One hates to look a gift horse in the mouth, but there are times when you feel like you’re getting too much of a good thing.
And so it has been for me with CCP’s DAU/MAU boosting efforts during the Season of Skills event. For over a month you were invited to log in every day with every character to earn some free skill points by blowing up between 1 and 10 NPCs.
I could see that becoming a drag if I tried to that with every character every day, so I decided to focus on a few Alpha characters that were already at their 5 million skill point limit. The only way they could get more skill points was to subscribe, buy those special injectors (I think), or jump in and shoot some NPCs daily.
I managed to do that diligently for about a week, then started to slide. By this week I was paraphrasing Linda Evangelista and saying, “I don’t even undock for less than 50,000 skill points.”
Sometimes the party just runs too long.
But I no longer have to think about that. The NPC shooting portion of the Season of Skills has wrapped up and we are on to the final round of CCP asking us to log in on the promise of giving us something for free.
This weekend if the bonus skill point weekend. On August 23 through 26 log in each day for another grant of skill points. Alpha clone accounts will get 75,000 skill points while Omega clone accounts will get 250,000 skill points if they log in all three days.
So don’t forget to log in Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in order to collect… those days being after down time in UTC, so if you’re running late you can grab the last grant if you get in before down time on Monday.
Also coming this weekend is the next stage of the EVE Invasion World Tour, with the Fanfest Home edition. Somebody in Finland won the contest to have an EVE Fanfest event staged in their home. No tickets are available, so we’re all going to have to watch it on the CCP Twitch channel… or watch replays on the CCP Twitch channel, since it will be kicking off in the middle of the night out here on the Pacific coast. We’ll see how quickly CCP makes replays available.
CCP CEO Hilmar Petursson is set to present, along with Creative Director CCP Burger, about the past, present, and future of EVE Online, so I am sure we will be hearing more about the wonders of the Chaos Era and Hilmar’s depth of knowledge about the game.