Remember the start of your journey?

Do you remember your first day in EVE? I remember mine. It was a couple of years back on a trial account. I can’t remember how I found the game but the 2 week free trial enticed me.

I logged on (my first trial was back when they had different races affecting attributes or somesuch), rolled a Gallente pilot and I began.

What followed were 2 of the most frustrating weeks of my life. As well as the most fun I’ve ever had in a video game. One moment shines bright in my memory to this day: After flying around gawping at the universe in my little tristan (THE FAT MAN!) I came across a fellow pilot who offered me advice as well as giving me 1,000,000 ISK. That was more than I had ever seen in this game, brought me closer to the ludicrous price of a thorax (6 million) and I did not know how to thank this guy. I was giggling like a small schoolgirl at my wallet. The pilot then proceeded to undock in a Megathron. Compared to my ‘lil tristan I practically pissed myself at such a large ship.

Sadly the pilots name has been lost to me but the memory of such generosity has not. A million seemed a hell of a lot to me back then.

When I finally got a vexor on my second trial account (which was the one I upgraded to my full account last June), I was incredibly excited by the guns drones cargo CAPACITOR! So much yellow filled my user interface! I felt truly invincible. Even better – I ran it with small modules! MY CAP WAS NEVER ENDING!

I was utterly captivated during my first trial and the second trial (about TWO YEARS apart, I couldn’t finance a subscription in this time) drove it home. I still have my first velator and might go spin it someday. I have my first few frigates still fitted with their epic failfits too.

Memories of a time gone. Of a feeling of wonder which is hard to replicate. Listening to the EVE jukebox (EVE HAS SOUNDS!) brought back these memories and feelings. Nostalgia is a bitch.

So what about you? Is there a moment from your EVE Newbhood that stands out? Or do you wish such times never happened?

Posted on April 14, 2011, in General stuff, Learning the ropes. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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