Here boy, fetch!

Some of the other, younger pilots are grumbling.

Okay, well it’s most of them. Or at least most of the ones in earshot. They’re complaining they’re always broke. They get no respect. They don’t have certain skills. They don’t have the ISK to get certain skills. Did I mention they are quite vocal about being broke?

They gripe about being nothing more than errand boys (and girls) for their various corporations. “Go here. Fetch that. Bring it there.” This isn’t what they signed on for, they claim. Where are the huge battleships? The glory? The fame? The 12 digits of ISK in their accounts?


Not unlike life outside New Eden, far too many want to get by without paying their dues. For me, the learning is more than half the fun. I enjoy figuring things out, understanding what loadouts do/don’t work on various ships, toying with the market, getting in over my head and finding a way out. Experimentation = enthusiasm in my book.

So it’s off with me to go learn a bit more.

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Finding my way through space

This is the blog of one EVE online player — Zakk Jaku is┬ámy in-game name. I’ve been playing off and on now for approximately nine months. I’ve yet to really find my niche in EVE. I thoroughly enjoy the game, and exploring all there is to do and see (and buy) in-game, so I’ve been taking my time in finding my preferred profession in New Eden.

I’ve discovered mining just isn’t for me. Granted, it’s a great way to get cash. In fact, I see it as basically trading time for cash – after you purchase your cargo vessel and mining equipment (and perhaps some self-defense), it’s a little-to-no cost operation. Big startup, no residual costs (until you need to upgrade ships, which I see as another startup cost).

I prefer a little more excitement. Mission running is fun in its own right, but a tad too “predictable” from the AI. Entering the Faction Wars may be my style, as I’m looking forward to a bit of PvP once I get my skills up more. But in terms of hardcore PvP, piracy doesn’t really suit me. I prefer to warp through highsec systems without the sentry guns and Concord trying to shrink my ship to an egg.

Given my RL experience, I’m fairly certain playing the markets will be the biggest method of ISK flow for my character. Whether that means “daytrading” as it were, or actually getting into the industrial sector is yet to be seen.

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