News is everywhere today. Ship changes. Dust. Fanfest planning. Player gatherings. Yet, it is always a bit different in each place. Reading a dozen different opinions can make for an interesting complete picture once it is all twined together into a larger tapestry.
The Battlecruiser and Destroyer skill split has been publicly announced by CCP Fozzie to happen with the summer patch.
"So I now have permission to let you all know that the skill change is scheduled for our Summer expansion 2013 (which most of you know tends to fall in the late spring)."
Last year, the patch was mid May. The last calculation I saw was that it would take 40 days for the training to be complete by patch day from scratch (with remap I think). Personally, I would want to be prepared by start of May. However, we should have our summer patch date before then.
I have seen the changes referred to as a New Player Tax. I disagreed with it and still do, however I can see where a person could get that feeling. Of course, the proposed battlecruiser change has tinged me with a bit of bitterness towards the entire situation. But, I'm reminding myself that nothing is set in stone and to get over myself and the fact that life will change.
Beyond that, the Dust 514 merger has gone well it seems. An emergency reboot was planned for Eve and then cancelled. The Dust players were notified to reboot their PS3s. I am going to have to figure out how to turn on the television and PS3 and download and play it. One of my chat rooms had a few players playing Dust and Eve at the same time. It was very interesting. Perhaps, tomorrow's project. I'm terrible at First Person Shooters.
As part of my "things I finally remembered to sit down and do" I submitted the blog as a Fansite. I'm reasonably sure that it qualifies as such. With my starting another fiction project I figured that now was perhaps the time to go public with my obsession. Now I get to wait for the review.
I also got a little banner award for placing in the fiction writing contest. I'm going to go and stick it on the Eve fiction page I created.