Tuesday, January 12, 2010

EVE Blog Banter #14 - Frontier Living

Welcome to the fourteenth installment of the EVE Blog Banter, the monthly EVE Online blogging extravaganza created by CrazyKinux. The EVE Blog Banter involves an enthusiastic group of gaming bloggers, a common topic within the realm of EVE Online, and a week to post articles pertaining to the said topic. The resulting articles can either be short or quite extensive, either funny or dead serious, but are always a great fun to read! Any questions about the EVE Blog Banter should be directed to crazykinux@gmail.com. Check out other EVE Blog Banter articles at the bottom of this post!

The first banter of 2010 comes to us from the EVE Blog Father, CrazyKinux himself, who asks the following: As we begin another year in New Eden, ask yourselves "What Now?" What will I attempt next? What haven't I done so far in EVE? Was it out fear, funds, or knowledge? Have I always wanted to start my own corporation, but have never dared doing so? Is there a fledging mercenary waiting to come out of its shell? Or maybe an Industrialist? What steps and objectives will I set myself to accomplish in order to reach my ultimate goal for this year? EVE is what you make of it. So, what is it going to be for you?
2010 is the year of my move to 0.0 space.  While I actually moved right before Christmas 2009, I am now settling into null sec life.  I have smuggled Billions in BPOs and am working at helping supply the frontier market for the benefit of my corp and all other blues in our region.  I will be training Gallente PVP skills, finishing off T2 Ogres, T2 Hybrids, and learning to fly T2 Gallente Cruisers.
The opportunities that Dominion has brought to Sov space in 0.0 are immense.  Grav sites with huge mineral deposits will hopefully keep the minerals flowing to my buy orders to use for production.  I am also tempted to train for a Hulk so I can do some mining when I am not in the mood for more active play.  Keeping an eye out for 10/10 plexes and WH to invade also provides diversion and variety while utilizing my scanning skills from the WH months in 2009.  I will continue to smuggle datacores and other essentials from Empire as needed, providing adrenaline and requiring increased knowledge of possible routes through 0.0 with safes created to increase my safety.
Most importantly, my move to null sec is about developing my PVP skills for roaming gangs.  I can produce Incursus, Vexor, Thorax, Myrmidon, and Brutix hulls.  As long as I can procure minerals, I can keep myself in affordable ships for PVP.  I am very impressed with the leadership in my corp, GMSEC.  We are working out the details of existing in 0.0 as a renter corp, and trying to get our members trained to the special needs of occupying territory under a great power (Atlas).  Everything in my first EVE year set the stage for my move to 0.0, I am very excited to see where the future leads!


  1. Bets wishs to you in 0.0 I think once you gear up with a ton of disposable T1 frigs and cruisers ( and not worrying when they get shot down) you will be fine!

  2. Smuggling billions of BPOs into nul-sec. Now that has to be a bit of a adrenaline rush! ;)