For some reason when I tried to title this post, blogger tried to autofill 'Every Kiss....'. I have no idea where that came from.
I have decided (yeah, for the nth time) I am done with EVE. I have been playing less and less, and EVE is a bad game to set down and come back to. The OSX client has been getting progressively worse (and I wager in the next expansion it will get even slower), the exploration interface is borked, etc etc.
What did in me in though was a random wardec from an alliance with half a dozen corps in it. Wiped out my staging platform which contained some ore and my freighter. It is a recoverable loss, but recovery just does not sound fun this time. It took ages to get to the point where mining Bar was less tedious because of the platform, and going back to a more tedious task just to get back to being less tedious, is not appealing right now.
I think one of the other blog entries from that contest pointed out, in terms of play, EVE really sucks. The whole package can be fun because the final rewards give you a thrill, but pretty much all the gameplay elements, when taken in isolation, are not fun to actually do.
I always felt that the wardec mechanic was a bad one, and a bad mechanic just kicked over my sandcastle. Even worse, it worked because I do not get a chance to log in every day, which is frustrating. So I have deleted my apps and canceled my accounts.
Not a rage quit, no carebare tears, just sorta, done.
And with that, I am probably done with multiplayer games for the foreseeable future.