I'm afraid I won't tell you much about my Eve
activity. The nature of this very strange MMO requires one to maintain
a certain level of confidentiality. The more info you give out about
your Eve persona, the more of a target you make yourself.
Did you blink in surprise? Then you don't know Eve. And that's OK! It's not your mainstream MMO. It definitely serves a niche.
Eve is a pervasive PvP environment. By that I mean: no matter where you go in the Eve universe, you face danger. Yes, there are areas where you're much less likely to be a victim and others where you take great risk. That's part of the fun. When you play Eve, you constantly balance Risk and Reward. How well you do that determines your effectiveness in the Eve universe.
Eve is an amazingly complex game. You never master it. If you believe you have, then it's only a matter of time before Eve smacks you down. Hard. And as you lie there, trying to get back up, Eve will demand to know by what right you attempt to rise again. Such moments will define you. And I promise: there is no other MMO on the market that will give you that depth of experience.
Which is not to say it's perfect. No MMO is and Eve has a lot wrong with it. And a lot right. So I play. Perhaps I'll elaborate on that more at some time, but this intro suffices for now.
If you are FOL (Friend of Liv) and you have a genuine interest in Eve, then contact me. You know how.
This month, CCP announced that Pearl Abyss, the publisher of "Black Desert Online" (BDO), will acquire them. In the official announcement, CCP is all about "similarities, synergies, DNA-matches" and other typical stuff you hear at acquisition time. What I'm focused on: just this month, Pearl Abyss made BDO a pay-to-win (P2W) game, something that I never condone and never support with my subscription euros. You may point out that this doesn't necessarily mean Eve will become so and you'd be right. But if you believe that a Large Corporation that absorbs a Small Corporation will not eventually change how the Small One runs their business, then you're not paying attention to what happens in the world.
But hope springs eternal, so I'll continue to play Eve for now. I did, however, change my recurring subscription from 1-year to 6-month...
I cancelled my sub. It's not PA's fault (yet) -- I simply lost my motivation to continue for now because my corp leader passed away in Real Life. Our corp was small and, for the last six months, he and I were the only active members. He was a wonderful guy and I sorely miss him. Perhaps in time, I'll get over it and rediscover my desire to play. In the meantime, there are so many good games and so little time, so I'm going to focus on others for a while.
Fly safe, choose wisely in battle and be strong.