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mr. nrds has gone wild

2009/12/11 3 comments

After doing some thinking and feedback from others I decided to move Ayuno into a different corporation than Yakius. It was a hard choice deciding where to go, I was seriously contemplating Electus Matari but I’m not sure if I’m ready, yet, for that level of full-time role-playing immersion. What can I say, I enjoy a lot of the OOC bs’ing =P 

As mentioned previously my buddy, McAoidh, started a PVE/PVP corp which I ended up signing on with and as an extra bonus I get to be a director! It is pretty close to my previous employer minus the industry and a more open engagement policy.  Yes, that’s right Mr. NRDS has gone wild. I can finally wardec and attack that low-sec POS I’ve been eyeing for my Industrial toon, Yakius. It is a lot quieter at the moment until we start recruiting but that’s ok cause I get to fly with someone who is willing to take risk, is fun and I get along well with. 

Meanwhile, I’ve returned to my industrial roots with Yakius and should be finished training production efficiency 5 tonight. I also have some near perfect BPOs so hopefully by staying in a more industrial focused corp with him I’ll be able to supply Ayuno with ships cheaply and make a small profit on the market. Midnight Elites has also been talking about getting into T2 or capital production. We have a good group of miners able to supply a lot of our mineral needs but this is a big step for me and I’m a little hesitant to drop money on bpo/c’s until we’ve sat down and really looked at how we are going to allocate responsibilities. 

Another wardec’d came our way, this time a 4 man corp. I think it’s an ex-member who continues to grief us, oh well, we like to fight too so bring it. On the alliance front, looks like we are moving a tab bit closer to joining one but this is happening wayyyy to slow for me. I do consider myself a patient person but I like for ideas to move quickly into reality and do multiple things at once; life is fluid and we can’t wait for the perfect moment. Change isn’t scary, change is opportunity.  

Talking about change, I need to pen some more fiction.

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Categories: General

even a lady too

2009/12/02 6 comments

I think it was on my second day of playing EVE that I started a corporation, Minmatar Industrial Limited. I must admit I like being a leader but in EVE it can become a job in no time, so now I like to just be a very active and vocal member of a corporation. Anyway…over the next couple of months it grew to about 30 people then starting to shrink as newer players stopped playing. I also was busy with RL and my interest where changing so things grew stagnant. In the end I decided to try Faction Warfare for a little while and since then have been, what some would call, a corp jumper.

Each corp I join I am always loyal and dedicated, but they all seem to be missing what made my first corporation so fun: a great group of people sharing and working towards a common interest in a friendly environment, not worrying about ship lost or isk (for the most part). Looking back things weren’t perfect, I admit, but there seemed to be a meeting of like minded people that has been hard to find in that quantity and quality since. The current corporation I’m with, Midnight Elites, has been pretty awesome (and I would highly recommend them) but there has been some talk from management about moving to another region which doesn’t really fit with what I want to do and little true discussion has taken place on this issue which has caused me a little bit of concern for my long-term planning. About the same time EDGE Alliance has started recruiting which I have suggested we join, again, not much discussion. I’ve been pushing both issues in an attempt to get some closure sometime soon!

Now one of my buddies, from my first corp has started up his own and is trying to join EDGE Alliance. What am I to do, is it time to be a jumper again… Time will tell, depending on the above issues being resolved or not.

I’ve been trying to think about how I would like to play this game that makes it fun for me and I really enjoy flying with a small, active, social and sharing type of corporation somewhere in the 15-30 active member range but part of an alliance for bigger projects or a change of pace. I also prefer leadership that listens to its members but can make decision quickly and enforce some sort of rule of law, whether it be activity level or whatever. I’m not saying mandatory ops all the time but when there is a call to arms people should show up, I notice in Null-Sec they are very strict and Empire is the opposite. I would like something in between as I want more than just solo mission runner, PVPers in a corp – I want some team goals and joint operations.

We’ll see what this week brings. Hopefully, another buddy from my first corp, Szilardis, will make the move from his current corp and maybe a few others if they become active again – that’s you Eo if you are reading this! I have some plans for our hulks and production.

In the meantime I’m enjoying Midnight Elites, good helpful people there and even a lady too (as of writing this we now have 2) =0 Thanks Havok for telling me about them after I left null-sec; joining them has been an entertaining time. From mining ops to low-sec roams with a HAC kill and no losses and a successful wardec and POS defence. If you’re looking for a diverse group to join in Minmatar space this is the place to be!

Categories: General

eminent domain

2009/11/26 1 comment

There are such high expectations for dominion in null-sec, but really will it change much in real terms of how null-sec is played.

It seems to me that most alliances only care about killboard statistics and holding vast amount of space for prestige, is this patch going to suddenly change that usage… ummm, not really. Ok, sure they get more plex’s for isk. Sovereignty could become more expensive but really depends on much much high-end moon value drops, however, if it cost too much to hold large swamps of space just hold the choke points and you still control the region.

More asteroids and wormholes aren’t really going to help bring industrialist out since, again, most alliances don’t care about industry; it seems to be looked down upon. Plus, it’s pretty hard except for well organized large groups to make money safely out in null-sec. I think unless holding sovereignty allows you to set a security level and hire NPCs to be like concord (weaker though) most aren’t going to risk it (unless they are deep within alliance territory).

I feel that if they really want to get people out to null-sec offer more action: Missions (ignore for now that missions really need to be more dynamic and interactive)!

There are a few things that I’m really looking forward to and that will in my opinion be more important then the other changes they are making: that is rebalancing ships and projectile weapons, which seem very underpowered and under-effective. And UI changes (I really wish they did a patch just for UI improvements, oh how that would be nice), the fleet finder is going to be a really nice feature especially for large corps/alliances and a proper mail system, seriously, about time… It will be even better when NEW EDEN is online and we can use eve mail outside of the eve client and their forum tie-ins.

/end rant.

Categories: General

it’s official

2009/11/14 3 comments
The corporation I belong to – Midnight Elites – received a war declaration 2 days ago from a 1 man corporation – The Pond, which now sits at 2 members. I’m not really sure what they were thinking; do they randomly find “industrial” corporations with their HQs located in Rens and decide “hey they might make an easy target.” In any case this puts a slight damper on mission running and mining for the next little while.

Last night one of our guys in a Rifter got smashed, not too sure what happened, but we plan a counter-attack and hopefully will get some kills against them. We aren’t sitting this one out station docked. You guys messed with the wrong industrialist! I’ll be FCing the hunt to find these high-sec lame-o’s tonight. We’ve been watching/research them to see trends in ship types and encounters, hopefully this intel will help in putting together a fleet to take them down with minimal losses to us.

Admittedly I’m still fairly new/inexperienced in PVP but it’s kinda lame for experienced (years of in-game time) pilots to grief in high-sec. Honestly, the minute we start fighting back it will turn into a station camping game. Oh, how fun. If The Pond wants to see some action they should really get into null-sec: bubbles, less stations and all that.

The timing of this whole event seems ironic, as we are all itching for a fight after a recent long-standing member ran off with a bunch of our corporate assets. Thank you for providing us with a target or two =)
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