Thursday, September 24, 2009

Supercapital Appreciation Weekend

Yes, more Sisi stuff. Sorry if I haven't been really active on TQ this week; it's a Dad Week, I'm nursing a slight cold, the new job is fun but hard so I get to sleep early, and on top of it all a lot of my BOZO mates are having a ball in Mexico for the BOZO Extravaganza. Can't wait to see pics/vids of that!

Tomorrow on Singularity will be a very rare opportunity. We will log in to find all our skills maxed out and for 48 hours we will be able to fly EVERYTHING WE WANT. Not only that, but like last week with the faction ships, we will be able to redeem the Titans and Supercarriers (the new name for motherships) of all races and participate in a massive orgy of destruction. The point of this is to test the new Doomsday weapons, which are no longer area effect weapons à la Über Smartbomb, but instead a Death Star like focused weapon dealing 2 MILLION hit points of damage to its target. The only thing that can tank this is another Titan. The Supercarriers also have some new weapons in the form of fighter-bombers. I'm not really interested in carriers so I haven't really looked into those except when I saw a few out in space firing at an Avatar who was popping every capital ship being thrown at him. Quite funny that!

Having all the skills at 5 will also allow everyone to try every ship we've ever wanted to try, with any weapon, module, rig, implant, name it. In my previous posts I basically showed I'm now in love with the Dramiel (I did get one on TQ; it's sitting waiting for me in Lustrevik) and this weekend I'll be able not only to rig it with T2 rigs, but I'll also fly it with a full set of High Grade Snakes that will cost me a few hundred ISK. I'll also by tons of Nanite Repair Paste because I have a feeling I'll burn through my MWD all the time :))

And there you go. If your activities on Tranquility are pretty quiet this weekend, check out what you need to do to get on Singularity (link pending; work firewall blows chunks) and come join one of the most destructive party ever!

Fly phat


MAJOR EDIT: Well, it seems CCP pulled the plug on this for now... I guess the server crashes of last week, both on TQ and Sisi, didn't help.

Come on Vikings, make this thing happen !!!!!

MOAR EDITZ: October 15 is Supercap Fest. I have my names reserved for my Ragnarok and my Nyx >:)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Faction ships: Part Deux

Well, sorry if I've been busier on Sisi than on TQ, but believe me it's worth it. The Dominion changes to the faction ships are fully in effect, and things are getting ready for the Super Capital Ship testing, Sovereignty testing, and more. While I haven't been able to fly everything yet (we'll be able to next weekend ^_^) I'll cover some of the things I've noticed, and not just about the ships.

For starters, the first page after logging in. The characters are laid out differently, but more importantly is that you get more information than currently on TQ. In addition to what's already there, we will now know what ship we were last in, and Oh Coolness, it says how much time the skill queue has left to completion. This alone is awesome!

EVE + rFactor = bliss

Next up: the in-game browser. The current browser is basically a joke. Apart from some in-game information it is pretty much useless because most of the internet is inaccessible, and anyway the browser is slow at best. Well, not on Sisi! The new browser is loosely based on Google Chrome (details here) and can take pretty much whatever you throw at it. I started this blog post on it (till my virus scanner hated my switching windows and I had to reboot... gj!), and to really test it I watched some rFactor vidoes on Youtube. EVE and rFactor, together at last. Life will be perfect now :))

And now, the faction ships. My skills being somewhat limited there are a lot that I haven't tried yet (again, next weekend...) but a few of 'em caught my attention:

Angel Tackler Extraordinaire

Dramiel: Oh My GOD! This is one I'm getting. Think of it as a very expensive tackler, or the perfect racer. As I wrote in my comments in the last post, I got a pure speed fit to go 6671 m/s, and it can get better because I only have Acceleration Control IV and cannot use the T2 Polycarbs, and it had T2 Overdrives. Bump up the ODs to Dominations (nothing less) and rigs to Poly IIs and this thing becomes THE speed demon. Granted it warps like a normal frig, but I haven't flown this fast since the Quantum Rise speed re-balance. My tackler fit is a tad slower at 6125 m/s, but with a Medium Shield Extender, a Tracking Disruptor, a NOS, and FOUR (4) Warrior IIs, this ship is a tackler's dream. Therefore, I am getting one. Period.

Vigilant: Picture a Deimos that's high on Crash, and a Vigilant is what you get. This was especially fun to try because Sisi-Coz can fit the T2 Hybrids now. My ship died really quick because it was very gank-fit but the damage output was just awesome. Depending on how expensive it is I may consider getting one.

"Boy, is this a machine!"

Machariel: Into the ridiculously expensive now. This thing screams close-range RRBS. My plated-Trimarked fit goes about 1200 m/s, has 107k hit points, and even has 2 Gyrostabs for the 7 guns. Yes, seven guns on the Mach now :) For the hell of it I tried a full speed fit of 3 ODs, 3 Polys and nothing but capacitor regen stuff; I have never seen a battleship go 1986 m/s before :))

Vindicator: And this is where I whish I had better skills. This ship has one job in mind: damage dealing. It has 8 guns now instead of 7, and I'm dying to see the damage ouput from 8 T2 Large hybrids with Void L ammo and 5 Ogre IIs. I'll post next week and tell you all about it :)

And speaking of next week, apart from testing the Titans' new Doomsdays and Motherships with fighter-bombers, I will be itching to try some other factions' ships. I will finally be able to see what makes the Caldari ships tick, but I'm really anxious to try the Sansha and Blood Raider ships; I hear that the Bhaalgorn is one bad-ass motherfucker !!!

There you go, Sisi is an awesome place to be in these days!

Fly it to death if it's free


Friday, September 18, 2009

Faction ships !!!

It is Friday the 18th of September, and if you haven't done so yet this is the perfect time to get on Singularity. Here's why:

OMFG, faction shit !!!1!1!!

Now, copy that main EVE folder, name it Sisi, download the Sisi client update, and redeem those sweet sweet ships.

Bye now !!! :))


Sunday, September 6, 2009

Pass the Advil please...

Just a short post to say that the move is really over now. The last part happened yesterday when I had to disassemble my computer desk which was on the first floor of the duplex, reassemble it on the second floor which is more my appartment, swap the computers so I can have access to EVE during Dad Week (my new schedule and the move allow that now; thanks to Cartboard Box for sowing the idea) and finally try to drill a hole to pass a CAT5 cable. As I did all this alone it was an excruciating day; I am never reassembling my desk alone again! And the whole drilling bit didn't go well either: my 2 foot long bit isn't wide enough for the fat end of a CAT5, and my bits that can make a bigger hole aren't long enough. So at pay day I have to check which is more expensive, a 30+ feet CAT5 cable or a foot and a half long, one inch drill bit. So the short term solution was to move my ex's desk from where she had it in the living room to where I had mine in the bed room. Did I say moving sucks?

To make matters worse I seem to be catching something the boys brought back from daycare so yesterday instead of logging in with the BOZOs I went to bed at like 8PM. The good thing is I'm feeling a bit better today, and tomorrow is Labor Day so I'll probably log in tonite and find a bit of action. The last time I was able to get on for a bit I had just got my internet connection back and we gave a wandering Drake what he wanted, a good fight! We lost a Hurricane to him, and came a bit too close to losing a Vagabond. When the Vaga was able to pull away I became the one to receive the love and my slightly tanked/heavily ganked Thorax was getting hit hard, but the Drake's shields were already gone and I was able to do a world of hurt. It came down to structure for both of us but I was able, barely, to stay on top and finish him off. After that we got to test the tank of a Legion (Amarr T3 cruiser if you're wondering) and he turned out to be a bait for a bigger gang. Oh well, it was worth losing a T1-fit Jihad Thorax; the one that killed the Drake was not :)

So now as I can only play on evenings after the boys are in bed I'll be seeing a bit less action than on a week off, but at least I'm not fully out of it for an entire week as I used to be. Plus there's the Alliance Tourney that's started. This should be an interesting weekend; I just hope it ends easier than it started.

Flying safe causes numbness of the brain,