Archive for September, 2009

Brown and sticky

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

I am missing something. I clearly won't be taken seriously playing fake plastic drums if I continue playing with sticks that have 'Guitar Hero' emblazoned on them. Everyone will know that I'm only playing a game. I need to get a proper pair of drum sticks, then ...

Fun and destruction in Westfall

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Why wait for a cataclysm? The plan for the Bastards to visit our first instance may not be realised, gaining a couple of levels and forming the guild taking longer than expected, but that's okay. Instead we create our own version of the next World of Warcraft expansion ...

Bringing down the tower

Monday, September 28th, 2009

The w-space system runs dry. The asteroid fields are barren of exotic rocks, leaving only ores already plentiful in high-sec, and all Sleeper sites have been explored and pillaged of their antiquities. It is time to move out of this secondary system. Although getting back to k-space ...

China Drum syndrome

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

Too long ago I consider telling my China Drum story, and now seems like an appropriate time. Many years ago, for two or three years in a row Radio 1 held a week of gigs for new bands and artists, broadcasting the music live. The best and brightest of new ...


Saturday, September 26th, 2009

'I'm just on briefly to check my skill training.' 'Don't tell me you've completed battlecruisers V already!' 'Let's see. Hmm, nope. I have over thirteen days still to go. This is taking forever.'

Original or copy?

Friday, September 25th, 2009

It is quite easy to spot the Crane or Manticore BPCs sitting in my hangar, and the corporation's Tengu BPC is a beautiful sight. But when a copying job finishes I have terrible trouble trying to spot the BPO amongst the many BPCs when they all get thrown in ...

Slow Club at Scala

Friday, September 25th, 2009

The house lights go down but the band don't appear on stage. A little longer passes before a ripple of excitement passes through the audience, just as Slow Club does. Strumming acoustic guitars, Charles and Rebecca squeeze their way from a side door to the centre of the ...

More motivation for Lai Dai mission running

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Cranes, Bustards and Manticores, oh my! I may not have been terribly successful with my recent invention jobs, in league with an industrial and corporation friend, but a decent number and variation of Tech II ship BPCs are returned. Even though not all of the BPCs have been ...

Guitar Hero 5

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Guitar Hero 5 is visually and thematically Rock Band 2, but with better drums. Moving on from Guitar Hero: World Tour, the new game has less stylised and more realistic-looking avatars, less stylised and more realistic-looking venues and audiences, and the career mode concentrates more on moving between venues ...

Elwynn Forest Bastards

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

And you will know us by the trail of dead Hoggers. Welcome to the Bastards1. A healer who goes AFK, an aggro-happy warlock, a self-centred paladin, and a psychotic shaman. It's the perfect group. The shaman starts as we mean to go on, slaughtering Bambi as ...