Eve Online-The w-space adventure begins!

Since my last post on the 31st of May, I’ve finally made it into a wormhole. My original goal of being a solo wormhole dweller has not happened, but I am now living in and enjoying w-space with three of my closest Eve friends. The funny thing is that all three of them were on Eve burnout. I was coming ever so close to the edge of burnout myself, even going for entire 4-day weekends without logging in. So when one of my friends logged in we had a chat. He had read my solo wormhole plans on my blog and expressed his interest to join up. We talked about all the ways of getting into a vacant wormhole, including finding one (never once came across a vacant one), buying one (we did get scammed out of 125m) and joining an established wormhole alliance. We made posts on the “buy order” forums and had almost zero replies. One day we received a mail from the CEO of a corp looking to invite my corp into the alliance. They were established in a c2, which they offered to give to us as they found another c2 to move into. We accepted.

While we were working out the details Nate and myself got ahold of a couple friends who’ve been on burnout for a while, and offered them a place in our wormhole adventure. Which they happily accepted and re-activated their accounts and alt’s accounts.
So just this last Sunday (the start of my 4-day weekend), we had a decent exit in lowsec and started operation move in. At the end of four days, we are mostly moved in. Still a bit of big stuff to move when we get a convenient exit, but we are fully active in there and cramming the CHA full of lovely sleeper loot. It’s just the four of us, with some Alts, so it’s not too crowded. And dividing up profits will net us a lot more than if we were a bigger corp.
So in short, my adventures in w-space will include three of my closest Eve friends. So all the ganks, assplosions, losses, victories and any and all other mishaps you shall read about. Since I’m actually logging in and playing on my weekends, there will hopefully be more posts with yummy content.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned.

From Roc Wieler…

Supporting our own

Posted by Roc Wieler on June 26, 2012
I rarely post about fundraisers. I rarely ask others to give money to anyone but myself for things I’ve made. I will not apologize for asking today and only hope you continue reading.

The Eve Online community might not be the biggest gaming community, but when it comes to being there for one another, we’ve always been strong and united. Enemies ingame matter little when it comes to the living human condition we all share. This has been seen time and again at Fanfest in Iceland, as well as by CCP led community initiatives for disaster recovery within our world.

Disaster comes in all shapes and sizes. Tragedy is tragedy. Sometimes we become desensitized when it affects an entire area or population. Sometimes when it’s personal it hits home harder.

I know an Eve player that is in the process of recovering from chemo therapy. To me it is one of the most aggressive, abrasive and barbaric forms of medical treatment we possess in our arsenal. I also know it is sometimes the best choice from an array of bad options. As if this battle wasn’t enough for any of us to face, this Eve player is close to losing his home in addition to what he has already suffered.

Know what he’s been doing during his recovery? Building a video game. Games are something we are all passionate about as Eve players. Games ignite our creativity, foster our social skills, broaden our analytical and tactical brains. Games are good. He’s not able to work at his regular career during his recovery. He’s using his passions and skills to do what he can to survive. He’s hoping that life is still worth living.

Nobody deserves this. I personally won’t stand for it.

I’m asking you to help me help him. I’m asking you to look at his Indiegogo project, SPECTRUM, and donate some money. I’m not asking you to do this only if you think the game is interesting, though that helps. I’m asking you to do this because it’s the right thing to do. It’s something within all of our means.

I’m asking you to be the good guy. All it takes is effort.