As of yesterday, my retriever is now all set up for mining. I finished off the skills I needed to finish fitting it, I used an EVEmon plan to set it all up. I’ve been contemplating setting up a second account to perhaps work on a hauler for when friends are not around, and to maybe set up a ship for probing. Since EVE is about the only ‘steady’ game holding my attention these days I think I will. I keep going back and forth on the decision.
Next? I’ll be working towards a hulk for mining, it will take me approximately 63 days to train for one (simply to be able to fly it) and another 44 days to be able to fit it completely. Not including the cost of everything. Now that may seem like quite a large number, but remember when you pick up a new game, how long does it take you to reach ‘end game’? The hulk is an ‘end game’ mining ship, and so the time devoted to be able to fly one doesn’t bother me in the least bit.
I’ve also decided that I want to get involved with invention. I had Kasul from Shattered explain the basics to me, although it’s still over my head, I think eventually I’ll be able to manage it. What I gathered so far is that there are specific agents used for invention. Or rather, you need datacores depending on what you want to invent, and agents will sell those to you. Of course before you can work for an agent you need 1. skills and 2. standing. Last night I said to myself ‘self, why not attempt to MAKE a hulk!’ – brilliant plan! It’s probably not worth it cost-wise, but I’m ambitious and would love to see how this pans out.
I figured out which research agents offer the datacores I need. I figured out I need two skills at V, both are at IV right now, so I need a few days to get that done. Afterward, the agent will speak with me, and then I can start researching, which takes time.
I’ve said this before (and I’ll say it a few more times) I love how EVE is friendly to all aspects of gamer. It doesn’t matter if you devote a lot or a little time to the game IN game, since you can train while offline. I haven’t been playing for years, but I feel that I’m making steady progress, and I like that I don’t need to be ‘uber’ to get things done. I love how many facets there are to the game, and how every week I’m learning something new. I’d love to get a hauler set up on the second account, but like I said, we’ll see how that goes.
In the mean time, I’m having a blast. You can find me in game as Ellithia, add me to your address books!