A new Year’s EVE…

Well its time to sum up life in the EVE universe for TSU last year… it never took off at ALL! 2015 ended up with me not having returned and it continues into 2016, even to the extent that I stopped blogging 😦

My last post was Jan 11 to commemorate the passing of the Starman and a year later I am saddened that Princess Leia has also just gone…

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EVE has gone F2P in its special way which I think is awesome. There are so many casual gamers out there that forking out money and/or farming ISO becomes restrictive and we stop. And I think there is a space in the game for these ‘freeloaders’ to thrive, they give back to the game, activity and fresh blood… and some of that fresh blood may eventually start paying 🙂

I would have jumped at the chance to leap back into the sandpit but having no PC rather prevents that… 😦 Lets see if 2017 is the year I escape Argentina and make it back to Europe and regain access to modern PC technology (AFFORDABLE being the focus here!)

So Happy New Year to all and sundry 🙂

Oh and special thoughts go out to Rixx Javix my fav EVE blogger and cultural icon. His RW dramas surpasses any in game EVE antics and my heart goes out to him… (cant do it directly cos his blog refuses my comments!) it all sounds so unfair and tougher than it should be. Lets hope he catches a break and can get back to business, or one of them which is being CREATIVE in EVE.

Erm maybe I to will be able to do that at some point in 2017…

 

 

 

 

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EVE: Starman!

ZIGGY

New ship design for EVE… The ‘ZIGGY’ to mark the passing of the greatest starman of them all!

No not Major Tom.

David Bowie passed today, more than an iconic musician… a poet and inspiration!

My LOTRO dedication: https://tsuhelm.wordpress.com/2016/01/11/lotro-bowie/

And of course not surprised to see EVEOGANDA also paying respects 🙂

Come on CCP if you commemorate BOWIE in game I will subscribe immediately… (Well as soon as I can actually run the game!)

 

 

EVE: Bod Raiders…

Well I will join in the criticism directed at this video that when compared to other scope videos it is very primitive and does EVE no favours even if the in game events are AWESOME! Animation and character models are BAD! Blood effects laughable and no sense of horror is imparted by the video at all strange given the elder game demographics… but I suppose they want as broad a circulation of the video as possible.

BOD was a 1975 animated kids series… I grew up watching it, could explain a lot!

Now Bod raiders…that is scary!

BOD he eats capsuleers brains for breakfast!

bodraiders

EVE: Viva Las Vegas…

EVE LAS VEGAS 2015 is taking place… I am a long way away and not even playing EVE at the moment (My wife’s computer is still not very well, it can barely run LOTRO!)

But I still follow EVE Online news online… and it was quite a good keynote posted to YOUTUBE: it didn’t exactly rock my world but 2 items were of interest enough to induce a graphical response:

CITADELS… I may never own one but…

A tale of 2 citadels

And the new brain in a box… now I really do like the sound of that…

Brain in a box

EVE: Malcontent…

Eve online die malcontent

Malcontent:

/ˈmalkəntɛnt/

 noun

  1. a person who is dissatisfied and rebellious.

Inspired (as always by Rixx over on EVEOGANDA), his post ‘Bitter Syndrome‘ describes how the negativity of many EVE players is damaging the game itself. That is a fact. Negativity breeds negativity.

His previous post ‘The Great Divide‘ which provocatively suggests the haters should go…’Things are changing. And it would be better for all of us, if you just got out of the way.‘ He continues that in a more positive aspect of the game needs room to grow: ‘A sense of positivity and fun that a lot of us are trying to spread around the universe.

Being malcontent is not always a negative state of being, if it can be used creatively and constructively to feedback into the game adding to a better game.

I for one support this kind of anarchic, rebellious behaviour especially if it helps: ‘…provide young players, old players, and players that just want to play, a place to do so. A place that isn’t about anger, but about joy and friendship.

The malcontent is dead…long live the malcontent!

EVE: TEASER…

new binocs

Actually CCP is teasing us with new propulsion technology to rocket your EVE Gaming to new heights, well presumably on higher graphic settings than I am able to use…

…if I had time to game 😦

My mum is visiting from GB and so when not out and about am resting, its hard work especially as my 2 sons alternate being up on my shoulders most of the time!

Work also super busy so grabbing as much down time as possible and in an ideal world that would include more than normal gaming, in my imperfect world has bottomed out to almost nothing!

Hope to be back soon, and if work lets up will be blogging more often as well.

EVE: EMPRESS KILLED!

empress

The Amarr Empress was attacked and presumably killed by drifters. The Seraph Titan, she was piloting was ambushed by a drifter fleet and promptly destroyed! Now there was always mystery surrounding the Empress and her cloned return, is this why the Amarr have been targetted by the drifter incursions?

I have no fucking clue! Monday TSUXX takes a bow and Tuesday TSULKS is born an Amarr adventure begins…

WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46aRYr0IZi0