Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Three Little Things

These days I’m surprised by a few things, and this list changes as I forget what I was previously surprised about, or something new comes along which gives me another “What the FUCK!” moment that suddenly blasts one of the other list members off into the void.

Never to be seen again.

Until next time anyway.

Did I mention the memory thing?

I’ve just read above this, turns out I did.

In a particular order.

Some of my nose hairs can be more than an inch long.

My urine stream appears to have torque steer.

People seem to think they need to post again and again that Eve Online is dying.

Now perhaps they are just getting it wrong, and what they mean is Eve is being dyed, perhaps with woad. Then we are destined to play a game that will turn a lovely blue colour but won’t half pong a bit!

Now I don’t know why people feel they need to post the same thing over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over again. I suspect lead in the water, parents who are very close relations, and pressurised liquefied cheese in a can.

I’m also deeply suspicious that they are logged into the forums of other games, assuming other games exist outside of Eve Online.

I’ve played Chess before, so the natural extrapolation from that experience is other digital games may exist, in a vast potential universe. For all I know, the Bugblatter Beast of Traal has worked long and hard and has now created their own planets version of Paradroid.

So while they’re logged into these other forums, the challenged Earthlings, not the creature from Traal, must also be posting the same thing, over, and over, and over, well you get the idea, just to get a rise from other forum dwellers.

When suddenly the spotlight of attention swings their way, the mental image I have of them is they rub their hands together, eye off the moisturiser cream and try to hide yesterdays used tissues from Mother.

Everything is dying, but in some places they are also dyeing.

Too far?

Universal Entropy says everything around us is running out of energy, rather slowly mind you, so you will still have to put the bins out and mow the lawn this weekend.

Rather more realistically the history of online gaming is strewn with the non existent digital corpses of MMO’s that have come and gone, and now only live on in our memories.

Will Eve Online be switched off one day?

Almost certainly yes.

Yes.

However to CCP, Eve Online and CCP create the barycenter that everything else orbits around.

They have a vested interest.

So get out of General Discussion and stop being such a little immature bitch.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Between the Sheets

On my main computer setup I have four monitors, arranged with three horizontally and one above the centre screen.  That top screen almost exclusively shows me Discord and the Windows task manager so I can keep an eye on resource usage.  In Summer I'll also have some temperatures up there for the CPU, display card, hard drives, etc.

It's been very dry here, I don't mean in game, but all along the east coast of Australia, especially in South East Queensland.  We've been well down on our average rain for a long time, so the various critters that live around here start looking for ways to supplement their moisture input.  Eventually they discover the fact that the house and gardens have moisture, if not water, and they start encroaching on the property.

Most animals are not a problem, kangaroos on the front grass leave in the early morning and not much else is a bother, I rarely have cats fornicating under one of the front windows anymore.

However their is an exception, as almost always their is, and that is ants, many, many ants.

The little intruders get in everywhere looking for that bit of moisture they can scavenge either for themselves or the nest.  So I'm often killing ants using various methods to try and encourage them to stay out of the house.

They are persistent.

One ant, I've named him Bastard, was obviously given the mission to totally piss me off.  I mean really annoy me, so at 2am when I'm inexplicably awake, I still have some sort of visceral hate for the ant known as Bastard.

Using an amount of skill and possibly guile that I'd not previously attributed to any ant, he has somehow crawled into one of my monitors, and then into the part between the image surface you can touch and the TFT part that actually displays the images.  That is a sealed unit on that monitor, nothing can get in there, but The Bastard can.

Not content with merely entering the monitor he makes his way towards nearly the middle, right where a person would normally look at the most when using the screen, and then expires.

So now I have a deceased ant, in a monitor part I cannot get into, mocking me every time I look towards that screen.

Bastard.



Sunday, July 23, 2017

L0G0F Frigate Tournament July/August 2017


Round One

English Bishop (Incursus) vs Tekkaa (Kestrel) - Winner English Bishop - Killmail

Seviron Aldari (Incursus) vs Gralen Chays (Breacher) - Winner Seviron Aldari - Killmail

Brutus Salander (Kestrel) vs Gerrich Oksaras (Tristan) - Winner Gerrich Oksaras - Killmail

HellRazor24601 (Breacher) vs Talon Khar (Incursus) - Winner (by Forfeit) Talon Khar


Round Two

English Bishop (Breacher) vs Seviron Aldari (Incursus) - Winner English Bishop - Killmail

Gerrich Oksaras (Tristan) vs Talon Khar (Tristan) - Winner Talon Khar - Killmail


Third Place

Seviron Aldari (Merlin) vs Gerrich Oksaras (Crucifier) - Winner Seviron Aldari - Killmail


Final

English Bishop (Breacher) vs Talon Khar (Tristan) - Talon Khar - Killmail


VILF

Gerrich Oksaras (vs Talon Khar) - 25 Million ISK

This competition has now completed.


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These rules are now fixed (as of 25th July 2017 at 22:49 AEST) and will be used for the tournament.

The only rule addition was the re-entry of Rule 27 which just explains in greater detail how the process of elimination and progression will occur, with a link for further detail.

Another rule addition is 9a, with the previous 9a being moved to 9b.

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1. Standard T1 hulls only.

2. Modules T1 or T2 only, no faction, officer etc.

3. Rigs T1 or T2 only.

4. Drones T1 or T2 only.

5. Ammo - no limitation.

6. Implants - no limitation.

7. Boosters - no limitation.

8. Only one entry per pilot per real life alliance member.

9. Pilots must be in the same fleet as each other.

9a. Pilots are not to fleet, wing, or squad warp the other pilot anywhere. (NEW 29/07/17)

9b. No podding.

10. Use the in game DUELLING function to initiate combat.

11. One pilot within 100km of the Azbel, the other within 100km of the Rait, start duel, warp, fight.

12. Both pilots must stay in the same solar system, leaving the solar system will forfeit the fight, winner should SS for proof.

12a. Fights will be performed in Sadye.

13. No ISK buy in required to participate.

14. Pilot seeding will be based on the pilots age.

15. For each round the pilot will nominate which ship they will be using, they will then be restricted to that ship for that round.

16. For the next round a different, or the same ship can be nominated.

17. Once the ship type the pilot nominates is posted in game to Yosagi Yojimbo
(YY), that ship type is fixed for that round.

18. Once all the ship types for a round have been received by YY, all the ship types, and opponents for that round will be posted online for all to see at the YY-GE blog.

18a. Should a pilot not use their posted ship type they will forfeit the fight.

18b. Should both pilots not use their posted ship type they will both forfeit the fight.

19. Pilots will then have 48 hours from the following Eve Online Down Time (DT) after the round details are posted to organise and complete their fights, the winner then needs to mail YY the kill mail details.

20. Both pilots need to make their best efforts to organise the fight between each other, attend and complete the fight.  Failure to complete the fight within the specified time will leave the final result to YY's discretion.

21. Once undocked for the duel the pilot cannot redock until the fight is concluded.

22. A fight is concluded once a kill mail is generated.

23. In the event of a double kill mail the one with the earlier time stamp will be declared the winner.

24. If the double kill mails time stamps are identical then the younger pilot will be declared the winner, as the older pilot really should be better than that.

25. Draft and final rules will be posted on a web page at YY-GE blog, that same page will then be updated with the pilot seeding, posted ships the pilots intend to use, and the results as they all become available.

26. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Very Interesting Losing Fit (VILF).

27. The Single Elimination Tournament format will be used - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single-elimination_tournament   (NEW)

28. Prizes currently include but are not limited to, T1 and T2 SKINS, ISK, ship or ships.

29. All rules are subject to change.

30. If rule changes are required the changes will be posted at YY-GE blog between rounds and other places time permitting.

31. YY has the final say on all aspect and rules of this competition.