28 May 2010

What I Like About Tyrannis

  EvEGate is awesome.  I guess am one of those lucky few who can log in at work (or work from home for big events every once in a while) but that doesn't mean I always want to log in just to check up on some mails.  I especially don't want to have the client open all day during important times just so I can continue to read alliance mails without having 20 or more stack up on me.  While I have heard a lot of people making fun of EvEGate (or spacebook) since it was announced I believe this is one of the features that the player community has been wanting since the very beginning and I am so glad that CCP has finally found a way to give it to us.

  To be honest I don't know if I will us Planetary Interaction, call me lazy, but this is also one of the features that the players have been begging for.  Well, not PI per se but the ability to control more of the production and supply chain is certainly something players have wanted.  I have heard a lot of chatter about this being a boring update, and that may be true.  BUT this update is all about some of the players greatest wishes and I really appreciate CCP putting in the energy to make them come true for us.

  And don't forget they did add two new and exciting ships, even if most of us will never see them.
Two new Alliance Tournament VIII ships have been added as prizes for the next tournament’s winners: the Adrestia heavy assault ship and the Utu assault ship. These unique ships will not be seeded on the market and will only be made available to the winners of Alliance Tournament VIII.

26 May 2010

Coming in out of the cold

  After the flurry of activity related to the fall of Providence and our move to new 0.0 space, a little drama, and a whole lot of spring sunshine showing up; I found myself logged out of EvE for about a month straight.  It was actually a bit more but I did have to change skills.  Burnout is a funny thing, it just sneaks up on you and one day you find yourself having not logged in for a week (or three).  It was nice to get a break, especially from the hectic pace of an entire alliance moving everything they own to a new 0.0 location.

  Am I back?  Well, not completely, but only because I like to spend most of my summer on the lake and you can't really play EvE on the lake to be honest.  Although I will be logging back in now, and working on keeping the blog updated.  Currently I am hoping to work on some political updates because so much has changed, but I'm so far out of the loop that it may take a months worth or reading just to figure out where things stand.  Until then I'll just keep on with the random chatter :)

  On a different subject my character's training has progressed nicely with the time off but I have found myself at a little bit of a sticking point again.  I am not quite sure what I want to do with anyone but the young guy who I have decided to make a Frigate specialist.  My carrier is well fitted and my ratting Drake and Dominix are plenty deadly for the main toons.  My freighter skill is maxed out and I can't afford the jump freighter anyway so the transport pilot is a little bit stumped also.  I would like to fly a Rorqual (and basically can) but with my planned play time a little limited I don't see the point in finishing this out for now.  So for now I'm training some bonus support skills and Fighters V on the main in the hope that I may someday be able to afford a Nyx even though I know I won't.  I'm also training support skills on the freighter toon in the hopes of increasing the sickeningly slow speeds.

Also, Tyrannis is coming out today. I've not read much more than the basic patch notes but I'm sure everyone has already commented enough for you to get your fill