Archive for August, 2009

Adding rigs to the Drake

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

I finally get my first rigs fitted to a ship. I have been aware of their benefits for quite a while, just as I have been aware of their multi-million ISK costs. As much as I would like a significant boost to my shield recharge time on my ...

Note to New Eden mission runners

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

A vital part of completing courier missions involves picking up the goods to be delivered.

Played by the market

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

When looking for materials for my manufacturing runs I have previously found a stash of minerals for sale at a bargain price, whereupon I snap up the entire stock, take what I need to use, and sell the surplass back on the market at a marked-up price. This gets ...

Coin-op MMORPG

Monday, August 17th, 2009

There is an interesting analogy about micro-transaction-based gameply over at Killed in a Smiling Accident. Melmoth likens micro-transactions to arcade machines that tempt players to 'insert coin/s to continue', not allowing further access to content without ensuring the game gets your money. I find his argument to be ...

Music of 2009, part one

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

I have apparently been on a bit of a new music bender this year so far, actively seeking out new artists and bands to keep me entertained. I'm not quite sure why this should be, particularly as the iPod Touch still doesn't have an album shuffle mode, but at ...

Back in the pocket

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Operations continue in the w-space system we have declared our own, undeterred by occasional losses, even if they are unsettling. It is all a learning experience and as long as we continue to adapt we will be successful and profitable in the rich w-space environment. Despite the loss ...

Armoured warfare specialist Ibramovic

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Not half-an-hour after finding the improved passive shield set-up for my Drake do I complete skill training in armoured warfare specialist I, having achieved armoured warfare V a little earlier, and I am ready to fit my first warfare link module to boost the corporation's battleships in w-space. It's ...

Leaving it all behind

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

I was finding less and less to keep me entertained between my 80th level warrior and death knight on the US server. I had levelled brand new characters up to the level cap, abandoning a rogue in Zangarmarsh along the way, got the Northrend Dungeonmaster achievement for both of ...

Hardening my Drake's passive tank

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

I am back out in high-sec known-space again and I get to try out one or two more fittings for my battlecruiser, trying to improve my current passive set-up. After I complete my previous look at Drake fittings it is only when I'm a few jumps in to my ...

A shock to the system

Monday, August 10th, 2009

It's quiet in the w-space system. Too quiet. But then another engineer turns up at the tower and we decide to strike hard at some of the more exotic asteroids lurking in one of the gravimetric sites. The rather large arkonor asteroid that was in the site ...