We are at the last weekend before taxes are due in the US… I am not sure why we got a reprieve until Monday, but I won’t argue… and I just got a “so sorry, but not really” message from one firm informing me that they won’t be sending me that last tax document I am waiting on for at least three weeks. So I will be learning about filing for an extension this weekend. Go me!
Meanwhile, I am back to things on my list that I want to mention but couldn’t quite get a whole post together for.
The Goblin Leaves New Eden
I knew when Gevlon left WoW and came to New Eden that sparks would fly. I have said on multiple occasions that Gevlon and EVE Online seemed like a perfect match. And, I must say, I was not disappointed. Over the years he has managed to stir shit up and annoy people on a regular basis, which speaks to a certain level of effectiveness in his mission.
However, his “ISK = power” theory having been proven on the large scale by I Want ISK in the Casino War and the shift in ISK earning potential to the major military powers coming with the Citadel expansion… the rich get richer… has led him to liquidate his assets and leave the game.
I will miss his focus on New Eden. Of course, that is probably something a social would say, so it will likely just annoy him. Where will the Goblin land next?
CCP announced the return of the Alliance Panel to EVE Fanfest 2016, because nothing ever goes awry there. The lineup looks like an odd mix. Certainly one of these things is not like the other.
There is only one alliance on the panel, Scary Wormhole People [WHBOO], that isn’t directly involved in the current Moneybadgers vs. Imperium war. They seem to be shooting everybody about equally. In addition, WHBOO is an alliance with only a single corp, so I think they might be pushing a definitional line somewhere with this.
Meanwhile, I suspect that, in being the only Imperium alliance amongst four foes, things will be rough for The Bastion [BASTN] on the panel. Given the strong “if you are still in The Imperium then you are a horrible person” vibe running through the war’s narrative, I am not sure I would want to show up at EVE Fanfest this year, much less stand up and speak.
Leaks Bite Mittens in the… Press
There is an article up over at the International Business Times which, among other things, calls EVE Online “The Most Boring Video Game In The World.” Not a great article, though I did get a chuckle when was identified in a picture simply as “.”
I have to think that the whole article was at best a mixed win for CCP’s marketing group.
Focus on The Mittani makes up a good chunk of the post, which includes this caveat about what he says,
But it is almost impossible to take what Gianturco says at face value. An arch manipulator, he is keen to promote his side’s view of the current conflict, and in leaked chat logs shown to IBT after an interview with him, Gianturco boasts that the media (and IBT in particular) are “eager to print whatever I’ll tell them.”
And so it goes for the self-described Vladimir Putin of New Eden. I am pretty sure GARPA is even now working on an unloggable chat tool. The hellwar demands it!
Speaking of hellwars, the persistence and effort Derek Smart has put into his personal war against Star Citizen continues as epic post number 11, Star Citizen – Extinction Level Event, hit his blog this past week. The legal threats seem to have subsided from his posts, as have the almost constant references to his own game, Line of Defense (which itself is set to leave Steam). Instead he is focused on savaging Star Citizen business plans, schedules, promises, customer relations, and the current level of quality… and memes, his post has lots of memes in it.
Diablo III Season 5 Ends Today
Diablo III Season 5 ends today.
Hrmm, that seems a bit redundant.
I wanted to note the date, but I do not really have much else to say other than I enjoyed Season 5, right up until the moment I finished the set dungeon and got the last of the base achievements…
…and then I totally stopped playing Diablo III again.
Still, I will probably log in again once the season closes to see how my crusader integrates back into my regular cast of characters. He certainly brings a lot of gold and recipes to the mix. We shall see if I come back for Season 6, which starts on April 29th.
Anyway, that is what I had on the list