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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The New Home

Maeve stared nervously at her directional scan reports, spamming refresh every 10 seconds.

Despite the fact that every connecting hole had eyes, and there was an active wing of the fleet quite literally looking for a fight, Maeve was reminded by looking at her records, that the majority of her losses were in industrial ships, in situations quite like these. Ships where she could not defend herself, or back-up wasn't quick enough to get to her.

This combined with the fact that she was commander of her little mining wing, her finger hovered nervously over the "warp fleet" button, just in case someone decided they'd make a sneak in and make quick work of them. Because, that is just how it happens out in the nothing.

There were many observances Maeve had made since they'd moved in their new class of wormhole. A bigger, larger, and richer wormhole.

ADHCs vacation had taught them that they could indeed live in a wormhole without having to choose between being gleefully poor pvp crazed animals, or rich bored site runners.

The first, and obvious observation is there are many sites to be had, and in that is much more profit, not to mention a constant feed of things to do.

Second observation, despite that it seems less frequent, pvp has become much larger and intense than the small gangs we had become accustomed to in our lower class WH.

Fleets of 30+ aren't such a shock now, back when we thought we were high rollin with a fleet of 7.

I will confess the carebear in me is glad to have so many more rich sites to attend to..... but it is equally fun to engage in some larger scale skirmishes mixed in with your traditional smaller roaming WH gangs.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Roc Wieler's YC113

Love him or hate him, Roc Wieler is a force not to be ignored. And as we find again, a damned talented musician.

Personally I was ecstatic to learn he had released another symphonic style album, similar to my all time favorite Bio .

As always, what Roc presents to us is more than just fan music. His music tells a story. And with YC113 this holds true more than ever.

From the Prologue which tells us the adventure and excitement that is EVE. Quickly followed by the track New Eden, lest we forget the beautiful, and often overlooked beauty that is New Eden. This point is driven home with a sweeping and emotional score that would make even the most battle-hardened pilot stop for a moment and admire the vast space of New Eden, the place we all call home.

Roc's knock for capturing New Edens varied races and cultures in unrivaled and well captured. From the sexiness of the Gallente (cause you know, we are sexy thangs)... to the power through religion of the Amarr.

You can close your eyes and imagine each of the peoples of New Eden whom Roc has lovingly described to us through music.

The of course, there is even a track (or 2) for the on-going mystery of the relationship between Roc and Mynxee.

Maybe one day Maeve will be lucky enough to get her own theme song. ;)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Issue #025 - Published 7th October 2011

I don't know about you, but I am always looking forward to finding my shiny new issue of EON in my mailbox. Its like a mini-Christmas.
And for this issue, I am especially excited to read about our beloved CraxyKinux, whom I've had the honor to work with briefly in a few fleeting podcast adventures.
Take a look, order a copy... or even a subscription, its worth every penny

Dominion was the last time the foundations of null-sec were reformed and, while intentions were good, two years on things haven't turned out quite as hoped. Now CCP is preparing to set things right again, only this time with long-term vision that could impact not just 0.0 space, but every part of EVE Online. <>> 's Brendan Drain explores the potential for EVE's long-term future and sees reason to be quietly optimistic.

If you weren't tempted into EVE by the boasts of an impending expansion, it may have been due to the exploits of the players - those that have stolen and scammed their way to become New Eden's most notorious characters. From Nightfreeze to Cally and from Remedial to Istvaan Shogaatsu, we look at the 10 biggest thefts and most notorious scams that dominated EVE's early years.

The Noble Exchange has probably been the most contentious addition to EVE since the game first went live, providing a means for characters to dress themselves up in specialist virtual clothing at a premium non-game-breaking price. We fired off a load of questions to CCP to see how business has been going and ask what's in store for the next iteration of NeX as a new expansion nears.

Six months on since they were introduced to New Eden, we evaluate and explore EVE's most recent gameplay addition, with a guide to joining and emerging victorious against the Sansha hordes. Also in our expanded 15-page Knowledge Base Guide section we dig behind the back story to bring you the definitive history of CONCORD.

In Crowd with CCP Zulu & CCP Tallest
0utbreak, Vuk Lau and Colossus Technologies profiled
The latest CSM and 0.0 Report
The CrazyKinux Story
All you need to know about hiring mercenaries
Alliance Tournament Testflight
The Rise & Fall of ATLAS
Apocalypse under the spotlight
Who's top of the BattleClinic Rankings?