Recently I came back to the game on my main character after a sabbatical of almost one year. This is the third time in the game where I have taken a pause like this, but it was the longest by far. Back in October 2013 I was burned out, tired of the game in general and mostly was not sure what I wanted to do.
When I came back to the game in October of 2014 I immediately started to chat with some of my friends who were still in the game and joined their corporation/alliance/coalition with nearly all of my characters, including the space coffin.
This has worked well so far, as I have joined fleets when the opportunity presents itself, but I have not lived or died based on a timer or a fleet notice. I have let the game opportunities come to me when I was ready.
In addition, I have an alt corporation in empire space that is reaction farming in low sec and also now is handling the Tech II production of frigates, interdictors and recons.
As my null sec and low sec security pilots have sort of been on autopilot for a good 3-4 weeks, I recently was looking for something fun to do which would not necessarily involve them. This lead to exploration. So, I grabbed one of my alt characters who had Covert Ops trained and who could use a Covert Ops cloak and had her start to explore. This truly became a very fun endeavor and something that I wanted to grow upon.
I decided in the past 2 weeks to open a new alt corp for the purposes of exploration. However, I also wanted to give assistance and advice to new pilots in New Eden as I know how challenging it can be trying to start this game that I have grown to love.
So, on Sunday, December 28, 2014 New Jovian Exploration Department was born. We have grown to 6 members as of last night and look to add more new members who are excited to learn the Exploration side of the game.
Information on the corporation can be found here.