages. That's a pity because she had a shitload of skill points, but it's really not so bad because I need to relearn the finer points of the game and starting from scratch will help that process. The one I had in January, Bekka Skye, I decided I just wasn't happy with. I'm not really sure why, I just decided that I wanted to re-enter with a new toon and start on a new path.

All my previous toons have been Gallente, but this time I'm going Caldari. I decided I wanted to learn to fly some new ships and in order to do that I needed to be a different faction. I like the Caldari ships I've flown so far and I think this toon is a keeper. I don't know, she just feels right.

I'm also considering rejoining Eve University. I really enjoyed my time in that corp and learned a lot the last time around, so doing that will help me reconnect with the Eve player community as well as sharpen my in-game skills.

It was actually kind of funny. I've been considering returning to Eve for a while now, but work always seemed to get in the way. "Next week, when it's slower and I have more time." I'd tell myself, then something else would jump off and I'd find myself with even less spare time. And so it went, for a while. Then, a week ago, I just went to the Eve website, bought myself 90 days worth of game time, and started my new toon. I didn't take time to consider, I just did it, and I've been playing ever since.

In all honesty, I'm still pretty busy, but I value my spare time more now because there's less of it. It used to be that I used Eve as an escape from the boredom of unemployment, but now it's an escape from a busy work life. In addition, now that I own a MacBookPro and Eve has a Mac client, making it the only game I care about that will run on the thing, that's an additional incentive to get back in the game. Of course, first I have to install it on there, which I haven't done yet.

I've just been poking around, running missions in Caldari high-sec, and I'll see where I go from here. It's still early yet, but I do plan to be around for a while.

So, yeah, this time I think I'm back for real this time, at least for the foreseeable future. I've paid for time, I've reopened the blog, and once again I'm off to seek fame, fortune, and adventure in the New Eden star cluster.

I hope you'll stick around. It should be...interesting.

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