Uh, they are going to need more dudes in the SF office asap because the podcast is going to become sparse. Dave is gone, Ryan is gone, Patrick is gone, and now Vinny will soon be gone. That leaves Jeff, Drew, Brad, ??? NEED MORE DUDES! I hope you guys are selective in your hiring because the GB lineup of dudes is something special. Whoever the new hires are will have big shoes to fill.
If it weren’t for him talking some of the other brass down we would’ve been labeled rebels and hunted by Kite.
Never say never!
I remember when I first started I was totally into the mining thing, as I suspect most newbros are. My very first loss was a Venture in fact. I would go out around ... I think it was Ommare and then to some dead end system to mine with some of you guys. One of you even offered to buy my first mining barge when the time came that I had finished training for it. And then one day you were all gone.
It's to be expected that there will be divergent interests in a group that was as large as ours. You knew what you enjoyed and you pursued it and we did the same. I wouldn't change a thing. Moving to null was great for me, even as a newbro, as I jumped into a lawless area of space where all you need to know is that if they aren't blue to you they may as well be red. Shoot or be shot. No station or gate gun dickery. No (relevant) war decs. People are afraid of null but I think it's the most fun security level of space and easier for someone to understand when compared to low sec.
Anyway, I guess now I have my answer to the question of what you guys do all day. Sounds like mining is secondary to just chilling on comms. I still wonder what you do with the isk you make though, because you obviously aren't losing pvp ships on the regular.
Man, I haven't played Arma in six months but I kind of have the itch to do it again. I put in close to a hundred hours during the alpha/beta period and had a lot of fun (when I wasn't on a server with a hacker). I just played the vanilla version of the game though, so I don't know anything about Ace or Acre which I'm pretty sure you guys use. Hopefully the game has ironed out some of the weirdness that happened back in the day.