Sailing around the island

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I’ve been in the Hi-Sec Island for a few days. I’ve logged in four times for short sessions. The first I ran half a dozen anomalies. The second I went looking for a wormhole leading elsewhere in empire without luck, but ended up running two relic and one data sites. The third and four times I just ran a handful of anomalies before logging off again.

It is the sort of easy access to quick content I need with my game time being so restricted.

There are not many pilots in the pocket – generally systems are empty or only have one or two other pilots. (It is a little busier on the weekend.) Most tend to have a security status of 5.0 and have been playing for years.

I have had two minor encounters with them. The first was after real life had interrupted one of the anomaly runs. The system was empty and the site had dropped from the scanner overview, so I just walked away. When I returned there was another pilot in the system, probes on scan, and their Vialor (not your first choice in scan boats) sitting 2,000m away from me. I am guessing he was checking if I was in a cosmic signature, so I assume he’s one of those more rude type of pilots who prefer to warp in on people already in sites.

The other minor encounter is some of the pilots I am seeing are in a corporation with the name I had originally wanted for my Alliance. It is a small world.

The location isn’t perfect – there are no manufacturing slots in the constellation, and escalations always seem to be across Low Sec and a dozen jumps or more away.

I had another fairly long EVE session again today. I used my scouting alt to go looking for a Wormhole to Empire space, but of the 6 wormholes I found in the constellation all went to W-space. He did stumble across a Ghost site during his search, so I got to run that. (I managed to clear two of the cans, and finished the third mini-game but the can blew up a fraction of a second before I could hit loot all.) I mined a retriever load of ore. I ran a couple Anomalies and a combat site. I also went in and out of Low Sec half a dozen times to manufacture and haul in some station containers. Last of all I jumped into an expensive Clone, and moved it and a bling fit Buzzard back into the Island across Low Sec. I am expecting I’ll hang around here for a while.

CSM8 Second Summit Minutes

The second summit minutes for CSM8 have been released.

http://community.eveonline.com/news/dev-blogs/csm8-second-summit-minutes/

At 40 pages they were easier to skim through, although it is suggested sections will be added after their details have been publically announced.  They did read better than before.  Less he said this, she said that, these people laughed, this person had a sip of water…

I didn’t find a great deal of new stuff that relates to my style of game play, or that really grabbed my attention.  No “I can’t wait for that” moments.

They indicated that Aurum and the NEX store will be moved away from the character level to the account level – so Aurum wallets will be pooled and the store moved to the character selection screen.

They are thinking of adding services to the NEX store such as changing gender, bloodline, race, etc. I guess with the concept of clones this makes sense as something which would be possible – but I’m not sure how many people in game would really want to spend Aurum on it. I wonder if they have considered the idea of allowing people to have different gender / bloodline / race clones they can jump between?  So you pay to use the body/appearance process to create new versions of you – have one fat unhealthy looking miner, a smart corporate looking trader clone, another warrior like clone.  When you create a new clone,  you select from one of the templates you have purchased / built.  That might interest people more.

There were some comments about missions and making them more interesting and dynamic, and the fact they are looking at building new content creation tools.

There was a comment about CCP wanting to address and limit power projection.

CCP Fozzie remarked on the possibility of “fixing” the need for very high standings to anchor a POS in High Sec.

We can also probably expect something to be announced relating to veteran pilots.

Overall though, nothing that really grabbed my attention, and lots of old topics that haven’t gone anywhere in years.