It's professional research. Originally I thought I'd play for a month, but I couldn't really take it -- too much grooming and calendaring and sort of interrupted grinding. If I wanted to play this sort of game, I think I'd play Trevian -- but I don't play Trevian.
A friend of mine asked me on Facebook, when I bailed, to give him some thoughts, and here's the exchange:
My status was --
And my friend asked:
All in all, I'd rather be mining in Eve, tyvm!