The sixty day timer ran out on my box-on-the-shelf version of EVE Online. So I had to make the decision whether to keep Reynaldo Fabulous in space or not.
I had intended him to be my Iteron V hauler pilot when I started him off. However, an odd turn of events with the new player “double speed” skill training meant I had to delay one of the big skills or throw away 500K of double speed training.
So I started him on one of the other critical paths for any industrial character. I got him working towards flying a Hulk. He got within five days of flying the prime mining ship in the game.
And then I had to make the decision on whether to keep him going or not. I decided not to renew him for the time being.
It is not so much that he isn’t useful. He has a retriever mining barge and I got him out with the rest of the group on a couple of occasions to mine. He helped clear out the huge veldspar field that is present in the mission Recon – Part 1.
And his contribution was not inconsiderable. He could bring in ore at about 35% the rate of my main mining character who flies a Hulk and has all the related skills at level V.
But I am in a bit of an EVE slump currently. I have not fired a missile in anger nor burned an asteroid with a mining laser in nearly a month. My characters are all on long skills. Things have been very quiet.
So with that being the state of affairs, I let Reynaldo’s account lapse. Should I need a Hulk pilot, I know I one that is just five days away. Until then he will be resting in the station, waiting for his time.
And so another tale of Reynaldo Fabulous gets cut short.