JonnyPew suggests everyone should take breaks from EVE if you want to survive in it long term.
I think that requirement comes more down to your personality than something EVE specific. I’ve never really taken a break from EVE – I do have times like now where real life gets so busy I can’t log in as often, but I don’t really put it aside.
Sunrise Aigele wrote an interesting post.
Some really resonated with the way I have played EVE – “a series of self-appointed, self-motivated projects”, and “little windows of time in which to advance them, and the additional thrill provided by the possibility that someone will come along and interrupt me”.
I’ve been following the Citadel kills with some interest:
It is not a complete picture – but there are many destroyed in that 15-minute unfitted vulnerability window after their long anchoring finishes, and lots of them being destroyed in Wormhole space. There was an interesting article here about the experiment and fall of a Citadel in Perimeter that is worth a read.
I still feel the success of Citadels in High-Sec will come down to so many of them being anchored that the carnivores simply tire of killing them unless they have reason. The protection gained from being in a very large herd. If the novelty of killing them doesn’t wear off, the carnivores might find themselves with sparse hunting grounds and CCP might need to look at the balance and mechanics. It is going to take a while to see.
I been eyeing off a Tornado Battle Cruiser that I have stored away. It is set up to Suicide Gank – mostly if someone annoys me enough. It is a nice idea, but I am just not sure if push comes to shove I will ever use it. I should sell it as well – I’m just not finding that conclusion as easy to come to as I would have expected.