I’ve done it. I’m vibrating. I’m excited. I’ve speared the white whale, I’ve caught the snitch, I’ve defeated the evil dragon, I’ve saved Albion, I’ve… Well, You get the idea. I’ve been close for a couple days, but hadn’t been able to make that final push….
But today… today I managed it. I started out looking for a place to explore.. I got chased by a Stiletto at a wormhole entrance to Venal from Thera… I tried to go to Cache, but found two Brutix’s guarding the wormhole and decided I didn’t want to find out what was on the other side. I finally decided that Lowsec was where I needed to go. So I tried three different exits, all dangerous.. when finally I found an empty lowsec with only a couple sigs, one of the two being Thera’s entrance. The second sig I found out was a wormhole that went to Venal: the place I wanted to go in the first place! I took it, and it landed me in a system with 7 or 8 sigs. Most were End-of-life wormholes, which I didn’t dare get lost in.
The one good wormhole lead to a shattered wormhole with no less than 28 sigs. A good number of them turned out to be other wormholes and gas sites, but I did track down 4 pirate relic sites and one pirate data site.. I did the relic sites and came away with 127 million ISK worth of gear.. I decided now was a good time to leave, skipped the data site and headed for the Hisec exit I had found.. This is where I’m glad I learned to use Dotlan. The route through hisec was dangerous… So I went back through Venal, the losec, and Thera to a system nearby to Jita. I sold all my stuff, headed to Hek, where the lowest price PLEX was to be found (~1.13 billion) and BAM. I’m no longer a trial account.
I think the station in Hek where I purchased my PLEX will become my ship museum, where I will enshrine the ships that I have attained my goals in.
Now that I’ve done it.. the question in my mind is “What next?”… Well I have enjoyed my time in Eve immensely thus far, and having a blog to update is actually pretty rewarding. I could take inspiration from Katia Sae and find some monumental project of awesomeness to undertake in regards to exploration.. but I’m not sure what I would do.
That said, I am CERTAINLY up to suggestions in this endeavor. Until I find something I will continue the Tools of the Trade series of posts and begin gathering ISK not for game time, but for game PLAY.
STATE OF THE PLEX:
Days Remaining on Trial: 2
Wallet Balance: 30,170,249
Notable Purchases: Cloaking skillbook
The Master Blaster
I should probably update my bio! I’m a big boy now!
Now I need a new ship….