I recently decided to relocate from my old home in Metropolis, and I initially set out to move all the things to the other side of the universe. It seemed like a pain to have to re-buy (or re-manufacture) and refit all that stuff, and I also freely admit to being an industrial supplies packrat. I’m convinced that if I get rid of a bunch of data cores and interfaces I’ll discover within the week that I need them for something. (I swear, it’s like my dad’s junk electronics collection in the basement back home.)
But my game play time is pretty limited these days, and I finally had to ask myself if I wanted to spend, oh, the next month doing nothing but hauling. Some hauling is fun, but weeks of that and only that…ehh, maybe not.
So, I was dithering about what to do, and I remembered something my RL boss’ boss told me about how she almost never moves anything when she buys a new house. She and her husband pack up keepsakes, a few small furniture items, and some of their clothes — and the rest goes to a giant yard sale and to charity after that. She never even hires a moving van.
It’s not cost effective. She freely admits that. She loses money every time she moves. But the time, stress, and fingernails she saves — not insignificant.
Most of my stuff is in the ass-end of Metropolis, so forget fetching a competitive price for any of it, but the idea of packing up JUST the things I really love and selling the rest is kinda liberating.
The thing Ystvan loves most, though, is that damn Obelisk.