The EVE Blog Pack and the profiles are both bringing more traffic here and sending more traffic on to other sites in the pack, so things seem to working out well in that regard.
And while I linked a column on Wired about blogging being out of date because you’ll never be famous or get a decent Google page rank, somehow I keep ending up on the first page of searches on which I have no business being. Currently I am the third result if you search on SWTOR and for a while this month I was on the first page of results for getting access to upper blackrock spire.
Lesson? Google is a force of nature? Google is mystery wrapped in a riddle and located in Mountain View?
One Year Ago
A year ago I finally finished my training and was actually flying a Hulk! Being mining focused, I went out and calculated which asteroids were the most profitable to mine. Veldspar rated surprisingly high.
I also figured out that with 120 billion ISK and a year of training, I could fly a Titan, but I couldn’t fire the main weapon system.
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Another month of wealth accumulation as I try to build a big enough buffer to keep economic activity going after I purchase a freighter. I have not spent much time mining, so I am running low on raw materials that I can use for production or sell, but buy orders have been helping to keep my finished goods supply going.
My goal: A freighter before Thanksgiving.
It started raining yesterday. Can nostalgia be far behind? Hmmm… mercenaries.
Speaking of nostalgia, my committing some memories of the last 15 years of Sojourn/TorilMUD has stirred a bit of interest in the game. Xyd, Gaff, and I were on at the same time for a while the other evening, something that probably hasn’t happened in five years or more. And now I have prodded Chandigar. I don’t think this will suddenly lead to the instance group rolling characters, but a few people have been dusting off their ZMud licenses to see if my favorite text-based version of Forgotten Realms is still alive and kicking.
The Warhammer Online experience has paled for the instance group for now. In our email discussions this week, we all seemed to agree that big open RvR battles were really fun, but that they were so few and far between that they were not really the defining experience for the group. Instead, we spent more time roving the contested areas looking for action (and Kendricke), and nobody wanted to continue to spend our limited play budget on the hope that maybe NEXT Saturday we would have a lot of fun.
World of Warcraft
The 3.0.2 patch came along. It was a big download and a rough post-patch experience for some, but it has some really interesting changes. As I said elsewhere, they made the hunter even better, which is tough to accomplish when you consider it to be the most fun class to play already. And we all got a 3 day credit for the inconvenience caused by the server issues.
It looks like the instance group might be back in Azeroth. We need to warm up with the changes that went into 3.0.2 before the Lich King shows up on the scene.
Plus The Chronicles of Spellborn is coming along, a title that is pushing “story” as a defining element of the MMO experience. We shall see if that foreshadows how Star Wars: The Old Republic will do in that regard.
And my Warhammer Online account still has a few weeks to go, so I can peek in to see what they have planned to stave off the Lich King.
It will be a month of too many topics, not enough time.