Fanfest from afar

So Fanfest 2014 is up and running and I’ve been reading blog posts coming out of Reykjavik and caught bits and pieces on CCP’s Twitch Channel. I’m a touch envious of those in attendance, although if I was to be honest with myself, I’m not sure I would enjoy being there. I dislike travelling, crowds, hype, and frankly even just being out of my comfort zone.

I’m a hermit for a reason.

I thought seriously about using a PLEX to purchase the CCP Fanfest HD Stream package, but in the end my schedule this weekend and time zone differences meant I wouldn’t be able to make the most of it. I’ll have to wait for sessions to hit Youtube and the flurry of Dev Blogs and Media releases post Fanfest.

I was disappointed to hear 2 of the 6 new hulls suggested at were indeed Alliance Tournament prize ships. Frankly those are not new hulls. They are not even exciting, aside for a few rich collectors and the handful of Alliances in with a serious chance of winning the Tournament.

There hasn’t seemed to be anything too exciting raised so far.  I am not trying to be negative, but at the back of my mind I’ve been feeling that EVE has had too much iteration over the last few years, and not enough new “wow” moments.  I’ve been hoping CCP announce something this year which really get people enthused.  (And Dust and Valkyrie announcements are not what I am talking about.)


7 thoughts on “Fanfest from afar

    • You are certainly dropping out of the EVE Loop. I’m 3 parts disconcerted by the thought, 1 part intrigued at what life might be like without it.

  1. Life is what it always is with or without Eve. It’s a hobby and a habit that we enjoy and that we can live without if we decide to.

    I am terribly, terribly disappointed about two of the six teased hulls being AT ships and then used as presentation filler. I’m biting back my reaction because I will just sound bitter when I’m not.

    • I agree that EVE is a hobby and that life goes on fine without it. However EVE has been part of my life now for over 7 and a half years, so when I do decided enough is enough, it’s absence will be noticeable and require a period of adjustment. I don’t see any need for that just yet though.

    • Oh, and it sounds like I am in the same boat as you. Disappointed, but not wanting to sound like one of the army of players who seem to delight in complaining 🙂

  2. I’m in the same boat. I don’t really envy the players who have gone to Fanfest as much as envying their ability to mingle, socialise, and feel a sense of belonging.

    • I get the impression that most people who attend Fanfest feel a strong sense of camaraderie with the other attendees. I might have to make myself up some EveHermit hoodies and force myself to attend one year.

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