My name is space

Posted in Uncategorized on September 26, 2014 by shaleelianne

name in space



Thanks for signing up to send your name to asteroid Bennu. NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission will be the first U.S. mission to return samples from an asteroid to Earth, and you’ll be there! Well, not you per se, but your name.

Traveling is better with company, so tell your friends! Tell your family! All they need to do is and fill in their information.

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WarZone Diaries (♫I ganked a thing and I liked it)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on March 28, 2014 by shaleelianne

In one of my last posts, I mentioned thinking about doing suicide gankings.


Here’s what happened. We were chatting on comms with a couple of ex corpies while they were mining in high sec. These other miners were in their belt, taking their ore (or whatever it is they mine), so we offered to come kill them. Sure, it was eleven jumps through scary highsec, but you make sacrifices for friends! Also, I joined in on a couple of other highsec ganks next door to our home system.

I feel like I’ve reached a new milestone in my piracy career.

Not that I ever really intended to be a pirate, but stuff happens. Living in low sec comes with a price. I can’t be bothered to buy security status and I sure as hell can’t be assed to go rat anymore. Those days are long, long over.

A part of me does feel bad for ganking. On one hand, it seems mean to just randomly go harass a miner. On the other, I don’t get to pick and choose when people harass me. Like when I’m doing a cyno. Or hauling all the things. It’s part of the game, and I have to pay attention, just like they should! (maybe I’m just trying to justify my naughty behavior!)

In other news. Biohazard has moved into our home system. At first I didn’t think it was going to work out. There were some Bio’s who didn’t have their overviews set up correctly etc, so there were a couple of diplomatic incidents, but now it seems pretty okay.

We’ve even flown together a couple of times. Good times were had all around!

For those not in the know, Biohazzard used to be Minmatar Militia. And then Gallente Militia. Now, they are Amarr Militia. (commitment issues)

When not playing EVE, I’ve been mucking around DayZ with a couple of corpies and friends. I love that game! Vonlin made a couple of videos about our adventures.

This one is hilarious. Vonlin and I were going to go rescue Tiger, who was trying to meet up with us. He had accidentally fallen off a mountain and broke his legs, so in the game all he can do is crawl. On our way, we had gotten ambushed, and made it through that. (which means Tiger had to wait even longer, defenseless and broken legged) We finally get there, and…well, just watch the video. (and I still have no idea why he wasn’t wearing pants)

The other video, we were at the airfield (a hotbed for pvp). I (hesitantly) saved the day in this one.

There should be more videos, but lately Vonlin is mucking around on Rust. I tried the game, for like 2 hours. It is another ‘alpha’ game. I didn’t much like it, but maybe I’ll give it a try again someday.

However! Almity convinced me to try 7 Days to Die. A few corpies and I have been playing it this past week, and so far, so good. It is a mix of Minecraft and The Walking Dead. It is crazy fun. You can tell it is created by men, though. The girl zombies all have their tits hanging out and the one girl avatar you can choose to play (it’s still in alpha) looks a bit slutty with her boobs on display with a tiny tee on that shows off her belly. REALLY? My character is running around in the snow fighting off zombies, give the poor girl a sweater already, gosh.


Posted in Uncategorized on February 22, 2014 by shaleelianne

Last night we had a very small fleet out mucking around in frigs, hoping to get a good little fight.  We chased someone who kept warping to celestials (guess he didn’t have any safes in system), and every time we’d warp we’d try to go in at various ranges.

Anyhow! That got me to thinking how much easier EVE would be if, on the side of the overview, there was just buttons with ranges on it, so I could just click the range I wanted to go, instead of scroll for it.

I Really Need A Magic Space Wand, CCP♥

Posted in Uncategorized on February 21, 2014 by shaleelianne

I was reading Kirith Kodachi’s, ‘Faction Warfare Wishlist‘ on EVE News 24, and it got me musing on my own wishlist. I had intended to write out a huge list of things, but I realized that I already have in the past. Many, many posts devoted to what I’d do with FW if CCP gave me a magic space wand.  I’ll highlight a few ideas here I’ve already posted with clickable links to the posts.

-Allow faction standings to be bought like you can buy sec status. -here-

-Ditch the Tier’ed system for a whole militia and make it for individuals. -here-

-Make plexing itself more interesting. -here-

-Get rid of plex leeching, ditch FW missions, allow pilots to take no sec hit inside a plex, and create a terrorist board. -here

-Get rid of forced ‘allies’ and create sectors. –here

-Allow corps to bribe stations for docking rights in enemy systems, add FW rats on stargates, and create militia NPC roaming fleets. -here-

And lastly, I’m adding this to my FW list:

Get rid of/change the militia channel.

From my experience, most people just blink it off. In theory, it is a good idea, but the fact that anyone can join militia, there’s so many spy alts that it makes the channel completely useless. I think it is misleading for new players who might join militia. “Oh, a whole channel of my allies!” Nope. It’s full of trolls, spies, and dumb.

What would be a better idea is just to have a corp channel for the NPC militia corps, if pilots just do not want to join a player corp.
If we must have a militia chat, then mute everyone in it, and have it have a huge MOTD with useful information in it. And perhaps, let militia corps pay X amount to have their corporation listed in the MOTD for recruitment purposes. Turn it into a true intel channel. Have automatic broadcasts where enemy plexes are being run, perhaps. On one hand, some might say that it’s a lazy way of getting intel. But on the other, it would keep the war-zone popping. It wouldn’t have to be specific, it could be something general like: ‘Arzad under attack’.

One of the biggest problems for the militias is the farmers who fly around in stabbed or unfit ships, run the complexes, and soak up LP for doing literally nothing except sitting there. They contribute nothing to their militias, yet are rewarded immensely. They find backwater systems that people aren’t paying attention to, because our war-zones are fairly large, it’s simply impossible to keep an eye on everything.

I think this one change could greatly benefit FW as a whole. It would help new players find a proper corp, cut down on ISK farmers, and encourage ton’s more movement across the war-zone. Also, it could improve the average FW player’s wallets by the simple fact that LP items would be worth more, instead of getting watered down by the farmers.


Not My Fault!

Posted in Uncategorized on February 20, 2014 by shaleelianne

Since my last blog post, our little DayZ group has picked up a few more players. The game isn’t as scary when you’re in a group. It’s almost like being in a fleet in EVE, in that everyone can take on a specific role. We have snipers, scouts, and salvagers. We roam, and we camp. And we are always fearful of being blobbed & ganked.

Daisha, who started playing night before last, kicked around with us some while we camped a place and killed a couple of players. The following day, he logged on by himself, and texted me while at work, “playing DayZ is fucking terrifying if you’re alone.” Lol

I’ve been musing on how your personality from one game applies to another. For some, the way you play EVE is comparable to the way you play DayZ. Almity, my old FC, takes up an ‘FC’ role on DayZ. He leads us around and gives orders. Daisha, a risk taker in EVE, runs around without fear in a #YOLO kind of way.

I, on the other hand, am much more aggressive in DayZ. Someone commented again on it last night, how I was much more brutal than on EVE, just because I wanted to try and capture someone with handcuffs and put a burlap sack over his head, drain his blood, take his supplies, then kill him. Not my fault I’d just found the burlap sack and wanted to try it out…lols.

Pro tip. Never try the handcuffs on your friend if you don’t have a key to unlock them. One can get stuck forever that way, and logging off doesn’t work, it just kills you. (thanks Almity)

Speaking of being killed by Almity, this is a funny story. So Almity, Tiger and I were skimming the treeline near the tracks when Tiger and I hear a gunshot whizzing right past us. That means a sniper is trying to gun you down, usually. We take off sprinting, but they get ahead of me and go into this fenced in area with a shed to take cover. They entered into the fenced area from the backside. I lost them for a minute, find the fence and follow it to the opposite end looking for the opening. Almity assumes I’ll be coming from the back like they did, but I run up to them on the opposite side. (Can you guess what happens next?) Almity assumes I’m the sniper and guns me down. Hahahaha.

I guess he’s more of a shoot now and ask questions later kind of guy, heh.

Since playing this new game, I’ve seriously been giving thought to how I can play EVE. When I first started EVE, I was thrown right into FW, so I’ve always been a pvper, but I had clear rules on whom I would and would not shoot. In the beginning, I was pretty ‘noble’ in that, I’d only shoot war targets. I’d figured that they joined militia for pvp, so why not. I’d never shoot a neutral.

until, a couple of years into the game. I started flying with more piratey kinds of pilots, ones that wanted to shoot anything that moved. My stance shifted to something like, ‘well, if they are in low sec in war ships, means they want to fight’.

Then, it slowly started creeping towards a piratey way of thinking, ‘not my fault that hauler/mining ship/whatever dumbed into low sec, they deserve to die, they know the risks coming here!’

But now, NOW, I’m thinking I could easily see myself doing highsec, suicide mining ganks! ( a couple of my corpies do this when there’s nothing else around to shoot) Now my thoughts are like, ‘EVE’s a dark game, oh well.’

So yeah. It’s funny to think how I have changed so drastically. At one point on EVE, I station camped a station camper to protect those who were trying to dock. Now, I’m the evil one doing the camping.

I hope that somewhere in the world; Lukka is proud.



Kill a reptile as a bird of paradise flies right up your ass?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on February 18, 2014 by shaleelianne

Last week my region was hit by a huge snowstorm, which is somewhat uncommon for where I live. Like any good gamer, I stocked up on supplies (chips & soda! lol) and bought a new game to overdose on while the South closed down for days.

Two of my corp-mates were already playing DayZ, and after watching some game-play on YouTube, I bought it off of Steam and convinced a couple of more people to try it out with me.

Though it is in early alpha still, it is so worth buying. If you love the dark brutality of EVE, you’ll love DayZ. It takes place during a zombie apocalypse, and you start out with nothing but a flashlight. The game forces you to survive, or die. You have to keep moving to find food, water, and weapons. Without them, you will starve to death or be slaughtered by zombies.

But the best part is the player killing. As it stands now, there are no chat boxes. Players have no name tags or any way to identify them, so when you run across someone; you don’t know if they are friendly or not.

Rarely are they friendly.

The first night we were all playing together, we came across our first player running to the same town we were headed to. He wasn’t geared up and was just starting out, or newly respawned. On comms, everyone was like ‘what should we do?’ and someone else suggested letting him live. My reply was simple, “Kill him now”. We were limited on supplies and whatever he would take would be one less thing for us. My friends couldn’t believe ‘sweet little Shalee’ could be so cold hearted, to which I responded, “Someone has to make the hard decisions!”

The game is that dark and intense. Remember your early pvp days in EVE, the jittery feeling in combat? Times that by a hundred and that is DayZ. You never know who is sneaking up behind you. You never know if a sniper has you in his crosshairs.

The first time I was player killed, I was on the top floor of a building clearing it. I was coming down the steps, and he was coming up. We both stopped and looked at one another, as if surprised the other was there. Over voice comms in the game (an awesome feature, you can talk to someone who is physically close to you), we both said ‘friendly!’ and then he started to ask me a question. Before he finished, he raised his gun and killed me.

Just like that.

Over my dead body, as the screen went black, I heard him say ‘Look, I’m sorry.”

That is DayZ. Kill, or be killed.

I didn’t rage log or yell, or expect him to do anything differently. That is the game. I laughed and started allllll over.

And, that brings me to my original point of this post.

EVE is a lot like DayZ, in that there is a dark brutality to it. You’re never really safe, and you never know who has you in their ‘crosshairs’.

However, some players forget that. They get lazy. They assume too much. They think that someone owes them a safe passage. They think they can do as they please with no repercussions, and when something bad does happen, they rage in the most hilarious of ways.

Let me explain.

My corporation is based out of Egghelende, and it is a low sec system. We often have randoms coming to the station for skill books. And for whatever reason, we have people ratting in our belts.

These people die. A lot.

We have pilots who do nothing but camp our undock and snipe anything that comes in. They are good at what they do. Like, super good.

I was talking to a couple of them the other night, and they mentioned the amount of hate mail they get because of it. I giggled because it amuses me to think about grown-ass men crying over losing a fake spaceship.

I don’t get the tears. I don’t understand why someone would expect not to be hunted in low sec. I don’t understand why someone would expect a pirate not to be a pirate.

I don’t get why they act as if EVE is a safe game. It’s not, and everyone knows it.

I asked my corpies to send me a couple of their mails so that I could share them with you!


From: Cerun Scolmgha
Sent: 2013.06.24 23:09


Re: fuuuuuuuck
From: M3PHIST0
Sent: 2013.06.24 23:10
To: Cerun Scolmgha,

Fill out our survey please, thx

Re: Re: fuuuuuuuck
From: Cerun Scolmgha
Sent: 2013.06.24 23:12

You and yours are trolly, sir. I thumb my nuts at thee.

Re: Re: Re: fuuuuuuuck
From: M3PHIST0
Sent: 2013.06.24 23:13
To: Cerun Scolmgha,

Just doing my job bud, come back and visit us again soon


From: Craig Bartlett
Sent: 2013.06.29 06:37

I landed in your base at Egghelende last night, I got up early to try to escape just now, and I did, just…

You may all be bastards but it’s fun!


From: Scarlett Cobon-Han
Sent: 2013.07.12 00:40

why dont you go to low sec and kill people u fucking jerk off, leave the people alone that are playing to have fun alone, oh that right you probably dont have the balls to do that cause then u will get pushed around.

From: M3PHIST0
Sent: 2013.07.12 00:43
To: Scarlett Cobon-Han,

Where the hell do you think you were jackass. welcome to low sec and eve. enjoy your stay
Fill out our survey for a chance at a free clone upgrade and raffle

Re: Re: thanks
From: Scarlett Cobon-Han
Sent: 2013.07.12 00:45

yeah asshole just passing through to buy something wasnt hanging out or running missions fucking jerk..people like you ruin the gaming experience for everyone.

Re: Re: Re: thanks
From: M3PHIST0
Sent: 2013.07.12 00:47
To: Scarlett Cobon-Han,

Did you read the warning the game gives you before jumping in to a low sec system. all part of the game, don’t like it, stay in high sec. Scrub

Re: Re: Re: Re: thanks
From: Scarlett Cobon-Han
Sent: 2013.07.12 00:48

ur pretty tough hiding at jump gates to get ur kills…pussy


fuck u
Sent: 2013.10.02 01:26



Holy fuck!!!! that was quick!!!!
From: Scifinoide Xenoscopic
Sent: 2014.02.03 17:18
To: FallenDream09,

I did not see that coming….
What did you hit me with the first time?
I couldn’t move…..???

Did you get bonus for my pod?


From: Im TheNOOB
Sent: 2013.07.31 06:57

хуйло ебаное

(I tried google translate but it came up with gibberish.  However, I’m sure it’s a really good burn!)


Kill Rights
From: Arimus Perfectus
Sent: 2013.11.17 06:04

Your kill right was used
Sent: 2013.11.14 07:53

M3PHIST0 has been killed using your kill right. The kill right you had on him has now been removed.

Hope we meet 1v1 next time pussy. But hey this works just fine too. Have a nice day and may the bird of paradise fly right up your ass!

Re: Kill Rights
From: M3PHIST0
Sent: 2013.11.17 07:12
To: Arimus Perfectus,

Oh, you were that srcub fail baiting in a belt with a rapier, I remember now.
Must have been really mad about that to be mailing me for this, your tears have fueled me for another day. Thanks for the laugh ❤

Re: Re: Kill Rights
From: Arimus Perfectus
Sent: 2013.11.17 07:15

Nope wasn’t mad and not now just saying what goes around comes around to those to skill less to solo kill anything, Just don’t be alone next time or better yet bring a crew. I didn’t get my medal for nothing!

Re: Re: Re: Kill Rights
From: M3PHIST0
Sent: 2013.11.17 09:27
To: Arimus Perfectus,

come on back and see us anytime, we offer free hugs.

Re: Re: Re: Re: Kill Rights
From: Arimus Perfectus
Sent: 2013.11.18 07:06

You just proved my point pussies and skill less players have to run in packs because they totally suck at a game they should delete all characters and play Lotro.


From: Lacomus Wright
Sent: 2014.02.14 07:37
To: M3PHIST0,Was there any point -_-. Wanker.
see you shortly
From: Mystic Elandria
Sent: 2014.01.26 22:29
To: FallenDream09,
Re: see you shortly
From: FallenDream09
Sent: 2014.01.26 22:35
To: Mystic Elandria,
Is this a threat?
Re: Re: see you shortly
From: Mystic Elandria
Sent: 2014.01.26 23:43
To: FallenDream09,
no a promise from PL see you around son and your allies
Re: Re: Re: see you shortly
From: FallenDream09
Sent: 2014.01.26 23:46
To: Mystic Elandria,
Odd, we’re on awkwardly good relations with PL…in fact, some of their members are in this corp. goodluck to you.
Re: Re: Re: Re: see you shortly
From: Mystic Elandria
Sent: 2014.01.26 23:54
To: FallenDream09,
sure but not the top brass
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: see you shortly
From: FallenDream09
Sent: 2014.01.26 23:55
To: Mystic Elandria,
They hold titans. so yea. the top lowsec brass is where we live. have fun
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: see you shortly
From: Mystic Elandria
Sent: 2014.01.26 23:56
To: FallenDream09,
look forward to popping you
I am in PL you fuck
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: see you shortly
From: FallenDream09
Sent: 2014.01.26 23:56
To: Mystic Elandria,l
which corp?
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: see you shortly
From: Mystic Elandria
Sent: 2014.01.26 23:59
To: FallenDream09,
think before you do stupid things
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: see you shortly
From: FallenDream09
Sent: 2014.01.26 23:59
To: Mystic Elandria,
Says the guy running missions in .4 and not watching dscan.

From: Andrei Arsten
Sent: 2014.02.08 05:47

хуесос ебаный нахуй питушня ебучая

(I google translated, lols: cocksucker fucking fuck fucking pitushnya)


From: Arheon Higaar
Sent: 2014.01.13 08:44

убью гада !

(Google translate says: kill a reptile!)

What is FW?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on January 27, 2014 by shaleelianne

Hello, hello! I thought I’d do a little Q&A post on the basics of Factional Warfare. Sounds pretty boring, I know, but, since the blog was listed as a featured fan-site, I’ve picked up a few readers who have absolutely no idea what FW really is.

It’s cute, really. I had one new reader convo me in game, asking about FW, and he thought that it was “just a bunch of people fighting in High Sec”.

High Sec!!! Most militia pilots cannot even go to high-sec due to being dirty evil pirates. (more on this later)
So, without further ado, questions I’ve been recently asked about FW:

Q: What is FW anyhow?

A: Basically, it is an ongoing war between the four game factions: Amarr, Caldari, Minmatar, and Gallente. It is a perpetual war that never ends.

The setup is supposed to be that Amarr and Caldari are allies, and Minmatar and Gallente are allies. There are two war-zones, the Amarr vs Minmatar, and the Caldari vs Gallente one.

The wiki page states: “A player belonging to an enlisted FW player corporation in the Gallente Federation can shoot any other player enlisted with Amarr or Caldari. However that player cannot shoot at a player enlisted in the Minmatar Republic.”

That is horribly misleading. Just because the game makes your militia allies to another militia does not mean that they are real blues. Yes, the game will automatically assign them as friendly, but that doesn’t make them friendly. The biggest problem with having fake allies is that you lose none of your own militia standings for shooting one another. So Amarr can shoot their allies, the Caldari, without losing Amarr standings. Etc, and so on.

If you are an Amarrian pilot and shoot another Amarrian pilot, you will lose a lot of standings, and eventually cause your corporation to get kicked from militia. If you are an Amarrian pilot and you shoot a Caldari pilot, everything is hunky-dory.

Q. Where does FW happen?

A: Pretty much everywhere. Once you join a militia, you gain a whole slew of enemies who can freely shoot you anywhere. At anytime. You’re never safe. NEVER. EVER.

Ok, going for the dramatic effect there, but it is true. You can’t just waddle around high-sec on autopilot in your big fancy blingy ships anymore because there are people who are deliberately looking for you. You can’t just go to the big trade hubs and not expect to get shot at, because eventually a war-target will be there, waiting for you.

So you’re safe no where, got it?! Good.

Mainly, the war takes place out in low sec. Amarr/Minmatar War Zone Map, Caldari/Gallente War Zone Map. This is where most of the fighting happens because this is where the FW missions are, and the FW plexes.

Side-note. On the wiki, they want to call the plexes “bunkers”, but no one who actually does FW will call them dungeons. Dungeons? This ain’t WoW, people.

Plexing is a big part of FW, because that is how you take control of systems. If you control the system, you can dock there. If you don’t, you’re screwed. Move along people. Other benefits of owning the system includes cheaper clone prices and some industrial stuff, like more slots? Or something carebearish. I don’t know. Probably no one else does either.

However, owning a system contributes to the overall total, which is divided into tiers. The higher your tier is for your militia, the more ISK you will make off of the plexes, missions, and killing your enemies.

Side-note. I really loathe the tier system, if you search my blog you’ll find a couple of rants on why I think it sucks. Pretty much it is a perpetual cash flow for whoever is ‘winning’.

Q: So winning is decided by what Tier a faction is in?

A: Eh, not so much, no. The thing is, not many people really care about who is winning. We are all winners. By this point, the majority of FW players have alts in various militias so they can soak up the rewards. You can make a lot of ISK in FW if you have the time and desire to do so.

Since most people cash in on alts, there isn’t a huge reason to claim systems otherwise. I think most corps and individual players choose their own goals and work towards that, for their own personal reasons. For instance, my corp doesn’t really care about system occupancy for the most part. We live on a fringe system in FW, so the whole docking thing isn’t an issue for us. I know a couple of other corps who do the same thing elsewhere in the war zone. They have picked a couple of systems they care about and will plex the heck out of the to keep them, but it is really for no real purpose other than ‘we want them’.

I mean, after you’ve seen a system flip fifteen or twenty times already, it loses its importance. Do I really want to stay logged on for another four hours to run those plexes…or do I want to watch Vampire Diaries instead?!

Also, another fun effect of having your militia being on the losing side usually means you’ll get a little more pvp because the ‘winning’ side is out there trying to soak up as much LP as they can. Its a strange and confusing pendelum we chase.

Q. Does FW fuck up your standings & sec status?

A. Ab-so-fucking-lutely. Sec status is a big kicker, because the war zone (which is in low sec) is often fraught with more neutrals than war targets at time. Those neuts will invade your plex, so of course you’re going to shoot them. How can you not defend your plex? It is how you make your money. So you shoot, kill, and lose security status. Rinse and repeat, and eventually you lose so much that you cannot even go into the militia’s capitol star system that you are defending!!! I fight for Amarr, but I cannot go to Amarr. lol

FW is really a mish-mash of pilots. Some are naughty little pirates that will shoot everything that moves that’s not blue, they don’t care if they go neg ten. In fact, they probably prefer being neg ten. However, there are some people who do care, and it really messes with their sec.

The good thing is that, you can purchase sec status by turning in tags to Concord, etc. That really is a brilliant thing for those who care. I once cared and tried to fix my status with them, but a week later I was already flashy again, so I’ve thrown in the towel. But I love the fact that there is an ‘easy fix’ for it, if I want to fix my status again.

Standings is a big deal for some people. I’ve heard countless times they would join militia but don’t want to destroy their standings. Or, a corp wants to join a certain militia but one or two dudes will have horrible standings with it, so they are unable.

Pretty much if you join one faction and do all the things you’re supposed to, your standings with the enemy faction are going to fall. Drastically so. Which means, even after you leave militia, you still can’t go to your old enemy space without getting shot.

If you want to fix those standings, I think you have to do a lot of missions. Personally, I loathe missions. I really think there should be some kind of option to buy standing. If you can buy sec status, why not buy faction standings? Make it cost as much as it does to fix security status. I think this one thing would encourage more people to join FW.

Q- So why join FW if it is so flawed?

A– Because it is still pretty awesome, despite all the things I’d change about it if I could.

*FW doesn’t require the commitment that Null sec does, I think.

*Also, a lower skilled pilot can do quite well in FW.

*It’s a good place to learn small gang pvp.

*You can fly solo or with others.

*You can make a lot of isk in an unfit ship (I do think it’s fucked up a hull of a ship can plex, but since it is in the mechanics, why not take advantage of it?).

*You can run FW missions if that is your thing for absurd amounts of LP.

*You get militia ranks, which are meaningless for the most part but sound cool. I’m a Divine Commodore, baby.

*It’s a good way to support your role play, if that is your thing. Ie, if your toon is an Amarr loyalist, what better way than to prove it by fighting for Amarr?

*The people are chill, for the most part. There is smack talk, of course, but it isn’t to the degree of what I think is elsewhere in the game. Your space enemies are still kinda your bros, too. It isn’t uncommon for enemy militia to call a quick truce to kill pirate fleets that roam into their war zones.

*The Dust connection. Currently in FW you can fit up special ammo that will allow you to bomb planets when Dust Bunnies in call in orbital support. You can’t imagine the giddy thrill you’ll get when you blow up people IN ANOTHER GAME. All those tears, baby.

Trolled by CCP

Posted in Uncategorized on December 18, 2013 by shaleelianne

Huzzah! My blog is a featured fansite! How exciting! I received an email about it the other day and quickly dismissed it as being a troll. Seriously. It was from a name I didn’t recognize, and when I get fansite emails it’s from this other guy, so I’m like, mmm, something is fishy here. Ignore.

I half thought it was The Grinch trying to steal Christmas again. If you aren’t familiar with that story, do click the link. It’s pretty much a classic tale of EVE. I thought maybe that guy was trolling me somehow. I’ve been a little antsy this holiday season wondering if he has finally moved on, or if he is plotting another dastardly thing. The paranoia is strong in EVE Online!

But apparently the email was real and I’m FEATURED (and oh so flattered!). I wish I would have had more time to prepare, I would have wrote a little more, spruced the blog up or something. Added more pictures maybe?

It almost reminds me of that time I said in corp chat, “I’ve never won a promo!” while we were all playing SOMERBlink. Instantly, I won two in a row. I write an article, “I’ll never be EVE famous” and a week later my blog is chosen for the featured fansite! Heh.  Trolled by CCP in a good way, yeah? (I’ve never won the lottery!!!! Putting that out there, you know, just in case! haha)

I feel like I should be taking this opportunity to write about some awesome FW battle or something, but really it’s been kind of quiet on our war-front lately. Of course I blame the holidays and end of semester for school, etc. We have a couple of corpies headed out of town right now, and some others who are just finishing up exams, or graduating (congrats to FallenDream!!!). This always happens at the end of the year so I’m not really stressing it or anything. We will be back in the swing of things after the New Years.

While things have been quiet, a few of us have been binging on Minecraft. We do this every five or six months. We will start a new map and obsessively build for a few weeks. It’s fun, and keeps the corp active doing something together, even if it’s not EVE. We even have our space freniemy, Susan Black, playing with us. Token Minmatar, lol.

I think it’s kind of funny, even when we play Minecraft we always incorporate some element of EVE into it. On our last server, Daisha made a huge Amarr sign and we had a bridge of brah (it’s a Fweddit thing). On this server, Ryven has built the Cerra Manor (an EVE rp thing for us) along with an Amarrian shuttle sitting on the landing pad beside the Manor. Lols, it’s awesome.

My other corpie, Raphael (you guys might know him, he writes for The Mittani), has been playing XCOM and doing some videos for it. He named the characters after people in our corp and has some of us doing the commentary for them. Do check them out here! (I’ll be doing the next commentary!!!)

I’d like to thank CCP for the feature, I’m just so, so appreciative, and thanks to all my new readers, you guys are awesome!

Shalee Lianne

ps.  This FW site is amazing.

7 Reasons I’ll Never Be EVE Famous

Posted in Uncategorized on December 11, 2013 by shaleelianne

Reasons I’ll never be EVE famous….

1. I’m not particularly good at EVE. Really, I’m not. Yes, I realize I’ve invested years into the game and by this point I should be able to really kick some ass, but the hard cold truth of the matter is...I suck. And really, I’m okay with that.

I have spent countless hours trying to learn all the things, I’ve been lectured about what goes on what ship and what can kill this and yada yada yada. But it’s just too much. My brain doesn’t want to absorb any of that technical stuff. And bless my corpies hearts, they try. They do. But there is just some fundamental part of me that refuses to learn some things. My eyes glaze over and I start to tune them out and I can’t help it!

Sure, I’m decent with some things. I do okay with Amarr ships, because of lasers. They are pretty simple. Long range, short range. And the green one. Got it. But when it comes to Minmatar ammo, I usually have a melt down if I have to choose on my own. I mean, really? There’s usually at least five options to choose from and I have to decide in combat based on what the other person is flying! And their ranges. Too much, no can do. If someone doesn’t tell me beforehand, I usually just end up firing away with whatever was already loaded. I know. I’m bad!

I’m so bad that when people link lol lossmails and everyone is having a great laugh over some noob/idiots fit, I usually have no idea what’s so funny. I do the fake laugh like, okay everyone else is laughing I probably should be too…

2. I’ll never be an FC, obviously. FCs know things. They know how to do things really well, leaders of men, etc. I can’t choose ammo lol, so I hardly think I can lead people into great glory! I marvel at Almity, one of the best FCs I’ve ever flown under. He knows exactly what to do at all times. He is confident and when I fly under him, I feel at ease. He isn’t going to welp the fleet for lols. He is mindful of so many things at once it truly amazes me. He is moving our fleet and keeping watch of the enemy fleet and organizing this and that. Meanwhile, I’m like, already forgetting what gate to warp to. Yeah.

Granted, I could possibly rally a fleet. I could get plenty of people to join it, but once it was all formed up, I’d be lost! lol My target calling would consist of ‘ok shoot that guy who is shooting me! Get him!’

3. I’m probably never going to leave FW. It’s home and I like it. I hear a lot ‘if you’ve never done anything else, then how do you really know?’ Well, I’ve heard enough stories to know that I wouldn’t ever make it in either High or Null. The ‘crafting’ side of EVE seems boring to me. I spend enough time on my alt moving stuff around for the corp to know that I couldn’t ever do that full time. Or anything else in High. I really love the thrill of PVP.

As for Null, honestly, Fweddit gives me enough of a taste to know that I couldn’t ever, ever survive in an alliance that big with that many kinds of personalities. I’d rather shove bamboo sticks underneath my fingernails than to have to listen to DurrHurrHurr types every single night. And the few times we get tidi in FW is enough for me. I can’t see how it could be fun trying to pvp in those big fights with everything in slow motion. Nor could I tolerate having to move around as much as they do. My Egghelende hangar is massive, I couldn’t imagine having to move all the things halfway across the universe to fight a new war.

So yeah, lots of ‘famous’ people come from Null and I will never live there!

4. Other ways people become famous is through blogging and forums. Sure, I have a blog, but I cannot write every single day like some people do. I’m in awe at some other bloggers who write massive amounts. They know things. And write about them. And previously stated, I know very little! It’s impressive how much people can write about EVE. I used to be in awe over Poe’s old blog. He’d write like, tons of stuff! And there are others who are really good at blogging. Me? Not so much.

And forums, ugh. I can’t do forums usually. There’s just so much of the forums, people write SO MUCH and I don’t have the time to keep up with it all. I marvel at others who can, but I cannot.

5. ‘Well, surely you can become a famous role player on EVE?’ you might say. Nope! Granted, I love rping on EVE. It is one of my favorite things to do (besides blowing up spaceships), but rping is a complicated thing. Role players are complicated people.

When I first started out, I’d rp my little heart out. I’d blog about it. A lot. But somewhere along the way one or two rpers completely and utterly trashed me in the RP community with nasty lies and it just became easier to withdraw from the community.

Sure, I still rp, but I don’t venture out that much. I rp with people I know. I don’t put myself out there like I used to because it isn’t much fun, knowing that many people have this preconceived idea about who I am.

6. ‘But you’re a girl!’ Sure. But if you haven’t noticed, not all females come to EVE for male attention. Yes, there are some who really play the guys online for all they’re worth. There are some girls who really need that attention and affirmation from internet men.

I’m not one of those. In fact, I’m pretty shy. Sorta, kinda, anyhow. If I know you of course I’ll talk your head off. But just straight up meeting people is a bit unnerving at times on the game because it is usually prefaced with ‘omg a gurl!’.

So yeah, I’m just not going to make videos chronicling my every little thought, nor am I going to take pics of my boobs and ass just to become e-famous (don’t think my guy would appreciate that anyhow lols).

7. The spy game, another way to become EVE famous. I’ve told this story before but in case you missed it the first time, here goes. I originally came to EVE because a friend of mine played it and he wanted me to come be a spy for his corporation. He linked something like this and I was intrigued. I had no idea what spying entailed really, only that I’d get to be a James Bond spy girl and it’d be all kinds of awesome. Also, I had thought it would be more roleplay spying.

However, when I made my account and got into the target corporation, I quickly realized that spying meant nothing more than lying out of character and tricking people. It had little to do with role play. I just couldn’t do it. So my spy-girl gig lasted all of two weeks. After the contract was up, I decided to stay in the corp I ‘infiltrated’ and ended up staying with them for over nine months. And after all these years, I still feel bad for spying!

So I’ll never be the next Istvaan Shogaatsu, Mintchip, or Chribba. I’ll never have hordes of people knowing I’m out there in their EVE, mucking around the space lanes blowing up Minmatar (or being blown up lol), but I’m okay with that.

Though I will never have space fame, I do have a great corporation to be extremely proud of. I have lots of truly wonderful friends that I would have never otherwise met unless I’d taken a chance on EVE. And though I’ll never be Spy Girl Extraordinaire, I’m very happy with where I am at in EVE….grunt # 53, you know, that girl who is almost not bad at pvp, if she could only choose the right ammo… 🙂

Making Content In FW

Posted in Uncategorized on December 3, 2013 by shaleelianne

EVE has always been a game of no direction. Other MMOs start you out in a safe zone and gently usher you through levels, giving you rewards, loot, and achievements along the way. There is clearly an ending and a beginning.

In EVE, you are never safe, and there’s never really anything to accomplish unless you find something worthwhile that you want to do. There are countless directions you could go.

My direction has always been Factional Warfare. It gives you a taste of other parts of the game. You can PVP or you can mission. You can play the market or simply blow shit up. Pretty much, you can be the biggest carebear in all of EVE or the dirtiest of pirates. You can be noble and only shoot wartargets, or you can shoot anything that moves. Want to be a spy? We got those too. In FW, you can experience a lot.

Though FW is based on the idea that Amarr & Caldari shoot at the Minmatar & Gallente, what do you do when you simply cannot find any of those designated wartargets to shoot at?

You find someone else to blow up, of course. You make your own content. You don’t sit around and wait for the game to tell you what to do or where to do it. And that is exactly what we’ve been doing these last few weeks.

It started with a civil war within the Amarr Militia. Though old news by now, you can read about how it started here.

Our motivation had little to do with drama. Sure, tempers flared, but in the end, we wardecced for content. We wanted more people to shoot and more good fights.

After a few weeks we dropped the war and moved on to find someone else to trade blows with. A couple of our guys set up a semi-arranged fight with Brave Newbies Inc in Aulbres, Placid, which is about 19 jumps from our home system. It sounds far away (for us FW folk anyhow) but it isn’t too bad of a journey in shuttles. We jumped our ships down and handed them out.

The rules of engagement were pretty simple: We’d bring t1 frigs, no more than 70 in fleet, and would fight on a planet of their choice.

Other than that, it was down to business as usual.

In Exile and Fweddit have done this a couple of times now and it has been awesome! The first night I ended up doing frig logi, and I’ve never had quite a rush as I did trying to help keep everyone alive. Frigates are so fragile, it was such a challenge, but boy did it get the adrenaline rushing. It was exhilarating! However, I did end up losing my pod after getting off the field. I bounced to a gate and lagged out with a white screen of death. I just sat there watching helplessly through a translucent white screen as my pod ever-so-slowly died. I shrugged it off though, that pod lasted over two years.

In last night’s fight I got to fly dps (read, I whined to Almity til I got out of doing logi lol). The first go around I was in a merlin and we were tasked with getting the griffins off the field, and oh-my-god they had a heap of them. In round two I X’ed up for Rina’s new ‘super secret’ tristan doctrine. They worked out amazingly!

Our logi did a super job keeping everyone alive, we didn’t lose too many. I would assume the highlight for the BNI would be them probing down our boosting loki in a safe.

Good times all around, I think.

A battle report for last nights fight.