Thursday, October 29, 2009

Now I'm Seriously Jonesing

Hopefully, my PC will be ready tomorrow, Friday at the latest. In the meantime, I've been getting a lot of Empyrean Age read. I'm about 3/4 through it now, and it's still a great read. After getting into it a bit I decided not to read any of the news items posted at the site until I finish it as many seem to be relevant to the events in the book. What I'm curious about, and I haven't yet seen talked about anywhere (but could easily have missed it) is whether this novel is considered EvE canon, and what about the one due out next month? Not that I really expect it would change anything in-game much either way, but it would be useful to know.

I did a little research today and read everything I could find on the disbanding of BoB. Not surprising, but oh so typical in this game. Can't say I'm unhappy to see it happen, either, just kinda sorry I missed being around for it. I like the idea that things are at least a little more balanced in terms of political power in this game than they used to be.

I've also been thinking about which corp I may want to join once I've done my solo time. I really don't know yet, though I'm considering re-applying to EvE University. It never hurts to brush up on one's PvP skills when you haven't been playing a couple of years (and I didn't do a whole lot of PvP while I was playing in any case), and on top of that, they're some of the best people I've ever gamed with. I haven't made any hard and fast decisions, but that's definitely one thing I'm thinking about.

Sigh....what I really want is my frakking PC back...


Alexia Morgan said...

if you want to come into 0.0 maybe you can talk to me about it :)

Anonymous said...

The novel is considered canon, and many of the ingame events were carefully scripted to follow the events of the book. The Nyx, the invasion etc all have/had real impacts on the game itself. You can fly to the locations and see the changes

Bekka Jae said...

Alexia, that's definitely another idea I've been toying with. I didn't get to see much of 0.0 last time around, and I think I'd like to remedy that. I'm not ready just yet, but let's talk soon. :)

Belamar, thanks for the info. I didn't know any of that. And now, after I finish the book and get back in-game, I think I may have some sightseeing to do.

Cerias Shadows said...

You should also check out Agony-Unleashed. I was with them for 3 years. Extensive training and tactics is what you will learn. It goes much deeper then the public courses they offer via their Agony University. They allow you to "certify" in everything from HSLR Gangs to Stealth Bombers, to Interdictor Specialists. Check out their site and the forums. Each of those ribbons next to a members name is a different cert that they offer / test in only to corp members.

You will definitely learn how to fit a Merlin to kill any T2 interceptor as well as how to fit a Thrasher to kill its T2 variant not to mention some other pretty cool small ship tactics / fits as well. I highly recommend it as you will never feel out gunned again.

Bekka Jae said...

Cerias, That's definitely a possibility. I took one of their courses when I was playing and it was a great experience.

There's a lot of good choices, and I keep being presented with more as time goes on. I'm definitely going to take a little solo time before I sign on with any corp, and it's going to be a tough choice.

Also I just got an email from the Geek Squad and I'm hoping to be able to pick up my PC later today (I have to speak to the guy working on it when he comes in in about 1.5 hours from now).