August 30, 2008

New Titan Weekly Comic...

Looks like Malnor over at titan weekly has posted another Comic.
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

Eve Store and Empyrean Age 1.1

Ok, not going to go into too much detail, considering every blog and their owners dog has already written about this. But here is the low down. Tonight the EVE Store was/is ( timezone depending ) getting a make-over. Apparently they are adding spaceship models of 1 battleship from each race, awsell as other things i am sure.

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

ENNs - Eve Comic Network

Ok, there are a few well known EVE comics and they will be located here on this list. Also, if you know of a comic that is updated at least semi-frequently, please comment and let me know about it so i can add it to the Comic Network.

Current Comic Line-up:

Comic Series:

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 looking for Writers!




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.

To apply:

Send a email to ennblog@gmail.com

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.

CCP and the "Growing Divide"...


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 <-- . What it all comes down to is people don't like change, and sadly CCP is the object that brings change, whether or not a certain player likes it. Change is a good thing, change brings new life to MMOs, without change EVE would have died 4 years ago...

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...

Serious Sally

August 27, 2008

Titan Weekly Episode 9

Titan Weekly has just Released Episode 9!

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

Rating:

August 26, 2008

ENN's Eve Podpack

Eve Podcasts are some of the best out there, Here is the ENN " EVE PodPack ". Here i give you the lowdown on each podcast, and rate each one on Quality and Reliability. Hopefully in the future maybe even re-release episodes, if i can get permission to do so... So with out further a due, here is the current EVE PodPack :

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

Schedule: Weekly

Segments: News, Discussions, Interviews.

Website: www.warpdriveactive.com
Subscribe via Itunes: Here

Quality Rating:


Reliability Rating:


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

Schedule: Weekly

Segments: Discussions, Guides, Out of Game News, Ingame News, Ship Fittings.

Website: http://www.virginworlds.com/podcast.php?show=17&ep=15
Subscribe via Itunes: Here

Quality Rating:


Reliability Rating:


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

Schedule: Weekly

Segments: Faction War News, Alliance News, Biggest Winners/Loosers, Rants, Interviews.

Website: www.titanweekly.com
Subscribe Via Itunes: Here

Quality Rating:


Reliability Rating:


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

Schedule: Weekly

Segments: Eve tribune Articles, Dev Blogs, Brief Rants.

Website: www.flyreckless.com
Subscribe via Itunes: N/A
Quality Rating:


Reliability Rating:


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

EVE Winter Expansion Codename : MIDAS

MMORPG.com recently sat down with EVE ONLINE Associate Producer Arend Stuhrmann and they talked about the Empyrean Age Expansion, Empyrean Age 1.1 and Empyrean Age 1.2. But that was all what you could have expected. BUT at about 4:19 into the video interview Arend drops the bomb, the EVE ONLINE Winter Expansion , Codenamed: MIDAS is quote "..All about Industry.."! This is something i personally have been waiting for, finally its industry's turn to "get the goodies" ( quote from Titan weekly EP#7 ). They didn't go into much detail on the winter expansion, and there was no mention of ambulation, so we can cross our fingers and hope that ambulation will be tossed in with MIDAS... Only the Gods over CCP know, and only time will tell.
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Here is the original Video Link.

Fly Safe! -Serious Sally

ENN's Eve Blog Network

Here is a List of known Eve Blogs, This is from now on, is going to be called the "Eve Blog Network". In order to be put on the list your blog must:

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.

Updates:
9/11/2008- Added  " Life in low sec" and " Inner Sanctum of Ninveah" 

August 25, 2008

Why Ambulation is going to make EVE huge!

ENN Has MOVED! please follow THIS LINK to go the correct page for this post. Titled: Why Ambulation is going to make EVE huge@

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Follow this link to be take to the new site home page...

August 24, 2008

Ogame - A fun Web Based Game




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

Cities of Refuge - New EVE Chronicle




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

Star Trek: Online Update...

Well, Last time i had heard anything about STO, it was dead in the water... and lets face it has there EVER been a Decent Star Trek Game? I sure can't think think of any, 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.


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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.

Nerfing Cycle...

Winterblink, fellow blogger, and operator of winterblink.com has posted a interesting blog on the Cycle of Nerfing , and how its a cycle that will never end. If you have time you should all head on over there and check it out.. Great blog mate!

Direct Link

August 23, 2008

Welcome to ENN!

This is the first of Many posts here on ENN, So i guess ill use this post to kind of tell you how this site will work and how i hope it makes your lives easier and more Fun!

Site Purpose:
Provide a place for EVE, and Other MMo Players to get all the news and updates regarding Eve Online and other MMOs.

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