Gaming

Update on things & new poll!

Posted in EVE Online, Gaming, General, Graphics, Life, MMORPG, PC, poll on June 26th, 2009 by Godlesswanderer – Comments

A short post to give you an update on recent events and the things floating around my head.

More time for EVE!

As I mentioned a couple posts ago, I had almost no time for EVE as the deadline for my Graphic Design course at college was coming closer and closer. Now here we are, a couple weeks later. The deadline has passed and all my work has been handed in and graded.
My initial happiness was quickly shot down as my internet speed was capped (or so I thought) to dial up speeds and I started imagining having to stay up all night over and over to get some EVE time in. Luckily though, this morning I regained my normal internet speed so I think it was just problems with the line or something.

Professional graphics?

Over the summer, I want to properly set up my own personal graphics website to help bring in some money and over the last couple days I’ve been trying to put together a name and logo with little success initially. It didn’t take long though until I got in my stride and cranked out a name and a few prototype logos. Once I’ve bought the domain names in preparation and cranked out a few more logo prototypes, I’ll let you all know and you can give me your opinions on them.

In the mean time, you can still request custom EVE graphics via my email or EVE Mail (Godlesswanderer). You can find my current prices at my Custom EVE Graphics page.

New poll: Should I continue?

I assume you’ve all read my latest attempt at some EVE fan fiction and since there hasn’t been any comments, I’d like to gauge the general feeling of it and whether my fan fiction is good enough for it to be worth me continuing with them (I’ll still be writing them, just not posting them). So, with that said, point those eyes downwards and click away.

EVE Fiction: Drifter

Posted in EVE Online, Fiction, Gallente, Gaming, MMORPG, PC on June 15th, 2009 by Godlesswanderer – Comments

Internal log
15/06/233477
04:33 ICT (Internal Capsule Time)

Some say that in the cold, dark depths of space, no one can hear you scream.

They would be right.

Of course, I’ve given up screaming now. No one’s coming.

It’s been months according to my pod’s internal clock but I’ve drifted past so many inhabited planets, moons and even asteroid clusters, all going through their own unique solar orbit that my pod’s internal clock and my body’s own internal clock are massively out of sync. So much so, that I often find myself waking up without any recollection of ever falling asleep.

Every now and then I catch glimpses of a distant object reflecting the sun’s rays back at me. Usually it takes a few minutes for the random glint to disappear but sometimes I happen to be drifting in its general direction.

There have been 58 moments like this and of course, it’s never a ship. It’s usually a chunk of space debris, or a piece of asteroid blasted free by a misaligned mining laser. The feeling of disappointment when drifting towards what may be life and then finding it’s an inanimate object is indescribable.
It’s then that I wish my pod had full functionality. One painless, self inflicted zap to my cerebral cortex and I’d be waking up in a fresh new body back in a warm, cushy Gallente station. But no, I cannot be rewarded with this sweet release. It seems that I am forever cursed to drift through the frozen wastelands of wherever I am.

After the destruction of my ship, my pod was quickly locked and fired upon. Luckily for me, the one shot the attackers managed to get off only glanced off my pod. Unluckily for me, that shot hit one of the main circuit clusters and knocked out all but a few of my pod’s systems. It also cracked the fuel casing and I immediately started leaking fuel. I had enough fuel to get away but not enough to stop my ship drifting and not enough active systems to accurately guide my pod to a safe destination.
I managed to warp to a nearby safe spot but my fuel ran out as I dropped out of warp, which was when I started to drift.

Maybe, as an old Amarr friend of mine would say, this is atonement for my sins earlier in life. We capsuleers are immortal so the Gods have to find other ways to punish us for committing sins.
Of course, I believe that it’s all bullshit but it sure does make you think and I’ve got a hell of a long time to think out here.

Capsuleer scan initiated.
Subject is unresponsive.
Result: 95% chance of unconsciousness.

Communications incoming…

From: Captain Yugari; CSS Flybird

This is Captain Yugari of the CSS Flybird, please respond. We are a member of the Concord Search & Rescue fleet. We received your pod’s automated distress calls and came as soon as possible.

Attempting to wake subject.
Failed.

This is Captain Yugari of the CSS Flybird, please respond.

Attempting to wake subject…

Well that was a close one!

Posted in EVE Online, Gaming, MMORPG, PC, Twitter on June 8th, 2009 by Godlesswanderer – Comments

Earlier today, I logged into EVE to change a skill to find that my subscription had expired. Being that I hadn’t realised that my subscription needed renewing, I hadn’t made sure that I had some extra money stored away for another 60 days of EVE time. This led me to post a tweet in which I did what all good Twitter users do, complain. I then went downstairs to watch the new Ross Kemp in Search of Pirates and just forgot about it.
Around an hour later, I came back online to check my emails and I found an email that gave me that feeling of excitement that I only really feel on birthdays and Christmas. Diana, of EVE Time Code, had seen my tweet of despair and had very kindly donated the money for me to buy another 60 days of EVE and for that, I am infinitely grateful.

Next time you need to buy a time code or two (or more!), please consider getting them from Diana at EveTimeCode.com. I’d greatly appreciate it and I’m sure she would too.

Video: Are you sane enough?

Posted in Comedy, EVE Online, Gaming, MMORPG, PC, Video on June 4th, 2009 by Godlesswanderer – Comments

There’s a new EVE video making the rounds, EVE: Test of Sanity. I dare any of you to watch this without laughing at least once. It’s a tough feat to perform.

For those of you familiar with EVE Hell (and those of you who aren’t should definitely check it out), you’ll notice that it’s quite similar and while it’s no EVE Hell, it is pretty damn good.
Thanks to Wensley for sending the link my way via Twitter.

Speaking of Twitter, if you wish to follow me it’s as simple as clicking here and then clicking follow.

Information Combination

Posted in Corporation, Dev Blog, EVE Online, Gaming, Graphics, MMORPG, PC, empyrean age on June 1st, 2009 by Godlesswanderer – Comments

I haven’t been able to post for a while so I thought I’d try something new, a combination of what was intended to be more than one post into one.

Where have I been?

For some odd reason, I feel compelled to tell you where I’ve been over my 4-ish years in EVE Online.

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It seems like I’ve pretty much stayed around one (rather large) area for most of my EVE career, that being the Gallente and Caldari regions, more recently stretching up into the more lawless areas of space. You can even see the routes I took going back and forth between a couple areas in Amarr space while a member of a corporation a RL friend started (but unfortunately he quit not long afterwards).
Lately I’ve been staying more up north, close to the market hub of Oursulaert (is that even a market hub anymore?), which is actually where I joined my first corporation (The Digital Mercenaries). The only reason I’ve been staying up in Oursulaert is because I am training to fit a hardwiring implant and since the implant cost me around 175 million ISK, I’d rather not risk it being blown up. Plus, with my new found wealth, I’ve been in a buying mood a lot of the time lately.

CSM 2009 Results!

So, the results are in on the 2009 CSM elections and the new CSM delegates that you all chose are as follows;

  • Dierdra Vaal
  • Vuk Lau
  • mazzilliu
  • Zastrow J
  • Erik Finnegan
  • Avalloc
  • Omber Zombie
  • Larkonis Trassler
  • Meissa Anunthiel

During the elections (that I’m sure you’re sick of me talking about by now), 9.74% of current EVE subscribers voted compared to the 8.61% of last time. I would hope that the extra 1.13% are due to my “I’ve Voted” campaign but I kinda doubt it. A man can dream though! :D

In other news…

Some other, unrelated, news.

  • I recently started reading EVE: The Empyrean Age again. I started almost a year ago but only got a few pages in before I lost it. I know, I’m not sure how I lost such a chunky book.
  • Casiella Truza (from Ecliptic Rift) recently commissioned me to create a forum signature, which I will show you all once Casiella has given me some feedback and it’s all paid for.
  • I finished World War Z over the weekend at the insistence of my girlfriend (Heather). She bought it for my birthday last year, I’d been feeling quite bad that I still hadn’t read it all.
    By the way, if you don’t have it already you should definitely pick it up and give it a read. Such a great book for anyone secretly preparing for a zombie outbreak as we speak. I know who you are!
  • I may be posting less over the next few weeks as it’s getting very close to the end of term at college, which means that I’m going to be spending almost 100% of my time desperately trying to catch up with my work before the final assessment week.