For the decade I’ve been a capsuleer, I’ve flown only ships of Amarr design.
My initial dismissal of foreign ships was based mostly on prejudices, I think. By now, I’ve flown alongside enough of them (and even put fittings for them together for fleetmates) to know my prior prejudice was dumb. Many ships of foreign design are also quite strong. I’m always happy to see a Huginn, Navy Osprey, or Magus in my fleet, for some examples.
These days, I want to believe my continuing to fly strictly Amarr ships is mostly out of comfort. After all, I’ve flown them, and only them for so long. Honestly, I could pilot a Navy Crucifier or Harbinger in my sleep.
The thought of flying foreign ships is uncomfortable. I feel like I’m being petty. Tactically choosing to learn to fly even just a few specific ships could greatly broaden my horizons and make it easier to fit in certain types of fleets where I currently have difficulty fitting in. It also helps in a pinch to be able to use whatever’s available. Logically, I should do this. But… I resist.
I know most capsuleers fly a wider variety of ships than I, so I want to hear thoughts and opinions:
Do you choose to only fly certain types of ships or avoid certain types of ships?
Do you prefer (for any reason) ships designed by your empire?
For those that fly different kinds of ships, was it a tough choice to branch out?
Thank you in advance for any and all constructive input.