Monthly Archives: March 2009

Screenshot Contest #2 Winner!

Well we had some better participation this time and I kinda like these so we will do another in a couple of weeks. This rounds winner… #3 from Xiphos 83! Congrats and you’ll be receiving your winnings this evening when I log in. Remember, start saving those cool screenies for next time. I hope to have some better prizes next time around! Here is the beauty shot….

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Screenshot Contest #2 – Voting

Well I checked my email today and we have a whopping 3 entries this time around, luckily they are pretty good entries. All three are badass in their own right. 15 million isk up for grabs this time.

How To Vote: Remember, voting starts today and ends early Wednesday, after which I will tally the votes and post the winner. To vote, just post a comment on this post with the number screenshot that you like. One vote please. And yes, contestants may vote for themselves!

#1

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This one is from Kirith Kodachi, winner from the last contest. It’s his Nomad Jump
freighter mid-warp.

#2

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#2 is from Tony over at Eve’s Weekend Warrior. I haven’t seen anything like this
before so I’m guessing this is from one of his recent wormhole adventures.

#3

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#3 is from Xiphos83 over at The Misguided Adventurer. Ittys never looked so good.

Vote away!

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Contest Reminder

Reminder, screenshot entries are due by the end of tomorrow evening. 15 million isk up for grabs this time. Only a few entries so far so your chances at good. Send entries to nickdgdm[at]yahoo.com

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Friday Update Links – Spring Edition

Well its spring here in the US though you wouldn’t know from the weather. Should hit 50 degrees F this weekend. Looking forward to some nice lazy and breezy weekends soon. As always I hope you all have a good weekend and remember, keep your finger over that Print Screen button! Submissions for the screenshot contest are due Sunday evening!

Podcasts: WTF? Where have all the Podcasts gone? Hopefully Blinky and Urban are working on one! Actually, I’ve been toying with the idea of putting together a podcast of either just myself going over news and commentary or a group of people. Right now I’m working on researching means of recording and editing then working on planning out the format. With no regular podcasts I think it would be worth a shot.

Dev Blogs: Slow week here as well, though with very good reason. The Devs were hard at work prior to the patch and of course post-patch dealing with bugs and such. Not suprising that they haven’t had much free time to pump out new posts.

Forum Highlights:
The UI is increasingly shambolic: This poster makes some valid points about the UI. I think their next expansion should really focus on improving stability and usability. Right now they are just adding features onto a system that has some serious issues at times.

are assault frigs viable solo and small group pvp?: I actually commented on this one. Was thinking the same thing myself. Like with any ship you need to be sure you can dictate the engagement before engaging. In essence, you need to know you can win more so with a t2 frig considering the cost.

Blog Highlights:
Its Oh So Quiet – Wensley: Love these detailed pvp engagements. Can always picture then in your head.

EvE Mags First Lottery:

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OMG I’M BLOGGING & New Screenshot Contest

Wow its been a couple of weeks since I’ve posted anything. Life has been crazy in and out of game. Quite a few personal ongoings have limited my extra time. Some corp drama has also been soaking up all my spare Eve time. Things are starting to smooth out again and hopefully you will see a lot more posts from me.

So I’m sure I peaked your interest when I mentioned corp drama. I’ve been running my own corp for a few months now and everything was going splendidly until we moved out to the Great Wildlands. Now Vanguard (the alliance we are in) has been awesome. Lots of industrial and PvP opportunities for those who have the ambition and drive to take the bull by the horns. We had some initial problems with the move and a bit of a burnout on my end of things with having to mine enough ice to fuel the damn thing. My biggest mistake was starting with a large tower for a corp of our size. A medium or small would have done fine. Other than that things seemed to be fine.

A couple of weeks ago it becomes apparent that my executive director’s ego has swelled to the size of an avatar. He quickly asserts himself as being allmightly and never wrong. He asks to run for CEO which I help him do. His main reasons for being pissed off was not having full director rights in the corp, something I don’t give to anyone because of past experiences with corp theft. He spends the next three days talking to each person in the corp and convincing them to leave and form with him. And of course I log in on the 4th day and the wallets and hangars of the corp are completely empty. Needless to say I wasn’t too happy, but releived in a way that I now know he is a 100% asshole. His last few minutes on the alliance vent server were spent inflating his own ego. All in all about half of the corp left.

We are in the process of restructuring and are already recruiting. I personally have billions in liquid cash so money for the corp is not a problem. I’m 100% sure we will be fine and its nice not dealing with peoples needs and egos on a daily basis now. We are more of a relaxed corp now and I now have a Zero tolerance policy for egos. I have played this game long enough not to have to deal with people like that. The funny thing is the people that left are now in high sec. Looking at the Alliance killboard it seems that most of them were having a hard time out here and just couldn’t cut it. One lost a Myrm and Hulk over the period of a couple of days…..to belt rats. It’s been a rough couple of drama filled weeks and thats partly why I haven’t been blogging much but thats about to change. Thanks for those of you who keep checking back. Good stuff to come!

Screenshot Wednesday Contest #2 We had a few contestents last time. Submission period will be a bit longer this time around. Remember, submissions are due Sunday evening. Voting starts on Monday and the winner will be announced Wednesday. The prize? 15 million isk. If participation keeps up then prizes will get better and better. Hopefully we will see some great screenshots! Past winners are eligable to enter. Send entries to nickdgdm[at]yahoo.com

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