I have never been very good at committing to one goal. After obsessing over something for a short amount of time I tend to quickly lose interest. The skill list of my pilots is evidence of that. Only recently I managed to train dedicated alts for certain niches, thanks to a CCP multitrain offer.
But this behavior also allowed me to get a bit of insight into many playstyles Eve provides: Industry, PvP, PvE, Exploration. And those are only the most obvious examples. There are countless opportunities to participate in Eve, both in and outside the game. The only important thing is that you need SOME goal, otherwise you will quickly lose interest in playing.
One thing I realized is that while I tried many professions, I rarely tried to find out what makes them interesting. I tried them because I wanted to understand the process behind it. As soon as it came to commitment I decided to move on. I stopped trading when I realized that I had to manage my orders on a daily basis (I have never understood how Croda got to rich with so little time. I assume magic.). Incursions got boring quickly, I don’t really care how much Isk it makes and only do it when I need some. I have collected a nice amount of Concord LP. Not sure yet what to do with it.
I know that I will stick to the nomadic lifestyle. The challenge is now to have the discipline to do it in moderate steps. Lack of sleep is so far the most common reasons for me to have a seizure. I know for sure that my main will continue to explore, just in a more serious manner. Exploration is not just running around, scanning and hacking relic, data and Ghost sites (Yes, I do hack data sites. Go on, judge me.). It’s about discovering the sites of New Eden, watching things you haven’t seen before. I don’t have the source but CCP once mentioned that some sites still haven’t been discovered yet. My tells me that I have barely seen anything. I don’t believe that I will ever reach Katia’s level but I am very tempted to head into that direction.
For Willow I am still unsure what to do. I am thinking about doing lowsec combat exploration with her, the way Pilgrim used to do. I have never done this before so it would be interesting to give it a try and a good excuse to finally fly a Tengu. On the other hand diving down the wspace chain is just too tempting. Decisions, decisions.