“Ya evah wonder . . .you know dreamed . . . iffen you could do it all over again would you do the same tings?” Mike swirled his drink in the glass and looked across the room to Tanta.
“What are you on about, boy? Of course I have, everyone has at one point or another. With you took chance when offered, tried to kiss rather than back away. We is people full o regrets of roads not taken.” She stared into the fireplace and smiled. “Each temptation passed by is a regret. Each chance we had to say ‘I loves ya’ before someone died. Lot’s I wish I could go back and fix. What brings this up?”
“Oh, I heard they has found a way to ‘reset’ the Dusties skills. I always wonder what would happen if they came to me with the same offer. Would I be the same iffen I could unlearn and learn again.”
Tanta nodded and there was a long pause. “You wouldn’t would you?”
“No, I do not believe that I would. I am who I am, warts and mistakes and missteps and all. I do not regret what I have learned nor do I wish to change the past because then I would not be who I am, now. I understand that some folks would leap at the chance to rectify one ting or another but for me? No.” He looked into the glass again and whispered, “no”
“The pains and the rough time helped make our edges, give us the strength to fight on. People tried raising kids in ‘safe’ ways and you know what happened? They was weak, sickly little tings, all allergies and sensitive to the point that they expected everyone else to warn them about triggers lest they gets their feelings hurt. Ya gots to let the scrapes and bruises happen or they start expecting the world to be right all the time, for the ‘reset’ button to fix anyting and never have to answer for their own damn fool mistakes. You don’t want to fix the past, you wants to learn from it. Speakin o which. I loves ya, boy.”
Mike grinned back. “Loves you, too, Tanta.”
OK, y’all can tinfoil if you want but this was about something in Dust that made me think about what would happen if it was brought to Eve. Would you buy a ‘skill tree reset’? I have seen it in lots of games but never before thought of it in application to ‘my’ game.
The discussion that triggered it was a neocom podcast. Skill Points is a very touchy subject in Eve.
Would you? If they offered a total skill remap (not attributes I mean erase all the skills, give you the points, rewrite your character) Would you remap a character? To what? Why?
Questions this I like to ponder on my walks. (Unless I am runner 5)
Oh, for putting up with my writing I am having a seasonal draw. Comment on this or the last or the next post and you are entered. This will be out of my own pocket, not Operation Magic School Bus funds . . . I have to decide a ‘good thing’ to award but I will announce it in the next post after I see how my wallet is.
fly it like you won it