Most of my remaining two readers will have realized that had the EVE Blues. It was a combination of three things:
- Z3ro Return Mining, my ancestral home in EVE, the corp that I joined as a pod-pole 7 years ago, where I learned Wormhole flying and in which I found true friends is slowing down. People age, families grow, recruitment is hard work and attrition has shrunk the corp to a few good friends with limited time online. It just “happens”, there is no drama but as a game it wasn’t enjoyable for me.
- CCP made some wild design decisions that in fore- and hindsight have been disastrous and bit them in the ass. Rather than focusing on the diversity of players using the multitude of things to do in New Eden as their driver, they channeled all development and marketing activity into one thing and one thing only, Sov Nullsec. It worked, thousands now log in only to experience a big fight with the entirely predictable result that the servers crash and people are disappointed. I grew tired of being treated as third class paying customer and unsubbed 2 of my 3 accounts.
- I personally had changes in my life, good or bad but they didn’t allow for “regular” play. Long, boring story, everyone has those phases, mine started in summer 2017. Its only now that I have more of a balance and can re-engage in things that are not absolutely necessary to life (like computer games).
But sometimes, all it needs is a short, sharp kick in the ass to get motivation back. I suddenly realized that I truly missed EVE and that I don’t have to stay with Z3ro. I am allowed to leave. But where should I go? Continue reading