July 18, 2014

The Current State of....What's Next?

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to finish up The Current State of Bounty Hunters like I wanted. I never did find enough bounty hunters to actually interview. Only one person responded, actually. I guess if you guys showed enough interest in hearing a conversation between me and that one person I could make it happen, but I think there really should be a few people in the conversation at the same time.

So my attention turns to what subject I'll tackle next on this series. I've decided I'll take on industry next. This one is probably the biggest, most expansive subject I've thought of taking on so far, which is a bit nerve-wracking. Especially since I'm nowhere near an expert on the subject. I'm going to have to rely on a lot of people to get this one right.

I'll be waiting a few weeks after Crius before I start writing it up though. I want to allow the changes to have a chance to be felt by those who interact with it before I begin exploring the subject too deeply. So I guess it's still a ways off - the first post may not happen for a month. I'll spend the time between now and then refreshing (read gaining) my knowledge on the subject in a general sense and trying to establish a starting point from which to measure its current state. Not an easy task in and of itself!

One of the cool things I've found about doing this series so far, even in its short life span, is how much I learn about the topics - even when I would consider myself to be very knowledgeable about the subject. So I'm kind of excited to see how much I can actually learn about something that has, traditionally, been completely opaque to me. I've never gotten into the crafting side of any MMO and EVE is no different. Will I come away an avid industrialist?! I kind of hope not, but who knows!