Daily Archives: December 2, 2011

Return to the Realm of the Fae

The previous week’s run into the Realm of the Fae was clearly a warm-up, a test to see how we would operate as a group.

And, as with any good test run, deficiencies were found.  They ranged from not having the right specs (nobody was a tank in the game’s opinion) to just getting adjusted to the game itself.

This past Saturday we went in with an updated and upgraded force.  We forged our spirits in the traditions of our ancestors and ended up with:

  • Jollyreaper level 16 mage
  • Earlthecat level 16 warrior
  • Hakawati level 17 rogue
  • Hillmar level 18 cleric
  • Gizalia level 19 mage

Ephemara the rogue was traded our for Gizalia the mage, while Earl and Hillmar both worked on refining their talent point allocation.  While we were also a couple of levels up, most of us were still at the low end of the level requirement for the instance.

As we tried to enter the dungeon, we were tripped up once more.

More unspent points

Apparently even one unspent point is too many.  And since this runs long again, more after the cut…

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In EVE Online a Ship Blows Up Every Six Seconds!

CCP has a new Dev Blog up that reports on the number of ships that have been destroyed in the game.

Things that go Boom!

The count is not complete.  It only goes from the Trinity expansion, which went live on December 5, 2007, though until November 29th, 2011.  But in just that time… well… here is the quote:

In total, 13,540,707 ships or structures were destroyed in this period in PVP, belonging to 1,075,754 characters or corporations. NPCs destroyed 7,559,088 ships belonging to 1,936,205 characters. That makes a total of 21,099,795 ships/structures blown up belonging to 2,251,177 different owners. To be fair a lot of those are rookie ships and such, but either way – that’s a lot of explosions.

From December 5th, 2007 until November 29th, 2011, 1,455 days passed. That’s 2,095,200 minutes. So, if you count everything that generated a kill report, how many things blew up per day/hour/minute on average?
14,502 per day.
604 per hour.
10 per minute (roughly one explosion every six seconds).

The post includes a lot more detail, as is usual for these sorts of things from CCP, pointing out where ships blow up, what kind of ships are blown up, which ones NPCs kill, which ones players kill, and so on.

Lots of fun.  Go check it out here.