halbarad wrote:musashi1600 wrote:I've been away from Eve since since August of 2009, after trying to find a place for myself as a miner/industrialist, getting into a nullsec corp, then leaving it all because I wasn't enjoying it like I thought I would. I've recently been contemplating going back and starting from scratch (new account, new characters) and making a go as a trader in highsec; nullsec life wasn't worth the stress while I was there. Is it worth trying (been reading some of the Market Discussions guides), or am I setting myself up to burn out again?
I'd strongly recommend not starting from scratch. Keep the account and character, training all those basic skills up again is what is putting me off from getting an another alt. And most corps really don't care about your previous corps unless something really strange stands out (membership in known merc corps like Orphans etc might cause issues, but not likely if your a miner/industrialis).
The two big problems with trying to log back in to my old character are that my corp was affiliated with CVA's alliance bloc, so most of whatever assets I owned were most likely lost when AAA invaded Providence, and that I had my character helping out with some resource ops in a wormhole at the time I left, which means I'd be logging back into a Hulk or a Mack in there and waiting a long time before I'd be able to get out (I don't remember what survey skills I had, but I do remember using BMs to get around within the WH system most of the time.)
On top of that, while my character did have about 14-15M SP at the time I left, I figure I'd be able to sign up with a corp like Eve University and get a better grasp of things and have a better idea of how I want to play.