Category — Updates
From my recent play on Singularity, I believe that the new expansion is nothing to wet your pants over. Here are some reasons why:
- It is trying to force people into PvP.
There are “zones” for combat to take over a solar system. These places are in low sec systems. When I was on my way to the system, I thought, what if some pirate camped at a gate that was right out of a combat zone. He would have lots of chances for striking down on someone, even though that person is going to fight for their faction. What good will you do if you arrive in a pod?
- Betrayal can happen.
When you are amidst 100 or so ships shooting and firing at each other, you have no idea who is shooting at who, except for the red boxes. What if someone on your own side turns on you because you have a high bounty? You think all is fine and dandy because your shooting at your opponent, but don’t realize your allies are shooting at you. There is no police in low sec, remember?
- Inflated economy.
I don’t wanna lose my ship every 20 minutes. Where can I get the money to cover for my insurance and modules? Bounties? Phhh… Insurance ain’t gonna cover for a new ship + insurance + T2 mods (or even some mods). Those who are making the ships can jack up the prices and earn big, while the soldiers lose money. For what? A solar system you don’t ever need to go into?
It just doesn’t seem like a whole new big experience for me. Sure, somethings change, but I’m a carebear, and hey, a lot of EVE players are carebears. What are we going to do? I doubt they will enjoy being blown up and go back for more of that. It just doesn’t seem all that fun.
Besides, wouldn’t you just rather raise your standing, get a jump clone, buy a cheap frig, and go pirate some random guys?
May 31, 2008 7 Comments
Wow, the second video for Empyrean Age has been released by CCP.
It look very interesting…
Here it is in all it’s glory:
For the direct file download, here it is.
May 30, 2008 No Comments
Ah, how great it is to roam around in 0.0 space without a worry. Tonight I got on to Singularity and flew around the universe of EVE.
I was able to find 2 systems of battle and war. Many players filled these places, along with a few of the employees of CCP fixing bugs, helping out the people, and having some fun from their intensive job.
Here are some screen shots I took while online, amidst of the battles, because I was thinking of you.
May 25, 2008 4 Comments
I was able to get on the test server finally this weekend, but found my charater not updated.
It didn’t really bug me that much, but I had really wanted to try piloting a Rokh. It looks like such of a sweet ship. 8 blasters and a nice shielded tank.
My setup is going to be:
- 8 425mm railgun
- X-large shield booster
- 2 shield hardeners
- 3 large shield extender II
- 2 heat sink
- 2 power diagnostic system
- Core defence purger/extender/CCC/hybrid rig/drone rig
- 2 CCC
- 5 hammerhead drones
If they are going to be able to update that server one more time, I’ll be on there playing around.
May 22, 2008 2 Comments
I was able to go to the scene of the accident and take some snapshots. Disaster!
The station was pretty burnt up, but you could still have docked in it, and there were a few people there looking around.
Here are some pictures, enjoy!
May 17, 2008 No Comments
Wow, did you guys see the trailer?
That was some pretty intense stuff.
From what I have heard, the new expansion contains stuff like
- Factional Militias: The NPC factions are encouraged to recruit pilots to gain membership into their channels and mailing list.
But this poses a problem. What if someone had an alt with the opposing faction, won’t they be able to infiltrate their communications base then?
- Ranks: Titles that are handed out to the people who support their faction.
- Factional Warfare Agents: New agents for the more daring people, who will be assigned missions that are inside enemy territories.
- Statistics: Pilots will have stats on how their doing in their fight against their opposing faction.
- System Occupancy: Factions can gain occupancy of a system by winning conflicts in complexes. Then they can attack a enemy bunker withing 24 hours and the system’s sovereignty changes over to the winning team.
So one day when you log off in a war-sanctioned system, when you log back on and the sovereignty changes, you might be blown to smithereens. That sucks.
- Combat Zones: Carebears warning! You can get killed in high level space! Watch out!
- Factional Warfare Complexes: More plexes, but they are determine your faction benefits. Oh by the way, MWD can be used again!
- World Shaping: Black Rise is ready and open! 49 new systems and 40 stations!
The expansion’s website can be found here.
If you forgot to catch the trailer and would like to know what all the fuss is about, please click here.
May 17, 2008 No Comments
All I can say is, oh my gee.
If you would like to download the full high definition trailer, please click here.
May 15, 2008 No Comments
Maybe I had under estimated the power of the Raven. When it comes to damage wise, it kicks the Drake’s butt, but when there is a large group that I need to tank, it is a bit harder to deal with.
My current setup is:
6x Cruise Missile Launchers
1x Heavy Nosferatu
1x Drone Link Augmentor
1x X-Large Shield Booster
1x Cap Recharger
2x Shield Boost Amplifier
1x Ballistic Control System
4x Capacitor Flux Coil
It’s not doing all that bad. I just need to watch the shield boosting every once in a while. This Friday, I have conquered 6 level 4 missions in about 3 hours. That’s decent by my standards =D
Also, as you probably noticed, I have a new website up and running. It is no longer hosted by Blogspot, but rather by a very generous friend.
He shall remain anonymous…for now.
May 11, 2008 6 Comments
Wow, I can’t believe it, a new website already!
Things are happening very fast this week and this move occurred much faster than I had thought. Hope you can make yourself comfortable here as this is our new home.
Go ahead and make an account on this website, that stuff is setup.
Just some minor things to take care of:
- SS of the weekend
- Fix the ads (I hate ISK sellers, but I can’t control the ads)
- Update some color schemes
- Videos (currently, I have a project going on, hope to unveil it soon!)
I will start crossing stuff off of this list…tomorrow.
May 10, 2008 No Comments
Today, I have been graciously offered a new web space by a nice friend.
The website should be up and running by next weekend, when Empyrean Age is implemented in EVE.
Just an update, this is the new website, it was easier to setup than I had thought.
It sounds very exciting, but then I’m sure there will be long downtimes, again.
Now, we can only wait…
May 9, 2008 2 Comments