Fanfest is currently going on in the lovely Icelandic capital called Reykjavic.. Because you know, people from Iceland just love using weird names for their things. Like the vulcano Eyjafjallajökull. You try pronouncing that correctly, it’ll take a few tries.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t be there. Not because I don’t have the time, but more because I didn’t actually think about going until it was too late/too expensive to book a trip. I didn’t really feel like paying close to 1000 euros for 4 days.
It’s a shame because when I see other bloggers post about their little adventures the coming days, I feel a bit envious and wish that I did spent some time in figuring out how to get there. But alas.
However! CCP Logibro was nice enough to send me the pass I would have gotten by airmail. Which is all kinds of amazing. I got it this morning and this is now part of my growing EvE collection.
“I’m there, in spirit!”
In no other MMO I’ve had the kind of interaction with the dev team like I have with the CCP team, and it’s all super cool that they were willing to do what they did.
That being said, the new trailer came out yesterday, and it’s so pretty. I’ve seen people call it Space zombies but the sleepers are so much more.
Just watch it and be amazed, these trailers keep getting better and better.
Thinking is something that works well when you’re cleaning your room. I had just drilled a few holes in a few of the walls so I needed to vacuum clean.
A few of the new posters now hanging above my bed^^
While doing so I started thinking about EvE and the people I meet in there. And whether or not they could be called friends or just acquaintances.
In the end of my inner monologue I came to the conclusion that I actually do look at some of the as “friends”. I don’t know their real names (or if I do I already forgot) but some of the people I talk with on a regular basis know more about me than some of the people I do know IRL. I even talk with the people in game more than I do with my closest friends. That’s mostly because of our work and other IRL things that make us very busy.
There are a few people in the game that I trust, partly because we’ve been playing and talking together in EvE for over a year and also because those people share their grievances and joyful occasions with the rest of us.
All of this makes me wonder about the rest of you. Do you look at those you play with on a regular basis as friends, or are you waiting for them to stab your back?
Because apparently, if you have to believe everyone else, that’s something that is bound to happen sooner or later.
On another note: it’s a shame that the black Friday EVE game time for .99 cents was only for new accounts, I’d have liked something like that as a so called vet. But I’m sure there will be other deals. CCP is still a company, and they need to attract new customers.
As some of you may know, there was an event today. As some of you may have heard, it did not work out all that well.
As far as I could tell, CCP dropped the ball on this one, they made everyone go to one of the two systems that were supposed to be the staging areas. Only to then tell everyone to take a whole bunch of jumps further, 23 jumps to be exact.
Don’t worry guys, we’ll get there!
That’s 23 jumps with 20% tidi… It took me exactly 2 hours and 30 minutes to reach the low sec entry point. I was one jump into null before I lost the Harbinger I put together for this.
Not that it’s such a big deal, I bought and fitted that ship with the idea that I will be losing it as soon as I came into null. The bigger problem was the fact that it took me over 2 hours to get there.
I get tidi, and I get why it’s necessary, but one does wonder; “Why on earth have a live event, just so you can have hundreds of people traveling there, but not actually getting there”
By the time I got to the low sec entry point there was a message from one of the ISD’s telling us that the RMOC facility was cleared. And turns out that the one the Gallente/Minmatar fleet was going to was already successfully defended half an hour before that.
There’s light at the end of the tunnel
I think 50% of the people weren’t even there yet by that time.
Oh well, it did get me to go to low sec again. Even null for those few precious minutes.
Losing the Harbinger got me a step closer to losing more ships in pvp. This was a bit of a one sided pvp battle, but it’s a step.
The light, it’s so bright
Which brings me to my next point. In the coming days I will be looking out for a wormhole corp.
I have decided that I want to learn more about this, it’s been in my mind for weeks now and I’d really like to learn the ropes. And of course join one.
If only I knew what is expected of you when you join one…