War is hell. At least that’s what I’ve been told. Truth be told war is kind of boring, or at least it has been for the last couple of weeks. That was the situation I found myself in a couple of weeks ago when I signed on to find out that my corporation had had war declared on us by a couple other corporations in our sector. Why? I have no idea. I had been absent for a couple of days and by the time I was back online we were in the thick of it, and by the think of it I mean they were kicking our ass from one end of space to the other. Although I have a very high opinion of my corporation, we aren’t exactly what you would call “big” or “strong” in the traditional sense. We have a lot of heart I tell you, but when it comes to the world of EVE Online heart is about as useful as my mining barge in a gunfight.
This story plays out differently in the EVE universe, David takes that spear straight to the face and Goliath teabags his corpse.
So after having dozens of ships blasted out of the sky we were instructed to go to ground. All ships were issued a no fly order from the higher ups and we were just stuck at our station knowing that as soon as we step outside we were space dust. Thus began a very long two week span where we pretty much just sat and waited, leveling up skills and twiddling our thumbs while our captors prowled around like angry sharks.
Call of Duty this is not
There was even some political intrigue as we found out that two of the newest members to the corporation were actually spies that were sent from the corporations that would eventually decide that they were going to go to war with us. Corporate espionage at it’s finest! On top of all of this there was dissent among the ranks as people started getting upset that their EVE experience had basically become a 5 minute daily login to see if we could leave our station yet. Before long there was infighting and even desertion. So we basically had all of the drama of a standard war flick, with none of the action. It carried on like this for some time before our corporation leaders were able to reach a deal with an even bigger corporation to basically come and save our skins.
Thankfully they did, and I am certain they were paid handsomely in the process. We then loaded up as many ships and as much equipment we could carry and made our way to greener pastures, aka the home system of our savior corporation so that we could have a big brother to watch our backs as we begin to once again try to make our way through the world of EVE. So that is where I’m at today faithful readers. After being humbled and saved, we are beginning to resume our industrial operations. Now I know that this is not how it always goes, there are plenty of stories and videos out there showing that there can be massive, exciting space battles in EVE and I look forward to being a part of them in the future.
I’m not going to lie, there was a time while we were locked down that I thought about giving up on my EVE experiment as I have so many times in the past. I had given it my best shot this time around, played for longer than a month, progressed past my give up points in the past and I was essentially paying a monthly subscription to log on for a few minutes and be stuck in a space station. Luckily I did stick it out and it looks like there is light at the end of the tunnel as things have returned back to some kind of normal and I am still enjoying playing for the most part. So that’s where we are right now, still progressing slowly but surely and looking forward to a bright future in a new system. Stay tuned to see what happens next!