October 5, 2008
PS- dont forget to comment on the new site layout/theme...
October 3, 2008
Ok, CCP Eris Discordia recently posted a Dev blog regarding fanfest but more importantly, an Ambulation update. It appears that fanfest will feature more than Pretty videos and Pitctures of WIS ( Walking in Stations) it will feature a playable demo for fanfest goers to try out!
This is big news! Fanfest this year really is going to be THE party of the year!
Read more about this in the Official Dev blog Announcement!
Hosted by: Urban Mongral & Winterblink
Review: Well, its nice to see that WDA has two podcasts out in 3 weeks time. They seem to be getting back on track. As far as this episode goes, its EPIC as usual. From the Opening "scam" skit, to the Lavista Vista Interview by Urban, this was exactly what weve come to expect from WDA... good, clean, fun podcasting!
Subscribe via Itunes: Here
Later today i shall set-up my twitter and also start Delicious , and Technorati accounts. Also, 3 podcast reviews comming down the pipe... just trying to finish them all, lol.
October 1, 2008
Page loads: 1,982
Returning Visitors: 318
Top Referrers(listed in order): Ten Ton Hammer, Crazy Kinux
Why Ambulation is gonna make EVE huge:
ENN Blog Network:
Again i hope you all have enjoyed this as much as myself. I look foreword to you all reading my stuff in the future! ttyl
September 29, 2008
May you learn quickly.
"Eve is a sandbox... with landmines!"
September 27, 2008
Look: Ive seen prettier toolbars, but it looks just fine. The Titan Weekly logo in the top left looks great, and the over all layout is very funtional.
Features: Overall Malnor has assembled a great toolbar, here are the freatures it has installed.
- Titan Weekly's EVE Search: Search CrazyKinux.com, ENN, Eve-search, Eve-files, and the EVE Website straight from your toolbar with the embedded TW: EVE Search.
- Eve Site Links: Tired of Always typing in your favorite EVE site URLs? Well now you dont have to, Malnor has links to the most popular eve related website right there in your toolbar.
- TW Podcast Player: Listen to ANY Episode of Titan Weekly, right from the toolbar, no need to download, it plays straight from the toolbar. Serf the web, and listen to TW at the same time!
-EVE Chat: Chat with other people that have the toolbar installed.
- Hot off the Press: Get updates from Malnor Directly, He can post messages, and you get them, right from your toolbar.
- Email Notifier: Setup Your toolbar to check your email accounts for new messages.
- YOUR current Weather: Get the lastes weather form YOUR city.
Overall i think that Malnor has put together a great toolbar. To get it, go to the TW Downloads Section and click the link at the Bottom.
September 26, 2008
Today CCP released a Dev blog by CCP Explorer titled "StacklessIO or How we Reduce Lag". Pretty much CCP has snuck one in under our very noses and upgraded thier network technology.. The results, according to the data they provide us with is Astonishing, 1400 people were supported by jita before it crashed, thats amazing! Im am very impressed, hopefully it has a good effect on large scale fleet battles aswell!
September 25, 2008
Well everyone, Hot on the heals of episode 10 Silicon Budda has released episode 11 of Fly Reckless. Its looks to be that he has had a Ace up his sleeve, and he has just used it, Fly Reckless will now feature Eve-Mag articles as well as the Eve Tribune articles! Pretty cool Stuff. This episode was the best yet, new content, good music, over all great stuff! Keep up the good work Silicon!
September 24, 2008
CCP has just released a Dev Blog ( a tale of two cities ), and this one has some GREAT news.... They are adding a Autopilot Avoidance list, meaning if you want to avoid jita, put it on your avoidance list and your autopilot will NEVER send you through there! FINALLY!
Also, all agents are being removed from jita, and the System of Ruomo is getting a new stargate, making it accesable without having to go through jita.
All, in all this is great news and i am excited to try out the new feature when it is finally rolled out...
Everybody knows that without the miners EVE's player driven economy could not exist. Yet, for some reason, so much hostility if felt towards the very people that supply our ships, weapons and ammo.. I cannot explain why PVPers, and the like cannot just accept that not everyone is into shooting stuff.. Some people like to imagine that they are the head of a intergalactic Corporation, or a rough and tough miner on the fringe of space just trying to get by...
Eve is one of the most complex games out there, not just in gameplay but in mechanics and behind the scences things aswell. Thus it would make sence that some of the smartest gamers out there play this game, its just sad to see that they are so opposed to different points of view, or aspects of life.
This is not just true in EVE, it is true in life itself. You or I might cringe at owning and operating a porti-potty buisness... But that person that owns it might think its the best thing ever, becasue he owns his buisness and he controls his fate. What it come down to is, to each his own , and to everyone else... GTF outta my way. lol
What are your thoughts on the matter, is it too much to ask that people just respect other peoples views and not make a fuss out of it?
September 23, 2008
Ok, in case you have not heard. During Downtime on September 22 2008, CCP introduced a new feature... SYSTEM POPULATION LIMITS... meaning that when a system has its node maxed, you wont be able to enter it. That restriction includes logging in. When i first read this i thought to myself, CCP is never gonna hear the end of this! And to a degree im sure than i am correct.
The reason i say this is because, this morning, September 23 2008, CCP deployed a hotfix that disabled the new system population limits on all but one system JITA. Im guessing that CCP didnt get the warm welcome they thought, or maybe they realized the folley of thier ways, either way we are now JITA BLOCKED!
My Advice is to find a new market hub, because jita is soon going to be dead (yeah right)! Im not saying i disagree with the pop. limit, im just saying with the limitations to jita now, it gives the other market hubs in EVE a pretty bid advantage, they can support more people... for now atleast.
September 21, 2008
The Titan Weekly site has undergone a TOTAL SITE REVAMP! AGAIN! lol, Malnor needs to make up his mind. All my links get messed up when he does this. Overall looks great, an upgrade for the record books!
Biggest Addition: Navigation is much easier, and with comments enabled on ALL comics AND podcasts, there is not much more you could ask from the site. I am impressed by Malnor's coding abilities everytime he does this.
Coolest Feature: Malnor has added a search bar, but get this, not only is it a search bar, its a EVE search! Its a customized google search that searches ENN, Crazy Kinux, Titan Weekly, and the EVE website! How cool is that!!!
Site Link: http://www.titanweekly.com
Great job Malnor! Lets hope this site lasts longer than a month! lol
September 18, 2008
Thats right folks, three podcasts in one week! The gods are happy this week, first it was WDA, then Fly Reckless and now Titan Weekly has released its 11th episode.
September 16, 2008
Now for my Reviews:
Fly Reckless Episode 9: It was nice to hear silicons voice again, so long has it been since i heard his voice telling me about eve tribune and such. Welcome back my freind, weve missed you!
Warp Drive Active 41: Well, its been a while, and its really nice to hear from blinky and urban! Lets hope they keep this up ( though somehow i think we will wait a long time again). Anyways, the show is fa nominal as usual! Cant wait for the next episode, however far away it is... lol
Now i have it from the a reliable source that TDB is back on track, and i also have received word from TW that malnor is back from his weekend vacation and is working hard on #11, so this week looks to be a promising one for the EVE Podpack!
September 12, 2008
There are a few things i know in this world, and one of them is that "EVE is a Sandbox with land mines... SO DEAL WITH IT!" I am so incredibly tired of hearing about how CCP is ruining the game, because the truth is that they are not. The Facts are, EVE Players are some of the whiniest players around, and here is why...
In the beginning CCP said let there be light... and EVE was born, CCP had a good relationship with its few followers, as time went on EVEs player base increased, and more and more undesireable people started to play and interact in the foums, slowly chasing away the beloved Developer communication for which EVE was known. Now whenever CCP tries to take a stand and stop the BS that these "undesireables" cause, the "undesireables" whine and moan, and clog the forums with " im quitting" , and " screw you CCP" posts...
To those of you undesireables reading this, i say this. If CCP dosnt change the game in small ways, it becomes static and would wither and die, these changes that you so dearly dread save our game, they give us new life. Please stop complainging because you might actually have to do something and OMG think a little bit!?!?!?
Oh well, enough ranting, to all of you capsuleers reading this, Do you solumly swear to take this game, to love and to hold, and play like hell, for better or worse, till death do you part?
Titan Weekly Host Malnor Zerchan is excused from this as he is on vacation with his newly preggers girlfriend! ( congrats mate, but get to work on episode 11!). All of you other Eve podcasters out there... your letting us down... i understand its a game, and podcasts take time and lots of time, but please a status update from each of you would be nice, so we know what you deal is... Yes this means you, WDA, TDB, FLR!
We need are weekly updates, and you are EPIC FAILING atm...
Note to self: Start drawing up plans for a ENN Podcast... ( jk)
September 9, 2008
September 8, 2008
Eve Online is a gifted MMO. It has been blessed with developers that are dedicated to creating a deep and believable backstory.
If you have ever been to the backstory page at eve-online.com you know what I'm talking about. The backstory page is stock full of chronicles, short stories, racial backgrounds, organization descriptions and technology explanations. There is enough backstory for eve to fuel a good novel or two. All of the backstory and explanations tie into the central eve lore, a stry that begins hundreds of years into the future, after humans leave earth and begin to colonize other planets.
It is a truly amazing story, it really give eve it life blood. Everything intertwines to give us an image of a place so dear to our hearts, a place we go to to get away from our dull existence, a place we call new eden.
The immersion created by the deep, rich backstory has got me back into the game on those days when its hard to get anything done. When reading it you can't help but see your self flying your fully fitted navy Apocalypse over the majestic space above amarr prime, or just making it by on some 'roid mining colony in the depths of space. You can't help from craving the game once you begin to read its story.
This is the power of EVE, no matter the item, place , or weird anomaly, if you see it, you can learn more about it, and from that become not a player of the game, no, you become something more, you become part of the game!
September 6, 2008
August 2008 Stats
Page Loads: 1,674
Unique Visitors: 1,126
First Time Visitors: 991
Returning Visitors: 135
Top two Posts:
-Why Ambulation is going to make EVE huge
-Eve Winter Expansion Codename: MIDAS
Thanks for all of your support, and i hope to continue this far into the future!
September 5, 2008
A: Titan Weekly LIVE! - Yep thats right, malnor is going to start doing live broadcasts, he hasnt released many details yet, other than that you can get to the test stream here, though he isnt always broadcasting tests, if you catch it when he is, give yourself a pat on the back...
B: Titan Weekly Comments - Malnor is testing out a new Comment code script on the comic #6 page, and i get it form him that if this comments script works out, he will be implimenting it on ALL of the comic, and podcasts pages.
Give Malnor some love, and head over to titan weekly and drop a comment!
So, just when i was starting to think Malnor might let us down... he pulls through and releases his best episode yet! This Episode Crazy Kinux returns and guest stars yet again, this time they discuss the recent Midas Expansion Announcement, as well as Some details regarding Empyrean Age 1.1
Episode Link - www.titanweekly.com
September 4, 2008
My freinds over at TitanWeekly.com, and CrazyKinux.com have got me into this great idea... Its called " EVE-ONLINE Publishers ", its a group of blogs and websites related to eve-online. The premise of the group is that we can all help eachother make more money off the advertising on our sites (thus making the sites better, as we spend less out of pocket to keep them running).
Current Members of the EVE-ONLINE Publishers:
www.eve-druid.com <--- Added 9/5/2008
We are looing for Eve Bloggers and or website publishers that have advertising on their site, or want to have advertising on there site. So if you are interested please follow the link at the bottom of the post. If you have any questions please email me at email@example.com
I hope to see you on the list soon!
Folllow this link
Updated 9/5/08 - adde EVE-Druid
September 3, 2008
Though this could also be a major flaw, as chrome is missing several features that hardcore IE and Firefox users would miss.... A LOT. RSS feed reader, and bookmarks to name a few. But I must remind you that this is a beta release, so other feature can and probably will be added in the future. One of the biggest prerks to googles browser is that since its not cluttered with toolbars and extras, you actually see a whole lot more of the web page u are viewing. It almost gives you at "full screen" view, which I must say is very nice.
Another feature I like, which is very similar to operas " speed dial " feature, is chromes Thumbnail feature, which gives you thumnail images of your favorite sites, so you can easily acces them.
Overall it looks great, and I'd reccomend it to anyone that is into the whole minimalist thing, or even for people who have slow machines that need a browser that uses less resources..... Looks like google scores another home run!
You can find Chrome here, its a fairly quick download.
Pretty much he goes through and tries to show how EVE is the Same as every other MMO except it is BORING!<--- Insert BS here --->
Anyways, If you guys are interested in looking at a very funny and bad review of EVE please watch this video...
PS- His problem is that he was looking for ways to compare it to other MMOs (WOW) and sadly if your looking for things like that, ill have to agree that EVE is completely boring when looking for comparisons to wow, because they are few and VERY VERY VERY x 27804 Far between...
September 2, 2008
Here is the LINK
September 1, 2008
CCP has released yet another EVE chronicle, this one is titled " And to live in peace ". I haven't read the whole thing, but from what i read, it is very on par with the other chronicles that have come out recently. I am really happy CCP is continuing to post these chronicles, it helps give the game new life...
I don't know about the rest of you, but when im in a low, and EVE doesn't sound very fun, all i have to do is read some of the back story, or a chronicle and it helps me get back into things..
Anyways, Hopefully patch goes good tonight. Laterz...
- Serious Sally
Titan Weekly: Have you seen Malnor's new website?! Very spiffy, i couldn't believe it when i saw it. So much better than it was before. Alot easier to navigate, the Comics are actually viewable.. which is good, the Advertisements on the site arnt so overbearing.
Titan Weekly New Site Rating :
Now moving on to other end of August news...
New Eden Radio: Started broadcasting yesturday August 31st 2008 at 17:00GMT. I got a chance to listen to a few minutes, and i was very impressed. Its got that feeling, you know, the feeling ER had back in the day, ill have to listen to their stream more to tell you if this is a ER time machine station... lol Anyways, great work guys, it looks and sounds great! Connect to the stream here, ot go to their website here.
Have a great day everyone! Lets hope september is as good for eve as August was!
Oh, and btw, tonight is patch night! Set your long skillz and pray to the CCP gods ! lol
August 30, 2008
Its titled: "Damnit Damsel... Again!" and i must say, it made me chuckle... cuz its sadly soo true. lolz
Anyways, head on over to Titan Weekly and check it out!
August 29, 2008
Now onto Empyrean Age 1.1 , Pretty much they are going into the nitty gritty stuff and changing a whole lot of things that you wont notice until you use it directly... Also throw in a few extra missions and some concord beef-ups and vola... Empyrean age 1.1 !
Links to the actual news.
-Empyrean Age 1.1 patch notes
-New Eve store
Current Comic Line-up:
Warp Drive Active- www.warpdriveactive.com
Siigari Kitawa's Eve Comic Express - http://www.siigarikitawa.com/
Titan Weekly: The Comic - www.titanweekly.com
Single Comic Wonders:
Hooker with a Penis - http://arathorn.wordpress.com/2008/07/22/eve-online-comic/
Koolaid - http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/4576/koolaid1va2.jpg
Lone Shuttle - http://dl.eve-files.com/media/0808/issue_1.jpg
August 28, 2008
ENN is looking for talented writers and commited individuals interested in becoming writers here at ENN.
To qualify you must:
A. Use correct grammar and spelling
B. Be knowledgeable about EVE or MMOs in General.
C. Be willing to write a minimum of 2 articles per month, both between 300 and 700 words.
Send a email to firstname.lastname@example.org
It must include the following:
-A writing sample, 300 words or more about EVE online or MMOs in general.
-A small paragraph or two about you, why u want to write for us, and ideas for articles you might want to do.
-Please have the subject say : (your name)- ENN Writer Application
Thanks for your interest, i look forword to hearing from you.
Well, i must say.... everyone needs to call down. All I've been reading are posts and blogs about people complaining that CCP is out of touch with its player base. I must dis-agree, and here is why.
A. Faction War- 40,000 people signed up, and played it... now if CCP was out of touch, i seriously doubt 40,000 people would have thought it was cool and tried it out.
B. Game Development - CCP unlike a lot of developers, actually have shown that they care what their players think... CSM anyone...
C. 250,000 subscribers - Eve has 250,000ish subscribers. IF CPP was so out of tune with the player community then it would have no where near 250k.
All this talk about CCP being out of touch... its all BS. Its just the ramblings of old players that reminisce of the good old days, back when they actually could actually do -->Insert Whine Here <--
So enough of this bickering, and whining. Seriously, if what they are changing or not changing for that matter, is really that big of a deal to you, then stop playing. But as long as you are playing, you are obviously enjoying yourself, cause if you weren't, you wouldn't be playing...
So stop worrying about the way it used to be, or the way it will be, and do what you came to EVE to do, PLAY THE GAME... let CCP deal with the semantics and the Nerfs, and what not. After all it is there job, and beleive it or not, its your job to PLAY, not DEVELOP.
That is all i have to say on the matter...
August 27, 2008
Review: Great opening Music, Light on FW news, but i cant blame him. Mentioned my site... Thanks Malnor. All around a good episode. Listen Here
August 26, 2008
Each Podcast is Rated on a scale of 1 to 5 Megathrons. 1 Being the Worst, 5 Being the Best.
1. Warp Drive Active:
Hosted by: Urban Mongral & Winterblink
Segments: News, Discussions, Interviews.
Subscribe via Itunes: Here
Review: Ok, first off, WDA is THE eve podcast. As of now there is no better eve podcast produced, and until recently it was fairly reliable. But in recent months a new podcast coming from WDA is more of a special thing, rather than a expected weekly update into eve. Urban and Blinky are funny as hell, and they get the news right and make it fun to listen to. I am a fan of WDA, my only complaint is in there recent lack of motivation, or whatever the reason may be... WDA seems to be slowly fading into memory.. hopefully they get back to buisness soon.
2. The Drone Bay:
Hosted By: Crovan, Crazy Kinux, Alsedrich
Segments: Discussions, Guides, Out of Game News, Ingame News, Ship Fittings.
Subscribe via Itunes: Here
Review: TDB is one of my favorite podcasts period, not eve related, but podcasts in general. Crovan, CK, and Alsedrich are funny, and they put together a quality show, and recently its even been Live! But also as with WDA, recently its been kinda quiet from the guys over there. Overall, i think its alot of good planning, and awesome editing skills that go into this show... Cant wait for the next episode!
3. Titan Weekly:
Hosted by: Malnor Zerchan
Segments: Faction War News, Alliance News, Biggest Winners/Loosers, Rants, Interviews.
Subscribe Via Itunes: Here
Review: Well, TW started out kinda rough... and that's putting it lightly... But the quality of the show has increased ten fold with each episode. Malnor Gets into news right form the start, and his rants are great to listen too. Not only has this show increased in quality over the weeks, but it has also been very reliable. Malnor has posted a new episode each week without fail. Keep up the great work! I cant wait to get updated this week with episode #9.
4. Fly Reckless:
Hosted by: Silicon Buddha
Segments: Eve tribune Articles, Dev Blogs, Brief Rants.
Subscribe via Itunes: N/A
Review: I have only listened to a few of FR, but what i have heard was GREAT! Silicon is a fluent speaker, and has great audio quality. A great show All around! It was an interesting choice to do a whole show on Eve Tribune and Dev Blogs, but it works out, i enjoy it alot. Keep up the good work Silicon, and Remember everyone " Fly Reckless, because flying safe is just no damn fun!".
If you have a Podcast to Add, or would like to let me know of another podcast, please leave a comment.
Updated: August 28th 2008 - I added Itunes Subscription Links for the podcasts
Here is the original Video Link.
Fly Safe! -Serious Sally
A. Be related to EVE
B. Have a minimum of 5 posts
C. Updated regularly
Here is the current ENN- Eve Blog Network:
Winterblink - http://www.winterblink.com - Added: 08/26/08
Warp Drive Active - http://www.warpdriveactive.com - Added: 08/26/08
Crazy Kinux Musing - http://www.crazykinux.com - Added: 08/26/08
Votrian's Eve Blog - http://votrian.blogspot.comAdded: 08/26/08
A Misguided Adventurer - http://xiphos83.wordpress.com/ - Added: 08/26/08
One man and his spaceship - http://1man1ship.blogspot.com/ - Added: 08/26/08
Eve's Weekend Warrior - http://evewarrior.com/ - Added: 08/26/08
Letrange's Eve Blog - http://letrangeeve.blogspot.com/ - Added: 08/26/08
Ancient Gaming Noob - http://tagn.wordpress.com/ - Added: 08/26/08
Miner With Fangs - http://deecarson.blogspot.com/ - Added: 08/26/08
Postings from the edge - http://zapatero.wordpress.com/ - Added: 08/26/08
Titan Weekly's Blog - http://blog.titanweekly.com - Added: 08/26/08
Deaf Plasmas Eve Musing - http://deafplasma.blogspot.com/ - Added 8/27/08
The Wandering Druid of Tranquility - http://www.eve-druid.com - Added 8/27/08
Life in Low Sec - http://lifeinlowsec.blogspot.com - Added 9/11/08 <--- NEW!
Inner Sanctum of the Ninveah - http://www.ninveah.com - Added 9/11/08 <--- NEW!
If you have an addition to this list, please leave a comment.
August 25, 2008
Follow this link to be take to the new site home page...
August 24, 2008
Ok, in my downtime with EVE, I've been playing this AWESOME space web based MMO, called OGame. It been around for quite some time, and has a very nice following. Those of you who are fixated on graphics, turn away now, because there are no graphics. Just picture representation of the things you are building and such... I know it sounds pretty lame... But its actually quite fun!
When you start the game, you register an account in 1 of 35 universes. Then you are given a planet, which you can name, this planet is your home world. Right from the start you must build something, i recommend building power plants and Mining operations first.
Each building takes so many minutes to complete ( Kinda like eve skill training ). Then after you build enough resourse and get a small fleet together, you can go settle other planets, create alliances with other players, and of course RULE THE UNIVERSE! lol
Head on over and check it out. www.ogame.org
PS- Im in Universe 15
CCP has just released another Chronicle Titled, Cities of Refuge. It details the hard life on Caldari Prime since the Caldari Occupation began.
I must say i have been impressed with the recent batch of EVE Chronicles, i was thinking they would die off after a while, and well surprisingly CCP has kept it up! Its nice to get these small windows into life in the EVE universe, since we cant actually see any of it... Atleast not yet....
<--- Insert Ambulation Here--->
Anyways, hopefully the guys over at CCP manage to keep it up. Theses very very shot storys are all we have... until the player made Ambulation videos start being made... LOL
Anyways, Apparently the rights to STO were bought by Cryptic Studios, the developers of Champions Online. Not much has been heard from cryptic on the STO front, until today, when MMORPG.com's Keith Cross had the opportunity to sit down with Cryptic CCO Jack Emmert. In the Video Jack talks about Player made Races, Customizable Exterior and Interiors of ships, and a lot of other game features.
From an EVE Standpoint im already jealous, customizable ships... NOT FAIR! lol Anyways, looks like STO isnt as dead as i was lead to believe. Make sure to check out the video. Also, here is the most recent Trailer from STO.
And here is the link to the STO website. I might actually try this Star Trek Game out... Looks to have some promise, but they always do... so i guess only time will tell.
August 23, 2008
Provide a place for EVE, and Other MMo Players to get all the news and updates regarding Eve Online and other MMOs.