It just doesn’t feel right to be playing MMO’s unless one of them happens to be a sandbox, and since I was lacking the soft feeling of sand running between my toes I decided to sign back up with EVE Online. It’s been a few months since I’ve played to any extent, and when I left the game I was working heavily with industry and PI, creating drones to sell weekly at the market as well as POS components and fuel. All of which netted me a fair amount of ISK, and kept me out of trouble (for the most part).
Since I’ve returned I’ve noticed a few changes – most notably would have to be the changes to inventory. That’s right, players now have an actual inventory – sort of. It’s a drop down menu on the left hand side along with the usual tabs (wallet, assets, etc) and when you select it you’ll see more drop down menus with your items (hopefully). It took me a bit to figure this out, I was expecting a hangar, and couldn’t find it anywhere. Couldn’t find my corporate hangar or any of my ships, or figure out how to move items about. Of course once I learned we have an inventory, things became much easier. It’s still a bit of a pain but there are ways to filter it now which are nice. It does take some getting used to, but I think I can manage.
Of course the first thing I did was fall back into old habits, take a trip to Jita and sell off the merchandise that I had collected last time I played. Jita was as busy as ever which was comforting. I haven’t decided quite yet what it is I want to do this round – there’s so many options. If you’re unfamiliar with them you should really check out this amazing post by The Ancient Gaming Noob – and in specific this image.
I’ve always stayed on the PvE side of things, I enjoy spending my time in-game mining, scanning (which I’m not good at but I’ll get better with practice) exploring, and the occasional mission run for faction. I love salvaging, and I still enjoy research and development but I’m unsure if I want to keep producing drones or move on to something else. They’re good income but I’ve been crafting them for so long now it’s getting a bit boring.
No matter what I decide to do, it’s nice to be back flying the skies. As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!