So I have been dipping my toes back into EVE, but I am somehow failing to find the spark again. I have done almost everything in the past, and while I do love PVP and the jitters it gives me, I am finding going on roams for the sake of roaming to be a bit time consuming and, ultimately, pointless.
To help understand; I enjoy first person shooters, but I have never been a huge fan of deathmatch game modes. Running around and shooting willy-nilly just seems meh to me, and that panders to those obsessive over K:D ratio / Zkill numbers. I always liked king of the hill, or capture the flag, or other game types where there was some clear goal and you worked together to achieve it.
I haven’t joined a corp again yet, but that’s because I am not quite ready to invest the time for that. I have done some public fleets with Spectre Fleet and Bomber’s Bar. They are run well, and I have no complaints, but I am somehow failing to find the point this time around. Fun for the sake of fun is a valid argument, but the nature of EVE often means we roam for a while and nothing of note happens, and I could have played other games or done other things instead of roaming for 2 hours to pounce on a careless VNI.
So, I am kind of at a loss of my niche in EVE.
Low sec has FW. I actually did enjoy that a bit since we were fighting for control of systems. It was totally arbitrary, but I did like the sense of purpose. I will have to admit though, that I like doing lvl 4 missions in high sec on occasion, and it was hard to do when you could be attacked anywhere by the other militia when I just wanted to mindlessly krab once in a while without constantly having to check local or dscan.
Null is huge fleets if participating in this or other wars, and I would prefer small gangs. And if there isn’t some sov bashing or protecting, it is usually just pointless roams.
WH is kind of right, but it does require a bit of involvement, and I am just not sure if I can regularly pay that much attention. Having to scan new chains daily was a bit of a chore, and it just felt like I could never take a couple of days off without needing to be ready to jump in to defend our hole, lest all was lost if someone decided to evict us. At least in NPC stations or fueled citadels, I could bounce back from an all-out attack.
I tried the Trig invasion (which is about to end anyway), but it was pretty much just pve other than ologi making things harder for us. I liked the idea, similar to FW, but it wasn’t really engaging and didn’t even pay well.
Anyone else have thoughts on what to pursue? I do not intent to sound negative but rather to just lay out of my thoughts and see if someone can help me find that niche that screams out to me. Something with a sense of purpose other than just shoot stuff, but also not huge fleets.
A lot of people say it’s the community that is the reason to play. I am one who maybe gets involved 50%. I participate, I am on comms, but I am just not one to go all in and have never quite managed to break in to any sort of group. I have plenty of close friends IRL, but I have never been one to make online friends so much, even if I do get along with people in the corp without any issue. But I have just never developed anything more than a warm welcome from others when I do get on comms.