Friday 8 May 2009

[OOC] EVE Blog Banter #7: Small fish in a big pond

I've never participated in an EVE Blog Banter, but I haven't posted as of late due to Real Life™ taking much of my time, so with out any further ado, here I go. I may be a bit late but it's a topic I've thought about before.

Welcome to the seventh installment of the EVE Blog Banter , the monthly EVE Online blogging extravaganza created by CrazyKinux . The EVE Blog Banter involves an enthusiastic group of gaming bloggers, a common topic within the realm of EVE Online, and a week to post articles pertaining to the said topic. The resulting articles can either be short or quite extensive, either funny or dead serious, but are always a great fun to read! Any questions about the EVE Blog Banter should be directed here. Check out other EVE Blog Banter articles at the bottom of this post!

This month's topic comes to us from CrazyKinux, and He asks: "What 3 things haven't you done in EVE and why? Would you be willing to try one day? Why so? Why not?"

I have done a lot of things in the EVE universe, from being part of the very first Titan Jump Bridge on Tranquility to holding several speed records. I have avoided Doomsdays by mere seconds, been a part of an awesome corp with exceptional people, flown with complete muppets and have had the pleasure of writing some of my adventures down in this here blog and having people actually read them.

However there are a few things I've not done and I'll expand a bit more on them.

• Super Capital Kill: I'm kind of jealous of my friends in Ars ex Discordia, many of them have been involved in multiple Titan kills, and a fair few Motherships explosions.

Recently my friends in Mean Corp and The Bastards got over their differences to kill an Aeon Mothership. I missed the action by about an hour, deciding that trying to sleep before another long day at work was more important than Internet Spaceships. I didn't get any sleep and I sure as hell didn't get on a super cap killmail :(

• Capital Fleet Action: Keira has an Archon, it has undocked three times, never used in anger. I hear stories on IRC from old corpmates in Pandemic Legion and Ars ex Discordia about epic capital fleet battles and sometimes wonder if I would enjoy such a thing. I left Ars ex Discordia just over two years ago to do my own thing as a Pirate, one of the reasons was the dawn of the Capital Age of EVE. I felt a little useless with the over reliance on capitals for fleet work. I had just finished training for t2 large artillery and was looking forward to being part of sniper fleets but it all started revolving around carriers and dreads. The ability at the time of Titans to remote doomsday made sniper fleets all but superfulous and slugfests of old became a thing of the past. Things have changed since then but so have I and being a small fish in a big pond does not appeal to me in the slightest.

• Run a corp with other players: I have many times considered openly recruiting to NovaKane Incorporated and on many occasions I've been approached by people asking to join my corp. Real Life™ however prevents me from seriously making a go of taking NovaKane to the next level and as such it will remain a haven for Kane, Keira and my good friend Walter (an alt of a friend who I flew with in Ars ex Discordia), who suprisingly logged in the other day for the first time in over a year and immediately got on a Drake kill.

Seeing the Bastards grow since my friend flashfresh joined and the effort he puts into the recruitment process, it amazes me he has time to get out there and kill, but kill he does. Flash however is very good at what he does and he has taken the commitment he puts into exploding other people into recruiting people to help explode others. It's a vicious circle with flash in the middle.

Mynxee too has taken The Hellcats to ever dizzying heights and I'm incredibly jealous of the fact she and the kittens were involved in the Aeon kill I mentioned before.

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Two years and seven days

Yep it seems I missed my second anniversary of going solo with Kane. Two years and seven days ago I took my first steps into uncharted territory and forged a name for myself amongst the stars. I'd like to thank everyone who I've met in this time, those I've flown with, flown against and those I've just hung out with in Arsclan, Independence, Bounty, TeamMinmatar and Novakane channels for making the loneliness of the solo life a little less lonely.

Fly reckless and stay classy


Flashfresh said...

I missed out on the super cap kill cause I was weak and needed sleep. However, great work by Daplat for probing it and finding it before the pilot cloaked up and went afk. If you were online, am sure you would have been called out mate - hell if we had your SMS number, the phone would have gone mad!

You're still the best solo pilot out there but on the off chance that you DO start recruitment; you'll be flooded. You're a popular and respected pirate now.....

CrazyKinux said...

Would you believe I've retracted myself and actually posted the link to your Banter on the official list!!

Very ambitious goals btw!

Carole Pivarnik said...

I am so sorry you and Flash weren't around to participate in the Aeon kill.

Thanks for the kind words about Hellcats...if only you were a girl, I'd be exerting considerable effort to convince you to join us!

Though I said I'd never do it, can you believe I'm looking at training for a carrier on my alt (after she gets Jump Freighters which is the current track) and a dread for me? LOL. Me...the one who hates to even sit in a BS. Oh well. The girl who dies with the most toys wins. Or is that boy toys? I can never remember. *wicked grin*