Saturday, 22 November 2014

Feeling guilty

I would be lying if I said that I have spent the past few weeks playing lots of EvE and making new online acquaintances in the game, because I haven't.

What with the new way of training your skills I haven't even had to log in to update my queue on any of my accounts, seeing that all of my characters currently have around 200 days worth of training going for them.

But all of this is due to the fact that I've been either super busy, or trying out a few new games. One of which being the new Assassin's Creed. I have to admit that I wasn't even planning on buying it at first but a friend showed it to me when I was at his place and it looked way more fun than Black Flag or that horrendous thing Ubisoft dared to call AC 3. So I spent the past week playing that, and the weeks before that preparing for a few exams I had to do that were work related. Seeing that I work as a consultant and customers always like it when the people they hire have a piece of paper stating that they know what they're doing. It's silly but that's how the world works.

I wish I could have said that I spent the past weeks playing EvE though, that I had found myself a corporation I was truly happy with, one that I went on flights with, tried out new things with. But alas, I haven't even tried searching for one yet.

I'm kind of hoping that I'll just get one thrown at me I guess. Bad way of working but still. I promise that I'm going to try and change that, we'll see what happens.

The EvE online youtube-channel did release a new trailer called "This is EVE"


If you haven't watched it, check it out right now, just click on the play button there. It takes parts of real players talking on their comms, pasting it in a pretty nice video. I really enjoyed watching it, and I bet you will too.

Now it's time to go log in again, I feel bad for leaving the factories cold for so long.

Stay tuned o7

Monday, 3 November 2014

Skill queue online?

Starting tomorrow, you will no longer have to log in.

Or at least not on your alts that you're training. As most know by now, tomorrow is the Phoebe release, and it's bringing something in the game that nobody really saw coming. Or at least I didn't. 
The 24 hour queue will disappear, you will no longer have to check up on your queue to check whether or not it's still running or if you forgot. Starting tomorrow, you can put your whole skill plan from EvEmon in there. 

Which is a good thing, or at least it is if, like me, you have a few characters just skilling up for certain parts but you're not doing anything else with them. With this new feature I won't have to remember to check up on them, I'll have hundreds of days on training already put up on them. Yay!

The one thing that might be bad about all this is the fact that not only people with alts will have no reason to log in. I myself have been there before, logging in just to update my skill queue, but when doing that I did start to talk to people and do things with them from time to time. If you don't need to log in anymore because you have years of training ready, you won't have any reason to start talking anymore and you might just not log on anymore. 

But I guess CCP saw more positive points on all this than the negative ones.

I have to admit that other than that I don't know much more about the Phoebe release, I saw the invention changes but turns out they decided to wait with those for the next one. We'll see.

As for what I'm doing in game right now, it's pretty boring. I sold my POS parts, I moved to another system on one of my characters, I'm putting lots and lots of blueprints in my invention slots and I'm about to start FW on another character.

Pretty curious to see how that will turn out. It's about time I tried it, who knows, I might just like it. 

Stay tuned o7