Like many Eve players, I was away for quite a bit this month on vacation. Unexpectedly though, Eve caught up with me. I guess you really can't escape the spaceships!
About three years ago I was on vacation with extended family and watching AT videos on my iPad. My nephew was very interested and had lots of questions, but after my sister asked me a bit about what Eve was like she said "No." He had enough distractions going on to add Eve, which was almost certainly a good call at the time.
Fast forward to this July out on the Outer Banks and my nephew unfolds his laptop and says "Guess what, I've been playing Eve the past few months." He had moved pretty quickly into Signal Cartel and was running wormhole sites in a Tengu. When not in the wormhole, he had been running incursions. In short, he had immediately moved to two areas of the game that I hadn't actually experienced yet. It's a testament to how much Eve offers that this little coincidence is probably not all that rare amongst two randomly chosen players.
So we ended up chatting a good bit about Eve during the vacation. The WiFi where we were staying was a bit shaky the first couple days, which convinced him he didn't actually want to undock and go wormhole diving while there. Instead he spent downtime playing around with EFT and asking questions as we rotated through the ship browser. He's a bright kid, so I'm not really surprised that he's taken in so much over a relatively short time.
Now that I'm back home that's increased my interest in wormhole diving for PVE. I've used wormholes to get to null to try ratting there for the bounties and the sec status, or to cut to other areas of low where a solo Gallente pilot might find a different kind of fight than in the warzone. Looking around the other day I found a hole to a C13, so remembering Longinus Spear's backpacking blogs I fitted up a Confessor and gave it a try for an hour or so. That blog was apparently before the nerf pass on the Confessor, but the idea held up well even without bling. I was pretty surprised at the value pulled in drops and salvage - yeah salvaging, that's something I haven't done in a long time.
Wormhole living isn't suddenly going to pull me away from my home in Gallente FW, but it is a nice sideline. Profit isn't bad either, and I continue to need more income streams if I'm going to actually be flying capitals down the road. All the more things that can open up in Eve - sometimes even when you're on vacation.