THE CASUAL ADDICT
I was once important in Eve. I had titles. I led strategic fleets to victory. I sat in chat channels with coalition leaders. I ordered hundreds of players to fly a certain fleet doctrine. I was an EVE addict. But real life hit me hard. I stopped logging on for years.
So why am I back? EVE is still the only game that interests me. Everything else I played, was just a pale shadow, boring after a few hours. So I stopped playing computer games entirely.
A decision was made. I will play EVE again, but I cannot fall into addiction again, by taking responsibilities for other people. This time it will just be me. Then of course, I meet some old friends and we play together for a while. I noticed they want more. I don't. So we part ways and I play solo again, of course meeting more old friends on my way. But this time to my surprise, they are doing the same as me, Shooting Citadels.
They are casuals. So fucking casual, they even out casual me! After a few chats I join Wrecking Machine. There are some strict (to ensure we remain casual) rules in Wrecking Machine, I am in love with: no mercenary work, we decide what we shoot and what we leave alone. Fleets are on time and almost never last more than an hour and 5 minutes.
Wrecking Machine even does a full month of summer holidays, can you believe that?
I can be FC or just a F1 drone if i want, no pressure. I have a new home in EVE. But the most important single thing is, I would rather be a casual addict than ever becoming addicted to EVE again.
8/5/2018 03:58:47 pm
Great post Dave, thanks.
8/6/2018 02:00:07 am
8/6/2018 07:11:58 am
Very true comments and great post. I've not playedfor ages might look it up again come winter here. All depending RL
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