There has been an unexpected number of things to do with the Ascension release. Hunting down new BPO, new skill books, new charges, testing new game mechanics, looking into new ships, updating old ship fittings and what not. I don’t recall an expansion generating this much “stuff” to do in a long while. Even my training queue had an overhaul. A long-time bastion of “whatever” and “just because” skill selections, it now has more than 100 days of purpose.
There is lots to like. I was playing around with the new Command Bursts just this morning, and on initial view I like them a lot. The fact you can boost yourself when not in fleet makes for interesting fitting variations for the ships that can use Command Burst modules. There are also some annoyances. The “warp drive active” announcement grates. I want to hear “Docking permission requested”, and “Docking request accepted” messages, but cull plenty of the others.
And what about the high online user count this weekend? It was well over 40,000 when I logged in earlier. I hope this isn’t just a short term blip.
Anyway, it was nice to have reason to be out and about. (Well, in game. I was in and not moving in real life.)