The Death of a Ship

I’ve just lost my ship in a space battle on ‘EVE online’. It’s quite a saddening thought. All those lovely weapons I had and the ammunition. I was using a Gallente Destroyer, and taking on the big criminal dooshbag in the epic story ark. Yet, for some reason, when in imminent danger of destruction, my warp computer couldn’t turn us around and head to a safe point. Might have been a glitch. But it’s failure to operate resulted in the destruction of my ship.

Luckily I was left floating in space, inside an emergency survival pod. I made a quick warping exit, before anyone else could fire upon me and completely end my life. It rather sickened me that the game wouldn’t kick the warp-drive into action when I’d told it to. Now, I am shipless.

I’ve had to journey to the nearest station – some 9 jumps away – and purchase a new vessel of the same calibre. But this one is without weapons or ammunition attached. The journey took even longer due to the fact that the life pod wasn’t equipped with afterburners, which act as extra thrust speed in space. I’ve probably failed my main mission, but then, I still have my life.

On a lighter note, out of EVE character, I’d been planning on spending a single month with the game, seeing as you have to pay for it per month. Not something I’d want to keep up. After completing a 14 day trial, I was tempted into giving it a month test, just to see what the rest of the online game is like. It’s impressive, I’ll give it that. But it poses as a major distraction from my study and spare life from work. Quite often I find myself staying up extremely late, just to play the online game, going to bed at 4am or later. Not exactly healthy. Perhaps it is time that I stopped.

Still, it is an amazing game.