Posts Tagged ‘Gaming’

Caldari, here I come!

Posted in Caldari, EVE Online, Gaming, Graphics, MMORPG, PC, Twitter on February 9th, 2009 by Godlesswanderer – Comments

After putting up the poll asking whether I should start to fly Caldari, 4 of you ended up casting your vote (half of the people that voted in the last poll, come on people!).
It seems that you’re split on the issue. Half seem to think that I should start to fly Caldari and the other half think I should stick with Gallente. That said, I also had two replies to my Twitter update (asking the same question) and assuming those two people didn’t vote, that brings the vote count up to 6 and makes the results 66% in favour of flying Caldari.

To tell you the truth, I’d already started training Caldari (frigate, and onto cruiser now) but I wanted to see how my lovely readers felt about the decision.
I’d also now like to know what skills I’d need to train for Caldari. I’m sure there are some of you that fly Caldari  and I’d love to know what basic sets of skills I need to train. I literally know nothing about what is needed to fly and effectively use Caldari ships. A little list in the comments would be absolutely perfect.

In other news, I’m now 140 million ISK richer! This probably isn’t a big thing for most of you but as someone that has been poor for his whole EVE career, it’s big. I’ve never been above around 120 million ISK, so now being at 180 million ISK is quite an achievement. Despite the fact that I’ve been playing on and off for a few years, I’m very much the kind of guy that spends his ISK as soon as he gets it.

You’re probably wondering how I got this small fortune. Well, a capsuleer by the name of AshenShugar sent me an EVE-mail on Friday asking whether I could create him a background image for his corporation website. Having never made one before, I took a guess as the pricing and priced it at 80 million ISK.
Fast forward to an hour ago. I’ve created the image above (100% from scratch apart from the Dominix’s) and my client is so happy with it that he wants to give me 100 mil extra, making a total of 180 mil. That’s 225% higher than the regional average for all you trader nuts out there. ;)

Pirate or nothing?

Posted in Caldari, Corporation, EVE Online, Gallente, Gaming, MMORPG, Myrmidon, PC, Pirate, Web on February 5th, 2009 by Godlesswanderer – Comments

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.

And the votes are in…

Posted in Blog Pack, Corporation, EVE Online, Gaming, MMORPG, PC, Pirate on February 1st, 2009 by Godlesswanderer – Comments

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.


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?

Posted in Corporation, EVE Online, Gaming, General, Life, MMORPG, PC on January 26th, 2009 by Godlesswanderer – Comments

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.

EVE Player/Blogger Tweeps

Posted in EVE Online, Gaming, MMORPG, PC, Twitter, Web on December 19th, 2008 by Godlesswanderer – Comments

As CrazyKinux kind of already has dominion over the EVE Player Blog list, I thought I’d make a list of EVE Blogger and Player Twitter accounts. So, if you have a Twitter account (or know of an account not on the list) and would like it added to the list, feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll update it as soon as possible. I know 100% that I don’t have all of them here so get to commenting!
As long as you tweet fairly regularly, you can be added to the list.

  1. CCP Games - Not a player or a blogger but they kind of earn the right to be here. ;)
  2. CrazyKinux
  3. EVE Warrior
  4. Ga’len Druid
  5. Godlesswanderer
  6. James Egan
  7. James Spellman
  8. LurbyJo
  9. Mynxee
  10. Sarah Conna
  11. Serious Sally
  12. Silicon Buddha
  13. Wensley
  14. Winterblink
  15. Xiphos83
  16. YoMma

If you’re not quite sure about whether to get a Twitter account you can either read 12 reasons to start tweeting, or just take my word for it and get one. Come on you can trust me, I am pretty awesome. ;)

Update - 20/12/08:

Added Bloggers from CrazyKinux’s Top EVE Bloggers Twitter post (with the exception of Black Claw as he is now Sara Conna) and put the list into alphabetical order.

Update - 3/2/09:

Alexia Morgan posted a list earlier last month and has had considerably more success than I did with this list. So if you’re looking for a proper list of all EVE Online players who are also Twitter users, head over to the Twitter Users post on her blog.

Snowballs? Score!

Posted in EVE Online, Gaming, MMORPG, PC on December 19th, 2008 by Godlesswanderer – Comments

It seems that unlike last year (but like 2005) CCP have been kind enough to give us a gift for the Christmas period. If you haven’t logged in and checked your hangar lately, you might like to know that you now have one Snowball Launcher and 300 Snowball MMVIII’s. If you’re the kind of person that has your assets scattered across the galaxy and are unsure as to where your snowballs will be, they should in in the hangar of the station in which your clone is.

Snowball fiiiiight!

Snowball fiiiiight!

Unfortunately, as my snowballs and launcher are in Tasti and I am in Duripant helping Heather (you’ll see why she’s still playing soon*), I don’t really feel like going 14 jumps there and back to get them.
That said, once Heather isn’t in need of my help, I’ll be heading down there in a flash and shooting snowballs at… well… everyone and hoping they shoot back.

Fly safe all, and may your snowballs fly true. ;)

* Update:

Or not. While Heather’s trial account was working yesterday (despite the fact that it ran out on Sunday), it’s not working anymore.

Close, but not close enough… yet

Posted in EVE Online, Gaming, Life, MMORPG, PC on December 14th, 2008 by Godlesswanderer – Comments

As you may already be able to tell, I haven’t been playing EVE as much as I originally intended to over the past couple weeks. Unfortunately that was mostly my fault as I, rather foolishly, decided to re-activate my EVE Online account during the last few weeks of the college term. And as a result of that I was way too busy finishing off college work to get into EVE even for a little while. What little time I did have, I spent playing Spore (which I bought only recently).
Luckily though, my Christmas holidays have now started so I’m going to be gifted with hours upon hours of free time.

During the one or two times I was actually able to get into EVE, I didn’t really get anything constructive done (on my part anyway). I got quite a bit done for Heather though, on the other hand.

After making my way to Duripant, where she ended up starting, I bought myself a few EP-S Gaussian I Excavation Pulse mining lasers and fitted them to my old Pirating Brutix as that was the only ship I took there.

Blasphemy, right?

Blasphemy, right?

Surprisingly, after about half an hour of mining we got just over 9000m3, so I decided to stop there as that was roughly the capacity of the Iteron Mk I I bought. I wish I’d known how good a Brutix can be at mining back when I’d started out, I would be a lot richer than I am at the moment. I’m sure that there’s countless weeks of Brutix mining I could have done while waiting for my Mining Barge skills to train. I could be quite a rich man, as opposed to my 5ish mil right now.

That little bit of mining got us a hefty (newbie-wise) 330,000ish ISK, which I split 50/50 with Heather to go towards buying her first frigate. I did try to convince her that I didn’t need the money but she insisted that I took at least half since I did most of the mining.
While I will admit I was enjoying the somewhat relaxing mining, I was itching for someone to try and steal our ore so I could lock the bastard and stop him in his tracks. Maybe do a bit of ransoming while I was at it. Ah well, maybe another time.

I’m going to try and see if Heather will write a blog post about her experience on her EVE trial but we’ll see. I’m interested in how she felt about EVE Online itself and her time spent learning how to play.
Time to see if I can figure out the Authors & Users section of the Wordpress Dashboard.

Fly safe y’all.

Plush Companion Cube Coming To A Desk Near You!

Posted in Gaming, Geek, Orange Box, PC, Portal on November 11th, 2007 by Godlesswanderer – Comments

weightedcubestuffed (by You)

If, like me, you’ve played Portal and you find yourself missing your Weighted Companion Cube that you so cruelly incinerated (in record time); you’ll be pleased to know that you’ll soon be able to buy a Plush Companion Cube (or two for your car). Unfortunately it’s not weighted but it’s better than nothing I guess. I’m not entirely sure when it will be coming out or how much it’ll cost but I’m sure it’ll go quickly when it is released. So make sure to get your Plush Companion Cube as soon as possible, I know I will be.

WebWars: EVE

Posted in EVE Online, Gallente, Gaming, MMORPG, PC, Review, Tech, Web on November 4th, 2007 by Godlesswanderer – Comments

Last week, CrazyKinux posted an entry about the new game WebWars: EVE. At the time, no one seemed to know what it was. I actually got a bit excited, thinking it was going to be an actual video game on one of the consoles or on PC. I started thinking about how awesome playing through the Gallente - Caldari war would be. Maybe it could have even had two parts that you could choose between. The first being the Gallente - Caldari war, the second being the Amarr first taking the Minmatar as slaves. You could play as either side in both conflicts. I think I’d pre-order that game right now if it existed.

Godlesswanderer said…
I’d love a game based on EVE. It’s got some pretty awesome back story to base a game on. Personally I’d love to play through the Gallente - Caldari war.

Sun Oct 28, 11:17:00 PM 2007

But unfortunately it wasn’t to be. It turns out that this new EVE-based game is a web game (I should have guessed by the name really) in which you fight for control of territory, but in this case, the territory that you fight to control are individual websites.
Even though this game is nothing like what I expected it to be, I’m still excited to play it. I hope that, like most web games, it is 100% free and will remain 100% free. There’s nothing I hate more (game-wise) than a game you play through a website makes some of the content only open to subscribers. That’s the reason I left OGame and Runescape (when I was about 13). Well, apart from the fact that those two games ended up boring the hell out of me.

If you are interested in signing up for the beta, you can register at the Sign-Up page on the WebWars: EVE website. I’ve registered for a beta invite so once I get the invite (assuming I get one at all) I’ll write up a review.
Until then, I found a few screenshots from the announcement at the EVE Online FanFest which you can see below.

EVE - The Battle for (by Stuck in Customs)

EVE - The Space Station (by Stuck in Customs)

EVE - The Toolbar (by Stuck in Customs)