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Welcome to the continuing monthly EVE Blog Banters and our 54th edition! For more details about what the blog banters are visit the Blog Banter page.

Today’s topic comes Diaries of a Space Noob blog and other sources:

Quick post. I was listening to a song and a question occurred to me. Where are the EVE heroes? Against a dark background surely all we have are anti-heroes? A lot of mockery is aimed at any who attempt to be white knights. EVE is a dark place and yet pretty much all other MMO’s try to place the player in the role of some form of hero, boosting the ego and taking the player out of the humdrum 1 in 7 billion that is RL. Why have I fitted into EVE? Did I never want to be that? So I guess my question is:

I have been playing minecraft for several years and I have always had a way of mining that I thought was most efficient. I have had discussions with friends who think that creating new tunnels every two blocks is more efficient than creating them every three blocks. I decided to put some numbers to the test to see how efficient and effective my method was in reality.

Hawken is a free to play Mech FPS developed by Adhesive Games and published by Meteor entertainment.
If you’ve never heard of Adhesive Games, don’t fret, it’s because they haven’t developed anything else.

Menu

Upon first launching the game I have to say, the menu music blew me away. It is rare for me to notice the music in the menus, but in Hawken’s case it just drew me in something fierce.
Speaking of menu’s, Hawken has lots of options in the settings menu, more so than what you sometimes see in AAA-titles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwSdSLHi108

Mechs

Welcome to the continuing monthly EVE Blog Banters and our 53rd edition! For more details about what the blog banters are visit the Blog Banter page.

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Today’s topic comes from a tweet from @erlendur in a conversation he was having with a pilot about having multiple overview tabs open in separate windows:

So that is the topic this month: The Overview. Is it sufficient? If not how can it be improved? Is there some way to replace it? Does it give too much information, or not enough? Please be creative and specific as the overview currently is the heartbeat of the GUI.

One of the communities that I was a part of had a competition a few months back for its players to build anything they want in survival mode on the server. That means gathering all the materials and placing everything manually, no copy and pasting. Anything could be built and a winner would be chosen. I decided to build a large Heavy Electron Blaster Cannon from eve-online, it was about 65 blocks wide and 85 long, over 60 tall. Wool was used for most of the construction I did highlight some lines with a little obsidian and stone. Truth be told I would have preferred to use diamond blocks over light blue wool but I did not have the 200+ blocks needed to complete this project. Now the inside is hollow and because I am unaware of what actually is inside I just created a small pulsing circuit to “charge” the main gun. The most difficult part was matching the angles of the Electron Blaster in Eve-online on Minecraft which only uses square blocks. Here is the result:HEB-Front

When a friend asked me some time ago if I would be interested in writing for his gaming blog, I was intrigued. I am a writer, after all, and a gamer, and to bring those two together seemed like a great idea.

 Writing

So I started writing, and using his suggestion, I wrote about my favorite game, Team Fortress 2. A review and a guide for a seven-year-old game? Heck, why not?

 

Loadout is a free to play TPS or third person shooter that can be played against humans or bots. I don’t really like the idea of third person shooters but honestly it doesn’t seem to affect the game-play at all. For critics of pay-2-win don’t worry Loadout dodged that bullet. Loadout sells a few things, experience boosts, loadout slots, weapon slots, and cosmetic items. They do not sell any weapon or attachments so in order to get them the players have to play. As a player levels they are given so many free character and weapon loadouts so players do not have to purchase them.

I am not going to cover much of the events leading up to the giant fight at B-R5RB because there is going to be tons of information on what happened and right now everyone is still sorting it out. I want to do is say that I could not be more happy to have seen titans, carrier, dreadnaughts, and subcaps die in the biggest battle in eve online’s ten year history. I am also extremely glad that the  stockpiles of Titans are reduced at least for now.