Finding some perspective

12th November 2010 – 9.39 pm

The fight with the Drakes was superb. The routine check of the directional scanner by a hauler saw the ships, after which good communications and complementary ship selection, combined with capsuleer experience and skills, sees a successful and exciting engagement. It was almost just what I needed to get over my melancholy of the move in to the class 5 w-space system from our previous class 4 home. Almost.

It would have been better had I not been spinning my ship idly for over an hour, hitting my secondary computer systems for reading and research material waiting for something, anything, to happen. I also spent some time reflecting on the situation and trying to get some perspective. The C4 wasn't always busy, there weren't always targets, and there were simply days when there was little to do. But it seems exaggerated in the C5.

Needing more pilots and a more specific fleet configuration to complete even the basic anomalies in our home or neighbouring system is seeing more pilots head off in their own direction rather than trying to co-ordinate an engagement. The longer life of the static wormhole involves less scanning, which should be a positive feature of the move, but it turns out that it entails less need for exploration, which seems to be a primary motivation for my w-space habitation.

I could be more active in starting and co-ordinating fleets, making action happen rather than waiting for it, but the reliance on our allied corporation to give us the number of pilots required for a C5 fleet deters me, because of their mandate for voice communications. The occasional use of voice comms seemed okay, but I am not in a position to, nor do I want to, have voice comms running all the time I am in New Eden.

I was trying to get some perspective, and I think I found it. The new corporate class 5 w-space home is not for me. Some of my apprehension is no doubt owing to the change itself, which will ease over time, but I don't think I can endure regular days of no scanning and exploration, particularly if there is no alternative option to engage Sleepers on such days.

I am going to leave. I have to, for the benefit of the alliance as much as for myself. But I will go quietly for now, I don't want to cause waves. There is much opportunity for the pilots in the C5, even if I don't see myself being a part of it, and I want it to be realised. I'll find an exit to empire space, or piggy-back on another pilot's exploration which is more typical at the moment, and move my ships out. Then I have to think about what I'll do.

  1. One Response to “Finding some perspective”

  2. I'm a little behind on catching up on reading and happenings. Don't seem like the C5 is working out too well and your thinking of leaving WH Space "Whhhaattt".

    I better read faster to catch up on recent happenings.

    By Ardent Defender on Nov 23, 2010

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