Look, I’ve left and keep coming back.
Pre-2007, I deleted my toons, so I only have 25M on my main at this point, after leaving pissed off at monoclegate after incarna. Besides which, I felt like I had to choose between a hugely demanding job, single motherhood – and Eve which was in some ways an attractive nuisance and addiction at the time.
And now? I’m retired. All the time in the world to roam New Eden. Upped my time for a year with the fanfest discount.
I had wished for this day, although I have to admit, my reaction time and bull**** tolerance is a lot lower now and my roles are more limited than a decade or so ago, lol…
I have a lot of catch up to do, so consider me a noob. Jeeez, half my boats are different fittings and skills from eight years back, go fig?
All gaming out there is pretty hostile to women unless you find a good guild/corp/community these days, so why not come back to Eve? It may be 5% female, but it kicks ass, and is the best, deepest game around.
Here’s the essay on it that got me a few real plex back in the day:
I come with my bestie who is male IRL and really a serious newbro.
Happy to start in high/low sec, probably not going to be an ace pvper with 60yo situational awareness at this point. But as a retired RL writer, teacher, engineer, marketing VP and security analyst, I have a lot to contribute beyond my certs.
Prefer TS/Mumble/Vent over Discord (it’s a security nightmare waiting to happen…).