Hello fellow pods.
I have been playing this game off and on since 2003 and courtesy of the current pandemic have been given the opportunity to play it a little bit more. Gone are the days (before marriage, divorce and a real job) where I could participate in alarm call fleets and setting up towers in hostile locations. Today the pace is a bit more attuned to real life … but I love it.
Over the past few weeks I have been getting my head around all of the changes that have happened since I really played the game last and there have been a lot! The content of the game has got richer and there is still the prospect of real loss in PvP (regardless of whether it is consential) - which is what makes this game the one I log into.
Always remember … don’t undock in something you are not prepared to lose … and don’t build or buy anything you not prepared to make a loss on.
The Triglavian Invasion content … one word awesome. It will force people to adapt their play style a little and ramp up other market hubs. Yes please - that’s how I make isk … so that I can buy shinny stuff and then use it - which also means I’m prepared to lose it. I’d theorise that maybe each Empire will be separated with a Triglavian area of Trig space I doubt Yulai will ever become a hub again though but it may be interesting.
The war declarations being tied to structures … is really not awesome. I’d love to war dec some of the local corporations in my region (that’s Kor-Aur) as diplomatic talks commence, but I have neither the time nor the inclination to mess about with feeding a structure. I do think this may need a re-think as all a war dec is, is paying of the Empire Police (and Concord) to validate a conflict … which allows for mercenary corporations to function. However I have learned to adapt and accept the change in game mechanics.
Cyno’s became a whole lot tougher … moving my capitals to my home in Kor-Azur was a lot more risky solo than it has ever been before. Being able to rent cyno-bridges of a larger alliance would help us small corporations with capital ships keep them. But I moved them 9 jumps and did not lose my cyno ship! … just some drones
MIssions are as they were before, quite good fun and Mining is as it has always been - a good way to make isk. I’ve not yet entered wormhole space but I am sure I will and small scale PvP is about to commence - albeit in the same vein as ever pirate hunting
Whatever happened to the Jove Empire?
Keep the content coming please … See you all in game and if you know me join the Winblown Channel.
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One ship to rule them all , one ship to find them , One ship to bring them all . and in the darkness gank them