It wasn’t on my radar and I wasn’t watching for it, but I noticed I was coming up to my EVEversary when checking out my skill queue the other day. I’ve remarked before how your subconscious seems to draw you to milestones.
I started playing EVE on September 17th, 2006 – eleven years ago today.
It’s an odd thing that – playing a game for eleven years straight. (Or I guess more accurately, I have maintained an active subscription for that long.) What does society think of that? Is it something I should be proud of? Probably not. Let’s just go with it being somewhat unusual.
I still use my very first character as my Main. He is currently sitting on 219M SP, although the meaning of that is somewhat muddled nowadays with injectors. (Up 25M SP from last year.) He has always been a somewhat unfocused Jack of All Trades – but with time that has meant ending up with Skill Points in all aspects of the game aside T2 Capital Weapons and Super Capitals. Difficult to justify that sort of training for solo play.
I’m not sure I can trust EVEMon or EVEBoard at the moment given their lack of recent updates, so I will keep the Statistics to a minimum and use the Character Sheet.
It appears my Main – Elmis, has 412 of the available 432 skills. In a few hours, he will pick up Remote Reactions, to make it 413. He had 399 skills last year. Around 227 are at level V, 23 up from last year. 174 are at level IV.
Most skills are in Spaceship Command – 71 of a possible 75 (missing Titans), with around 63M SP in total.
The most recently completed skills, aside the Moon Resource and Reaction ones I just added, were
Caldari Strategic Cruiser V
Minmatar Strategic Cruiser V
Command Ships V
Amarr Strategic Cruiser V
I have about 4 more days of training allocated to the new skills, then will go back to finish the last 10 days of Gallente Strategic Cruiser V.
When the majority of what you train for takes at least two to four weeks, you tend to get a bit unfocused. You throw, somewhat mindlessly, twelve months of training into your queue at a time and then forget about it.
The API data suggests the account has logged in 6,678 times – an increase of 264 over last year, or about 0.7 logins a day. More than expected, but less than the 1.75 Logins a day I averaged in the first decade. More telling is the number of hours I was logged in – a total of 389 hours over the last year. An average of a touch over one hour a day was much lower than my previous decade average of 2.4 hours a day. Again though, that doesn’t include the number of hours I have spent reading about EVE.
My Account will still be active this time next year, unless it gets banned for threatening other players in real life, so I should reach the twelve-year milestone. Almost into teenage years, and all the trouble that can bring.