Thursday, March 31, 2011


"I think we have different value systems." —Arthur
"Well mine's better." —Ford
--Douglas Adams

Well, I'm right out of my comfort zone now.  Suddenly I find myself zipping around in Interceptors for the past month instead of the nice and sturdy Space Bricks I've grown accustomed to.  Feeling that a nice change of pace is good for the soul, join me as a take a look at what I've learned flying the Malediction.

Monday, March 28, 2011


It was too easy. Too obvious. It was like coming across an Irishman who actually was stupid, a mother-in-law who actually was fat, or an American businessman who actually did have a middle initial and smoked a cigar. You feel as if you are unwillingly performing in a music-hall sketch and wishing you could rewrite the script.
--Douglas Adams

I've discussed my first outing in the Vengeance.  It did not go well.  Thankfully, it got better.  Having had a couple of months to get used to flying it, I've got findings to share for those interested in flying one, or just making the other guy flying it explode.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Future of New

The more Susan waited, the more the doorbell didn't ring. Or the phone.
--Douglas Adams

We interrupt your regularly scheduled broadcast to bring you absolutely nothing of value.

So, I was going to talk about the Vengeance today.  Had a post all ready and everything, but then something unusual happened on Monday and it got me thinking about this blog.  There you have it, the topic of this blog is now this blog.  Assuming the universe doesn't implode from such self reference, let's move on, shall we?

Monday, March 21, 2011

EVE Causes Cancer

It is worth repeating at this point the theories that Ford had come up with, on his first encounter with human beings, to account for their peculiar habit of continually stating and restating the very very obvious, as in "It's a nice day," or "You're very tall," or "So this is it, we're going to die."  His first theory was that if human beings didn't keep exercising their lips, their mouths probably shriveled up.  After a few months of observation he had come up with a second theory, which was this--If human beings don't keep exercising their lips, their brains start working.
--Douglas Adams

In which I venture down the slippery slope of using the vast influence of my blog to make fun of another player.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Good With the Bad

Would it save you a lot of time if I just gave up and went mad now?
--Douglas Adams

In EVE Online PvP you have to learn to take the good with the bad.  The problem that the human psyche has with this concept is that the good mostly feels normal while the bad stands out like a sore thumb.  The following events took place over the course of about three days, and left me absolutely reeling from a string of losses.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Jack of All Trades

A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
--Douglas Adams

No ship can do everything in EVE, just as no module is right for every situation.  It's important to remember that you shouldn't try to do everything, or you'll just end up a Jack of all trades and a master of none.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Don't Read This. Read That.

You come to me for advice, but you can't cope with anything you don't recognize.  Hmmm.  So we'll have to tell you something you already know but make it sound like news, eh.  Well, business as usual , I suppose.
--Douglas Adams

A quick post out of my usual schedule to get you to go take a look at Taurean Eltanin's blog Flight of Dragons.  He has a poll up right now and is looking for some advice, so go vote...and then come back and read this.

The Road to Yarrr: Minmatar

We are now cruising at a level of two to the power of twenty-five thousand to one against and falling, and we will be restoring normality just as soon as we are sure what is normal anyway.
--Douglas Adams

By now, you should know exactly what's coming next.  An in depth look at the first two weeks in the life of a Minmatar pilot.  So strap in (do Rifter's have seatbelts?) this is going to be a bumpy ride.

Monday, March 7, 2011

The Road to Yarrr: Gallente

If everyone knew exactly what I was going to say, then there would be no point in my saying it, would there?
--Douglas Adams

One of the worst parts about writing a series of posts is that I run out of things to write before the jump break.  You all knew this was coming, so let's get on with it already.  This time, we'll take a look at everyone's favorite freedom loving Space Race; the Gallente.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Road to Yarrr: Caldari

It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on earth has ever produced the expression, 'As pretty as an airport.
--Douglas Adams

Continuing on from the last post.  We're going to be taking a little trip in the life of a brand new Caldari pilot.  So leave your aesthetics at the door and follow along as we turn a brand new player into a Pirate in three easy steps.