My gosh! What a change of pace from my past blogs! Yes... this blog is going to be an opinionated one instead of my usual "diary style" but its just such an important issue that I really feel like I must address it in a whole blog to itself.
The issue is, ALL THOSE PEOPLE THAT KEEP TELLING ME I WILL AMOUNT TO NOTHING IN EVE!!!!
Please don't take this the wrong way people who commented, I'm not singling you out! Not only have I gotten 3 comments telling me this but people have even IMed me telling me this. And it's not like they say it in a really negative way (even though it is a very negative thing to say) they honestly believe what they are saying and they are like trying to "warn" me.
The reasons that they say I will never amount to anything in EVE is this: They think that because the people who started on EVE day 1 have been training this whole time that anyone who has started later then day 1 will be gimped.
This does sound logical, because there is no way to catch up. However this is crap for a few different reasons.
Compare EVE to other MMOs, in those games is not the people who have been playing since day 1 generally going to be stronger then even a new person who quickly grinded to the top? Depending on which game their gear might not be as good as the newbie but likely they will have accumulated other treasures to show how far they have come.
In EVE it has become very obvious to me that REAL LIFE skills will always beat out in-game skills (and things like how strong your ship is). I noticed this in Lineage 2 a lot, the guilds who where the best organized did MUCH better in PvP even if they didn't have as good equipment! There are just many many factors OTHER then in-game skills in EVE that make the difference between success and failure.
But "You will still never be as good as them!" these people might still say to me. Again, not true! While it might take an impossibly long amount of time to train every skill in the game, you don't NEED every skill in the game!
For example, I am barely a month into the game and I am all ready about 6 weeks from getting my Mining Barge. This barge is what I will be using to mine in deep space! I don't need to have a HULK (about a year of training from now) to be a successful miner. I would much rather fly around and mine in deep space with a 6 million isk barge then I would a 200 million HULK.
Anyways I know this was ranty but I'm gunna go ahead and post it. ^^;;
Here is a picture of my fat ass hauler in the docking bay. :)