Goodbye for now

•May 31, 2009 • 1 Comment

This hardly comes as a surprise for those who have been following this blog and noted its recent inactivity, but I’m taking a leave of absence from EVE. I recently found employment and between a job and a family it’s hard to find time for EVE. Ironically, that now when I can afford the monthly fee without trouble, and possibly could invest in a new rig to get my Premium and pew-pew on, I find myself unable to do so.

So Shaun will be put into a clone vat for a while, until the time when (not if) I return to EVE.

Until then, fly safe.

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EVE: Conquests, in stock

•April 16, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Well well well, it’s finally out there, somewhere. Taunting me. Wooing me. Tempting me.

EVE: Conquests can probably be bought from a number of gamestores, but now it’s atleast in stock at both EVEonline.com and over at white-wolf.com.

I’m still hoping the rules will be made available online in one form or another. 75 USD is a pretty steep price, and I really prefer to get to know a game by reading its rules first.

EVE: Conquests should be released today

•April 14, 2009 • 1 Comment

The EVE-themed boardgame EVE: Conquests should be released today, according to various internet sources. However, I have yet to find any information on it from what could be called official sources. White-wolf.com and EVEonline.com are both very very quiet about this, which bothers me.

At the above link there are a few pictures of the game in case anyone’s interested. I’m still waiting for someone to upload the rules so I can have a proper look-see on the gameplay.

EON ran a competition in issue #13 where you could win a copy of the boardgame. I participated but I guess I came up nil 🙂

Penny Arcade & PVPonline & WotC – and some podcasts too

•April 8, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Right, so now for something completely different.

For promoting the new edition, the fourth, of D&D, WotC asked the much talented people over at Penny Arcade and PVPonline to come and play some tabletop rpg, recorded it and then published it as a podcast. That was season 1. And recently they released season 2, this time accompanied by none other than Wil Wheaton.

I really don’t feel like these guys need more promotion, and certainly not from me, but I figured that it might be of interest to someone out there who happen by this blog and kind of just has their eyes closed the rest of the time.

So links a-coming:

Season 1

  1. Episode
  2. Episode
  3. Episode
  4. Episode
  5. Episode
  6. Episode
  7. Episode
  8. Episode

Season 2

  1. Episode
  2. Episode
  3. Episode
  4. Episode
  5. Episode
  6. Episode
  7. Episode
  8. Episode

Or hell, just go WotC’s podcast archive and look for them yourself. 😛

Each episode also has one or more illustrations by the aforementioned talented artists. So yeah. Well worth a look-at.

Propaganda is just another way to say “I love you”

•April 7, 2009 • Leave a Comment

cccp-ussr-poster3I got this link on Facebook, of all places, via the EVE: Online feed. It’s an article by The Mittani over on tentonhammer.com on recent events. Completely fair and balanced, of course.

It also provided me with this link. I don’t know up and down, left and right regarding EVE’s alliance politics, but I do know glorious USSR-esque posters when I see them. Simply brilliant work imo.

Feeling lucky?

•April 5, 2009 • 2 Comments
Who wouldn't want one of these?

Who wouldn't want one of these?

Chribba (if you don’t know who Chribba is, check out his evelopedia entry) has a new venture: a lottery. I believe the first one had as the price an Archon mothership. This time it’s a Wyvern. Fully fitted and rigged and with a full tank and all.

Tickets are at 10 mil isk each, and you can buy as many as you want, however once 2000 tickets are sold, the drawing will be held.

Info etc can be found in this forum thread.

Comic: It’s So Pretty

•April 3, 2009 • Leave a Comment
It's So Pretty

It's So Pretty

The graphical rework for mining, the beams, the drones and the roids, was a long time coming. Yeah. That’s all I have to say about that.