Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Blog Banter #14: What Now?

Welcome to the fourteenth installment of the EVE Blog Banter, the monthly EVE Online blogging extravaganza created by CrazyKinux. The EVE Blog Banter involves an enthusiastic group of gaming bloggers, a common topic within the realm of EVE Online, and a week to post articles pertaining to the said topic. The resulting articles can either be short or quite extensive, either funny or dead serious, but are always a great fun to read! Any questions about the EVE Blog Banter should be directed to Check out other EVE Blog Banter articles at the bottom of this post!

The first banter of 2010 comes to us from the EVE Blog Father, CrazyKinux himself, who asks the following: As we begin another year in New Eden, ask yourselves “What Now?” What will I attempt next? What haven’t I done so far in EVE? Was it out fear, funds, or knowledge? Have I always wanted to start my own corporation, but have never dared doing so? Is there a fledgling mercenary waiting to come out of its shell? Or maybe an Industrialist? What steps and objectives will I set myself to accomplish in order to reach my ultimate goal for this year? EVE is what you make of it. So, what is it going to be for you?
 My first contribution to the "Blog Banter."  Rather timely topic as I find myself in a transition in EvE right now.  Trying to make the move to Lowsec and generally dissatisfied with what I'm finding.  Previously I talked about the corp I'm currently a member of.  It has all of the infrastructure necessary to be successful, but I feel that it's either under-utilized or I'm not 'in the club' with the existing corp.

That said, am I ready to organize my own corp?  I don't think so.  I don't think I can put together the core group necessary to start.  But I'm thinking about putting myself out there with my current corp and trying to take a leadership position.  And by 'leadership position' I mean more of a manager/organizer.  I still don't have the PvP skillset necessary to FC a gang, so battlefield leadership is out.  But I think that someone is needed to take care of planning and organizing activities.  For those with a military background, I'm looking to be more of an Executive Officer (XO) rather than Commander.

Personally, I'm hoping to get my PvP skillset this year.  I've been dabbling here and there and have not really gotten into it.  I've got that Carebear fear of loss that keeps transitioning players from jumping in with both feet.  I need to set a goal, to include acceptable losses for a weekly or monthly basis.  And I think I need to cut more severely my connections to Highsec space.  Sell off the Paladin and even the PvE battleships, and focus on BC and below for a while.  Having those in the stable makes it too easy to go back to my Carebear ways.

I'd like to actually get a comment on my blog this year :o)  I need to work on my battle report skills.   I recently read Ombeve's recent posting and I would like to be able to have enough situational awareness to write something like that.

1 comment:

  1. Good plans. If you want to work on PVP skills, consider heading out to 0.0. My plan this year also involves improving the PVP skills, and I have been very happy with the opportunities in null-sec. (My corp is cool and provides training opportunities if you don't want to jump into a hardcore big alliance off the bat.)