Give Me Your Thoughts, Please…

Friends, capsuleers, denizens of New Eden, lend me your eyes.

This is just me crowd sourcing for interest. Today, in the tweetfleet, we were talking about killing Bucky O’Hair, a standard topic of conversation, and the wheels started turning.

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Moving Day

Mind Numbingly Fun!Having recently joined The Night Crew, it was finally time to move all my stuff. This is the trip I had to take. 31 jumps one way. 3 times. I think my brain turned to jell-o yesterday, but at least I was webbing my freighter so it would warp faster, but still doing 155 jumps in a freighter, I never want to do that again.

Good thing is, settled into my new temporary Hi Sec home, ready to start X-ing up for empire fun, before moving out into the worm hole. Excited for that, for sure, since I have only been through a worm hole one time, and that was a null sec shortcut to go harass some russians when I was with The 5th Freedom.

Look, A Worm Hole!So, time to get down to some fun with the new corp, meet some new friends, and blow shit up. Sweet…


Angus McDecoy Kidnapped by Rival Broadcaster

In an effort that can only be described as drastic, Garheade and Chainer Cygnus of EVE Commune fame have kidnapped fellow podcaster from Fly Reckless, Angus McDecoy. While I do not support acts of this nature, Garheade has offered to provide kicks to the head for a mere 50million isk apiece.
I better get my damn kick…


They have also released the following statement:

BREAKING NEWS — Angus McDecoy Kidnapped by Rival Broadcaster
– April 9th, YC113 — Fly Reckless host Angus McDecoy has been kidnapped by rival broadcasters Eve Commune, in an ongoing dispute over ratings.

The kidnap occurred while station security was focusing on providing protection for the delivery of John Rourke’s new couch, allowing the Eve Commune hosts to escape the system before an alert was raised.

EVE Commune hosts Garheade and Chainer Cygnus released the following statement, from an unknown location, shortly after the kidnap:

“Fly Reckless’ dishonest tactics in our recent ratings war has cost us over 2 billion ISK in lost advertising revenues, and it has to stop. At the start of this year we had plans to donate a large amount of ISK to support Project Halibut, but now we’re left with barely enough to keep the station running.

Our demands are simple:
1) Fly Reckless must agree to cease and desist their current ratings war tactics
2) 2 billion ISK must be donated to Project Halibut, in the name of EVE Commune

Every day these demands are not met we will pod Angus McDecoy and not update his medical clone, until he is barely able to fly a frigate with a Miner I attached.”

Fly Reckless denies the claims regarding dishonest tactics, and points out that as a not-for-profit organisation it doesn’t have 2 billion ISK to pay the ransom. It is calling on all New Eden capsuleers to donate ISK to the Project Halibut foundation (which Fly Reckless itself supports) in order to secure Angus McDecoy’s release.

New Eden Capsuleers are urged to join the Project Halibut comms channel, or visit http://Halibut.EveCommune.com , for more information.


Incarna: That Puzzle Piece From a Different Box?

I was reading a post on Casiella’s blog (Will Incarna be another NGE? | Ecliptic Rift), and it made me think about how everyone calls all of the features in EVE optional. I find that to be funny. Nothing in EVE is optional, everything has to work together as a cohesive machine for the game to function, you’re just paying someone else to do the dirty work.

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BB #25 – “With whom lie the advantages derived from Heaven and Earth?”

Welcome to the twenty-fifth installment of the EVE Blog Banter, the monthly EVE Online blogging extravaganza created by CrazyKinux. The EVE Blog Banter involves an enthusiastic group of gaming bloggers, a common topic within the realm of EVE Online, and a week or so to post articles pertaining to the said topic. The resulting articles can either be short or quite extensive, either funny or dead serious, but are always a great fun to read! Any questions about the EVE Blog Banter should be directed to crazykinux@gmail.com. Check for other EVE Blog Banter articles at the bottom of this post!

This month’s topic comes to us from @Tetraetc – “Tetra’s EVE Blog” – who asks: “Have Alliances and the sovereignty system limited the amount of PVP and RP potential in Null sec? Imagine a Null Sec where anyone could build outposts wherever. Would the reduction of the alliance game mechanic, and the removal of the sovereignty game mechanics (or the modifcation of it from Alliance level to Corp level for that matter) force more PVP into Null sec, or would giant power blocs like the NC still form themselves?”

When Master Sun (Sun Tzu, the Tzu just means master (like Loa Tzu), and please remember it is pronounced soon-tzee) talked of Heaven, he was speaking much more literally in the sense of the changes of the seasons, the elements, wind, clouds, nature as a whole. In our case, Heaven can and will only refer to CCP, since they are the true gods over their game.

When Master Sun spoke of Earth, we can look directly at the translation and apply it to New Eden easily:

  • Distances
  • Danger
  • Security
  • Open ground
  • Narrow Passes
  • the Chances of Life and Death

What does this have to do with sovereignty mechanics in game? Good question. Can’t say I really know, I just thought it sounded cool 😉

In all seriousness, what would happen if CCP were to remove sovereignty mechanics from the game?

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ISK 3.0(Redux)

Edit:
At the request of MMM Publishing, I am taking down the single page version I created from theirs. They will be posting an updated version in both double wide and single page versions in the near future.

http://www.isktheguide.com

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Our Misspent Youths or The End of Learning Skills

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I can haz new dev blog?

Learning Skills are Going Away

Ok, so about a fortnight ago (that’s two weeks for those of you who don’t speak Proper English), CCP Zulu (our august and esteemed Senior Producer) decided he was totally and completely fed up of being asked when we were going to get rid of learning skills, and told us (Team Yggdrasill at your service, m’lud) that he wanted them gone. And there was much cheering. And then someone asked “when shall we do this?”, and verily did he reply unto us “by Christmas, or I’m going to give you lot a right proper bollocking and no mistake”. And then we went away and dug through the big stack of plans we’ve made to deal with this in the past – “just as soon as we find time to do it” – and found the best one, and then figured out how to implement it in the time available.

link: EVE Online | EVE Insider | Dev Blog

I am going to straight up admit that I have not read what I am sure has become a threadnaught of monumental proportions on the forums. I know how EVE Online players work and think, so I am just going to express my thoughts on learnin schools going away.

It is about fucking time.

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EVE Online plus Evernote, a Winning Combination

This is not going to be inherently very EVE related, but more about a tool that, in my opinion, everyone can find a use for, and something that would definitely be useful for the average player of EVE Online.
I am talking about the cloud based note taking website/program Evernote.

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EVE Online Podcasts MegaFeed

http://feeds.feedburner.com/EvePodcastsMegaFeed

There are a couple of EVE Online podcasts out there, as we all know, and searching for and subscribing to all of them can be a chore at times.

To that end, I created a Yahoo! pipe to aggregate all of the feeds into one to make it easier for people to find and subscribe to all of them so they can get so much EVE audio that it will make their ears bleed.

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The Importance of Changing your Overview

Having recently moved into a now Corp, which is part of a 0.0 Alliance, and moving out to my new null sec home, I neglected to make any changes to my overview. Luckily, this did not cause me any serious issues, since I haven’t had the chance to do anything too fun yet, but it almost got me in trouble.

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