Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Patching In...

...and it seems this was a good one.

The first thing I noticed was the new color scheme. The black is much nicer than that tired old grey. The opening screen is a very nice change as well. Then, it seemed like one change after another, as if every single part of the game one must pass through from opening screen to space itself has something new and different about it. Even the new trailer was nice, though I do wish they'd make these things in a somewhat lower res version so those of us who aren't running cutting edge technology supercomputers could run the thing as an actual movie rather than a series of stuttering still shots with a soundtrack. According to the comments on the forum the ending of the trailer was supposed to be quite dramatic, but I guess I wasn't able to get that from what my computer was able to display.

As far as gameplay goes, I guess I really haven't played enough yet since the patch, just a couple of hours last night, to detect any real differences other than the cosmetic. Of course, one can see how Heat will be used, but since I still have some training to do before I'll be able to use that ability it may be a while before anything in Revelations II actually impacts how I play the game.

Last night, I finished up a mission I'd been working on so long I was within a day of it expiring. The reality is that this media job I've started has been making a lot of demands on my time and of course, the first casualty of that is playtime. This is likely to only become more and more the case in upcoming weeks as the demands of this new position intensify.

Hopefully, I'll have some time to write more after I play more with RII, but right now that time is scarce. Please keep checking back, though. As with the start of any new business, the first few weeks are always intense, but hopefully things will normalize soon.

Until then, fly safe.

Friday, June 8, 2007

It Figures...

...I finally get some time to play EVE and the fucking server is going up and down like a yo-yo. Shit. Not much for me to talk about right now. All I managed to do before the servers went down for an emergency reboot was sell some stuff and make a bit o' ISK.

In the good news and bad news department, that media job I was going to be starting but then went away has suddenly gained a new lease on life. That's really all I can say at this point (because that's all I currently know), except that I've got a feeling that my RL schedule is going to get really, really, busy pretty soon. I'm not sure how this is going to play out in terms of my EVE playing time...I don't expect too much impact right away but as time goes on I fully expect it will more and more.

If nothing else it should be pretty interesting...more later if the servers stay up long enough to give me something to write about.