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The makings of a pirate..

This is my first attempt of Eve fiction, any comments welcome..

“The dream was always the same, her beautiful face looking up at me, full of hope and love and then cold darkness of space devouring her, and with her my hopes and dreams for the future gone in a heartbeat. It had been years since her death but it still haunted me, the life I had known was over, nothing was the same after her murder and only the burning desire to hunt down her killers sustained me through the long dark nights.

The people responsible where part of a faceless Corporation that reached far into space, people who had no morals about the death of one innocent that was in the wrong place at the wrong time. ISK was their god and they were fanatically about worshipping this fake idol, ISK was the only thing they cared about and it was that, that would be their downfall.

I spent months researching and working out a plan, a plan that would take me deep into space and into a life that would challenge everything I knew and believed in. In order to fight this Corporation I needed to learn how to fight, and fight in a way that would strike fear into my enemy and hurt them in the same way they had hurt me.

My plan for revenge had started slow I had moved around a lot of Corporations that had offered the training for my private war but none had delivered on my requirements. My combat experience was lagging behind and I needed to do something about it in order to have my revenge. I searched through the available Corporations looking for one that could satisfy my bloodlust and desire for revenge, so many choices but which one would be right?

The decision I made next would change my life forever. There was no going back, once I was committed I was in for the long haul. My desire for revenge overwrote everything else, my sense of right and wrong was to be changed forever.

Pirates, the dark side of the universe, the only people who could train and teach me the skills necessary without the complications of morals or hidden agendas, death and destruction were their gods and I was going to worship them as I had once worshipped her.

Let the chaos begin…”

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Pirates, bounties and general stuff

July 27, 2010 4 comments

Well the good news is in RL I have nearly finished moving house so my online time should increase (hooray)..

I spent a bit of time online yesterday flying around Auner getting the lie of the land so to speak. I just missed out on an adhoc TBRA skirmish against a Bellicose cruiser (due to moving some boxes..) but all my fittings and modules are no in station and I’ve already donated some Rifter hulls and fittings to another academy member to keep them flying. It has highlighted that I really really need to work on my D-Scan skills as they suck at the minute πŸ™‚

I logged on briefly on Sunday and much to my surprise I now have a bounty on my head.. It’s only 5K but I now have a flashy “WANTED” stamped across my portrait, I have no idea who put a bounty on my head but I would just like to say Thank You πŸ™‚ (just need to get it increased now)..

Traffic to my blog is becoming a nice steady stream (thank you to all my readers), and a big part in this is because of Mail Lite’s mention on his blog.. πŸ™‚

Skill training is progressing nicely, working on some support skills and then to decide if to go for Assault Ships or Stealth Bombers..

My friend Durz0 is training up towards being able to fly Transport ships so he can haul or the goodies he builds over to me in Auner. Might even ask him nicely to join the Indy arm of the Rabbits.

Fly crazy
Durz

Categories: General, Pirate Related

Settling in…

Well I’ve been with the TBRA for a few days now, but due to being in the middle of moving house I’ve not had much online time. Hopefully this will change next week and I can settle into Corp life a bit better.

The time I have had online I’ve been adjusting to my new surroundings and doing those all important tasks. My clone is now moved to the station, my other ships, fittings and modules are being shipped over (thanks to my indy friend Durz0) and the all important bookmarks have started appearing.

Currently I only have my rifter (Smokey) to fly so I missed out on the alliance roam last night, but if you want to have a read about it go to Mail Lite’s blog

Skill training is progressing nicely, working mainly on support skills at the moment but they are still important.. πŸ™‚

I think I’m going to like it here… πŸ™‚

Fly crazy
Durz

Time to get my Yarrrr on!!

July 18, 2010 2 comments

Just a quick update to let you all know I’m now a proud member of The Black Rabbits Academy πŸ™‚ more updates on this shortly but I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in πŸ™‚

Fly crazy
Durz

My favourite ships…

Well I thought I would post what are currently my favourite ships in Eve. This will no doubt change over time but I thought I would share anyway.. πŸ™‚

1. Rifter – fast and deadly an ideal ship for us wannabe pirates that aren’t ISK rich but still want to pack a punch if in combat

2. Hurricane – This is my favourite BC class ship it’s powerful and can be fitted for a number of tasks. Just waiting for some more skills to complete to lvl V before I start using this in anger.

3. Dramiel – I’ve loved this ship since the first time I was killed by one, it’s pure evil looking and packs a mean punch. I have one in my hangar and once some more skill training is complete I will be using for a fast tackler and solo PVP.

4. Wolf – This is the Rifters big brother and I’m looking forward to seeing what Assault Ships can do in combat either in a gang or solo.

Fly crazy
Durz

Categories: Eve Online

Blog Banter #19 – CSM-Power to the people or puppets of CCP

July 15, 2010 13 comments

Welcome to the nineteenth installment of the EVE Blog Banter, the monthly EVE Online blogging extravaganza created by CrazyKinux. The EVE Blog Banter involves an enthusiastic group of gaming bloggers, a common topic within the realm of EVE Online, and a week to post articles pertaining to the said topic. The resulting articles can either be short or quite extensive, either funny or dead serious, but are always a great fun to read! Any questions about the EVE Blog Banter should be directed to crazykinux@gmail.com. Check out other EVE Blog Banter articles at the bottom of this post!

This months topic comes to us from @evepress, and he asks: The CSM: CCP’s Meta Game? – The CSM, an eve players voice to CCP.Right? In the grand scheme of things yes, the players bring up issues and the CSM presents them to CCP. But in its current iteration the CSM was supposed to be given small authority to assign CCP assets toprojects that the CSM thought needed work on. As it has not come outthis was not the case. So fellow bloggers, is the CSM worth it, has the CSM improved the game in any way, or is it just a well thought out scamby CCP to give us players a false sense of input in the game? What’s your take?

So this is my second Blog Banter but my first official one (I sneaked one in before realising I was suppose to sign up to them..)

Now I haven’t been playing Eve for long and to be honest politics in any shape or form don’t really interest me, however that being said I did vote in the CSM elections and the person I voted for is now Chair of the CSM 5 crew (go Mynxee).

So what is the CSM to me.. To me the CSM is a group of dedicated Eve Online players put into office in a fair election process were we get the opportunity to vote for the ones we think will represent our individual needs within the Eve Online universe (a big job in itself). Now the fact that CCP have allowed the CSM to exist is in my opinion a bit of a double edged sword. The CSM are elected based on their campaign promises on the changes that they will drive forward with CCP during their term. CCP as a business while still dedicated to providing a working scalable sandbox for us to play in also have to develop and build their business so they can continue to make money and take a larger market share. Now as a business how does CCP balance this?? working with their players and still pushing ahead with making money…

Now I did have a couple of ideas (just off the top of my head) but like all ideas after a bit more research I found that they would be pointless to mention. Like I said at the start politics and me don’t mix very well so this post isn’t going to be as long as some of the other blog banters will be. Below I’ve list what I think are the key points I think we need to remember.

1. The CSM’s relationship with CCP is something that no other game I’ve encountered has in place for allowing input from the player base.
2. The CSM are elected and support by the player base.
3. CCP are a business and as such while still being dedicated to improving the game for us, they are still a business that needs to grow and make money.
4. Nothing comes without a price.. if we want Icarna, or Dust 514 then it’s going to have a knock on effect on getting other things fixed (see point 3)
5. Changes take time, code changes, hardware changes all take time, effort and money and while it’s annoying to have bugs in the game, there are bugs in every game out there.
6. EVE Online is a game, granted a game we all enjoy and pay RL money to play but it’s still a game (one which I shall continue to play for a long time).

My hat goes off to the members of the CSM, they have a hard job to do and only limited resources, I wish them all the best for the future and I will be here to support them where and when I can.

Other Banterers:

See other participants:

  1. Growing Pains | CrazyKinux’s Musing
  2. CSM: Hoax or Serious Business? Β« Lost in New Eden
  3. CSM-Power to the people or puppets of CCP Β« A whole lot of Yarrrr!!!
  4. Gaming the CSM | A Mule in EvE
  5. A Taste Of Democracy | StarFleet Comms
  6. CSM: Player Power or Paper Tiger? | I Am Keith Neilson
  7. Governance Thrash Redux? Β« The Ralpha Dogs
  8. CCP Doesn’t Care: Blog Banter 19 Β« OMG! You’re a Chick?!
  9. The Cataclysmic Variable: It’s Crunch Time!
  10. The 19th EVE Blog Banter is upon us… and about the CSM and CCP | Victoria Aut Mors
  11. More to come…
  12. Fly crazy

    Durz

Another update…

Well I managed to get some Eve Online time during my time off thanks to my trusty laptop and the new broadband connection being installed at my new house :). The laptop is a bit limited on performance so I only got to do a few things for both of my characters.

Durzo has now completed the Sisters of Eve Epic Arc missions, which seems a lot easier when flying a hurricane.. πŸ™‚ Skill wise I am now at over 6mil SP and have completed Electronics Upgrades V so once I get back to my hangar I can inject Assault Ships, Thermodynamics and Covert Ops into my skill queue (once Hull Upgrades V has completed).

Durz0 has now over 9mil SP and is working on some drone skills to make mission running a bit easier (will be doing some lvl 4’s soon). Other than that he is soon going back to manufacturing some rigs and other bits of Durzo and once Hulkageddon 3 is finished back to some mining..

More updates soon..

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