Thursday, November 5, 2009

Lately......hmmmm

Let's see...got sick, got sick again, applying Grad schools, took the GRE, lots of out of game things like that.

In game...

We've got another faildec, wartargets that dec us and then pretty much pop up 2-3 times during the entire week.  All they do is play docking games for the most part.  Why do they even bother?  Also had a spot of fun leading a fleet to reinforce some Uni's elsewhere, though it turned out a bust, cause the targets all ran away.  That really seems to be the story of my eve life these past two years.  Silentbrick logs in, targets all run away.  Honestly, it's rather depressing to have that happen.  And no, I don't want to join a 0.0 alliance and get 'all the targets' I can shoot.  My game satisfaction is hinged on seeing noobs slaughtered griefers and older players who prey on them.

Besides, it's fun watching people learn to pew pew and FC.  Still, the Uni really has been a good home for me and while the drama llama rears it's head from time to time, it doesn't really bug me anymore.  The world doesn't end because a few students get upset or whine.  Call me old and jaded but I'm not going to change doing what I think best for the Uni without someone making valid and compelling reasons for it.

Anyway, started the long haul to get Amarr BS 5, means less worry about changing skills and besides, it's not like I'll even remember what skill is training without looking once a day anyway.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Let there be Rampage!

Back home, finally.  Decided to get things rolling again with a rampage since our Wartargets are refusing to fight beyond docking range and whining in local about us showing up with 30+ people.  Gee, if you didn't want to fight huge groups, don't dec alliances that have more than 150 times the people you do.  I really hope that soon after we get walking in stations, we get combat there too.  Then no one will ever dec  the Uni again. Not sure how many people are going to show up for the Rampage, looks pretty light, which means we won't be out long or find much since 20-30 people is no different than a usual war fleet.  Be interesting though.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Away for a bit

I'm going to be away for a bit, taking HAZWOPER training, so I will not be in game much really.  So I doubt there will be any updates this week.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Never Forgive, Never Forget, Never Excuse

8 years.  Today is the day.  The best thing that you can do today is remember.  Remember all of it, because the pain of it has to be remembered lest it be allowed again.  The other best thing you can do, no matter where you are, no matter what country you are a citizen of, thank those that defend your country.  And no, they can't all be SEALS, SAS, GSG-9 or the various special forces around the world but that doesn't matter, because they have all taken up the burden and responsibility to defend their homes and that makes them special, because they all do a job that has to be done.

You will never hear it on the news, but we know why there have been no successful attacks since that day.  Because our defenders have done their jobs well.  And though fame and glory should be theirs, if we cannot give them that, we can at least give them our thanks and our prayers.

List of things to read and watch, to ensure we do not forget.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

T2 Production

Talk about derailing your plans, the more I get into T2 production, the more of my skill training time it eats up.  Naturally I'm not going to say what sort of production I do, since I don't want any additional competition but now I have 2 accounts that this is eating training on.  This isn't a bad thing, as it takes me less time than running missions do and it's alot less boring.  I know I started off a miner and used to run missions alot, but that tends to be a bit boring for me.  Maybe I can work myself back into it.

It's kind of sad and amusing that my more focused alts equal my main Silentbrick in some combat areas.  Of course, they fall way short in all around capability.  It would be nice if CCP would let us 'combine' alts on an account and squish all the SP into one, then let us fix any overlap.  Of course, I still wouldn't be able to do that, since my 3 alts fulfill very different, specific positions.  POS Gunner/Packmule, Research assistant and production manager, wetworks girl.  Considering they're all in different corps does also cause a few issues.

Looking back, it's funny how frustrating it was to have so few skill points and yet so free of responsibilities.  My decisions didn't almost daily affect the game play of more than 1000 people.  There was no politics to deal with, only people I could shoot on sight, people I could shoot if they acted funny and people I wasn't supposed to shoot, and the fourth, secret category, people to run away from.  Sure it'd be nice to go back to that, but I suspect it wouldn't be fun for long.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Grrrrrr

People have been poking me lately about not updating this, and while I know I should have been, I was brought up to say if you can't say something nice, don't say anything. I've been rather irked with a number of people for a while, and at this point I'm just plain tired of it. So not posting keeps there from being additional drama.

So, what have I been up to?

First, once again, I've had to step forward as Team Captain for the Ivy League in the Alliance Tourney. I had tried to let someone else do it, but fate seems to enjoy stepping on me. We lost the first match, though I really feel if we'd faced anyone but COW and their 4 T2 battleships, we would have won. We had a good solid setup that I'm sure would have won any of the 3 matches we had from the last tourney. Oh well, secret plans for Match #2 are already in progress. Secret plans.

I've also been working on the ILN or Ivy League Navy. Some of you may know that we've implemented 3 battlegroups, based on playtime. The three BG's cover 3 overlapping time zones, so that it gives us more and better structure than we've had previously. I've also appointed Gibson Thunderbird as BG Coordinator, to hold the BG CO's feet to the fire as it were, and given him the rank of Rear Admiral. Yesterday I also posted two new standing orders for the battlegroups.

The first is that they conduct at least one patrol per week, during their timezone and keep a log of the patrols. Most commonly, they'll be facing pirates but it will also provide the newer players chances to learn fleet maneuvers on real operations. The second one makes the BG's responsible for fleet formation drills, to help get people used to queueing up for fleets properly and forming quickly.

Things to do....
Well, still working on my T2 production skills, so that I'll have isk. And I'm also in the process of rewriting our standard fleet formation procedures to go along with our consolidated war regulations. One thing about the Uni, there's always paperwork to do, no matter how much you try to hide from it.