New Poll: What would you like to see?

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I originally intended for my next post to be based on my recruitment into my new corporation, but it seems to be taking a little while for my application to be processed. So, as a back up plan, I’ve decided to ask you all a question I’ve wanted answers to for months now. And that question being;

What would you like to see in this blog?

In other words, what would you like me to write about, or do? I set up a little poll (which you can see to the right and below) in which you can vote. In case the choices need a bit of explaining:

  • Post more regularly – Kind of explains itself.
  • Contests – Hold contests with either real-world or in-game prizes.
  • Show off more graphics – More posts showing off any graphics (forum signatures, banners, etc.) that I create for people
  • Other – Another choice which you specify in the comments. After all, there’s no point in voting ‘Other’ if I don’t know what ‘Other’ is.

So, point those eyes to the right or downwards and get to voting!

Corporation, EVE Online, Gaming, MMORPG, PC February 17th 2009

(Not so) Teeny tiny update

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Little update from the virtual world of me.

Firstly, based on the great comment from Aurea in my last post, I’ve set up a skill plan in EVEMon to keep me reminded of the direction I should be heading. Well, not exactly based on, more copied every skill.
You’ll notice that there are some skills missing but that’s only because I’ve already trained those. I started training these skills as soon as I read Aurea’s comment and went out to buy the skills. Luckily for me, they were all within one jump away.

Skill plan for Godlesswanderer

1. Shield Management III

2. Tactical Shield Manipulation I

3. Tactical Shield Manipulation II

4. Tactical Shield Manipulation III

5. Tactical Shield Manipulation IV

6. Missile Launcher Operation IV

7. Missile Launcher Operation V

8. Guided Missile Precision I

9. Guided Missile Precision II

10. Guided Missile Precision III

11. Target Navigation Prediction I

12. Target Navigation Prediction II

13. Target Navigation Prediction III

14. Warhead Upgrades I

15. Warhead Upgrades II

16. Warhead Upgrades III

Total time: 17 days, 2 hours, 44 minutes, 51 seconds

Secondly, I checked back at my recruitment thread earlier and luckily for me, the EVE community hadn’t given up on me and I had two new replies. I’m not sure if this is the way to go about it but whenever I’m looking out for a corporation to join, along with the general corp profession, etc. I also wait for a corporation that just feels right to me. One in which I feel I’ll have the most fun, even though at the moment all I know is the name and the information in their recruitment thread.

So, as I was saying. One of the replies is from a corporation called The Galactic Inquisition; and lo and behold, it feels right. I couldn’t get in touch with the capsuleer that replied in my thread as he was offline but I sent him a message asking for some more info, such as whether they have a corp killboard. I have no idea why but there’s something that I love about having my kills (and losses) plastered up on a public killboard for all to see. I guess it’s the pirate in me itching to get out.
Providing all goes well, the next time I talk to you, I could be the newest member of The Galactic Inquisition and my items and ships will be on their way to their new home.

Fly safe boys and girls.

Corporation, EVE Online, Gaming, MMORPG, PC, Pirate February 14th 2009

Pirate or nothing?

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Yesterday evening (while getting Heather to search the forums for pirate corporation recruitment threads), I posted my own recruitment info thread so as to get corporations coming to me as well as me finding them. Around 40 minutes later, I got a reply saying;

I was going to reply but then i read

“Can fly a Covetor Mining Barge and an Iteron Mk V ideal for hauling large amounts of minerals, ore, loot (), etc. (as mentioned above).”

If you want to pirate u can sell that barge and come join us, never to speak of the M word again.

And this was from someone called Miner Taur.

After reading this reply, it got me thinking. Pirates seem to generally be split over the issue of taking part in certain ‘carebear’ activities. There are some pirates (solo or corporations) that believe that to be successful and earn  a substantial amount of money as a pirate, it would be foolish to have pirating as your one and only profession. There are other pirates that believe that if you want to be a true pirate, all of your EVE time should be spent focused on pirating and nothing else. These are also the kinds of people that you’ll see in the forums calling ‘carebears’ (or pirates that mine, build, run missons etc.) weak.

Personally, I’m in the first camp. While I’m not entirely sure that pirating (as a profession) needs a boost, everyone needs a back up plan. I also think that this applies to all other professions too. If your main source of income dries up you need to have another, reliable profession to fall back on.
This is especially important if you have something that you spend your ISK on regularly, such as  time codes, POS fuel, etc.

While this is my opinion, I’d love to know what your opinions are on this subject. Even if you’re not a pirate, I’d still like to know your opinion in regards having back up plans to other professions.

In other news, I’ve started to get urges to fly Caldari. I have no idea why but I’m starting to love the blocky, shinyness of the ships. So, to help me make a decision, I’ve put up a new poll on the right. You know the drill, point those eyes to the right and engage that clicking finger.

Update:

I’ve put the poll below as it’s no longer in the sidebar.

And the votes are in…

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So 14 comments and 11 votes later, the results are in! And the general consensus seems to be that I should try and find a corporation, so that’s what I shall do.

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Now, the usual step here would be to ask you guys what type of corporation I should join but I think I’ve pretty much made up my mind already. I’ve realised that regardless of what I’m doing in EVE, the cure for my boredom always seems to be to blow something up. And it makes it all the more sweet if there is another player (and a ransom) involved. So, as you might have just guessed, I’m going to go back to my old pirating ways.
I’m going to have to revise my Corporation Recruitment info page to reflect my current situation, so I’ll do that later on tonight. Once I’ve stopped being amazed at the couple of inches of snow we’re getting at the moment. Right now the info is pretty vague, so I need to make it more specific to my needs and/or preferences.

In other news, CrazyKinux over at CrazyKinux’s Musing posted the six new members of the EVE Blog Pack after a few months of what I’m sure was very tough deliberation. Unfortunately, I didn’t make it into the Blog Pack but rather than let it get me down, I’m going to soldier on and carry on blogging for the next Blog Pack re-shuffle. After being in the Blog Pack when it was only a wee baby, and having not been in it for months, it’s still strange to see my comparitively low view count. On a very good day, I seem to only get half of my old 50-60 views per day; although that’s probably also partly due to my lack of regular posts compared to my old posting schedule.
That said, congratulations to the bloggers that did get in to the Blog Pack. Make sure you keep up the great posts, otherwise I might be the one taking your place. ;)

Corporation, Yes or No?

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An extremely short post tonight, something to help me make a decision. As you might have noticed, I’ve stuck a poll up on the right sidebar for you to give me your opinion on my latest dilemma.

Basically, I’m not sure as to whether to start looking for a corporation and I’d like the feedback of you, my lovely readers. So, point those beautiful eyes to the right and use that mouse hand of yours.
Also, be sure to leave a comment here if you need to elaborate on the reason for your vote.

Update:
I’ve added the poll below as it is no longer in the sidebar.

Corporation, EVE Online, Gaming, General, Life, MMORPG, PC January 26th 2009