Monday, August 29, 2011

Into the Wild Blue Yonder

It wasn’t infinity in fact. Infinity itself looks flat and uninteresting. Looking up into the night sky is looking into infinity—distance is incomprehensible and therefore meaningless. The chamber into which the aircar emerged was anything but infinite, it was just very very very big, so big that it gave the impression of infinity far better than infinity itself.
--Douglas Adams

Space is vast, and a lot of it remains uncharted.  Explorers are dedicated to discovering cosmic anomalies and deadspace signatures, although risky, pilots are often rewarded greatly.  Enter this career path if you wish to find out more about the secrets of exploration.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Making Mountains of Molehills

He stood up straight and looked the world squarely in the fields and hills. To add weight to his words he stuck the rabbit bone in his hair. He spread his arm out wide. "I will go mad!" he annouced.
--Douglas Adams

Industrial pilots are the rugged individuals tearing asunder asteroids and reforging them into materials to sate the galaxy's ravenous engines of war.  Join this career if you wish to transmute useless space rocks into the mightiest machines mankind has ever known.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Cash Flow for Capsuleers

I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.
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Military pilots live for war, wielding unimaginable destructive forces that daily reforge the landscape of New Eden.  Join this career if you enjoy lasers, missiles and generally making sure that someone else has a bad day.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Your First Days

"You know," said Arthur, "it's at times like this, when I'm trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse, and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space that I really wish I'd listened to what my mother told me when I was young."
"Why, what did she tell you?"
"I don't know, I didn't listen."
--Douglas Adams

Ah, the New Player Experience.  CCP's supposed justification for why Incarna provided no new content to bitter vets, instead focusing on making the game a little less daunting for the uninitiated.  Well, is it true?  Let's find out shall we...

Monday, August 8, 2011

Tusker's Revenge

Imagine a puddle waking up one morning and thinking, 'This is an interesting world I find myself in, an interesting hole I find myself in, fits me rather neatly, doesn't it?  In fact it fits me staggeringly well, must have been made to have me in it!'  This is such a powerful idea that as the sun rises in the sky and the air heats up and as, gradually, the puddle gets smaller and smaller, it's still frantically hanging on to the notion that everything's going to be alright, because this world was meant to have him in it, was built to have him in it; so the moment he disappears catches him rather by surprise.
--Douglas Adams

After my last post on gate camps, I decided to followup with my own tale of failing miserably to get out of one.  With Great Fail Comes Great Responsibility.  I think that's how it goes anyway.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Myths About Camping

And the most interesting natural structure?

A giant, two-thousand-mile-long fish in orbit around Jupiter, according to a reliable report in the Weekly World News. The photograph was very convincing, and I'm only surprised that more-reputable journals like New Scientist, or even just The Sun, haven't followed up with more details. We should be told.
--Douglas Adams

No, not those myths.  While Unidentified Furry Organisms are spotted on camping trips, this post is going to focus on the kind of camping that happens in internet spaceships.  More specifically, it's going to focus on the three most oft-repeated bits of misinformation I hear about Gate Camping.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Road Ahead

In fact, Lig never formally resigned his editorship - he merely left his office late one morning, and has never returned since. Though well over a century has now passed, many members of the Guide staff still retain the romantic notion that he has simply popped out for a sandwich and will yet return to put in a solid afternoon's work.
--Douglas Adams

OK, so I'm not as evil as I everyone thought.  I can't leave you hanging on what lies ahead for me for more than a day.  This is probably the post people wanted me to make sooner, explaining exactly what I'll be doing in the coming months.  Sit back, relax, and join me on a look at what I enjoy so much about this game and how I plan to recapture some of the moments of wonder I felt when first playing.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Finals Are Bad

You live and learn. At any rate, you live.
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To anyone out there worried by my lack of posts, don't be. I guess I have only myself to blame for setting a precedence of two posts a week, so when the blog goes silent for over a week it's only fair that people start poking me for posts.  Now onto the post itself.