As the titles say. Happy new Year to everyone out there. Thanks for visiting my little blog and I hope you enjoyed your time here.
Last year didn’t exactly go how it was planed but life is like that. I wish everyone all the best for the coming year and fly safe. Take care of yourself and your little Space Empire.
I hope that my activity will go up this year and will only continue to grow.
So fly safe and take care of yourself. CU in space.
CCP released another part of The Scope series to cover Operation Frostline. It looks like it is another success for CCP.
Alton Haveri reports that attacks against the Serpentis continues. Sadly myself only managed to find 3 of the new Operation Frostline anomalies. So it looks like everyone else is very busy doing them. Enjoy the latest video.
Operation Frostline was released 2 days ago and we are already at v1.2 so CCP is busy fixing stuff. During that they released yet another video from The Scope. Mordu’s Legion Commander Tsuni Aina starts Operation Frostline officially and the hunt for the Serpentis is open.
Check your Overview for the new beacons called “Operation Frostline Target”. I had the chance to check a handful of them and the loot seems to be very genetic at least for a start.
But CCP did already announce that the loot will change over time. So don’t be worried about loot and continue killing every Serpentis pirate you can find. I hope that this events will continue because I find them quite nice. Especially when they are tied to some backstory.
Before I present you some more Screenshots from my adventures check out the latest video from The Scope.
Since everyone should be back now let’s get back to Operation Frostline. In the first room will wait some Serpentis frigates. They are no real threat to any real ship but if you are a newbie stay on alert. Every other player should be really fine. I did use my trusted Ishtar and they just alphaed them off the field. I have reports of destroyer also working very nicely against them. It looks to me that the goal of CCP is not to create some super enemy like the drifters and that they want as many people as they can to be able to participate in Operation Frostline. At least something that I can give them lots of credit for. Good work CCP.
And has a closing point for today’s post I present you some Screenshots that I took. Have fun during Operation Frostline and enjoy the changing loot. So make sure you keep up the pressure at the Serpentis.
CCP released all 3 days of the Amarr Championships on Youtube. The intro is very well made and the event itself includes some nice battles. So if you like to see some nice arena battles take a look. But please be aware that the whole championship is over 10 hours long.
Here is the first video. You can see an overview of all 18 matches in the info of the youtube video. So if you search for a special match take a look at the time stamps.
Day 1 of 3
Day 2 of 3
Day 3 of 3
I hope you enjoy some of the 33 matches that are covered so far.
I think I missed this one at the beginning of november. So better late than never.
Alton Haveri reports that the Imperial Navy is no longer “At War” and the Threat level has been downgraded to “High Alert”. Why this has happened is beyond me because the Imperial Navy didn’t have a single victory against the Blood Raider or the Drifters. But it is CCPs backstory so let’s see how this is going. Enjoy this video from The Scope.
CCP released their latest expansion that bring us Operation Frostline. You can find details about this new event which will run into Januar 2016 here.
The general feedback thread is here and the issue thread can be found here. The issue thread is already filled with bugs.
- The new shiny T2 logi frigates are in the game but the skillbooks to fly them are not seeded
- Docking and undocking seems to break the camera
- BPO for the new Ice Mining Laser are not seeded
But maybe the biggest issues are still around the grid size change. You can find all the details about it in the new dev blog that was released today.
CCP did change some acceleration gates to be farther away to counter this. But apparently this change was not tested enough because in some systems you can now see POSes from the undock of stations etc…. I can understand that this is an important change and lay the foundation for the booster change later. But I get the feeling that this is another untested change and that no one at CCP has an idea about the whole impact of it. The grid size was so small for 12 years for reasons and the actual change is pretty huge.
You can find the whole patch notes here. But for now enjoy Operation Frostline and please give CCP feedback if you find any issues or have general feedback.
Alton Haveri reports that a massive theft of ORE assets have taken place. Under the stolen BPOs where the new ice mining frigate called “Endurance” and the new frigate class ice mining laser. TMC does cover this a bit more indeep so I just link it.
ORE has also joined the Upwell Consortium. What is behind this move is beyond my knowledge but we will see.
The Endurance will be released later today in the latest release called Parallax. TMC covers this here and official CCP patch notes are here.
Lina Ambre reports massive Mordu’s Legion attacks on multiple ORE stations. It looks like they gained control of the stations without much resistance.
CCP keeps pushing the Backstory further with more videos. Mordu’s are getting stronger and stronger and the former established entities continue to lose their grip of the universe. But for now enjoy this new video.
CCP released another part of The Scope series. Within CCP introduced the new Command Destroyer class. But they announced not only the Ship. With this new class they also bring in the new Micro Jump Field Generator module. It creates a 6km field and transport everything 100km with it. It also impacts bombs…. so some new combat tactics might emerge from this. But please take a look for yourself. You can find more details in this dev post from CCP Rise.
Readers of this blog might have noticed that I am not getting a lot done in the last couple month. This has partly to do with the birth of my wonderful little daughter. The other part that I didn’t talk about yet, because it is very personal and generally I feel that it is my part to take care of it, is that my daughter was born sick. She was born with the Prader-Willi Syndrome which is a very rare genetic disorder. We spend the first 3 weeks in the NICU so my mood and time was not really for EVE Online or blogging.
You might ask why in the world would I put this out on the internet? That is a very good question. Generally the internet is not the place for such personally matters. But our experience is that no one knows this disorder. There is only one hospital in whole Germany that has a specialized unit to take care of the people that has it. And even on this unit there is a single doctor who specialized on Prader-Willi-Syndrome (PWS). Since I am looking into it more and more in the last couple week I keep hearing horrible stories of people taking years to get the diagnosis and all the help that they need. So even if one person reads about this and maybe in the future get the diagnose faster it is more than worth it.
On the other side I am getting to a point where I could need some help. I burned through most of my holidays during our time in the hospital. Bills are piling up and I have reduced my working hour to take care of my daughter as much as I can. And that brings me to the hardest part that I have done so far. Asking for help and especially to total strangers is not something that I take lightly. And because of all that I have created a gofundme page for my little angel.
GoFundMe page for Mira
So here I am and asking for your support. Not only for your money but also for every support that you can give. A twitter tweet or a Facebook share is greatly appreciated. Whatever you can do.
This is really hard for me because I feel that I should be able to take care of my family. And I am trying as best as I can. I could work more to take care of all the bills. But this is not the goal. When I could I would stop working immediately to take care of my daughter 24/7. It is hard enough to not be able to help your child. There is no cure so we can only make her life easier. And that is what I am trying to focus on. So if you could help us out I can not find enough words to express my gratitude.