I'm nearing a goal I created for my third account. By the end of the month I should have two alts with skills that can supplement my main accounts. They'll be able to fly blockade runners, copy and research blueprints effectively, and even run planetary interaction colonies in low sec. Oh, and one of them has good refining skills if I ever work on the standings with that pilot. Once I get the skills the way I want I plan on transferring the characters to my main accounts.
Does that mean I'm scaling back? I probably should with all the new games coming out with a subscription model, but that means having sense. Besides, I just got rid of my satellite TV service so I actually have money in my budget for an extra game account or two. So what's a carebear do with what is basically a fresh account? Would you believe PvP?
That's right, once I finish up with the carebear pilots I'm going to create a PvP one. By creating a brand new character this risk-adverse player can fly around with a low cost clone in low cost ships. In the past I've concentrated in flying Minmatar ships. Now I'm thinking of creating a pilot specializing in cruisers and below. I'd like to first concentrate on frigates of all races, get those skills up to speed, then move on to destroyers and then finally cruisers. If my plans work out, I can easily afford to support this type of PvP character.
The next question is where do I go to PvP? I don't want to go out and start off doing solo PvP, especially with a character with less than 1 million skill points. But the problem with joining a corp is that I'll have less than 1 million skill points. I'm an obvious spy, right? Okay, I'd awox a corp full of botters in a second and I think everyone knows that. But this is EVE and I have options.
EVE University - I started playing EVE by joining EVE University under Morning Maniac and rejoining with a new character to look at all the changes is an intriguing possibility. The fact that they base out of Metropolis means I can easily resupply my character if needed. Also, they seem to base out of Dudreda in low sec and I could probably pick up some pointers on low sec living.
RvB - At one point joining the unending war between Red Federation and Blue Republic with an alt was something everyone wanted to experience. I hear they wage war in The Forge and don't attack each other elsewhere unless arranged. Definitely an option to consider.
Brave Newbies - I have to say Brave Newbies seems like the cure to a fear of death in EVE. They have a lot of fun and don't mind dying in the process. With a brand new pilot and barely any experience with PvP I'd probably fit right in.
Faction Warfare - I hear a new player can get rich fairly quickly. This is the most carebear of the options, but with actual goals in the form of capturing systems this may prove the best fit for me.
So I have options to consider, even as a "new" player. Of course, I may wind up finding something completely different as I have about 4 weeks before I start with my plan. But making a plan in EVE is usually a good thing so I'm going to start a little early.