Tans post below got me thinking today. I have always subscribed to EvE with my Visa card on a monthly basis as its a) simples, and b) I never know when I want to quit a game so never do a 6 or 12 month paid in advanced plan.
Valentines Day eh? What better way to tell someone you love them that by making them sit for 2 hours in a shop while you haggle with the salesman? None better I hear you chant :)
So we went into Reading town centre yesterday & arranged to change over our broadband, TV & phone to Virgin Media. They did loads of freebies/offers for us so we officially do the changeover on the 12th March.
Originally we went in with the following criteria which I determined from looking at their online shop:
L size TV package with sky movies, HD box downstairs and non HD box upstairs.
Honest I was really really hoping the crew of one of these ships was going to bail out. Alas I had to blow them all into little bits and pieces.
Im getting really annoyed with my broadband now. You may remember a post I made a week or so ago about British Telecom - my ISP - somehow cranking my speed down and the 3 day wait for it to return to normal? Well these past 2 days my router, a B.T provided home hub has kept dropping the broadband connection. Its dont the same thing in the past on occasion, but now it seems to be more prevailant.
Last night our corp & some alliance guys had a group mining op in lo-sec.
Amid shouts of "dont cross the streams - its bad to cross the streams" we plundered 3 belts in amazingly fast times thanks to bonuses provided by the Mining Foreman and other skills (notice the 22Km range on our mining lasers?). A fun time was had by all & special thanks to the alliance guys who ran scans for any unwanted turdburgers entering the system.
This morning I logged into eve over breakfast. I hadnt played last night due to tiredness despite knowing the alliances fondness for sending emails I was still surprised to see 6 of them in my inbox. It turns out however that one of them was an open email from my corporation head honcho. It went something like this:
Dear all, pull your weight or you should leave
Yes another Eve post. Do I care? Nope lol.
So today I decided to see if EvE would function on my work PC. Just before lunch I got it downloaded and I installed it during lunch. I managed to get a minute to try it and yup "its a goer".
So this afternoon I was naughty. I checked the box to launch it as a window and I can tab in and out of the game, hiding it behind other work related windows if anyone walks by. I went mining :) VERY naughty Chunder!!!
This weekend I was mulling over what to train for next. Its not necessarily the training time of the skills which is the pain, its more the lack of ISK. Fro example I could train for a Carrier in a few weeks but it would take a few months of dedicated playing to be able to afford one, and "there's the rub" as they say!
A Carrier would be nice though. I could get involved in more of the alliance PvP ops where they are a basic requirement (our alliance is currently involved with taking over another alliances system).
Yeah sorry about that. I'll tidy up in a minute.
Oh and I'll just get rid of this building too shall I?
I put this up as a bit of bonus material you might want to enjoy. Nathan Lowell's "Trader Tales" comes in a series of books in either paperback or audio versions.
I've been downloading and listening to Nathans books since the very first chapter of Quarter Share was available for free to legally download from Podiobooks.