Saturday 28 May 2011

Career Break - Exploring Eve PVP

As many of you know, I've been running Agony's PVP University for about the last year and a half, and been with the corp in some fashion or other since well before that. In that time, a lot has changed - both in terms of Agony and in terms of Eve itself, and being part of that journey so far has been a blast.

Recently though, I've found my motivation lacking. There are a couple of reasons for this. Firstly, there's good old fashioned burnout - in Agony we have a bit of a running joke that getting a director title is an instant ticket to going AFG, and having done it for a while now I can definitely understand why. Secondly, I've been very aware (probably in part due to all the others blogs I read) of all the things in Eve I'm not doing, and because of my obligation to the corp I haven't really felt able to go out and do them.

And so, I've decided to take some time off - a career break if you will. I've not given up my Agony or PVP-U responsibilities entirely, but I've shelved them enough that I feel I can go out and do my own thing for a little while without letting anybody down.

In doing so, I've set myself a task: I want to use this time to experience some aspects of Eve PVP that I haven't really explored before (and of course, blog about them!) I haven't really decided how this is going to work yet, but I'm looking forward to figuring it out.

In the meantime, if you're based in or close to empire, you're doing something PVP-related that you think might be quite interesting, and you don't mind having me fly along for a while, drop me a line!


  1. Well, since you have spent so much time in 0.0, why not try moving to low sec for a while? Different pvp mechanics and styles of fights might be just what you need to shake things up.

    An alternative might be wormhole pvp, but I have no experience with that.

  2. I can totally relate to how you feel Azual. I left Agony for precisely this reason. I left Agony to try some of the things that Agony does not do. For example, I became a pirate and ransomed someone. The feeling of taking another gamer and forcing them to pay up at gunpoint was a great experience.

    I am not saying you should leave Agony. Rather that EVE is big enough that it is like having several games in one. Anyone will get bored of playing one game year in year out. Trying something new is the whole brilliance of the sandbox game.


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