Friday, December 14, 2007

Time enough to fly

The last few weeks have been so busy that I've barely had time to spend playing EVE. A while back I had a poll on the number of hours one spends playing EVE in a week. The poll is still up there (on the top right). The idea had come after reading a great article from Robin Torres over at Massively entitled "Gamer Interrupted: You can be a great parent, spouse and gamer".

As a new dad, I'm currently struggling to find the right schedule for me. One where I'm able to dedicate as much of my time to my daughter, to my wife, to work, while finding time to play EVE and enjoy my other hobbies. It hasn't been easy and I'm still working on that schedule. As a result, EVE time has been going down lately. Before becoming a dad, I used to play EVE a good 20-30 hours a week with relative ease. These day it's more like 5-10, and the last two weeks even less. True that it's the end of the year, and I'm swamped at work. So I'm hopeful things should calm down soon and I should be able to get back to a more normal pace.

As for EVE, and the new Trinity upgrade, I took these shots last night, after finally being able to sit a few hours and enjoy the new graphics. There should be more of these soon, as well as an update on the Rags to Richies contest. I owe you one Drew!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Trinity is Dead! Long live Trinity!

As I write this post, CCPers are hard at work on the latest (and greatest) update to EVE: Trinity 2. And so I take a moment to say good bye to Trinity 1, EVE's initial graphic engine, as it goes into retirement.

Though it's gotten a few improvements over the last 4 years, Trinity 1 still looked great as of yesterday. Just take a look at any of the more than fifteen hundred screenshots I took and uploaded to my EVE Online Flickr set over the last 3 years. Out of that set I chose over three hundred shots as favorites and created a seperate set. Both of these will be sealed off and replaced with 2 new Trinity 2 sets.

So have fun browsing these old screenshots, and here's to Trinity 2 and all those lovely new shots I'll be uploading very soon!

Looking forward to it, as much as we all are!

Monday, December 03, 2007

From Rags to Riches, The Challenge

Day 2 of the Rags to Riches challenge set forth by fellow blogger, Drew Shiel from The Wizard of Duke Street. The challenge started yesterday, but I was only able to get on board today, having been away for the week-end.

The challenge is simple: create a new EVE character through the 14-day trial account and amass the greatest sum of ISK. All this while blogging about it. The winner gets an EVE Online 30-day game time code.

I've created my new character, Saoundra Meezo, a Khanid pilot part of the great Amarr Empire. I'll be posting in character throughout the next 2 weeks, in addition to my regular (irregular is more appropriate these days) posts.

My fellow challenger are Bellacrow and Wiseones. Good luck gents!