“We need men who can dream of things that never were”

03Oct08

Xiphos has asked the question “what’s your ambition in Eve?” I thought that it was only right that I try and answer his question.

Wensley’s aim was always to become a top class combat pilot and to specialise in Minmatar ships and weapon systems. At the moment I am tempted to take him off on a couple of slight detours to get into a Crow and Taranis but I think I’d rather master my Matari ships first before I look at branching him out. So, as far as training and character development goes my goal for now is to be able to fly a fully T2 fit Hurricane and maximise all of my support skills before I move on to T2 cruisers or battleships. As far as real life skills go I’m still deciding what kind of ships I like to fly. I seem to be having more luck and getting more enjoyment from hard-hitting tanky ships like my Rifter, Jaguar, and Ruptures than I am from the speed tanking ships like my Claws and Stabbers so I will probably carry on down that route and fly more and more of them.

Beyond that kind of mid-term skill training planning I haven’t really thought about it. I think I prefer low security combat to null security areas, possibly because of my preference for heavy tanks rather than nimbleness and speed, so I’d definitely like to stay down here and master the pirate trade. I don’t have any desire to join a big, gate camping corporation and I really love the kind of gang roaming that we have in The Tuskers. The long term future? I just don’t know. We’ll have to see what it holds, I suppose. As long as I’m having fun I don’t really care.

Its pretty easy in Eve to plan for your goals and to tick them off one at a time. Its kind of nice because it gives you a sense of progress and new toys to play with. For now, that’s all I need.

A goal without a plan is just a wish. — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

What about you? What do you guys want to achieve? Do you know or, like me, are you just out to explore and see what grabs your fancy?

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6 Responses to ““We need men who can dream of things that never were””

  1. As with most things I wish to be useful. My smattering of skills allow me to mine, build, fly 3 of the 4 races combat ships (I can fly any frigate just not amarr cruisers and higher, which i will probably rectify) I can anchor things in space, haul in calderi, amarr and gallente haulers. So as a rule I try to helpful, as such Manasi is kinda scatter brained with skills, crossing the 16M point barrier soon though sees a majority of training in the last 6 months to be combat related.

    I do not care when others say specialization is the ony way, or you shoudl focus on one race at a time. I care not , as I play for fun 🙂

    ~Manasi

  2. @Mansai: I’m with you on that, mate. I’m going to stick with Minmatar combat ships until I’ve got a fully specced Hurricane but after that I’ll decide whether I want to go down the battleship route or, more likely, start to train for Gallente ships.

  3. It can be really hard to stay focused when there are so many cool things you can do with your skills yet they take so long to complete. Right now I am in the midst of training for fully T2 fitted Brutix/Myrm and I am not sure where I will go after that. T2 heavy drones? Harbinger? Gallente Battleships? Amarr Battleships? Crow? Stabber? More support skills?

    /me facepalms in overwhelming confusion.

  4. I play for fun first (otherwise, getting my ships blown up would piss me off a lot more than it does), but enjoy having goals to work towards…longer term ones like building the Hellcats, and shorter term ones like skill training (just got T2 Large Artillery, yay!! now for T2 Large AC’s…). Even if I’m not actively pushing an objective-driven agenda every time I log in, I like having one percolating along in the background.

  5. 5 Ronan Jacques

    @Mansai: A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
    -Robert A. Heinlein

    That said, I like how Mynxee says percolating, and I agree, because the long train times get me down: the more stuff I can set aside to percolate the more I can not go totally nuts with being desirous of all things.

  6. 6 Burn Mac

    I like what i hear sounds like you will stay in The Tuskers for a long time then 😀

    My goals are more simple: To become the best pilot there is.


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