In my last post I remarked on being in a position where I don’t need to be concerned about the rate at which I earn ISK. This is because I don’t tend to burn / lose ISK, so whatever I earn just keeps adding up over time.
Part of my thought process came from an epiphany recently when I realised I had the ISK on hand to buy and decently fit a Super Carrier if I wanted. I don’t want to – but I could.
If I continued my Solo Carebear approach, I will likely end up with enough ISK to buy a Titan. Again – I don’t want to, but it would be achievable.
I’m not patting myself on the back here. This situation doesn’t come about because of the smarts, efforts and multiple accounts of the like of MoxNix or Greedy Goblin. It is simply that time rewards the half decent Empire Carebear.
It’s an awkward realisation.
Before we go down the – there is too much ISK in Empire / Empire is not dangerous enough path, what this has flagged for me is that there probably needs to be an Empire equivalent of Super Carriers / Titans.
No, no, calm down, relax, wipe the spray off your screen and just hear me out.
I am not talking about force projection or power. I am not talking about something safe from being ganked. I am talking about aspirational hulls for Carebears – with substantial cost, but only minor improvements over what is currently available.
How about a Super Orca? Mildly better than a standard Orca – 5% tougher, 5% more capacity, with some sort of special trick. Being able to fit a rig or module that changes the capacity of the Ore or Ship Maintenance Bay? Then price it at 5 to 10 times the standard Orca.
I can see it being a contentious idea, but is there any merit in it? An ISK sink for Empire Carebears.