Category Archives: Mechanics

Loot Fairy Triumphant (Blog Banter #69)

So… it’s been a while since I’ve participated in a Blog Banter, but this one caught my eye. They’re hosted by Drackarn of Sand, Cider and Spaceships; you should check it out if you write a blog and consider participating. Blog … Continue reading

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Naming Rights

Nova. Hollywood. Mittanigrad. System names with history. With meaning. Systems in EVE that you will never find on any map. I’ve been sitting on this post for over two years, since February 2013. It was originally inspired by a tweet … Continue reading

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Beyond Trollceptors

So of course you are already aware of CCP Fozzie’s magnum opus, which describes the upcoming revamp of sov in nullsec space. Honestly, I was expecting to care very little, just chomp some popcorn and yell “Where is your Hyperion … Continue reading

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Wormholes are Not Gates – And Never Should Be

I’ve been meaning for a long time to write a full-on post about the differences in combat between lowsec and wormholes, as someone who moved from the former to the latter. I never quite got around to it. But now … Continue reading

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Repo Man

UPDATE: Based on comments here and further Twitter discussion, I modified some of my positions and posted the idea in the Features & Ideas Forum for discussion and consideration. Here is that post, your support would be appreciated! ====================================== I … Continue reading

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I Believe In Bara Claus

So a few weeks ago I wrote a letter to Santa (Bara) Claus, aka CCP Karkur, keeper of the Little Things list. She responded via Twitter that she liked one of the ideas (not specific to which). Today she tweeted … Continue reading

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Siphon Song

In Greek mythology, the Sirens were dangerous and beautiful creatures, portrayed as femme fatales who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island. –Wikipedia “Siren” As regular readers are aware, I’ve had a mixed reaction … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Bara Claus

Dear Bara Claus, I’ve been a good capsuleer this year. I’ve blown up more than 175 ships. I’ve written 45 EVE blog posts – CCP Fozzie even highlighted one of those in his EVE Down Under keynote. I even helped … Continue reading

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Deployables Part 3: Duty Now for the Future

Thanks to those of you who have stuck with this very long analysis of a very long thread. As promised, this post will be shorter! You can check out the full thread of responses to CCP Fozzie calling for deployable … Continue reading

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Deployables Part 2: Deps For Good

OK, so now that I’ve dispensed with the criticism, how about what I found that was good in CCP Fozzie’s deployable ideas thread? Again, there are degrees of “good”. I’ll start with the ones I like as-is and touch on a … Continue reading

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