I’ve played EVE Online on and off for a little over 8 years. In that time I have lost 29 ships, totaling more than 15 billion isk. (For those who attacked me, you’re welcome…lol) Here is a link to my zkillboard: https://zkillboard.com/character/91582124/
As you can plainly see, I am what you would call “Certified Snuggly.” Others might label me a “High-Sec Care Bear”. I’m fine with either. The real question some might ask is how and why do I keep losing ships. Expensive ships too! Some to others players, but others to the NPCs in game. In fact, in January of this year, after about a two year hiatus from the game. I came back to it and immediately took my Golem out to do a mission. Low and behold I forgot how to fly it. Imagine my horror as I confused the MWD with the MJD, accidentally activated the bastion module, turned on the shield booster all at the same time, ran out of cap, and very quickly found myself sitting in my pod wondering what the hell just happened. It was a 2.5 billion isk loss.
All I could was laugh out loud. Like serious laughter. My wife came in and asked what the heck I was laughing at. I was dying. How stupid was that? So dumb I gave myself a great laugh. And such is the experience with most things in Eve. It’s just fun, no matter what happens.
I went straight to Jita, pulled up the kill mail, and bought the exact same ship. Took it out, practiced with it a bit and then went right back to the mission. Obviously, I was able to annihilate the NPCs this time. (After all, no mission can stop a Golem, as long as you know how to fly it).
What about the other ships? I’ve lost a couple Tengu, a few Ravens, and many other types of ships in between, all to PVP in low sec and wormhole space. I even lost one in high-sec when I joined a corp and put my Raven on auto-pilot during a war! LOL How stupid is that??
Through it all, there I one reason why I keep playing, why I keep flying expensive ships into low sec and wormhole space, why I do exploration, planetary interaction, missions, and manufacturing in high sec, one reason why I keep coming back to Eve again and again: It’s fun. Plain and simple.
I hear people complaining about the PvP and being ganked, complaining about being scammed, complaining about this and that and the other, but to me those are things that make the game so interesting. The danger lurking at every Stargate, in every star system, including high-sec, makes the game so much better. Eve is the best game ever and I will continue to lose ships if that’s what it takes to enjoy the game.
FYI - I am learning PVP, after 8 long years of avoiding it. I intend to learn it as well as I have learned everything else in Eve, and I have the time and money to invest in it. So beware! Certified Snuggly is coming to low-sec system near you for practice…and maybe a little revenge >:)
(Any pointers are welcomed and corps looking for an aspiring PvP pilot are encouraged to reach out)