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Was just realizing that this week there is one paradox that makes this game problematic for me.
It attracts educated, intelligent adults because it is so vast and intricate. Many of the people I've associated with over the years are successful professionals that use eve as a pressure relief valve.. either a sci-fi fix or an intellectual "sparring ground" to blow off some steam.
Unfortunately the same things that make it so attractive also make it very TIME CONSUMING.
I have again found myself at a point where I have a dozen irons in the fire in the game.... living in wormholes, T3 production, more aggressive PvP in w-space.... it's awesome. Too much fun.
I love it, but I'm going to have to take a break again because (like everyone else I know in the game) I have a busy professional and personal life and there's just no way I can spare enough time to play the game the way it deserves to be played.
I love it too much to ever quit entirely again, but I forsee a pattern for me extending into the future where I play really intensively for a while then take a break to go back to foucusing on the really important things in life like spending time with family, getting outdoors (climbing mountains ftw), and continuing to improve myself educationally and professionally.
Yep, that's my complaint. Eve is so damned good it can suck you in deeper than it is healthy to go. But for the sheer wonder of it I'll always keep coming back. I expect to see this game going strong 5 years from now.
deviliscious: (PS. I have been told that when I use scientific language, it does not make me sound more intelligent, it only makes me sound like a jackass. It makes me appear that I am not knowledgable enough in the subject I am discussing to be able to translate it for people outside the field to understand. Some advice you might consider as well)