I finished Battlecruiser IV today. HUZZAH! What does this mean? That I am 60 DPS more fiendish than before! What does this mean in terms of the 900 DPS overheated Hurricane?
That I'm still forever away, because it assumes maxed drone skills, maxed assault missile skills, and maxed gunnery skills. Of those, I am likely to get maxed gunnery skills in a semi reasonable amount of time (2 months). After that, it's Minmatar Cruiser V and then the Logistics to max, because Logistics ships are insanely useful for the rest of your fleet, especially if everyone you fly with is Caldari or Minmatar and shield tanks like crazy.
Nothing new there, Minmatars tend to shield tank for damage, everyone knows this, except, of course, me a few months ago.
I saw recently today that CCP is offering the first 6 months half off for a new account.
I admit I am sorely tempted. However, I need to think a bit. I'll never dual box, ever, for any reason. I'm already trained up to mine in a Covetor with pretty decent skills and can even do Mercoxit, my weapons skills are level IV straight across except for the few level V's that were necessary, and my Spaceship command skills are pretty much right there with it (from frigate to battlecruiser, tech 1 anyways. Tech 2 only assault frigs are level IV and cov ops III). Research and Industry suck, but I don't want to be productive anyways. So, if I did get a second account, what would I do with it? I suppose I could go all Amarr with it and try that style of fighting, but I'm already REAL close since I have Battlecruisers and Cruisers and Destroyers at IV. It'd seem like a waste (albeit an interesting one) to get another account.
So, I'm just going to have to pass unless someone I know wants to buy an account through me. It'll be that person's credit card too, not mine. If we have to use mine, oops! too bad.
I had an idea, and I wonder how many people I could get interested in it. I'd create an Alliance called "The Empire Strikes Back", then gather up as many empire corporations as I could and wage a war between EMPIRE space and null sec like none ever seen before. I bet it'd be beyond what Incursion hopes to bring to the table, and it'd be news like no other.
Seriously, I want it to happen, and I don't even care if I don't make the Alliance. Question is, how many corporations and people could I get to actively participate? How many would be necessary to actively participate to match, or even better, outnumber null sec forces? Surely, in either case, the EMPIRE production chain would be TONS stronger just because of the stations available for research and invention and production.
Sure, we wouldn't make many capitals, but as I well know, capitals and supercapitals and titans are not the end all be all. I knew that before the recent NC invasion into the Dronelands from killmails I'd seen by AHARM and CCRES pilots. I saw one where it was I think 4 strategic cruisers versus 2 carriers and a few t2 ships, and the guys in the strategic cruisers called it a FAIR FIGHT, and they WON on top of that, which just totally blew my mind. Apparently I can't find the killmail because I suck, but I saw it, and there it is.
And for the pirates, if you did choose to participate, I have the perfect role for you: supply line harassment. We'll cover the major attacks, forcing the null sec guys to pile on with us or else lose EVERYTHING in systems we attack, which opens you up for ripping their supply lines apart, and if you were so interested, ripping apart infrastructure or pinching them in at transit chokepoints, or even joining us in battle. I well realize that you are pirates, and as such are just as likely to attack us as them, however, how could you let the opportunity to grief null secers pass you by, and practically for free at that? Rat their plexes, steal their rocks, cut off their ice fields, reinforce towers and destroy infrastructure in the most annoying least convenient way possible. It's pillage and plunder all day, it can't go wrong as long as the rest of us are forcing their attention to us, right?
My end goal with this alliance is simply a scourge where the sole goal is to destroy everything in null sec. Everyone who claims that EMPIRE space is for sissies gets a lesson the hard way, that is, with a boot up their asses and a face full of shame. From there, people can start fresh, and all the old names could start again or fail from the experience. Once the scourge has passed, the Alliance would simply be disbanded and remembered as one of those epic times in EVE history where a war so huge was fought that it was truly galactic in scale, where the powerful were laid exceedingly low and the low demonstrated dominance over all. Indeed, with the reset of null space, the new null sec corporations may well be the old EMPIRE ones, with the old null sec ones disbanded.
And how would I manage this alliance, which would have so many members that a huge amount of trust would be necessary to administrate it?
It would be a huge effort, but nothing worth doing is easy, and anything worth doing inspires you to make it happen. Perhaps one day in the near future I will.