I started out as a carebear and was growing bored. EVE’s PVE was just much worse than other games.
After a while I thought ‘screw it, let’s go to a wormhole and get shot’. I ran a few sites and eventually was found and quickly killed. I did get my pod home.
It was a rush, so I started looking for more trouble. Going solo into low, etc.
The biggest rush was the time I took a cheap Vexor out and got into a 3v1 fight. I picked a HAC (can’t remember which one) and it was in real trouble until its friends showed up. I had the HAC in deep structure before dying.
That near miss got me hooked and I started looking for more fights while also looking to keep my budding trade ‘empire’ going. Did internet research into highsec PVP, and found James 315’s manifesto post, which was at once both the single best forum rant ever written in the history of gaming, and full of excellent points. Decided to look into CODE., and never looked back.
I came to prefer the role of logistician over direct combatant, though I do need to get back into shooting people in the face again (in game of course).