Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Patch Day Ponderings

Congrats to Mynxee for winning the chair position in CSM5. I wish I had the time to campaign for CSM, it sounds right up my alley.

I didn't endorse any candidates during the election because I didn't feel like I spent enough time researching the various platforms to do so. Still, I'm glad Mynxee won as I know from dealing with her in the past that she will do a great job and she's got the right feel for Eve Online. 

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Interesting times in Providence. U'K and the New Holders (dibs on band name!) haven't moved in to finish off Paxton's space (still owning two stations) and on top of that CVA has made a push with some new allies and retaken station system X-R3NM and putting pressure on adjacent system R3. Is this reflective of a desire to keep some hostile activity around or simply U'K sitting on its laurels after recent victories? Or even fractures in the New Providence Coalition?

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I, for one, welcome our new planetary overlords! I hope to try out Planetary Interaction eventually but it won't be any time soon. Too freaking busy. But I do wonder how this new production chain will impact low sec and null sec. The sheer volume of population in high sec ensures that resources will be stretched thin and since there is no alternate source of resources (unlike in mining where missions in high sec can produce minerals as well) there will be reason to setup and run colonies in low sec where competition is smaller (whereas with mining there is no great need to go to low sec). Will this increase traffic in low sec, especially to far off distant corners? I think so, but it remains to be seen.

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Project Wyvern is coming along smoothly, just another week of skills for mods and rigs and then down the dark long road of Caldari Carrier V. I got the first few levels of Fighter Bombers under my belt but I need to get another ship's maintenance array to put them into the drone bay. I'm waiting until I can fit the rigs I bought before I bother anyone though.

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Ten minutes to here. Andrew and I talked the other day about how long it takes to write a blog post. I've been timing myself since then and today's post took ten minutes to write up until this section. I can write them so fast because I pre-compose in my head in the mornings while getting ready at home and then I just commit to paper without proofreading or editing when I have 15 minutes at work. Hence I can write a post like this in fifteen minutes whereas someone like Andrew who is more meticulous and is composing on the fly might take longer. The upshot is that his posts are much higher quality overall. The posts I spend a lot of time on, like the Fiction Friday posts or masterclass articles definitely take longer.

1 comment:

  1. I'm a hand wringer - takes me forever to write up a blog post