Friday, May 22, 2009

Big Night Tonight

For the first time in a few weeks, I've got a good sized chunk of free time lined up. The Mother In law is coming up to watch the twins for the weekend while my wife and I go off and celebrate our 12th anniversary, but tonight its free time for me. At least two hours, maybe three. *rubs hands in glee*

In preparation of this momentous occasion, I logged in this morning for a bit before heading off to work to make sure my overview was up to snuff. Recent changes to the overview required me to alter some precedence orders so I didn't end up nailing a fleet mate or friendly who happened to have a bad standing.

It got me to thinking that the overview is such an important part of the game yet so poorly understood by the vast majority of the playerbase that I should write a 'Masterclass' article about it sometime. However, I count myself in the overview-noob category so I would have to do some serious research before I tackle it.

What's on tap for tonight? Well, it all depends on what is going on with the alliance and its current wars against Red Alliance. Expect reports with screenshots Monday.


  1. An overview masterclass is a great idea. I was playing for six months before I realized you could change the overview around. Since then I've spent some time setting up views for mining, ratting, salvaging, etc., but I'm sure I've barely scratched the surface of what's possible.

  2. Have you seen this yet, Kirith?

    It's a decent procedural piece on the overview.

    I had to do much the same with mine recently because of the changes.

    One feature I like (but I have no idea when it was added) is that you can export your settings and re-import them for other characters. Very, very handy.


  3. Yeah, I found that after I posted. Doesn't take into account the latest changes but is still pretty good.

  4. Congratulations on your anniversary!

    @Wygg. Thanks for the link. That was really useful.

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