Monday, August 9, 2010

First tear extraction

So I haven't posted in a long time but I collected my first set of tears last week and, like a proud new parent, just had to post...

[ 2010.08.06 21:30:20 ] Luna Pretoria > what r u doing?
[ 2010.08.06 21:30:37 ] Percival Chubsworth > cleaning up the space lanes
[ 2010.08.06 21:30:48 ] Luna Pretoria > this is my loot, don;t touch
[ 2010.08.06 21:31:44 ] Percival Chubsworth > ok
[ 2010.08.06 21:32:34 ] Luna Pretoria > hey piss off!
[ 2010.08.06 21:42:22 ] Luna Pretoria > piss off asshole
[ 2010.08.06 21:43:35 ] Percival Chubsworth > looks like your armor is draining!
[ 2010.08.06 21:43:50 ] Luna Pretoria > ur a thief and a critic now?
[ 2010.08.06 21:44:13 ] Percival Chubsworth > not criticizing. just an observation
[ 2010.08.06 21:44:29 ] Luna Pretoria > my armor is please leave my salvage alone
[ 2010.08.06 21:45:26 ] Percival Chubsworth > unattended wrecks must be cleaned up otherwise you may be subject to a fine from CONCORD
[ 2010.08.06 21:45:48 ] Luna Pretoria > I'm in a bloody mish!!!
[ 2010.08.06 21:45:52 ] Luna Pretoria > leave my shit alone
[ 2010.08.06 21:47:10 ] Percival Chubsworth > unfortunately CONCORD doesn't allow for the initiating action... mission or not
[ 2010.08.06 21:48:38 ] Luna Pretoria > ur a bloody thief I'm killing and you are stealing my mish iskies
[ 2010.08.06 21:48:59 ] Luna Pretoria > I need that loot I am new and don;t have much
[ 2010.08.06 21:50:58 ] Percival Chubsworth > you have a battleship. that's pretty good for being new!
[ 2010.08.06 21:54:39 ] Luna Pretoria > ya but no guns or skills for them
[ 2010.08.06 21:54:51 ] Luna Pretoria > I deed that loot to build my rigs
[ 2010.08.06 21:54:57 ] Luna Pretoria > need*
[ 2010.08.06 21:55:13 ] Luna Pretoria > I've get med guns in a battlehsip, that's all I can muster
[ 2010.08.06 21:55:58 ] Percival Chubsworth > it's like having a big new house and not being able to afford the furniture!
[ 2010.08.06 21:56:00 ] Luna Pretoria > less than 3 months
[ 2010.08.06 21:56:24 ] Luna Pretoria > ya, and it is somewhat frustrating but fun nonetheless
[ 2010.08.06 21:56:49 ] Percival Chubsworth > well... as long as you're having fun

So a couple of minutes go by and I notice he isn't coming back so I think... why just salvage his wrecks if I can take his loot too!

[ 2010.08.06 21:58:30 ] Percival Chubsworth > are you coming back? plenty more stuff to shoot!
[ 2010.08.06 21:59:44 ] Luna Pretoria > why? so you can take my salvage?
[ 2010.08.06 22:01:31 ] Luna Pretoria > u kill them....I'll go start another mish
[ 2010.08.06 22:02:37 ] Percival Chubsworth > ok. good luck getting furniture for that big empty house
[ 2010.08.06 22:03:30 ] Luna Pretoria > I enjoy empty spaces
[ 2010.08.06 22:06:18 ] Percival Chubsworth > see you around.  and welcome to EVE.
[ 2010.08.06 22:11:47 ] Luna Pretoria > your the welcoming comittee now???
[ 2010.08.06 22:12:03 ] Luna Pretoria > I look forward to the opportunity to see you again
[ 2010.08.06 22:12:24 ] Percival Chubsworth > it's one of my unofficial duties
[ 2010.08.06 22:12:57 ] Percival Chubsworth > likewise... but remember... keep those space lanes clear of wrecks or someone else will
[ 2010.08.06 22:14:07 ] Luna Pretoria > why don;t u let people clena up their own shit when they are done their mish instead of stelaing it from them....and then stealing their loot too when they that also ur official role?
[ 2010.08.06 22:14:39 ] Luna Pretoria > why donlt yo ucome join me before my time is up?
[ 2010.08.06 22:15:33 ] Luna Pretoria > I mean jeez...a petty little newbie with less than 3 months skills
[ 2010.08.06 22:16:36 ] Percival Chubsworth > yep... all part of the role
[ 2010.08.06 22:18:05 ] Percival Chubsworth > if you're such a newbie you may want to consider flying something easier than a battleship
[ 2010.08.06 22:19:05 ] Luna Pretoria > then come teach me how to fly it
[ 2010.08.06 22:20:35 ] Percival Chubsworth > ok... you eject from the ship into your pod and i'll board it
[ 2010.08.06 22:20:51 ] Luna Pretoria > as yo like
[ 2010.08.06 22:21:11 ] Percival Chubsworth > where are u?
[ 2010.08.06 22:21:47 ] Luna Pretoria > u mean you can't find me?
[ 2010.08.06 22:23:04 ] Percival Chubsworth > well... most ships have a module that would let me track you by the sound of your tears... but not this one
[ 2010.08.06 22:23:53 ] Luna Pretoria > my ears are tearing up for real
[ 2010.08.06 22:24:42 ] Percival Chubsworth > i've never heard of ears doing that... eyes maybe... but not ears
[ 2010.08.06 22:26:47 ] Luna Pretoria > like u said...see u around
[ 2010.08.06 22:27:10 ] Percival Chubsworth > thanks for your deposit to the tear bank!

I'm hoping there will be plenty more tears to come by in the future.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

New Tyrannis trailer

Check out the new Tyrannis trailer just released.  Is it just me or is it a departure from CCP's usual approach to trailers?  It looks too much like an arcade game focused on pew pew.  And the voice acting?  Lousy!  Where's the cool music?  Where are the ominous sounding voices?  Ok ok... I'm still excited about it.  Come on May 18th!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Am I the only person worried about Incarna?

So I think I may be the only one afraid about Incarna, specifically the new features of having a full body avatar and walking in stations. Ok, well maybe not the only one, but judging by the anticipation on the forums, we're probably a minority.  Here's why.

One of the things I love most about EVE is there is a dark, raw anonymity to it. In EVE, you're known by your ship, your actions, and, if you choose, by your chat comments.  There's a certain mysteriousness and brutal elegance to it and, for me anyway, matches what life in space would probably be like... cold, ominous, dangerous.  I think that watching my character and others walking around a station would take away from that and erode the "cool" factor. (yes I did just use the 'c' word but you know what I mean).  I worry that the full body avatars would make things too cartoonish.  Heck, I don't even like the headshots we have as avatars now.  I think they look kind of silly, almost as if they belong to a different game.  If you've played Star Trek Online, you'll know what I'm talking about.  The ground combat and in-station look and feel are awful and look amateurish. 

I know it's still really early and we don't have a lot of information or screenshots to go by so I'm willing to give it the benefit of the doubt for two reasons...

One, I know that CCP won't release anything they're not proud of or that takes away from the overall EVE experience, and...
Two, I'm sure that walking in stations will have a meaningful, and probably optional, role to the play in the game.

But... I'm still worried.  Your thoughts?

Friday, April 23, 2010


Welcome to the inaugural post of my blog!

First, a bit about me. I've been playing EVE on and off for a couple of years now. Been getting more into it lately. I'm Caldari, run missions, do a little mining, trade, and dabble in a little low-sec killing now and then. Unlike a lot of pilots in New Eden I'm not hardcore about any particular profession or line of work. Heck, it's all fun!

So what's this blog going to be about? I'm planning to share my experiences and thoughts about EVE, both about in-game activities and EVE in general. Hoping to stir up some conversation and opinions in the process. With some of the biggest changes coming to the game in the Tyrannis (planetary interaction) and Incarna (walking in-stations, full body avatars) expansions, there won't be a shortage of good and not so good things to talk about. Look for some opinionated posts on these once they come out.

Also, I took advantage of the special offer they were running on all the EON back issues. If you haven't seen EON magazine yet, get it now! If you have even a passing interest in EVE you'll love this magazine. Interesting thing is I started back with issue #1 and I'm reading them in order. It's great reading about what the devs were planning all those years ago and to see what did/didn't make it into the game. I'll be sharing some of these nuggets in future posts.

Finally, you're probably wondering how I came up with the blog title. There's a level 1 or 2 courier mission where the item to be transported is... you guessed it... one unit of prop comic. I thought it was funny to see a lighter side to EVE in an otherwise dark and serious universe. Anyway, if come across this mission, let me know what agent grants it. I can't remember.

So that's it for post #1. Hope y'all come back for more.