Friday, October 5, 2012

The Road to Vegas

Eve Vegas will be streaming audio through Eve-Radio. Check it out if you are interested.

As I sit down and start to summarize my day, know that I am in my hotel room in Las Vegas eating a pretty good salad with a plate of french fries and pondering over the last 14 hours of travel.

My plans to get a decent amount of sleep did not work out. I went to bed around 12:30 (0030) and woke up at 0400. I managed to stagger up, throw my bag into the car, stop by my job to send off a report, and make it to the airport with plenty of time. My flight was on time and I managed to doze for the bulk of the six+ hour trip to California where I had a 4 hour layover in Long Beach, CA. I had to convince the people sitting in my seat that they were in the wrong spot but that went pretty smoothly.

Long Beach was disappointing. I'm sure the regular airport is okay. However, Jet Blue is landing where they are building a new terminal building. The entire terminal area is a series of trailers and mobile buildings with decks. It felt a bit like a campground but clean. The internet connection was pretty good and I soon found myself invited to do a anom for an escalation.

I switched up my fit a bit and ran across space unscouted to arrive safely and be social. When we got the escalation we headed for it. We stopped along the way to try to jump a Tempest and Drake doing a 5/10. They bailed right as we landed much to our disappointment. But a 5/10. So we decided to do it. As we did it a talos decided to try to jump us. This is where airport internet failed me.

When the talos landed I went for point. Then I watched my drones go for him to jam him. Then there was a vomit of graphic and the talos went red to me. Then I was in 75% shields with a NPC battleship pointed and the talos was warping off. I have no idea what happened other then I fail pointed in the middle of lag. Damn it. We played games with the talos for a bit more but got bored and finished the 5/10. I also had a few other disconnects but things worked out and we pulled out a Gistum B-Type Adaptive Invul Field.

We then made it halfway through the escalation before I had to catch my flight to Vegas.

From Eve Vegas 2012

Once I arrived I got to take my limo ride to the hotel. My room is enormous. I've created a Eve Vegas 2012 album. I won't spam the blog with the pictures. I ordered room service because breakfast was a not so great burger at 5am and logged in to finish the escalation. Sadly nothing dropped after all that work.

I then went and had a nap because I was exhausted and now three hours off schedule. I got up, met up with Razor (who also arrived today) and we had dinner and chatted about crime watch. I need to spend some time reading over the threads about it so that I can develop an opinion beyond, "Yay no more GCC during my carebearing!"

So, here I am, exhausted as all hell but in a great mood and looking forward to tomorrow. I have my wireless hot spot so we will see how that goes. Right now I am trying to push my sleep schedule a bit. Navada is 3 hours behind where I normally am. For me, it is currently 0230am but the clock reads 2330.

Random discussion on the plane:

A lady was sitting next to me. Her husband was in the same row but across the isle. When she wasn't checking to make sure he was there(he had a window seat, he was trapped and wouldn't fit out of the window). She asked me why I was going to Vegas and I said a convention. She asked about what and I said games. She asked, "For work?" and I said, "Yes". Because, after all, Eve is a job right?

2 comments:

  1. When do the events start? I went over to the Eve Radio site and it didn't say.

    Oh, and hope you have fun!

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    1. The actual convention stuff starts Saturday morning. There is a meet and greet tonight around 8pm? And then some null group has stuff going on for their peeps this evening as well.

      I didn't see anything on the Eve Radio site either but maybe others who are more familiar can find out more. Or, check their in game channel?

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