And so, the new year has arrived, the parties have subsided and life went back to its normal path. Party clothes off, grey working clothes on. For me, 2011 was sort of bad, in personal aspect, but it was not that bad as in EVE aspect. I’ve become more experienced in PvP, I made some new friends and allies and I had fun and quite a lot of adrenaline, though this is beginning to subside.
For example, yesterday I lost my precious “Odysseus”, a Myrmidon-class battlecruiser, and as I watched his armor getting melted and its repairers getting overloaded, I just felt a bit of sadness, no adrenaline at all, as in my first battles. I suppose that’s normal, though sad, routine is taking its place. Anyway, the enemy paid a price for ambushing me – a Raven-class battleship and a Drake-class battlecruiser (those are my KM, the enemy lost 3 more ships), which was a bait as it turned out, his comrades waiting 2 jumps away, making me return his fire. Yes, the bait shot at me first. On the bright side, I used my Talos-class battlecruiser for the first time in a PvP situation and I can tell you, sitting in glass cannon is kind of…exciting, watching the readouts for the fast drop in hitpoints. On a side note, the Talos-class looks quite phallic in nature…so I named mine “Falos”. I hope it doesn’t turn into “Failos”. Battle report.
I have to give props to my first KM of the year, an absent-minded pilot in an Arbitrator-class cruiser, who was happily ratting until ambushed by “Achilles”, another of my Myrmidon-class battlecruisers. As it turned out, the comms of the pilot were on the corporation channel and not local, which also explained him ignoring the scan probes tightening the noose around him.
More or less, the new year in New Eden looks good and I wish the one IRL becomes good too. To anyone who reads this – may you have a wonderful new year, in whatever aspect you choose.
Afandi, out. o7