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From millions to billions – My EVE Online story

March 6, 2010 1 comment

Although I am back playing EVE Online I am not exactly flying around the galaxy laying waste to all who oppose me. Instead, I’m sitting in a station, staring at the order and market screens, working on making a a few space bucks so I can afford to buy a decent main character. Why buy? Well, 18 months ago I traded away my two year old character and no way am I going to spend two years developing a new character from scratch. Instead, I think I can trade my way to enough cash for a decent character in only a quarter of the time it would take me to train a newby. I’ll blog my experiences here for everyone’s general amusement as well as maybe a few other bits and pieces as they come up.

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EVE Online quarterly economic report

February 24, 2010 1 comment

EVE OnlineEvery quarter the EVE Online developers, CCP, publish a report full of graphs and stats from EVE Online. Everything is here, from active accounts through to which ships are the most flown through to population density across the systems and regions. Ever felt like comparing real world population density distributions and ratios to those in an online game? Now you can! It’s a rather fascinating insight into an interesting game and CCP are freely publishing stats that most MMO developers horde like Tom Cruise hordes what’s left of his sanity. Go have a read!

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Espionage, Counter-Intelligence and Theft – It’s EVE Online!

January 26, 2010 3 comments

EVE OnlineI’ve recently started playing EVE Online again (say “Hi” to Sister Calistas!) after 18 months away. So many interesting updates and changes have happened to the game recently that I couldn’t resist coming back to my favourite MMO ever. Yes, the learning curve is insane. Yes, the PVP is hard core and mistakes are punishing, but it remains the most interesting game on the market.

But lets get to the point. If you’re not playing but curious (or just in the mood for a good spy thriller!) then I encourage you to read The Mittani’s “Sins of a Solar Spymaster” column over on TenTonHammer. Start at the bottom of the linked page and work your way back to the more current articles. You’re in for a treat as The Mittani relates tales of spying, skulduggery and victory in a three-year old war!

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Armageddon Empires – First Game AAR

March 26, 2009 Comments off

armageddon-empiresArmageddon Empires has been featured here before, but I liked this AAR from OctopusOverlords a lot so I figured I’d let you all know about it as well. The AAR sees forum poster Quitch learn through playing, and what better way for us to learn about the game than through the failings of someone else! Go read!

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AAR – Space Rangers 2: Arthur Stone and the Rusty Nail

March 18, 2009 Comments off

Space Ranger 2, like Dwarf Fortress, is one of those odd little games that everyone should try. Part adventure, space trading, action, tactical and RTS game, Space Rangers 2 see’s the player explore and adventure in a vast, amusing universe. In this AAR Robin Burkinshaw tries to do something a little different…

…this time I wanted to try something a little different. I decided that I would try a crazy plan I’d had the last time I played, but never seriously put into practice.

I would become the best space ranger in the galaxy. But I would do it by assassinating every ranger above me in the rankings.

Go have a read and enjoy the strange tale of Arthur Stone and the Rusty Nail.

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Armed Assault – Zombie mod!

February 2, 2009 Comments off

armedassault-zombie1Armed Assault, the spiritual successor to Operation Flashpoint, has long been popular among the more hard-core war shooter audience. But now, in addition to the grogs, the survival horror geeks can get involved too! Thanks, that is, to the “Crappy Zombie Mod” for Armed Assault. And thanks to the CZM, we have a wonderfuly amusing Armed Assault Zombie AAR from forum poster El Guapo. Read more…

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Free Mutant Infantry – Armageddon Empires AAR

February 2, 2009 Comments off

armageddon-empiresArmageddon Empires is a turn based, sci-fi strategy game with elements of a collectible card game thrown in. It sounds a little weird, but it works really well, and what’s more, it’s from a one-man studio! Go the little guys! Read more…

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