My Personal Journey
Wow, it has been a while . . . over a year, but I’ve returned! I don’t even know where to begin, so I’ll start with the present. I’m currently in a small alliance among the PanFam affiliates. It’s a good fit for me. With them being smaller than most, I have the opportunity as a returning industrial player to make some nice cash and help grow our market. I’ve also recently graduated as of this year. I think that sums it up for me personally.
My Corp and Industry
As for my Corp. The basic summary of the past year for us; we neared our death bed with the cyno nerfs, tried many times to revive, then arose again on the third quarter (according to the patch notes) with some cyno changes that helped us do what we do best: have a ridiculous pilot to capital ship ratio. The change to an alliance in PanFam affiliates has opened up an opportunity for my Corp, and me personally. The market of a medium sized alliance is perfect for me, especially with my Corp having dibs on their very own system. As a result, our industry is exploding. With competition mostly being players that have held a monopoly on certain items I have the ability to lower the prices in the region while still making a pretty penny.
Eve and How I See it
EVE as an overall subject hasn’t eluded me, but we save the best for last here. When CCP first started shifting their focus to new player retention over veteran retention, I didn’t much care for it. However, over a year since then, I believe they found a nice balance. Daily rewards, cyno buffs, and World War Bee have provided a nice yin and yang for players of all account lifetimes. Sure not everything is perfect. Triglavian ships are still DPS monsters while EDENCOM ships haven’t found a place in most doctrines. And someone out there is still flying in a venture after 5 years (Yes, you, train into a barge at least).
Final thoughts and Best Wishes
My own aspirations are years down the road, but here’s to hoping the game is still alive by then. I’d love to start my own Corp with one of my IRL friends, become a genuine industry monster, maybe go to an EVE Vegas whenever that is back, but for now that’s all far off or in unknown territory. What I do know is that I’m back, and I’d love to hear feedback from the readers. If there’s anything you want to ask, or maybe a topic you feel isn’t given enough coverage, whatever it may be, just comment and I’ll get to it. As usual, you’re an amazing audience! Fly Safe! o/