Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Last night we had a fun roam chasing reds in Pure Blind. In one engagement, my Taranis got targeted by a fistful of Zealots and Vagabonds. Luckily they were out of scram or web range. I was able to punch the MWD while aligning to a planet. Warping out with a sliver of structure feels so good!
Having lost T1 frigates in similar circumstances, the increased survivability with a T2 frig is significant. The Taranis in particular does well with a Damage Control tank plus speed. I prefer the dual prop fitting, but was carrying a web last night to be more helpful to the gang. Given the proliferation of HACS in 0.0, the range of initial engagement is usually past scram reach. When I grab tackle I expect to be hit with a web, but it often doesn't matter because my gang will be laying down serious hurt soon after!
I can't wait for the next fight!
(Pic link grabbed from fleet chat after lemming behavior, I am unable to credit maker, please drop me a comment if you know who made it.)
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
First, TEST wardecced the CCP Engineering Alliance.
Next we executed a brilliant counter attack!
The official response was that CCP considered onlining TCUs before the update downtime to be an exploit. The problem is that TCUs were also onlined and reportedly allowed to remain in multiple other systems throughout New Eden. (not yet verified, but may include: K76A-3, G-73MR, 5KG-PY, H-29TM, NH-IX6.)
This is yet another example of CCP favoritism towards IT. To disable some TCUs as an exploit while letting others progress is concerning. Showing another round of IT favoritism after the crushing T20 debacle is serious business!
Maybe in addition to the CSM (placed after the T20 incident to restore trust), we need a player run organization, "Shouldn't Help IT, CCP" to restore trust and a level playing field for all.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
I really don't understand what the issue is. Currently, you can buy an account with ISK from PLEX which essentially allows you to pay to rapidly advance a pilot for something like a FOTM Supercarrier. You can also buy the supercap with ISK from selling PLEX.
I think CCP should cash in by selling a few million SP for a PLEX. They could use the extra money to fix lag or work on Duke Nukem Incarnate. Instead of being forced to buy some other player's ugly portrait, allow us to rapidly advance the toon we are connected with personally.
To all the whiners who complain about allowing people to use money to get ahead, please refer to the above paragraph explaining that you can currently buy an advanced account with ISK from PLEX and pimp said account out with ships and faction mods purchased with PLEX ISK. This is also very good for the game as it allows hardcore gamers with more time than money to finance their game play by buying PLEX with their hard earned ISK.
RMT is already a huge factor in EVE. Heads out of the sand! If you need to rage quit because I burst your "I earned it, don't let others buy their way in" bubble, please send me your stuff.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
To sum it up, CCP would have to give a license to the Capsuleer app to allow them to sell the app in the App store. CCP could set up a revenue sharing model so everyone benefits. Sadly, they are too busy "building" Duke Nukem ambulating in space to spend the 10 seconds to brainstorm on setting up a revenue sharing license with 3rd party apps. It is seriously as simple as calling their lawyer and saying "draw up a revenue sharing license for 3rd party apps" and paying the lawyer for a few hours work.
Other very amazing 3rd party tools such as Eve Metrics have also had development hampered because of the inability to self support development through revenue generation.
I think CCP management needs a shake up. They are so out of touch it is painful to watch.
Friday, September 3, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Kirith Kodachi over at Inner Sanctum of the Ninveah managed to spawn a multi-page nerd rage thread at Kugutsumen where spaceship nerds with no life rage about Kirith's post lamenting a recent low number of kills in 0.0.
Having a marriage, children, and an active career precludes spending large chunks of time in a game for responsible individuals. If you want to be entertained by some seriously clueless "hardcore EVE players" response to Kirith's post, you shouldn't miss this Kugu thread!
The tone of superiority and condescension is fascinating. These guys are actually looking down at Kirith for having a life. Internet spaceship geek drama can be so entertaining.
I was pleased to see Kirith's CEO come to his defense in the comments. He obviously understands that KK brings something positive to their corp.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
If you enjoy the politics metagame in EVE, you will likely enjoy EVE News 24. This site provides intelligent articles about the shifting Null-sec landscape as well as realtime news updates involving the big players in 0.0 space.
The site also has an in-game channel: EVENEWS24
If trolling through Kugu and Scrapheap is too painful for your nullsec news needs, you will find the informative highlights and useful info on EVE News 24 can give you the information you want without the hassle of dealing with EVE forums.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Welcome to the sixteenth 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out other EVE Blog Banter articles at the bottom of this post!
With the recent completion of the 3rd installment of the Hulkageddon last month, @CyberinEVE, author of Hands Off, My Loots!, asks: “Griefing is a very big part of EVE. Ninja Salvaging, Suicide Ganking, Trolling, and Scamming are all a very large part of the game. What do you think about all these things? You can talk about one, or all…but just let us know your overall opinion on Griefing, and any recommendations you may have to change it if you think it’s needed.”
I don't understand how making someone else feel bad creates pleasure for an individual. It must increase one's sense of personal power. I can't say that video game "tears" provide any energy for myself, but I imagine it is like kids in elementary school making fun of the dumb kid or the fat kid to make themselves feel better about their existential experience.
I certainly enjoy the pleasure of shooting a red in nullsec. I completely understand the lure of piracy, ninja-ing, and suicide ganking as entertaining gameplay, but these pastimes don't strike me as griefing. EVE is based on competition and economic scarcity, blowing up ships and being at risk of gank at all times adds to the drama and in-game dynamic tension. We kill each other in EVE because it is really fun, even when you get on the wrong side of a Pandemic Legion death fleet! We also kill to make ISK, which is also completely legit in my book. Specifically trying to hurt someone's feelings to create pleasure is lame and betrays psychopathological motivations. It comes down to the Ego. What drives your pleasure shows your character.
This question dips into interesting territory as our culture moves more into virtual experience as a social phenomenon. We have all heard "I am just role playing a griefer, you are just too X-Y-Z to get it." Being able to dip into the taboo or dark side experience could be very useful for self-definition. It could also be corruptive. Who am I? (in game?) What gives me pleasure? (in game?) How will I achieve my objectives? (in game?)
Do these virtual choices affect "Real Life?" Does playing a psychopath in a game lead to antisocial behaviors? Is there a difference between shooting virtual creatures in Halo and "griefing" conscious individuals for fun in EVE in the impact on one's conscience, empathy, and character? Maybe it is all "lolz" and I am wasting neurons asking these questions!
For my EVE experience, it all boils down to the fact that there are plenty of antisocial predators in real life. Having New Eden chock full of griefers just makes EVE that much more realistic, dark, and entertaining. At the same time, I prefer to surround myself with fun loving, light-hearted, silly individuals. I also make a point of only trusting pilots I know in real life!
I think motivation separates griefing from gameplay in EVE. If you are ganking or ninja-ing to make ISK, good for you! If you experience elation when your team "wins" the battle, you are experiencing the same feeling sportsmen have enjoyed since the ancient Olympians. If you are getting a charge from ruining someone's day, you are lame and a griefer. You can gank someone and still be a good sport. It is a game and it is fun to compete in this way. If you are trying to hurt someone's feelings just for your sadistic pleasure, I hope it is useful on your personal journey.
Having started my 0.0 time as an Atlas renter, it is very interesting to watch their Empire crumble away. Given the potential upsides of rental situations to landlord and tenant, I was surprised to see how terrible Atlas treated their tenants during my time in the southeast.
Whenever Atlas pilots were around, they made it very clear that renters were nothing but stupid annoyances unworthy of any basic respect. Atlas acted like they couldn't be bothered to defend such worthless noobs when the PL and RUS train came rolling. Looking back, it is clear that Atlas had internally decomposed to the point that they couldn't actually serve as liege or protector. Their leadership didn't care about the renters, but they also didn't care about their Empire.
It will be interesting to see if they can hold onto "Fortress Omist" under pressure.
Null sec holds so much promise for all types of pilots if decent leadership can shepherd a situation that allows a balanced ecosystem to flourish. Atlas has demonstrated very well how not to administer a 0.0 empire.
Despite the never ending criticism leveled at the NC, they are at least respectful to their members. Their model outlasted the recent invasion by Atlas and friends. It will be fun to watch how things develop in the future as the Russian incursion plays out. BFF!
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
If you enjoy reading elite PVP EVE blogs, move on along. I am slowly learning some PVP ropes, and today I aquired several burns!
We had a big CTA because of the Goon's new Eastern focus. It was fun to see over a hundred ships assembling in a fleet. The lag really is amazingly problematic, even with just 150 ships or so. I really hope CCP is working hard on fixing that!
We moved into position and camped some strategic gates while the big brains developed a strategy for the battles of the day. When the first big fight happened, I was about the third pilot targeted. I asked for logistics but my buffer Brutix evaporated in a few seconds from the concentrated DPS of dozens of Battleships. With the lag, there was no time for a Logi pilot to get me locked!
I flew my Pod though seriously red Goon infested space, bouncing off planets to dodge the blood thirsty enemies. I managed to make it 4 jumps to an NPC station in Curse with an Atron available. Sadly, that station had no useful mods, so I had to fly "naked" without any mods another 3 jumps to a station with some basic mods to get me back in the fight. Each time I loaded a system it took from 30 seconds to a few minutes to load. Miraculously, I got the Atron into our engagement system to try to help tackle. I rarely fly Atrons, preferring Ishkurs or Incursus', and I was not a ton of help as the engagement was at sniping ranges. I orbited our logistics, hoping to at least be helpful if an interceptor came in close.
We fell back to another system and assembled at a gate to await reinforcements. We were hanging at the gate when BOOM! - I got killed by Goon bombers for the first time! I doubt it is the last time I'll get smoked by a Goonie... They got my POD with a subsequent bomb about a second later. I then realized that I was out in my main clone with all Level 4 implants...
To really make the day awesome, I later tried to help a local pilot in our homespace who was being attacked by a Curse, Vagabond, and Malediction. I warped in with my Ishkur, and got to experience the serious pain of being Neuted to the point of having no cap, no mods, and being unable to warp out while the enemies leisurely take their time shooting you. It was great fun, and I learned to avoid Curses like the plague without some serious backup. (I did have some backup, but no ECM or logistics.)
In short, I got seriously creamed today, 3 times! It was great fun. The PVP is hooking me deeply, but if you see me coming, I wouldn't worry too much -- YET!
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
What we would like CCP to consider:
* Continue developing features until they reach a predetermined 'excellence' level
* Re-evaluate the amount of time allocated to fixing/developing old content and reduce the nonchalant attitude towards re-assigning teams to shiny new content.
* Reconsider the total release schedule time: is it really sufficient to produce 'excellent' quality game design?
Check out the threadnaught and vote to support if you agree at:
Monday, May 31, 2010
If you are getting excited about Planetary Interaction, check out:
These awesome pilots have built a website that will be very helpful when you are planning what planets to set up your PI on. The website allows you to search for "perfect" systems that can produce every PI product. You can also see exactly what can be produced from the planet mix in your system of choice. This works in the IGB.
These same pilots also produce the definitive PI spreadsheet!
Given the idiosyncrasies of setting up PI installations, I highly recommend setting your stuff up on the Sisi test server first. This way you can add and subtract to optimize things without dropping too much cash.
Please share any other awesome PI sites or resources in the comments and I'll add them to the list.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Things are really cooking for me in EVE, so much that I rarely have time to blog these days. I'll try to update on PI after the market craziness post update settles down.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Here's to CCP innovation, let's hope the follow through is impeccable.
BTW, Vote in the CSM if you haven't yet. I am pulling for Mynxee, though there are many excellent candidates.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I am completely unqualified to speculate about WOMEN IN EVE. Please don’t read this with the same voice tone as PIGS IN SPACE, as I don’t know many people (or women for that matter) who like being associated with pigs. Or space(ships). Face it, EVE and internet pew pew spaceships are for Geeks.
While there are certainly female geeks, my distant memories of middle school inform the theory that there is less socially adaptive advantage for women to embrace their inner geekdom. Geeky girls have plenty of opportunities to cross over into other social spheres, whereas the male geek may be more stuck in his social stratus in those formative years.
Despite the fact that half of us playing EVE are over 30 and over the gaming hill (defined by being unable to compete with a 15 year old in ultra-twitch FPS due to age-dulled intellect and slow reflexes), the problem with WOMEN IN EVE began in grade school. Boys with geeky tendencies get sucked into video games early. While there is a sizable and growing proportion of gynecogamers, the estrogenergic ones are dwarfed by a testosterone train (shaped like an Avatar Titan) pounding down the gaming section of your local big box store. If you want to see more women in EVE, you need a better gateway drug for the feminine young-uns than the weak Link, Space Invaders and Mario most of us cut our teeth on.
Once the brain has formed, it is nearly impossible to change deep perceptions of the utility in sitting at a computer for hours at a time yelling into a microphone while punching F1 through F4 and talking smack in local. I can’t even get my wife to play Wii with me despite purchasing fodder such as Agony Christie murder games and Lego cooperative love fests. Selling a non-hardcore gamer on EVE falls below futile into grave folly territory. I often wonder why I love the griefer-infested dark Darwinian paradise of New Eden so much myself! Sadly, that love likely betrays a Machiavellian participant in the endless chaotic drama that pulses through the best sandbox on earth.
Given the upward trend in subscriptions, I think CCP has at least been able to attract the cross dressing role player crowd in addition to the uber-I’m-not-gay homophobic mouthbreathers. Maybe CCP should stick to what they know and keep encouraging those cross dressers to Harden the Fuck Up. If a few exceptional females choose to jump on the train now and then, we all benefit. If EVE remains the ultimate sausage fest in a vacuum, at least it is a damn entertaining exercise in exploring the fun to be had on the dark side of the human behavioral spectrum with a bunch of cross-dressing spaceship fetishists. It may cost a few thousand real world dollars to have your Titan ganked by your ex-corpmates, but it is about the fun, damn it! (The fun shall not be confused with the epeen, see mouth breather comment above…)
More banter on the topic of WOMEN IN EVE:
- The Ladies of New Eden
- Is EVE a man's world?
- Sorry, No Pink Spaceships Here Please
- EVE Blog Banter: Chicks 'N Ships
- Eve Blog Banter: The Girls Who Fly Spaceships
- It’s not about fluffy bloody Kittens people!
- Space Boobies Are Bad, m'kay?
- Special Blog Banter: I Like Girls
- Special Edition or making Eve More Casual
- I wish my wife played EVE
- Is there something special about women?
- CK's Blog Banter
- The Female of the Species
- EVE Online Can Appeal to Women By Adding Casual Content
- Blog Banter: The Ladies
- Women Who Want EVE
- Tech 2 stilettos
- New Eden doesn't need to change for Eve – Adam needs to get over himself
- EVE Online and… women (sorta)
- Think Outside the Spaceship
- EVE's monthly banter - Women, women, women
- Girls Just Wanna Have... Guns!
- Draco Horizons (Blog) <-- Needs to add intro (with links) and list of participants
- Don’t change Eve for me!
- Where Are Teh Laydeez of EVE?
- Where Are All The Wenches?
- EVEquality: The Rise of the Female Gamer
- Women? In MY SPACESHIP? Is she from Mars as well?
- Blog Banter: Captain Kirk Hates Eve
- The Female of the Species
- The Ladies of New Eden
- EVE and the X by X Genetic Succession Unit
- Sociability V
- Girl on Girls in Space
- What women want (in Eve)
- Time Is On Our Side
- Roc Appeal <-- Needs to add intro (with links) and list of participants
- Women in EVE
- Getting In Touch With Our Feminine Side
- It's a woman's world (they just don't know it yet!)
- Women in EVE – Can it be done?
- You'd Rather Be Playing The Sims, Right?
- Blog Banter #17 – Women in Eve
- How To Get The Betty’s
- EVE: WTB girls?
- All about EVE
- Ladies to the gunfight
- Hell hath no fury
- The Ladies of New Eden (An Analysis on How Men are not from Mars, and Women are not from Venus)
- EVE Blog Banter 17: The Ladies of New Eden
- The Ladies of New Eden
- Getting ladies to play Eve Online
- Why Don't More Women Play EVE?? <-- Needs a link to the original banter post in the intro
- Getting Girls to Play EVE
- Et Tu, Brutus? » Blog Archive » Girls, Girls, Girls.
- Why I don’t play Eve Online | Restokin
- Ladies of New Eden | My Blog <-- Make sure to add a list of the other participants!
- The female podling « Ore, Pirates, and Pods
- Tinkers Blog: Ladies in Space
- Ideas on How To Attract More Female Pilots <-- Make sure to add a link back to the original post!
- Ladies of Eve - Blog Banter
- Your agent has ended your mission for not attaining more women <- More links to participants please!
- Let's Fly, Ladies!!
- Bringing the Sisters to EVE
- EnerlaNET Forums - 52 days of Eve Online
- In Search of the Sisters of Eve
- EnerlaNET Forums - Be a man! Fight back!
- Getting more Eves in Eve Online
- Making Bannan Peels Relevant: Gender Inclusiveness in CCP's EVE Online
- Daughters of EVE
- Women in Eve
- “Prove It”: Women In EvE
- It’s Hip To Be Square: Taking Videogames Out of the Basement
- The X-Factor
- The Ladies of New Eden... A Blog Banter Entry by Cattie
- Question: Tell Me What You Think About This? <-- Needs to add intro (with links) and list of participants
- Ain’t No Sunshine
- What Women Want…
- Lady Vengeance, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Pew-Pew
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
My now-ex alliance just lost 1/3 their membership as 4 corps left including the biggest industrial corp and the biggest PVP corp totalling hundreds of pilots. I logged in to find that my corp had dropped roles, and I was stuck in a 0.0 station without any blues as the corp was between alliances! Despite logging in daily, hanging on Vent and reading all corp forum posts and Eve mails, I was completely out of the loop of the coming major changes.
Through all the accusations and bad blood, I am still not sure what happened. I don't want to ride the drama llama but I also don't want to be trampled by a drama llama stampede. Having just contributed 9 figures in ISK to the Alliance fund to build an outpost, having the corp drop from the Alliance shortly after stings badly. If the leadership had indicated that things were shaky, I could have used that ISK for multiple other projects. If trust is the true currency in EVE, this account has been bankrupted by poor communication.
Hopefully things will work out well for all involved parties. I really enjoyed flying with pilots from both the alliance and my corp. It is hard to see things sour and have no clue what happened. I am taking this as a cue to strike out into a new chapter in my EVE saga. My goal is to establish a new foothold in 0.0. I now know much more about null-sec life, so I have ideas about the parameters and strategic situations that will work best for my style of interaction.
My quest to leap off the drama llama and seek out the Temple of Tranquility is about to begin!
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
(This material is used with limited permission of CCP. No official affiliation or endorsement by CCP is stated or implied and they would almost certainly pod me if they ever made the mistake of actually reading this blog).
Saturday, March 6, 2010
However, there is a way to rapidly get access to the endgame content if you have deep pockets and don't mind jumping into the hidden markets of New Eden.
EVE Cheating 101:
Sign up for an EVE account, subscribe.
Start training up a scanning or cyno alt, which will be useful later.
Go to the EVE Online forums and browse through the available Pilots for sale. You should find a good selection of PVP specialists, Industrialists, Traders and Jacks-of-all-trades. Choose your poison and move on to the next step.
Buy PLEX to cover the ISK cost of your character and to purchase any ships or mods you like.
If you have trouble figuring out the ropes after the tutorials, join EVE University, take an Agony Unleashed class, or buy more PLEX and hire a mercenary corp to train you in PVP basics.
Please note, CCP officially sanctions this behavior. This procedure utilizes legal mechanics within the EVE Online TOS.
In fair warning, many pilots would be offended if they knew you achieved your power in EVE through such means. More importantly, having things in EVE does not equate to knowing how to use them. Should you get yourself blown up feel free to buy more ISK, and keep buying things from my market orders!
While you may be able to cheat your way to a Titan in EVE, keeping that ship alive will be a real challenge. In the meantime, by buying PLEX you are allowing established pilots to play EVE for free. Losing ships that you don't know how to fly benefits miners and industrialists who produce goods and work the markets. When you buy PLEX, CCP gets paid for making a great game. We all win!
If you've never ventured out to the frontier before, find a welcoming corp and take the leap! You can always pop back into high sec to mission or trade when you feel like it.
Thanks to DOTLAN and eve-files for maintaining such a great resource!
Friday, March 5, 2010
You can see all the info on changes here. I am impressed by the mention in the Dev blog of the CSM being consulted regarding rule changes and the new auction system.
This is the sort of use of the CSM that will help legitimize the body for players. I think the CSM quality this time around is superb, and it is turning into a useful and functional process. I hope CCP keeps using the CSM and letting us know about it.
Good luck to the competing Alliances! I also hope CCP considers video streams of all battles this time around.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
The skill system which Tobold maligns allows a very young player to be highly useful in gang and fleet warfare with veteran players within a week or two of starting the game as a tackler or scout. I certainly don't think a 2 week player on the WOW rails would be able to interact meaningfully at all with lvl 80 WOW players in a PVP situation.
In EVE, you cannot buy your way to easy mode. Using specialized and expensive ships makes you a tremendous target. You fly ships like that for a specific purpose or role with great understanding of the risk and appropriate fleet backup. There is no uber-unstoppable ship for every situation! (Sorry Tengu pilots...)
Monday, February 8, 2010
With 56 entries, the last Blog Banter contest was a huge success.
Despite a major snafu with terrible formatting in the initial post through Gmail, Crazy Kinux gave me the benefit of the doubt and selected this blog as one of the 10 winners:
- 1st Prize - $100 in EVE Store merchandise: Wench with a Wrench
- 2nd Prize - $50 in EVE Store merchandise: Don't Fear the Mutant
- 3rd Prize- $25 in EVE Store merchandise: Into the unknown with gun and camera
- 4th Prize - $25 in EVE Store merchandise: Sered's Lives
And the following bloggers each win a 14 Day EVE Time Code:
- Vive Virtual
- Why do I love EVE Online
- An Extremely Complicated Survival Machine
- Ecliptic Rift
Thanks for coordinating the contest, CK! I really enjoyed reading through the amazing entries. I also found a few more excellent EVE blogs to subscribe to, which is a nice bonus.
(You can reach me at: Jagginsi0i(at)gmail.com)
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
My newfound bloodlust caused me some grief tonight, however. We had an incursion of neuts and in my haste to join the rapid response fleet, I forgot that I was in my clone with +4s that I keep at the station I do my production and market stuff at.
Distracted by my 2 year old almost waking from his nap on the monitor, I warped to the wrong gate, got behind the fleet, and got picked off by a sneaky cloaky strike force at a gate my fleet had just warped past. (The sneaky bastards were too smart to engage the fleet, they wisely waited to gank the straggler instead!)
So far in learning PVP I am down a Vexor and a Thorax. Despite my losses, I am feeling comfortable to now fly a Brutix when the FC calls for bigger ships! Hopefully this sad tale will remind some other pilot to check that JC before joining their CTA...
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Everyone is waiting to see where Goons set their sights after they regroup in Syndicate. If they decide to amuse themselves with another high sec jihad, it will likely even eclipse Hulkageddon!
The churn seems to be accelerating. I am enthralled by the ripples of complexity as human behavior is channeled into metagaming and exploding internet spaceships! Dominion lag is a downer, but I am overall delighted by the cataclysmic shake up out in null-sec.
A Machiavellian toast to War, Profits, Pew, and Politics!
Monday, January 25, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Welcome to the fourteenth 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 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 email@example.com. Check out other EVE Blog Banter articles at the bottom of this post!
The first banter of 2010 comes to us from the EVE Blog Father, CrazyKinux himself, who asks the following: As we begin another year in New Eden, ask yourselves "What Now?" What will I attempt next? What haven't I done so far in EVE? Was it out fear, funds, or knowledge? Have I always wanted to start my own corporation, but have never dared doing so? Is there a fledging mercenary waiting to come out of its shell? Or maybe an Industrialist? What steps and objectives will I set myself to accomplish in order to reach my ultimate goal for this year? EVE is what you make of it. So, what is it going to be for you?