Easing Back Into Space…

Time Served Medal

With EVE Online latest expansion Rubicon I’ve been trying or putting in some effort motivating myself to get back into space a little daily… even if it’s just to spin my ship. Not that I’ve ever really done that much, especially since my hangar ships are not really set to spin either last I remember. But anyway it’s really been a long time since I really played EVE Online on login other than to do Skill Management, Updating expiring Market Trade Orders and undercut the now established competition and making fuel for the POS.

My Corp CEO awarded me a Medal for years of Corp Loyal Service as a veteran member of well over 3 years in Corp. Didn’t know I was awarded medal before, the first time. I should probably have gotten a Medal for Investing and making the Corp Billions of ISK in my Market Trade efforts managing the Corp Trade Wallet assets on my own. But anyway…

The last EVE Online expansion whatever it was called as it’s clearly not on the surface of my mind to even remember, but I had no interaction I’m aware of with anything introduced in that expansion. I also didn’t play EVE much during that expansion. I just enjoyed the time settling into the new job and being on assignment out-of-state and just not playing EVE Online. In fact I didn’t really play any online game at all to any real degree. I played some of Sim City that was released earlier this year that which was released in August for Mac users. I just like simulation games mostly. But that was as much as I did for gaming for almost last 5 months. Just spent more time working at the game of life.

I was aware of EVE Rubicon expansion, but I paid no attention to anything about it otherwise. Only put some effort into reading the Rubicon patch notes just the day before it was released this week. That’s quite a bit of effort compared to the last several months of just EVE Skill Management mostly.

Got the expansion downloaded on patch day. Like the new character log in screen, its pretty cool looking. But so far I haven’t had much interaction with much the new features directly changed or introduced in the expansion so far. Spent most the time so far just updating old Market Trade Orders, training the new Customs Skill for PI, picking up stuff in far away stations, getting material to make POS fuel to keep it fueled and running.

PI Customs New Extortion Racket

Also did spend some time checking on my Empire PI Planets and launching stuff up to Customs Office to which on some planets It amounted to what seemed to me like extortion tax rate and probably elevated my blood pressure a bit enough to figure out I promptly need the new Customs Code Expertise skill to lower taxes at least. So far on both my EVE characters I got the skill to Custom Code Expertise IV so far. Later on I checked and realized some orbiting Concord to Interbus Corp customs office were replaced with capsuleer customs offices. The taxes did vary quite a bit picking up PI stuff with some customs offices charging lowest I remember 7%. Many Customs Offices seemed to be around 11%  taxes with some much higher at about 19%. It did cross my mind to try to set one up, but I debated if that was even worth the hassle. For now I’m a bit undecided on that.

At this point I don’t really have a plan of really what to do or find interesting to do at this point in New Eden. Most of my Corp seem to be very much inactive member wise, other than the core of the CEO and a few long time directors. Overall I’d say much of my corp members are still inactive. That’s never really affected my EVE play much other than to sometime make corp chat a bit lively. I’m very much a solo player in EVE. But so far just trying to slowly ease back into space.

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