Things are busy at work, I am taking a time-consuming graduate class, one of my kids was sick, blah, blah – the usual life excuses. I expect that you don’t really want to hear about them.
During the last 50 days, I have logged approximately 10 hours in Eve. Probably I have spent significantly more time downloading the updates than I have spent playing the game.
I had some excitement, but it passed before I could really blog about it. I spent some time jumping around nullsec. I can now confirm that despite all the changes, data sites still pretty much suck. I think on my last cycle the ratio of data goods to relic goods was about 1:4. At least they take up less space now.
I also lost another Tengu due to a dumb jump, a good camp, and my slow reflexes. The Tengu loss combined with lack of playing and expensive PLEXes have taken a few billion out of the account. I should really think about doing something to restock that. I have scattered assets all of the place that I need to do something with – sell, use, research or something.
But for right now, I am “home”. I have returned to my lowsec base and am working on re-consolidating some of my far-flung assets. I (finally) tried out some of the new manufacturing and research interfaces and quite enjoy them. So much smoother than the old ones. I am setting up my PI plan and will perhaps return to my former exploits.
But I think that I have to accept the fact that my playtime is reduced for the forseeable future. I am not quitting Eve (or blogging), but I need to settle into the new normal (which now involves 5-15 hours of homework per week).
Seem to be a string of bloggers with very busy real lives at the moment – you are not alone!
Thank you anyway for all your posts!! I started taking exploration serious some months ago (after my return to EVE) and your posts have been incredibly useful to me.
I managed to do a well earned wealth in null with my Helios… well, in fact, I DARED to live in Null for the first time in EVE!!
And now I have bought an Astero and started trying to get the most of it (not with so much success, but we’ll keep trying).
So, thanks again :)