Thursday, August 2, 2012

What I've Been Up To In EVE Online

Is it still called EVE Online?  I mean, with the Online, part.  You know, I really don't think it is anymore, I think they dropped it and the game is just called EVE now.  Suits me just fine!  Anyways, I would like to share with you what I've been up to in the grand universe of EVE Online!  (I'm still going to call it that, that's how I learned it.)

Of course, as always, I've been mining a bit.  OK I've been mining a lot. :)  Which I really probably shouldn't even say due to the permanent Hulkageddon, but I'm not going to talk about that!  The ISK has been the same as it always was, from what I remember, slow but steady.  I actually have hopes of paying for my sub with ISK this time around using EVE's plex system.  Yes I am a bit frugal, but also, the whole plex system is giving me a nice motivation to log on and make that ISK!  More plex, means longer sub, longer sub means more skills and more gameplay options in the grand universe of EVE online.

I have been up to more then just mining, another one of the reasons why I'm having a blast this time around.  When I resubbed to EVE I was informed that I had a number of skill points saved up that I could put anywhere I wanted!  This is rather unusual as EVE skills train over time.  The reason I got these extra skill points, I'm sure this is not news to you current EVE players reading this, is because they decided to remove the "Learning" skills in the game, which previously sped up a pilots skill training time.  Anyways, back to my original story and the screenshot, I sunk all the skills points (some 5 million) I had to spend into laser skills and Amarr ship skills!  

So, I decided to ditch the boring old Gallente ships I had been piloting and try something totally new.  I'm glad I did because the Amarr ships are absolutely beautiful.  Plus, they really kick ass!  I've gotten further in EVE's PvE mission-running then previously, all the way to Level 3 missions.  The ship I've been flying in these mission is the Harbinger you see above.  She really does a lot of damage but she definitely needs to be watched.  There have been some missions where I just scraped by.  One major reason why I'm running these missions is to gain faction standing with the NPCs who own the station where I refine my minerals at.  Even though mission running is time consuming, I know reducing that tax on my refining to 0% will really pay off in the long run.  Assuming I stay in the same system that is!  I like where I've been hiding at though and I don't plan on moving anytime soon.  I would even like to start stocking the stations around my space and learn how to haul.

Safe flying wherever you may find yourself.