TL;DR? I fucked up, I fixed it, I'm great :)
I've been playing EvE for some time on and off so I have no excuses for this, except for perhaps early onset of Alzheimer's. I'll explain in a minute, but some background info first;
CCP are trialing some new forums so I popped over there to take a look & came across this thread:
It made me laugh. Even the CCP Devs have posted rude words in it!
In fact its a good idea as at least thay can hopefully refine their filters based on what is said there before they come fully online.
As for my opinion on the new forums, I dont like them. I guess Im used to the old ones more, but I also find them a lot slower to load initially & each thread takes an age to open.
In the news today was a report from the UK's independant regulator and competitions authority known as "Ofcom" on the UK's broadband speeds.
It turns out that they have researched ISP's and broadband speeds over a number of households and providers packages and discovered what essentially most of us already knew; which is basically that the UK's providers are swindling bastards, and speeds are on average only half what they advertise.
With Hulkageddon going strong this week I've let EvE take a bit of a back seat in my leisure time, simply logging in long enough to update my training queue.
I could of course do missions, but my two top agents are Mining Division and Astrogation Division, so the majority of missions tend to mostly revolve around either transporting something in a hauler or mining something in a barge, both of which are Hulkageddon targets!
It also wouldnt be honest if I didnt say that I have downloaded a really great series of sci fi books to my Kindle which has also kept me engrossed.
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