I feel like I should blog something, but I have just have a bunch of unrelated ideas. Jester used to do a “junk drawer” post, so this is something like that.
I have been jaunting in and out of null sec. I hit a couple of nice ghost sites and ran a couple of 6/10 Blood sites. Nothing memorable happened and it didn’t seem to justify an exploration log. My main and my backpack are about 20 jumps apart so I am slowly working my way back to that area. I still want to try out my “mobile PI” idea, but I haven’t gotten around to it.
Hyperion came and went. I am largely unaffected. Supposedly the spawn rate of Mordu ships in asteroid belts has increased. I still have yet to see one.
Killmail Archivist had a post up about Fixing the Nestor. I joked awhile back that there was a bet at CCP to see if anyone could design content where the Nestor was actually useful. So far I would say CCP Seagull lost that imaginary bet. I don’t know about actually fixing the ship, but in order for a battleship to actually be useful in exploration it needs the following: probing bonus, bonus to virus strength, bonus to hacking range, strong tank, strong dps, the ability to travel safely (warp cloaked, or covert cyno jump or cloak + fast align, AND bubble immunity). So that probably isn’t going to happen. The only thing I could suggest is if the ship had an “exploration mode” similar to “siege mode” on Marauders. In exploration mode, the ship has its power cut by 50% (reducing tank and/or dps), but it gains probe and hack bonuses as well as bubble immunity and the faster alignment. Covert cloaking would be nice, but probably not required. I don’t really expect such a ship, but it is probably what is required to replace a T3 for exploration.
I didn’t post anything on the SomerBLINK scandal because I don’t really care. It is related to the next blog banter though so maybe I will say something.
WordPress has been a pain lately. For awhile I couldn’t access the editor to do new posts or change existing ones from my computer. I could only do it from my phone. That seems to be fixed now, but I will blame my lack of blogging on that. Also the weather has been gorgeous so I haven’t been playing much.
Training wise, I switched over to Heavy Assault Missiles V for the final 2% bonus. Not really needed, but I wanted a long train since I am not logging in very often.
CCP Falcon has raised a bit of a stir. I actually think this quote is quite poetic although he overstates the dangers of EVE by a serious amount. I think it is what separates EVE from other games. The rest of the thread is depressing (on both sides).
Finally, I haven’t restarted my UNDOCK project. I am undecided if I will. I went about 45 days give or take. It changed the way I look at possibilities made me spend all of that time out in space, but in the end it was more of an inconvenience than anything.