By kalmis 1 Comments
I consider myself as Eve-Online player even though I haven't been subscribing the game for more than one year now. CCP, the company behind Eve has promotions every six month or so to get old players back. Like just now recently. They offer you five free days and hope of course one to get hooked again. Well I re-activated my accounts again to see if anything has changed there. Yes I said accounts. I got two accounts which I used to run on separate PC's. This really helped my mining career since I had one ship that was dedicated mining barge and other one did the hauling. Also on missions this worked fine where my main battle-ship was doing the killing as well as the tanking. My support ship(other account) would jump in few mins later to do a remote repair on my trusty Ringnes (all my ships after named beer brands). Or if all going well on tanking part I can assist the killing with drones.
Eve does actually have a good system where you can buy time-cards (called PLEX) with in-game currency. I've done the math couple of times and I could easily support one account by mining. And maybe even two with their new heavy industrial ship. Although the markets might have changed so much that mining is such a viable profession anymore. Anyway working for a time-card sounds like a job and that's what it is in the end. This will get more interesting when you are doing low-sec mining. Which means that you are in low-security space which means that you are free game. Ideally you would want to be in a Alliance space that is secured by your Alliance. Still you need be glued on the local channel and keep an eye on the incoming.
Biggest problem I have with Eve is the fact it is a time sink. When getting to a bigger scale operation you can't be interrupted. No pause buttons in MMO's. Even my wife knows this now. To be able to play I would need to upgrade the hardware on my PC which is another drawback as well as coming up with all this time that I don't have. Same as with my day to day work. If I don't go there for a while I have lot's of catching up to do. And to do it well I need to be doing it every day. So sorry CCP, you won't be getting me hooked again! Interesting how this concluded that Eve or any other MMO = work, for me.