Daily Archives: August 13, 2007

The Slow Burn Project

There is an interesting guild idea being set up over in the forums at EQ2-Daily.  They have formed a guild called “Slow Burn” that focuses on keeping members of the guild within a selected level range in order to allow everybody to experience as much of the game content as they want.

One of the features of EveQuest II helps out here, the ability to turn of adventure experience.  The guild sets a level cap, at which point you turn off your experience until the guild decides to move forward.

Or as they put it in the forums:

Slow Burn is a guild that ties max adventure level to guild level. We focus on content over grind. At times we lock combat xp to keep our adventure level below the guild’s level.

We are an alt based guild. We encourage odd toon builds, strange grouping situations, and drinking parties based on that damn goblin lottery game.

We play on the Antonia Bayle server and at times we roleplay like we know what we’re doing. Trust us, we don’t. It’s just roleplay.

This actually sounds like a lot of fun.  It is similar to what we were trying to accomplish in our 5 person WoW instance group, only on a broader scale.  I do not have the time or a character slot at the moment to join in, but I will be interested to read about how the project progresses.

They have set up a special forum over at EQ2-Daily dedicated to Slow Burn.  Check it out here if you are interested.

Warp Drive Active #6

Warp Drive Active is a weekly EVE Online related podcast done by Urban Mongral and Winterblink, both veteran EVE Online players.  I do not have it listed on my “Podcasts I Recommend” list on the right because it is part of the VirginWorlds Podcast Collective, which is linked and which is the “Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval” for MMO related podcasts, so I am essentially recommeding them all.

Still, I want to take a moment to call attention to Warp Drive Active in general and episode #6 in particular.

Urban Mongral (that is his choice of spelling) and Winterblink (who also does the EVE focused Warp Drive Active comic) put out a well produced, easy to listen to (easy listening?) podcast.  They cover information about the game as well as major events within the game.  As part of their coverage, they often take a moment to clarify or explain EVE terminology which makes the podcast accessible to both new and seasoned players.  They do ramble off the path at times on somewhat unrelated but generally appropriate topics, but it is all in good fun.

They also find time every few shows to put together a tutorial for new players in the game, which brings me to episode #6.

Episode #6 features a segment titled, “a noob guide for agent running, for those who want to be obscenely rich” that is worth a listen.

The guide starts off with finding an agent which, I am pleased to say, matches up with my own method described below.  It is nice to be right, or at least wrong in good company.  This is followed up with a run through factions, missions, skills to enhance your gain from missions, and the value of loyalty points.  This makes a good expansion beyond finding an agent and straightened a few things out for me.

And, finally, episode #6 also featured the winners of the contest announced in episode #5. 

I won.

Go me.

So go take a listen.