The Amarr Championships: I am gratified that God has blessed Lady Catiz Tash-Murkon as the next Empress. Her name was in my morning supplications. I must concede that the victory was narrow; God clearly wishes for us to move forward, … Continue reading
This month’s Blog Banter is fun: “So soon(tm) we will have Eve Online, Valkyrie, Gunjack and the as yet untitled FPS to replace DUST514/Project Legion. Are we missing anything else? Are then any other games CCP should be looking into? … Continue reading
I have voted in the CSM XI elections. I am not going to offer explicit endorsements, nor will I offer my ballot. What I will offer is the thesis that I used to vote: The CSM is not a formal … Continue reading
In previous years, the Alliance Tournament was a source of great excitement here at BadWrongFun. Videos were shared, tactics dissected, wagers made. This year, it is not. I do not believe it is the teams. To the contrary, everything I … Continue reading
Comments are working! The blog banter for this month concerns missiles. The only thing I know about missiles is that I can hardly even fire them, let alone comment on their performance! Fortunately, Rixx Javix has come to my rescue with this … Continue reading
CSM member and Goonswarm head diplomat Sion Kumitomo Thoric Frosthammer (thank you to his fellow CSM Sugar Kyle for the correction!) has a reasonable-seeming proposal concerning the new sovereignty system: This is a major hole in this sovereignty system. The wealth in … Continue reading
The new client for the Macintosh is superlative! I will post more when I am not enjoying high quality, high resolution and 50FPS so much. … Continue reading
I apologize for the quiet here. It reflects the quiet generally. Life is not impressed with the priorities we set ourselves. It always has something better. EVE has existed in tension with itself since its inception. The world is a … Continue reading
CCP Fozzie announced a contest of sorts yesterday:
Out of character, I can reveal that this storyline and the associated donation drive will lead directly to new technology falling into the hands of players in the near future. The relative success of each empire’s donation drive will determine in what order each faction will get access to this new technology.
Each faction navy will also express their gratitude through a special ingame item representing an honorary commission to their forces. The commissions will be given to the character that donates the highest value of Neural Network Analyzers and Sleeper Data Libraries (combined and weighted) to each faction over the course of the event.
Each commission will be a unique item that will forever contain the name of the winning character in the description.
Sounds like fun for those who do that sort of wormholery. Rhavas at Interstellar Privateer is clearly interested, but thinks the offer doesn’t go far enough. In a provocatively-titled post, he says that they’re lying to you. He’s right, of course, at least in character.
The new tech falling into our hands can only be connected with the promised player construction of stargates leading to a new space, I think (Drackarn lists other, perhaps more likely answers). CCP says that the new tech is going to trickle down to us through the empire factions. Rhavas–if he’s not scamming us for gate construction materials–proposes that we force CCP into setting another place at that table by donating to Gillome Renard. How cool is that?
The contest is a great idea, and doesn’t seem like a lie on its face. Capsuleers, however, shouldn’t take the word of the empires. The player base has proven in the past that it can steer CCP in new directions. Let’s tweak that lore!
There is a regular piety shared widely among Eve players. It says that the big battles and other large-scale player-generated content are the only real content in the game, because it is the only content the press will report on. … Continue reading