One of the intel channels I’m in recently had a guy in it who had recently moved to a Pandemic Legion corp and the reason he gave was that he “had to play the end game” – this interested me.
Clearly his thinking was along the lines of: well I can fly all these big ships now so let’s join the guys who drop caps all over the place and get involved in the big politics. There is a great deal of sense in that, as far as I know PL will pay for your ship loss if you loose it on an op and that is a great safety net. They also clearly have some damn good pilots since it isn’t easy to win the AT muliple times.
However I can’t help thinking that he was selling himself short, this guy was a good small gang pvper and to join team blob seems like a backwards step to me but perhaps I’m biased as I really don’t like them, I thought of joining snigg when I was a very young pilot and managed to stay in their public channel for about five minutes before the childish shit-talking bored me rigid.
It did get me thinking about the end game though, does EVE even have one? I’m getting to the stage where I can fly most of what I want to and will respec int/mem soon to do all the boring supports up to five. Beyond that who knows? Certainly I have no desire to fly caps or even battleships (I think I have one kill in a battleship) but perhaps that will change.
Whats your definition of the end game?