Wednesday, 13 January 2010

[OOC] EVE Blog Banter 14: To infinity... and beyond

Welcome to the fourteenth installment of the EVE Blog Banter, the monthly EVE Online blogging extravaganza created by CrazyKinux. The EVE Blog Banter involves an enthusiastic group of gaming bloggers, a common topic within the realm of EVE Online, and a week to post articles pertaining to the said topic. The resulting articles can either be short or quite extensive, either funny or dead serious, but are always a great fun to read! Any questions about the EVE Blog Banter should be directed to Check out other EVE Blog Banter articles at the bottom of this post!

The first banter of 2010 comes to us from the EVE Blogfather, CrazyKinux , who asks the following: As we begin another year in New Eden, ask yourselves "What Now?" What will I attempt next? What haven't I done so far in EVE? Was it out fear, funds, or knowledge? Have I always wanted to start my own corporation, but have never dared doing so? Is there a fledging mercenary waiting to come out of its shell? Or maybe an Industrialist? What steps and objectives will I set myself to accomplish in order to reach my ultimate goal for this year? EVE is what you make of it. So, what is it going to be for you?

Where to for me? This is a question I quite often ask myself.

For a start I'd like to be able to play more, unfortunately as with everything in my life, my playtime is dictated by my work schedule which has over the past 12 months been hectic to say the least. I'm afraid that won't be changing much and I'll play whenever I have the time and energy to expend on this amazing game.

Solo Piracy is still my number one agenda but I am in the very fortunate position of being able to fly amongst friends in the shape of M34N Corp, a corporation of very capable and impressive Pirates and PvPers. I find myself more and more joining them when hostiles decide to pay Gusandall a visit and it is always good for a laugh.

The Mended Drum project is still going. I haven't had too many issues with regards to fuelling and upkeep of the tower. It remains a pet project and is doing important work with regards to researching BPOs.

Industry is a side of EVE I only started dabbling with recently, Kenny is the man with the skill, mainly with the intent to supply Kane with rigs and Rifters. It also helped supply me with Thrashers and mods for the recent Hulkageddon II (Which I failed miserably in my aim to make the Top Ten in kills but that was due to outside factors)

I might look into invention, not as a source of income though as I'm a touch late to that party.

Keira is finally finishing off the last of her Leadership grind, Wing Command V, don't think I'll bother with the Fleet Command skill. After that she is completely maxed in Leadership and is a massive asset to any fleet/gang. To be honest, I don't really know where to go with her after this besides maxing what she already has.

Maybe one of these?

Ships like the Aeon have been with the Empire for a long time. They have remained a mainstay of Amarr expansion as, hopeful for a new beginning beyond the blasted horizon, whole cities of settlers sojourn from their time-worn homesteads to try their luck on infant worlds. The Aeon represents the largest ship of its kind in the history of the Empire, capable of functioning as a mobile citadel in addition to fielding powerful armaments.

Amarr Carrier Skill Bonuses:
50% bonus to Capital Energy and Armor transfer range per level
5% bonus to all Armor resistances per level
99% reduction in CPU need for Warfare Link modules
Can fit Tactical Logistics Reconfiguration modules
Can fit Clone Vat Bay
Can fit Projected Electronic Counter Measures
Can deploy 3 additional Fighters per level
Can fit 1 additional Warfare Link module per level
200% bonus to Fighter control range Immune to all forms of Electronic Warfare

As for the rest of the family? Again, I have no idea. I've been stuck in a PvP bubble for so long it feels strange training skills that aren't beneficial in combat to some degree.

I'd like to roam more, but this is tied to playtime for me. I'd like to get out into nullsec and carve myself a new niche. Maybe once I'm able to sit down and sort out the logistics I'll have a better idea of where and when I can go terrorise other parts of New Eden.

What I really want to do is make a video. I've always marvelled at the skills of the likes of Prometheus Exenthal & Garmon with regards to video making, how they manage to PvP and still keep a good camera angle amazes me.

Now, the ideas for my video are different, I don't want to make another "I IZ PVP GENIUZ" video. While fights are important, entertainment is more so. Frame after frame of me killing or being killed just doesn't seem like entertainment. To this end I need to learn how to edit (Getting some editing software would also help)

I want to incorporate sound-clips from various movies and music, I want different angles for shots, I want it to be flashy and above all I want it to be entertaining.

This is an example of a different side of EVE film making and still one of my all time favourite EVE videos:

Will I achieve this lofty goal? Well, it would probably help if I remember to turn FRAPS on when fighting, also, remembering to turn it off after is just as important, a terrabyte of station spinning is not the most engaging footage.

So there it is, my goal for 2010. If I achieve it, you'll see it here first.

Stay Classy

EDIT: Ooh, I just remembered, I also want to finish a short story I started a long time ago, a bit of in character background to the Rizzel's.

List of Participants:
  1. CrazyKinux's Musing - A beginning is a very delicate time...
  2. The Wandering Druid of Tranquility - Words, words, words…
  3. My God It's Full of Stars - What Now?
  4. The Elitist - Plans for 112yc
  5. Into the unknown with gun and camera - Show me the money
  6. Ecliptic Rift - Enabling the future
  7. Inanity and Doom - New Year's Resolutions, New Eden Style
  8. Break Vol - Blog Banter #14
  9. Guns Ablaze - What Now?
  10. Adventures in Mission Running - The Way Forward
  11. Diary of a Pod Pilot - Things I want to do
  12. Inner Sanctum of the Ninveah - The Year That Will Be
  13. Roc's Ramblings - WordPress ate my blog
  14. Vive Virtual - Frontier Living
  15. A Mule in EVE - Next on the chopping block
  16. Prano's Journey - I Peer Into My Crystal Pod...
  17. Life in Low Sec - Expanding the Franchise
  18. The Light of Stars - Testing the claims of CCP
  19. A Memoir From Space - A New Direction
  20. The Chronofile - Blog Banter 2010
  21. FlashFresh - What now for Flash?
  22. EVE Opportunist - Fyreite in 112
  23. Mike Azariah - Jiorj
  24. Yarrbear Tales - Year in Review
  25. More to come..


Carole Pivarnik said...

Your videos need nothing more than the audio track of you commentating on your own fights whilst are HILARIOUS based on my limited experience flying with you a time or two with the Bastards.

I'd buy....err,!

Dante Edmundo said...

I've always wanted to make a vid too - but like you, didn't want it to be a half ass one ... but something worth watching.

So lots of fraps, lots of going over your vids - snipping out good parts and scenes - mixing it all together - then getting the right music and rhythm.

It would be a fascinating challenge and I've always been mesmerized how they do it with pro films you see - especially the editing of shots, perspectives, pacing - cuts - lighting etc.

A lot of work if you do it well. But unique emotional payoff too.

Flashfresh said...

Whatever you put your mind too Kane, you will be successful. That I can expect from you, after all these years I would like to think that I know enough of you to make this assertion.

An aeon would be a most interesting addition too!!

Keep flying!


Spectre said...

Every time someone links Eve Hell, I can't help but watch the entire thing again. I can't explain it but it is the most enthralling Eve related video I have ever seen.