Saturday, December 27, 2008

Iron Maiden....

... have a mascot, which they call Eddie, or "Ed" for short sometimes. 

This is important for two reasons...
  1. I am finally going to see them live, after listening to their music for 20+ years, next year 
  2. The alliance I'm member of uses ED as it's Tag.....  
In other words, to cut a long story short; my two mains are 'Gormn' and 'Mollernak', who both are  members of the Etherium Dawn alliance, and therefore reside in the Drone Region.

After originally choosing to keep my mains out of my blog, and instead trying to focus on blogging about my Faction War experiment, I have found it harder and harder to find topics to write about...

Also finding myself in system on an op with X1376, having just mentioned with Kahamahl in the blogger channel, yet then not being able to say anything  to him, let alone blog about it later - just started to get a bit frustrating.

I've had enough of not being to say much about most of my time in-game (or even out of game), so as they say, 'I am coming in from the cold....'.

PS - the fact I am going to Iron Maiden, was simply a way of leading into this blog, but it's still true and boy am I looking forward to it (as this is their first time to NZ in 16 years)

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas to all of Eve

Well Christmas day is finally here (to be exact it's 9.29am Christmas morning), and as normal despite it being summer here, it's raining.

Here's wishing you (as well as your families and friends) all have a great Christmas, or which ever holiday you do choose to celebrate.

As we all start to see the impact of the economic downturn (seriously the shops were like ghost towns two days before Xmas here), it's important to remember that stuff is exactly that; stuff; and that is people that are what's important.

Fly safe and enjoy the holiday season....

....oh for a real life snow ball launcher (heh heh heh).

Monday, December 22, 2008

My hero......

...... [insert puking noise here]

(just kidding)

In all serious, it's time for CK's Blog Banter #3.

"This month's EVE Blog Banter idea comes to us by Roc Wieler of Roc's Ramblings. Roc's asks us to "write a story about a fellow EVE Blogger, or an EVE player whom has inspired you or affected you in some tangible way. After your story, describe why you chose them, and any Holiday wish you have specifically for them".

This is a hard one to be honest.....  To pick "any" player from my time in Eve would be disrespectful of all those other people that I have flown with and that are also fully deserving of my respect.

Instead I am going to pick someone who I can not name, or identify, simply due to the time passed since that event.

The person that has most inspired me in Eve, was the first person to shoot me down, and then as instantly chose to pod me in short order.

That person inspired me to review my goals in the game, and indeed what I valued within the game.  Until that time I had flown perpetually in fear of losing my "ship", and as such had fearfully lived in high sec, for fear of the danger that would await me in low sec, let alone 0.0.

By destroying my Badger Mark II, at a low sec gate camp (in the time before warp to zero), i was suddenly reset back to nothing, by the sudden and complete destruction of nearly everything I owned in game at that time.

For many, this would be the moment that leads to them pushing away the keyboard in disgust and walking away.  The sudden loss of everything, was instead the kick up the "proverbial" that I needed!!!

From this point, I had an objective, get out and experience everything that Eve offers, PvP, fleet warfare, territory control in 0.0, etc.

My 2nd main, originally intended to become a pirate, was soon rolled, but instead the life of an 0.0 pilot called...  and so within 3 months I found myself in 0.0 where I learnt to PvP, and to enjoy the camaraderie of my fellow pilots.

..... so what do I wish for my "saviour" that showed me the true way of Eve???

I hope he gets podded again real soon.

Other Participants in the Blog Banter:

Saturday, December 20, 2008


Well this is the closest I am ever going to get to seeing snow at Christmas where I live....  (south hemisphere ftw).

I'm guessing that across my various accounts and characters I should have a fair pile of these things...

As I commented on Kirith's blog It should be interesting to see if these can indeed be used as a means to bait some newer and less experienced players, but given that was what happened last time, I'm guessing it won't be necessarily possible this time.

As for myself, well I am going to get all the balls into one big pile, and go Alliance leader hunting....

heh heh heh