May 18, 2010

What butterfly?

This video explains in 2 minutes and 39 seconds why I play EVE.  A wicked clip that while done close to a year ago still remains relevant now, I believe it was done with an inhouse recording tool CCP made for promotional materials.  The HUD on the ships is a whole load of shit but it does blip into the actual gameplay windows which is a nice change from the CGI heavy stuff that gets pimped out but does nothing to show what the game is really like.

Was just thinking how funny it would be if CCP released a video from the recent lag fest that was the H-W fight, jump through, wait, wait, wait.....  oh new clone.  Regardless of the things that annoy us all the video still rocks my socks.

May 07, 2010

I have an hour to play EVE

Given one hour of log on time a day how much could you accomplish? Would you be able to PVP, trade, mine, build or even be a part of a corporation?

Recently I have found my free time waning and getting a decent chunk of time locked away is almost an impossible task, being in the Australian time zone I am also lucky enough to have a prime time hour pulled out from under me (2030 to 2130) and the associated wind down and wind up also chews another 30 minutes. So on either side of the scheduled downtime I try to get as much done as possible, but how much can you really do with an hour in EVE?

HEAPS! But most of it is not fun and I don't want to roam around solo all the time, EVE is an MMO not an FPS. I usually end up joining a gate camp or doing some anomalies but recently those gate camps have been very quiet and shooting rats all the time without needing the sec status boost is very stagnant. Alliance CTA's are out as are anything that involves more than 15 minutes travel chews into my hour play time too much.

I have had grand plans of taking on wormholes, installing jump clones in pirate infested space for quick engagements and flying through 0.0 choke points in the hope of fights but they all seems to be empty when I arrive. My corp is always a great source of entertainment and everyone is always willing to try something new but gathering a fleet and setting off in under 20 minutes is a miracle in the making.

So to the time conscience or time restricted EVE players out there, what do you do with an hour in EVE?