Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Podcast Review - Week of Feb. 20-26

This is just a review of all the podcasts that came out this week. I will include my thoughts, corrections and suggestions into sections divided by podcast. I will update this several times throughout the week as new podcasts are released and I have a chance to listen to them.

@Broadcasts from the Ninveah 36
The first thing I'm going to say about this episode is that it was refreshing to see someone who has been playing so long that is excited by Incarna. I know I'm excited about it. The images they gave us in the devbog were really sweet. And I don't think CCP "only" has this to show for all the time they've been working on it. I think they have fun being very secretive and tantalizing us will mouth-watering morsels as they get closer to release day. He has a lot of good points on why Incarna is a good thing.

@Notalotofnews Newshour 38
New URL. Used above ^.
Speaking of Incarna and how it is going to "ruin" this space ship game, all I have to say is that it may be a spaceship game, but a Sci-Fi simulator is far better.

I do have a question for Erin. What do you mean by "chasing things down" in a Tengu? Heavy missiles have a range of over 100 km. A properly fit Tengu at all level 5 skills has a range of 126.6 km with tech1 missiles. And your targeting range is 81.25 km, and if you are shooting that far you only need one mod to extend it beyond 100 km. And besides max drone range is no more than 80 km unless you are flying Gallente. Trust me, when using a Tengu in a PVE situation, you don't really need drones.

The thing you need to know about wormholes is that, while you can make a lot of money there, it is a lot of work logistically. Jade will tell you.

Amamake is not a route to 0.0 but it is a bottleneck into a large section of lowsec. It is also enough of a hub that CCP seeds its market on Singularity. Also Auga is right next door to it so it is not surprising that it is up there with the most violent.

Thank you guys for the shout out. I really wasn't expecting it.

One thing you can do when you get can-flipped by someone who takes your ore and puts it in a can of their own is to go get your hauler, get on the opposite side of your can, align for the station, grab your ore, warp back. The only problem with this method is that now you are stuck with a 15 minute aggression timer, during which they are allowed to shoot you.

As for what you should outlaw in your frigate fight with Jayne. ECM does not include things like tracking disrupting or dampening. ECM is its own form of electronic warfare. Everything else, including webbing, scramming, nos, neut, etc. are all electronic warfare as well. Therefore, while I agree that in a one on one fight that ECM should be disallowed, the others should not.

@Lost in EVE 3-8
Hulkageddon! As I have stated before, I am a supporter of this event. The only problem I have with it is that it hinders my ability to conduct logistics from our hole, we have plenty of stuff to move out, but it's too risky right now.

I am looking forward to getting to hear a woman's voice on a regular basis. Y'all are married but I am not and I've got my fingers crossed that whoever she is will have a sexy voice. Not creepy sexy, but hot.

Congratulations on being referred to as the "Flagship podcast of EvE.

My opinion of the jumpbridge controversy is that they should stay. They are a wonderful example of how the players can shape the landscape around them. This is the same reason that I believe Hulkageddon is a wonderful thing. This is awesome. Also, titan bridges are not designed for this purpose. They are more for rapid tactical deployment in combat.

You were discussing a name for the CSM debates. I have a name for you. Lost in Translation. I was gonna suggest it for Lost in Conversation but I kept putting it off until it was too late. But I think it would go well with the CSM anyway. I think you should still include a wormhole status, I love that segment(I don't expect you to but it would be nice).

On the topic of macro miners, it needs to be understood that not all macroers are miners and not all of them are RMTers. Both botters and RMTers are problems, but they are not the same thing. Even if it is true that most RMTers use bots. And I have to disagree that wormholers have created more isk in the game. The truth is that the only way to bring isk into the game is through DED Bounties. AKA Killing Pirate rats. Anything else is just a changing of hands. I'll have to disagree with you that removing all the bots tomorrow would cause the market it crash. Prices may go up, but isn't that what everyone wants? I know Jade has been complaining about it, mineral prices in the gutter, and besides there is history to study. Unholy Rage, an event where CCP perma-banned some 6000 accounts for botting and RMT. The prices did fluctuate a bit, but nothing drastically. I talked to a friend of mine who was playing the game at that time. He told me that he didn't even notice. The only reason he even knew was that he read about it. And how it would effect the market and whether banning botters would be a problem for CCP or not is irrelevant. Botting is against the EULA, and that's all there is to it.

The shield tanking question is a problem. Even if you personally don't notice it. I use a booster as well, but I know that it should not happen. I have written up what I think is a balanced proposal on the Lost in Eve forums and in the Assembly Hall.

The idea of a "Battle of the Podcasters" is awesome. And I do believe my couch is safe. No one wanted it as it was but I like it. It's hideous, but it is really comfy.

@PodGoo 3
I found it very interesting that a lot of the concerns being expressed by so many EvE players were already addressed, years ago.

I will agree that killmails are an essential part of EvE. They are there for the reasons Ender mentions, mercenary resumes, roleplaying, etc. But they are also good just for bragging rights. How is you average eve pirate supposed to collect those delicious tears without proof to show that they did anything?

Last thing. If you are going to install SiSi, use this Singularity Installer.

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