Skip to main content

Eve Expansion Rubicon Causes Stress

What is a game if not a relief from stress? What are these beautiful scenes of star and space? The sweeping grace of a freighter as it moves with a dignity of purpose. The steady flow of the space lanes, filled with ideas turned into reality cradled in their great bodies. What is the payment to CCP but a payment for this stress relief.

And yet, here we stand upon the banks of the Rubicon and there is no going back. There is no going back to the stress-free life that one so craves. For, in their pretty picture of bubble free interceptors and siphons and all of those absolutely amazing tools that make me giggle with glee they, the cruel gods that they are, slipped in stress.

I'm talking about warp speed changes. Have you warped a jump freighter to a high sec gate recently? Oh gods. My heart. I'm not sure it can take it. Sure, everyone talks about their frigates and interceptor packs sprint across space in a blink of the eye. But who cares about any of that? Not my freighter pilot!

Let me tell you that the long, slow, endless slide out of warp for a jump freighter is enough to drive the calmest pilot insane. "Did I select jump?" you start to wonder. "Did did I accidentally select warp to range?" or "Did the radial menu pop up and ruin my selection?" You know what you did but as the gate comes into view and you drop out of warp and slowly, ever so painfully slowly move towards the gate you wonder if you are going to make it. Missing the gate is going to be death for you. Time to start logging on the backup cyno. Panic, panic, panic, slow, slow, slow, jump.

Woe is me.

Moving the freighter isn't as bad as I thought it would be. The slow start and stop is still pretty terrible. I'm still of the mind to look into a set of implants for my pilot once the price goes down. Or, I could, you know, go get them myself. Bleh.

Anyway, I'm going to curl up with my head-cold and do some more logistics and glare at the elongated drop out of warp some more.


Comments

  1. Even the Orca is bad enough. I made a few back and forth runs to Rens as usual, but honestly, I have not logged in to play since about day 4 of Rubicon. tedium has become even more tedious. This is indeed the kind of thing that can break the camel's back.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

The Charm of the Familar

With a few picked up a shifts at work due to the holidays. I pondered logging in but I didn't have the energy to do so. Being able to say no to logging in is pleasant. Just as my youngest puppy interrupts me every fifteen minutes to pee, going to sleep instead of staying up is also pleasant. I had a lot of short slept nights when I was active in a corporation.

My next plan has been to learn how to scan again. The new map is in and I need to refresh my scanning skills. My hold is full of probes. My ship appears to be reasonably set up. I remembered how to hit my F key to cloak. In fact, I hit it a bit to fast. I need to get the ebb and flow of the tic back down.

I am also rusty in my paranoia. I idly switch to another window to research breadbowls and the soup I want to make later. Then I remember I am sitting, decloaked, off of a gate somewhere. Whoops. I did figure out a breadbowl recipe and soup as well.

The question was where do I relearn to scan? I need somewhere off the beate…

CSMX - Post #20

Summer is here and CCP is very much out of the office. Sion made a good point in wondering why everyone leaves Iceland when it has its best weather. What it means is that all is mostly quiet on the dev blog front. There are some things happening but the dev blogs and news announcements have not yet happened. The skill points were delivered on Tuesday so yay for unallocated skill points.

Over in CSM chat, there has been a lot of back and forth about sov and measuring the impact and success of things so far. I can say that CCP and the CSM are watching it. The pros and cons are coming in pretty hot and heavy. Some are being looked at now. Some have to see how things are going and if and how the direction needs to be tweaked.

In my corner, I'm starting to gather things together. The summit is in seven or so weeks. In between then and now I need to gather up my question list and write down a few topics of discussion. I'm starting now because I have personal vacation at the end of A…

TCS: Sugar's Non-Technical Guide to Her Low Sec Market

Gevlon shocked me by featuring my store in his blog, yesterday. My entire project has been something I mostly scraped together and have bumbled through to the best of my ability and sense. Early on, I started a naming dynamic to my posts so that people could avoid the blogs about the store. These blogs are titled TCS. Also, if you search for TCS those particular blogs are available.

I decided to create a more cohesive naming strategy because someone said, “I don’t know how interested your readers will be in your market posts.” I didn’t either. I wasn't going to not write them because I write about whatever interests me. It seemed that a naming convention would correct the situation. However, I’ve started to receive a trickle of eve-mail and e-mail about what I am doing. Sometimes people ask me for advice on how to approach their own low sec market or what they should pick and choose or just how to pick and choose.

Cheradenine Harper asked me about moving forward into the wider mark…