After piddling around in a few other games since around February, and none quite hitting that spot EVE always has, I decided with the upcoming Incarna expansion the time was right to jump back in.
Although, to my dismay, I would find all Incarna would be was the Captains Quarters I had only just heard murmerings about when I left at the beginning of the year, I had no idea that would be all we would get with the initial expansion. That being said, with a little bit of pouting I quickly got over it as I really haven't got a clue what I'd be doing in a station anyways other than oohing and aaahing over eachothers avatars. And living in a wormhole means visits to stations are few and far between.
I will say that point is what has me more bothered than any of the other grumblings that seem to be the rage of the moment. I'll be honest and say I am not that bothered by the microtransactions.... due to the simple fact that it has always been possible for someone who just started yesterday to jump on the bazaar, buy some PLEX, cash it out for ISK, and buy a pilot older than my own.
And although the monocle is insanely overpriced (because by CCPs logic, its all "designer", I still dont see anyone paying more for a pair of jeans than their shiny new Lamborghini.)... I will say that the fallout over it has generated some epicly hilarious threads and lead me to finding a Blade Runner Umbrella, which is cheaper and way cooler than said virtual monocle.
In the end the backlash surrounding all of this has just made the game that much more entertaining to me. In what other game can you find pure anarchy and people protesting in this way?
I guess I've been away from the game long enough to feel completely uninvolved with all the politics... and just enjoy the game for what it is.
And yes, I joined in the congo line around the memorial in Jita, just because. ;)
BTW... FREE HELICITY!