Daily Archives: October 10, 2008

The EVE Blog Pack Defined

Crazy Kinux, the founder and leader of the EVE Blog Pack (shouldn’t that be the EVE Blog Corp?) has worked to both refine and define the pack and its purpose.

As the pack expanded it was felt that it should have a maximum size.  Some exclusivity seemed warranted so that the pack did not simply become an listing of all known EVE Online related blogs. (A list that CK also attempts to maintain.)

The total number of blogs allowed in the pack was thus set at 30.

So I present the 30 blogs of the EVE Blog Pack:

  1. A Misguided Adventurer, by Xiphos83
  2. A Mule in EVE, by Manasi
  3. Ancient Gaming Noob (The), by Yule Nevrno
  4. CrazyKinux’s Musing, by Crazy Kinux
  5. Dawn of EVE, by Melissa Dawn
  6. Defias Blog (The), by Havohej
  7. EVE Newb, by Spectre
  8. EVE Network News, by Serious Sally
  9. EVE’s Weekend Warrior, Tony
  10. EVE-Pirate.com, by Ander & co.
  11. Flashfresh – A Pirate, by Flashfresh
  12. I am a Camera Drone, by Vestik Malice
  13. Inner Sanctum of the Ninveah, by Kirith Kodachi
  14. Lady in Space, by Bri
  15. Letrange’s EVE Blog, by Letrange
  16. Life in Low Sec, by Mynxee
  17. Miners with Fangs, by Dee Carson
  18. Morphisat’s Blog, by Morphisat
  19. Nuyan’s Hangout, by Nuyan
  20. Ombeve, by Ombey
  21. One Man And His Ship, by Karox Lominax
  22. Postings from the Edge, by Zapatero
  23. pΘtshΘt, by pΘtshΘt
  24. Roc’s Rambling, by Roc Wieler
  25. Votrian’s EVE Blog, by Votrian
  26. Warp Drive Active, by Winterblink
  27. Wensley, by Wensley
  28. Winterblink, by Winterblink
  29. Wandering Druid of Tranquility (The), by Ga’len
  30. Your Money or Your Life, by Ka Jolo

(Yes, 30 blogs, but only 29 authors.  Winterblink get’s two because he’s special.)

The EVE Blog Pack has quite a range of EVE play styles represented.  You can find posts about piracy, 0.0 fleet battles and station assaults, industry, and politics.  And I’m on the list still, so the “figures things out the hard way” demographic is covered.

The plan for EVE Blog Pack profiles has started to move forward.  I hope to be able to post profiles of each of the blog pack members as the weeks go by.  That will highlight the wide variety of people who play EVE Online.

Wanted: Order Players – Bounties Paid

According to The Herald and the news area of the patcher, Mythic is offering a seven day, 20% boost to experience and renown to players who make Order characters on a few select, and presumably imbalanced, servers.

We are pleased to introduce Realm Population Bonuses. These bonuses are temporary boosts to help new players get into the game and strengthen their allies’ efforts on servers where their realm struggles to keep up with the growing armies of their enemy.

For one week, these chosen servers will bestow divine gifts upon the designated realm to help swell their ranks and give them the power to try and turn the tides of battle. Players who join the vanguard will receive a 20% bonus to renown and experience!

I have to wonder how likely that is to work.  Will it be enough to help the balance issue?

I suppose if you were a brand new player coming into the game without friends already playing, it could be a minor draw.  A week’s worth of bonus isn’t a bad thing.

I don’t think this will shift any of the current game population.

[Addendum: I took that screen shot last night.  The list of servers has since been expanded.]