Because I never quite got around to finishing this on Friday.
1- CCP and Trion Cross Pollination
Nosy Gamer noted that CCP and Trion have been exchanging staff. Earlier in the year David “Triple A and Here to Stay!” Reid, who spent most of his time at Trion tryin’ to annoy Blizzard, moved to CCP where he adopted the tag CCP_Pokethulhu.
Meanwhile, former CCP executive producer Nathan Richardsson (aka CCP Oveur) has moved over to Trion to work on their new MMO.
All of which makes me look at the Rift Empyrean Mechanics page and wonder if I can somehow tie together Storm Legion and the EVE Empyrean Age expansion. Surely there is a conspiracy theory or a lawsuit there waiting to be created!
2 – The War Between the Sites
The emergence of a competitor named after the chief Space Goon certainly shook things up. The Mittani.com, by the yardstick chosen, seems to have hit parity with its older rival pretty quickly, focusing on content written by a dedicated staff, including an editor lured away from EN24. Meanwhile, Riverini has repositioned the editorial stance of largely syndicated EN24 to make it the focus of Goon opposition.
Ha, ha, just kidding! EN24 was always anti-Goon! The last pretense otherwise has merely been removed.
3 – Bumping: It’s the New Ganking
James 315 has been attempting to create a new order in high sec. However, rather than ganking the ice miners that occupy the space he intends to control, he has taken to bumping them instead. And he has a blog dedicated to his efforts, complete with irate chat logs. Grief will find a way.
4 – EVE Has Sound!
Who knew, right?
Most of the time I play EVE I have the sound off because I am on voice coms or I am listening to something else. But sometimes I want the sound. Sometimes I want to hear that voice say, “Warp drive active.”
However I haven’t been able to get the sound to work in EVE for ages. I have tinkered with the settings. But there isn’t really a lot of choices there, and none seemed to have an impact.
And then I was having problems with another app and I traced that down to the Windows 7 sound mixer, which you can access via the little speaker icon on the task bar. While I was there, I launched to EVE to see how it was set. Sure enough, for reasons unknown, the mixer decided to turn the volume for EVE all the way off.
So if you are looking for the sound in EVE Online, try that.
5- EVE-Kill.net Still Needs Your Help
I posted last week about this. About 90 people have donated up to this point, which puts them half way to their base goal and about a quarter of the way to their full goal.
Well, the site is still having problems. It was up but not processing data for a lot of the weekend. I must have seen/heard more than more than 90 people bitch about site not being functional.
So go to this link, or click on the graphic above, and donate to this site that. Clearly a lot of us will lose the will to live if it goes down.