Friday, 29 August 2014

Wiping the slate clean and other surfaces

Ok,  First off this is not a post about cleaning your slate or other surfaces; but is more about how I took an axe to my Eve account.

I have been feeling very blah about gaming for the last few months, some do peak my interest like the newer Alien game and The Evil Within; the latter being directed by Shinji Makami the creator of the Resident Evil series.

So I am looking forward to see how that one pans out.  its rumoured to be released around October this year.

But until then I have been going around in circles looking for something to keep my attention and with a week and bit off from work, my attention inevitable went back to Eve-Online.

My last experience was with the militia in a corp called T.R.I.A.D and if anyone is looking to get in to factional warfare I would suggest you look them up as they are a fun group to fly with.

Unfortunately real life got in the way and I drifted away and played less and less until I let my subscription run out.

When I return to any MMO / game after a long time of not playing I like to start again to bring my self up to speed with all the options and game-play, this could explain why I have never flown a battleship in Eve or got very far into the game.

But the one thing I have always done in Eve is with each new character I have transferred the belongings of the older one over before deleting.

This means that I never really had to put much effort in to anything as over the years I had collected enough ships, items and isk to keep my self comfortable with out any real effort.

I have always seen Eve as all about the challenge and risk of doing something, but with all the stuff I had collected there was nothing out of reach.  So I decided to delete it all without looking.

This was scary, infect I almost changed my mind a few times as the biomass clock was counting down.  

I know I have shot myself in the foot in a number of ways but its actually enjoyable building up from nothing and seeing it all unfold and once I am back up to a good stock pile and can hold my own in a dog fight I think I am going to rejoin the militia and hopefully T.R.I.A.D will have me back.

But until then I am going to do some wormhole driving and see what I can find.  More then likely death by bigger ship.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Eve Online taken down by DDOS

Eve Online has been taken offline this morning due to a DDOS attack which has lasted around 13 hours so far.

The last update by CCP on their twitter account for eve status is that it is back on-line.

I have always had an on and off relationship with Eve, its a game I want to play but I can never get in the right grove.  Tried PVP, mining and mission running but I never been able to find something that clicked.

So with me being off this week from work I decided to give it another go but this time start a fresh; and so I deleted everything; all the baggage I manage to collect from 10 something years of playing on and off and set off into the new world with gay abundance and nothing to my name but a starting ship and a new identity, also I have started using words like gay abundance which I am not sure how long that will last.

It was hard to delete it all as there was a lot of stuff and ships that I had collected over the years but if i am going to find my way in this sandbox then I needed to change something.

So this DDOS is more annoying as I am now all Eve focused and got time on my hands to put a good starting push in to the game and I am left looking at a login screen that can not connect.

A while back I did come across a map of DDOS attacks from the Norse Corporation which shows you DDOS attacks happening on a live map.  its oddly fun to watch.