Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Ack!!!

Sadly I was informed that I shall have to turn in my very comfy, F150 rental truck for an actual company truck.  The problem with the company trucks is they are completely no frills and fitted with black boxes that keep track of you all the time.  The rental that I have, I can drive 12 hours in and not get sore, it's has provisions for me to play audio books through my radio.  Who knows what the company truck will have, if anything.

A truly sad day indeed on the horizon.  *sniff*  I like my truck.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Thoughts on EVE Corps

You know, I've always found it partly amusing and annoying that virtually no other corp in EVE gets all the 'advice' and directives from people who are not in our corp and for the most part, haven't been.  EVE University doesn't go around telling other corps how they should be run.  And since we ARE just like any other corp in game and planning to stay that way, we're not part of CCP.  We run the Uni the way we think it should be, just as all the rest of the corps in EVE are run.  I will say this though, we have survived longer than they have as well, without splitting and breaking up, becoming two corps with a never ending civil war, or disbanding, so as a corp, I'd say we're doing pretty damn good.

One of the other laughable things about all the comments people make is that we're doing 'it' wrong.  Really.  If you feel so strongly about it, there's a few things you can do, start your own training corp or come give guest lectures.  You wanna come give a lecture or ten on small gang PVP?  We will happily let you, set up the schedule and provide voice for you.  It's easy to do.

As for PVP, there's a few things different about the Uni that most people don't realize, we can't force the students to do anything.  Yes, during wars we have restrictions and try to make the war as unpleasant as we can for our enemies, however, NOTHING prevents them from grabbing 2 other people and going hunting in peacetime OR wartime.  Our FC's can quietly get two or three buddies to hunt with or they can invite anyone wanting to go, which is what most do.  But we can't force them to do go out in small gangs at gunpoint.  The option is there and has been.

Maybe we should start telling all these other corps how they should be run, after all, turn about is fair play and if they can blab at us unendingly about how we should do things, we should do the same thing to them.


BTW Poetic, I haven't blocked you here.  You are not worth the effort.  Perhaps you don't realize this but we are quite unconcerned about what you do, think or have to say.  Frankly I'm a bit disappointed by your actions after I made the effort to prevent you from removed.   But since you like to bloviate about what we're doing all the time, I have a paraphrased quote, just for you "No. Be a nice pod pilot. Conform. Stay silent. Admit you are inadequate."

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Oh look, another war!

But unfortunately, I won't be able to oops this war like the last one.  But I am quite sure that our regular FC's and pilots will have little trouble with them.   The corp is Let Us Sleep, which I've never heard of.  It has about 14 members which means maybe 6 real people or less.  I just hope they come out to fight and not just flit around in Dramiels.

How can you tell a Dramiel Pilot is a coward?   He's in a Dramiel.

They remind me of the nano craze and are about as effective against our fleets.  Sure they can pick off a lone ship but they basically die the moment they try a real engagement.  Which is fine.  As everyone knows, I have no mercy for our war targets.  There's rumors that they like to ransom people.  So if they pay us 5 billion isk, we'll overlook the war dec.  Pay us 10 billion and we won't even set them -10.

Anyway, out on a new rig, which should be fun, especially now that the weather is cooling off finally.  It's also nice to be in A/C again, since my apartment lacks that feature. 

Friday, September 2, 2011

Oops.....so much for that war

Well, that war didn't last very long.

B4D W01F Retracts War Against Ivy League
From:  CONCORD
Sent: 2011.09.02 04:21

The war between B4D W01F and Ivy League is coming to an end. B4D W01F has retracted the war against Ivy League. The war will be declared as being over after approximately 24 hours.

It's kind of sad though, since the smack was rather light, and they actually came out to fight.  I was having fun.  But we did pound on them pretty hard today and they decided after that and Keld talking to them they'd rather retract.  Which is okay.  They hadn't quite realized what fighting the Uni is like but they came out and played, so props to them.  We get so few that do that, so I think I can cheerfully say that I'm sorry we won't get a full week.

Not that I would have gotten more anyway, less than an hour after the fleet was over, the phone rang and I got the call, so it's pack up the work truck and head back to North Dakota.  The fleet was alot of fun and everyone did a good job, I was quite pleased with how the fleet ran and how smoothly we were able to swap out SC's as they had to leave due to time.

For all those out there that don't like me and what not, I really don't care about you.  Nothing you can do, no lies you can spew and no sock puppets you can create will ever be able to bother me.  My enjoyment in EVE comes from seeing the Uni march to victory, proving that it's teamwork and discipline, as well as good leadership that wins the day.  I don't claim to be a leet pvper and I certainly don't claim to be the best FC out there.  But the fact that we win most of our wars and we give people the chance to FC and see for themselves if they can do it speaks for itself.  And -I- know and am proud of being the one that started that path.  My thanks to Morning Maniac for taking my ideas and dumping them back onto me, saying "Do it."  It's thanks to him that I found my niche and enjoyment in EVE that relies not on killboards or rankings, but hearing it in the voices of my corp mates and students when they discover how fun leadership and PVP can be.  Nothing could be sweeter.