Monthly Archives: October 2014

Undocking and ending up who knows where

I had a copule of of hours that I could play EVE last night.  I had decided on the revised fit that I wanted to use and I had all but 4 items either in my current lowsec hangar in with my alt that was in the same system.

The 4 items that I needed were 1) Medium Rocket Fuel Cache Partition I, 2) Dark Blood Power Diagnostic System, 3, Signal Amplifier II, and 4) some kind of Squire Power Grid implant (needed at least 1%).  These are not exactly common items in lowsec so I had to bounce a bit to find them.  I picked up the last 2 pieces in a high sec system.  Fully loaded and ready to go, I scanned for a wormhole in the HS system.

I found one and warped to it.  Perfect – it was a HS-LS wormhole.  The colors were goldish indicating somehwere in the Amarr empire.  My guess was Genesis.  I entered the wormhole… and the EVE client locked up.  I waited a couple of minutes, but no repsonse.  I manually killed the EVE client and called it a night.

Worst case (and very unlikely) scenario is that I went through the wormhole and someone killed me on the other side.

Best case scenarion is that tomorrow I log in and am in a nice lowsec system with lots of signatures.

Or maybe I am still in the HS system and have to find another path to lowsec.

In any case, at least I am undocked.

One year in Exile

So, I guess today is my 1 year blogging anniversary.  It is a bit anti-climatic since I have fizzled out lately.

So this is kind of a half-hearted year-in-review post.

It started with this kick-off:  Not all those who wander are lost.  Kind of funny since there was just a dev blog out about “All that is gold does not glitter.”  I’ll be getting to that shortly.

Not too long after that I wrote a review of the Astero.  The title was “Say hello to my little friend.”  It was an inside joke because I published the post a few hours after my daughter was born.  She turns 1 in a few days.

In January, I published my (now severely outdated) New Player Exploration Guide.  It has been my most viewed post.

Later in January, I kicked off my first poetry contest called “PLEX for Parody“.  It was a lot of fun and led to some great EVE poems.

In February, I hit 10,000 page views and I felt like I actually had people reading the blog.  It was pretty exciting.

I did a Limerick contest in March, it did ok , but wasn’t as good as the parody contest.

In May, I attempted my first “In-character” blog post.  May was also the first month I received more than 10,000 page views in a single month.

In July, I tried my UNDOCK project.  It lasted less than 2 months when I died ingloriously.

In August, I launched a treasure hunt.  It was way too much work.

September was where I fizzled and I haven’t done much since then.

The blog continues to get quite a few page views.  I came up just short of 100,000 views in my first year.  I am sitting at 91,977 at this moment.  That is actually quite a bit better than I was expecting.  Thank you to all that read and commented and sent traffic my way.

There is actually a bit of interesting exploration news coming up.  I like some of the changes and will be writing about them eventually.




Returning from Exile

It has been about a month since I posted and about a month since I played Eve.  I bought a couple of PLEX and added 60 days of game time.  I queued up a couple of long trains (Advanced Weapons Upgrades V , Heavy Missile Specialization V, Gallente Cruiser V) and logged in just twice to update my queue.  I mentioned earlier that I just hadn’t been “feeling” Eve.  I’m still not, but I am getting closer.

I have been reading some of the blogs and dev posts and started to experiment with ship fits again.  That is usually a good sign of upcoming activity.  Also, winter is coming and I tend to spend more time indoors and gaming during the winter.  So I will probably be returning to the game and playing a bit in the coming weeks.  Returning to blogging is a bit harder.  Once you get out of the habit, it takes more discipline to get back into it again.  But with expansion news and my 1 year blogging anniversary coming up, I should have more to muse and ramble about.