How it is

I took a trip to Jita to pick up any Glacial Drift skins I didn’t mind the look of, and thought I might use.

While there I grabbed some Exoplanets Hunter skins as well.

I’ve read back through the last year or so of the blog, and I don’t have anything new to say about the status of my EVE journey. Something might grab my interest for a session or three, but then I might not log in for a fortnight. I follow a number of social feeds to keep an eye on the news and updates, read patch notes, and follow the handful of older EVE blogs that are still active. I leave myself open to have my enthusiasm triggered by anything interesting.

I guess that can come across as complaining – but it is just how it is. EVE is currently an occasional pleasant distraction.

It is not alone in that regard, World of Warships and Dungeon and Dragons Online fall into the same category.


The DEV Blog on the updates to the Agency interface I remarked on in my last post can be found here:

I picked up a new PC three weeks ago. I got someone else to put it all together, but I selected all the components. I stepped up to a Coffee Lake i7 8700K CPU, boot from an Intel m.2 SDD, and have Corsair 3200Mhz DDR4 Memory – all upgrades from what the old system has.  It is also a bit more garish..

(I still need to move in the second graphics card and another hard drive, and re-neaten the cables.)

It is noticeably faster – although not in a meaningful way. Sitting side by side there really is nothing wrong with the performance of my old PC. The update only related to age. After five years of running 16+ hours a day, the old PC is starting to show some stability problems.

I’ve been so busy that I have only managed to migrate about 10% of my data and programs to the new PC. The EVE client has made it across, but none of the secondary tools have. Pyfa will make the move, but the out of date EVEMon and EFT won’t. That feels odd. Like an end of an era maybe? A reminder of how the “Old EVE” doesn’t always manage to keep up with the “New EVE”.

EVE Christmas

Each year CCP do something to acknowledge the festive season. This year CPP want you to undock and collect your own treats by running their Rogue Swarm Nest sites.

Completing Agency tasks can also give you extra festival rewards.

Speaking of the Agency. We should get more information this week about changes being made to that Interface. Looking at this forum post, they are moving more information into it:

While I like the idea of the Agency interface, I don’t much like how CCP have implemented it so far. It uses too much screen real estate, gets a bit cluttered, and seems to arbitrarily filter out results so you don’t actually have a complete picture. Worryingly CCP now intend to move the very usable Agent Finder into the interface.