. I’ve collected the week of free Skill Points and Boosters. When it started I had 44 days of training to achieve Fighters V. At this point I should have had around 38 days left, but after applying the free points and using the boosters my training time is down to 19 days. A worthwhile “Freebie”.
. CCP is having a small “Share your EVE Battlestation” contest on its Social Media Platforms.
I entered a current photo of my home setup. There were some extra impressive entries so this won’t win – but it keeps me amused anyway.
I think since I’ve last posted a photo I’ve..
- Added a Steelseries XL RGB QcK Prism mouse mat. A bit gimmicky, but it is of a nice thickness and texture, works well having both keyboard and mouse together, and I like being able to colour match everything
- Went through an expensive process to replace my mouse. Tried a Corsair Scimitar Pro but did not like how the side keys felt under hand. Then tried a Steelseries Rival 500, but kept mistakenly pressing some of the side keys. In the end settled on a Steelseries Rival 310, which I am happy with
- Installed a Boss-tab Flex Arm Twist Tablet Holder. The idea was to get my iPad out from under piles of paper and magazines and into a position I would be reminded to use it. That has worked out really well.
- Removed the last mechanical hard drives from my PC. I had a couple 4TB Western Digital Black Mechanical Hard Drives, but the drive cradles in my Corsair case were a bit flimsy and they would start annoyingly vibrating after a while. I am now using only M.2 and SATA SSDs.
. There have been a number of long but interesting articles about why the Blackout won’t fix Null Sec stagnation. They mostly focus on changes needed to Capitals and their Super variants. Worth a read:
. While most people happy about the Null Sec Blackouts seem to be focused on fights being easier to find, I wonder if part of the goal is to reduce the ISK being generated in Null Sec? NoizyGamer had a very interesting look at the NPC kill volume the weekend before the Null Sec blackout, and the weekend after.
. Senior Community Manager CCP Falcon seems to be a particularly strong supporter of removing Local. He has rallied an echo chamber of supporters every time he has spoken on the topic – while quietly alienating other parts of the community he is meant to be managing.