Tuesday, January 09, 2018


As I logged in Sunday night and put up my fleet advert and welcomed old faces and new faces into a small roam around the warzone, I was struck by how even though I had been afk for the month of December, everything still felt familiar in my low sec hunting grounds.

Cal Mil fleets and gangs occasionally sighted; pirate gangs here and there; solo pilots either chased off or foolish enough to try and engage; and so on. We hit up the usual spots, got the usual fights and kills, and moved back home.

Its all so routine.

Although EVE itself has gone through a lot of changes in the past year with Citadels, Engineering Complexes, and most recently Refinery structures changing the landscape of space, and especially refineries changing the way moons are owned and fought over, the gameplay in low sec and faction warfare has overall stagnated. It stagnated so much that Gal Mil as an alliance took over sov in Cloud Ring as a lark and an exercise and still hold it.

This is part of the issue with my malaise in blogging recently: despite EVE development plugging along with The Agency, structures, and lots of PvE content, none of it directly affects my PvP gameplay in Black Rise and Essence. No new ships or tactics have emerged in the past year, and faction warfare mechanics have been left on the shelf in a box marked "good enough" in CCP's headquarters.

Despite my lack of blogging output, I'm still playing and enjoying the game, just my enthusiasm has decreased. I want to know the next big thing that will impact me, I want CCP to dust off FW plex mechanics, I want a serious go around on structures in low sec. And I want to know about the promised player owned stargates  and "new space".

Come on CCP, give me something to blog for.

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