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I'm your host, Jester. I've been an EVE Online player for about six years. One of my four mains is Ripard Teg, pictured at left. Sadly, I've succumbed to "bittervet" disease, but I'm wandering the New Eden landscape (and from time to time, the MMO landscape) in search of a cure.
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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

It's full of stars

Happy patch day, everyone!

That's a lot of options.  Screencap, courtesy Chitsa Jason.

Have fun exploring all the new options.  ;-)

Also, the trailer for Odyssey has also been released today.  A little late, but better late than never and all that.  It's quite good, though the hidden message to players in it isn't all that well hidden.


STOP BEING SUCH A WIMP.  IT'S ONLY A FRIGATE.  SO WHAT IF YOU LOSE IT.

Hee!

14 comments:

  1. I, too, will be busy exploring in an uncloaked Nemesis... not. ;)
    Or perhaps yes, in deep nullbear space.

    AK

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  2. More to the point, the trailer left me with a feeling of... 'meh', more than anything.

    I don't see Eve really becoming a game with true exploration like what they are trying to depict in this video, CCP has been way too cautious in this regard, even back then in Apocrypha.

    I've lived in a wormhole for more than a year, and it felt like living in the suburbs of the Eve cluster (the latter being downtown, of course.)

    I'm curious to see where CCP Seagull will lead the boat, though ;)

    AK

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  3. If I lose it, I will probably lose my pod as well, and it's gonna set me a few millions ISK back.

    I'm curious to see if the 30% reduction in medical clones will change player behaviour in that regard.

    Boo

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  4. Wait...A Nemesis is an exploration ship??? Someone send me a fit?

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    1. One of two possibilities:

      1) The Nemesis is there to provide heavy DPS in case they need to take on battleships, or as a backup for grabbing loot cans.

      2) The Nemesis looks badass.

      Either or both may be the reason for including it.

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  5. Honest question: what can I do with a frigate in low / null which will make me able to buy a new frigate once blown up when I am not going there for PvP exclusivly ?

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    1. Ninja salvage PvP wrecks.

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  6. Well the Imicus would make for a terrible ship to show in a trailer of any sort.

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  7. "STOP BEING SUCH A WIMP. IT'S ONLY A FRIGATE. SO WHAT IF YOU LOSE IT."

    Maybe I missed it, but I didn't see any ships sploding in that trailer.

    THAT is kind of a curious "alternate take-away" from this, given prior trailers full of battles and exploding ships: "a kinder, gentler EVE" or "More PVE, Less EVE"??? ;-)

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  8. So, does anyone else feel like the game has been iterating on finding an even larger, dumber audience?

    We got space barbies. We got the renaming of modules and implants, because the old sci-fi names were just too complicated. We got homogenous, role-specific, single-fit ships, because general-purpose, multi-fit ships are too creative.

    The sandbox shrinks and disappear... after all, when was the last time you actually saw anyone playing in a sandbox? No... everyone is inside playing an FPS.

    Now, we get... the new hacking mini-game.

    I can see in my mind's eye, thousands upon thousands of players mindlessly enjoying this game, day after day....

    Reminds me of the days of walking down a hallway, in the executive wing of a corporate HQ in Hollywood, with rows of assistants (ie. bimbos with tits, ass, tight skirts, no bras, and no brains) - all playing solitaire on their computers.

    Is this CCP's new target market? Hmm....

    Well, then, better get started on those mobile games, too. Oops.

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    1. "I can see in my mind's eye, thousands upon thousands of players mindlessly enjoying this game, day after day...."

      Congratulations. You discovered the driving force behind every successful computer game. Want a medal?

      "Reminds me of the days of walking down a hallway, in the executive wing of a corporate HQ in Hollywood, with rows of assistants (ie. bimbos with tits, ass, tight skirts, no bras, and no brains) - all playing solitaire on their computers"

      I fail to see what is wrong with that picture. Please tell me you explained to them it was really strip poker they were playing...

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    2. Can I have your stuff?

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  9. Enjoying it so far. However, two things are driving me nuts:

    1. you can't turn the scanner off, so keep getting that green screen wipe when I jump in. I don't run sites, can't I scan just when I actually want to see them?

    2. The gate jump effect zooms you in are every fucking jump. Jesus!!! Having to zoom out each time is driving me bonkers.

    Give me the option to turn the scan off and no zoom into the gate would be awesome.

    Get to work CSM dude :)

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  10. Who do you think hired those "bimbos," and what qualifications do you think they were looking for? How much do you want to bet that they're surfing porn in their private offices while their receptionists play solitaire in public?

    Your contempt is ill-placed, there and in the rest of your comment. Heaven forfend that people should enjoy a game.

    Also: http://xkcd.com/610/

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