My life in Eve is, for most of the people who like blowing things up, pretty ordinary at times. I’m involved in lots of different projects which, as an industrialist, are actually interesting and pretty rewarding, ranging from making capital ships and T2 ships / modules, through to T3 production, mineral compression, logistics and trading.
What I’ve found, though, is that being part of a rental alliance and running things from hi-sec means that you end up with your most useful characters sitting in a station because they can’t really go and mission or mine in hi-sec due to war targets.
To that end, I’ve changed things around a bit and moved most of my characters into a shell corp which allows me to do things like mine, mission and moon mine for ISK income and something else to do with my characters.
What I can say is that it has, so far, been very refreshing to do this sort of thing again. It doesn’t mean that I’ve stopped any of my other activities, such as mineral compression, logistics and trading for the null sec rental corp, but it does give me a bit more space to breathe. Of course, I’m probably going to get a war dec at some point, but that’s likely to only be the usual hi-sec griefer type of thing for a week or so, as opposed to the permanent 5 or 6 war decs that the typical rental alliance can expect.
Obviously some other things don’t change, such as using NPC corp alts to move bulk items around to trade hubs, as it would be silly to advertise the shell corp to gankers.
It will also be nice to use the maxed out leadership skills that my main character has to give boosts for mining and missioning, especially now that mining foreman mindlinks have dropped in price from over 1 billion to around 60 million ISK each.
In other character news, my carrier alt has now got all drone skills to level V with the exception of salvaging drones, which I have at 4 and am torn on whether to spend 14 days training it to V just so I can say that I’ve finished the skill tree off, or whether to continue training Gallente Battleship V first so I can field a very silly Dominix.