Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Taking a short break

I'm taking a short break from EVE to focus on some RL stuff. Probably about 4 weeks or so.

In the meanwhile, I'm setting some long skills on my characters, so it should be nice coming back to see those done by then!

Assault Frigate lvl 5 on Laedy has been a dream for a long time. I look forward to the rockets buff that is coming one day, and flying a vengeance :D
I also ♥ Ishkurs a lot, so I should be flying those a lot more too.

Anyways, I won't be updating this blog for a little while, so see you when I get back!

Nice things for the man of the house

I haven't mentioned this in my blog before, but I do have an adoring husband that also shares my EVE addiction. His ingame character name is Rawden, and recently he turned 40 y.o! I got him a special Birthday present:

(Handsome isn't he?)

Yes, that's a Megathron model from the EVE store! It's the nerdiest thing I've ever bought I think, but he loves it, and it's sitting on top of our TV cabinet.

I also got him one of these:

You see, Rawden is a Gallente Federation purist. He's got about 55 mil SP I think, and he is fully Gallente-only specced. I don't think he would mind me saying this, but he is a hardcore carebear though, so our interests in EVE often don't match. On the rare occasion I will try and run some lvl 5 missions with him, or he will try some pvp with me, but it usually ends up with one of us incredibly bored. So we're happy to do our own thing. He's in his study pwning Gurista scum in his Kronos, and I'm in the lounge pwning noobs in Amamake or dying horribly to Falcons.

When I first created a character in EVE Online, I actually wanted to make a Caldari chick (because I just thought they looked way cool) but the hubby wouldn't let me because he was like: "No! I can't have my wife be a different race to me, we'd be at war! You have to be Gallente."
And so here I am. Gallente - Intaki and happy.

I guess I really should thank him after all this time, because had I chosen the Caldari route who knows where I might have been by now. Probably in an NC corp flying Falcons or running sanctums in a Golem or Tengu or something. WHO KNOWS.


Quick side-note: Speaking of Falcons, I guess I should do a little update on my previous blog post "My first corp drama!. It created an unexpected threadnaught in the comments section, that is still going. Some people are just really passionate about their ECM and I guess I should leave it alone from now on. I'm sorry if I offended anyone! On a good note though, my beloved corp and I are bonding more and more, and I have noticed a strong decrease in the falcon addiction. Thank you all for your kind words and advice through this hard time.


Anyways. For my darling hubby, Happy Birthday!!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

New Character Portraits

As talked about in a new dev blog by CCP t0rfifrans, the new character creation tool is up and running on the Singularity server. It's far from finished (as is explained in the dev blog) and some of it is down right terrible at this stage, but it is a hell of a lot of fun so far.

There isn't yet a lot of choice for clothes and other cosmetic details (the eyebrows are terrible!) but if you're like me and you can't wait to play around with it, go download the Sisi server and have a look for yourself.

This is the closest I've been able to make a portrait that looks like the current Laedy:

And this is a pic of what the full avatar body looks like so far:

I think she's pretty in a simple way...

If you're really looking into making hotties though, I would highly recommend Caldari Civire, they look way cool!


In other news. I haven't actually been playing EVE or posting on my blog as much as I usually do. I'm kind of lacking some motivation to do so at the moment, not sure why.

I finally flew the shield boosting Cyclone though! Thank you to my sponsors that gave me the ISK to do so last time I posted about it.

This is my fit:

I managed to die twice to police in high-sec (well, one was at Jita undock to The 0rphanage too). I still need to fix that damn sec status YET AGAIN. Anyways, I actually had some really fun fights in the cyclone with some buddies also in BC's, and also a nice Orca gank. He jumped into an 0.0 entry system blind /o\

I'm hoping to get some solo fights next week, since I haven't done that in soooo long. Wish me luck, and no FALCONS!!!!