Off-by-one
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 February 2016, 3:32 pm
9.8 billion isk worth of minerals and I'm off by ONE UNIT.


Space Oddity
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 February 2016, 4:06 pm
In an era where I can cross 100 lightyears in less than an hour, I sometimes need to remind myself that space travel used to be a much slower and deliberate event; one where astronauts subsisted on protein pills and put their helmet on whenever possible


Feedback on Jason Quixos' latest soloing post.
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 February 2016, 4:16 pm
Jason wrote a somewhat frustrated post on his excellent blog. I started to write a comment then realised a) that I had too much to say and b) that a lot of people are interested in soloing and might find it useful to read his and my posts.Some


Guest Post: Jinrai Tremaine and the search for Strontium Clathrates
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 February 2016, 4:34 pm
Sugar Kyle has very generously allowed me to borrow her podium in order to talk to you about a proposed change for the Citadel release that I think is going to have very serious long-term consequences for all of New Eden.Before I go into detail, a brief


Smuggler’s Gate by Saftsuze Via...
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 February 2016, 5:01 pm








Smuggler’s Gate by Saftsuze
Via Flickr:
“Found exclusively in 0.0 space, these pirate faction gates create a link between two systems in adjacent regions of New Eden. These gates are the sole direct link between the two distant regions and cover such a range in light years that it is impossible for capital ships to leap between the endpoint systems. Unlike standard regional gates, they bear a distinctly different model to the racially themed gates in either endpoint system.” - The Evelopedia




The Stream Team: A Neverwinter green owl giveaway
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 February 2016, 3:55 pm
Want another chance to secure a Neverwinter Green Owlbear Mount giveaway that we’ve been running all week? Here it is! MassivelyOP’s MJ has 10 more of these Xbox One exclusives to give away while she prowls around in game. This mount boosts movement speed by 80%, so if you’ve got a need for speed, join us at 4:00 p.m. for your chance to snag [...]


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Update on everything
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 February 2016, 2:07 pm
We finally got added to evebloggers, so I guess it's time to stop being inactive. Here's what I'm working on:1. "Get back into eve" project. I joined The Initiative, and they are actually pretty cool. Good fleets. Good FCs. Unfortunately, they only do


Leaderboard: Autorun in MMOs
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 February 2016, 2:00 pm
I recently gave Trion’s MMO-ARPG hybrid Devilian a try and was pleasantly surprised to see one particular Asian import included: autorun. Basically, you click on the autorun button next to a quest, and the game will pilot you to its destination. Whether you arrive alive or not is another story, as the game doesn’t mind running you through large mobs, so you [...]


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Massively OP’s guide to MMO podcasts
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 February 2016, 1:00 pm
Podcasts are certainly splendid means of feeding one’s MMO interests and keeping in touch with the news and community. It’s always great to hear others speaking with passion and interest about the same games that you play, and often times hosts will discuss angles and strategies that you’ve never considered before. Whether you listen to podcasts during a commute, while [...]


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Behind the scenes of Guild Wars 2’s monster squad
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 February 2016, 11:00 am
Maybe you don’t give a second thought to the mobs that you kill, but rest assured that there is a lot of thought and careful design that goes into each one. In a new Guild Wars 2 dev video, the creature team discusses the intricacies of animating and crafting the monsters that it made for Heart of Thorns. The team [...]


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The Stream Team: ARK’s grappling hooks and greenhouses
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 February 2016, 11:55 am
There’s never a shortage of new ARK: Survival Evolved stuff, so it can be hard to keep up sometimes! MassivelyOP’s MJ has fallen behind on experiencing some of the latest updates — namely, grappling hooks and greenhouses. Both sound useful, though only one is likely to get MJ into trouble. Join us live at 12:00 p.m. for a little building [...]


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Tell me about the rabbits
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 February 2016, 8:31 am
Scan a QR code like this to enable Google authenticatorOn Tuesday a new ability came to New Eden. By spending some Aurum (yes, remember that stuff) you can now purchase a skill extractor. This item can be used to extract half a million skill points from


Fast and Furious
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 February 2016, 8:35 am
Good morning dear readers, may both of you have a great weekend. I intent to after a week of RL-related weirdness. But before the recap, a quick screenshot of one of my recent outings.  Forgive me, but I am a sap for the “I was


No Eye for Business
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 February 2016, 8:56 am
In the process of trying to find a backwater C1 Wormhole for my alts to farm PI from I was unfortunate enough to bump into a chap called Doc Hofman today. He's asking a very reasonable 800m ISK for a C1 system with the right planet layout I need and the


WRUP: The costumer’s lament
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 February 2016, 10:00 am
With all of the antics that have gone on in my life over the last week alone, I somehow forgot that my random alliance crates in Star Wars: The Old Republic yielded exactly the chestpiece I wanted for my main. Her outfit is exactly where I want it to be, aside from possibly playing with colors over the next few [...]


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The Witness Review
Posted by A Green Mushroom [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 February 2016, 10:00 am

I have an un-popular opinion on The Witness.  I really didn't like it that much.

I keep seeing it be lauded with praise but I found the core of the game frustrating and boring at the same time.

You see, The Witness looks like it's going to be a gorgeous game of exploring a beautiful island.  And in a way it is.  And I love that part of the game... I wanted that to be the game.  Exploration is a huge motivator for me in the games I play.

But The Witness, at it's core, is a series of line puzzles.  They come in different shapes and varieties but the whole game is line puzzle after line puzzle after line puzzle.  I was bored of it so fast.

I honestly would have had more fun with the game if every puzzle were able to be solved by a simple left click.  That way I could have wandered the island to my heart's content.

I even held out hope to the very end that maybe the ending of the game would tie the story of the island together and give me some narrative payoff.  If it had I wouldn't be writing this review the way I am.  Instead, it was a letdown.  Even after getting both the normal ending and the secret ending.

In the end The Witness was just line puzzles for the sake of line puzzles and that's really sad for a player like me.  I feel like the 3D exploration could have been it's own game.  The line puzzles could have just been a mobile app or something instead.

I know people out there really love this one, but I don't.


The Daily Grind: How do you absorb lore in MMOs?
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 February 2016, 8:00 am
I have a troubled relationship with lore in MMOs. On one hand, I am a narrative junkie and deeply appreciate detailed and interesting game worlds that have thought-out histories and sagas. On the other hand, I often find myself bumbling about in-game, only getting snatches here and there of the overall picture and becoming frustrated at the piecemeal approach of [...]


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CSM Summit coming up
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 February 2016, 1:17 am
https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=6337778#post6337778It covers the second summit of CSM X.I wish to cover a few things from it.  (OK,  I seem incapable of few).Brain in a box : This has been a bigger project than many


Betawatch: Gigantic’s developer undergoes further layoffs (February 12th, 2016)
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 February 2016, 8:00 pm
This week has brought some pretty terrible news for fans of Gigantic, as developer Motiga has had to lay off a significant portion of the development staff due to a lack of funds. The studio claims that it’s aggressively negotiating for more capital, with the intent being to rehire those laid off, but only time will tell if this plan [...]


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City of Titans gives a sneak peek at four iconic heroes
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 February 2016, 9:00 pm
As a framework for City of Titan’s narrative, the team has created “The Twelve:” 12 NPC superheroes that exemplify each of the 12 positions on the alignment system. As alignment fluctuates from law-abiding to villainous and even weird, so too do each of the Twelve differs from the others. In a new dev diary, the team delivers a sneak peak at four [...]


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Rock the vote for your favorite game in the GDC awards
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 February 2016, 9:33 pm

Want to make your voice heard in this year's Game Developer's Choice Awards? How about doing the same for the Independent Game Festival's accolades? Boy howdy, you're covered in both cases. Once again, the GDCA and IGF are opening up the floor for audience votes ahead of the 30th annual Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco this year. Winners will be revealed on March 16th and the awards will stream on Twitch starting at 6:30 PM Pacific that day.

Source: GDC Awards




Hanging with my Gnomies: A first look at DDO’s newest race
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 February 2016, 6:00 pm
Small races in MMOs always have their die-hard supporters (as well as haters), so it’s not hard to imagine that there are those who can’t wait for Dungeons and Dragons Online to release the Gnome race already. The Gnomes, which are coming with Update 30, aren’t just a Halfling model with a half-inch difference in size. No, this race definitely [...]


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Worlds Adrift opens player alliance creation
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 February 2016, 7:00 pm
This week, Bossa Studios announced a new feature for Worlds Adrift: alliances. Designer Luke Williams explains that alliances are the game’s version of guilds. “Alliances are giving you the opportunity to really set up what you want to do as a group, whether that’s becoming a pirate band or setting up a trade network,” Williams tells watchers in the studio’s [...]


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Houston Texans Off-Season
Posted by Doc's MMO Journey [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 February 2016, 6:17 pm

We’re in that time of year when football fans start dreaming of how to make their teams better and how they’ll be in the Super Bowl next year.  That of course would be doubly sweet for the Texans since it would be a home game for them.  I actually think the Texans are pretty close … Continue reading Houston Texans Off-Season

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My futile attempts at solo PvP
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 February 2016, 3:12 pm
It was back on December 14th that I last had a bit of green on my killboard, yet since that date I have lost 3 pods, Thorax, Thrasher, Hurricane, Algos, Oracle, Comet and even the Secret Santa that I recieved from Niden, a lovely Dramiel.


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