Two weeks ago I podded a Mackinaw pilot. I shouldn't have. But the mood to do so struck me. So I did. Big mistake. Dropped from -2.7 security status straight to -4.54.
So I've been ratting. But I can barely stand to log in to do it. In that intervening time, I've climbed back up to -3.77. I even took a moment to train Fast Talk III. But it's still such a slow slog. (Didn't CCP mention at Fanfest the possibility of buying our sec status back with
So, for those ganked, thinking we don't get punished. Remember security status loss. It's a damned bitch to restore.
And yeah yeah yeah blah blah blah. Yes, I know some folks are perfectly happy and capable of ganking in highsec with a -10.0 security status. Yes, my known alt is working on getting into an Orca (17 days left.) And a new alt is working on getting into a covops ship (12 days remaining.) At that point, I'll be less worried about security status, but I doubt I'll ever give it up entirely. I still enjoy simple easy access to highsec.
Yeah, we like ganking your mining ships. The endorphin rush of you losing your mining barge is just enough incentive to make up for the excruciating pain of sec status loss.
What have I been doing? Playing the new super secret alt. Since I don't want this new alt showing up on the API logs of Poetic or Scottish, s/he has to make their own way in the world. Not sure I'll do any corp infiltration with the alt, but I want the option open for the time being.
Of course, I should not even be mentioning the existence of the super-secret alt. If Poetic or Scottish ever decide to join a new corp, the personnel dude(ette) is going to ask me "So who's your second alt? We know you have one. You blogged about it. Dumbass!"