Some days you get to cause the trouble, some days you are the one in trouble. Those of us that are bloggers cause ourselves more trouble than we need to. Today I get to read about someone else's trouble, and consider what I should do.
I intend to remain in wormholes, making (or not making) my ISK. I encourage others to make their own ISK to fund their own EVE goals, or if nothing else, to share in mine. I enjoy creating my mini-empire. I enjoy seeing corp members running sites, sucking gas, organising trouble.
BUT ... given a recent wormhole eviction of another blogger, it is time for everyone who uses POS to re-evaluate how we use them.
If you want your assets to be kept safe, put them in the nearest highsec NPC station, where you can get someone else to haul it on a courier contract with sufficient collateral. Not entirely dangerous is in your own division in a POS (and some would say your own POS), though clearly it can be made to disappear by hostile forces.
We should be asking ourselves the following questions : Am I currently using this ship/PI goo/blueprint/extra tower:
- To make ISK, for PVE, for defense or offence; and am I using it now? If not now, then when?
- Am I holding it here but probably will never use it?
Regardless of what it is, if you are using it now, then great, please continue to do so. I don't care if you use it to make ISK or war, or even to orbit the POS staring at it, while soaking up EVE.
If you are planning on using it soon, please consider if you need all of what you have. Does someone else in the corp need it? Will you sell, trade or give it to your corp mate?
A couple of spare ships in your POS makes sense. We keep spare shuttles and scanning frigates, and of course Epithals. There are also a few disposable PVP(ish) ships in case of need. Refitting modules, spare probes, drones, ammo are all good to have. As are skillbooks you will need soon, and command centers for when you inevitably want to redo your planet.
But if you are planning on never using it (regardless of what 'it' is), take it out of the wormhole. Truth be told, I am not as good at keeping a spartan wormhole as this blog makes post makes out, but even I will do better.