I never know what I’m going to get myself into these days with my alliance. One day, I’m sitting on a titan in a faction Battleship, and the next day we’re rolling people in assault frigates.
My corp has started to become a lot more active lately. I don’t know if it’s the time of year or what but the other night we had a record number of people online for our ‘Beiber’ roam. (Someone dubbed it a Beiber roam because we squirreled at things like a bunch of adolescent girls at a Justin Beiber concert.)
We had a few outside of corp jump into fleet curiously, but they were quickly frightened away. IFW does these crazy kitchen sink fleets where we literally scatter everywhere in all manner of ship, and point everything and go full-blown manic. We’re very good at it, but it’s super scary to people who expect fleets to have compositions and official FCs.
It’s still a bit weird sometimes to not be in militia. Being a ‘general’ low-sec pilot is a whole different ball game. Sometimes, I miss having the over-arching ‘purpose’ that something like Faction War brings. But, I suppose we have our own pirate-purposes, if “burning everything to the ground” can be considered to be a purpose.
Low-sec, in my humble opinion, needs a lot more conflict drivers and things for people to fight over. Right now, the main thing we seem to fight over are moon locations, POSes, and etc. Occasionally we’ll fight over a POCO, but they don’t really generate much revenue so there’s not really a big motivation to take them all over.
I do NOT want sovereignty. But it would be cool if there were more reasons for people to be in low-sec, and more ISK-making things that people could setup as a group. (And kill, steal, or take over as a group.)
Anyway, I keep hoping to do more writing. But, it’s almost inevitable that when I sit down and get cozy with a topic that a jabber ping goes out and we’re forming up fleet to kill someone or other.
And in my world, playing EVE always trumps writing about it.