I used to EVE. A lot. In the 2000s. But let’s dispense with all that intro ■■■■.
So, back then, I was into risky space trucking. Like, super risky. null⟷hisec runs with boosters, blockade busting, contract whoring. You know, that old masochistic chestnut. After dumping EVE because my corp stopped being a thing, I haven’t really looked back, but it was another game that got me thinking about the good old days, and this is where I could use some input. No clue if any of you speadsheet fuckers have played Elite, but I smuggle in that terrible sim. Lining up in supercruise, running silent and popping heatsinks to shut down scans is fun. Well, it was. Until smuggling got nutted. Now it’s just something you do for the arpees, because these days it pays less than picking cotton in 1770. Naturally, EVE has started to eek into my thoughts again.
So here I am, looking at a halved EVE player count and somehow people still complaining about how the Goons gave this game an aggressive case of cosmic gonorrhea. And EVE Online Hold’Em is dead. Not good. But… is dangerous hauling in kitted interceptors and blockade runners still a thing, or is it all just braindead jump freightering now? Because if it’s the latter, I won’t even bother.