Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Short lived experience

Late December I have left for a two weeks vacation back to my home country. It was a nice break. I was looking forward to see what 2016 will bring. Few months ago I had a post up looking for wormhole stalking partner. Soon I had me join two new guys. I was excited. We were off to a promising start, but fast forward to now, I come back from vacation to an empty corp. The new guy haven't logged since he joined the corp and my partner - Ganky has left.

We weren't in the same timezone and our job schedules made it hard to stalk the same wormholes. I was trying to recruit few more guys, one for EU and US timezone and have a very tight knit group, specializing in stalking particular wormholes. I was hoping to find like minded people that are ok to afk playstyle that I focus on. Of course it's hard to do any real recruitment during Christmas vacation.

The question now remains: what should I do next? While I do enjoy the stalking, it does get boring to do it solo for so long. The worst thing is to have no direction and no goals. Do I want to keep this minimalist playstyle?  Should I just join a corp and dive into more social aspect of the game? Should I stay in wormholes? I honestly do not know. I will need to spend some time in the dark, empty space and make a decision. Until then, it's business as usual. I have a big story lined up for Friday. Here's the teaser.

7 comments :

  1. Hi, Sad to hear Ganky left your blog inspired me to be a cloaky bastard but I most confess I haven't had much success. I enjoy your post and learn lots from it and your style of writing is entertaining... like reading a captain's journal.

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    1. If you have are in the EU tz or can play during it, Cloaky Bastard is an AMAZING teacher. He's a genuinely impressive individual.

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  2. Yes I too enjoy your blogs! Very good stuff. I invite you to check out my Corp! You seem like the type to fit right in.

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  3. "Do I want to keep this minimalist playstyle?"

    I find this question very interesting. I am also a solo player. I've been playing since 2009, with 2 main characters each over 120 million SP. One is a perfect Virtue prober with perfect link skills and all sub-BS racial weapons at T2 levels, and the other is a maxed subcap 4-race combat pilot. Despite being involved in some bigger and some much smaller pirate-type corps for my first 3-ish years, for the last 3 years or so my RL situation hasn't lent itself to being in a corp.

    I thought hunting with a covert-probing-linked-tackle-T3 coupled with a max-gank covert Proteus as DPS was a "minimalist playstyle", even though that was a huge expansion from my intital solo ventures using only Covops Frig + Proteus combo.

    When I first read about your Proteus + 3X Navy Domi fleet I was amazed that one person could wield that much covert ganking power, and I started looking for ways to make something like that work for me. I had trained into Blops a while ago hoping for bigger target selection, but Blobs have limited application in WH's, which were usually my main hunting grounds. Reading this blog made me realize that a single pilot could do more than I thought possible.

    Reading now that you feel limited, with almost an order of magnititude more power than I ever projected, makes me wonder if it is ship capabilities that limits us as EvE players, or if it is something else.

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    1. By minimalist style I refer to time/effort spent to do things. In this case piloting solo Proteus or multiboxing 4 ships is the same thing. Right now it's not the issue with force projection, but more of having extra eyes on the wormhole and extra tackle ship. I do not recommend 2 Proteus combo. To kill anything larger than battlecruiser, you will need neuts. If you are in EU and want to do wh ganking, perhaps we can work out something together.

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  4. Having lived in WH´s for nearly 3 years, I´m now again back in HS and feeling incredibly bored. As I`m in EU-TZ, I will contact you with one of my "better" char´s soon, perhaps we can sort something out...

    Best of luck in the meantime in your hunt,
    VR.

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