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.

3 comments:

Lucas said...

as you seem to run a fair few missions, i imagine the LP store is probably going to be the "big impact" thing for you.

Bekka Jae said...

Lucas,

Yes, I just noticed that last time I logged in. Interesting...now I'll have to figure out what I really want from the store. Nice to have choices tho.

It's still crazy on the job but hopefully I'll have some time to play and write soon...catch you in-game soon I hope! :)

Bekka

scout said...

Regarding the shortage of playtime, that is where the beauty kicks in. Training while out of game, when you come back, "grinding" for ISKs or LP will be fairly easy since you'll be able to fly and fit lot's of shiny new stuff, which you in return need to pay.

Currently - for me - the biggest downer is, waiting for skills so I can start buying new ships/modules.

With the current time off eve, I know as soon as I have time again, I ll be able to use/fly lots of shiny new stuff ;).