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Those of you that follow my Twitter feed (although CrazyKinux and Jon from the Van Hemlock Podcast are the only two that I’m aware of), will know that over the past couple days, I’ve been thinking about buying a 60 day time card so I can get back into EVE Online again.

You may be thinking that this is rather out of the blue as I kind of dropped off the EVE ‘grid’ for a few months. Well, while walking with my girlfriend back to her place yesterday, she mentioned something about EVE which set me off on a 10 minute long talk about what made me quit last time (apart from not having the money). After I was finished, I mentioned that I wanted to get Heather to try it out before I quit but unfortunately I didn’t get to. Rather surprisingly, she said that she wanted to give it a go if it’d make me happy. After saying something along the lines of “Hell yes!”, we got back to her place and she started looking on Steam. Completely by chance, she found the EVE Online trial on there and asked whether it was worth her downloading it.

Now, as of right now, I’ve just bought my time card from the BattleClinic Deep Space Supply but as it’s my first time buying a time card, they need to do some routine verification which can take up to 24 hours. 😦
Until then though, I do believe you guys need to update me on the goings on in EVE over the last couple months.

P.S. I swear they used to do 30, 60, 90 ad 180 day time cards apart from just the 60 day one?

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Seems like there’s no “Pirate with mining and industrialist tendencies”. I wouldn’t quite call myself an industrialist with teeth but it’s close enough. 😉

Industrialist with teeth
Industrialist with teeth
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You enjoy Eve’s economic model and you find that the greatest challenge of the game lies in mastering the market. System security status is a matter of profit/no profit for you, and you always factor in the possibility/probability of PvP in your estimates. To you, Eve isn’t a PvP or a PvE game. It’s a simulation of capitalizm in its purest form, and a place where the savvy wins the day.
Thanks to Wilhelm2451 for pointing this out.
On a side note, I haven’t been able to play EVE lately which explains my lack of posts but I’ll try and get some time in EVE soon so I have something to write about.
Fly safe, boys and girls.
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Firstly, I want to apologise for not posting for almost two weeks. Those of you that follow me on Twitter will know that I’ve been extremely busy trying to get into a graphic design course at a college in my area (well, as much as a 40 minute bus ride away is my area). That, coupled with seeing my girlfriend every Wednesday and every weekend (not that I’m complaining, of course), means that I’ve had no time at all for EVE over the last week and a half. But now that I’ve been offered a place in the course, there’s no more rushing around so I’m nowhere near as busy anymore. And we all now what that means… more EVE play time!

So, onto my current EVE activities. After moving from Paye to Warouh (which was my new corporation’s HQ), we’ve moved yet again from Warouh to a new location that I’m not sure I’m able to disclose. I’ll have to check with my corp leaders as we were under instructions not to tell anyone where we moved to, I’m not even sure why. All I’m going to say is that going from an elegant, golden Amarr station, to a station that looks like brown box with tubes coming out of it is quite disappointing. Although, that said, it is a rather impressive box.

Apart from that nothing much has been going on. I haven’t yet had the chance to get the new EVE Online: Empyrean Age book, but I’m really tempted to get it. I should really finish World War Z first though, which by the way is a great book if you’re into zombies and the like. The problem with me and books is that I can only read one at a time, and I usually forget completely about the previous one.

It’s been a while since I’ve posted some EVE screenshots. I think I’m becoming (or have already become) a screenshot junkie. The first thing I thought when entering my new home system was, “My Myrmidon looks great in this system’s lighting!”

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It’s getting late. So time for me to get into my nice, comfy bed.
Fly safe, boys and girls.

It’s been a while since I’ve done a ‘month in review’ post, but since I’ve missed out on a lot of months to review, I thought I’d start again. So, onto the actual post.

Site View Count:

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Articulated Sky has had a bit of a sporadic view count over the last month. Ranging between a high (although not an all-time high) of 161 views and a low of 27. That said, I had an average view count of 40-50 per day. I didn’t think was much of an improvement on last month, but it seems that I was wrong as this month saw me achieve the second highest view count out of the 11 months this blog has been active with the highest being December 2007.

Patch Day:

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As expected, the big Empyrean Age release gave me quite a large increase in page views for a good few days, increasing my pageview to 161 views the first day, then decreasing by about 30-40 on average for a couple days until it got back to my average.
While it always means that I can’t play EVE, I love extended downtimes as it means that people will be searching for EVE Online blogs to satisfy their EVE addictions.

Rest of the month:

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Later on in the month, I had three medium to large spikes in amount of views but I can’t seem to spot what caused these. It’s possible that during these days there was a small un-scheduled downtime and people were trying to find out why, but I’m unsure.

Now onto my general statistics.

Statistics:

Top 10 Posts:

New EVE Ship Purchase: Myrmidon 151 views
Mass panic grips New Eden 123 views
PvP Setup, Guides, & Apps 113 views
EVE Tutorial Play-Through 67 views
EVE Online Graphics Creation 62 views
Singularity… Testing… Testing… – Empyrean Age 57 views
Minmatar Armada in Yulai?! 56 views
Drone Bandwidth & Looking For A Change in Scenery 52 views
Getting closer to war… 51 views
EVE Linkage 51 views

Top 5 Refferers:

Top 5 Search Terms:

  • eve tutorial
  • eve myrmidon
  • eve ships
  • buy eve ships
  • yulai

Top 5 Clicks:

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After only just under a week of being away from EVE, I’m back. And it’s all thanks to Jon from the VanHemlock podcast. While I was rocking out to some Rage Against the Machine on Guitar Hero III, a message popped up on Xbox Live from someone called Senyek (Jon) offering me a 100 day EVE time card. Of course I graciously accepted and input the code Jon sent afterwards. So, for the next 100 days (at the very least) you’ve got more EVE related posts to look forward to. As opposed to the very minimum amount I would have been posting after I cancelled my account.

In other MMO news, I’ve recently been getting urges to start playing World of Warcraft again after three or so years of having EVE as my only MMO. To somewhat stop my urges for the time being and see if I really wanted to play WoW again, I downloaded the trial version earlier today. And I’m happy to say, i found it incredibly boring. Although, there’s a small part of me that wants to play with my old character to see if it’s as boring with my old spells/items/etc. But unfortunately, I don’t have the money; and even if I did EVE would take priority.

I seem to be in a bit of an MMO frenzy. The moment I was forced to cancel my EVE subscription, I had slight urges to try a whole host of other MMO’s. Age of Conan, for example, I am quite interested in playing but unfortunately they don’t seem to have a trial available and I don’t really feel like forking out around £25 just to try out a game I may not like. I guess that only serves to highlight the need for MMO developers to make a trial version available. Although, that said, AoC is the only one I know of that doesn’t have the ability to make a trial account. Let me know if there are any more, I’m curious as to how many MMO’s don’t make trial versions available.

And finally, once again big thanks to Jon from the VanHemlock podcast for giving me the 100 day EVE time card.

So, that’s all for today. Wow I said MMO a lot, didn’t I? Fly safe, people.