24 March 2012

Nuke it From Orbit

Fanfest is still ongoing and exciting news keeps coming out from CCP.  It looks like one very cool piece of information that has come out is that the EvE <-> Dust 514 link will include at least some form of orbital bombardment.  This is basically the only thing we EvE players want out of Dust 514: to flex our superiority over those "walkers" by nuking them from orbit!

cross posted on http://www.evenews247.com/

15 March 2012

Remembering Those Early Days

 The new rookie ship models are out and they look pretty darn good.  I couldn't help but recall a little bit of that magic when I first launched EvE and received my little rookie ship.  Even though the old Velator was hit a few too many times by the ugly stick it always did have a special place in my heart.  While the new one looks a little too much like a furnace it's still much better, and the high def skin really makes an improvement.  The Ibis looks far far better than the old model though and the Amarr rookie ship appears to have just gotten a high def face lift which is perfectly fine.  The Minmatar newby ship also looks good but somehow I feel that a high def version of the original would look a bit better.

  Looks good though!

14 March 2012

The patches, they burn

  The EvE launcher recently landed, took me by surprise since I had completely forgotten about the patch... whoops.  After going through a few downloads, patches, re-start EvE blah blah blah; everything seemed to work, except my other toons at the same time... whoops.  Oh well, other than being very late for an op after the unexpected DT patch it didn't really affect me too badly and now that I can launch multiple accounts from the same EvE launcher it actually makes it just a little bit faster for me.  Here's hoping that someday it will gain the magical ability to manage multiple accounts via a single secure sign on... a man can dream.

  I suppose if you don't follow the forums or the alternate 0.0 forums out there you may have missed the proposal on changes to Titans.  You should definitely skim that thread: no matter how indifferent or passionate you are about Titans there is some funny tears, trolling, and rage in it.  Oh EvE, you never stop delivering tears.  I'll wait to see what actually comes about I guess since CCP doesn't typically deliver the same things they propose, be it better or worse.

I will copy/paste my response on our alliance forum though for my thoughts in general:

  Even though reality has no place in the "space fluid" of EvE it would make sense that a ship that takes that long to train for and costs that much could somehow manage to tag a nearly mile long Battleship (Maelstrom for example 1,484M length) with a 60+ foot wide projectile (Antimatter XL for example 10M radius) .  
  It's completely ridiculous that it could hit a BC or below though.  But that probably says more about the "physics" of EvE than the way titans work.  It seems logical that MWD make the ship easier to spot and lock onto but it doesn't actually make the size any bigger so that big ass piece of metal still has to somehow land in a very small box in space (again, I know EvE isn't Realistic) .
  Either way, here's hoping Erebus's come down to a price I can afford without mortgaging my house for Plex  

Also, I think you will enjoy this song parody on EvE.  I found it pretty funny/spot on:

06 March 2012

A Sea Change

I abandon the glory and distinction of such offices to those who like them. For my part, I abominate all honorable respectable toils, trials, and tribulations of every kind whatsoever. It is quite as much as I can do to take care of myself, without taking care of ships, barques, brigs, schooners, and what not.
-Herman Melville
   Recently I stepped down as the CEO of Night Thiefs and handed the reigns back over to more experienced hands.  I had good fun during my run and my guys made me proud for such a small group.  The corporation and many of my longtime friends are moving on and I will remain in Fatal Ascension.  I believe I served the corp well though and I am not leaving them any worse off.  So I feel good about my time at the helm.  I am certainly going to miss my comrades but it's really a good time to make a change in my EvE life.

  I feel a little greedy thinking more for myself than my compatriots but having placed loyalty above my personal -EvE- benefit several times in the past I'm taking an opportunity to do something a little different than I've done before and just sit back, relax, and play eve.  I'll continue to take out fleets and do some other things but for the most part I'm looking forward to simplifying things for a while.

  On the plus side, or the negative who knows, I've already managed to squeeze in a blog post with my extra time.

Still like the banner I made though