Sunday Afternoon in YA0-XJ
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 October 2014, 5:22 pm
Apparently an AFK CFC titan was ejected from a POS and ended up 200+ km out of the shields.  There is speculation that this was because somebody changed the password, but details are uncertain at this point. Black Legion dropped on the titan and then we dropped on Black Legion.  They won the ISK war […]


Home from Camping in Insmother
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 October 2014, 1:00 pm
Somebody once opined that moon mining was a “risk-free” source of income.  The tower just sits there and harvests the moon goo and all you have to do is drive by in your hauler once in a while to pick it up.  Practically free money. I was reminded of that post as we roamed around […]


Results of the Summer Loremaster Project
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 October 2014, 2:00 pm
Back in June, with the summer hiatus of the instance group looming, I embarked on a project.  I was going to finish up quests in Azeroth in pursuit of the Loremaster achievement.  And I was going to attempt to do it with characters that were at the appropriate level for the zones being run. The […]


Rome – Ambushed
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 October 2014, 1:00 pm
I was late to the Roman slaughter on Friday night as the Reaver extraction operation from Insmother took longer than expected… which is pretty much how every op in EVE Online works.  What will happen if we deploy somewhere even further away? Anyway, I showed up to find matches in progress, with Mattman and Loghound […]


Wait, What? The Giants Win the World Series Again?
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 October 2014, 11:46 pm
Back in 2010, as the San Francisco Giants finished their first game in their first appearance in a World Series this decade, I wrote about what a long road it had been as a fan of the team for at least four decades.  There had been lots of good times, I saw many great players, […]


The Instance Group Mostly Finishes Off Pandaria
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 October 2014, 2:00 pm
Warlords of Draenor will be dropping in about two weeks, so it was clearly time for the long standing instance group to shake off the warm glow of summer and get back to work in Pandaria.  Last week it was just Skronk and I online on Saturday night.  We doubled that number this time around […]


Song of the South
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 31 October 2014, 12:32 am
Lots of big shiny things to shoot way down  in the southeast corner of New Eden.  Cue Jaws sound track… Of course, they aren’t all there anymore. I do not think I have ever been this far south on the map.  New space to see.


The Instance Group Mostly Finishes Off Pandaria
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 October 2014, 2:00 pm
Warlords of Draenor will be dropping in about two weeks, so it was clearly time for the long standing instance group to shake off the warm glow of summer and get back to work in Pandaria.  Last week it was just Skronk and I online on Saturday night.  We doubled that number this time around […]


Wait, What? The Giants Win the World Series Again?
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 October 2014, 11:46 pm
Back in 2010, as the San Francisco Giants finished their first game in their first appearance in a World Series this decade, I wrote about what a long road it had been as a fan of the team for at least four decades.  There had been lots of good times, I saw many great players, […]


Rome – Ambushed
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 October 2014, 1:00 pm
I was late to the Roman slaughter on Friday night as the Reaver extraction operation from Insmother took longer than expected… which is pretty much how every op in EVE Online works.  What will happen if we deploy somewhere even further away? Anyway, I showed up to find matches in progress, with Mattman and Loghound […]


Results of the Summer Loremaster Project
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 October 2014, 2:00 pm
Back in June, with the summer hiatus of the instance group looming, I embarked on a project.  I was going to finish up quests in Azeroth in pursuit of the Loremaster achievement.  And I was going to attempt to do it with characters that were at the appropriate level for the zones being run. The […]


Home from Camping in Insmother
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 October 2014, 1:00 pm
Somebody once opined that moon mining was a “risk-free” source of income.  The tower just sits there and harvests the moon goo and all you have to do is drive by in your hauler once in a while to pick it up.  Practically free money. I was reminded of that post as we roamed around […]


Sunday Afternoon in YA0-XJ
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 October 2014, 5:22 pm
Apparently an AFK CFC titan was ejected from a POS and ended up 200+ km out of the shields.  There is speculation that this was because somebody changed the password, but details are uncertain at this point. Black Legion dropped on the titan and then we dropped on Black Legion.  They won the ISK war […]


The Instance Group Resurgent in Azeroth… Sort Of… And Hallow’s End
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 October 2014, 1:00 pm
We decided to get our collective act together and get into the game so as to get used to the new realities of WoW 6.0. And we tried. However, due to authenticator problems, bronchitis, and a previous engagement, only Potshot and I ended up in game last Saturday night. Such is life. We decided that, […]


Notes from an Undisclosed Location in the Insmother Region
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 October 2014, 2:00 pm
The big, pre-Phoebe alliance update was posted yesterday addressing the new order in sovereign null sec.  Since the CFC is as riddled with spies as any other organization in New Eden, updates from The Mittani get posted directly over at The Mittani dot com, saving people the trouble of stealing/distributing them and generating some ad […]


Rome – City Assaults are Difficult
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 October 2014, 12:00 pm
We formed up again on Friday night for another round of Roman mayhem.  We had done a couple weeks of river crossing battles and it seemed like time to try something new.  I opted not to form the game up so somebody else could decide which skirmish scenario we were going to try.  Loghound was […]


Should Guilds Have Levels?
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 October 2014, 1:00 pm
According to Blizzard the answer to that question is no, guilds should not have levels. We got guild levels as part of the Cataclysm expansion, 25 of them, along with perks to go with those levels.  Those levels were not easy to acquire back then.  During Cataclysm our guild only managed to get to level […]


A Short and Bloody Visit to F7C-H0
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 October 2014, 1:00 pm
Well, it was a short visit for me. The highlight of weekend fleet ops up until Saturday evening had been flying around Black Rise to pop a couple of Black Legion faction battleships with DBRB.  I hadn’t been in one of his fleets in ages, and it was good to see that he hasn’t calmed […]


Tech 3 Destroyers and Other Tidbits from EVE Vegas Keynote
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 October 2014, 5:30 pm
EVE Vegas is running this weekend.  The one time player driven event that has turned into a CCP sponsored affair, complete with a keynote speech full of new treats. CCP Seagull kicked things off with a theme and overview of how CCP is looking at the upcoming changes.  The idea is that CCP wants to […]


The Birth of a Pipe Bombing Campaign
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 October 2014, 1:00 pm
When it comes to watching gaming related videos on YouTube, I must admit that I do not have much patience.  Small screen video, bad audio commentary, and a general inability to grab and hold the interest of any viewer not captivated by shiny colors and an overbearing sound track pushes me to reject just about […]


WoW 6.0 Drops Today – 30 Day Countdown to Draenor Begins
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 October 2014, 12:00 pm
At 1am this morning Blizzard was planning to take down all of its servers to start applying the big pre-Warlords of Draenor 6.0 patch.  I did not stay up to see if that went off exactly on time, but the big transition has begun, and Azeroth will be a slightly different place when we are […]


First Glance at WoW 6.0
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 October 2014, 1:00 pm
It was a happenin’ time in Stormwind last night.  The place was overrun with people… at least the bank was… enough to make you believe that World of Warcraft subscriptions are up 600K users from their second quarter dip down to 6.8 million. Actually, I have no doubt that the subscription numbers are up to […]


Planetary Annihilation Goes Round and Round
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 October 2014, 2:00 pm
The biggest mistake the devil ever made was agreeing to play God, one on one, on an eight player Total Annihilation map. -Commander Söze Origins In the beginning there was Total Annihilation. This was not the first RTS game I played, but it was the first of what I consider the three great games of […]


Planetary Annihilation Goes Round and Round
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 October 2014, 2:00 pm
The biggest mistake the devil ever made was agreeing to play God, one on one, on an eight player Total Annihilation map. -Commander Söze Origins In the beginning there was Total Annihilation. This was not the first RTS game I played, but it was the first of what I consider the three great games of […]


First Glance at WoW 6.0
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 October 2014, 1:00 pm
It was a happenin’ time in Stormwind last night.  The place was overrun with people… at least the bank was… enough to make you believe that World of Warcraft subscriptions are up 600K users from their second quarter dip down to 6.8 million. Actually, I have no doubt that the subscription numbers are up to […]


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