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What do you do when you will have a pleasant set of things for a coherent, single subject bullet factors submit after which Friday is the final day of the month so your month in overview submit will get that spot?

You declare Saturday an honorary Friday and simply run with it.  So listed below are some quick gadgets about EVE Online that I most likely might have cranked posts out of… however didn’t really feel prefer it.

  • Empires of EVE Vol. II Audio Book

I obtained an e mail final week from the Empires of EVE Vol. II Kickstarter mission I pledge to again in 2018 that the audio e-book model of the mission was lastly full.  The bodily e-book has been in my possession for a few years now, however an audio e-book launch, as we received with the primary e-book, had been a promise.

The sequel!

The audio e-book announcement was for backers solely and contained a hyperlink that allowed us to obtain it.  The excellent news is that it’s obtainable.  The much less excellent news is that it nonetheless wants work to be launched for Audible.com, one thing that won’t occur.  That is a disgrace, as a result of as soon as I noticed the e-mail topic line I ran over to Audible to purchase a duplicate simply to help the mission and its creator yet another time.

Andrew Groen, the creator, has had his personal trials over the past couple of years, as have all of us, and it appears like chronicling the tales of the null sec empires is not on his agenda.  Two books is greater than sufficient to ask of 1 individual I suppose, however one can at all times dream of a 3rd quantity.  The downfall of The Mittani may need made an inexpensive bookend to the sequence… not less than till one thing else occurs in null sec.

  • The Mittani Gone from GoonWaffe

Speaking of The Mittani, the phrase unfold this previous week that he had been kicked from GoonWaffe, the executor corp for Goonswarm Federation.  This information was greeted by cheers, jeers, and only a few tears.

The corp historical past of The Mittani

I’m not notably fearful about him and his properly being… he’s not whilst previous as I used to be once I began this weblog… however I do marvel how he has crammed the outlet in his life that EVE Online used to occupy.  How a lot of your common week does it take to be an area emperor?  More than I’m prepared to commit little question.

  • Alliance Tournament XVIII Begins

Or, relatively, it has already begun by the point this submit goes stay.  This weekend sees the Trials Tournament the place groups that didn’t get direct entry into the AT or purchase their means in with the silent public sale are in a position to battle it out to earn a spot within the match.

Alliance Tournament 18

The linked submit additionally exhibits which groups are already lined up for the AT in addition to the tie breaker methodology for the match.  (Hint: fly Minmatar hulls)

Finally, whereas I normally don’t shill for CCP in the case of particular gives, this one connects to some attention-grabbing historical past.

CCP simply introduced what they’re calling the Weekend Fleet Pack, that will get you 3 days of Omega time and 50 PLEX, all for the low worth of $3.75.  Yes, that’s $37.50 for 30 days of Omega at that worth, nearly double the going price, however that isn’t the purpose.

Weekend Fleet Pack

This appears to be like prefer it could possibly be a wise transfer by CCP.  This permits a participant to unlock Omega for 3 days, so if there may be some huge transfer op or fleet battle happening they will soar on in with out committing to the $20 price that’s the base 30 day subscription lately.

And, when you’re in and invested, perhaps you’ll see the sunshine and subscribe additional.  It might occur.

But what makes this attention-grabbing is that SOE had a suggestion type of like this again within the day referred to as the EQII Passport.

One from the archive

Back in 2010 SOE floated the concept you might get 3 days of sport play for simply $5.00… and it received a reasonably tough response from followers.

In hindsight, I feel the plan suffered from just a few gadgets, not the least being worth.  But I feel the truth that it was handled as a “once per 30 days” choice was the true killer.  What have been they pondering?  They wished gamers to commit to three consecutive days of play in a month throughout a time when there was no free to play choice.

In mild of that have, I feel CCP’s cheaper worth and extra versatile phrases may stand a significantly better likelihood of success.



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