Will it make you log on?

We found ourselves in a fifth COVID lockdown over the last couple of weeks. I think the characteristics of the Delta variant will mean frequent lock downs from now on until someone makes the decision to move into the COVID endgame.

No one is really talking about the endgame here. The point where everyone who wants to be vaccinated is vaccinated. When the hospitals and funeral parlours are prepared as they ever will be. The point where they let COVID spread.

There will be a harsh reality at that point. A statistically horrific number of people will die. Maybe 1 in 500, or 1 in 1,000, or 1 in 2,500. It will be thousands of deaths. However – society will cope and function. Most people won’t personally know someone who dies of COVID. That would be the brutal reality of it.

In the meanwhile, we will be in lockdown limbo for the foreseeable future. On the plus side both my wife and I have been fully vaccinated now. The statistical odds should be in our favour, particularly as the Government has already ordered supplies for a 3rd booster shot next year.

The last lockdown gave me some extra time in EVE. This time I’ve just been watching the Olympics. I log in for the daily rewards, but I don’t enter the station. I have effectively stopped playing EVE. I don’t know if that will be permanent or not.

So why am I posting today? To rant about the COVID situation here? No – what triggered my post was the latest limited daily login campaign giveaways.

235M ISK for subscribed accounts if you log in for 5 days over The Grand Heist event.

I am not going to look a gift horse in the mouth and will endeavour to remember to log in to claim it. 235M ISK is still a noteworthy amount for me.

Maybe CCP is hoping it encourages people to log in and do something with the ISK in an easy come / easy go manner. I am not sure what to think.

I do know I preferred the old days where you would get skins that you could inject, trade, or store away in hope of a windfall years later, instead of just ISK. I find it all very odd.