BB79 – Veteran Rewards?

Okay, so there’s a new blog banter out here.

Should CCP put more effort into rewards for loyal customers? The mystery code from the collector’s edition hasn’t seen much use and whilst veteran rewards have been mentioned by CCP several times at Fanfests, we have seen nothing. Wasn’t there talk of a special station only 10-year vets could dock in at one point?
Is this lack of gratitude towards loyal customers alienating? Do people wish for a change here? Is it too self-righteous to expect small signs of gratitude for being a loyal customer? Is a customer purchasing half a year in advance more loyal than someone plexing every now and than probably missing out a few weeks or months a year? How do CCP place rewards in game without hurting the economy?
Or is it just a case of there is no need and HTFU snowflake?

Arek’Jaalan and the Mysterious Shuttle

I am reproducing my previous work here so that it is not necessarily lost.

This is work on investigating the Geztic Mysterious Shuttle, and the Charmerout Mysterious Probe.

I get that the old Arek’Jaalan stuff is largely considered dropped/ignored/etc, but in-character in-universe it’s still there, still continuing, and I don’t remember any official shutdown or acknowledgement of such, at least not on the capsuleer end.

I’ll get around to an M-0 post at a later date (possibly today or tomorrow if I remember).

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BB78 – The Great Reset

Okay, so, my first attempt at doing a Blog Banter!

So, obviously I’m no expert, regardless of my active account time and game time.

But I do have some experience, so I’ll just have to draw on that to paint my picture.

Blog Banter 78 – The Big Reset
Just for a moment engage your “willing suspension of disbelief”. Imagine that CCP, at downtime today, reset everything in Eve Online. Everything! When you logged in you were in a starter system with your character… but now with less than a million skill points, a mere 5000 ISK and a noob ship (now with civilian afterburner!). Markets are pretty empty other than a few seeded items. All Sov is gone. All player structures are gone. All PI infrastructure is gone. No corps or alliances exist. Nothing remains. New Eden is suddenly a completely level playing field and the next great gold-rush is on? Or is it? What happens now?

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Current Events

So, I didn’t exactly want to write about this, but when I saw the articles pop up, I felt that I had to.

I’d prefer to write about fluffy adventures in FW or something, and I will sooner or later.

But this and this sort of sprang up on me. Plus this, but take it with a pinch of salt.

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Here’s a few things

Okay, so on a personal note, I grabbed all my freebies yesterday.

That’s a lot of stuff! Some of it very pretty stuff. Which I will probably never undock from the station I’ve stored it in. Too bad.

Also this is a thing. I do find it sort of amusing, but on the other hand they could just be redeploying their supers to lowsec to avoid bubbles – just like the Saranen strategy…

But that’s enough of that, let’s hop along to more interesting stuff.

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Deciding on direction

Okay, so I’ve got three “Omega” accounts.

My nullsec characters are as trained as I need them to be right now so I’m working on a couple alts – one for exploration, one for elite FW in frigates and destroyers.

Then I have the account that trains the character this blog is named for – he’s an independent, highsec, any gameplay I feel like, RP for the Gallente, do as I please sort of character. Mostly because he was my original main before I got sidetracked, and I’m now training him to be able to defend himself in multiple arenas. I’ve changed track from his industry focus to temporarily (for a few years) go all out on making sure he can actually shoot straight. Or do anything else combat-wise that I enjoy.

But now I have alphas.

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Rounding out the Alpaca farm

Like I said in my last article, I’ve come back with my experiences on the rest of the NPE in terms of how it plays out for each race.

It’s been interesting so far.

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Fresh new world

At least for some people.

While the north is interesting, and seeing Seraph and his corp join Co2 (ahahahaha) I think I’d prefer to write about something of more interest recently.

It’s time for an alpha strike.

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Tensions build in the north

Okay, so another day in, and it looks like the new war is brewing nicely.

We’ve had a quick taste of how well CO2 can fight, against low-sec groups.

And also, a new Empress (sadly I missed out on the chance to attend or gate crash).

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Karma is… you know

So yeah, I’ve been waiting for something like this to happen.

I know, I know, it’s petty, but the “I told you so” moment is always fun.

Especially in this case.

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