Thursday 25 January 2018

A Decade of A Pirates Perspective

 A day ago the future had looked aching and desolate, and now it looked full of surprises and terror and bad things happening to people... If she had anything to do with it anyway.
-- Granny Weatherwax commits optimism
(Terry Pratchett, Maskerade)

Ten years ago, a small solo Pirate decided to start writing about his adventures, inspired by a local legend by the name of FlashFresh who wrote a magnificent blog.

It was a daunting task but helped by my friend and ex corp mate, Soup Spoon, who checked my spelling and grammar, I was soon to become quite prolific, killing as much with my words as with my autocannons.

So here's looking back at the very forst post from Kane Rizzel.

...And the most viewed post of all time.

...Coming in a close second for all time views.

Apologies for some of the dead links but it seems this blog has outlived many of the big names in killboards over the years. 447 posts in ten years, and while not as prolific as I once was, or for that matter, able to play as much as I once did, I think I'll keep this going, I've always toyed with the idea of writing some origins stories behind the Rizzels and maybe it's time I actually did so

I've just briefly glanced over some of my earlier work, and damn, I'm actually pretty good at this writing lark, but much like my solo piracy, the blog is something of a dinosaur in the modern age.

I think while I'm at sea I'm going to start re-reading what I have written, from the beginning, and relive some of the glory days.

Ten years, damn, what a ride!

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Where to now?

 It's not enough to be able to pick up a sword. You have to know which end to poke into the enemy.
-- (Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies)

So after almost 12 years of playing EVE, Kane is at an impass, what to train?
Other than Capital ships and going full carebear, what is left?
This is where Kane's skills are currently allocated as of a few days ago.

So tell me, those of you who maybe still read this here blog, what should I do? Electronics are all currently queued to V, I currently have about 201 days in the queue, taking a lot of those IVs to Vs.
The skills to get into a capitals are super expensive and don't really go well with my playstyle, and deploying a solo capital is a guarnteed way to lose said capital, so, where to now?

I'm writing this to you from somewhere in the Indian Ocean and I've even been able to log in, if only this sattelite connection was more stable I might even be able to Pirate.