Also, your mom called? And said it’s her birthday?
Jester’s got a post up about EVE being a griefing sandbox, and I think there’s some truth to that. Although I don’t agree with everything he said, he (as usual) raises some great points. So what IS a griefer, and … Continue reading
Two years ago, when my fitting skills were (more) primitive, I longed to fly bigger ships with more slots, the better to make up for a fit’s failings. That meant battleships, but I was comfortable for several months flying the Hurricane on shooty ops. I took my time, and didn’t leap into a ‘Phewn at the first opportunity. No, when I debuted in a battleship, it was in the baddest boat within my reach.
The Fleet Tempest became my go-to ship when kersplosions were the order of the day. I loved this thing, christened Poison Arrow after the ABC song. Its profile even looks a bit like a bow being drawn, if the longbows in your world have attached screen doors.
Someone had to say it, I guess. 🙂 It’s true, though. I’m the product owner for an application at the company I work for. I’ve implemented some relatively large features in the last year, but the things people have gone … Continue reading
My EVE experience has always been about the pretty. From hulls to starscapes, I want to see, feel and smell the game’s textures. I’ve called EVE space opera, and nowhere is this more obvious than in its primitive astrophysics, which takes Newton and stuffs his laws of motion where the lens flares don’t shine. Planets and moons hang there like toys, but toys rendered in precise detail. The nebulae overpower objects that in a real universe would be much brighter. Some planets appear only indirectly lit by their stars.
I thought I’d dig out screenshots from my past, so let’s start this show with the very first one in my current computer. Two years ago, I was still pretty new in New Eden. I was just learning combat, and as Duncan I was training up some industrial hauling skills to supplement our mining. Here’s Suz bringing a POS online while I arrive with a load of fuel. Did you know that the Mammoth is camouflaged for Min-space? Neither did I.
Joshua: Greetings, Professor Falken. Stephen Falken: Hello, Joshua. Joshua: A strange game. The only winning move is not to play. How about a nice game of chess? — from WarGames No, I haven’t decided that the only winning move … Continue reading
The EVE blogosphere has probably always had an ongoing conversation about improving the game, but the dial seems to be turned up a notch these days. Perhaps this is driven by hints of a decrease in subscriptions. Or departures of … Continue reading
ED-209: not programmed to discuss your feelings.
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It is an old joke, which I first heard from Ripard Teg, that people would rather read about EVE than play it. Malcanis, fresh off his term on CSM 8, made an excellent point that it made sense for CCP … Continue reading